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Start Menu X Pro 5.16 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Start Menu X Pro 5.16

Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 464 (59%) 329 (41%) 45 comments

Start Menu X Pro 5.16 was available as a giveaway on May 6, 2014!

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Quickly and effectively handle various data loss issues.

Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals. Power users know how inconvenient and time-consuming it is to launch programs from the system menu, so Start Menu X is the right solution!

Benefits of PRO version:

  • Single-click launch!
  • Assign a primary program to any folder and start it simply by clicking this folder.
  • Change the structure and add tabs.
  • Manage the Virtual Groups.
  • Sort files by name.

System Requirements:

Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP (x32/x64)

Publisher:

OrdinarySoft

Homepage:

http://www.startmenux.com/index.html

File Size:

13.6 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#45

@Richard, et al:
WOT started out as a great Idea... Problem is, the owners don't have enough time for the proper "oversight" !!!
I have seen MANY GREAT Sites rated VERY Poorly by them and (very often) nonsensical comments by people that don't appear to know what they're talking about !!!
It's too bad....

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Roy Jackson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

Thank you Gergn for responding to my question. I noticed on many occasions that you are always very helpful when asked for assistance.

Regarding Start Menu X: I installed it and I am loving it.

Thank you Gotd Team and Ordinary Soft for this giveaway.

Cheers,


I.M.

Reply   |   Comment by im  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#43

Been using an older version of this on our (un-themed) windows 2003 server for years. Great menu to replace the default one.

Very reliable and had no issues with it, would definitely recommend. Not sure its useful on later systems for example win 7 and win 8 (I prefer Iobits Start Menu 8 on Win 8) but for earlier O/Ss this is a great menuing system

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Re #36, I use the Disk-format of the portable, not de RAM-format. In my experience, the Disk-format is more stable. It does take up some more disk space.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#41

Just installed and see a big problem right away. My recently opened items list is gone. Anyone know how to get it back? No free technical support. Not good.

Reply   |   Comment by Me  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Multiple downloads, after clearing cache and other locations, I constantly get a corrupt file error. A major waste of time.

Reply   |   Comment by liafail  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Thank you, but I'll stick with free Classic Shell. Because for one thing, it and the stock Windows Start menu both have one click to start any program.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

Like the interface, only thing I do not like is the "pin to start menu" is gone like available in windows. I used that frequently. Maybe I am missing how to do it.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Classic Shell has been mentioned here as an alternative to Start Menu X Pro 5.16 and I can't see any reason to try any other start menu program.
Classic shell is free, open source, doesn't include any pretty pop up nag screens, never asks for personal data and never crashes.
Best of all, when you click on a folder it does not drop down to the bottom of the page in order to hide its contents. Brilliant!

Currently installed on my Windows 7 64 bit system with no issues.

Thanks for the offer GAOTD, but I'll give this one a miss.

Reply   |   Comment by David Bee  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#36

A huge request to Gergn, currently @#33
I used cameyo too, but the portable that it created doesn't work. Would you be so kind and tell me if there is a special trick to it?
Thank you in advance.

Regards,

I.M.

Reply   |   Comment by im  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#35

I'm using this product on a XPx32, Win 7x64, and Win 8.1x64. No problems so far. When my Win 7 HD failed I notified their support center and within 24 hours received my purchased serial number. Their phone number and address may not be listed ( I have not checked ). But I can say from experience their e-mail support service does respond.

Reply   |   Comment by slomem  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#34

Can't beat Classic Shell.
Sorry.
I am a Windows 7 user.

http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Classic-Shell-Screenshot-194993.html

Reply   |   Comment by Vincent  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

Re #20: I have made my own portable on a virtual XP using free Cameyo software. The portable runs fine on my real W8.1 64 laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#32

WOT = Waste Of Time

http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/Start-Menu-Reviver-Review-440382.shtml

^_^

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni Mr FREE  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#31

Classic Shell is open-source freeware,
and can boot Win 8.x straight into desktop..
Check here:

http://www.classicshell.net/

Reply   |   Comment by Roskis  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#30

"Failed to Launch Program"

Win 7 x64. I tried 5-6 times will not go. Oh Well.

#22 above is correct.

Reply   |   Comment by Scotty  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

Have used earlier version of StartMenuX, it´s a good one!
I'm not gonna try this "Reviversoft" stuff people mention, it's just that ugly win8 kind of blocky layout. Looking forward to update my StartmenuX instead.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#28

#10: “A company without name and address. This is not permitted in the USA nor the EU."

