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Classic Shell

Bring back the classic start menu and status bar for Internet Explorer.

Get back the classic start menu with multiple styles and skins from Windows XP/2000/Vista in your new Windows 7. Add a customizable toolbar to your Internet Explorer. Regain the Run command, or the Programs entry and customize the start menu appearance by applying various skins and icons.

Our website provides Classic Shell 4.3.1 that can be downloaded for free.

Many users have noticed that there are several pluses: the software has a modern interface, is highly customizable and is free to use. Based on the community opinions, the main drawback of the software is: it is sluggish.

The most popular versions of the tool that our community members choose are 4.3, 4.2 and 4.1. This downloadable file has been scanned by our built-in antivirus system, the analysis indicates that it is 100% secure. This tool is included in System Utilities, according to its main functionality.

The size of the downloadable installation file is about 6.9 MB. According to the system requirements, Classic Shell is available for the following OSs: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32/64-bit.

Our users often look for the installation files for this program with the following names: ClassicShellUpdate.exe, ClassicStartMenu.exe, ClassicExplorerSettings.exe, ClassicIE9_32.exe and Bombardier.DDS.Infrastructure.Shell.exe etc. Please note that this program is developed by Ivo Beltchev.


  • Highly customizable start menu
  • Adds a status bar to Explorer
  • Supports skins


  • Compatibility issues with latest operating systems
  • Developed by Ivo Beltchev
  • File name: classicshellsetup_4_3_1.exe (6.9 MB)
  • Latest version: 4.3.1
  • License: Free
  • Updated: February 28, 2019
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