If you’re not satisfied with the Start menu and Taskbar in Windows 11, know that you’re not alone. They are –probably– the two most controversial changes of the new operating system, and in this guide we show you what you have to do to view windows 11 as windows 10.
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However, you won’t get very far. Windows 10 Live Tiles are gone, and it’s impossible to make Windows 11 look exactly like its predecessor. But, you can get closer if you’re willing to spend a little time and maybe a few bucks.
Please note that we are focusing here on the simple steps that you can follow. There are registry hacks and gadgets that remove some features from the look and feel of Windows 11, but we’ve found that they tend to go away with Windows updates and can cause more trouble than they’re worth.
The first and easiest change is to align the Start menu and taskbar on the left side of the screen.
Step 1: Open the Settings app and go to Personalization, then select Taskbar.
Step 2: Open Taskbar Behaviors.
Step 3: Change the alignment of the Taskbar to the left.
Step 4– The Start menu will now open on the left side and your taskbar will be aligned to the left.
If you want your Start menu to look much more like Windows 10, then you’ll need to go the third-party software route. The best option is Startdock’s Start11, which costs $5.99 and does more than just change the Start menu.
Start11 does more than just change the appearance of the Start menu to make it more like the version of Windows 10. It also allows you to customize the Taskbar and the Search option. However, it doesn’t focus on making Windows 11 look the same as Windows 10, so we won’t focus on that here.
Step 1: Download and install Start11. Go to the startdock page to download a 30-day trial version or purchase the software.
Step 2: open Start11, it will start in the Start menu section. Change the Use the Start menu 11 setting to Activated and select Windows 10 style.
Step 3– Your Start menu will now include the line of command buttons along the left side, the list of Windows 10 programs, and pinned apps on the right.
Step 4: You have several options to configure by right-clicking in the Pinned Apps area. You can create new groups, pin new apps, files and folders, and access Start11 configuration settings.
If you prefer Windows 10 wallpapers, it is quite easy to change them. You just need to locate your preferred image, preferably with a minimum resolution of Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels).
Step 1: Download wallpaper from a variety of sites. A good source is WallpaperCave.comwhich has the default wallpapers for easy access.
Step 2: Simply right click on the wallpaper you want to use and select Save Picture how to download it.
Step 3: Once you have downloaded the selected image, right click on your screen and select Personalize.
Step 4: in the configuration page of Personalizationclick Bottom. Make sure Customize your background is set to Image.
step 5: Choose browse photos and locate your downloaded wallpaper.
step 6– Your chosen Windows 10 wallpaper will now be active.
These are the easiest methods to make Windows 11 look like Windows 10. As mentioned above, we are not covering questionable or potentially harmful changes, rather we have focused on the basics. Following just these few steps will give your computer a much more familiar Windows 11 look and feel.