How to Enable Task Manager in Taskbar Context Menu on Windows 11 22H2?

Microsoft keeps releasing timely updates for its software to keep up with the technology and users’ demand. In this view, it has released the “Moment 1” October update after the release of the Windows 11 2022 Update (Version 22H2). With this update, several features have been brought that users were looking forward to. Some of these include Tabs in File ExplorerTaskbar Overflow, and the Task Manager in the context menu of the Windows 11 Taskbar.

There were a few issues with the context menu after the 2621.675/KB5019509 update. Users complained that the Task Manager Context Menu wasn’t visible even after the update. If this is the case with you, this risewindows article will be helpful.

What Is Windows 11 Moment 1 Update?

As mentioned above, the Windows 11 Moment 1 update includes several features the users have been waiting for. Although the update is meant for everyone, reaching the users will take some time. However, if you are willing to try it out, you can go for a non-security preview release. It is optional, though. November 2022 is the date that Microsoft has decided to make these features available to all editions of Windows 11 22H2.

To get your hands on the optional update, navigate to your computer’s Settings > Windows Update page and then click on the “Check for updates” button. Once you do that, open the optional updates section to check if the Moment 1 Update is available for your computer.

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Windows 11 2022 (22H2): the new features of this major update and how to install it

If your Windows 11 is already updated and you still cannot find the context menu, we have two methods to help you solve the issue. The first is that you can use the ViveTool application, and the other is by tweaking the Registry. You can use either of the two according to your convenience. Keep reading for detailed instructions.

How to Enable Task Manager in Taskbar Right-click Context Menu on Windows 11 using ViveTool?

Use the following steps to get Task Manager in the Taskbar context menu through ViveTool:-

Step 1: Download the latest version of Vivetool through GitHub.

Step 2: Now, first  Unzip the zip file. Once you do that, rename the folder to ViveTool, and then move the folder to the “C” drive (C:\ViveTool).

Step 3: Now, open an elevated Command Prompt window.

Step 4: In the Command Prompt window, type the following and press Enter:-

C:\ViveTool\ViveTool /enable /id:36860984

Step 5: As the last step, reboot your computer and apply the changes.

After completing all the above steps, you will find a Task Manager entry once whenever you right-click on the Taskbar.

How to Turn On Task Manager in Taskbar Right-click Context Menu on Windows 11 through Registry Editor?

Use the following steps to enable Task Manager in the Taskbar context menu using Registry Editor:-

Step 1: To begin, open the Registry Editor.

Step 2: In the left sidebar, move to the following:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FeatureManagement\Overrides\4

Step 3: Go to New > Key option after right-clicking on folder 4.

Step 4: Save 1887869580as the name of the newly created key.

Step 5: Navigate to New > DWORD (32-bit) Value after right-clicking on 1887869580.

Step 6: Name this REG_DWORD to EnabledStateOptions, and don’t make any changes.

Step 7: Again, Navigate to New > DWORD (32-bit) Value after right-clicking on 1887869580.

Step 8: Set the name to EnabledState.

Step 9: Set the “Value data” of the newly created EnabledState REG_DWORD to 2after double-clicking on it.

Step 10: Finally, restart your computer and apply the changes.

After completing all the above steps, you will find a Task Manager entry once whenever you right-click on the Taskbar.

That is it.

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