How to Get the Classic Start Menu in Windows 11

Most Windows users are comfortable with the previous classic start menu. Windows 11 start menu is different from the previous version of windows. But you can make the classic start menu on Windows 11. Follow the guide to get the classic start menu in Windows 11 operating system.

Change the Start Menu Position

1. Press the Windows 11 start menu and select Settings with the gear icon.

2. Select the Personalization tab from the left.

  • Scroll down the page and select the Taskbar tab.

3. Scroll down the new page and click on the Taskbar behaviors tab.

  • More features will open below the Taskbar behaviors tab. Click in front of the Taskbar alignment down arrow icon and select the Left option.

Your Windows 11 start menu will show left of your screen.

  • Click the top right corner X icon to close the window.

Tips: If you want to move your start menu windows 11 default location. Open the taskbar window following the previous method, click in front of the Taskbar alignment down arrow icon, and select the Center option.

Classic Start Menu Windows 11

1. Press the Windows 11 search icon and type the Regedit text into the search bar. Select the Registry Editor from the search result.

  • A security message will appear. Select the Yes button.

2. Registry Editor window will open. Open the folder from the list panel.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Or delete all text from the registry editor folder explorer bar, copy the upper text and paste it into the folder explorer bar. Hit the Enter button on your Keyboard.

3. Right-click any empty space on the right panel, choose the New option and click on the DWORD (32-bit) Value option.

  • A new file will add below this page. Type this file name Start_ShowClassicMode text and click any empty area.

4. Double Click the newly created file to edit it. Under the Value, data type the 1 and press the OK button.

  • Click the top right corner X icon of the Registry Editor to close it.

Restart your computer to see the change.

A quick way to Change Classic Start Menu on Windows 11

1. Click the below link to download the classic start menu windows registry editor file.

https://download.bleepingcomputer.com/reg/show-classic-start-menu.reg

2. Open the download folder, copy the file and paste it into your desktop.

3. Double click the file from the desktop.

4. A pop-up window will open. Press the Run button.

5. User account control window will open. Press the Yes button.

6. Registry Editor security message will show. Press the Yes button.

7. Registry value successfully message will open. Click the OK button.

Restart your computer to see your classic menu on Windows 11.

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