Disable Windows 11 new context menu

Windows 11 is out right now and if you are on a DEV channel, chances are you already received it. One new addition in Windows 11 that bugs me is the new context menu. I find it counterproductive to right-click, select “Show more options” to get to the actual context menu options that i want.

So far I didn’t find a way to disable this via Settings, but I did find some registry keys that will bring back the classic Windows 10 context menu.



On a desired location (Desktop for example), create a reg file, for example DisableW11CM.reg (or download it from here). In this reg file paste the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FeatureManagement\Overrides\4\586118283]

“EnabledState”=dword:00000001

“EnabledStateOptions”=dword:00000001

“Variant”=dword:00000000

“VariantPayload”=dword:00000000

“VariantPayloadKind”=dword:00000000

Double-click the reg file and click Yes

Afterwards, reboot the PC. After the reboot, your classic context menu should appear:

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