The Start menu was also an efficient way to store and organize a lot of quick shortcuts in one place.
Windows 98 - 2000 At first glance, the Windows 98 Start menu doesn’t look very different to the original.
Microsoft’s Start menu made its first appearance with Windows 95.
It quickly became the go-to menu to find everything you needed from your PC, and it changed very little until the blue-and-green theme of Windows XP.
Before it arrived, Windows users could access apps through Program Manager.