The new Start menu is one of the most anticipated features of the upcoming Windows 10 (2009) Update. And fortunately, you can now get access to the new Start menu in May 2020 Windows 10 Update (2004). All thanks to Microsoft for pushing an optional update with new 20H2 appearance features.
Although, the new Start Menu access is already available to the Windows Insider community. If you aren’t a developer or don’t want to join the Windows Insider program, then you can still get early access to the Windows 10 new Start Menu via a registry hack.
Windows 10 20H2 will be coming at the end of 2020, however, Microsoft already prepared to release newer build, as the company has released the optional Windows 10 KB4568831 (Build 19041.423) update. Yes, the new Build 19041.423 or later version bring the new Start menu and other visual appearance to the Windows 10. But as of now, the feature is hidden, you can follow the below-listed steps to enable new Start Menu in Windows 10.
How to Get the new Start Menu in Windows 10 (2004)
Before heading over to the steps, make sure to update your Windows 10 PC to the latest build. I tested the new Start menu on my system running on Windows 10 (2004) 19041.450 build and it works fine. Here’s how you can enable the new Start menu on your Desktop.
- At first, Open Notepad.
- Now copy the below-mentioned command and paste it in the Notepad:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
- Save the file as Startmenu.reg on the desktop (preferred).
- Once done, Run the file and restart your device.
- That’s it.
After a successful reboot, you can start using the new Windows 10 Start Menu on your Desktop.
In Dark Mode, you can also enable Splash color for the Start Menu, by heading over to the Settings > Personalization > Colors > enable Start, taskbar, and action center under Show accent color on the following surfaces.
How to restore the Old Start Menu in the new Windows 10
In case you don’t like the new Start Menu, then you can easily revert back the older Start menu on your desktop with the help of registry edit. Follow these steps to get back the old Start Menu.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Navigate to this location:
- Now, delete the “0” folder by right click.
- Once done, restart your system.
- That’s it.
With the help of afore-listed steps, you can access the old Start menu again.
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