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The new Windows 11 version removes the classic Start menu options

Newest Windows 11 Update, build 22000.65, bring Some minor improvements and bug fixesHowever, it requires a very important customization option: the ability to restore the Windows 10 start menu.

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.

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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.

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