As we explained in a recent tutorial Get the Windows 10 start menu in Windows 11, All you need to do is to create a DWORD (32-bit) registry value named Start_ShowClassicMode in the HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced key and set it to 1. However, starting with the new update, this hack no longer works, and you are stuck in the Windows 11 start menu.
If you don’t like the Windows 11 start menu like me, this update is really frustrating. Microsoft has not officially stated why this feature was cancelled or whether it has plans to restore it. However, if past policies show any signs, the Redmond software giant rarely allows users to restore the Start menu from previous versions of Windows.
However, there is a considerable cottage industry in software utilities that replaced the Windows 10 “Start” menu with a custom UI, and we hope that these utilities will do the same for Windows 11 at some point.Stadock’s Start 10 Is one of the leaders in this field, it allows Windows 10 users to get a Windows 7-style start menu. However, I just tested Start10 in Windows 11 and it did not work (it placed a start button in the lower left corner, but when I clicked it, nothing happened).