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Fix windows 10 start menu not working after April 2018 update

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It’s safe to say that Windows 10 is the best ever version of Windows yet, compared to previous ones windows 8.1 and 7. And with day to day Updates includes a lot of new features And security Improvements. And The return of the Windows Start menu is probably Windows 10’s most popular feature. With Windows 10 Creator Update it brings more improvement to the Windows 10 OS and Includes Start menu. With Windows Creators update Windows 10 Start menu Get a new look And Features like ( Start menu folders, dragging and dropping tiles etc. ) But Also Get some Bugs Like Some Users Report After upgrade to Windows 10 April 2018 update Start menu Not Working, Windows 10 Start menu not opening Even click several times on it. And for some users Start menu Tiles Are get Broken, Start menu not respond for long or freezes, Start menu Search bar not opening etc.

Fix windows 10 start menu not working problem

If you are also one of them Suffering with Windows Start menu not working problem. Here apply bellow solutions to Fix All Windows 10 Start menu related problems include Start menu not working, Start menu not responding, Windows 10 Start menu not opening, or Start menu search not working etc.




Restart your Windows 10 machine

This is the first and best Old Working Solutions. It’s iOS or Android, Windows or OS X,  Whenever you find any problem the first thing the manufacturer recommend users to do whenever they face some issue is to restart their devices first. If Start menu is not working properly on your Windows 10 laptop or desktop, restart it! You will be amazed at how many times you will save yourself from the frustration of slamming your device to the floor. Reboot it and it will be as good as new.

Run Microsoft’s Start Menu troubleshooter Tool

Microsoft Officially created a troubleshooter Tool that anyone can download and run, for free to fix Start menu related problems. If after System Restart Still you face Star menu not working, Then We Recommend to Run the Microsoft Troubleshooting Tool And Let windows To fix Itself first.

Download Start Menu Troubleshooting Tool 

First Download The Start Menu Troubleshooting Tool from given link. You will download a file called startmenu.diagcab.Now Right Click This File And Select Run As Administrator. Click on the Advanced link and Make sure that the option to Apply repairs automatically is checked and click or tap Next.

fix windows 10 start menu problem
fix windows 10 start menu problem

This will start the start menu diagnostic process. During this The Start Menu troubleshooter makes several checks, and if it finds a problem that it can fix, it will solve it automatically. When done, it says whether it could identify a problem or not. To learn more about what it has checked and the actions it performed, click the link that says: View detailed information.”

start menu troubleshooting results
start menu troubleshooting results

Here you can see that the troubleshooter checks for apps that are not installed correctly, which may cause problems with the Start Menu, permission issues with registry keys, the corruption of the tile database and the application manifest. When you are done reading the troubleshooting report, click or tap Next and then Close. Now Once Restart windows and check start menu working smoothly? If yes its great, or Still need help fallow next solution.

Re-install Windows 10 Start Menu

If after system Restart and Run the Windows 10 Start menu troubleshooting Tool Still Getting Start menu unresponsive Then Reinstalling the Windows 10 Start menu is the Best ever Working solution reported by many users.  A number of Windows users who have encountered Start menu not working bug after Creators Update for Windows 10, reinstalling the built-in applications works for bringing the normal Start menu functionality.

To Re-install or re-build Windows Start menu we need to first open Windows PowerShell With Administrative privileges. As Start menu not working so we can’t open power shell through start menu – power shell. But we can open PowerShell through Taskmanager. First Press  To Open Power Shell Press Shift + Ctrl + Esc Key simultaneously or right click on Taskbar and select Task manager.




Command to Reinstall Windows 10 Start menu

Here on Taskmanager click on file -> Run New Task -> Type PowerShell -> Tick mark on Create this task with Administrative privileges -> click OK.

open power shell on taskmanager
open power shell on taskmanager

This will open Power Shell with Administrative privilege. Now copy Bellow command, paste on power shell and hit enter key to execute the command.

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

Re-install Windows 10 Start Menu
Re-install Windows 10 Start Menu

Wait for the app download and installation process completes (ignores any red text) and then restart your computer to see whether Start button issue the problem persists.

Registry Tweak to Fix Start menu

Above solutions ( Run Start menu Troubleshooting tool and Re-install Start menu ) are the most working solution and fix Start menu not working problem for most users. If after the PowerShell command solution fails to fix the unresponsive Start button, Then we recommend try Bellow Registry Tweak to Fix Start menu not working problem.

