Live Tiles gone forever as Microsoft disables Windows 11 Old Start Menu registry hack

by Surur
July 10, 2021
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Live Tiles still has a lot of fans, and those people will be disappointed to learn that a registry edit to disable the new Start Menu and re-enable to old Start Menu no longer works in the latest Windows 11 Insider Build 22000.65.

Previously users were able to switch back to the ‘classic’ start menu by setting theĀ  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ Advanced\ “Start_ShowClassicMode” to 1.

classic start menu windows 11

WindowsLatest reports that registry edit no longer works.

All hope may not be lost, however, as some suspect Microsoft will leave an option to return back to the classic Start Menu for enterprise users when the OS rolls out there, to ease the transition and reduce retraining requirements.

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