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PROS: A simple to use Start Menu alternative. A small choice of Skins. Low resource usage. Better function & flexibility of Power Options such as a timer. Text magnifier. The ability to move the Start Menu to any location on screen and resize to your liking. Easy to remember keyboard shortcuts and easy additions to the sidebar also make this very handy.  x64 support.

CONS: Slightly buggy Aero Skin. Reboot required after uninstallation (even though the dev blurb states no changes are made to the system). Start Menu sometimes displays unknown items. No major updates from Vista Start Menu (same dev). Search results erratic and slow.

VERDICT: A decent alternative to the native Windows Start Menu, though don’t expect much Windows 7 integration or frequent updates. The ability to move and resize the menu to your liking will make many users happy. A Pro version is available that brings additional features.

The developer Dennis Nazarenko has kindly donated 3 Pro licences to our community.

The competition is now live in the forums, head over for a chance to win a copy of Start Menu 7 Pro.

PRICE: Free.

VERSION REVIEWED: 3.6

DOWNLOAD: Start Menu 7 (Freeware)

Aero Skin

StartMenu7 1 Start Menu 7 Overhauls your Windows Start Menu

Classic Skin

StartMenu7 2 Start Menu 7 Overhauls your Windows Start Menu

Minimized Sidebar

StartMenu7 3 Start Menu 7 Overhauls your Windows Start Menu

Power Controls

StartMenu7 4 Start Menu 7 Overhauls your Windows Start Menu



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  • Rich

    I’ve used this for a couple of years now, and was so impressed I bought the pro version. Non intrusive emails keep me updated on new versions without having to check for them on my own. It is a well put together program in my opinion!!

  • Rich

    I’ve used this for a couple of years now, and was so impressed I bought the pro version. Non intrusive emails keep me updated on new versions without having to check for them on my own. It is a well put together program in my opinion!!


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