How to make windows 11 look like windows 10?

Surely, Windows 11 seems to be a great with its designs but it is a matter of taste whether you like it or not.  If you install Windows 11 and unhappy with the changes, here are the ways how you can make windows 11 look like windows 10.

Yes, you read it right. You can switch back the old start menu simply by tweaking the Registry. It is possible to centered icons to the left from the intuitive option provided in the setting. There are different tools also available that would help you in customizing your Taskbar as per your wish.

 Make windows 11 look like windows 10 with these simple methods

Making the Windows 11 looks like Windows 10 is possible by doing a few settings tweaks. As we said, you can changed the start menu’s look, move the taskbar to the left of the screen, change the icon sizes and many more.

Method 1: Change the look of the Start menu

  • Press Win+ R to open Run Window,
  • Type regedit and hit Enter,
  • Go to the below path:


  • Right-click on the empty space on the right, select New and then choose DWORD (32-bit) Value,
  • Name it as Start_ShowClassicMode,
  • Right-click on the new value, click on Modify and set the Value Data to 1,
  • Restart your computer for changes to take place.

In case, you want to switch it back, simply reverse the action. Since you already created the value, so you only need to change the Value Data to 0.

Method 2: Move the Taskbar icons to the left

If you don’t like the centered icons from Taskbar and want them to the left as like in Windows 10, here are following steps you have to follow on Windows 11:

  • Open Settings, and click on Taskbar,
  • Go to Personalization option,
  • From the drop-down menu at the top, click on the option to move the icons from Taskbar to the left.

Method 3: Change the icon’s sizes from Taskbar

You can change the sizes and appearances of the Taskbar icons so that they would look like in Windows 10 from the steps below:

  • Press Win+ R, type regedit and hit Enter,
  • Navigate to the below location:


  • Right-click on the empty space on the right, click on New and choose the option that says DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it TaskbarSi,
  • Now, create a value called TaskbarSmallIcons using the same action,
  • Right-click and select both values, click on Edit on them alternatively,
  • Change the Value data according to the change below to change the sizes and appearances for the Taskbar icons.

Method 4: Change the desktop background

You won’t feel like home due to the changed desktop wallpaper, you can download it from Windows 10 wallpaper from the Microsoft support website. Once downloading the desired wall paper, right-click on it and select the set as desktop background option. Make sure to set a right proportion for your screen for it.

Method 5: Use a dedicated app to change the Taskbar

If you want to completely change the appearances of your Taskbar, you can change it using dedicated software called TranslucentTB. It can combine the states and instances as you use your PC and thereby allow restoring it to the Windows 10 looks or transforming it as you wish.


Here, in this post, we have discussed different ways how you can make windows 11 look like windows 10. We hope that our guide helped you to restore Windows 11 to the appearance of the Windows 10 and you are happy with the result. Stay tuned and get more tips and tricks for Windows 11.