One of the frustrations that Windows users experience is the big contrast between 7 and 10. It feels like a big leap forward in design and working with Windows 10 can be annoying, especially if you are passionate about it postpone the upgrade.
Part of the universal appeal of Windows 10 is the fact that it is so customizable. Making the operating system look like Windows 7 doesn't eliminate the learning curve, but it does make things easier. This simple procedure will make you feel at home with Windows 10 in no time.
Chan ge the Start Menu
Step 1: A download called Classic Shell allowed you to change important menu aspects to look more like Windows 7. Unfortunately, support for Classic Shell ended in 2017, but the code was picked up and continued with Open Shell, which you can download here. This free tool allows you to customize the Windows 10 Start Menu to resemble the Windows 7 version. After installation, you will see six items in your Start Menu listed under Classic Shell . Select here Classic settings from the Start menu.
Step 2: On the Start Menu Style tab, choose Windows 7 Style as shown above.
Step 3: Then go here to download the Windows 7 Start Menu sphere (these are image files only, so you can get them in many different places if you wish). After downloading, choose Custom at the bottom of the tab Start menu style and select the downloaded image. You may need to adjust the button size – we used 60 as the default setting was too large for our desktop resolution.
Step 4: On the tab Skin choose Windows Aero.
Step 5: Press OK and you are done.
Change the background
Step 1: Install a Windows 7 wallpaper, download the images from here.
Step 2: Right click on the desktop and select Personalize.
Step 3: The app Settings now appears, defaults to the panel Background . Make sure to read the Background Image drop-down menu, and then select the Browse button to find your downloaded background.
Hide Cortana and Task View
] Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar, select Cortana and then Hidden to remove the Microsoft Assistant.
Step 2: Right-click on the taskbar and select Show Task View button to disable this feature.
Change the colors
Step 1: Right click on the desktop and select Personalize .  Step 2: Choose Colors on the left side of the app Settings .
Step 3: As shown above, we selected Navy Blue .
Step 4 : Next we change the colors of the title bar. Check the option Title bars at the bottom of the panel. You can also add the Start and Taskbar if you prefer.
Swapping Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer
Support for Internet Explorer has largely ended and there are problems using it nowadays, so we don't necessarily recommend this step for everyone. However, it is possible to use IE on Windows 10 – indeed, your version of Windows 10 should already have the final version of IE (Internet Explorer 11) available.
Step 1: Right click on the Microsoft Edge icon and detach the browser from the task bar.
Step 2: Search for Internet Explorer using the Start menu search field.
Step 3 : Right click on the result and select Pin to the taskbar.
Step 4: Open Internet Explorer, select the gear-shaped Tools icon in the top right corner and select Internet Options.
Step 5: Once the Internet Options pop-up window appears, select the Programs tab.
Step 6: Click in this panel on Make Internet Explorer my default browser .  Step 7: Select Internet Explorer in the resulting list and then choose the Set this program by the error setting
Here we used the free OldNewExplorer tool. It is downloaded as a RAR file, so you need to install third party software to extract the installer. The file to be used is OldNewExplorerCfg.exe, and once it has started you need to change the following:
Step 1 : Select Use classic disk grouping on this PC.
Step 2: Select Use libraries; hide folders from this PC.
Step 3 : Select Use the command bar instead of Ribbon.
Step 4: Select Show the details box at the bottom.
Step 5: For the appearance you have three options: Standard, Silver cream and Flat white.
Step 6: Select for Status Bar Style Gray.
Step 7 ]: Now open File Explorer. Navigate to Tools and then to Folder Options. On the tab, select General This PC from the drop-down menu for Open File Explorer .
Step 8 : On the same General tab uncheck Show recently used files in Quick Access.
Step 9 : Now Disable Show Frequently Used Folders in Quick Access.