Enable New Start Menu in Windows 10 Version 2004 May 2020 Update

How to enable the new Start Menu in Windows 10 version 2004 May 2020 Update

Microsoft recently released the new Start Menu to Windows 10 version 2004 with a preview patch KB4568831. The latest patch version raises the OS version to Build 19042.423, and adds 20H2 features to May 2020 Update.


One of the is the new Start menu and a new Alt+Tab experience that includes Edge open tabs as individual windows to directly switch to the desired tab.

The company describes the Start menu change as 'a more streamlined design that removes the solid color backplates behind the logos in the apps list and applies a uniform, partially transparent background to the tiles. This design creates a beautiful stage for your apps, especially the Fluent Design icons for Office and Microsoft Edge, as well as the redesigned icons for built-in apps like Calculator, Mail, and Calendar that Microsoft started rolling out earlier this year'.

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KB4568831 is an optional update available for Windows 10 version 2004, so it needs to be installed manually. However, even after installing the update you won't receive the new Start menu and other 20H2 features. That's because Microsoft is about to issue a special enablement package, similar to what we had with 19H1 and 19H2 releases of Windows 10. However, the package is not available as of now, and the features remain locked out of the box. Here's an easy method to enable the new Start menu and the new Alt + Tab experience. All you need to do is to apply a Registry tweak, as follows.

To Enable New Start Menu in Windows 10 Version 2004 May 2020 Update,

  1. Open Settings .
  2. Navigate to Update & security > Windows Update > Check for updates > Optional updates and install Build 19041.423.
  3. Open the Registry Editor app.
  4. Go to the following Registry key.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FeatureManagement\Overrides\0\2093230218. See how to go to a Registry key with one click.
  5. On the right, modify or create a new 32-Bit DWORD value EnabledState.
    Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
  6. Set its value data to 2 in decimals.
  7. Again on the right, create a new 32-bit DWORD value EnabledStateOptions and leave its value data as 0.
  8. Restart Windows 10.

After the system reboot, you should now have the new Start menu.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

7 thoughts on “Enable New Start Menu in Windows 10 Version 2004 May 2020 Update”

  1. I got the new Start Menu and the configure of Alt+Tab in Settings, but it didn’t working for me with Edge canary 86.

  2. А как включить баннер в параметрах windows 10. Следую вашей инструкции к утилите mach2. Баннер появляется, но имя и фото учетной записи-нет(

  3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FeatureManagement\Overrides\
    after that I have two more files named (4 & UsageSubscription) I dont have “0”

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