How to Get the Classic Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 10


Windows 10 is packed full of features and improvements, however, there are many who would do anything to get back their favorite old Start menu. If you are someone who recently upgraded their PC to Windows 10, but are missing the classic Start menu, here is how you can get it back.

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Feel at home with Star10 Windows 10 Start menu

There are several features and aspects of Windows 10 to like. But, leaving the classic Windows 7 Start menu behind has been almost a heartbreaking decision for many. Many of us grew up using a Windows PC and the Start menu has remained a strong memory. If you are loving the new desktop operating system, except for this one missing feature, there is no way why you shouldn't have it all.

Thanks to Stardock Start10, you can now get the classic Start menu right inside your Windows 10 PC. The program is a paid application, but you can give it a try for free for the first 30 days. After that if you feel like falling for the Windows 10 Start menu, you can get Start10 for just $4.99. Not a big price to pay when it gets you your favorite Start menu in your brand new operating system version.

Start10 offers a number of appearances that you can choose from, including a Windows 7, Windows 10, and a Modern Start menu for Windows 10. You can choose to use the classic old Windows 7-type Start menu or go for Modern mode, which lets you customize the size and colors of the icons. The plugin also lets you edit your taskbar and Start menu to your own liking.

Key features

  • Search menu is back in the Start menu
  • Restores the quick links to core system functionality
  • Maintains the "All Programs" folder metaphor
  • Texture can be applied to Start10 background and taskbar

For those interested, you can get the free 30 day trial of Stardock Start 10 from here. The plugin is super easy to install and configure, bringing back the nostalgic Windows 7 Start menu to life on your Windows 10 powered machine.