Change the windows 7 start menu to look like XP

Hey there can anyone tell me how do I make the start menu in windows 7 look and work like the XP start menu. It's driving me mad I can't find it I could do it in Vista but not 7
 

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Last updated July 7, 2019 Views 87,361 Applies to:
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Hi Boopgirl,

If you're referring to classic Start menu, then here is a third-party alternative that many people use.

CSMenu Official Site:
http://www.csmenu.com/

CSMenu is a little application which acts like the classic start menu. It's designed for Windows 7, which doesn't have a classic start menu.
Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Desktop Experience]

I just followed this suggestion qnd it's ace, thanks a lot. I really don't like the organization restrictions and navigation of the new start menu and it's true that I was disappointed that 7 did not offer the option to switch to the classic one, like they did with Vista.
But this little application is great and it looks even better than the original one with its transparency background.

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Couldn't have been easier, installed and working in 1 minute. Thanks!

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