Classic Shell

Classic Shell

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 55 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    357,835
  • Date Added:
    April 22, 2014
  • File Size:
    6.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,342
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Classic Shell is a powerful application that gives you access to tons of customization options for your operating system. Changing your Start menu, Windows Explorer, and Internet Explorer is easy with this innovative application.

Pros

Easy install: For its magnitude and impact on the Windows operating system, we found Classic Shell to be quite easy to install and configure. We quickly changed our Windows theme without any errors in formatting or usability.

Loaded with options: From the general Windows theme to the Start menu icon, Classic Shell gives you the ability to modify and tweak your user interface. The variety of tools available can easily be changed and saved at any time, which is great if your computer is shared with others.

Exceptional support: Classic Shell comes with one of the most detailed ReadMe files that we've encountered with a free application. It also provides quick links to even more informative FAQs and forums, which you'll find active and helpful.

Cons

Slow navigation: We noted that the speed of our operating system and Internet Explorer was slower than our standard theme. Classic Shell, by its nature, is also less streamlined than the current Windows theme, so finding folders and files can be a hassle.

Bottom Line

Classic Shell is a great application for Windows users that want to experience removed features, especially the Start button that was removed from Windows 8. Your user interface can be fully modified to suit all of your needs. We think Classic Shell should offer an easier way of customizing your PC, preferably in a manner similar to Start8. Download Classic Shell and access your favorite parts of Windows.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Everything Back: Start Menu"

August 02, 2014  |  By ColinCM

 |  Version: Classic Shell 4.1.0

Pros

Consistent interface as previous version, great for desktop PC user.

Cons

So far, none.

Summary

Upgrade to Windows 8 is my worst decision in OS, when it is worse experience. This software help me to make everything back, especial for easy access with application.
Great to use it.

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5 stars

"The relief is immediate."

June 22, 2014  |  By janicemars

 |  Version: Classic Shell 4.1.0

Pros

You can find things.

Cons

You can find things.

Summary

Just get it. We're all tired of listening to you swear at the computer.

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5 stars

"Hardly any difference to win7"

May 23, 2014  |  By comment77777

 |  Version: Classic Shell 4.1.0

Pros

I guess consistent interface between various windows. It gives minor improvement in explore and options.

Cons

Probably not the shell, but minor lag.

Summary

It is mostly for people with windows 8 that want win7 shell back.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.0
  • Improved support for Windows 8.1 Spring Update
  • Improved checks for new versions
  • Minor stability fixes
General
Publisher Ivo Beltchev
Publisher web site http://ibeltchev.users.sourceforge.net/
Release Date April 20, 2014
Date Added April 22, 2014
Version 4.1.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.48MB
File Name ClassicShellSetup_4_1_0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 357,835
Downloads Last Week 3,342
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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