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Add The Classic Start Menu To Windows 10

The very first time you've used the Windows 10 operating system, you would have noticed significant changes compared to the previous version, namely Windows 8.1, and a massive difference If you've jumped from Windows XP. Speaking of the latter, If you're a huge fan of the Windows XP Classic Start menu, In this tutorial, I will show you how to apply It to Windows 10 In only a few simple steps.

Given you've navigated to this blog and actively reading this article, I'd say It's safe to assume that you're well aware of the Windows 10 Start menu, hence there's no need to elaborate on that. Personally, I don't like It, and rather have the look and feel of the good old Windows XP or Windows 7 Start menu.

The tool I'm about to Introduce, allows you to apply either one with only a few clicks of the mouse. To give you a visual, I've added the Classic style Start menu to my Windows 10 OS as per the Image below.

You can clearly see that the Start button has been replaced, and the menu Itself, represents the Windows XP Start menu. If you're anything like myself and prefer this over Windows 10, then this tutorial Is for you.

I will demonstrate how to apply It, by using a neat little third-party software appropriately named Classic Shell, which can be download via the official website or via this reputable source. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Once you've downloaded Classic Shell, It needs to be Installed on your computer. After double-clicking the executable file, the setup wizard will launch, so hit Next to move forward.

Step Two:

Next, accept the license agreement and once again, click on the Next button.

Step Three:

Classic Shell Is now ready to be Installed on your PC, so hit that very button, namely Install. The process Is extremely quick- usually takes around a minute or so.

Step Four:

On completion, simply click the Finish button as shown below. Classic Shell Is now ready to configure and start using. We'll check It out In the next step.

Step Five:

When you first click the Classic Shell Start button, the settings menu will execute, whereby you can configure It according to your usability and needs. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've selected the Classic style radio button, and replaced the Start button with the Aero style. Once you've applied yours, hit OK to finalize the process.

Last Step:

I've now clicked the Classic Shell Start button, and as you can see, the Classic style menu has launched- similar to that of Windows 7. Perfect!

Final Thoughts:

Due to the length of this tutorial, you may be under the assumption that It takes a while to Install and configure Classic Shell. Quite the contrary- the entire process completes In under 2 minutes. There are a lot more options In the Basic Settings tab (refer to Step Five), but It's way beyond the scope of this article to cover the lot. Check It for yourself, you will not be disappointed.


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