Windows 8 consumer preview released recently has the new start screen along with metro UI and other features like Windows Explorer and new Task manager. The new start screen takes some time getting used to new feature and also switching between desktop and start menu. In case you are not comfortable using the new start screen, you can get back the old classic style start menu using the free tool Classic Shell. This tool also is compatible with Windows 7 and we had reviewed it on this blog.

Classic start

Apart from the start menu, it also adds feature to IE9 and also Windows Explorer, there are many features which can be customized using the settings menu.

Explorer settings'

Some of the features include;

  • Classic Start Menu for Windows 8 (with skins)
  • Toolbar for Windows Explorer
  • Classic copy UI
  • Show file size in Explorer status bar

start menu settings

Related Reading: How to Get Back the Start Menu and Start Button in Windows 8

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