Changes in Windows 10X are coming to Windows 10 consumer devices in the second half of 2021 with the 21H2 release.
One of these changes is to the boot progress animation circle on the Windows 10 boot logo screen.
Currently, the boot progress animation shows a Windows 8 like style circle spinning with a dotted line.
The new Windows 10X boot progress animation shows a WinUI3 style circle spinning with a solid line.
If you would like to have the Windows 10X boot logo progress animation now in Windows 10 instead of waiting for the 21H2 release, you can enable it.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Windows 10X boot logo progress circle animation in Windows 10.
EXAMPLE: Default Windows 10 boot progress circle animation on boot screen
EXAMPLE: Windows 10X boot progress circle animation on boot screen
The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.
<delete> = Disable
1 = Enable
Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.
This step will also turn on online speech recognition.
This is the default setting.
Save the .reg file to your desktop.
Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.
When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.
You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
The next time you restart the computer, you will see the boot logo progress animation you set to use.