Note: Windows Registry is the essential part of windows any wrong modification will cause serious system issue. We strongly recommend creating a system restore point before making any changes on windows registry.

Registry Tweak

As start menu not working, to open Registry Editor window Press Shift + Ctrl + Esc key simultaneously. This will open Task manager Here click on File -> Run New Task -> type regedit -> tick on create this task with administrative privilege an click on ok.

When windows registry window opens  Navigate to Follow the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ ImmersiveShell\Launcher

Right click on Launcher -> New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it UseExperience.

Registry Tweak to Fix Start menu
Registry Tweak to Fix Start menu

Here Double-click the newly created DWORD and set the value to 0. That’s all Click OK to save changes and then close the Registry Editor and then restart your computer. Now Check Problem solved still need help fallow next step.

Run SFC Utility

Some Times Corrupted system files cause different problems on your windows computer. And the issue that the Start Menu not working after Windows 10 Creators Update could also be caused by corrupt or missing system files. To rule out that possibility, you could run the SFC  Utility (System File Checker) to repair the problematic system files.

For this again we need to open Command prompt As administrator. And you can do this using windows task manager. Press Shift + Ctrl + Esc key simultaneously. This will open Task manager Here click on File -> Run New Task -> type cmd -> tick on create this task with administrative privilege an click on ok.

When Command prompt opens type below command and hit the enter key to execute the command.

sfc /scannow

system file checker sfc /scannow
system file checker sfc /scannow

This SFC tool will then scan and repair all corrupt system files If found any corrupted file this will restore itself from a specific location. You can Read more about System file checker Tool Here. Now wait until 100% complete the scanning process. After complete Reboot your computer and check problem solved.

Create a new Admin account

Create A new Admin Account is Another workaround that proved as a valid solution for some users. A number of users report Start issues were resolved after they’ve created the new administrative account. With New user Account, new user profile will create and All apps get new fresh setup for New created user account So The new created user account may not get any start menu problem.

Note: With New user Account you’ll lose your previous setup, so the fresh customization is needed.

To create A new user Account fallow steps.

First Open Settings with the combination of the Windows key + I ->  Select Accounts -> Click on Family & other people -> Under Other people, click on Add someone else to this PC. Here Enter the username and password (optional) and click Next and then Finish.

Now, under the Family & other people, select a newly created account -> Open Change account type -> Select Administrator and confirm with OK.

Now, Log off from current login and login again with newly created user account. check The Start Menu problems should be gone.

Some Other Solutions




Disable or uninstall anti-virus programs:-  Some users have also reported that disabling or uninstalling the anti-virus program and the firewall has fixed the Windows 10 Start menu issues for them. Make sure you restart your device after uninstalling an anti-virus program.

Disable Game Mode :- Also Some Other users reported they solved Start menu not working problem after Windows 10 Creators Update by turning off the “game mode”. Sometimes gaming players may accidentally turn on game mode which disables the windows key to prevent accidental presses during intense gaming. Therefore, you’d better check your gaming keyboard and make sure toggle it to normal mode.

Rollback Windows previous version

If all above methods fail to fix Start menu problem, which Started After upgrade to Windows 10 Creator update or from windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Then you can use Windows RollBack option to go to prevision and wait for next windows available update which comes with bug fixes may that work for you on your computer.

To Roll Back Windows Press Win + I  this will open Settings -> click on Update & security ->  Recovery tab.

Turn to Advanced startup and click Restart now -> Click Troubleshoot.

Now on Advanced options Click the  Go back to the previous build option.

Windows 10 Advanced options
Windows 10 Advanced options

Then you can choose the version you’d like to restore and follow the on-screen instructions to go back to an earlier or previous build. This can help to resolve the Start menu issue after the Windows 10 Creators Update.

These are ( Run Start Menu troubleshooter Tool, Re-install Windows 10 Start Menu, registry Tweak, Create new Admin Account,

some best working solutions to fix Struggleish Windows Start menu, windows 10 start menu not working, Start menu not responding or freezes issue after upgrade to windows 10 Creators update. I hope after apply Above solutions you problem will get solved still have any query suggestion feel free to comment bellow.

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