Bring back the Classic Windows XP Start Menu to Windows 10 and Windows 11. With one click you have access to all of your Start Menu entries. Plus direct access to the Control Panel, Administrator command line and Run dialog.

Windows XP Start Menu for Windows 10

It doesn’t interfere with the Windows 10 Start Button. Just pin it somewhere to the Taskbar.


Easy Installation

Just download the ZIP file from below, extract the Application, make a right click and select ‘Pin to Taskbar’.
You can also set a shortcut key in the icon properties, so you can open the Start Menu with a keypress.
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Install using winget:

winget install --id=the-sz.Spencer -e --forcecontent_copy

Supported Languages:

Arabic Arabic
English English
French French
German German
Greek Greek
Italian Italian
Portuguese Portuguese
Russian Russian
Spanish Spanish
Swedish Swedish
Turkish Turkish
Ukrainian Ukrainian
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Command line options:

/l <language code> Change user interface language to specified 2 letter language code
/p Or portable.dat file is in same directory, use portable version
/s Stay in systray
/r <directory> Root directory for menu items
/n Use narrow menu items
/o <0/1/2> Sort files and folders together / first files, then folders / first folders, then files
/e Show also empty folders
/d <bitmask as hex value> Hide command menu items, bits 0-7 of menu items to hide

Wine based Start Menu for all Linux versions created a Wine_START_Menu.msi Setup for installation. The start menu is not using any VM software, it’s using Wine.
You have quick access to the Task Manager, Notepad, Regedit, Explorer, and WinVer just as you would in Windows. You can also add your own menu items.
Here is a explanation video: Wine Start Menu for WineHQ + Linux.

Wine Start Menu running in Linux Mint 19.1 Mate 64bit:

Download Mirrors: