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How do I change the Start Menu to Classic Style or XP Style?

Windows XP offers two types of Start Menu style. One, the Classic Style which you see in Windows 95/98/ME systems and the New XP Start Menu which is very attractive. However, many people still stick on to the Classic Style Start Menu. Here is the way to switch between both modes.

  • Right-click an empty area of the Taskbar and choose Properties
  • Click the tab named Start Menu at the top
  • You'll be presented with two options namely Start Menu and Classic Start Menu
    • Start Menu is the new XP Style
    • Classic Start Menu is the Windows 9x Style
  • Choose any of the options and click OK

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