Here's how to fix the start menu in Windows 10

Windows 10 is not perfect. Frequently, users report that they are experiencing problems with the operating system. Although Microsoft itself fixes many of those problems with updates, things still don't work as well. For example, a certain bug in Windows 10 can cause the start menu to get stuck and become unusable. Here we show you how to solve this problem.

Windows 10 had a bug that could cause the start menu to get stuck and unusable. Installing the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update will resolve this issue by itself. For people who can't or don't want to update for whatever reason, we explain how you can solve the problem yourself. Also read: How to customize the Windows 10 start menu.

If restarting your computer doesn't help, you can try creating a new user account. You do this by pressing the start button and then Institutions and Accounts. Then select Family and other persons (in some editions of Windows you will see Other users).

In this window you can click on Add someone else to this PC.Select I don't have login information for this person and select on the next page Add user without a Microsoft account.

Enter a username, password and password hint or choose security questions, then select Next one.

This often solves the problem. However, there is also a solution that does not require a new account.

Windows 10 power shell

Right click on the start button and choose Windows Powershell (Admin). A new window will appear in which you can type commands. Copy the command below, paste it into the Command Prompt window and press . again Enter:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Some scary looking red error messages may appear in the window. Don't panic, this is normal. When the process is complete you can close the window. If all is well, the start menu will work properly from now on.

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