How to Revert to Old Windows 10 Start Menu in Windows 11

Windows 11 is just around the corner, and a leaked build has given us an early look at Microsoft’s next-gen OS ahead of its official launch next week. A new change in Windows 11 is a redesigned Start menu with a floating centered user interface. If you’re not a big fan of the new Start menu in Windows 11, you’ve come to the right place. To get back the old Windows 10 Start menu in Windows 11, simply follow the steps below.

Go Back to Windows 10 Start Menu in Windows 11 (2021)

At the time of writing this article, you will have to rely on the Registry Editor to bring back the old Windows 10 Start menu with Live Tiles and Microsoft MVP Rafael Rivera, first to point this possibility. Having said that, we can expect Microsoft to add a toggle to the Settings app to make this process simpler for Windows 11 users. We’ll update this post when/when Microsoft adds this transition. Until then, you can follow the Registry Editor method to revive the old Start menu in Windows 11.

Go Back to Windows 10 Start Menu Using Registry Editor

one. Search “Regedit” from Windows Search In Windows 11 and click “Open”. You can use the Windows keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+R” to open Run and type “regedit” to open the Registry Editor in Windows 11.

2. When the permission prompt pops up, Click “Yes” To open the Registry Editor.

allow permission registry editor

3. Once in Registry Editor navigate to the following path:


bring back classic start menu windows 11

4. Right-click anywhere in the empty space and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

create new dword value

5. Now you need to set the name of the new DWORD value. set as “Start_ShowClassicMode” and press Enter.


6. Double click the new “Start_ShowClassicMode” DWORD you created, set value data to 1and press OK. Change this value to 0 if you want to return to the new floating Start menu in the future.

Set Start_ShowClassicMode to 1

7. After doing this, Restart your Windows 11 PC. In the New Start menu you will find the reboot option in the lower right corner.

restart windows 11

8. That’s it. now you will get the old Windows 10 Start menu If you prefer to move the taskbar icons to the left edge to fit the classic Windows 10 aesthetic with Live Tiles in Windows 11, check out the next section.

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Windows 10 start menu with live tiles in Windows 11

Move the Taskbar to the Left Edge in Windows 11

You may not like how the taskbar is centered by default in Windows 11. However, you can easily change this from the Settings app. Here’s how to do it:

1. Open the Settings app and Go to “Personalization” settings from the home screen. Note that in future Windows 11 versions you will see a slightly different Settings app with a tabbed layout. The image below is from a leaked Windows 11 build and follows the Settings UI that has been around for a while in Windows 10 Insider builds.

personalization settings windows 11

2. Under the Personalization settings, switch to the “Taskbar” tab from the left sidebar. new “Taskbar alignment” option on the hill. Click on it and select “Left” from the drop-down menu.

2. As you would expect in Windows 10, you will immediately notice that the taskbar has moved to the left edge. The result looks like this:

Windows 10 start menu with left taskbar

Why Does Someone Want The Old Start Menu?

Now that you know how to bring back the classic Windows 10 Start menu, you might be wondering why someone would want to revert to the old layout. And the answer to this question depends on personal preferences and Living Tiles.

While most of us aren’t big fans of Live Tiles, some people really like the feature, which is probably why Microsoft didn’t remove the old Start menu code. Who knows Microsoft, backward compatibility is something the company is trying to accomplish in order not to leave its loyal user base unaffected.

Personally, I love the new Start menu. It looks modern, showcases great new animations, and has a “Recommended” section for quick access to the latest apps and files. If you’re someone who doesn’t like the new Start menu, we hope this article helped you get back to the Windows 10 Start menu you know and love.

Get Windows 10 Start Menu with Live Tiles in Windows 11

So, if you’re missing the Live Tiles, this is how you can revert to the old Start menu in Windows 11. If you haven’t tried Windows 11 yet, check out our dedicated Windows 11 article to learn all about the new UI overhaul, new startup sound, release date, and the OS’s best features.

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