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No more classic Start Menu in Windows 7

Looks like Microsoft has retired Classic Start Menu option in Windows 7. I haven’t seen any official confirmation about it they confirmed in a indirect way.

While working on Windows 7 machine, I looked for a way to get Classic Menu. Though I coun’t find any setting, there was a GPO policy setting with name “Force Classic Start Menu”. I thought it will enable classic menu in some way but this GPO has a description saying, “Classic start menu is removed from windows 7” and this GPO is applicable to OSes before to Win 7.

You can find similar information at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617162(WS.10).aspx

However, you can get classic start menu view in windows 7 by installing a third party utility called “CSMenu“. Hope this helps.

Happy Learning..,
Sitaram Pamarthi

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  • Elliot Russell May 7, 2010, 12:21 pm

    I’m pretty much impressed with the stability of Windows 7. It is better than windows Vista which hogs my memory and cpu.;**