Windows 10 marks a welcome return for the Start menu. However, although much of the functionality and appearance of the traditional start menu is back, so are the annoying "live tiles" that made their debut in Windows 8. So your start menu is now much wider than it should be, and very distracting.
Thankfully, if you don't particularly want those live tiles on your start menu in Windows 10, there's a very simple way to get rid of them. Just right-click on each tile in turn, and there's an option to remove it. Once you've removed them all, drag the start menu from the right-hand side towards the left, to resize it and regain the space that the live tiles occupied.
That's all you need to do. Although your start menu won't now look identical to the one from Windows 7, it'll be a lot more similar. And no more live tiles.
If that still isn't good enough for you, you can use a little freebie called Classic Shell to completely get back that Windows 7 look. We've mentioned it before in relation to Windows 8 but the latest version released on August 9 now works with Windows 10 as well.
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