Windows 10: Linked microsoft account to Win10 Activation - Lost start menu.

Discus and support Linked microsoft account to Win10 Activation - Lost start menu. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi all, I just linked my Microsoft account to this brand new fresh win10 install. Then, immediately lost my start menu. Last time this happened, it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by mikem444, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. mikem444 Win User

    Linked microsoft account to Win10 Activation - Lost start menu.


    Hi all, I just linked my Microsoft account to this brand new fresh win10 install. Then, immediately lost my start menu. Last time this happened, it cascaded into the lose of all windows function. Help

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    mikem444, Mar 28, 2020
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  2. Addie Win User

    Cannot link/add my Microsoft Account to Local Account

    Hello Ken,

    Im using Win10 Build 1607 with all latest update.

    I also run all related troubleshooters:
    • Windows Update
    • Store Apps (says i have to login in my microsoft account but thats the problem, i can't)
    • Microsoft Accounts

    No Problem found. Also the suggestions from Microsoft didnt helped.
     
    Addie, Mar 28, 2020
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  3. DonGirvin Win User
    LOST WINDOWS 10 START MENU

    After trying all suggested fixes, I finally was forced to use Windows Recovery under Settings to reload the full system. I lost all non-Microsoft applications but recovered the start menu. Though this was a painful, no other suggestions worked.

    Windows created an HTML file listing all programs that was deleted and that was very helpful for reinstalling mt lost programs.

    Thanks to everyone for their effort, perhaps Microsoft will discover the root cause of so many who are losing the Start menu and can prevent it in the future.
     
    DonGirvin, Mar 28, 2020
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  4. angus Win User

    Linked microsoft account to Win10 Activation - Lost start menu.

    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account


    Hello,
    Unfortunately I have the same issue as Dabz from upgrading win7 to win10.
    I've tried opening settings using all the suggested methods and it will not load using my account with Administrator access nor the built-in Administrator profile. I also tried other methods not listed such as using Run. Control panel is just a stepping stone to add users in Settings.
    I'm also having explorer.exe issues, which I believe is preventing Settings from loading.
    Using cmd (Admin) I successfully created a new user profile [and granted admin access also using cmd (Admin)], however win10 will not allow this account to log on. win10 does not list this new user within control panel but it does in the start menu. win10 will not allow to log in or switch to the new account via the start menu either.
    I can access settings in Safe Mode but this will not allow me to create a new account.
    Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
    angus, Mar 28, 2020
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