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Giveaway of the day — Start Menu X Pro 6.1

Launch programs quickly, avoiding the system menu.
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User rating: 116 (89%) 14 (11%) 71 comments

Start Menu X Pro 6.1 was available as a giveaway on June 5, 2017!

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Start Menu X is the right solution for power users to launch programs quickly, avoiding the system menu. The program will save your time and make your professional work with a computer convenient.

What's new:

  • The possibility to choose one of the three styles: Start Menu X, Start Menu 10, Classic Start Menu;
  • New skins;
  • You can import/export the settings;
  • The ability to add the Virtual Groups as the main menu items or bookmarks.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

OrdinarySoft

Homepage:

http://www.startmenux.com/index.html

File Size:

10.7 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#36

I also tried to install several times - Win 7 Pro 64, Avast
And, of course, without success. Constant error! I finally gave up!

Reply   |   Comment by Mikik  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Could not download it. It gave me a notice that the file was corrupted. I tried this twice.

Reply   |   Comment by Johnn Koch  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Forgot to mention I got the same error after disabling my Anti-Virus. Also I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Reply   |   Comment by Amanda Lancaster  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Been trying to install it for twenty mins. Keep getting the same error: "The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program." I've downloaded a new 'setup' file like 4 times. Same thing. Amanda

Reply   |   Comment by Amanda Lancaster  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

crashes each time right after startup, also crashes in admin mode. Win 10 64bit

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#31

Why would I even need to try this, I've been using Classic Shell ever since Vista or Win 7 came out and still use it on all my computers, It does everything I need or expect from it and it's FREE :)

Reply   |   Comment by Colder  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I think in win 10 creators update...the start menu is perfect...easy and simple

https://ibb.co/esbcVv

Reply   |   Comment by Khashif  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#29

I have old version 4.23 on a Windows 7 AMD system. Is it worth upgrading & will I have any issues?
thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#28

Can't get the WINDOWS+SHIFT key (as requested in the panels) to start START MENU X - ideas welcome!
Dan

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#27

The software is great but, what I don't like is that after buying version 5.x I've realized that I was entitled to receive updates only as long the updat is still version 5.x. As soon as version 6.x came out, I was no longer entitled for free update and was asked to buy the new 6.x version. Not so nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Gideon  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

Showed successful install but does not work. can't even see it when trying to uninstall.Bad advice to turn off firewall before install in this era of ransomware

Reply   |   Comment by Kelechi  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#25

Same thing happened to me.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#24

This is supposed to be pre-registered Start Menu X Pro 6.1. However, About shows Start Menu X Free 6.1

Reply   |   Comment by doseas  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

doseas, Same here-does not say PRO at "about"...

Reply   |   Comment by Michael G. Vanier  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

doseas, Mine says Start Menu X 6.1 gotd (64 bit)

Reply   |   Comment by Askalick  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

Excellent a must have for everyone 10/10

Reply   |   Comment by Canada Rocks  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Can a technical expert explain why installing ANY programme should require the anti-virus to be turned off?
I have had this issue with a couple of programmes previously from GAOTD that required me to close Zemana AntiLogger so I didn't download them, but I don't really understand why they are not writtento take the AV into consideration.

Reply   |   Comment by Encyclopedia Britannica  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Link below is to reviews of start menu alternatives at pcmag.com

http://www.pcmag.com/news/351091/windows-10-start-menu-alternatives

Reply   |   Comment by bruce  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

For what I do, Classic Shell does all I want. No need to monkey around with other ways. Now if I had seen this 1 year ago when I was first looking, I might have tried it, but Classic Shell has always had good reviews and has worked quite well.

Reply   |   Comment by bruce  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

File keeps showing as corrupted, shame as i really wanted to try new version

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Meer  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

I have 5 and I'm trying to get this new one installed without uninstalling my previous version (to keep settings) and it keeps saying its been activated but there is no Start Menu X version 6 on my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by dessertbunny  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I figured it out after turning off Antivirus, duh, lolz

Reply   |   Comment by dessertbunny  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

dessertbunny, so you managed to install this version and still keep your previous version of it as well?

If so, can you select which one to load?

I have some concerns about overwriting the previous version and having this version die, as someone here has posted happened to them.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

dessertbunny,
Thanks for the stopping A/V suggestion. I had the same issue and until I saw the PROGRAM FILES|START MENU X had a 2017 timestamp I knew I wasn't running v6.1 .
Happy trails!
Dan

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Windows 95 missed it, but seriously it's for Windows 8 top.

Reply   |   Comment by Good Samaritan  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#16

After viewing the instructional video I will stick to a trouble free and already installed feature of my Windows operating system.

