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Classic Shell

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    Aug. 01, 2016
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Editors' Review


Classic Shell re-introduces the Start menu to Windows 8 and offers tweaks to Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.


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.


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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5 stars

"Much better than any Windows version Start Menu!"

October 03, 2016  |  By tdaso

2016-10-03 14:04:09  |  By tdaso

 |  Version: Classic Shell 4.3.0


1. Customizable & skinnable
2. Works perfectly with Windows 10
3. No problems with installation
4. No messing with other programs
5. Free


Not a single thing!


Don't miss it! This program really rocks!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.3.0
  • Official support for the Anniversary Update version of Windows 10
  • Fixes for issues found during the 4.2.7 beta
Publisher Ivo Beltchev
Publisher web site
Release Date July 30, 2016
Date Added August 01, 2016
Version 4.3.0
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.89MB
File Name ClassicShellSetup_4_3_0.exe
Total Downloads 592,310
Downloads Last Week 1,079
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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