IT pros and confirmed geeks tend to develop strong feelings about their favorite technology, whether it's an OS, an application, or even an icon. So, it's no surprise that many long-time Windows users were pretty ticked when the Classic Start Menu disappeared with the release of Windows 7. Some people even refused to upgrade over it! During this episode of TR Dojo, I'll show how to get the Classic Start Menu back in Windows 7 using a free program called Classic Shell.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.