Looking for software to make W10 Start Menu to look like W7 Start Menu


  1. Posts : 566
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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    Looking for software to make W10 Start Menu to look like W7 Start Menu


    I am considering moving to W10.
    If possible, I'd like to have the W10 Start Menu look and function like the W7's Start Menu.
    I'd want to test it first on a second PC before moving our main / family PC to Ten.
    If anyone has used such software and would recommend it, I'd appreciate it.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium
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    Personally I use "Open-Shell-Menu" on all my Win 8.1 systems and it supports Win 10.
    GitHub - Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu: Classic Shell Reborn.

    Latest release:
    Releases . Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu . GitHub
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  3. Posts : 28
    Windows 7 Pro x64
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    I use OpenShell on my Windows 10 PCs as well, it also comes with a Windows 7 Aero theme. Here's an alternate Aero theme for OpenShell.
    GitHub - bonzibudd/Aero7-Open-Shell: Simple Windows 7 skin for Open-Shell. Provided as-is.
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    Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
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    Classic Shell which has not been continued, was the predecessor of Open Shell & as the previous posts state, I agree, use and recommend it.
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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
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    I use open shell on 8.1 to get around the horrendous metro UI. It isn't exactly the same as 7 but pretty close. You can also customize the start menu orb. I found hundreds of custom ones or you can find a 7 like one.
    Last edited by townsbg; 21 May 2022 at 00:14.
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  6. Posts : 539
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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    Mike Lynch said:
    I am considering moving to W10.
    If possible, I'd like to have the W10 Start Menu look and function like the W7's Start Menu..


    When one of my Win7 machines took the free upgrade in 2015 I decided to try the native Win10 Start menu. It's quite configurable, you can pin anything you want to Start, resize the tiles, and organise the tiles in groups with names of your own choosing. I'm used to it now and quite like it. I don't feel any need to use Open Shell or the like.
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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
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    My work computer is Windows 10 enterprise and I despise it. So I've been using 10 every working day for 5+ years and I still feel the same way about it. I hate where they've gone with Windows. I don't want it on my personal computer.
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  8. Posts : 9
    Windows 7
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    YmodemYNot said:
    I use OpenShell on my Windows 10 PCs as well, it also comes with a Windows 7 Aero theme. Here's an alternate Aero theme for OpenShell.
    GitHub - bonzibudd/Aero7-Open-Shell: Simple Windows 7 skin for Open-Shell. Provided as-is.
    I will try it on my Windows 7 OS.
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