Windows 10: Will Classic Shell work on Windows 10

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  1.    19 May 2016 #11

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    I have tried installing Classic Shell as an Administrator but it makes no difference.

    The installation process itself appears to run OK. The problem is running the ClassicStartMenu.exe it just produces the above UAC pop up.

    Is there a way to get round this problem?
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       19 May 2016 #12

    machare said: View Post
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    I have tried installing Classic Shell as an Administrator but it makes no difference.

    The installation process itself appears to run OK. The problem is running the ClassicStartMenu.exe it just produces the above UAC pop up.

    Is there a way to get round this problem?
    Hi, machare! Rename the installer file. uninstall what you have installed.

    Rename ClassicShellSetup_4_2_5 to My_ClassicShellSetup_4_2_5, or whatever you wish. MS is looking at the name, just trick it.

    Make sure you unblock it.
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  3.    19 May 2016 #13

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Hi, machare! Rename the installer file. uninstall what you have installed.

    Rename ClassicShellSetup_4_2_5 to My_ClassicShellSetup_4_2_5, or whatever you wish. MS is looking at the name, just trick it.

    Make sure you unblock it.
    Well thank you for your suggestion. It is a name that MS are looking at so
    I renamed the ClassicStartMenu.exe file and then put it in the startup folder.

    It now starts up and runs OK.

    If, as I suspect, MS have deliberately blocked the Classic Shell this should be a matter for the EU, after all they were not to keen on just having IE as the web browser.
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       19 May 2016 #14

    machare said: View Post
    Well thank you for your suggestion. It is a name that MS are looking at so
    I renamed the ClassicStartMenu.exe file and then put it in the startup folder.

    It now starts up and runs OK.

    If, as I suspect, MS have deliberately blocked the Classic Shell this should be a matter for the EU, after all they were not to keen on just having IE as the web browser.
    I remember that. I'm glad the tip paid of for you. It's midnight your time now, so good night!
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  5.    19 May 2016 #15

    ClassicShell is the best thing for Windows 8 & 10 machines. The confusion with tiles and metro screen has kept many people I know from using Windows. Best customizable menu out which allows you to also customize the mouse buttons to also use the W10 start menu if you wish and the custom start button feature is my favorite. My favorite is FSU. One of my projects has been creating start buttons for fun.
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  6.    20 May 2016 #16

    It is all a bit strange. I upgraded two systems from Windows 8.1 32bit.

    The first (new) system with the problem was upgraded by requesting an online update from the Microsoft website.

    When I tried to do an online update with the second (old) system it complained about a licence issue. I ended up using the Media Creation tool to make a USB stick. I then started Windows 8.1 and ran the Windows 10 setup from the stick. That worked, but some of the Classic Shell exe files were deleted. So I ran the Classic Shell installation as an administrator. It installed and runs fine. It is not blocked.

    I should now be able to do a clean install and activation of Windows 10 on the new system. Classic Shell might not be blocked!
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       20 May 2016 #17

    JJG10 said: View Post
    I would like to use Classic Shell with Windows 10. A search of the web found an article entitled something like "Microsoft Blocks Classic Shell" and I didn't understand all of it..

    What is the experience with using Classic Shell with Windows 10?

    Thank you.
    Yes, Classic Shell works on Win 10. If you have questions about it, the developer ( @Ivo ) is also a member of this forum.
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       20 May 2016 #18

    badrobot said: View Post
    Yes, Classic Shell works on Win 10. If you have questions about it, the developer ( @Ivo ) is also a member of this forum.
    I asked Ivo about a month ago about updates. He's waiting a bit till it gets closer to Anniversary Release for an update to 4.2.5. Didn't want to make a bunch of changes and have them break. Understandable. BUT, you're right, it's works on 10, both current and Insider. Only issue I'm aware of is the start button getting to Start Menu, but there are easy workarounds to that.
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       20 May 2016 #19

    Okay, I just tried it myself and downloaded the latest Classic Shell 4.2.5 version. It won't install on Insider build 14342

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       20 May 2016 #20

    badrobot said: View Post
    Okay, I just tried it myself and downloaded the latest Classic Shell 4.2.5 version. It won't install on Insider build 14342

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    Change the name of the installer file. Add "My_" or something to the beginning. My_ClassicShellSetup_4_2_5 Post #12. Will Classic Shell work on Windows 10 - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
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