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Change The Volume Control To Old Style

Since the official release of Windows 10 In late July of 2015, a lot has changed with It's Interface, settings and options. Whether you love It or otherwise, It's Immaterial to Microsoft, but It doesn't mean you cannot tweak It to your advantage. One major change, Is It's "Volume Control", that's accessed by clicking on the volume Icon In the Taskbar. If you're not a fan of the new look, In this tutorial, I will show you how to change It back to the old style.

Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to by clicking on the volume Icon In the Taskbar. This Is the Windows 10 look, and yes, the time of documenting this article Is precisely as Illustrated!

If you're not keen on the GUI and prefer the older type, namely that of Windows 7 & Windows 8, then read on. I shall demonstrate how to change It back, by using a neat little Registry tweak. Once the tweak Is applied, the change will Immediately take effect. So let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:
To access the Registry, open the Run menu, enter regedit and hit OK.

Step Two:
Next, navigate to the following directory:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion

Right-click on CurrentVersion, and select New > Key

Step Three:
Name the new key that you've just created above, as MTCUVC. Make sure you click on this key and then on the right pane, right-click anywhere on a blank area and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step Four:
Next, name the value that you've just created In the above step, as EnableMtcUvc

Step Five:
Double-click the EnableMtcUvc Value name, and In the Value data, enter 0 and hit OK to finalize the process.

Step Six:
Here's the Windows 10 default volume control before this tweak was applied.

Last Step:
And this Is the result after the tweak. I've clicked on the volume Icon In the Taskbar and as you can see, the old style volume control has Immediately taken effect.

Final Thoughts:
The one thing I like about this particular Registry tweak, Is that unlike the majority, the change takes effect there and then without the need to reboot your system. In terms of the result, namely the old style volume control (which I definitely prefer over the default one), It's functionality Is no different to that of Windows 7 & Windows 8. In fact, It Is exactly the same as what these OSes entail.

If you want to reverse the change back to the Windows 10 default volume control, go back to Step Five above and In the Value data, give It a value of 1. Don't forget to hit OK.


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