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Windows 7: Classic Start Menu

11 Nov 2009   #41

Windows 7 64 Bit


The best perfect classic start menu see here: Classic Start Menu

Classic Start Menu-2009-11-11-23-18-52.jpg

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22 Nov 2009   #42


The point is NOT which way is better. The point is to be able to do it the way YOU want. May we stay on the original question?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #43


The point is NOT which way is better. The point is to be able to do it the way YOU want. May we, please, stay on the original question?
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22 Nov 2009   #44

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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24 Dec 2009   #45

Kubuntu Karmic Koala 64-bit
Add menu item for Start Menu

I liked the solution posted here:

Get Windows XP Styled Classic All Programs List in Windows Vista and 7 - Tweaking with Vishal

This involves replacing the Favorites menu with the Start Menu folder, and allowing the rollover option.

1. Open regedit and go to following keys one by one:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
2. Now you'll need to change the value of Favorites string value in right-side pane to:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

(or C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu , which is what I like.)

Change C: to your system drive, if windows is installed in your system someplace other than c: .

3. That's it. Log off or restart your system and now "Favorites" link in start menu will change to "Programs" and will show all program shortcuts installed in your system just like XP start menu does.

On the Start Menu Orb, make sure "Favorites" is ticked. It will now be displayed as Programs (or Start Menu, depending on which string value you used).

Also tick the box "Open submenus when I pause on them with the mouse pointer."
This will expand the menu automatically.

Now I edit my C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu folder the way I like it, to resemble my Classic Start-up menu.

Note that the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu is for all users.

If you only wish to show your specific user Start Menu, use

C:\Users\specificuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

(or C:\Users\specificuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2010   #46

W7 64 Bit
Illustration of Classic Windows 7 Shell

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djs View Post
A guy on this web site has found a workaround to get something approximating the classic start menu.

" "Classic" menu option does not exist in Window" Yes it does, but MS denies it!

It's been my one pet hate not to have the classic menu, all fixed by this.
It works exactly as his pictures show.
Nice to know the code writers are enthused about "classic windows".

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2010   #47

PERFECT classic start menu Windows7 FREE

Just use this:

Welcome to Classic Shell

Perfect! FREE. Does all we want from the CLASSIC START MENU!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2010   #48

W7 64 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loveclassic View Post
Just use this:

Welcome to Classic Shell

Perfect! FREE. Does all we want from the CLASSIC START MENU!

Where do you think I got the app? lol
Classic Start Menu and Toolbar
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #49


Get the Classic Start Menu in Windows 7 - How-To Geek here have nothing interest about this topic, too
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2010   #50

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Hey, guys, just google for "classic shell" and you will find what you are looking for. For me. the main thing I wanted is the "up one level" button back. For some reason M$ took it away, too easy i suppose. Now I've got it back and am happy. One day I will have it fixed so it's as quick as XP.
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