Customize Windows 7 Start Menu with Aston2 Menu

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By now you all must be aware that Windows 8 lacks start menu or say being replaced by the new metro style start screen. This may be the reason why many users go for Windows 7 over new Windows 8. If you are fond of customizing your Windows then here is a tutorial how you can transform the traditional start menu to a different look. Here is a tool that will modify the traditional look of Windows 7 start menu to Aston2 Menu with a new utility program named Aston2 Menu.

Customize Windows 7 Start Menu with Aston2 Menu

Applying different themes to change the start menu is burdensome process and almost tiring for impossible for beginner. As the process needs to patch the system files using third party tools and then edit style files in Hex Editor. Overall the process is tiring and tacky. In order to make the customization simple you can take the help of Aston2 Menu that completely brings out a new UI to the start menu.

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You can see the transformed start screen in the above shown screenshot. You can see that the look of start menu after installing Aston2 Menu is completely changed.

The Aston2 Menu App arrives with some in-built skins which can be changed according to ones preferences as the App allows you to customize each skin according to ones suit. The skin that are preinstalled with the app are basic and looks like Windows XP age, so enough of customizing option is provided to add your creativity.

aston2 start menu

The app also allows you to access the predefined shortcuts quickly by putting them in top in the process list. The most appealing feature for this app is that you can browse the folders structure without even opening a single explorer tab. This is quite useful while opening deep nested folders as you can see all the folders from the desktop itself. See the screen shot below to get a clear picture about how you can access the nested folders.

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The Aston2 Menu is compatible with all versions of Windows 7, XP and Windows Vista. This App contains tons of other options hidden under the curtains. If you are a beginner, then you need to spend a little time to bring them to light. But, unfortunately the App isn’t supported in Windows 8.

Aston2 Menu provides a brand new look to all round simple start menu by customizing it. But, the app comes with a higher price tag. However, the trial version is available which is free to try.

Now, you can customize the traditional start screen of Windows 7 to a new look with Aston2 Menu. If you are among them who are fond of customizing Windows 7, then you will find the App intresting.


Priyanka contributes to the Computer and Gadgets section on Techcular.

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