Start Menu 7


Start Menu 7

A creative alternative to the Start Menu you find in Windows.


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Loads instantly, highly customizable.
May overwhelm with information, takes some time to get used to.

Our Review:

Start Menu 7 is the new name for the former Vista Start Menu and is an alternative to the plain Start Menu you find in Windows XP up to Windows 10. It loads instantly, and is highly customizable. The enhancements are most obvious on Vista.

Instead of presenting a search-based interface or All Programs, it effectively provides a hierarchical menu of Program folders together with some other features. It's very customizable. It doesn't change any system settings, so it's perfectly safe to install, so try it for a few days, and then remove if you don't like it. On my test system, Vista's Search (Start button) failed to find all installed programs, but Start Menu 7 listed them all.

You can also keep your original Start Menu and use it along with Start Menu 7 until you get more comfortable with it. Please note that this version no longer supports Windows NT but support for Windows 7 up to Windows 10 has been added.

The picture and other graphics on the developer's website should help you to make your mind up as to whether or not to use it.

Start Menu 7 was reviewed by on based on version 5.