WRONG! In the USA, you do NOT have to provide such info, except in email advertising. You do not know what you are talking about. "Criminal act?" Please! Go away with such nonsense.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#27

I had some issues with this the giveaway previously, so I uninstalled it. Now, maybe it was a coincidence, maybe it was user error, but once I uninstalled I lost all of my start menu shortcuts, all of my task bar shortcuts, and I could no longer open folders. Had to use FolderFix and reenter all my shortcuts.

Of course, YMMV. But that's what happened to me.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#26

I have used this before on a Win7 64bit computer & loved it - When I got my Win8.1 64bit notebook I was hoping this would come up again - Fantastic! I have only one suggestion - I liked when I could set 'folders' first & then alphabetize them all together (with the folders REMAINING) first. But, in this edition 5.16 if you do the folders first & then try to alphabetize - it goes back into a mixed bag of folders and programs. That would be nice to change - sometimes the old ways have something to teach us - thkx GOTD & Start Menu X

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#25

"Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals. Power users know how inconvenient and time-consuming it is to launch programs from the system menu, so Start Menu X is the right solution!"

HOGWASH! I am a professional - I make my living as a computer programmer, and have for 20+ years - and I'm certainly a power user. I do NOT use or recommend this garbage. The windows start menu is just fine, especially windows 7 and up, but even with XP, I would not recommend this! No, instead I say that "Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for those that like to muck with their system and don't realize the power of the current start button."

In Windows, without this software installed, try right clicking the start button and choosing Properties from the menu. Then go to the "Start Menu" tab - a few options there to check out. Once you have, click the "Customize" button. A TON of options in there to check out. It's always a good idea to look and see what your current software can do, before assuming you need something else...

Reply   |   Comment by Thom Porter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#24

Number 10 comment, here is your answer:

"Metro Style" applications. These are the modern, immersive applications that are going to get front-and-center billing. ("Metro" is the name of the design language that Microsoft pioneered with Windows Phone 7.) Developers writing Metro Style apps can code them in C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, HTML5/JavaScript and/or using XAML.

Try a different search engine, google sux, I use DuckDuckGo.com. What comes up is more relevant to your search and you don't get all that junk.

Reply   |   Comment by LadyLei  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#23

Much better than Metro. I prefer Classic Start Menu.

1) Classic Start Menu is like the old start menu.
2) Run, restart/shutdown, and such are where the belong.
3) Many more options. Even more than the old start menu.
4) It's free.

Reply   |   Comment by redwdc  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#22

"The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program". I'm running Win 7/ 64 bit. This is the second time in a month a GOTD file would not install. Any help here guys?

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce H  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

Good but memory consuming program. Just check by yourself and Win 7 start menu aslo Win Vista has better management of programs than this one. Also freeware alternatives are also available which looks similar to Win 7 start menu feature. This program is way too behing than others and also pricy.

Reply   |   Comment by xpktv2000  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#20

Anyone know where to find the portable version mentioned here?
http://www.startmenux.com/help/Start%20Menu%20X%20How%20it%20works.html
The portable version of the program stores all of its settings in files located in the program folder.

Reply   |   Comment by ceto  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#19

I can't find the registration link/area, I went to the link from the download instructions but found nothing, I turned off all pop up blockers etc. Can any one advise on this. Both files are in the same folder, Software is working but not registered.

Reply   |   Comment by Gentry  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#18

#7, Giovanni, Reviversoft.com has a very poor Web of Trust rating. A concern.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I like this. Best for my Windows 8. I am not certain, but how do I register this product? What did I miss when I installed this? Can someone help me with this? Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Harry Wittmer  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

Giovanni, WOT gives http://www.reviversoft.com/start-menu-reviver a poor rating. If anyone goes to this site enter at your own risk.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#15

Thank you GAOTD for the updated StartMenu X application. Have used it in the past and love it. Works a little better than IObit's StartMenu8.

@DoktorThomas: The company is "Ordinarysoft" and they are easily located (don't need google to figure that out). Also..."Metro Features" are also easy to figure out (without the need for google), but if you need to know - look up Windows 8 Metro Desktop.

Reply   |   Comment by Fasstdak  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#14

Well I liked it so much two weeks ago I spent $20 for the PRO version and I am in love with it.

Here it is for FREE... great. Not really complaining, just sayin' - my luck in life.

The part I like is when I cut my Win7-32 laptop off at night I enjoy having all the OFF choices displayed in large type to choose from for these old 70 year old eyes.

