Activate the new Start menu in Windows 10

n Windows 10 you can activate the new Start menu right away (without waiting for the next version), with a simple trick

As we know, Microsoft updates Windows 10 every 6 months or so with new features. The most recent update of 2020 came out in May and did not bring big news, if not the usual optimizations and bug fixes. However, a surprise comes from the possibility of immediately activating the new Start menu , which Microsoft has redesigned and which will be officially released with the next update coming out in November 2020. Those who want, therefore, can immediately unlock the revised Start menu , which does not change much compared to the previous version, but it certainly becomes more convenient to search for installed programs and apps .

The most significant change, besides a brighter look (which makes it better if you activate the Aero Lite theme in the settings), is in not filling the program icons with a different color anymore , making everything more uniform and easier to scroll and to use to search for apps . Also, when you hover over the folders, their name appears, making them easier to recognize.

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The trick to immediately activate the new Windows 10 Start menu without waiting for the final update, you can do it right now (it is important to have already installed the Windows 10 Update 2004 May 2020 update ) by following this short procedure:

1) Open Settings in Windows 10 , go to Update & Security and check for new updates.

2) When the search is finished, click on the optional updates link and one should appear with the initials KB4568831 . Select it and install it.

3) Restart your computer

4) Once the PC is turned on again, you need to add two registry keys. To do this, the simplest way is to right-click on the desktop to create a new text document. Then paste these lines over it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ FeatureManagement \ Overrides \ 0 \ 2093230218]

“EnabledState” = dword: 00000002

“EnabledStateOptions” = dword: 00000000

Then save the document with a name like: start-new.reg (I recommend the file extension must be .reg and not .txt). Press it twice to add the values ​​marked in the system registry.

5) Restart your computer.

That’s it, eventually you will see the Start menu of Windows 10 with uniform colors, which change depending on the choices made in the Settings of customization .

If you want to return the Start menu as it was before , you need to open the registry (search for regedit on the Start menu) and then go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ FeatureManagement \ Overrides \ 0 \


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