How to Make Windows 11 Like Windows 10

How to Make Windows 11 Like Windows 10

Microsoft has released its new Operating system and is being rolled out to all eligible devices. If your device meets the requirements of Windows 11 you would have probably got the notification to update your windows, If not then you can download Windows 11 manually and enjoy the latest windows 11. Let’s say you have already updated your windows, and you don’t quite like it. The new interface and feel isn’t your cup of tea. Yet you still want to keep the latest system and want to have the same old Windows 10 looks.

Microsoft Windows 11 has really amazing interface, it’s quite new and it is eyecatching, just as they said in their tweet.

Using older systems puts you at risk as eventually more and more work will be put into new systems, there will be fewer updates rolling out for windows 10 and more windows 11. So it is better to keep the latest version of the Operating System. So for the looks, we have a step-by-step guide for you to change the looks and feel of Windows 11 and make it more like Windows 10 here is How to Make Windows 11 Like Windows 10.

How to Move Start Menu to the Left

With the brand new operating system, Microsoft has changed the position of the start menu to give it a more Mac-like feeling. Also, it is not quite easy to put it back to its place where it was in windows 10. Microsoft has made it pretty difficult. But you can still tweak it a little bit and get close to how it looked on windows 10. So let’s put your start menu and taskbar on the left.

 

Step 1. Go to Settings and then personalization

Windows 11 settings

Step 2. Scroll down and choose Taskbar options

Step 3. At the bottom, choose Taskbar behaviors.

Step 4. You will see an option of Taskbar Alignment, click on the drop-down and choose left.

 

Windows taskbar alignment

 

This will shift your menu and the taskbar to the left of your screen. You can only keep it to the left or in the center, you can not put it to the right bottom corner of your screen.

 

How to add Items of Windows 10 in Action Center.

The action center is the area where you get all the notifications in Windows 10 or 11. It also gives you quick access to the actions. In windows 11 all the times that are part of the action center are arranged in the far right corner of the taskbar. Here you can get access to the notifications and quick settings of your commonly used apps.

If you don’t like the new Setting of windows 11 and want to restore the items and settings that were in windows 10, you can follow these simple steps to do that.

 

Step 1. Click on the Volume, Network, and battery icon on the right side of the bar

volume icon

 

 

Step 2. You will see a pencil icon at the bottom of the panel, click on it and then click add.

 

Edit Action center

 

Step 3. Add all the icons that you want to your action center.

Step 4. You can also control your notifications by going to settings or directly from the app in the action center.

 

How to Remove Widget button in the Taskbar of Windows 11

Want to free up some space in the taskbar, or just don’t like the windows 11 widget button in the taskbar? You can remove it easily by following these simple steps.

Step 1. Right-click on the widget that you want to remove from Windows 11 taskbar.

Step 2. Click on “hide from the taskbar”.

Congratulations, you have successfully got rid of the unnecessary widget from the taskbar. You can remove other buttons and widgets like this too.

 

How to Get Windows 10 wallpapers

Let’s say you do not want windows 11 wallpapers too, and want a complete look of Windows 10. You can get that done by adding good old windows 10 wallpaper by simply going to windows 10 wallpaper gallery or you can find some of the wallpapers by searching in Google. Maybe you just don’t like the stock wallpaper of windows 11, we have a great collection of 4K windows 11 wallpapers for you to choose the best for your Desktop, have a look.

 

How to Get back Full context menu.

Windows eleven has been changed almost completely, to enhance user experience and for a completely different look, Microsoft has changed the context menu too. If you want to have your context menu with all the options that you once had on Windows 10, we can help you do that. Credit goes to Tom’s Hardware. This requires advanced skills as you will have to do registry editing in windows. If you are new we would recommend that you create a system restore point before proceeding.

Step 1. Go to the start menu

Step 2. Search for “Registry editor”.

Step 3. Click to Open and Allow it to Make Changes to your system.

Step 4. Now press CTRL + F

Step 5. Paste this “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\” to find this option.

Step 6. Right-click in the panel and select NEW>Key

Step 7. It should be under {86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}. Rename this new registry key to “InprocServer32”

Step 8. Open the (Default) key in InprocServer32 and make sure its value is set to blank. Click OK.

Step 9. Close the registry and restart.

This will most probably work and you will get back the old full context menu. If you want to revert the changes simply head back to the registry panel following the same process and delete proc32 Key or if you have already created a restore point, You know what to do. If you think this method is a bit complicated for you to understand. We have also added a video tutorial for you.

 

How to Fully Customize the Taskbar in Windows 11.

Microsoft doesn’t allow to customize the taskbar completely in windows 11 yet. Like you can not move it to different locations or you can not control the size of the icon in windows 11 yet. The most admired drag and drop apps to the taskbar is also not available in Windows 11.

What you can do is, Go to the items and pin them to the taskbar for now. So if you had some apps that you loved in the windows 10 taskbar you can simply pin them in the windows 11 taskbar too. While the app is running right-click on it and then click on “pin to the taskbar”.

 

These were some simple methods that will help you change the looks and the feel of your Windows 11. Let us know if you find any difficulty following some steps.

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