My advice? Get it today for FREE. This is a real keeper, my friends.

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#13

Is there a reason to abandon Classic Shell for this? Any opinion?

Reply   |   Comment by Karel D.  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I got this last time, and I LOVE it!!

Reply   |   Comment by gelatojo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I bought a Windows 8.1 PC over the holidays. I searched for start menus, and settled on Start Menu X PRO. I highly recommend it.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

"A company without name and address."

This is not permitted in the USA nor the EU. An immediate violation for sites providing products and/or services. It is unclear whether promoting violating sites is a viable criminal act. Under the USSA [sic] fed.gov most things are.

@Mr Free: What are "Metro Features"? Even dreaded Google doesn't know.

Reply   |   Comment by DoktorThomas™  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-51)
#9

Oh - what a shame! The last time this was offered, a few months ago, I put it on our new (used) Win 7 Pro 64-bit office machine and it's been very good - certainly better than the native Start. (That was the first time I ever saw an OS past XP, and Win 7's native Start made me want to throw the machine out the window.)

I'm going to convert our home PC from XP to Win 7 this weekend, and then it will be too late to add this offer!

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)
#8

For whatever reason it reomved Mozilla from the Start page and would not allow me to add it either? Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew Peters  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#7

Already given away several times in the past, I always found this tool very handy and comprehensive.

Best feature is its ability to customize the menu adding any folder, file, program.

You can also create so called “virtual groups” to include or exclude programs for each group of your choice (e.g. system, graphics, games, movies etc..) and even edit the existing ones, as well as insert the Start button in Windows 8.

THUMBS UP!

However, after trying this magic FREE GEM, I'm no longer sure that this GAOTD is best system menu replacement out there:

http://www.reviversoft.com/start-menu-reviver

How about you, folks?

See also:
http://www.handystartmenu.com/handy_start_menu_overview.php
https://code.google.com/p/power8 (==> Can block Metro Features)
http://www.iobit.com/iobitstartmenu8.php (==> Windows 8 users only)

Enjoy !! ^_^

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni Mr FREE  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+110)
#6

Used this few weeks. Eats up memory ram and slows start up.

Reply   |   Comment by nicu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#5

This start menu has been around for some years, and I have allways been very happy with the freeware version. When Win8 "entered" a new pc, I bought, the first thing, I had to do : Install Classic Shell end Start Menu X. Btw very generous to offer a freebie.......off course with some limitations. Today¨s offer is the real thing (no limitations). Thank you very much to the developer OrdinarySoft an the team behind GOTD. Greets from Denmark.

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#4

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit system. The program is preregistered to GAOTD.

A company without name and address.

If you want the "old" startmenue back on Win 8 and above, this is a good solution. There is not much difference between the free and the paid version, it is mainly the 1-klick option : The PRO version allows you to assign a primary program to any folder and start it simply by clicking this folder.

This is done without problems, easy to handle. The company claims to have seven years of experience in alternate menu solutions. A quick search showed Start Menu X 4.53 in July 2010 and the previous "Vista Start Menu" in 2007. So they should have enough experience in this field. A good program, does what it claims.

Uninstalled via reboot, I'll keep my classic start menu 4.1.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)
#3

Nice program, used it in the past too. Absolutely liked it. Still on Win XP works fine. Bette than Win XP start menu. Good management of programs under single All program option within a single box which in case of Win XP not possible

Reply   |   Comment by Victor Viceor  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#2

First off--thanks for the updated menu x. i recently made the move to windows 8.1 and the one thing i missed from win 7 was the classic(ish) start menu.

Secondly, windows 8 users... if your taskbar disappears after installing and first run, DON'T PANIC...although it doesn't say to, you should restart your computer. My taskbar autohides, and it wouldn't come up until I rebooted. Now it works perfectly.

Reply   |   Comment by JackS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+60)
#1

Advantages of Start Menu X:

1). It provides you a unique and interactive interface for your start menu.
2). The power control option is also smooth. You will like the way all the power options are listed.
3). You can create a virtual bundle/ virtual group easily. It helps you manage your PC easily.
4). Start Menu X provides you with 6 skins for start menu and it supports almost all major languages.

Disadvantages of Start Menu X:

1). If you change the start menu button, it might create problem.
2). Sometimes it hides and you have to click on the program to go to the start menu.
3). You will face problems with managing the links.


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Reply   |   Comment by Naveen Thakur  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+81)
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