Classic Shell

Classic Shell by Ivo Beltchev (Open Source)

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restore several classic Windows features Classic Shell enables you to restore several classic Windows features that have been changed in Windows Vista and Seven. For one, the program lets you replace the new Windows 7 Start Menu with the classic version that you are familiar with from previous version of Windows. Classic Shell also includes a set of features that allow you to restore several Windows Explorer features such as the classic Copy dialog, the classic Windows Explorer toolbar buttons (copy/move/delete), the classic Explorer tree view (small + boxes) and some other features. The installer includes Classic StartMenu as well as the Classic Explorer and ClassicIE9 options - they can be installed together or individually. Classic Shell supports Windows 8 and enables you to bring back a XP, Vista or Win7 style Start Menu and Start button. It also includes an option to automatically skip the Metro/Modern screen and go directly to your desktop when your computer starts. Read our article How to use Windows 8 without Metro for more information. Copyright

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Publisher Ivo Beltchev (Open Source) O/S Vista/7/8
Price Free Requirements None
Version 4.0.6 ...history File Size 5499 Kb
Last updated Apr 07, 2014

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A must have... 5 stars by PogMoHon Mar 08, 2014 (Read all my 16 reviews)
... on Windows 8 and on Windows 8.1 (Microsoft promised a decent Start Menu in that update but it's not what one would expect). showShow review details
Great for XP or other 5 stars by gimpguy Sep 11, 2013 (Read all my 1158 reviews)
While I found that in Windows 7, liking the start menu the way it is, this isn't something I would use. However, I would definitely use this in Vista or XP and ESPECIALLY Win 8, the next monstrosity of Microsoft. That said, it's a great addition to get the look and feel a user enjoys on their OS and does have other options as well. I use it on my VMs and will continue to do so. showShow review details
Excellent free shell to bypass metro 5 stars by snap844 Jun 01, 2013 (Read all my 2 reviews)
Allows one to boot to the desktop and completely bypass the idiotic Win8 Metro interface and all the stupidified APPs. showShow review details
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