How to have a Windows 7 start menu on a Windows 10 PC


I have built a new Windows 10 PC and have joined to our domain. I would like to have the start menu on this PC like Windows 7 start menu.
Please post me tutorials to achieve this.
Thanks in advance.
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Helen FeddemaCommented:
Classic Shell works great for this purpose.  It offers several Start Menu options, Classic (basically Windows XP), 2-column Classic, and Windows 7.  I use it on all my computers.  Here is a link:

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can use Classic Shell. I do not because there are other ways.

The Windows 10 Start All Programs is pretty close anyway. I use this a lot.

I pin the Programs folder as a Toolbar on the right side. I use this all the time.

Right Click on the Taskbar
Select Toolbar, New Toolbar
Add the following content in the space provided:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Save the toolbar. It should call itself Programs.
Helen FeddemaCommented:
Here is a screen shot:

Classic Shell Windows 7 start menu
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi lianne,

My 5-minute EE video Micro Tutorial shows exactly how to do it:
Make Windows 10 Look Like Earlier Versions of Windows with Classic Shell

Also, if you want to do this on W8 computers, my other 5-minute EE video Micro Tutorial shows exactly how to do it:
Make Windows 8 Look Like Earlier Versions of Windows with Classic Shell

Regards, Joe
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Helen is on the money.  Classic Shell is the way to go.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Classic (basically Windows XP), 2-column Classic, and Windows 7.

"Classic style" is basically W2k, not XP; "Classic with two columns" is basically XP:

Classic Shell styles
After all these years, I still prefer the W2k interface and use it on all of my computers: XP (where the W2k UI is built in) and Vista, W7, W8/8.1, and W10, all of which need Classic Shell, as MS stopped building the W2k UI in Vista and later. Regards, Joe
Helen FeddemaCommented:
It's nice to have a choice.  Along with the Start Menu choices, Classic Shell offers many other options that make Windows 10 more useful.
i suppose you know that right clicking the start button gives you many options?
that made me not use the classic shell anymore
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