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Windows 7: want to change to old start menu like in windows xp

14 Jan 2009   #11
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djhallucn8 View Post
How are you a mod & not know that Windows 7's start menu can't be changed? Are you a noob?
You are just rude!


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15 Jan 2009   #12
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
I never said I didn't know how to change it. I asked "Why would you want to, because there is nothing wrong with it".

My thinking behind that particular question was why go through all the trouble of upgrading to a new version of Windows, or beta testing a pre-release, if you are going to hack it to pieces to make it look and act like the previous versions of Windows?

And no, I'm not a noob.
I apologize, now I understand where you were coming from & also sorry about the noob comment, I should know better.
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15 Jan 2009   #13
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djhallucn8 View Post
I apologize, now I understand where you were coming from & also sorry about the noob comment, I should know better.
Thanks. But also don't go stressing over it...
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21 Sep 2010   #14
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

You could try this - not sure if someone suggested it already

Windows 7 Classic Start Menu
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21 Sep 2010   #15
WukaChop

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit/XP x64
 
 

If you go to "Personalization" In the control panel, it'll have a Windows Classic theme.
Closest you'll get to XP though.


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21 Sep 2010   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If someone buys a new operating system, in this case Windows 7. Why would they want it to work and look like there old system. Two choices that I can think of are 1. Put the old system back on your computer. 2. Take a little time to learn the new system and enjoy it. I choose number 2 and with the help I got here on this site it took a little time but went smoothly.
*** My new car doesn't look or work like my old car, well I hope not. You will get use to the new things and enjoy it.***
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21 Sep 2010   #17
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

On the other hand - M/soft may have made changes to things for the worse, just to give the illusion that you are getting something retinkered & new - but not necessarily 'planned' better in that area!

That's why they screwed up so bad with Vista.

If they they made an already stable OS more secure and just made the worst bits better - I would be happy with that but would want to see a reduction in their prices charged.
(They would then get more people buying instead of using hacked copies of the OS)

Less - is MORE!
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21 Sep 2010   #18
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
You could try this - not sure if someone suggested it already

Windows 7 Classic Start Menu
I prefer this one: Classic Shell.
want to  change to old start menu like in windows xp-screenshot_2.jpg

There a 4 or five different appearance options but this is the one I like:
want to  change to old start menu like in windows xp-screenshot_1.jpg

Best of all, it's free!


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21 Sep 2010   #19
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

oh haha - I meant that link, it's been a while since I've bothered checking up on Classic Shell updates.

I noticed my Classic Start Menu is a bit out of date, maybe my classic shell is as well. By the looks of the beta release notes thought there were some bugs in newer versions and the version I have (1.03) has been exceptionally stable

What release are you using, is it seemless and on which Win7?

Here's all the releases to pick and choose from including 1.03

Browse Classic Shell Files on SourceForge.net
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22 Sep 2010   #20
windstory

windows 7 x64 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
You could try this - not sure if someone suggested it already

Windows 7 Classic Start Menu
I prefer this one: Classic Shell.
Attachment 99288

There a 4 or five different appearance options but this is the one I like:
Attachment 99289

Best of all, it's free!
Thanks,

I installed this too.
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