Classic Shell: The solution for if you don’t like the interface of Windows 10

Microsoft, like any technology company, is reinvented every time and, of course, the most common example is the update to the operating system. In fact, for years the giant of the windows has polished its system of updates, though often without the expected success. The reason is that sometimes there are reasons not to update, or well, these forced upgrades take time and can even have problems, as in the case of the update of October, that was detected, delete files, and then had to be discarded so as not to cause more inconveniences.

What Samsung is going to abandon the processors Snapdragon Qualcomm?

When Windows 8 and subsequently the 10, came on the scene, many people are users of the most popular operating system on the planet, weren’t happy. Did not understand the virtues of the new interface (originally called Metro, but after I removed that name because of legal issues) and therefore, they felt uncomfortable in the operating system they used. And even though the reality things have not changed much and the new interface yes, it changed, but not to bad, many users longed for return to your environment, such as that posed by Windows 7, or perhaps some earlier versions.

Well, in an effort to keep the users happy, a job-independent programming pulled what is called Classic Shell. This is a free software intended to improve productivity and the way in which you use Windows 10 but the way in which we used the machine before I got this operating system.

Classic Shell has the following features:

  • A startup menu that is highly modifiable with many styles and “skins” (this is the button layout, of the various components in Windows).
  • A quick access to files and programs of most frequent use.
  • The power to find programs, documents, and define the default values for the system.
  • A start button for Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.
  • Toolbar and status to the Windows explorer.
  • Information bar and status for Internet Explorer.

The program can be downloaded free of charge from and is already in a number of languages: English, French, Italian, Polish, German, Russian, Spanish, traditional chinese, and simplified chinese.

I must say that Classic Shell is not a replacement for Windows explorer. In reality it adds elements of the graphical interface to the Browser but is the same program that has always used (and loved, according to the official website (

Classic Shell runs on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and in their counterparts of servers (Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016). S3e support versions 32-bit and 64-bit and the installer works equally well for all versions. Does not support Windows RT.

If you remember with fondness the comfortable interface of the past, with Classic Shell you can recreate it and take advantage of what it offers the latest version of the Windows operating system with ease to continue to see the interface as in the past. l software can be downloaded from this site. and Partners.

Check out more Related Articles around Cool Life Hacks