Windows 10: Can I Use "Classic Shell" Menu Setup to Make Things Easier?

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  1. Posts : 59
    W10 Home x64
       26 May 2017 #1

    Can I Use "Classic Shell" Menu Setup to Make Things Easier?


    New Dell Laptop, W10
    Not crazy about this setup, is that classic shell thingy considered a better way to go? I'm as basic and non-techie as one gets, need basic easy-to-use and understand stuff, always seem to have troubles.

    This is 3rd comp W10 past year, poorly operating. I just don't get it. Similar issues. Wait and wait after clicking to be able to use next page....often have to click multiple times.....often won't scroll or lags....when typing, the letters often hesitate for a few seconds or as many as 10 or 15....often get "....page is not responding...", often get Int Expl is not responding, etc. Isn't something very weird about having continued similar issues when getting new computer?? I have had Comcast check all their stuff multiple times.

    Doing what's called a "clean install" of W10 has been mentioned......does that make any sense under these circumstances? (another new comp, 'new' issue of W10, 'new' Int Expl, etc.). Very frustrating for couple of years.
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  2. Posts : 1,890
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       26 May 2017 #2

    If you bought a new Dell laptop, and it`s not functioning properly, return it.
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  3. Posts : 4,499
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       26 May 2017 #3

    Your My Computer lists an HP Notebook/Laptop so there needs to be more information given about the Dell machine. I have 3 Dell Notebooks that have satisfactory performance with Win10, a few variables affect performance such as CPU speed, installed RAM, video adapter/memory, etc. Most Notebooks come with sufficient storage capacity except those with only an SSD/Solid State Drive may be only 128GB or 256GB which is enough for most uses but not for folks like me that need to have files available when working on clients' computers at their location. The less-expensive Notebooks and even Desktops will have lower-cost CPUs and less RAM, sometimes a problem sometimes not depending upon the use. I feel 4GB RAM is sufficient but prefer 8GB if a computer will accommodate it.
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  4.    26 May 2017 #4

    Open task manager by right clicking on your task bar and choosing task manager. At the bottom left hand corner select more details. Then select the start up tab. I am sure that HP has put a whole bunch of unnecessary programs in startup. I would right click on each, and every one, and select disable. Now restart. See how that helps.
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  5. Posts : 2,472
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       27 May 2017 #5

    Note the above posts to investigate your performance issues. I don't think Classic Shell (CS) will help with performance, but I find CS much easier to use than the standard Windows 10 Start Menu. I configure CS so mouse hover opens CS and mouse click opens the Windows Start Menu - you can use either menu as you wish.
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  6. Posts : 59
    W10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       27 May 2017 #6

    The HP I no longer have, guess I must have forgotten I put that info in there and didn't get rid of it. The HP was real bad, went back to HP 3 times, still fouled up, they 'bought me out' for 75% of what I paid for it after about 6 months.

    (not sure I posted this right....and where to list my new Dell info)
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  7.    27 May 2017 #7

    Classic Shell is easier (at least i think it is) to use then W10 startmenu, but it won't fix the problems you discribe. I have an 4 year old HP sleekbook and i upgraded W10 each time there was a new version and don't have any problems. Maybe you have a virus or something or to many bloatware. Try the flybynite option and see if that helps. Success!
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  • Posts : 59
    W10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       27 May 2017 #8

    I put the new info in on my new Dell. I have 8gb ram, 1tb hdd. Dell tech did a remote check/repair twice right after recent purchase.
    What's the "fly by night" option?
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  • Posts : 4,499
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       27 May 2017 #9

    ImLost said: View Post
    I put the new info in on my new Dell. I have 8gb ram, 1tb hdd. Dell tech did a remote check/repair twice right after recent purchase.
    What's the "fly by night" option?
    flybynite is the user name of the person that posted a reply about 12 hours ago.
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  • Posts : 59
    W10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       27 May 2017 #10

    Oh, right, how the heck did I miss the obvious.
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