How to enable Windows 10 classic Start Menu and Live Tiles in Windows 11?

Windows 11 have an option to switch back to the Windows 10 classic Start menu and Live Tiles. Follow the guide below to create a new registry key to get back the classic Start Menu on Windows 11.

How to Enable the Windows 10 Classic Start Menu and Live Tiles in Windows 11

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Enable the classic Start Menu for all user
Enable the classic Start Menu current login user

Enable the classic Start Menu for all user

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Step 2: Type regedit and press Enter to open up the Registry Editor. Click Yes to grant administrative privileges when prompted by the UAC (User Account Control). If you are installing as a new OS, you need to press the Shift + F10 key to open the command prompt and type regedit.exe to open the Registry Editor.

Step 3: Navigate to the following location: Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced

Step 4: Right-click on the right pane then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new DWORD as Start_ShowClassicMode.

Step 5: Double-click on Start_ShowClassicMode and change its value to 1.

Add Start_ShowClassicMode registry key to enable the classic Start Menu for all user

Step 6: Click on the OK button and close the registry editor.

Step 7: Sign out and then sign in again with the same user account.

Note:

  • If you like to revert back to the original Windows 11 Start Menu, just change the value of Start_ShowClassicMode registry key to 0, sign out and then sign in again.

Enable the classic Start Menu current login user

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Step 2: Type regedit and press Enter to open up the Registry Editor. Click Yes to grant administrative privileges when prompted by the UAC (User Account Control). If you are installing as a new OS, you need to press the Shift + F10 key to open the command prompt and type regedit.exe to open the Registry Editor.

Step 3: Navigate to the following location: Computer > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced

Step 4: Right-click on the right pane then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new DWORD as Start_ShowClassicMode.

Step 5: Double-click on Start_ShowClassicMode and change its value to 1.

Add Start_ShowClassicMode registry key to enable the classic Start Menu current login user

Step 6: Click on the OK button and close the registry editor.

Step 7: Sign out and then sign in again with the same user account.

Note:

  • As this registry change takes effect per user, so you need to sign in to Windows 11 using the user account where you added the Start_ShowClassicMode registry key.
  • If you like to revert back to the original Windows 11 Start Menu, just change the value of Start_ShowClassicMode registry key to 0, sign out and then sign in again.