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StartIsBack++ is a small tool for Windows 10 that brings back the original, authentic Windows 7 start menu experience, enhanced with many new features as well.

StartIsBack++ restores the original Windows 7 start menu with all its features. Search, drag & drop, pinned and recently used applications, and fully customizable settings. Furthermore, StartIsBack++ goes directly to desktop every time without flashing start screen even for a millisecond.

StartIsBack is available in three editions, each one created specifically for Windows 8-10 versions:

  • StartIsBack – for Windows 8
  • StartIsBack+ – for Windows 8.1
  • StartIsBack++ – for Windows 10

Key Features:

  • Lightweight and secure
  • Restores original Windows 7 start menu
  • Consumes minimal amount of system resources
  • Fully native zero-privileges app
  • Show live badges for modern apps
  • Rich customization and configuration
  • Boot to desktop

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Last Update: February 16, 2024

Current Version: 2.9.20 / StartIsBack+ 1.7.6 / StartIsBack 2.1.2

License: Shareware

English, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, French, Danish, Greek, Italian, Turkish, Spanish, German, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Slovak, Finnish, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovenian, Bangla, Hungarian, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Indonesian, Arabic, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Latvian, Japanese, Romanian

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)

Developer: Stanislav Zinukhov


  • NEW: Jumplists replacement! StartIsBack now provides custom taskbar jumplists which are much more reliable and responsive.
  • StartIsBack taskbar jumplists are optional (Windows 10 v1607 or higher is required) and customizable with Windows 7/8/10 styles.
  • Also new custom jumplist can do some yours can’t.
  • Support for Windows 10 Fall Creators update
  • Minor improvements and bugfixes
Disclaimer: The direct download links we provided to you for this software are from the official author's website, therefore we can't guarantee safety, availability, or download speeds. We will look into all download options for your software: online installer, full offline installer (mostly exe or msi, and in rare cases - iso, or torrent), or portable edition (mostly zip, or rar). Moreover, we don't and we won't provide any pirated/illegal versions or tools. We recommend that you avoid using these methods as these methods can harm your device. If you like this software, buy it to support its developers.