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Get an Aero-Styled Classic Start Menu in Windows 7

Aero-Styled Classic Start Menu

Are you missing the Classic Start Menu in your new Windows 7 installation? Now you can get it back and enjoy the Aero-Glass look as well Aero-Styled Classic Start Menu.

Aero-Styled Classic Start Menu : Before

Here is the regular “Start Menu” on one of our example systems. Organized and nice but it would be nicer to be able to switch back and forth between the regular and classic styles whenever we wanted.


It will be in a zip file when you download the software and once you unzipped the contents here is what is included. You will need to create a “Program Files” folder at this point, within the contents and create a convenient shortcut. Now you’re able to get back on the “Classic Menu.”

Aero-Styled Classic Start Menu


As soon as you start the app your menu will be automatically converted over to the classic style. The rounded corners and Aero-Glass effect make it look very nice. And access for the classic style menu is just the same as for the regular style menu (i.e. Windows Key, Ctrl + Esc, or left clicking the mouse button).

Aero-Styled Classic Start Menu

At the moment “drag & drop, add, remove, rename, and sort items” features are not available in Classic Windows Start Menu. You can make these changes in your regular style menu and the changes will be reflected in the classic style menu when you switch back.

Aero-Styled Classic Start Menu

A nice built-in trick is the “Original menu…” listing. Click on it to temporarily view and use the regular menu and then click on the “Start Menu Orb Icon” to return to the classic style menu.

Classic Start Menu

If you want (or need) to exit the classic style menu simply right click on the “Start Menu Orb Icon” to open the “Exit Window”.

Note: If you would like for Classic Windows Start Menu to auto-start with Windows each time you will need to add the appropriate shortcut to the “Start Folder”.



Classic Windows Start Menu provides a quick and easy way to have the classic style menu back in Windows 7 while letting you enjoy the Aero-Glass look as well.

NOTICE: The download link has been updated to a new source.

Download Classic Windows Start Menu

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