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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.

On our software library, you can get a free download of Classic Shell 4.3.1. This software has been checked by our built-in antivirus system, the report indicates that this tool is secure. The most popular versions of the tool are 4.3, 4.2 and 4.1.

The most common names of installation files for this software that can be found on our software library are: ClassicShellUpdate.exe, ClassicStartMenu.exe, ClassicExplorerSettings.exe, ClassicIE9_32.exe and Bombardier.DDS.Infrastructure.Shell.exe, etc.

If you have 6.9 MB of free space on your hard drive, you can easily install the latest version of it. According to the system requirements, this tool is available for the following OSs: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32/64-bit.

Some users point out that there are several benefits: Classic Shell has a modern interface, is highly customizable and is free to use. Based on the community comments, the main disadvantage of Classic Shell is: it is sluggish. Please note that the software is developed by Ivo Beltchev. You can find this tool in the System Utilities category on our software library.


  • 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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