Classic Shell - Desktop reverted to Win 10 style - Bring back Win7/8?


  1. Posts : 39
    win 7, 8, & 10
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    Classic Shell - Desktop reverted to Win 10 style - Bring back Win7/8?


    I've been using Classic Shell for years, and suddenly my desktop reverted back to Win 10 style, from my chosen plain old Win 7. Now, I can't seem to find the Classic Shell setting to get back to Win 7. Has it changed, or am I just unable to find it? Thanks!
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Could you post a screenshot please? This would help so much!
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post. Thanks.
    Classic Shell (start menu) doesn't affect the appearance of your desktop or explorer

    Are you talking about the appearance of the Classic Shell start menu?
    Or do you perhaps mean you are seeing the Win 10 start screen/start menu?

    And to be sure, to which Windows build are you referring? You show Win 7,8 and 10.

    Hazarding a wild guess, are you seeing the Win 10 start menu in full screen or tablet mode?
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  3. Posts : 39
    win 7, 8, & 10
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks very much! I resolved the issue by doing a manual uninstall (had to; uninstaller broke) of Classic Shell. As soon as I did that, the desktop reverted to my desired, plain Win 7/8 solid color desktop, without the Win 10 apps. I attached a screenshot of the desktop that I've had, and could not restore. Instead, I had been stuck with the standard Win 10 desktop that we see on a fresh install on Win 10. I'm sure there was a setting in Classic View to produce the desktop that my screenshot depicts. I re-installed Classic Shell, and all is well.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    Glad you got it sorted out.
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