This setting removes the simple “Start menu” option in Start Menu Properties dialog so that only “Classic Start menu” display is available to users.
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Disable Change of Start Menu Style.reg
The ".reg" file can remove the simple "Start menu" from the dialog.
Change Start Menu Style (Default).reg
The ".reg" file can get both the display menus in the dialog.
Registry Entry Details:
Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.
The option to select simple "Start menu" as an alternative display style is not available. The user is forced to use "Classic Start menu".
The user has the option to select either simple "Start menu" or "Classic Start menu" as display style.
First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Then, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, and in the open area right-click to create and new DWORD value "NoSimpleStartMenu".
The created DWORD value will look like below.
Next, right-click on the "NoSimpleStartMenu" DWORD value and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.
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