Windows 11 Enable New Boot Animation

This process will either enable the new boot animation.

1). Open Regedit winkey + R
2). Enter “RegEdit” (Enter)
3). Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control”
4). Right Click on ‘Control’ and then “New” -> “Key”
5). The new Name for this key should be “BootControl”
6). Right Click on the new key ‘BootControl’ -> “New” -> Dword(32-Bit)
7). The new Name value should be “BootProgressAnimation”
8). Double click to edit: 1 New boot animation, 0 old boot animation.
9). Exit Regedit, and Open Task Manager.
10). In the “Processes” tab find “Windows Explorer” -> Right Click choose “End Task”

This will re-start Explorer and re-load the system using the new Registry settings.

Windows 11 Use Windows 10 File Explorer

This will allow the use of the old Windows 10 style file explorer in Windows 11.

1). Open Regedit winkey + R
2). Enter “RegEdit” (Enter)
3). Navigate to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced”
4). Right Click “New” Dword(32-Bit)
5). The new Name value should be “SeparateProcess”
7). Double click to edit: 1 Windows 10 style, 0 Windows 11 style.
8). Exit Regedit, and Open Task Manager.
9). In the “Processes” tab find “Windows Explorer” -> Right Click choose “End Task”

This will re-start Explorer and re-load the system using the new Registry settings.

Note: Always backup the registry before editing.

Windows 11 Move Taskbar to Top

This will move the Windows 11 Taskbar from its default location (bottom) to the Top of the screen.

1). Open Regedit winkey + R
2). Enter “RegEdit” (Enter)
3). Navigate to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3”
4). Double click “Settings” REG_BINARY to edit.
5). You will see 6 rows and 8 columns. The first row is: 30 00 00 00 FE FF FF FF
and the second row is: 7A F4 00 00 *01 00 00 00
6). The * indicates the value to edit. Place the cursor just beyond the 01 and backspace to delete it. Enter 03 in its place.
7). Exit Regedit, and Open Task Manager.
8). In the “Processes” tab find “Windows Explorer” -> Right Click choose “End Task”

This will re-start Explorer and re-load the system using the new Registry settings. To place the Taskbar back on the bottom, change the 03 back to a 01 and and repeat steps 8 and 9.

Note: Always backup the registry before editing.