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Windows 7: Classic Start Menu - My Solution

24 Aug 2010   #11
Fejinwales

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the info Ivo, Classic Shell looks like a nice option, I am going to slap in Windows 7 here and try it.


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25 Aug 2010   #12
Fejinwales

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Ivo, I installed Windows 7 and tried this, what a beauty of a programme. I have to make it clear here I own an unopened retail of W7 Ultimate, but would not open it in case I didn't like it and had to sell it on.

Unfortunately the OS copy I installed was just that, a copy of a real one but unbeknown to me it was a pre-cracked one so when I finally configured W7 to look and act like I wanted, installed and configured all my software I could not register it like I could have done had it been a genuine copy and not hacked. I will now not install W7 all over again as it takes too long toget everything right, so I am selling my legit copy and have restored my PC with an Acronis Vista image made before the Win 7 Escapade.

The point is that the programme that you pointed out to me was indeed superb and free, and anyone who,like I did, wanted the classic Start Menu (with the added bonus of skins) should try this software. Thanks for telling me about it.
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25 Aug 2010   #13
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Looks like the version you installed was not "cracked", but somebody else simply used that same key already. Without any cracks you can install Windows 7 and use it for 30 days without registering.

If you have a legit key you can simply go to the Computer properties and enter it. There is no need to reinstall anything.

But from the sound of it, it may be too late for you since you reimaged your system...
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30 Aug 2010   #14
Fejinwales

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Reinstalled from my bought retail DVD, and this Classic Shell and the clrSharp and clrSharp2 skins by John Edward make things perfect.
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30 Aug 2010   #15
kn0c

Windows Xp, Windows 7, Ubuntu
 
 

classic shell is amazing. highly recommended for those who want the classic feel in windows 7.
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17 Sep 2010   #16
natong

windows 7
 
 

+1 vote classic shell is angel. better than CSMEnu or similar brand.

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11 Dec 2010   #17
wponds

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Classic Start Menu is Awesome!

I to was disappointed in the features of both the start menu and the file explorer in Windows 7. However, the program "Classic Shell" Welcome to Classic Shell allowed me to tweak it just like I want it! What a great program! Thanks very much for the developer!
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01 Apr 2012   #18
Fejinwales

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
If you have a legit key you can simply go to the Computer properties and enter it. There is no need to reinstall anything.

But from the sound of it, it may be too late for you since you reimaged your system...
@ Ivo. I know it's been a long time but thank you, the new version of Classic Shell works beautifully in Windows 7 which I installed in a new PC yesterday, and registered it....
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01 Apr 2012   #19
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks. Now it works for Windows 8 too: ANN: Classic Shell for Windows 8 - Windows 8 Forums
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25 Sep 2013   #20
Fejinwales

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I have my Start Menu in Windows 7 just perfect now. The colour of the skin even matches pretty accurately my favourite colour for Windows. I never use glass so it looks really good. Another bonus is that I got rid of the stuff I don't need from it as well as the awful rollover tooltips that used to be there as well.

Mine looks like this and thanks again for pointing me to this superb little app.


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