Change the look of Volume control in Windows 10


Windows 10 has hoards of graphical and visual changes. Though majority of these changes are welcomed by the users - the snap assist feature, the powerful virtual desktops in Windows 10, and some tricks like shortcuts to launch a program etc. are a few examples. But there are some that couldn’t get that lucky and are being criticized by many users. The Changes done to the volume control in Windows 10 fall in the latter category. Many users are not very happy with the latest design of the volume control and seem to be missing the old one as it was in Windows 7.

Change the look of Volume control in Windows 10

Here is a quick trick to bring back your old volume control to Windows 10. A word of caution – The tweak involves editing registry and it is advised that you take a full system backup before proceeding.

Change Windows 10 Volume control's look -

Follow the steps given below to change the look and feel of the volume control in Windows 10. Once you have completed the full process your new control will look like as it used to look in Windows 7

Step 1 :

Open the Run command. You can use the [Win] + R shortcut.

Step 2 :

type regedit in the Run command box.

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Step 3 :

Click “OK” to open the registry editor.

Step 4 :

Browse to the path given below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

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change volume control in windows 10 

 

Step 5 :

Right click on the “CurrentVersion” folder (Key).

Step 6 :

Select New > Key.

change volume control in windows 10
Step 7 :

Name the new key as MTCUVC and hit Enter.

change volume control in windows 10
Step 8 :

Select the “MTCUVC” folder (Key)

Step 9 :

Right Click on the right side of the editor. Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

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Step 10 :

Name the new DWORD EnableMtcUvc and press Enter.

change volume control in windows 10
Step 11 :

Double Click on the DWORD you just created. Make sure that its value is 0.

Step 12 :

Click OK.

Step 13 :

Close the Registry.

Step 14 :

Reboot your system.

Conclusion :

Once you have completed the full process, you’ll be able to see that your volume control is displayed as it was in Windows 7. To revert the changes just change the value of EnableMtcUvc to 1. Try some more Windows tips to improve the manner in which you handle Windows 10.