Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but are removed from Vista and Windows 7. It has a classic start menu for Windows 7, it adds a toolbar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features. Classic Shell works on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Both 32 and 64-bit versions are supported (the same installer works for both). Some skins for the start menu require Aero theme to be enabled. Others require at least Basic theme.
Classic Start Menu is a clone of the original start menu, which you can find in all versions of Windows from 95 to Vista. It has a variety of advanced features: * Drag and drop to let you organize your applications * Options to show Favorites, expand Control Panel, etc * Shows recently used documents. The number of documents to display is customizable * Translated in 35 languages, including Right-to-left support for Arabic and Hebrew * Does not disable the original start menu in Windows. You can access it by Shift+Click on the start button * Right-click on an item in the menu to delete, rename, sort, or perform other tasks * Available for 32 and 64-bit operating systems * Has support for skins, including additional 3rd party skins * Fully customizable in both looks and functionality * Support for Microsoft’s Active Accessibility