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How to: Add “Task Manager” to the Taskbar Context Menu in Windows 11 22H2+

The day before, Microsoft announced the release of a new update for Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2), which brought with it a number of innovations announced earlier. In particular, after installing the update, users will have a tabbed interface in Explorer, a taskbar overflow function, and an item to launch the Task Manager should appear in the context menu of the taskbar.

But there is a little nuance called A / B testing. Because of this, some of the presented functions are available only to a limited circle of users. And the funny thing is that it was the “Task Manager” item in the context menu that turned out to be unavailable.

Fortunately, we can always use the ViveTool utility to force a feature to be enabled. And if you do not want to use third-party utilities, then below you will find a way to enable the function through the registry editor.



  1. Download the ViVeTool utility by this link. This is a new version of ViveTool 0.3.2, the details of which we described in our material.
  2. Unzip the downloaded archive to any place on your computer (for example, you can create a ViVeTool folder in the root of the C: drive and place the files there).
  3. Open a command prompt as an administrator (for example, by typing CMD in the search and selecting the appropriate item).
  4. In the command line, navigate to the folder with ViVeTool using the command cd /d , then press Enter. For example: cd /d "C:\ViVeTool"
  5. Enter command vivetool /enable /id:36860984 /store:both and press Enter.
  6. Make sure that the command line shows the message “Successfully set feature configuration”
  7. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

If you want to disable the features, then use the following command:

  • vivetool /disable /id:36860984 /store:both

Registry Editor

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut WIN + R.
  2. In the Run window, type regedit and press Enter.
  3. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FeatureManagement\Overrides\4.Right click on a section 4select New -> Partition and name it 1887869580.Inside the created partition, right-click, select “New” -> “DWORD (32-bit) Value” and create two parameters with the following names and values:
    • EnabledState – meaning 2
    • EnabledStateOptions – meaning 0

    Restart your computer to apply the changes.You can also use ready-made registry files to enable and disable the feature. Simply select the desired file, double-click to open it and agree to merge the changes. We thank our colleagues for the provided registry files from the Winaero portal.


  • enable task manager in taskbar context menu.reg – Adds “Task Manager” to the context menu of the taskbar.
  • undo task manager in taskbar context menu.reg – removes “Task Manager” from the context menu of the taskbar.

I am Sanjit Gupta. I have completed my BMS then MMS both in marketing. I even did a diploma in computer software and Digital Marketing.

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