Due to popular demand, Microsoft announced that it will bring the Start button back to Windows 8.1. Microsoft made the announcement at today’s Build conference keynote where they announced Windows 8.1 Update 1. With the Windows 8.1 Update 1 Microsoft is trying to win the desktop public by optimizing the OS for desktop users using keyboard and mouse. As you can see from the image above, Microsoft is not only bring a Windows 7 Start menu to Windows 8.1, the Start button will also have Live Tiles in it. The update will also run Windows 8 apps in its own Windows, allowing you to rezize, minimize, or close them. The update will be available for free to Windows 8.1 users in the coming weeks.