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Home / 11 Dec 2013 / Updated: Sept 12 2014

Install Classic Shell Start Menu: With Windows 8 appearance, Redmond team, removed the old Start Menu from Taskbar, and replaced, called the "new world" Metro interface. Let's face it, the Metro interface is very elegant, where we have access to the internet, we are available a number of free and paid apps, and just with a single click can be started almost immediately.

Our favorite programs installed, is available to us without internet connection, and can be started directly from the Metro interface.

Those who have still nostalgic spirit, or does not like "new world" Metro, or find it easier to access applications and programs, in this description can learn how to reinstall the old Start Menu in Windows 8.

Classic Shell Start Menu program. The main features are:

  • 1.) - Several customizable styles.

  • 2.) - Built-in start button of Windows 8.

  • 3.) - Toolbar and status bar in Windows Explorer.

  • 4.) - Subtitles, captions and status bar in Internet Explorer.

- Download Classic Shell Start Menu.

I did it so:

The new Metro interface is elegant, easy to use, and all your favorite applications and programs can start with just one mouse click. The old Start Menu, with perfect functionality, I reinstalled just out of curiosity. I have installed as follows:

  • 1.) - I downloaded Classic Shell program from the Internet.

  • 2.) - Installation is in English language. Just continuously click „Next”.

  • 3.) - Start Menu button appears on the bottom left of the tray, after install.

  • 4.) - Basically I finished the installation.

  • 5.) - It took about 1 minute.

More details

Reinstalling Start Menu on Windows 8. To install the software, proceed as follows:

- First, download Classic Shell from the internet.

  • 1.) - Click on the Setup icon of the downloaded program. Appears first installation window. Click on the Next.

first installation window

  • 2.) - To accept the terms and conditions, below, tick the radio button, then click Next.

accept the terms

  • 3.) - You do not make any changes, click Next.

install button

  • 4.) - Information window appears, where if click the Install button, will start actual installation. Icon "Shield" (found on the "Install" button) indicates, that the program can be installed on Windows 7 and 8.

finish buton

  • 5.) - In this window, remove the tick in the check box if you do not want to read the View Readme file, on the left, below, and then click Finish.

button finish

  • 6.) - After installation, on the left, below, appear Start menu button.

appear Start button

  • 7.) - Clicking on the Start Menu button, which becomes available applications and programs installed.

Start menu installed

- With this, we finished the install of Classic Shell program. Start Menu is ready for use.

Classic Shell Start Menu options

The program has many options, from which we can choose the appropriate settings.

  • 1.) - Click with the right mouse button on the button Start, and from the mouse pop-up menu, select Settings.


  • 2.) - As a first step, on the left below, check the radio button All Settings to display all options.

    Finally, take all other configuration options for full customization.


Uninstall Start Menu8

If you do not like, or not working properly, or you want to re-install, delete from your computer as follows:

  • 1.) - Click on Start Menu button, and in the window that appears, select Control Panel.

Start Menu

  • 2.) - In Control Panel, click on Programs and Features link.

Programs and Features

  • 3.) - In this window lists all programs installed. Click on StartMenu8 to remove.

Start Menu button

Finally, if a pop-up they ask "Are you sure you want to delete program?" click Yes. After deleting, the program Start menu disappears from the taskbar.

Start menu disappears


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