Windows 8 and 10 ship without the classic Start button we’re all used to. If you’re frustrated with Windows 8 / 10, it’s because this button is missing. Once it’s back in place Windows 8 / 10 really isn’t bad.

How to replace the Windows Start button:

  1. Click here to download Classic Shell (free) on your Windows 10 computer(s)
  2. Run the downloaded classicshellsetup…exe
  3. Click on the Windows logo where the Start Button should be:
    1. classic_start Replace the Windows 8 / 10 Start button.
  4. Choose ‘Use Classic Shell’
  5. Pick your new Start button design – Aero is good. You can always change this later.

classic_shell-1 Replace the Windows 8 / 10 Start button.

5. Enjoy your new Windows Start button!

newstart Replace the Windows 8 / 10 Start button.