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How to make the Classic Shell Start button look like the Windows 7 Start button

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This is a short video as requested that shows how to make the Classic Shell start button look identical to the start button that is in Windows 7. All you need before this tutorial is Classic Shell installed in Windows 8, which I have another tutorial for here:

I did not do the art, and the page that I show in the video has instructions on how to do this as well, so most of the credit should go to them. I do have a saved copy of the files that are downloaded, so if the deviantart download link ever goes down, send me a message and I can email you the files, or upload them to a mirror server.

I would do a text tutorial, but the one at the link below is very thorough, so if you’re looking for a video tutorial, watch the video above, and if you’re looking for a text tutorial, use the link below.

The address used in the video is:

There are many more options as well for changing the look of the start menu, so make sure to play around with the settings. If there is anything you’re having difficulty figuring out, just leave me a comment.

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  1. […] Just download ClassicShell from the link I’ve provided, run the installer. And you’re done! If you want to make it look more like the Windows 7 start button, or just want to make it look different in general, I have a link here for that: How to make the Classic Shell Start button look like the Windows 7 Start button […]

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