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Windows 7: Classic Windows Start Menu

23 Mar 2011   #1

XP32 and 7 Ultimate64
Classic Windows Start Menu

Um... I know I posted some info here regarding Classic Windows Start Menu - 'CWSM' from CoreAffinity -- --- and I detailed my love for it and how it was a perfect all inclusive solution for restoring all past features, combining them with new 7 features - and allowing you to easily customize it with a menu system... I had asked Brink and Night Hawk what they though of it - and if they knew of any other better solutions (I can't imagine one existing) I also mentioned that Classic Start menu (which is a 2 part program, one replaces the start menu, the other adds missing features to the windows explorer) was a decent component to use - at least the Explorer side... I don't use their start menu since discovering CWSM...

Was my post deleted?


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23 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Brian,

I'm not sure what happened to your other post. I cannot find any reference to it.

I moved your post above to here as a new thread since it was not on topic of the tutorial you posted it in.

That seems like a great program. There may be others like it, but I cannot think of any at the moment though.
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23 Mar 2011   #3

XP32 and 7 Ultimate64

Thx for the reply brink - though I figured it was on par with your tutorial as that program does everything your tutorial teaches... only the program does it all in a very easy to use menu based system.

Good day to ya.
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27 Jul 2012   #4

XP32 and 7 Ultimate64

It seems that the developers website is down - and has been down for a few months. if anyone is interested in having a copy of this I'll happily post a torrent of it - just pm me or reply... It is still the absolute best program available with the easiest use and most options...

I ran into a problem where the built in search box was not showing results; I traced the problem here:

"C:\Users\ (user name) \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu"

Turns out if you put shortcuts in that location it breaks the built in search (not the original default menu search) - just removing various shortcuts fixed it... be sure all shortcuts are in the "\programs" folder.

Here is an image of the stock setup - colors, fonts and every possible setting can be changed through a graphical interface - right click the start menu 'settings'

Forgive the Necro Post - I firmly believe that a topic should be replied to rather than started fresh- I've been saved by countless necro posts - reading tutorials of things from years past that are relevant even now... Thanks to those who keep this forum up.

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