Get the Start Menu Back

Get the Start Menu back

The Start menu is back and better than ever! Touch-friendly, pinned favorites, and integrated Metro features make using Windows 8 more efficient and far easier

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Skip the Start screen

Skip the Start screen

Not excited about being forced to use the new Windows 8 start screen (Metro) interface? RetroUI allows you to bypass this and immediately start the classic desktop at every login

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Eliminate the confusion of Windows 8

Eliminate the confusion of Windows 8

RetroUI allows you to see the Taskbar and Start button while the Windows 8 Start screen and when Apps are running. Users no longer need to rely on hidden Hotcorners and can simply click the taskbar or Start button to return to the classic desktop

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Run Windows Store apps in a window

Run Windows Store apps in a window

RetroUI’s Enforce™ technology resizes Windows Store apps so that the taskbar and start button are visible. Users can easily toggle apps between resizable and full-screen

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TabletView

Introducing TabletView

Easily organize your favorites. A single click allows you to open Documents, classic Windows software, Popular websites, Windows Store Apps, and more…

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Windows 8.1 compatible version now available

Thinix RetroUI® Pro is an easy to use software application that makes your Windows 8 based PC work and behave as if it were running Windows 7. It allows you to keep all of the benefits of Windows 8 and use Windows 8 Apps, but brings back the easy, intuitive design of Windows 7. Patent pending Enforce™ technology makes your taskbar visible whenever Apps and the Windows 8 Start screen is active, so users can simply click the taskbar to return to the classic desktop. This eliminates the need for hidden Hotcorners and the resulting confusion most people have when using Windows 8.

RetroUI is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Windows 8, and supports 33-languages.

Start Menu

RetroUI brings a familiar Windows 7 style Start Menu and Start Button to Windows 8. Modern, powerful features integrate with Windows 8 and make launching programs, Apps and websites simple.

Skip Metro

RetroUI allows you to easily skip the Windows 8 Start screen and automatically return to the classic desktop every time you login. Other advanced features allow you to block hotcorners and more.

Taskbar

Exclusive Enforce™ technology brings back the Taskbar – making Windows 8 really easy to use, and eliminating the need to use hidden HotCorners. Run Apps in resizable windows, and toggle them back to full-screen with a single key.

TabletView

Only RetroUI comes with TabletView™, an App launcher that lets you pin all your favorite Apps, Websites and links, sort them your way, and access them from the Taskbar with a click or touch.

RetroUI Pro is the #1 Utility to Restore the Windows 7 Interface in Windows 8 with an Overall 4.5/5 Review
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Bring back the Windows 7 user experience – Make Windows 8 easy!

Skip Metro

Skip Metro

Not excited about being forced to use the new Windows 8 start screen (Metro) interface? RetroUI allows you to bypass this and immediately start the classic desktop at every login

The Start Menu is Back

The Start Menu is Back!

Not only have we brought back the start menu, we've enhanced it! Now touch-friendly, it also includes the ability to pin apps as iconic buttons.

Run Metro UI and Metro Apps in a Window

Run Metro UI and Metro Apps in a Window

RetroUI now comes with RetroUI Enforce™ which allows you to run the Start screen and the Metro apps in a window on top of the classic desktop.

Introducing TabletView

Introducing TabletView

Bridge the gap between desktop and mobile: pin everything you need, sort it your way, and access it with the touch of a finger on the classic desktop. Including websites and the default Metro apps.

Easy to Use

Easy to Use

Users simply login and receive a classic Windows desktop. No special configuration is needed beyond the initial installation. Makes Windows 8 simple by bringing back the Start Button, Start Menu, and Taskbar.

Disable Hot Corners

Disable Hot Corners

You can now block the Hot Corners feature of the Windows 8 desktop, and still fully utilize Windows 8. This is a huge benefit to desktop and laptop PC users who are annoyed or confused by the Hot Corners in Windows 8.

Remote Desktop Support

Remote Desktop Support

Users connecting to their Windows 8 machine using RDP can use all the features of RetroUI.

Multi-Monitor Support

Multi-Monitor Support

Works on multi-monitor systems to eliminate the default use of the new Windows 8 Metro desktop on one of the monitors.

Software You Can Trust

Software You Can Trust

No spyware, ads, malware, or gimmicks. RetroUI is trusted and secure.

Immediate ROI with RetroUI

Immediate ROI with RetroUI

Allows your organization to migrate to Windows 8 faster, eliminating the headaches associated with Metro without retraining your staff.

Advanced Security

Advanced Security

RetroUI does all of the magic without changing the core security of Windows 8, and without requiring that the user have administrative rights.

Flexible Licensing

Flexible Licensing

RetroUI is reasonably priced for any situation, personal, corporate or education/non-profit use.