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Get the Classic Start Menu in Windows 7


Like the new Windows 7 Start Menu but would you like to have the Classic Menu too? With Classic Start Menu now you can have both.

Note: CSMenu available in “.exe” install file and portable versions also.

Classic Start Menu – Before and After

Here is a quick look in our example of Windows 7 to the default Start Menu. Time for a Classic Menu!

To get things going, double-click the file CSMenu.exe. The CSMenu installation process is fast and straightforward.

After the installation is completed, you will see a message window telling you CSMenu will index your Start Menu. While indexing, you’ll see the following window showing the indexing process development.


When indexing is complete, you will need to log out and then log back into your User Account.


Go into the Start Menu to find the CSMenu folder after logging back in. Right click on the shortcut “Show CSMenu” and select “Press to Taskbar” If you do that, your new Start button for the Classic Menu is right next to the original one (you found it possible to switch it to the left in your taskbar).

Note the Start Menu button for CSMenu is slightly smaller than the original.

Classic Start Menu

An extended view of the latest Classic Menu in our example for Windows 7.

Classic Start Menu

Hiding the Original Windows 7 Start Button

You can cover the original with a nice little program named Start Killer if you decide you just want to see your new Classic Menu Start button displayed.

Run the file named “Start Killer.exe” and let the program start automatically after installation is complete. Just one Start button (nice!) to manage now.

Classic Start Menu

To make sure That Killer runs every time you start Windows, right-click on the icon in the taskbar and select “Settings.” Make sure to select the “Load on System Startup” option.

Classic Start Menu

A quick test on the startup programs using CCleaner shows that any time you start Windows 7, it is set to have nothing but Classic Menu goodness.

Classic Start Menu

Enjoy your new Classic Start Menu!

Note: Link Updated to New Download Source

Download CSMenu (version 6.5)

Download Start Killer (version 7.0)

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