- Jun 23, 2001
And that little trick is apparently absurdly easy.Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879, which was officially released last week, no longer supports Classic Shell, which means that users have no other option than to stick to the default Start menu.
From now on, when trying to download and install Classic Shell on Windows 10, they are provided with an error telling them at Classic Shell has compatibility issues and it cannot be installed.
Running the installer in compatibility mode and using Microsoft's own instructions to get it work make absolutely no difference, and at this point it's impossible to use Classic Shell on a computer running Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879. Unless you turn to a little trick, that is.
Not the smartest move from Microsoft, but it still pre-release and subject to all kinds of changes. But the fact that apparently just change the file name and have work fine makes it seem like there's no actual compatibility problem, just MS trying to force the user into the Modern UI.The easiest way to install Classic Shell on a Windows 10 Technical Preview 9879 is to rename the installer from ClassicShellSetup_4_1_0 to anything you want. We used Softpedia instead of the original name, and as you can see in the photo gallery below, everything works smoothly.