Is this the one where Samsung built into their own duplication of the start menu from past versions of Windows. I remember using one that had that feature. The whole screen is your start menu once you become familiar with the program. You can right click on any website or application and choose pin to start. Then for example When you hit the Windows key (Key on bottom row with the four tiles on key) the program you just pinned will be all the way to the right on screen. Win 8 start screen scrolls horizontally not vertically. You can swipe from the right of the screen inwards and it bring a settings, devices and search choice on the top. If you want to find the control panel type control panel. When the icon appear right click and pin to start. So anything in the old start button can be pinned to the main screen along with the live updating message indicators, breaking headlines, photos, people etc. Your whole world can be right in front of you to simply click on. If you have a Facebook page you can pin the page to the start and then simply click on the tile for a quick view of your messages. It also has a finance tile. So all the old boring stuff that was in the start button can be pinned right to the main screen along with all the new apps (lot's of free apps) just download them by clicking the apps icon. You can't do that on Win7. The look of the page is fresh and clean. Microsoft did a good job with the fonts and apps control to make the experience new looking. Just curious if the machine you are referring to has the old start button simulated from Samsung code?