When Windows 8 Consumer Preview dropped many started to ask why did Microsoft remove the start button. While this issue remained controversial and Microsoft reps refused to talk further on it when the Preview was release, the company has now confirmed the start button is gone.
Gone for good? Probably not. After the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 was released, users who opted for the Desktop mode of the operating system saw themselves on a Windows 7 but with no "start button", and so softwares started popping out in the web, software which would create a start button.
Although downloading softwares that can make drastic changes to your operating system is somewhat dangerous, Microsoft remains unbothered about public's reaction to their decision of removing the start button. Tami Reller, CFO of Microsoft's Windows division re-confirmed there will be no start button.
Reller said during an investors meeting over the weekend that Microsoft has absolutely no intentions in bringing back the "start button", whether the public like it or not. Reller was, at the meeting, addressing to concerns from investors regarding Windows 8 and the "start button" was one of them.