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Windows 10 start button not working

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I just updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and clicking on the start button does nothing. Tried using the command prompt (admin) to no avail. Task bar seems to functioning normally. I can right click the start button to  run programs. Anyone have a solution?


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Did you restart your pc after installing or upgrading to windows 10.

 

If yes then check your firewall settings it it is on turn it off and then restart your pc.

 

I also suggest you to upgrade your Anti-virus for windows 10.


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Still not working. Decided to roll back to Windows 7 but cannot access "Settings".  Backup and restore no longer has an option to restore from image. Guess I stuck.


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Read this and give it a try!

 

How to downgrade Windows 10: Hate Windows 10? Uninstall Windows 10 and reinstall Windows 7 or 8.1 in a few easy steps


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I have been down this path. As stated in my last post, I cannot get to Settings>Update & Security>Recovery by the means described because the start icon doesn't work. Do you know another way to access that panel?


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Launch the Registry Editor (hit the Windows key and R, type regedit, and then press Enter) and then navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ ImmersiveShell\Launcher

Click Edit > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it UseExperience.
Double-click the newly created item and set the value to 0.
Click OK, close the Registry Editor and then restart your computer -- or just restart Explorer. (If you can still right-click on your start button, you can use Task Manager to restart Explorer.)

Source: I reversed the process found in this post about Continuum, the new version of the start menu.

 

source: http://forums.window...ild-9926-a.html


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Tried registry edit, no good. I had previously tried the PowerShell option in the Command Prompt to no effect. Incidentally, the search bar is non functional as well.


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Still not working. Decided to roll back to Windows 7 but cannot access "Settings".  Backup and restore no longer has an option to restore from image. Guess I stuck.

 

Please have positive thought! There is a way surely work for you! Dont worry!

Did you have windows 7 cd?


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Yes, I have a windows 7 CD. I also have a  Windows 7 Recovery Disc that I was going to use as a last resort and a Windows 10 ISO disc downloaded from Microsoft.


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Yes! You are at the point!

Just do it!

 

Do not Update anything if you are not sure what happen in the future.. Lets wait for others to tell their review then do it and upgrade to win 10.

 

Hope all will be fine!


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Well, it gets worse. Mouse and keyboard will not work with either the Windows 7 recovery disc or The Windows 7 installation cd. I will to troubleshoot this issue.  At this point I cannot even do+ a clean install of Windows 7!


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USB devices enable on BIOS?


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Yes. Problem was keyboard and mouse where plugged into USB 3 ports. Changed to USB 2. (it is getting late here in Alaska and the brain is suffering). Will proceed with re-image of Windows, fingers crossed.


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:spoton:


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Re-image was successful. Cancelled my reservation for Windows 10 Update and now shows in Windows Update as optional . I think I will purchase another SSD and set up a dual boot with Windows 10. It will be interesting to see how this update goes with users in  months ahead.  My copy of Windows 7 is a students and faculty version I purchased through the university where I work at a substantial discount. I am waiting for Microsoft to reply to my inquiry to see if that may be an issue. Thanks for your help.  :wave:


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