Get Windows 20H2 Start Menu in Windows 10 2004

If you have been keeping an eye on Windows 10 insider preview channel you may be aware of the Windows 10 new start menu, the goal is to make start menu titles uni-color scheme with new system-wide icons.

As shown in the screenshot, tiles now follow uni-color rules, giving the start menu a look it deserves. While tiles with live information continue to work, as usual, you can toggle live tile to blend with other tiles.

New start menu

How to get new start menu in Windows 2004?

For this to work, get your Windows 10 version 2004 updated to build 19041.423 (KB4568831).

Method Steps
Through Windows UpdateGo to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. In the Optional updates available area, you’ll find the link to download and install the update.
Microsoft Update CatalogTo get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Instructions to update Windows 10

Get and install this start-menu-enable registry file, and restart your computer.

Otherwise, add these two entries at the follwoing location in regestry editor.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Save this as .reg file, otherwise it won’t work. You can also do it manually by going to the location and adding the key and values, this is simple process but just to keep things simple we’d recommend that you download the registry file and run it.

This is before and after images for you to better understand this new udpate.

Quick Conclusion

Windows 10’s new start menu is great since there are so many users who don’t like app tiles that can remove all the tiles. This update brings a cleaner look, and the background of the tiles can be changed if you set Windows app mode color to Dark. The update to the Start menu and new icon set will be released with Windows 10 20H2 fall update, nevertheless, this little tip helps explore upcoming features in your current Windows 10 version.

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