Classic Start Menu Alternatives
Classic Start Menu is described as 'is considered as a perfect replacement to Windows 7 Start Menu. It helps you to find programs and folders many times faster'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Classic Start Menu for Windows. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Classic Start Menu are Classic Shell (Free, Open Source), StartIsBack (Paid), Power8 (Free, Open Source) and Start Menu Reviver (Free).
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- Classic Shell is free software getting back the better start menu from Win7 in Win10!. View 30 alternatives to Classic Shell
The developer announced that Classic Shell will be no longer developed because Windows 10 is updated too frequently and because Microsoft is making more difficult to customize Windows: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8147 Last version, 4.3.1, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website, together with the source code.
- Free • Open Source
- Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu? View 43 alternatives to Handy Start Menu
The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.98, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
- Freemium • Proprietary
- Start Menu 8 can help users who are not willing to change their behaviors and bring back the classic start menu. View 28 alternatives to IObit Start Menu 8
The installer may contain third-party softwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum
- Paid • Proprietary
- A skinnable start menu to replace your existing Windows XP start menu. It also allows you to get the Windows Start Menu back on Windows 7, 8 or 10. View 26 alternatives to ViStart
The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 8.1 Build 5208, released in March 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
Trojan detected by VirusTotal.
- Free • Proprietary
- Classic Start 8 keeps the familiar form and function of Windows®7 by placing a traditional start button back in its place along with access to all programs, pinning options... View 27 alternatives to Classic Start 8
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 188.8.131.52, released in 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
The installer contains adware and possibly other malware as well. Be careful during the installation: ForumNo screenshots yet
- Free • Proprietary