Installing and using Stardock Start11


Utility tools to customize the Windows 11 Start menu and taskbar

Stardock Start 11 Is a US software vendor Stardock Systems The Windows Start Menu and Taskbar customization tool developed by the company allows you to change the Windows 11 Start Menu and Taskbar to something like classic style.

The trial version is available free of charge for 30 days.

System requirements

Version 1. 3 Currently

OS: Windows 10/11

Where to get the software

Stardock Start 11 download page

Install Stardock Start 11

The Start 11 installer does not include adware or spyware.

Explorer Patcher If you are using , uninstall it beforehand.


Start11 on the download page Try free for 30-days Click to download the installer.

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Launch the downloaded installer, and when the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow it.

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If there is no problem with the license agreement I accept the terms of this license agreement. Check "Next".

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Confirm the installation destination and click "Next".

The installation destination cannot be changed.

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If you want to try it Start 30-day trial choose.

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Enter a receivable email address and click "Continue".

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In the email you entered Complete Your Start11 Activation I received an email with the title Activate 30-Day Trial Click

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After being authenticated, click "Finish" to complete the setup.


Start menu and icon layout Left justified / center justified Select from and click "OK".

The layout of icons, including the use of the Taskbar of Start 11, can be changed on the setting screen.

Stardock Start 11 settings

On the settings screen, you can customize the Start menu style and taskbar grouping.


For setting Start Menu, Start Button, Taskbar, Search, Control There is.

Start menu

Start menu Now, set the style of the start menu and so on.


The style of the start menu isClassic style (Windows 7 / Modern) ・Windows 10-Windows 11 Select from.

Windows 11 style Is a customized Start Menu based on the Windows 11 Start Menu, if you want to use the Windows 11 Start Menu Start 11 Disable the Start menu.


If you want to disable the Start 11 Start Menu and use the genuine Windows 11 Start Menu,Using the Start11 Start Menu Turn off.

Settings menu

Settings menu Allows you to edit the links displayed in the Start menu and set the design such as the color of the Start menu.


Settings vary depending on the style you choose, but you can also customize things like the power button.

Start button

Start button You can change the position and icon of the start button.


If you want the start button to be centered RelationCenter the Start button on the taskbar To enable.

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If you want the Start button/Search/Task view to be on the left and the other icons to be centered,Taskbar In the settings of Expansion When enabled Relation is displayed as a list. Start button on the left and taskbar button in the center can be selected.


Taskbar Then. Expansion When enabled, you can customize taskbar grouping, taskbar display position, design, etc.


Start 11 for customizationExtend your taskbar To enable.


In the red  Explorer must be restarted to use this function Items that are displayed need to restart Explorer by clicking "Restart Explorer" in the upper right after changing the settings.



Set taskbar grouping and taskbar placement of .

Search Products

Search Products Is Start 11 Start menu To Search bar is an option to display and is enabled by default.


Classic style (Windows 7 / Modern) is under the start menu Windows 11 style Displays a search bar above the Start menu.

Windows 10 style Not available.


Control Now you can set the operation when you click the start button or press the Windows key.


With default settings Start 11 Menu opens,Ctrl Hold down the key and click to open the original Windows Start menu.

On keyboards with left and right Windows keys, the right WIN key opens the original Windows Start menu.
When turned offStart 11 Only the menu of is opened.

How to use Stardock Start 11

Configuration If you enable Stardock Start 11 in, no operation is required.


The Start 11 settings screen is on the taskbar context menu (right-click menu). Configuration Start 11 Can be opened from.


Displayed in the start menu Windows Menu Select to switch to the Windows original Start menu.

Context menu

If you also want to change the context menu from Windows 11 style to classic styleWindows 11 Classic Context Menu To introduce.


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How to buy Stardock Start 11

Stardock Start 11 can be purchased for less than 1 yen per license, and minor updates are free purchase type.

Stardock Start 11 plan selection page


If you use it with 3 or more devices, the multi-device plan that can use up to 5 devices is cheaper.


Payment methods can be credit card, PayPal, bank transfer (WIRE TRANSFER), and payment is made by FastSpring, a SaaS company headquartered in the United States.

Bank transfer is to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation's Global Collect Japan. 


When payment is completed, the product key will be displayed in the browser Receipt for Order # xxxxxx An email with the product key will be sent with the title.

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Enter the product key Select and enter the product key to start.

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