NEWS Microsoft Blocks Classic Shell in Windows 10 Build 9879

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  1. whoosh

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    Windows 8 was the first modern Windows version to come without a Start menu, a change which not only confused many Windows 7 users planning to upgrade, but that also affected adoption of Microsoft's new product.
    What also happened was a rapid growth of the third-party software market for alternative Start menu solutions and many developers out there tried to make the most of this problem to attract more users with their apps.

    The best example in this case is Classic Shell, one of the top Start menu apps out there which recorded millions of downloads in the last few years, but especially after the launch of Windows 8.

    With Windows 10, however, everybody’s wondering whether Microsoft still plans to allow third-party Start menu apps on its desktop operating system or block them all, as the revamped desktop comes with new features that also include a modern Start menu.
    Classic Shell no longer works on Windows 10
    Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879, which was officially released last week, no longer supports Classic Shell, which means that users have no other option than to stick to the default Start menu.
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Blocks-Classic-Shell-in-Windows-10-Build-9879-465429.shtml :eek: :shocked:
     
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    To install the Classic Shell anyway just do this simple thing ... Rename it to anything you like. Classic Shell will then install without problems :cheerful: ;)
     

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