How to Make Windows 11 More Like Windows 10

If you want to keep Windows 11 in your device and experience its new features, but you may be used to the Windows 10 interface. Now we have find out the solutions to make Windows 11 more like Windows 10 without going back to Win 10 system. In this article, we will show you the ways to customize your Win 11 interface to be like that on Win 10.

Move Start Menu to the Left of Taskbar

The easiest and time-saving method is to move Start Menu to the left corner of Taskbar via Windows 11 Settings.

Steps: Start Menu > Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar behaviors > Choose Left in the drop down menu which is listed in the Taskbar alignment area.

Move Start Menu to Left

Get Classic Start Menu Back

Although Windows 11 doesn’t leave us a way to customize the Start Menu to make it more like that on Windows 10. But there are several third-party software can help us get that done. StartAllback, Start 11 and Open Shell can help to get back the classic start menu in only one click. Taking StartAllback for example, the Start Menu will only move to the left but also get back the classic menu after installation.

StartAllBack for Classic Start Menu

Get Windows 10 Classic Taskbar

StartAllback and Start 11 can do that for you. But if you’re familiar with the Registry modification, the steps below will be your step-by-step guide to get Taskbar on Win 11 to look like Win 10 Taskbar.

Note: Before going forward to the modification, please make sure you have installed the third-party start menu on your device; some apps icon may not be changed such as Cortana, because sometimes Microsoft will block the modification.

Step 1: Press Win key + R to launch Run;

Step 2: Enter regedit in the search box and click Ok;

Step 3: Enter HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell\Update\Packages in the address bar to search for it;

Step 4: Right-click anywhere in the blank area and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value;;

Change Registry to Get Classic Taskbar

Step 5: Rename DWORD (32-bit) Value to UndockingDisabled and set the value as 1;

Rename Registry for Taskbar

Step 6: Exit Registry and restart your Windows 11 to check now: you can experience the Win 10 Taskbar now.

After rebooting, you may find that some icons have been lost in the Taskbar, including clock, volume control and network icons. You can try the following steps to get them back:

Step 1: Press Win key + R to launch Run;

Step 2 Search for shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} on the address bar and click OK;

Step 3: Click Turn system icons on or off;

Turn system icons on or off

Step 4: Click On in the drop down menu;

Step 5: Restart your computer to check it.

Get Older File Explorer Back

Registry modifications are also needed if you don’t have a third-party software installed. Go ahead to these steps:

Step 1: Press Win key + R to launch Run;

Step 2: Enter regedit in the search box and click Ok;

Step 3: Copy & paste: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions to the address bar and press Enter;

Step 4: Under Shell Extensions, click New and then Key;

Get Windows 10 File Explorer Back

Step 5: Name it as Blocked and then press Enter;

Step 6: In the Blocked Key, right-click anywhere in the blank and choose String Value;

Step 7: Paste {e2bf9676-5f8f-435c-97eb-11607a5bedf7} to the name and press Enter;

Windows 10 File Explorer Back

Step 8: Restart your Win 11 to make the changes applied to your system.


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