The feature is called "shortcuts". My desktop is covered with shortcuts to folders with shortcuts to similar program shortcuts and individual shortcuts on the desktop that I use the most. And it doesn't take multiple clicks to open a program.

Using the built in feature has no problems with turning off anti virus to download either. If you don't like the clutter of many shortcuts just put them into one "shortcut folder".

I am also a long time user of Classic Menu.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

olrowdy01, Try 'Fences' for your desktop shortcuts and everything else.

Reply   |   Comment by tekapa23  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

I have used this for several years and really like it. A bit concerned about the comments regarding installing this over the previous version, then having the program stop working - I may hold off a few hours, see who else chimes in.

One hint: Shortcuts/programs you place on this Start Menu do not get placed on Windows' original Start Menu (at least not in Win 7 Pro), so if you stop using it and revert to the built-in Windows Start Menu, anything you added while running this will not appear. All the programs you installed are still there, of course, but their Start Menu shortcuts will be gone.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

DD, My advise is to uninstall the old version. That's the only way, I could make it work, and I think, that has something to do with the registration process. The EXE get "confused", when there's another licenced version somehow....I guess. Well, it worked for me

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

This is a very nice program I have currently on my laptop. Another similar start program I use is 'Finalbird'...Free.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank J  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#13

When Windows 8 was about to be released we purchased a 2-pack of Windows 8 Pro for $69.99 at Staples.com on a special deal they were running. No one will be surprised when I say that, although the underlying system had some major improvements over Win 7, the user interface was truly awful. So, we bought a copy of Start 8 from Stardock for $4.99 for our laptop and downloaded the free Classic Shell for the GF's PC. Both pieces of software made Win 8 and 8.1 easy to use. She was happy with Classic Shell, and when I used her PC sometimes I also thought it was perfectly OK. Start 8 was a little nicer, yet very similar in everyday use.
Start Menu X Pro takes the "usability" factor to the next level by offering several user interfaces. You can choose which one suits you best, and go from there. Power users may get the most value from it, but all will appreciate the logical choices made in the design. As i recall, there's a free version of Start Menu X if you want to get an idea of how well designed the software is.

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#12

Downloaded files - Unpacked files - Said registration ok, but don't installe the program!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Torben Larsen  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Torben Larsen, "... don't install..."? Why?

Reply   |   Comment by mike od  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

mike od, I found that I had to deactivate min antivirus to be able to install!
Sorry for my bad writing ;-)

I normally hate programs who 'wants' me to deactivate my security programs, but I have used StartmenuX for many years now, so I trust the program!
Updated to the Pro version here!

Reply   |   Comment by Torben Larsen  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

Watched the video, and from what i was seeing, it does not have any advantages over the Windows 10 Start Menu system. I set my Windows 10 Start menu up to be exactly like this, intuitively. What I see in the video shows you have to click the Start button to call up this menu. Same thing with the Windows 10 Start Menu. In this one you setup categories for the different types of program shortcuts you use most. Same thing with Windows 10. Clicking on a Shortcut icon in either launches that program without having to double click. So I cannot see an advantage in this one over what I have setup already. In fact The Windows 10 Start Menu has a feature I did not see in this one; the ability to resize the Start Menu Icon tiles. All the icons in this one look to be the default 91x91px thumbnail size.

So could someone here tell me what it is I am missing about this?

Reply   |   Comment by L. Cleveland Major  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

L. Cleveland Major, you do not seem to understand how the program works.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

This is more useful on a machine running Windows 8.1. I still run W8.1 on my desktop because I didn't want to lose Windows Media Center by upgrading to W10. Personally, I wouldn't put this on a W10 machine because I prefer the new Start Menu.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

L. Cleveland Major, I like zero about the win 10 os, especially the start menu.

Reply   |   Comment by mike od  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

L. Cleveland Major, What this program provides is a return to the familiar style of Windows 7, but with added extras and the opportunity to customise it. The Windows 10 menu is still there - just hold Shift while pressing the start button - so you get best of both worlds.

Reply   |   Comment by Askalick  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

great opportunity here... I highly recommend this one!

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#9

Extremely easy install, comes pre-activated. Just extract the files and run setup. Reboot and you're all done. I am running the built-in anti-virus in Windows 10, so I did not need to pause it.

I've been using this for years and it really makes life easier.

Reply   |   Comment by Charles Lewis  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#8

I tried to install this package and all I got was the GAOTD startup and closing displays with nothing installing.

The PC is Win 10 Build 14393.rs1 and has run the program before, I wanted to try it again to see if the changes meet my needs.

