Windows 10: Minimal Start Menu On Clean Installs Today

Discus and support Minimal Start Menu On Clean Installs Today in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; [img] A couple of clean installs today on customers machines. Start menu is lacking on the two I have done. No games. Tried different media,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by colsearle, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. colsearle Win User

    Minimal Start Menu On Clean Installs Today


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    A couple of clean installs today on customers machines. Start menu is lacking on the two I have done. No games. Tried different media, Different internet connection's. Any ideas what's going on ??

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    colsearle, Feb 13, 2020
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  2. Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, Feb 13, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 Start menu is empty

    Hi. Steps 1 and 2 didn't do much but step 3 has restored what looks like the list of original Microsoft apps but no sign of any of the many apps I have installed. And there are no tiles in the start menu. Any suggestions please?
     
    LesGrant42, Feb 13, 2020
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  4. Darknova Win User

    Minimal Start Menu On Clean Installs Today

    Start menu default internet acces icon screwed?

    You generally set that via the Start Menu settings (right-click start menu -> properties).

    I had that issues a while ago, and it meant removing it from the Start Menu, and reinstalling my browser to get the icon back, it was very odd.
     
    Darknova, Feb 13, 2020
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