21 February 2016

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

On January 21, Microsoft announced Official in their official website, the new features that are included in top rates Window 10. While if you do not have window 10 and want to enjoy the features of this window in window 7, Window 8 , Window 8.1 and also in Window XP, then follow the below guide and take advantages of the new window 10 start menu today.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

For this purpose, you can install the software called " ViStart" a free tool to get the classic start menu in window 8.1 . I'm using this tool to create a window 10 like start menu in your window 8. For now " Download Vistart" and run this int your PC. It is does not like any other software installation, it can be run directly. When first time you run this program, It can automatically create "ViStart" directory in the "AppData" folder, which is used to create the any skins of window 10 in window 8.1.

When you run this program, and Vistart opened, then right click on it, and click on "Exit" means close this program.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Note : When you exit this program, you will also see that the "Start Menu" button also removed. But don't worry, it will be minor bug, you can visit this feature simply pressing window button. This will be shown when you restart your system.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now "Download Window 10 Start Menu Skins" from this link, and paste it in the same directory where your executable file exist.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Unzip the .rar file using any extracting program like 7-zip or Win-RaR.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now open the "Window 10 Start Menu" folder from where you extracted.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

In this folder, now copy the select the first four directory folder , and right click on it and copy them.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now open the "Command Promt" from start menu or simply click ( Window + R ) . Now copy below command / line, and simply paste it into command promt and press enter.

%apdata%\ViStart\_skins

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now paste the copied folders in the "Skins Directory" directory.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now go back to the directory folder where you copy the four directory and now copy the "English.xml" file from here.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now again open the Command Promt and type the below command in it for opening the language directory from here.

%apdata%\ViStart\Languages

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

I recommend you to rename the original name of "English.xml" before copying them into directory with "English_backup.xml" . To do this, simply right click on file and double click on it slowly to edit its name , and rename it with "English_backup.xml" or simply select file and press F2 for rename.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now you can copy this file, and paste it into the language directory folder.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now this is the time, for make your start menu look like window 10, simply right click on ViStart icon in the tray icons and click on "Option" menu.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

After click on option, a pop up window appear, now this is called the "Control Panel" for changing the skins of start menu. Now in this window, you can select your choice, see screen shot below :

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

From below list, you select the Start orb which you like and then click on it. See below pic:

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now, see right side menu, and click on "Configure" option, where you can set the start menu options simply see the demo below :

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Click on "Desktop" option, which is able you to how the Start Button and also window key behaves like.
Note : If you want to change anything from "How Should The Window 8 Features Work" section, you must restart your PC's and then this effect is able to behave like.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

In "About" section, you will be able to check the some thing about ViStart and also check out the update of it.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now all work is done, you can simply click "X" button on the right corner and close this control panel.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Now, enjoy the full featured window 10 like start menu in window 8 and window 8.1, check the screen shot of combining effect the classic start menu and window 8 start screen.

How We Get Window 10 Style Menu in Window 7, 8, 8.1

Note : You can use this ViStart tool to get the window 10 like start menu in Window 7, Window 8, Window 8.1 and even in Window XP also. If you like my this post, then please share it . . .



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