Change the Start menu to Classic view

The Classic view of the Start menu might be familiar if you've used earlier versions of Windows.

Picture of the Start menu in Classic view
You can make the default Start menu resemble earlier versions of Windows
  1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.

  2. Click the Start Menu tab, click Classic Start menu, and then click OK.