Make Vista Start Menu behave like XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Chris Hillman, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Was just upgraded to Windows Vista Business Edition, and the final annoyance
    I have to resolve is to get the start menu to behave more like Windows XP.

    I prefer the 2 column start menu in XP, with program groups expanding to the
    right. I basically want the Vista start menu to work like the default one in
    XP. I can't imagine it can be set to act like Windows 98/2K and not XP. How
    can I fix this?

    -Chris
     
    Chris Hillman, Jul 23, 2007
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    Gerry Guest

    right click on the start button and choose properties then choose "Classic
    Start Menu"
     
    Gerry, Jul 23, 2007
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    housetrained Guest

    right click taskbar - properties - start menu - classic
     
    housetrained, Jul 23, 2007
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    Ian Guest

    Did you not learn in XP that you right click Start and chose properties to
    change to classic of XP. Same in Vista if you look. Why get annoyed?
     
    Ian, Jul 23, 2007
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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Maybe he didn't learn that in XP. Didn't you NOT learn to be polite?
     
    Bill Yanaire, Jul 23, 2007
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  6. No, that takes away the right column with "Computer", "Documents". "Conrol
    Panel", etc.

    See the following screenshots...

    XP, Fast, Quick to Navigate: http://www.webboise.com/images/xp.jpg
    Vista, Slow, tedius: http://www.webboise.com/images/vista.jpg

    I just want the "All Programs" to expand in the way the 'classic' does,
    while keeping my 2 column start menu (which I love... getting icons off of
    the desktop)

    -Chris
     
    Chris Hillman, Jul 23, 2007
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    Ian Guest

    Yes but he was annoyed not me.


     
    Ian, Jul 23, 2007
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    Chris Guest

    I don't think you fully understand my original question...

    "I prefer the 2 column start menu in XP, with program groups expanding
    to the right. I basically want the Vista start menu to work like the
    default one in XP."

    See the following screenshots...

    XP, Fast, Quick to Navigate: http://www.webboise.com/images/xp.jpg
    Vista, Slow, tedius: http://www.webboise.com/images/vista.jpg

    I just want the "All Programs" to expand in the way the 'classic' does,
    while keeping my 2 column start menu (which I love... getting icons off
    of the desktop)

    -Chris
     
    Chris, Jul 23, 2007
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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    You need to get laid then. What he said wasn't that bad :)
     
    Bill Yanaire, Jul 23, 2007
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  10. thats NOT how the XP menu was...

    The vista menu is crappy,
    the classic menu is crappy...

    We want the XP menu back!
     
    carl feredeck, Jul 24, 2007
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  11. thats NOT how the XP menu was...

    The vista menu is crappy,
    the classic menu is crappy...

    We want the XP menu back!
     
    carl feredeck, Jul 24, 2007
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  12. Unfortunatly they destroyed the start menu along with thousands of other
    things in vista...

    I would glady punch the punk who thought of this vista menu right in the
    nose!
     
    carl feredeck, Jul 24, 2007
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  13. Unfortunatly they destroyed the start menu along with thousands of other
    things in vista...

    they should have had an option to get the xp menu too.
     
    carl feredeck, Jul 24, 2007
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    noaim Guest

    you cant.................

    get used to the new one
     
    noaim, Jul 24, 2007
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    Frank Guest


    then try xp...as I'm sure not one person in the entire universe will
    give a sh*t!
    Frank
     
    Frank, Jul 24, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    we...you pregnant or what!
    You speak only for yourself.
    Go back to xp...no one will ever miss you.
    Frank
     
    Frank, Jul 24, 2007
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  17. I'm sure not one person in the entire universe will give a sh*t!

    Then ill take a sh*t , on vista!
     
    carl feredeck, Jul 24, 2007
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  18. we...you pregnant or what!
    We = me and the OP you imbecile!
     
    carl feredeck, Jul 24, 2007
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  19. I agree with you 100%, and have seen a lot of people ask how to do it
    (found via google), but noone knows how. The new menu is terrible
    (IMNSHO) and the classic menu is worse. I can't believe they allow for
    a windows 9X/2K style and not XP. I think I'll log a case with
    Microsoft, the new menu is terrible and there is demand for the XP style
    menu. there has to be a registry tweak or something to make it happen.

    -Chris
     
    Chris Hillman, Jul 24, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    hahaha...I'm only talking to you dipsh*h!...lol!
    Frank
     
    Frank, Jul 24, 2007
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