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Classic Shell

Classic Shell was developed for Windows 8 since that was the first version of the popular operating system to forgo the iconic Start menu.

Top 12 Classic Shell Alternatives

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  1. Start8

    Start8 returns the familiar Start menu to Microsoft's latest Windows 8 operating system.

  2. StartIsBack

    StartIsBack returns Windows 10 and Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. It's totally awesome and easy solution for your new Windows woes.

  3. Power8

    Start menu replacement for Windows

  4. Start Menu X

    Start Menu X with Start Button. Power users know how inconvenient and time-consuming it is to launch programs from the system menu.

  5. Start10

    Start10 adds the familiar Windows 7 start menu experience to Windows 10.

  6. Start Menu Reviver

    Free Download! Recover and update your computer with Driver Reviver and Registry Reviver. Easily update software, unlock new functionality and remove hardware device errors and clean, repair and optimize your registry in a few simple mouse clicks!

  7. Handy Start Menu

    This small utility makes computing much easier - it's easier to find and launch programs.

  8. IObit Start Menu 8

    MacBooster 7 helps you clean, speed up and secure your Mac OS X from Mac malware. Easily free up Mac hard drive and make OS X run faster.

  9. Pokki

    Window 8 Start Menu by Pokki. Get your Start menu back and more. “The Windows 8 Pokki Menu is a crowd-pleaser.” “restore the Start Menu, but with an updated look and feel”. “Pokki helps [Windows 8] a lot.

  10. Ex7forW8

    This program restores native Windows 7 start menu and desktop by bringing Windows 7 explorer.exe.

  11. FastKeys

    Latest Version 4. 05. 28th December 2017 - Engine optimization, - Language translation updates, - General improvements and bug fixes. View Version History Your FEEDBACK is highly appreciated - send us an email or make a comment on FastKeys Forum.

  12. GiMeSpace QuickMenu

    A simple and fast task launcher and switcher.