The Start menu is the hallmark of Microsoft Windows. This is the most important component of the Windows user interface. From the earliest versions of Windows to the present, the Start menu provides easy access to Windows features and installed programs. It was first introduced in Windows 95. But Microsoft has been making changes to the Start menu. These changes were usually cosmetic (texture, shape).
With each new version of Windows, the Start menu has a new dimension. Microsoft’s misfortune or love of experience is that it has completely eliminated the Start menu in Windows 8. Technically, Windows 8 also has a Start menu, but it’s not the same Start Menu that Microsoft Windows users have been familiar with for a long time.
This experience had a very negative effect.
No one praised Microsoft’s move. Windows 8 was heavily criticized and Microsoft eventually had to step back.
With the release of Windows 10, the Start Menu has returned. People are happy, but this menu is still lacking. It is definitely different from the Windows 8 Start Menu and has the look of a classic Start Menu.
But it’s still very different from the Windows 7 or Windows XP Start menu.
In Microsoft Windows 10, you can change some of the settings in the Start menu by going to Settings, but not more than color. The basic shape remains the same.
If you want to get classic start menus like Microsoft Windows Vista or XP in Windows 8 or 10, you have to use a third-party tool.
Classic Shell is one such third-party application that is available for free download. You can download it from the following link:
This allows you to make custom changes to the Start menu on all Windows operating systems (including server operating systems) running Windows 7 and later. There are dozens of themes available to make the Start menu even more beautiful.
One of its advantages is that it allows you to make any changes in Windows Explorer.