One of the biggest changes in Windows Vista is the complete redesign of the Start Menu. While this change is a good thing for some people, others prefer to use the old style Start Menu. In this tutorial we will show you how to enable and configure the classic version of the Start Menu.
The procedure is very simple. Just follow these steps:
First, right click on the taskbar and select Properties.
The Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window will open. Here, go to the Start Menu tab and check the Classic Start Menu option. If you want to customize the items that appear in the Start Menu, click the Customize… button. If you don’t want to customize anything, just press the OK button.
In the Customize Classic Start Menu window you have lots of configuration options: you can add or remove start menu items, you can sort them or you can enable special shortcuts like the Run or Log Off buttons.
Feel free to experiment with all the available options. When you have finished, press the OK button.
Now the Windows Vista Start Menu will look just like on the older versions of Windows.