How to restore Old school Calendar and Battery Look in Windows 10

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Microsoft brought huge changes to the look and feel of Windows OS with Windows 10. Many like the way it looks now, but some people (including me) seem to like the way Battery and Clock interface looks in the older version of windows. Today i will show you how you can get the old interface in the windows 10.

Restore Old school Calendar and Battery Look in Windows 10

To the change the look of Calendar and Battery , we have to make a couple of edits in the Registry. Here’s how to do it.

Note: Registry Editor is a very powerful tool and any unwanted changes in it can render your system unstable or even inoperable. Since this is a very easy trick, just follow the instructions and you won’t fall in any trouble.

First open the Registry Editor by hitting windows key and typing “regedit”. You should give it permission to make changes to your PC.

regedit opening windows

Inside the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key using the left sidebar :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

regedit edit

In order to change the clock interface we will change the value in the folder. Right-click the folder  named ImmersiveShell  and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value as UseWin32TrayClockExperience .

regedit edit 2

Now, we need to change the setting for that new value. Double-click on the newUseWin32TrayClockExperience and, in edit window, keep the value in the “Value data” box to 1 .

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You don’t need to restart the PC to observe the changes made. Just click on the Clock and you shold see some thing like below.

windows 7 clock look

Now to change your battery interface, Folloow all the above mentioned steps and open the  Registry Editor.Now, you’ll need to create another new value inside that Immersive Shell folder like the one we did before. Right-click the ImmersiveShell folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. This time, keep the name of the new value as UseWin32BatteryFlyout .

regedit battery7

Double-click the  UseWin32BatteryFlyout and, in the edit window, change the value of the “Value data” box to 1 .

regedit battery 2

Now if you click the battery icon in your system tray and you should see the old style battery interface.

In future if you want to return to the Windows 10 interface for clock and calendar or the battery, you just need to go to the ImmersiveShell folder in Registry Editor. You can either delete the value you created for the item you want to restore or simply you can set the value for the item to 0 to turn it off.

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