Spencer 1.10

Spencer::Windows XP Style Start Menu for Windows 8

Spencer provides users with the familiar Start Menu of Windows XP, while still being completely compatible with the latest Windows flavors.

The application is entirely portable and does not require any installation, so no entries will be added to Windows Registry. Furthermore, users can copy its executable to a folder of their liking, then pin it to the taskbar and run it smoothly.

Since it is simply a pinned app, Spencer does not interfere with the Start menu included within Windows 8.1, as they can function alongside without any issues.

Spencer basically provides users with access to some common areas of Windows such as Accessories, so one can easily launch the Calculator, Notepad, the Snipping Tool, Sticky Notes, WordPad, XPS Viewer.

The Administrative Tools are also within reach, as users can access the Event Viewer, The Defragmenter, iSCSI Initiator, Services, Resource Monitor, System Information or the Task Scheduler.

Due to Spencer, one can also launch the Control Panel and the Command Prompt window, as well as the Run function. Additionally, the Shutdown item enables users to quickly power off their PC, without looking for the proper Windows menu.
Operating system:
Windows Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit

Program specification:


    Technical details:

  • Version: 1.10
  • File size: 445 MB
  • File name: Spencer.zip
  • Last update:
  • Platform: Windows Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
  • License: Freeware
  • Company: The SZ Development (View more)

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User Rating

Rating: 2.2 out of 5
Based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.

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