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"If you've been wishing for Microsoft to fix the Start menu in Windows 11, Stardock has come to the rescue with Start11."

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"Start11 solves Windows 11's worst Start menu and taskbar sins."

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"Arguably the most incredible feature of Start11 is the ability to change the Windows 10 start menu to one that looks almost identical to Windows 11's."

Make your Start menu

a personalized experience.

Choose from several styles from Windows 7 to 11, or our modern adaptation of classic styles.

Personalized to your preferences

Customize your Start menu by adding or removing sections, changing the icon, and moving it to the left or keep it centered.

Customizable from top to bottom

Easily change the colors, transparency, spacing, alignment and more.

Enhance your productivity

with unique features.

Bring back features from previous versions of Windows and enable new functionality.

Restore classic functionality

Ungroup your windows and restore the context menu to the taskbar in Windows 11.

Add new functionality

Add links to local and network drives, individual folders, the recycle bin, and more.

Take complete control

of your search experience.

Improve your search experience with minimal distractions and better results.

Customize your search experience

With a customized search experience, your most frequently used content appears higher in the results.

Advanced Index Functionality

When paired with the Edge browser, open tabs will also appear in your search contents.

How Start11 is Used

Make Your Desktop Yours

Take complete control of your desktop with Start11. With Windows 11, Microsoft chose form over functionality and removed many different features that were available in Windows 10. With Start11, you can customize the experience to fit your personality.

  • Pick your favorite style of Start menu and then change up the colors, textures, transparency and more.
  • Change the Start button icon to any of the included icons or create your own for a truly unique desktop.
  • Add some color to the taskbar or a custom texture to compliment your Start menu design or to match your wallpaper.

Features You Expect

Windows 11 removed many features that were present in Windows 10, Start11 brings them back. From the basics like returning the right-click menu on the taskbar to ungrouping of windows on the taskbar. You can also choose to have your icons centered on the taskbar with your Start menu left aligned.

  • View open applications on the taskbar with ungrouped windows.
  • Quickly access shared network drives and folders directly from the Start menu.
  • Advanced customization options to add network drives, web content, or remove unwanted sections.

One Desktop to Rule Them All

When working with multiple devices across various versions of Windows, Start11 can help you create a common desktop experience. Make Windows 10 look like Windows 11, or 11 look like Windows 10. Or how about making both Windows 10 and 11 look like Windows 7? The choice is yours.

  • Easily change the Start menu to look the same across all supported versions of Windows.
  • Create a search experience that is the same on each desktop without any advertisements.
  • Utilize a right-click menu on the taskbar that feels familiar on Windows 11.

Remove Unwanted Content

Windows 11 brings with it a new design language but also more advertisements and content that you can’t remove. Take back complete control with Start11 and remove unwanted outside content and sections of the Start menu that you don’t want to see.

  • Option to remove the web content that shows up next to your local search results.
  • Advanced local search functionality that prioritizes your content and can index open Edge tabs.
  • Option to remove the “Recent Documents” section of the Windows 11 Start menu.
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    • Support for 5 simultaneous activations
    • Single Key activation for ease of installation
    • Manage devices with your Stardock account
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Create a common experience

across all versions of Windows.

Reduce the costs of migrating from Windows 10 to 11 by creating standardized desktops.

One Experience, Multiple versions of Windows

Start11 allows you to make Windows 11 look like Windows 10, or Windows 10 function like Windows 11.

Easier transitions with less training

With easy deployment options and a one desktop experience, there is no training or manuals to be updated.

Enhance user productivity

with unique features.

Bring back features from previous versions of Windows and enable new functionality.

Restore classic functionality

Ungroup your windows and restore the context menu to the taskbar in Windows 11.

Add new functionality

Now with the ability to add links to local and network drives, individual folders, the recycle bin, and more.

Bring your corporate branding

to the desktop and beyond.

With Start11, make every desktop an opportunity to extend your brand.

Customize the Start menu to extend your corporate branding

Change the Start button to your logo to create a branded desktop

How Start11 is Used

Design and Deploy Standardized Desktops

Take complete control of the Start menu by deploying a standardized Start menu for your entire organization. Reduce training expenses and downtime when moving between versions of Windows as Start11 can make Windows 11 look like Windows 10 or Windows 10 look like Windows 11.

  • One desktop experience across all supported versions of Windows and Windows Server.
  • Simplify Windows migration by making it easier for users to transition with a common desktop experience.
  • Reduce training and documentation expenses by making Windows 11 look like Windows 10 or even Windows 7 and vice versa.

Bring Your Branding to the Desktop

The desktop is prime real estate that your users see every day. Our clients are creating customized desktops that transform Windows from a plain interface to a digital asset that is extending their brand to where users are spending a significant amount of time.

  • Create a branded desktop experience to extend your marketing efforts to the desktop.
  • Create unique desktop experiences for desktops accessed in public places that reinforce promotions or extend marketing messages.
  • Make the desktop look like a custom experience rather than a vanilla Windows desktop.

Features That Your Users Expect

Windows 11 lacks features that many users expect but Start11 brings them back including ungrouping windows on the taskbar. Advanced options include the ability to pin local and network drives to the Start menu, create new sections, and more.

  • View open applications on the taskbar with ungrouped windows.
  • Quickly access shared network drives and folders directly from the Start menu.
  • Advanced customization options to add or remove sections from the Start11 menu.

Remove Unwanted Content

Windows 11 includes more advertisements than any previous version. From pinned apps in the Start menu, the web content being forced into local search results and other advertisements sprinkled throughout the OS – Windows 11 is optimized for Microsoft’s metrics, not your experience.

  • Start11 search experience removes the advertisements and prioritizes your content.
  • Option to remove the “Recent Documents” section of the Windows 11 Start menu.
  • Advanced functionality allows you to search for text inside of files.

Tools for Fleet Management

Our StartX products are used by thousands of organizations every day and our advanced configurations for silent installs and deployments with tools like ManageEngine, Start11 makes it easy to deploy a standard Start menu to your entire organization.

  • Support for scripting makes it easy to deploy Start11 at scale across your entire fleet.
  • Centralized license management lets you effortlessly activate or deactivate an installation.
  • Single license option lets you manage your entire fleet with a single key for easier administrative management.

Right click on your taskbar for quick setting changes.

Choose to have your taskbar at the top or bottom.

Use a Windows 10 style menu on Windows 11.

Return to the familiar Windows 7 style Start menu.

Choose from 4 menu styles.

Use a full-screen Start menu in Windows 11.

Bring the Windows 11 Start menu to Windows 10.

Easily add a folder or a fence to your Start menu.