Very disappointed, whoever created the download did not take due diligence.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#7

Great program, been using for some years now. I have the paid/registered version now after using one of the GOTD versions sometime back. Take some getting used to things, but don't be put off by defauts, most things are adjustable but you will have to read up on some features.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert G  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#6

This might be a good program, but on my Toshiba Laptop with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit, I use Classic Shell .. it brings the Start Menu back to how XP used to look and has some other useful tweaks in it as well. It is also totally free.

Reply   |   Comment by bruce  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

bruce, why don't you TRY it before commenting?

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

john, Quite simply, since GOTD programs will not allow reinstall after the offer date. Also why try something that costs money, when I already have a program that does for me, exactly what I want it to do. It does not seem to be worth the cost to me.

Reply   |   Comment by bruce  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

bruce, I use Classic Shell, vry nice and easy.

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

bruce,
There is a free version of Start Menu X. You should try it before you say Classic Shell is better.

Thank you for offering Start Menu X again, Denis and GAOTD! Love it!

Reply   |   Comment by anon  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Classic Shell (freeware) works great for me, on several computers already.
(Just for someone who may be interested in alternatives...)

Reply   |   Comment by Karel  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Karel, i use Classic Shell to, very nice and easy.

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Karel, have you (or anybody else reading this) had a chance to compare Classic Shell to Start Menu X Pro?

Reply   |   Comment by Ray Eason  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

I like the look of it but it displays a list of my recent files. I turned that off for my normal start menu. can't find out how to turn it off with this one. Does anyone know how?

Reply   |   Comment by Brenda  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Brenda,

In Win 10 you can find it via Settings>Personalization>Start.
You can turn on "show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar".

I've turned this off since Cortana should be able to find it.

Reply   |   Comment by Sammy Schipper  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#3

ACE PROGRAM.

One of the best GAOTD offerings ever.
Prob need to turn firewall off before install (Right click task-bar icon) and it also may ask to remove old version and shut down/restart before installing. (Dont forget temp firewall disable after restart.)

Pro version with no upgrades being offered so get it before its too late.
No complicated registering process - it should come pre registered.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry E  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#2

downloaded package. nothing installs....setup.exe just goes straight to the "successfully activated" window, but there is no software to activate. I LOVE start menu x

Reply   |   Comment by John Webb  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

John Webb, if you have AVG or IObit malware fighter installed you have to disable them before install the software, because they stop the installation.

Reply   |   Comment by Svend Ö  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

John Webb, I had the same problem until I disabled both Avast and Malware Hunter. Good luck :)

Reply   |   Comment by Sylvia  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

John Webb,
Turn off firewall temporarily (Right click tray icon) And try again.

If not it'll be the Anti-Virus program.

Easier to turn them all off and do a shut down restart after install IMO.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry E  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Svend Ö, i will not install things the require me to disable virus/malware/firewall protection, even for a minute. will give it as miss.

Reply   |   Comment by ryan  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Terry E, Poor advice. Turn off firewall and AV? I'll do neither. They exist for your protection. Turning them off is the kind "social engineering" that results in system compromises.

Reply   |   Comment by Candde  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Candde,
I am not advising you of anything. Merely showing you the ONLY way to install this software.
ignore it and dont have the software. YOU choose!

Reply   |   Comment by Terry E  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#1

I have the previous GAotD version and found it extremely useful, so will recommend this one. Also it's trivial to exit back to the Windows Start Menu if that works better for something.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Okay, it stopped working in me after a little while (icon went dark and didn't respond, needed a task manager kill and ctrl-win to get Windows start menu to restart it) so make that "recommended with reservations". I'll still leave the thumbs-up as it might well just be my configuration (Win10 Pro x64).

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Okay, it did it again, very quickly after my restarting it, so I'd say that IMHO if you have 5.87 from a previous give-away then stick with it...
I guess I can't reinstall 5.87 so am moving on without it.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

JohnL,

It stopped working for me too on my Win 10 laptop. Went back to Classic Start menu.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

JohnL, I've also updated to the new version but didn't see any issues yet. What did you do to force the problem in your case?

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JohnL, huummmm, not good news. I'll wait some more comments before installing it on top of my 5.87 version. Thanks for the comments.
mario

Reply   |   Comment by Mario Trzes  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

JohnL, thank you; 5.87 was giving good service and I have over 200 programs customized under headings.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

M. H., I couldn't force it to go wrong, it just did it all on its own, and quite quickly, I think 4 times in total. It is possible it's just something about my system that it doesn't like, so it may work fine for other people, but I thought worth mentioning.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
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