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How to access the Very Simplified Start Menu in Windows 8

Description: The article will show you how to access the very basic Start Menu found in Windows 8.

  1. Start on either the Modern User Interface or regular desktop in Windows 8.
    Blank Windows 8 Desktop
  2. Hold the Windows key down and press the "X" key (windows + X )
    Windows 8 Desktop with Simple Start Menu
    The text based menu that appears will provide quick access to many of the useful applets and features of windows.