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Windows 7: change how the start menu appears

10 Feb 2010   #1

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change how the start menu appears

Hello, is there a way to have all programmes appear in new lists as in xp, i really prefer it like that and i know i had it appear like this in vista only i carnt remember how i did it, all replies appreciated

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10 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


Try this link: Get the Classic Start Menu in Windows 7 - the How-To Geek

Hope this helps,
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10 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

I like this better. Gives you the XP Classic style All Programs while keeping the rest of the Windows 7 start menu stuff.

To get a XP Classic style All Programs list from the Start Menu, see this article. I used the provided .reg file and it works like a charm:
Get Windows XP Styled Classic All Programs List in Windows Vista and 7

Link posted by Merlin2000 here:
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11 Feb 2010   #4

7 home premium x64

Thanks both for replies ive followed the links and all is well
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09 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 32 bit

Try this link to Classic Shell. Works well in Windows 7.

Sorry below..........

Classic Shell | Download Classic Shell software for free at
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11 Sep 2011   #6


Wow! I just had a look at the new Windows 8 "Start Menu" list, which essentially doesn't exist any more because there are NO lists any more --- just a screen full of boxes of apps --- like the display of apps on a smart phone or iPad. Those of us who still prefer the Classic XP style of Start Menu will have a whole lot of readjusting to do!!!
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