The initial version of Classic Shell was released back in 2009, soon after the release of Windows 7 RTM. Since then Classic Shell has been getting better and better with each release. Classic Shell, which got popular with the release of Windows 8, is the best free utility out there to get the Windows 7-style Start menu in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Now that Microsoft has brought back the Start menu with Windows 10, majority of Windows users might not feel the need of Classic Shell. That said, the Start menu in Windows 10 includes elements from both the Start menu of Windows 7 as well as the Start screen of Windows 8/8.1. This might again force many users go for third-party utilities to replace the default Start menu of Windows 10.
Classic Shell Start Menu
The good thing is that a newer version of Classic Shell with improved support for Windows 10 has been released and is now available for download. Users who are not exactly happy with the new Start menu of Windows 10 or users who feel that the classic Start menu is better than the native Start menu can now download Classic Shell to replace the native Start menu of Windows 10 with the Windows 7-style Start menu.
As you likely know, even though the Start menu feature of Classic Shell is popular, Classic Shell is not just about the Start menu. Classic Shell is useful to get many of the popular features that were once part of Windows operating system.
In addition to the Start menu, Classic Shell also brings classic features to Windows Explorer. For instance, with the help of Classic Shell, you can configure Windows Explorer to display the free space and total size of the selection in the status bar. It can also add toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer.
Coming back to the Star menu, the Start menu of Classic Shell is highly customizable. There are plenty of skins and Start menu buttons available to the change the default look of it.
With default settings, Classic Shell installs Start menu as well as Classic Explorer features. Those of you are interested only in the Start menu need to uncheck other features during the product installation.
With over 15 million downloads, Classic Shell is easily one of the best free Start menu programs available for Windows.
Please visit the following page to download the latest version of Classic Shell for Windows 10.
Download Classic Shell for Windows 10