Rejoice! The Start menu is coming back to Windows | PCWorld
The Start menu will be coming to Windows 8.1 in a forthcoming update whose release date as of yet is unannounced. In addition to traditional features, this new version of the Start menu will also include live tiles as you see on the ‘Metro’ start screen.
Also, another cool feature included with this update is the ability to run the newer Metro apps in windows on the traditional desktop screen. This is another step forward in making the new Windows 8 apps and features accessible to you in a classic Windows desktop environment.