Classic Shell is being revived


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Those of you using Classic Shell will or have found that the latest Preview builds do not support Classic Shell. Those of us that are on regular windows are ok until the next fall upgrade.
There are people working on CS again they have a working version out now that works with the latest preview build.
I don't know how to post a .exe file here and not sure that I should link another forum here. The link below is to the coders that working this out.
https://github.com/StartNine/Start9.Host
 
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Hello.
Start9 was started by an individual who goes by the name "Splitwirez" on the Classic Shell forum.
Splitwirez used to make menu skins there but wanted more features than CSM could provide.
With the help of the coding community, Start9 is being developed with newer code to be more compatible for the future.

Here is one of his links in the Classic Shell forum:

http://classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7568

We wish Splitwirez and the coders all the best at that GitHub link you provided.


As for Classic Shell, it's still working ok for me on Windows 10 1804
Ivo, who made the Classic Shell start menu program in his free time, gave up developing it
last December, and now coders at GitHub are getting involved in keeping Classic Shell alive.

They have changed the name to "Classic Start" for any new release.
In fact, I just read yesterday on a different Windows Ten forum:

https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/99582-classic-shell-no-longer-development-now-open-source-36.html

they have fixed a problem with the latest Windows 10 insider editions (future updates not yet released to the general public).
For all the people who love Classic Shell, including me, this is wonderful news,
happy that other coders are helping out for free.

As for the Classic Shell forum, I read only 6 months left before it goes down, then people over at GitHub
will have a special forum over there. They have so many related links over there its nuts.
I found what is to be the Classic Start forum for non-coders. Now I lost which link it was, anyway,
nobody has made any comments yet on it! They have it like a normal forum with sections.
There was one section I did not see, "Start Menu Skins".
So if you did not download and try out menu skins made by your average Joe over in
the original Classic Shell forum, better do it within the next 6 months. :)

Classic Shell Menu sure was great back when Windows 8 came out. Windows 10 start menu is good now,
but I still like CSM because it is like XP start menu. :)
juniper7


EDIT ADDON: Looks like the new "Classic Start" working version of "Classic shell" is popping up other places besides GitHub. Now here too:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/classic_start.html
 
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Have loaded ClassicStart 4.4.109 it working perfectly on one desktop and one notebook. What I did was to back up the XML file to save my setting. Uninstalled Classic Shell using Control Panel programs and features. Rebooted and ran the Installer. It alerted on WD, Norton and Mbam but no issues at all and I'm ready for when MS makes it obsolete. I don't find any differences and loaded my XML back all my setting are back including my custom start button

ClassicShell lives on as ClassicStart Yea
 
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Here it the link to the latest revision. It appears they are changing the name to NeoClassic https://github.com/NeoClassic-UI/Menu/releases

I have the latest 4.4.109 running on all 3 of my 10 pro 1803 computers without issues. The one note is to be sure to back up your settings to xml before uninstalling Classic Shell. Then after installing NeoClassic restore your settings using that xml file you created.
 
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https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases/download/v4.4.109-dev/ClassicStartSetup_4_4_109.exe
Actually there sorting out what the name is going to be IVO is not allowing them to continue using the Classic Shell name and the Classic Start is already being used by some other obscure company. Last I heard its going to be https://github.com/NeoClassic-UI/MenuIts still a work in progress but they have 4_4_109 working on the latest Insider builds that the current Classic Shell is not working on. This version also works on 1803 so I feel that when that update hits I'll still have Classic Shell working or NeoClassic-U/IMenults I really don't care what name I just need it to work.
 
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