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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.

The free Classic Shell 4.3.1 download is available on our website.

Many users highlight 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.

These installation files are often used to set up the software: ClassicShellUpdate.exe, ClassicStartMenu.exe, ClassicExplorerSettings.exe, ClassicIE9_32.exe and Bombardier.DDS.Infrastructure.Shell.exe. The most popular versions of the program that our community members download are 4.3, 4.2 and 4.1.

Classic Shell is designed to work with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32/64-bit. The size of the downloadable installation file is about 6.9 MB. Our antivirus system always scans the programs for spyware. It scanned Classic Shell and reported that it is 100% secure. You can find it in the System Utilities category on our website. Ivo Beltchev is the creator of this program.


  • 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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