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Thread: No start button - no Windows search - no Apps - No rollback and slower than MS Dos 2

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    Jurgenz is offline New Member
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    Default No start button - no Windows search - no Apps - No rollback and slower than MS Dos 2

    Hi all,

    The symptoms are described in many forums but not at the same place. Maybe I missed something.
    What I tried focussed on the Start button:

    1) Editing HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Advanced - new value EnableXAMLStartMenu DWORD(32) 0
    2) Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} in Powershell
    3) Swich to tablet mode and back - It takes **Minutes** to open the info-center. ANd there even longer to open the settings, by the way
    4) Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in cmd
    5) sfc /scannow in cmd
    6) checked settings > personalisation > start: set all options on except "use start in fullscreen mode" - no folders are shown and none can be selected, click on link just greys it out - after THREE minutes window opens to select folders but everything is greyed out here too.

    Had upgraded this from a Win 8.1/64bit. Issue first recognized the issue after a power supply unit died and got replaced (500W). I used to open applications from the taskbar so possibly just didn't notice the issue before, but the mail icon, edge, calc and store are now gone too).

    On Win 8.1 I used to have a tool to emulate a Win-7-style (more Win XP in fact) Startmenu, but I uninstalled it before upgrading to Windows 10 and don't recall which one it was.

    Right now it takes at leas minute until anything reacts on mouseclicks.

    I have a System image of the Win 8.1 I took before the upgrade. If I succeed in olaying this back, will I ever be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free again?

    Also haI ae a 32bit Win 10 upgraded from a Win 8.1 on a Notebook/Tablet (Asus Transformer) which runs as it should and logs in using the same hotmail.com account.



    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jürgen

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    I have a similar problem that just started. Win10 (upgraded from 7). Today my start button stopped working .. my 'search' stopped working and so there are no apps. I have tried something posted on this site .. nothing seems to work.

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    You seem to be facing multiple problems

    Run these fixes and see if they help: Windows 10 Support and Solutions - Universal Fixes

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    See above. I tried all of this before and nothing has any effect.

    What I want to know is, if Windows will allow me to upgrade to Windows 10 again once I have restored my Windows 8.1 image.

    Btw. my Stepson also upgraded to windows 10 and the apps and menu botton ceased to function yesterday.

    Isn't there a very stupid setting that I turned on or off somewhere and that causes these issues? Much like - if you configured it this way, you can't expect this to work?

    It has worked fine for several weeks.

    Thanks for any help

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    Yes, you will be allowed to upgrade to Windows 10 later on, even if you rollback to Windows 8.1 now or restore your earlier image - provided you do the upgrade within a year from the date Windows 10 was made available.

    I dont think it is some satting you changed. Maybe some OS or software update just messed up your system and created multiple problems.

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