How to Restore Classic Start Menu in Windows 11

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to restore Windows Classic Start Menu in Windows 11.

Windows 11 comes with a new start menu with live tiles that contains shortcuts of apps, settings, and files. The new start menu looks refreshing and modern. However, not everyone will say the same thing.

If you want to go back to Windows classic menu similar to Windows 10, the steps below will show you how to get that back in Windows 11.

Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

To get started with restoring Windows classic menu in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

First, search for regedit from the search box. Select Registry Editor from the search results as shown below.

When the registry editor opens, browse to the path below:


Modify the DWORD named:


If you don’t see it, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it Start_ShowClassicMode

Then set the data value to:

0 or <delete> = Default Start Menu
1 = Classic Start Menu

Restart and you should see Windows classic menu restored.

That should do it!


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