Windows 8.1 ad brings Start back

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Microsoft's latest ad for Windows 8.1 reintroduces the Start button

RESTART THE START BUTTON. A new ad for Windows 8.1 features the return of the Start button. Screen shot from YouTube

MANILA, Philippines – For a number of Windows devotees, the disappearance of the Start Button on Windows 8 was like the loss of a stalwart computing companion.

Microsoft has been working to inform people that Windows 8.1, the free update to Windows 8, brings new features with it, along with the return of a trusty companion.

In a new ad from Microsoft, Windows 8.1 brings the return of the Start button as the starting point for the upgraded feature set of the operating system. It also discusses Windows 8.1’s customization features for the interface, as well as the ability to multitask on a Windows 8.1 computing system.

Windows 8.1 is scheduled to go live on October 18, though users can download a preview version from Microsoft. –

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.