How to make Windows 10 look like Windows 7

Some people are not made for changes. They generally don’t get satisfied with changes.

If you are one of such kind and you like the classic windows 7 more than windows 10 but unfortunately, you have got a newer laptop with windows 10 then you are landed on the right spot.

Today, We will be taking a look at “How to make windows 10 look like windows 7”.

We will be changing the look of windows 10 to 7 by customising few things and make them look like windows 7. So, there will be no changes in the software part.

We have divided this procedure into few simple and easy steps. Let’s get started with the Steps of customising windows 10 and make it look like windows 7.

Steps to make windows 10 look like windows 7

1)Add the start menu

Now, There is no start menu in windows 10 which was available in windows 7. Start menu makes the work more easier and fast for some users.

Still You can add start menu with any third party application. There are tons of such applications available on the internet. So, which one is the best application to get back the start menu?

Well, the answer for this question is Classic shell. As its name suggests, it brings back that classic start menu which gives your desktop a classic look and it will also make your work a lot more easier.

You will be also able to access that search bar which is a great thing as it has the capability to search for anything on the computer.

This software supports almost all laptops and computers. It does not requires any type of additional downloading material. Just download this software, give it the permission to access over the computer and activate it. You will get the classical search menu which was available in windows 7. This was the first step to make windows 10 look like windows 7. Let’s now move on to the second step of customising your windows 10 to make it look like windows 7.

2)Hide Cortana

Cortana is a smart assistant that comes preloaded with windows 10. Now, Cortana is not available for windows 7 so, if you want to make your windows 10 look like windows 7 then you need to hide cortana.

Hiding cortana is a pretty simple job, you don’t need to download any type of third party software. You can do it by some clicks without any hassle.

All you need to do is that go to the start menu. Right click on cortana and hide it to make your job easier. Cortana will be hidden from the start menu and you won\’t be able to access it from their.

This was the easiest way to hide cortana from windows 10. There are some other ways too which helps you to permanently disable cortana but we will recommend you to go with this way to make your job easier.

2)Get the Old-style volume controls 

There is a horizontal volume bar on windows 7 which gives it a unique look. If you want to access such unique look by adding those Old-style volume controls.

Adding these Old-style is a bit complicated process so if you don’t want to go through this process than you can simply skip this step as it does not effects much.

The Steps to get the old style volume controls are given below:

Step 1- Hold the “Windows” key along with “R” key simultaneously. After that, you will see a Run pop up window. Now all you need to do is to type “regedit” in this box and click on the Ok button to proceed to the next step.

Step 2- You will be transferred to a folder. Now, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE< SOFTWARE <Microsoft <Windows NT <CurrentVersion.

Step 3- Once you are transferred to CurrentVersion, click on the right button and then tap new. You will be asked to name the key. Name it MTCUVC.

Step 4- MTCUVC folder will be created. Again right click on this folder and go to new. Now enter DWORD (32-bit).

Step 5- Click on rename and name it EnableMtcUvc. Now double click on this folder.

Step 6- Now select the value to 0 and click ok.

The Process Is done. You will be able to see the Old style volume controls after clicking onto the icon which is present in the Taskbar. We have completed 80% steps which can make your windows 10 look like windows 7. Now let\’s complete the last 20% with the last step of making your windows 10 look like windows 7.

3)Get back the Calendar

By the same process mentioned above which helps you to get back the old style volume buttons, you can also get back the Ckender which was present in windows 7 easily by this process.

The only change you need to do is that go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SOFTWARE< Microsoft,< Windows, < CurrentVersion and < ImmersiveShell.

All the remaining steps are same except this one. So, you can get back the calender of windows 7 easily without any kind of hassle.

This Calendar will give you the feel of using windows 7 as it is available in windows 7 but not windows 10.


This was a really simple and easy way to make your windows 10 look like windows 7. You won\’t feel any issue with the process as it is working without any hassle flawlessly.

If you don’t like using windows 10 that much than this tutorial will help you to experience windows 7 or if you are unable to degrade to windows 7 for some reason then this tutorial might be helpful for you.

Make sure to follow all the instructions carefully otherwise this tutorial may not work for you.

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