Microsoft | Sofware | How to Disable or Hide Start Button In Windows 8.1 | PC users who hoped that Microsoft will restore the Start menu in Windows 8.1 updates are in for a surprise because last week Microsoft officially released Windows 8.1 and confirmed the return of only the Start button on the Windows 8.1 update.
Start button on the Windows 8.1 helps you to quickly switch between the desktop computer and the Start screen.
Many PC users have been using Windows 8 for a long time before upgrading to Windows 8.1 is used for Windows 8-style taskbar (taskbar without the Start button) and they are now not really happy with the Start button does not open the Start menu.
Small percentage of users who have upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 now looking for a way to hide or disable the Start button in Windows 8.1. Unfortunately, as of now, there is no software that is designed to disable or hide the Start button in Windows 8.1.
Of course, there are many free programs out there to hide the Start button or orb in Vista and Windows 7, but the utility is not compatible with Windows 8.1. Fortunately, we can hide or disable the Start button on the Windows 8.1 with a combination of the two software.
Complete the instructions given below to disable or hide the Start button on the Windows 8.1:
Step 1: Download the latest beta version of Start8 Stardock software. Although Start8 is a paid software ($ 4.99), you can try it for 30-days without any problems. Note that we try to use some free Start menu program designed for Windows 8, but the end result is not good. So we use Start8 in this guide. You are free to experiment with other programs the Start menu.
Step 2: Run the installer, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. You should now see the Start menu when you click on the Start button.
Step 3: Next, StartKiller tool download from here and install it.
Step 4: To hide the Start button, run the StartKiller. That's it! Taskbar is now free from the Start button.
As you may have noticed, with the default settings, when you click on the lower left corner of the screen, Windows 8.1 when opening the Start menu Start8 it. If you do not need the Start menu, open Start8 settings, switch to the Control tab, under "What should happen when you are in the Desktop", select the Start button and menu showing Windows 8 showed Windows 8 Windows key to open the Start menu screen when you do the left click on the bottom left corner and also when you press the Windows logo key on the keyboard. That's it!
We also recommend that you configure the Start Killer to load with Windows so you do not need to manually run the program every time you restart your PC.