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How to Enable New Boot Animation in Windows 11 (2 Ways)

It seems that your version of Windows 11 appears to be booting with the old boot animation rather than the new one (also called 10X Boot Animation). The improved boot animation is far more visually appealing than the previous one and it seems that Microsoft is incorporating the motion graphics in the Windows interface slowly.

By the end of this article, you’ll be able to enable new boot animation in Windows 11:

old boot animation windows 11
Old Boot Animation in Windows 11
new boot animation windows 11
New Boot Animation in Windows 11

Step 1: Open the Registry Editor from the Start menu.

registry editor icon in windows 11
Registry Editor Icon

Step 2: Navigate to the following path:

navigate to control keys in controlset001 folder in registry editor in windows

Step 3: Right-click the empty area on the right pane and add two new DWORD (32-bit) values, name them as BootControl and BootProgressAnimation.

name the DWORD values as "bootcontrol" and "bootprogressanimation" (without quotation marks)
Name the DWORD values

Step 4: Double-click the key and change its hexadecimal value data from 1 to 0 and click the OK button to save changes.

set value data for both the DWORD values from 0 to 1
Value Data = 1

Step 5: Restart your computer to make changes take effect.

restart device to make changes take effect in windows
Restart the Device

Note: The “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control” path in the registry editor store the records needed to boot the Windows and system-related information including Windows services and system variables (in some cases).

In case you don’t feel comfortable following this method, you can also back up the registry completely before proceeding and restore it to current settings if something goes wrong.

Step 1: Download the Boot Animation’s Pre-Built Registry Files.

Step 2: Double-click the registry file and the new boot animation settings will be saved.

keys and values in saved in registry editor using the built-in registry files in windows
Keys and Values added in the Registry

Step 3: Restart your computer to make changes take effect.

restart device to make changes take effect in windows
Restart the Device

Next Steps

We’ve covered how to enable new boot animation in Windows 11 by tweaking some keys and values in the registry editor. You may use the second method, in case you consider yourself not too technical or simply don’t want to

Further, customize your Windows built-in settings by referring to the related articles below.

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