Slideshow: Create your own Classic Start Menu in Windows 7

Basic menu

At this point, your Classic Start Menu contains the Programs menu and links to Default Programs and Windows Update.

In Beltchev's Classic Shell, the Classic Start Menu contains these links as well as links to Documents, Settings, Search, Help and Support, Run, and Shutdown. Fortunately, you can populate your Classic Start Menu with all these links. To do so, you will need to create shortcuts on your desktop and then move them to the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu folder. Let's take a closer look.

This Slideshow Gallery is also available as an entry in the Windows Blog and in the PDF format as a TechRepublic Download.

About Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

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