No, this isn’t some sort of April fools, that day has passed us over and Microsoft is officially bringing back the start menu. Perhaps one of the most controversial elements of Windows 8 was the addition of a full page tile screen aka Metro, which replaced the start menu from Vista and Windows 7. For some users this wasn’t a big deal, but a lot of others were quite outraged. In fact, there was such a demand for the start menu to return, individuals paid money for thirdparty software such as Stardock’s popular Start8 program.
So when can we expect the start menu to return? According, to Microsoft at the BUILD Developers Conference in California, it will return sometime later this year. So, that means Windows “Update 1″, which is expected on April 8th, will not include the start menu.