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IDC research finds that people still can’t get over the missing Start Button in Windows 8

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It has been over four months since the release of Windows 8 and people are having a hard time getting over the missing Start Button in Windows 8, at least according to research from IDC. While Microsoft may have removed the Start Button/Menu for a more modern Start Screen, people seem to still “miss” the Start Button.

“There were certain decisions that Microsoft made that were in retrospect flawed. Notably not allowing people to boot into desktop mode and taking away the start button. Those two things have come up consistently. We’ve done some research and people miss that. And there are a lot of people that as soon as they boot into Windows 8, they go to desktop mode and do most their work there and occasionally back to Metro. But the point being they’re much more comfortable with desktop mode,” IDC research analyst Bob O’Donnell stated in an interview with CNET.

O’Donnell believes that sales of Windows 8 have been “horribly stalled” thanks to the Start Button being removed, as well as lack of option to boot directly to the desktop. While there may be third party software out there to bring these features back, IDC researcher O’Donnell believes these features should be put back by Microsoft. Do you agree?

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