- System Utilities
- System Optimization
- Classic Shell
Classic Shell is an incredibly useful tool for restoring the classic Windows features that Microsoft has removed from newer versions of Windows. It's easy to use and customize, and allows you to choose from a variety of skins and styles for the Start menu. It also lets you add the Start button and toolbars to Windows Explorer, change the title bar and status bar of Internet Explorer, and select an interface of Windows Classic, XP, Vista, or 7.
Classic Shell 4.3.1 could be downloaded from the developer's website when we last checked. We cannot confirm if there is a free download of this software available.
The program's installer files are generally known as ClassicShellUpdate.exe, ClassicStartMenu.exe, ClassicExplorerSettings.exe, ClassicIE9_32.exe or ClassicShellSetup_4_3_0.exe etc. You can install this free PC program on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/11 32 and 64-bit.
Classic Shell lies within System Utilities, more precisely System Optimization. We cannot guarantee that the program is safe to download as it will be downloaded from the developer's website. Before launching the program, check it with any free antivirus software. The actual developer of the free software is Ivo Beltchev. The following versions: 4.3, 4.2 and 4.1 are the most frequently downloaded ones by the program users.
From the developer:
Classic Shell is a free program that improves your productivity and enhances the usability of Windows. It features: highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins, quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs, toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer, caption and status bar for Internet Explorer, and more.
You may want to check out more software, such as Janotech Unix Shell, ContextConsole Shell Extension x86-32 or Shelled!, which might be similar to Classic Shell.
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