Video: Windows 8.1 commercial highlights Start button’s triumphant return

Windows 8.1 Ad Start Button
Windows 8.1 Ad Start Button

Microsoft has taken various criticisms of Windows 8 in stride, and that’s especially clear in the first official ad for Windows 8.1, which spends a good portion of its running time focusing on the revived Start button. Despite its return, the Start button now serves a different purpose — switching seamlessly between Metro and the classic Windows interface. The remainder of the ad focuses on the hotly-contested new Windows 8 interface and its potential for customization. The ad is titled “Windows 8.1 Everywhere,” as Microsoft hopes to push the new OS along with its RT counterpart to all Windows PCs and tablets, including the fresh new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. The ad from Microsoft follows below.

[More from BGR: BlackBerry: Where it all went wrong]

This article was originally published on

Related stories

Microsoft's Surface 2 scores an early win as Delta signs on to buy 11,000 tablets

PlayStation 4 tops Xbox One on gamers' holiday wish lists according to Reuters poll

Why Ford CEO Mulally could be the right person to lead Microsoft

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting