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Giveaway of the day — Start Menu 7 Pro 4.01

Start Menu 7 - the best software to replace the standard Windows Start Menu ever made.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 421 99 comments

Start Menu 7 Pro 4.01 was available as a giveaway on December 22, 2011!

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Start Menu 7 - the best software to replace the standard Windows Start Menu ever made. Before creating Start Menu 7 program, the Developer spent a lot of time to understand how a human brain works with visual information. That's why Start Menu 7 is so easy and natural to use for everybody.

Brand-New release includes major updates!

PRO version benefits:

  • Launch programs with a single click. Yes, it’s true! Any program in a one click distance.
  • Tabbed menu helps to place more stuff in the same display size. Any folder or drive can be managed as a separate tab.

System Requirements:

Windows 7, Vista, XP (x32/x64)

Publisher:

OrdinarySoft

Homepage:

http://www.startmenu7.com/

File Size:

16.0 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#99

I installed and have been running this since the giveaway. All of the sudden however, my virtual groups are all messed up. The games group now has a bunch of non-game shortcuts in it, and the game shortcuts are just gone (not in any sub-menu or the main menu, but I can still find through searching.) I liked this otherwise. It used very little memory, didn't seem to slow my computer down much, but now I have to uninstall it!

Reply   |   Comment by Thom Porter  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Startmenu got back to me,sent an updated fix for me. Good to go now. Excellent support!

Reply   |   Comment by steve  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

A bit late, but You can use the free 'Classic Shell' in both Vista and Windows 7.

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net

Reply   |   Comment by Stefan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

Dear Mr. Denys Nazarenko:After 12 Hours of watching a green progress bar that says" creating registry entries"- I give up. Too bad ,had used earlier versions ,even though they were slightly buggy,was hoping you had worked the bugs out- [Win7 32-bit]Too bad- I really had wanted to try it.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Vanier  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#95

RE: #4 Pete: One reason that people don't care for this program is because most of the functions are built into Windows. For example, the "single click" that is tauted: I haven't used a double click to start any program since Windows 95 (and I've had computers since 1980, so I've got LOTS of experience, including CP/M (forrunner to DOS) and nearly every version of operating systems you can think of - and I currently am running Linux Mint).

As I see it, someone decided to make money on creating a program that tweaked all the menu changes you can make yourself into one easy program. That it can be sold is a feather in the developer's cap and I have no complaint against that. I just feel (personally) that the program is unnecessary - I know all the tricks and tips, i.e., to quickly shut down Windows XP, press in sequence the Windows key, U, U.

One reason I don't like Windows is that every change has unnecessary changes, such as with Vista and Windows 7, the shutdown key sequence is totally different, and to me, that is a BS way of programming. Besides, Linux versions have nearly everything that Windows has, just different. AND Linux is free. Try Ubuntu, Mint or OpenSUSE, all of which have graphical user interfaces that can rival Apple and Ma$$ive$oft.

More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

Reply   |   Comment by sunshine Kid  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#94

This is not a complaint about how the software works.
It is a comment on how this product is offered on GOTD.
Anyway, before I start, just say thanks to OridnarySoft + GOTD.

See the following quotes of comments by others:
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dansx6
Is this the free version? When I download it says Start Menu X which looks like the free version. I am not able to create tabs, etc. which is listed as one of the features of the pro version.


chuck
Start menu X is the free version off the authors web site.
Start menu 7 is the paid for version.


Nate
I’m a little confused here. The download I receive is Start Menu XP, which the publisher lists as a different program than Start Menu 7. I keep trying to download from different systems and computers in case it is doing something like choosing which download to send me based on my system but nothing is working. Start Menu XP is what I get from here.


John
I just sent $15.99 (thank you GAOTD discount!) via Pay Pal to purchase the Pro version of this. I have been using this since it was offered last on GAOTD.

...............................................................................................................

All this is highly confusing. So are GOTD members getting the StartMenu7Pro version or are they getting the StartMenuX version?

They are being offered a 20% discount off the full price to get a copy of the StartMenuPro7 (with minor updates)?

