When Microsoft rolls out Windows 8.1, the update to its struggling, 7-month-old operating system franchise, the company will not be bringing back the Start button as many users have been requesting. But the company has acquiesced some. The company announced this morning that it will introduce something that a person close to Windows engineering is calling a “Start tip” that users can click on to go back to the Start screen in Windows 8.1. The “tip” is a Windows logo that that sits on the left hand side of the toolbar when Windows 8 users are working in the traditional desktop mode. When they are using the touch-focused tile-based interface, users will have to hover over the lower left corner for the “tip” to pop up. But clicking on the “tip” won’t launch the familiar menus that the Start button did in previous versions of Windows.