Where is the classic start menu in Windows 7


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Evolution?

There's no reason why humans don't live in cabes cooking on a campfire apart from that times change and people move on.

If I wanted to, I could. There's a very big difference in that. In fact, some people still do cook over a campfire on a regular basis, and people do live in caves.

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If I wanted to, I could. There's a very big difference in that. In fact, some people still do cook over a campfire on a regular basis, and people do live in caves.

And people can still use XP or Vista with the Classic Menu turned on.

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Update: This does not provide the classic start menu from Windows 95,98,2000. I tried it. Windows Server 2008 R2 does still have the old start menu I understand. Some third-party app will come out to provide the classic style start menu in Windows 7. :rolleyes:

I wouldn't mind the new start menu if it had a few tweak options, like not having to use a scroll bar for "All Programs" if your list was too long. I have a 30" monitor and I can only see a handful of entries under all programs without scrolling up. In any case I use and old program called Panekiller which happens to still work on Win7, to invoke a WInXP style start menu in a few different ways so I can have the best of both now.

http://www.maddogsw.com/panekiller/

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In any case I use and old program called Panekiller which happens to still work on Win7, to invoke a WInXP style start menu in a few different ways so I can have the best of both now.

http://www.maddogsw.com/panekiller/

I just downloaded this, and am ready to register it already. However, the option to invoke panekiller instead of the start menu doesn't seem to work for me. Did you have to do anything special to get that to work, or do you just not use that feature?

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Also disappointed about the removal of the start menu here. I service about 700 users in our corporation and about 40% of them prefer the classic start menu style. This will be something to be considered when it comes time to consider migrating to Windows 7. A definite problem.

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Also disappointed about the removal of the start menu here. I service about 700 users in our corporation and about 40% of them prefer the classic start menu style. This will be something to be considered when it comes time to consider migrating to Windows 7. A definite problem.

You can fix the start menu more if you like.Right Click start menu,click properties,customize there you can set to display as menu.

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Also disappointed about the removal of the start menu here. I service about 700 users in our corporation and about 40% of them prefer the classic start menu style. This will be something to be considered when it comes time to consider migrating to Windows 7. A definite problem.

I agree with your opinion. But alas, the classic start menu will not be in the RTM. :cry:

You can fix the start menu more if you like.Right Click start menu,click properties,customize there you can set to display as menu.

It's not the same as the classic start menu.

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Move away from the past and embrace the future, which is Windows 7!

Honestly, the Start Search function has been improved in Windows 7 from Vista and I use it now as a means of launching a program quickly and easily.

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Well, they are trying really hard to push some of the new features such as Jump Lists and searching from the Start menu itself, both of which would be really awkward to implement with the "classic" Start menu. By removing it, Microsoft also cuts down on overall support calls because everyone using Windows 7 will be using the new Start menu, support agents will not need to guide a customer through different steps dependent on the Start menu style.

Lies. They are trying to force a new paradigm of little icons that point to a .exe file or a URL. BFD.

This is simple UI fascism, and its ultra annoying. Its the first thing I looked for and its one of the few things there is to complain about.

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I too find no "classic" start menu in Windows 7 very annoying.

however, does anyone know how to automatically show All Programs by default when opening the start menu. clicking All Programs everytime is so freaking stupid.

I wish they would make it the full width of the menu, much like search is now.

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Also disappointed about the removal of the start menu here. I service about 700 users in our corporation and about 40% of them prefer the classic start menu style. This will be something to be considered when it comes time to consider migrating to Windows 7. A definite problem.

40% < 60%

case done.

i would really love to work in ur corporation since u are so devoted with the employees there...

"A definite problem"

lol

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do you know how annoying it is to scroll down that tiny list on a tablet PC?

no not really, i have a tablet pc and i don't find it annoying at all.

that is, the few times i do need to scroll through it...why are you scrolling down the list in the first place?

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I just downloaded this, and am ready to register it already. However, the option to invoke panekiller instead of the start menu doesn't seem to work for me. Did you have to do anything special to get that to work, or do you just not use that feature?

Uhmmm... did you not notice the following at the top of the page:

Compatibility: runs under Windows 95, 98, ME, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000

The software hasn't been updated since 2001, basically, and I seriously doubt it'll ever work with Windows 7 considering all the GUI changes that have been implemented.

The old Start Menu is basically gone... when will people get over it and move on...

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Start menu search! Use Windows as it's meant to be used (which is usually default settings) and after a while you will notice it goes fastest. Microsoft's Research department isn't as lazy as you might think it is.

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Start menu search! Use Windows as it's meant to be used (which is usually default settings) and after a while you will notice it goes fastest. Microsoft's Research department isn't as lazy as you might think it is.

I agree that Instant Search is far superior to the older method of using the Start menu. But, it's hard to change the behavior of those who've been using Windows since the 95 days, a long 14 years ago.

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The classic start menu is present in Windows 7. To get to it, though, you have to enter Safe Mode.

Why is the classic start menu in Safe Mode but not in "normal mode"? I have no idea. I really don't know.

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