Windows 10: Want old style START MENU without tiles

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  1.    09 Sep 2016 #1

    Want old style START MENU without tiles


    Hi Everyone,
    I did the online upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 some time back.
    My windows 10 start menu was still in the old style without tiles, wish I was happy about.
    Last week, my laptop did a lengthy windows update, and now I have tiles on my start menu.

    I don't like this.
    Is there a way to get the old style back?
    Unpinning each tile one by one is not the same.
    Please help thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    09 Sep 2016 #2

    Hello, the Win 10 start menu has always provided the ability to show tiles.

    It is, however, very poor for anyone with an extensive start menu organised with folders and subfolders.

    Try Classic Shell (free) - used by many here. Highly configurable, familiar to XP and '7 users, - you can also launch universal apps. No tiles. And you can still launch Win 10's menu.

    There several similar posts if you look thru the customisation section and many recommendations for Classic Shell.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    09 Sep 2016 #3

    I second the use of Classic Shell (Classic Start Menu). Can make the start menu look and act pretty much like Windows 7 if you like, but with even more configuration.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 1,527
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       10 Sep 2016 #4

    Classic Shell is excellent. You can configure it so mouse hover on the start button opens Classic Shell and mouse click opens the Start Menu - so can use either menu
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  5. Posts : 161
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 15063.296
       10 Sep 2016 #5

    I decided to go in a different way. I never liked the latest start button, So I found this http://startisback.com/

    Great tool and priced right.
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  6.    10 Sep 2016 #6

    storageman said: View Post
    I decided to go in a different way. I never liked the latest start button, So I found this http://startisback.com/

    Great tool and priced right.
    +1 for StartIsBack, used it for win 8, 8.1 and now 10 also $2.99 for lifetime licence is good value
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    10 Sep 2016 #7

    royalmp said: View Post
    Hi Everyone,
    I did the online upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 some time back.
    My windows 10 start menu was still in the old style without tiles, wish I was happy about.
    Last week, my laptop did a lengthy windows update, and now I have tiles on my start menu.

    I don't like this.
    Is there a way to get the old style back?
    Unpinning each tile one by one is not the same.
    Please help thanks
    I'm confused. Unless you unpinned them, all versions of Windows 10 have the tiles. Why don't you just unpin them from your current start menu?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    12 Sep 2016 #8

    Classic Shell does everything StartIsBack++ does for free. Not sure why you went with the latter.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    12 Sep 2016 #9

    +1 for Classic Shell. It's by far the most customizable start menu out there. And it's free. But if Startisback works for you that's also ok.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    12 Sep 2016 #10

    Or you could try the new menus for a while - many users find the new style grows on you once you use them a bit. Personally, I would never go back!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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