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Classic Shell: Turn Windows 8 Into Windows 7/XP

Do you have Windows 8? Are you frustrated with the new interface and how they moved and changed pretty much everything?  In early testing, Microsoft allowed (via a registry hack) users to re-enable the start menu, but removed this feature before the release of Windows 8. Thankfully, some very creative people over at Classic Shell have released a freeware utility which can give you back the Start Menu everyone loved.

Let’s take a look at what Classic Shell does and some of its features,

Classic Start Menu is a clone of the start menu from Windows 2000, XP and Vista. Sadly, it is missing in Windows 7.  Classic Start Menu has a variety of advanced features:

Classic Explorer is a plugin for Windows Explorer that:

Classic IE9 is a plug-in for Internet Explorer 9 and 10 that:

My experience with Classic Shell has been nothing but superior, especially the drag and drop functionality in the start menu. I highly recommend downloading it and giving it a try. You can read more information about Classic Shell and download it by clicking here [1].