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Classic Windows Start Menu v4.082


Classic Windows Start Menu v4.082 is a software program developed by SourceCodeBoy. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.58 MB (1,652,386 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 71% of users of Classic Windows Start Menu come from the United States, it is also popular in Chile and Peru.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\classic windows start menu
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Classic Windows Start Menu\CWSMUninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 1.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Classic Windows Start Menu v4.082

  • cwsm.exe
  • CWSMService.exe
  • CWSMUninstaller.exe
  • LaunchDesktop.exe
  • winhook.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • CWSMService.exe runs as a service named 'Classic Windows Start Menu Service' (CWSMService) "Service necessary for Classic Windows Start Menu to start and skip Metro interface. Classic Windows Start Menu will not automatically load without it.".

How do I remove Classic Windows Start Menu?

Quickly and completely remove Classic Windows Start Menu v4.082 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Classic Windows Start Menu from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Classic Windows Start Menu v4.082, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Classic Windows Start Menu.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Starter 50.00%
Windows 8.1 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Chile 14.29%
  Peru 14.29%


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