Classic Shell

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What is Classic Shell?

Classic Shell is no longer in development, but the software was made open source by the developer in December 2017. Support for Windows 10 is limited.

Ever wanted to change the appearance of the start menu in Windows 8.1 to something a bit more classic or like Windows 7?

Classic Shell is your answer.

Classic Shell is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it. It has a customizable start menu, it adds a toolbar and a status bar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of other features.

How to Install

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What does Classic Shell look like?

Classic Shell combines and transforms your start menu to look like the menus in prior operating systems before Windows 8.1.

Before (No Classic Shell)

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After (With Classic Shell)

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