Posts Tagged ‘classic shell’

Replace the Windows 10 Start Menu with a Classic Start Menu

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Windows 10 hasn’t even been officially released yet, but there are already solutions available to restore the classic start menu …just in case the start menu doesn’t make it into the final release.

Microsoft plans to launch the Windows 10 operating system in 2015. One of the changes that the company introduces in it is a new start menu that mixes the classic Windows 7 start menu with app-specific features such as tiles. While that is a step forward for users who disliked the removal of the start menu in Windows 8, it may not be enough for some.

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What’s the Best Windows 8 Start Menu Program?

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Given the number of Windows 8 users who are unhappy with the loss of the start menu, it seems to me like the best Windows Start Menu program might just be Windows 7 …

Microsoft has replaced the traditional start menu in Windows 8 with the new startpage that appears when you boot into the operating system and when you press the Windows key when it is loaded.  A vocal part of Windows users does not want to give up on the start menu, and as a consequence, programs have been created by various companies and individuals to add it back to the Windows 8 desktop.

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Classic Shell Adds a Start Menu Back to Windows 8

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

If you’re dreading the loss of the Start Menu in Windows 8, here’s a third party add-on that can bring the Start Menu back again …

With Windows 8 shipping without a start menu, third party solutions are starting to be released to fill the gap for users who prefer to use a start menu in Microsoft’s upcoming operating system. We already reviewed Start8, a third party app that is bringing a version of the Metro start page to the desktop front of the operating system.

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Classic Shell – Add Dropped Features to Newer Windows Versions

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Talk about irony; Microsoft spends hundreds of thousands of dollars updating the Windows interface, then somebody else comes up with a simple, free program to put things back the way they used to be …

When you compare the Windows XP operating system to Vista or Windows 7, you will notice that Microsoft has changed, altered or removed features in the newer operating system. From a new start menu to a new Windows Explorer layout, new copy user interface or the new Internet Explorer 9 that looks and feels slightly different than previous versions of the web browser.

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