How to install Windows 7 Start and All Programs menus in Windows 10 [Tip]

Windows 7 start menuThose wishing to take a trip down Microsoft’s memory lane might find the following start menu tweak interesting. Generally speaking, operating systems get better as time goes on; the companies further advanced and are able to implement new ideas. It isn’t always the case, though, and some people really enjoy some features that are sure to become obsolete eventually when newer versions of Windows 10 roll around. That’s why tweaks such as installing Windows 7 Start menu in Windows 10 are so important.

One of the pet hates with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 was that it didn’t come with the start menu. Most of us who have grown up with Windows struggled mightily to comprehend how to navigate around Windows without the start menu we’ve always known. It’s a classic example of how not all changes a company makes are improvements.

The Windows 10 start menu does a pretty decent job of taking us back to the old feature we all know and love, but it’s still not exactly the same. Those preferring to install the Windows 7 start menu can do so here:

HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS 7 START MENU IN WINDOWS 10

1. Turn on the computer running Windows 10.

2. Download the Start10 package here.

3. Extract the file and run the program.

4. That’s really all the guiding you need for this one. Double-click the mouse to execute as you normally would.

5. Users have a 30-day free trial period to use the Start10 package. Alternatively, you can buy the commercial version for just under $5.

Inside, users will find the Start menu is reverted back to the same style as Windows 7, the search bar is back in the start menu, the “All programs” menu, plus some added quick links.

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  • Arby

    Agree with Mikerman. Classic Start is as good or better. I like it better that Start 10, and not just because it’s $5 cheaper.

  • Mikerman

    Even better: well-established and well-behaved freeware Classic Start Menu. http://classicshell.net/