How to Enable or Disable New Task Manager in Windows 11

Windows 11 keeps getting better and better. It gets even better if you are someone who is on the insider preview builds of the OS. Last time, we got to see the new tabs for the File Explorer that could be enabled on your system. This time, a new revamped Task Manager has been spotted in the windows 11 Preview Build 22538. Well with a lot of programs being revamped to the new Windows 11 design language, it is good to see the change coming over to the Task Manager – a program that hasn’t been changed in forever. However, you can finally try out the new Task Manager on your Windows 11 PC. Read on to know more.

The Task manager is a super useful program and an integral part of the Windows OS. This is a program that lets you start or end a task, see CPU, RAM, and other hardware’s performance, see details of various running services, etc. Now that the Task manager is getting a revamped look, there will be a good number of people who run the insider build to feast their eyes on the new style. Well, here is our guide on how to enable and even disable the new styled task Manager on your Windows 11 PC.

how to enable or disable new task manager in windows 11


  • Windows 11 PC running Insider Preview build 22538
  • An Internet Connection
  • ViveTool

How to enable New Task Manager on Windows 11

  1. First, make sure that you are running on the latest Insider Preview version of Windows 11.
  2. If you are running anything newer than build 22538, you are good to go.
  3. Now connect your PC to the internet and launch your favorite web browser.
  4. You will have to head over to this GitHub link to download ViveTool.
  5. With the ViveTool GitHub page open, download the ViveTool zip file.
  6. The fule size will weigh in at just under 12 KB.
  7. Now that the file has been downloaded, you will need to extract the folder you just downloaded.
  8. Pull up the Command Prompt and make sure to run it as an Administrator.
    how to enable or disable new task manager in windows 11
  9. All you now need to do is to type the following command lines one by one.
    vivetool addconfig 35908098 2
    vivetool addconfig 37204171 2
    vivetool addconfig 36898195 2
    vivetool addconfig 36898195 2
  10. Once you have typed the above commands, you should be getting a screen similar to the one below.
  11. All you need to do now is launch the Task Manager.
  12. Right-click on the Start menu button and select Task manager from the context menu.
  13. You will now be seeing the new Task manager on your screen.

How to Disable New Task Manager on Windows 11

However, if you wish to revert back to the older styled Task manager, simply replace the command lines with 1 instead of 2 in the end.

vivetool addconfig 35908098 1

vivetool addconfig 37204171 1

vivetool addconfig 36898195 1

vivetool addconfig 36898195 1

Once these command lines shave been entered, you will be able to revert back to the old Task manager style on your Windows 11 PC.


And there you have it. A simple and easy way to enable the new Task manager design on your Windows 11 PC. Well, this can be only done by users who are on the insider preview builds. However, with time, we will be able to see the new Task Manager design role out to everyone in the coming days, or when we get to see the new Windows 11 22H2 update. Do let us know your thoughts with regards to the new task manager design for Windows 11 in the comments below.

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