Few months back I had written an article describing how to add a classic style start menu to Windows 8 desktop without any third party software tool. Here is a different way to add Metro style start menu to Windows 8 desktop without any third-party software. This method is very useful if you prefer not to install third party software, but still longing for a start button as well as start menu for your Windows 8.
First, create a new folder on your Windows 8 desktop (right click on the desktop and select New – Folder)
Open the folder, right click in the blank area and select New – Shortcut. Enter the below command in the text field.
Click “Next”, then give a name (for example, Start) to the shortcut and click Finish.
Now, right click on this shortcut icon, select Properties, and click the “Change Icon” button. Select a suitable icon (you can download a suitable start button ico file from the Internet) and click “Apply” to save the changes.
When you click this Start button, the Windows 8 Apps screen will appear as shown above.