I know many of you have experienced the frustration of not having a start menu with Windows 8 and Windows 2012.
This is especially a pain in an RDP session because you have to find that one pixel to click on to bring up the start menu. I found this easy to use shortcut that gives you a quick link to the Windows 2012 or Win 8 start menu.
- Simply create a shortcut and point it to the following path.
- Set a pretty icon from imageres.dll, and then pin this to the taskbar. BAM! Instant Start button.
There are also applications like Start8 by StartDock ($5 program) or Windows 8 Start menu that you can download from www.ninite.com that you may want to look at too.
This only takes a couple of minutes to put together and makes all the difference when working with these operating systems