How to Replace the Old Start Button of Windows 10 with the Aero Start button?


Windows 10 comes with a white start button. If you regularly work with a PC/laptop, you may be bored with the same button. You want something exciting and surprising with the start button.

In this article, we will guide you on replacing the old Start button of Windows 10 with the Aero Start button. Classic Shell is a freeware application that can replace the old Start button style of Windows 10 with a new Start button.

Classic Shell for Windows 10

Classic Shell is free software that improves productivity, enhances Windows’s usability, and empowers you to use the computer how you like it. The main features are:

  • Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
  • Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs
  • Find programs, settings, files, and documents
  • Start button for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
  • Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
  • Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer

How to replace the old Start button in Windows 10 with the Aero Start button?

Step 1. Install the Aero Start button on Windows 10 machine (The link is at the end of this article).

Step 2. To open the Classic Shell, access the installation folder, and double-click Start Menu Settings to launch the settings for Classic Shell.

Step 3. There are three start menu options available, ie. Classic Style, Classic with two columns, and Windows 7 Style. Select the Start menu style.

In the lower pane, there are three options for the Start button. You can select between Aero, Classic, or Custom. Using the custom option, you can choose your startup button.


Step 4. Select the Start Menu Style and Aero (or other) Start button.

Step 5. Finally, select the “Replace Start button” and press the OK button to activate it.

Step 6. Now, you can see the “Start Menu” and the “Start button” of Windows 10 has been changed.

At any time, if you wish to access the Start menu and the Start button in Windows 10, right-click the Start button and select  Exit
The Aero Start button will be disabled, and the default Windows 10 Start menu and the Start button will be enabled.

To uninstall Classic Shell on Windows 10, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Start  button and type appwiz.cpl.

Step 2. From the available results, click on appwiz. cpl to launch “Programs and Features.”

Step 3. Double click on Classic Shell from the available results.

Step 4. Click the Yes button to remove Classic Shell from your Windows 10 PC.

Download Classic Shell

You can download the Classic Shell from here.

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