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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.

Download free Classic Shell 4.3.1 on our website. According to the information on our software library the most popular versions of this software are: 4.3, 4.2 and 4.1.

Our users often download 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.

Notice that it can be launched on the following OSs: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32/64-bit. The downloadable file needs 6.9 MB on your disk. The copyright holder of the software is Ivo Beltchev.

Most users have noticed that there are some pluses: it has a modern interface, is highly customizable and is free to use. According to the community reviews, the obvious drawback of it is: it is sluggish. Our antivirus system always scans the downloadable files for spyware. It scanned the software and reported that it is virus free. Classic Shell is categorized as System Utilities, according to its main purpose.


  • 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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