How to Revert Back the Old Context Menu On Your Windows 11 Devices

If you are running the Windows 11 preview release, you may have noticed several changes when using it right? Windows 11 has a redesigned start menu and a streamlined context menu for right-clicking.

Although Windows 11’s new streamlined right-click context menu looks fantastic, customers who have recently upgraded from Windows 10 may find it a little challenging to navigate.

Windows 11’s new right-click context menu conceals several choices behind the ‘Show more options’ button. Therefore, if you’re looking for ways to use the original Windows 10 right-click menu, you’ve come to the correct place.

In this post, we’ll walk you through the process of restoring the old context menu in the Windows 11 operating system without facing a long process. Let us proceed to the checkout.

How to Restore the Default Context Menu in Windows 11

Important: Because this procedure needs Registry change, please carefully follow the procedures. If necessary, create a backup of your important data before proceeding with the instructions.

1. To begin, hit the Windows Key + R on your PC keyboard. This command will bring up the RUN dialog box.

2. Now, Type Regedit in the Run dialog box and press the Enter key on your keyboard or make use of your mouse to click on the run button as it displays on your PC screen.

3. This will begin the process of opening the Registry Editor. After it displays, locates the following path:

Computer\HKEY CURRENT USER\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\

4. After locating that path, kindly create a new key, by right-clicking on an empty space in the CLSID folder and choose New > Key from the context menu that appears on your screen. After that, simply insert the {86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2} as your key name.

5. After that, kindly right-click on the recently created key and choose New > Key. Give the new key a unique name by copying this quoted text “InprocServer32

6. Navigate to the InprocServer32 folder. Double-click the (Default) key on the right side of the window and click the Ok button to close that without making any changes.

That is all! You have completed your task. Now, exit the Registry Editor and reboot your computer. After restarting Windows 11, you will see the entire right-click context menu.

Restore the Default Windows 11 Context Menu

Because whenever you change your mind and still want to revert to that same default context menu that Microsoft designed for Windows 11, you can still run restart Regedit and delete HKEY CURRENT USERSoftwareClassesCLSID86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2InprocServer32.

Then reboot your computer. When you restart your PC after those changes, the default context menu will be restored.

Therefore, this article explains how to restore the old context menu in Windows 11. I hope this information was beneficial to you! Kindly forward it to your friends as well. If you have any questions about this, please leave them in the comment section below.

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