Missing The Classic Windows Start Menu?
The elimination of the start menu in Windows 8 introduced a big change on how we navigate the computer. The start menu as we know it was replaced by the start screen, referred to as the Metro UI (User Interface) in Windows 8. This change may or may not be welcome based on individual taste. So if you were not thrilled with this change, I am happy to let you know that there is a solution!
Classic Start Menu For Windows 8
Thanks to a program called Classic Shell, you can enjoy the processing power of Windows 8 with the start menu of Windows 7, Windows Vista or XP. Classic Shell is an open source program which features a collection of customizable computer skins, styles, tool bars, etc. You can configure Classic Shell to bypass the start screen and go to a Windows 7 desktop with a classic start menu. The start screen will still be available if needed. You will also have to close apps by dragging them from the top center, to the bottom of the screen. But this program allows you to have a start menu like that of Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. So hopefully this will make navigating Windows 8 a bit easier.
Classic Shell is a free program, but you can make a donation to show your support for the developers. PC Rescue Wiz is not affiliated with Classic Shell nor do we profit in any way from this program. Due to the potential benefit this program has to the end user, it would be remiss for us not to help spread the word. Windows 8 is here to stay, until Microsoft comes up with something new. Until then, Classic Shell is a great solution for users who prefer some of the old features of Windows 7, Vista, or Windows XP on a Windows 8 computer. But don’t just take our word for it, only you can decide if this program is right for you. So try it for yourself.
As always, we recommend downloading programs from the official website or from well known reliable websites. Downloading from known, reliable websites helps to avoid rogue software. So consider yourself warned! I hope that you will find Classic Shell to be as useful as we have. If you like this program help spread the word. Show the developers your support so that we can keep a good thing going!