How to Enable the New Settings Home Page in Windows 11

In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of enabling the new settings home page in the latest build of Windows 11 (Build 20063.1.2262). Microsoft recently announced this new feature, and while it’s slowly rolling out, you can manually enable it right now using the Vive tool and a simple command in CMD.

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Steps to Enable

Step 1: Download Vive Tool

  • First, you’ll need to download the Vive Tool from the link provided in the article.
  • Once downloaded, open File Explorer and extract the contents of the downloaded file.
  • Extract it into the ‘system32’ location on your computer, typically found at C:\Windows\System32.
  • Confirm that you want to replace the files if prompted.

Step 2: Open CMD as Administrator

  • To open CMD, use the search box and type “CMD.”
  • Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator.”
  • If you encounter a User Account Control (UAC) prompt, click “Yes” to proceed.

Step 3: Run the Command

  • Copy and paste the following command into CMD.
  ViveTool.exe enable add 42058345,42058313
  • Press Enter.

You should receive a message indicating that the feature configuration was successfully set.

Step 4: Restart Your Computer

  • To apply the changes, restart your computer.

After the restart, open the Settings app, and you will notice the new settings home page. This revamped settings home page includes useful cards with quick access to commonly used settings, such as display, Wi-Fi, printers and scanners, cloud storage, and more. It even provides recommendations for OneDrive storage to ensure you never lose access to your Microsoft account.

Please note that the “Personalize your device” card won’t be available if your Windows 11 installation is not activated.

Enabling the new settings home page is a straightforward process.

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