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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.

A free version of Classic Shell 4.3.1 can be found on our website. Classic Shell is categorized as System Utilities, according to its main purpose.

Use these files to set up the tool: ClassicShellUpdate.exe, ClassicStartMenu.exe, ClassicExplorerSettings.exe, ClassicIE9_32.exe and Bombardier.DDS.Infrastructure.Shell.exe. Notice that Classic Shell is developed by Ivo Beltchev.

It's vital to notice that the software can run only on Windows Vista/7/8/10 32/64-bit.

Based on the users’ opinions, there are some pluses: Classic Shell has a modern interface, is highly customizable and is stable. As users mention, you can find such a disadvantage of Classic Shell as it is sluggish. The built-in antivirus system reports that the software is virus free. The downloadable file of this latest software version requires 6.9 MB of free space. Users install the most popular versions of the program that are 4.3, 4.2 and 4.1.


  • 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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