How to bring back the old resizable Start Menu running Windows 10 build 9926

Windows 10

With the recent arrival of the new Windows 10 January Preview, a number of new features and changes came included. One new change is the Start Menu, which for some has become a pain to use with the new Continuum mode. Luckily, the code for the old-style 9879 Start Menu is still present, meaning it can be re-enabled with one simple registry tweak.

Just follow the steps below:

  1. ​Right click on the Start Button and select “Run”
  2. Type “regedit”
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer>Advance
  4. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value, call it “EnableXamlStartMenu”
  5. Restart Explorer​

Thanks for the tip, BAV0

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