When you check the program folder it clearly states that the exe file is named "StartMenuX.exe" and there is another named "TidyStartMenu.exe".

It is NOT named "StartMenu7PRO.exe".

When you first invoke the program, there is an internet connection to a webpage that says the following:

You have the latest 4.01 PRO version from GOTD. It offers full
functionality and I really hope you will like it.

Today, you have a unique chance to purchase the program with a
20% discount, which will allow you to get all minor version updates free of charge and install the program when necessary.

Also this key compatible with other our programs (Start Menu XP,
Classic Start Menu)

I want Get PRO with discount I want Get additional 20% discount for
second PC

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#93

It keeps crashing. I like it, otherwise, but if this continues, I'll uninstall.

Reply   |   Comment by Dean  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#92

At first I thought it was real nice - all those programs shown to me at once.
But I'm giving it a thumbs down because out of the box it no longer shows the programs I've gone to the effort of pinning - and worst still has replaced the area it could be showing them with a big empty box. Theres also no recent history, and a scan of Options doesnt show any way to get these back. Finally, the default theme doesn't showcase the tool well since theres not enough differentiation between the columns of programs so they looked too squished together and you get the arrows from the groups seemingly pointing into a void (hard to explain, but I've got a column and a half of groups, then just over half a column of programs, so the arrows from the bottom few groups point into the spare space below the last program name and it looks really silly.
I'm lazy and like hitting the start button (Vista 32) and then hoping what I want is either already pinned, or in the recent list (and partly because I use different computers with different OSs and so cant remember whats installed where on each one) - this program doesn't match this way of working at all.

Reply   |   Comment by stevej  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

This is great,no scrolling.

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Robbins  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#90

I'm truly delighted to find that, contrary to my expectations, this fits perfectly on my Win7 Netbook. Everything is clear and readable, the scroll to the right to show all my programs is a real asset which I didn't find on Classic Menu when testing it earlier.

Also pleased that the icons I use all the time, Hibernate, Restart, etc can easily be shown at the bottom of screen by doing a rt-click and selecting them.

I am also happy with another version of this software from GOTD working well on my main computer, which runs XP, but I find that this install on the Netbook is actually much clearer in its design, much easier to actually see, and so far is working very well.

This is going to make my usage of the Netbook that much less frustrating.

Thanks OrdinarySoft, and GOTD. Much appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Jess  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#89

I use the Start Menu XP Pro 4 version already. It is a big improvement on the Windows 7 Start Menu. What I would like to see is a right-click, file or shortcut Rename facility, & a File Search, like Xp had.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry Carter  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#88

Installs OK on Win XP Pro SP3.

Nice large list.

Don't like the Heavy Outlined almost Cartoon-style icons in the left hand column. Apparently no way to change that.

Will have to spend some time and see how it works for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Tech Guy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

I know this is a free program 'today' but why translate $19.99 into £19.99 if you want us to pay for it? At today's conversion rate, $19.99 is equivalent to £12.75 - so paying in GBP would cost us and extra £7.24 (that's 56% more than if we paid you in dollars)!!

Reply   |   Comment by John Unwin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

I keep getting an error when I try to install this program. I have tried multiple times

Reply   |   Comment by Debra Williams  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#85

Installed and activated fine on Windows XP, SP3 and looks good. But... keeps crashing with an error 172 index out of bounds. Tried to access help at www.startmenuxp.com/help and no help is available, i.e., can't be found. Too bad since I have a lot of programs and my PC and keep try different startup managers.

Reply   |   Comment by Larrie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#84

The software works, but that's about it. It has none of the Start Menu 7 features that are so very useful like hot keys, setting your search engine, and being able to use it as a tray-icon instead of a start menu replacement. Worse, the menu icons are ugly (they look like res-up icons) and it doesn't show my logon image. The dev should have should not have bothered with this XP version.

Two thumbs down.

Start Menu 7 - Two thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by sfwrtr  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

After reading the comments, I had decided not to download. However, after reading the comment that said if I unistalled the program, it would leave my computer the same way it was before. After installing and testing it out, I am glad that I did. Great to get rid of the W7 Start Menu and get back to something much more intuitive and useful for me. This one's a keeper!

