How to change the look of Windows 10 in Windows 7?

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How to change the look of Windows 10 in Windows 7?

Windows 10 is an evolving operating system, seeking to create a balance for both mobile and desktop devices. In fact, it is possible to have the look of Windows 10 on Android.

Although it is the most complete platform in Microsoft's history, some people would like to have the Windows 7 Start Menu because they are used to this system and at the same time want to take advantage of the Windows 10 enhancements.



Next, we introduce you to relevant information about these operating systems, their attributes, and how to change the appearance of Windows 10 in Windows 7.

What is Windows 7?

Windows 7 is an operating system released in 2006 by the Microsoft company. This system allows users to perform basic tasks and manage applications through a graphical interface in order to facilitate the interaction with the different functions of the computer.

Windows 7 features

Windows 7 has six versions that have improved the functionality of the system over time. Initially, the interface was not very powerful and Windows it offered limited functionality. However, the last three versions have improved system security and equipment connectivity.

What is Windows 10?

Windows 10 is an operating system created by Microsoft in 2015. This system allows users to take full advantage of multimedia content and browse the Internet through their tool: "Microsoft Edge".

Windows 10 features

Windows 10 has a boot menu, support for updates, a voice assistant called “Cortana” and various functions for managing tasks on a secure and more stable platform than previous versions.


Change the look of Windows 10 to Windows 7

Although you can perform certain actions such as activating the bright light theme in Windows 10, to change the Windows 10 looks like in Windows 7 it is better to follow the following procedure, which, as you will see, is very simple:


Download and install Classic Shell

Classic Shell is a simple and practical free application. With this tool you can change the Windows 10 start menu to make it look like it has Windows 7.

Set the menu

Once Classic Shell is installed, you need to log into the program and there you will be able to see six options. You have to choose “Classic Start Menu Settings” and in the “Start Menu Style” tab choose “Stile Windows7”.

Download the Windows 7 start menu icon

After selecting the Windows 7 style you need to download the icon from the start menu. Then, choose the “Customize” option and select the icon that was downloaded. Go to the “Skins” tab and choose "Windows Aero". Finally, click "Ok".

Change the desktop background

To change the desktop background, you can download the Windows 7 background. Then, on the desktop, right-click and choose "Customize". There you will see the settings for the "desktop background" panel. Press the "Browse" button and choose the Windows 7 background image.


Change the color of the title bar

To make your system look like you are in Windows 7, you need to right click on the desktop and choose "Personalize". So, in "Colors" choose the navy blue color. Select the "title bars" option and choose a color suitable for the system.

Apart from the above, you can also make the taskbar transparent in Windows which helps a lot to get a very nice look on the system.


Redefine Windows Explorer

You can redefine Windows Explorer through a program called OldNewExplorer, which you can get from MajorGeeks OldNewExplorer .  Once this application is installed, you need to launch it to select the “Use classic drive pool on this computer” option. Then choose "Use Libraries". Also, you can select "Use the command bar instead of the ribbon".


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