Do You Want to Make Your New Windows 11 Computer Look and Work More Like Windows 10 or Windows 7?

By | January 3, 2023
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Do You Want to Make Your New Windows 11 Computer Look and Work More Like Windows 10 or Windows 7?

It will cost you less than $5.00

Back in May 2022, we featured this tip, but for the most part, it fell on deaf ears – so to speak. A lot fewer people were using Windows 11 back then. But in the past seven months, things have changed. Most new computers come with Windows 11 now and it’s getting harder and harder to find a new Windows 10 computer. Things have changed.

So, we thought it would be helpful to reprise this article.

I worked on a computer a couple of days ago that had an app installed on it called StartAllBack. Now, I’m not a fan of looking backward, I tend to want to get used to the new and move on from the old. But Windows 11 did away with, among other things, the File Explorer ribbon, starting Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar, and full right-click context menus. In Windows 11, when you right-click on a file or folder, you get a truncated context menu. Then you have to click “Show more options” to see the full context menu which doesn’t make much sense to me.

Although I’m going to stick with Windows 11 and its new look, I did try StartAllBack (you can get a free, fully-functional, 30-day trial).  For anyone looking to bring back some of the look and features of Windows 10 or Windows 7, StartAllBack is worth the $4.99 price tag. If you have more than one Windows 11 computer, you can buy two licenses for two computers for $8.99. Both are lifetime licenses, not annual subscriptions.

Here are some screenshots.

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Above: Choose your style

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Above: The “Windows-7-style” Start menu is the default regardless of which style you choose.

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Above: The File Explorer Ribbon plus full right-click context menus.

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Above: StartAllBack menu options.

Here are some of the features of StartAllBack.

Restore and improve taskbar

Show labels on task icons
Adjust icon size and margins
Move taskbar to top, left or right edges
Drag and drop stuff onto taskbar
Center task icons but keep Start button on the left
Split into segments, use dynamic translucency
Separate corner icons with Windows 7/10 UI

Restore and improve File Explorer UI

Ribbon and Command Bar revamped with translucent effects
Details pane on bottom
Old search box (the one which works)
Dark mode support for more dialogs

Restore and improve context menus

All new look with rounded acrylic menus
Fast and responsive taskbar menus
New fonts, better touch support

Restore and improve start menu

Launch apps and go to system places in one click
Navigate dropdown menus like a boss
Enjoy fast and reliable search

Finally, lightweight styling and UI consistency

Enjoy Windows 7, Windows 10 and third-party taskbar and start menu styles

Fix UI inconsistencies in Win32 apps

Don’t be blue: recolor UI in all windows apps
Negative resource usage: fewer RAM used, fewer processes started

If you’re interested in trying StartAllBack you can download a fully-functional 30-day trial (and/or read more about StartAllBack) here.

Once you install StartAllBack it will appear in Control Panel – not in the Start menu. You can uninstall it using Control Panel/Programs or using Settings > Apps > Apps & features.

Windows 11’s “minimalization” can be difficult to get used to.  If you want to go back to the more user-friendly functionality of Windows 10 / Windows 7, StartAllBack might be just what you’re looking for. And, as we pointed out earlier,  you can try it for free for 30 days to see if it meets your needs. 

Note: We are not affiliated with nor do we make a commission if you buy StartAllBack. We are providing this information for those who have Windows 11 or will be getting a new computer with Windows 11 and would prefer a more traditional interface.

5 thoughts on “Do You Want to Make Your New Windows 11 Computer Look and Work More Like Windows 10 or Windows 7?

  1. Yvonne

    Is this something we have to pay for every year to continue the rollback to the old look, or is it a ‘forever’ fix?

    1. infoave Post author

      It is a lifetime license – not an annual subscription. Once you pay $4.99 you don’t pay again.

    2. Susan Poston

      If we do this and don’t like it can we put it back the way it was before we did the Startallback?
      Is it simple to do? If I am unsure can you do it for me?
      Thank you

      1. infoave Post author

        You just go into Control Panel & find StartAllBack and turn it off.


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