Reply   |   Comment by Chuckles55  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

I Downloaded and installed without problems XP SP3. I have been using the free version for over a year now. I like this one but would prefer more skins. Another one that GOTD has given away a couple of times is Aston. Would like to see that offered again!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Elric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#81

Based on the kinds of "no thanks" comments I'm going to pass on this. I have limited sw experience & I'm careful about what I download on my system. I have Windows 7 on my laptop & another desktop, but I have XP on an older system and I LOVE XP. I hate Windows 7. From time to time I'll download something useful that you offer, & make no mistake, I'm glad you're here. But there is a lot of crap that passes through here, just not stuff I'd want cluttering up the system. But you get an A+ for the time, effort and some of the GOTD offers you extend.

Reply   |   Comment by A. Smith  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#80

This version only comes with one skin and the skin config file is completely different from version 3 so how do we get something like the same V3 skins for use with V4? Do you get them if you buy V4 at $15?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#79

Awesome, thank you. I really wanted this one. It was quick and easy to install and works perfectly.

Reply   |   Comment by VJ  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#78

What an absolute piece of garbage. It's useless, slow (even on a six core Phenom II with 16 Gb of RAM), no options whatsoever, no skins to speak of. In fact, it feels like a pre-beta piece of garbage-ware. Thanks, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Braden  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#77

Call me crazy, but this is a cool way to see all your stuff quickly and clearly.
I don't like to go backwards ever.
But if this is backwards, then backward is better.
The look of the future Windows 8 does nothing for me either.

Why change interfaces just for the sake of doing something different?
Good giveaway today, I think.

Reply   |   Comment by Franklin Moore  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

I'm curious about an argument for the quite striking rise in file size. The last version, v3.8, was weighing in at 6,7 MB whereas now for v4.01 we're climbing up to 16,0 MB.
That's more than double the previous size!
Any info on this?

Reply   |   Comment by nono  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#75

What a lovely program for win7. no more scrolling down !! thanks!!!

Reply   |   Comment by aPAULing  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#74

Looks good on W7 64bit. It would be great if some help were provided.

Reply   |   Comment by George Lauer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Looks good and working well

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#72

Just like #69: crashes in w7 64, Dutch
Now testing it on Vista 32. Group assigment unstable.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#71

Good one... Grouping concept is fine..But by giving icon for folders which contains application make it hard to categorize the folder and open application under the program menu
Scaling make access violation error for the first time, but its worked fine for the subsequent tries.. As far as its good and work fine with Win7 x 64

Reply   |   Comment by Saflin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#70

I installed this on two win7/64 machines the last time it was given away.

I uninstalled it because it created random instability on both systems, crashed from time to time, and would occasionally spike my CPU use to 50% or more for extended periods of time.

I liked the program, but its problems were too many to keep it installed.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#69

It looks nice but keeps crashing when I select the Control Panel
(Win 7 - 64Bit - localised in German)

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Installed and runs fine Windows 7-64. Only problem was when I tried to launch my first item (a game), it was unable to handle going to full screen, kept permanently flickering. Needless to says it's uninstalled now.

Reply   |   Comment by Blea  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

This alternative is much simpler and does not occupy space on your desktop. http://www.savardsoftware.com/turbolaunch/

Reply   |   Comment by rapunzelo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#66

This program downloaded but my computer did not like it. It would not let me use it at all

Reply   |   Comment by Laura Sorensen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#65

I have the 3.xx version and really like it. I installed the beta of 4; don't like it. Less functional than 3. Seemed seriously unfinished. Also loses all my organization in V3. I have long had a difficult time following the writers answers and web sites, so I am not sure what is meant by this item in the included text file:

2) No free upgrades to future versions

Does this mean no 4.02?
Does this mean no 4.1 when it is completed?

Reply   |   Comment by alternety  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#64

Sorry, my mind doesn't work like that. You have to hunt through ALL your apps to find what you want? Why not just cover your desktop in shortcuts??! I've sorted my apps into categories- office, internet, sound, games, tools etc. and sub-categories, so I can quickly pick out the app I want (which I can usually not remember the name). So, two seconds later I'm running it. It took a while to clean up my wife's Win7 to do this, but it was worth it. On Linux it's done for you, which is nice.

Reply   |   Comment by jim  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#63

Installed on Xp Looks nice, but my full size screen games will not launch now?

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#62

I have tried this before. I liked it but this time I 'm getting start menu x not start menu 7. I have tried to install it a couple time but all I get is start menu x not 7.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Chris #11 I can't remember the name but you probably installed the GOATD notifier. Look on your program list and see if you can find it. Then uninstall it. The next time you install a program, make sure that the notifier isn't checked.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#60

I've used the V3 for a long time and bought it after I trialed it for a while. This loaded fine on Win7 64bit and seems a bit faster than before. I like the old default look a bit better (smaller icons) but I'm sure I can tweak things to look as good or better than before. Thanks GOTD and OrdinarySoft. You are not ordinary!!

Reply   |   Comment by Gaian  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#59

Looks like a great program. I will d/l and try it later - I will not rate it until I try it.

Suggestion for rating: after the program is installed, the installation process brings you back to a GAOTD page. Set it so that you can not rate it unless you get to the page from the installation process. That way you will know that someone at least installed it.
Let people still comment because if there is an installation problem, they should continue to have a way to address the issue here.

Reply   |   Comment by Steven  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#58

J'aime ce programme plus efficace que
celui de Win7

Reply   |   Comment by Jean  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#57

Install had errors, said it stopped running. Canceled out of the error but it appearently finished but I get an runtime error 216 when I try to run it. Win7 Pro OS. I used ver 7 and really liked it so would like to get this to work.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#56

Follow up
This is a beautiful program - very nicely done! Will definitely recommend this one. Now if the authors would turn their attention to the horrendous LOSE7 (I can't bring myself to type "win7" as it is not a winner) windows explorer - when did anyone ever see a file manager that sends your selection to the Bottom of the window? That bespeaks of the general insanity at M$. Go figure.
Will definitely check out the other offerings by this author, as this menu system is fast, visually pleasing and fully functional as far as I could see.
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#55

Looks great will definitely take it for a trial spin; anything that makes LOSE7 less like itself is a winner in my book. MS can still surprise us, eh, by designing ever and ever worse OS's.
This looks like a fine addition.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#54

Downloaded and installed Pro 4.01 without a hitch. Clicked on start, checked the new layout...lo and behold, it didn't keep any of my structure from the previous install (which I really liked and used), and needing to have a productive day I temporarily disabled today's version and resorted back to the tried and true (v 3.84). This one looks to have some very neat features, but until I have time to adjust it to my liking I'll stay with the very solid 3.84.

Thanks, GAOTD, you rock 365!

Reply   |   Comment by Warren  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#53

The thumbs down say it all, got rid of this sort of thing when I installed Win 7. The Win 7 Start menu is excellent as is!

Just download and use the free version of Tidy Start Menu from http://www.tidystartmenu.com if your Win 7 Start menu is starting to look cluttered! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Sparkles  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#52

Downloaded and setup easily on Win7/64. Crashed shortly after with message that lists were beyond limits (all folders empty). Restarted and now looking a 3 different messages indicatingEAccessViolation in module StartMenuX.exe etc, etc.

Oh well, back to Classic Shell

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sanders  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

This program could be Awesome if you would let Stardock WindowBlinds skin it...

Reply   |   Comment by DistubedComputer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#50

I've been using version 3.84 of this tool since it was given away on GOTD, and am now a regular user. It took me a little while to warm to it; I turned it off at first, then one day gave it a good try, and was hooked.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can open your original Start Menu while SM7 is running & active if you hold down while you click on the Start button - no need to exit SM7, you can hop back & forth. I do so frequently every day. Nice addition, the author knows the original menu has value, too.

Reply   |   Comment by David H  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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