There have been rumors of the return of the Start button to Windows 8.1. Many old-school Windows users miss the Start button with its convenient menu that would allow the user to search their whole system. This rumor had many Windows users leaping for joy! We hate to burst any bubbles – but the Start button that many know and love appears to be gone forever. The Start button that will be included in the Windows 8.1 update - won’t be the same as the old version.