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How to get Windows 10 Start Menu in Windows 11?

How to get Windows 10 Start Menu in Windows 11?

In Windows 11, Microsoft has launched a new Start menu. This Start menu is entirely different from that in Windows 10.

Start Menu in Windows 11 vs Start Menu in Windows 10:

In the Start menu in Windows 10, recently installed and frequent apps are at the left, whereas pinned apps are shown as tiles on the right side. This Start menu is more customizable, chiefly the tiles and live tiles.

The new Start menu uses a unique layout. It displays pinned apps at the top. The recent and recommended items are shown at the bottom. The Start menu in Windows 11 is not based on the tile concept.

Can you get Windows 10 Start menu in Windows 11?

It is possible to get Windows 10-style Start menu in Windows 11. You need to add a DWORD value into Windows 11 Registry.

After the essential changes are done to the Registry, you will get the Windows 10-style Start menu. When you try to open the Start menu by pressing the Windows key or clicking the Start button, the Start menu will appear at the bottom left of the screen. If the Start button is at the center, then it is recommended to shift it to the left.

How to get Windows 10 Start menu in Windows 11?

Method-1: Restoring Windows 10-style Start menu in Windows 11:

This method states that you have to edit the Windows Registry to restore the Windows 10-style Start menu. Make sure to make a system restore point before you edit the Registry. This is to make sure if anything goes wrong.

  • Step-1: Through the search box, open the ‘Registry Editor.’ Now type ‘Registry Editor’ and press Enter key to open it.
  • Step-2: Click on the ‘Yes’ button when you see the User Account Control prompt.
  • Step-3: From the Registry Editor, browse the following key:
  • ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced
  • Step-4: Now, on the right-side, you need to right-click on an empty spot.
  • Click on New and then click on ‘DWORD 32-bit Value’. Name it as ‘Start_ShowClassicMode’.
  • Step-5: Now double-click on it and modify its Value data from the default ‘0’ to ‘1’.
  • Step-6: To finally see the old Start menu, restart the File Explorer. From the ‘Processes tab’, open the ‘Task Manager’.
  • Step-7: Right-click on the ‘Windows Explorer entry’ and click on ‘Restart’ option.

Method-2: Restoring the Windows 11 Start menu:

If you don’t like the old-style Start menu and want to use Windows 11’s original Start menu, then follow these steps:

  • Step 1: From the Registry Editor, browse through the following location with the help of the folders located on the left side:


  • Step-2: Now, on the right side, locate the ‘Start_ShowClassicMode’ which you created earlier.
  • Step-3: Right-click on it and click on the ‘Delete’ option.
  • Step-4: Restart the ‘File Explorer’ through the ‘Task Manager’. (Alternatively, you can restart your PC once.)

Note: After these steps, you can move the pinned apps on the Start by dragging and dropping them at any place on the Start. Moreover, you can move the Start button as well as the menu to the left of the taskbar.

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