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Windows8 startmenu for XP and Win7 by PeterRollar Windows8 startmenu for XP and Win7 by PeterRollar
Windows8 "startmenu" for Xp, Vista and Windows7.
This is a Vistart skin which simulates the Win8 startmenu. What are the benefits? No changes of your system. You can easily try it, and remove it, if you don't like it.
Check it out.:)

How to use? Download the exe from Leesoft. Unzip the content of this deviation and add the exe. Hover over the upper right corner of the startmenu brings up a little red square which opens the options menu. That's all.
If you want to have another targets for the buttons, simply edit the Settings XML file with the targets of your choice. In example you can add a shortcut to your Rainmeter to activate it from this menu. It's not the fast switch like the original, but better than nothing.:D

Screenshots are taken from my XP SP3 system.

:new: Lightly updated graphics and XML files.
:new: Leesoft doesn't allow the redistribution of their executables any longer. So you have to download the exe here [link] if you want to use this skin.

No redistribution in Transformationpacks/Skinpacks allowed!

CAUTION
BE CAREFUL WHILE INSTALLING VISTART. NEVER, REALLY NEVER INSTALL BABYLON TOOLBAR. IT IS A TRASHY MALWARE WHICH POSSIBLY MESSES UP YOUR COMPUTER. GOOGLE FOR IT TO SEE WHAT I MEAN.
Take care.
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ani4ka098 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Any virus ... defects ?
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
??????These are only images no executable included. Please write such comments only when you are sure what you are talking about.
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ericstrd Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That face. Lol. XD
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nfornajam Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
hi there, it looks great
kindly post some stepwise pics of the complete procedure. dont kno which one to rename and what to copy and paste.
thanks in advance.
najam
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tried it and it still works.:)Install Vistart. It will be in the program folder. Make a copy of it, and remove the resources folder, the rollover folder and the settings file from the copy. Copy and paste the three files of this deviation to the same place. Doubleclick the Vistart exe. That's all.:D
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if this works with the actual version of Vistart. Gonna try it myself and tell you.:)
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Beww Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
How do I get what's in the last picture to show up? :c
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's this
[link]
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IxQqFinalFantasy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Artist
OMG windows xp like that ! i can't believe that ... it's too awesome but why u not make windows xp theme this ! it's very cool man
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.:)
You can try this if you want
[link]
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Type-X2 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Cool!!!! Worked,hehehe thanx you awesome...... :) :O
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your very kind words:D

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aus22 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
anybody please help........:-(....could not able to do that.....
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can. Download Vistart7 here[link] Install it. Unselect the install of this dumb toolbar while running the exe. After that go to your program files folder and look for a folder named Vistart. Copy and paste the exe to the folder of this deviation. Doubleclick on it and you are done.:)
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NAHOM1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
excellent work mate! :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Glad you like it.:D
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lakkurakku Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
XP for the win!! great work on all of them
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your kind words. I still like XP too.:D
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Fi3uR Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
schönes teil:)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke Dir.:D
:highfive:
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devASHBA Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Nice work :)
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for your kind words.:)
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goblokpedia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
work in my win7 :clap:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to hear.:D
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Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
:#1:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Ahmed

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bigcyco1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work Peter Feature in :iconlethalartz: this month.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.:D It's an honor for me.:highfive:
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bigcyco1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime!
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1963zmisis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I' ve downloaded and AVG trojan.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These are only images, no executables. So please get yourself a good antivirus proggy.Stop writing such useless comments or it will be reported as spam.
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1963zmisis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Downloade and AVG trojan.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Posting a useless comment one times is more than enough.
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Alexyn0o Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student General Artist
how can i use this?! please need some help...

thanks!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Go to lee-soft.com and download Vistart. It is free. Replace the folders with the ones in this pack which have the same name. That's all. Hope this helps you.:)
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Alexyn0o Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey Peter, ViStart does not exist anymore. It is ViStart 7 and the content of the folder it's different from your archive and it doesn't work, do you have ViStart? Can u upload it somewhere? Please check what i've said.

I'll really appreciated. Thanks !
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I didn't know that installing Vistart is such a depressing procedure meanwhile.This is designed for Vistart7 and it works. Tried it for you ten minutes ago.After installing Vistart you will find a folder Vistart in your program files folder. Rename the folder of this deviation to Vistart2 and copy it in your program files folder. After that copy and paste the Vistart.exe in your Vistart2 folder and click the exe. That should work for you. Copy nothing else.
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Alexyn0o Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Sorry Pet. I've been succesfull after all.
^^ And I did get u mad...Ops ! :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob.:) Glad it works for you.
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Alexyn0o Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Nevermind. I figured it out! :) Thanks!:D
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Lee-Soft Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Nice work peter.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.:D I'm feeling honored.
Glad you like it.
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Omarrr Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
What VS is this?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's private edition. Not planned to release.:)
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Omarrr Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
oh no!!!!!
i want it!!!!
BTW very nice startmenu,looks exactly like win 8.thanks.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your very kind words.:D
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djeos546 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
It's not a menu ! There are 5 items in it !!!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, i don't understand what you wanna tell me.This is how the original looks. What do you think is wrong?
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djeos546 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I just told you it is not really a menu with only 4 items in it. I prefer the win 7 startmenu. Thats all.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay.:) Had no better idea to name it.
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