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Discus and support Windows 10 1809 start menu tiles only showing down arrows in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I've tried EVERY fix posted/available and NOTHING works. The only thing I haven't tried is doing a fresh install because I don't feel I should have to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by RickRivera, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Windows 10 1809 start menu tiles only showing down arrows


    I've tried EVERY fix posted/available and NOTHING works. The only thing I haven't tried is doing a fresh install because I don't feel I should have to considering the previous versions (1709 and 1803) were both clean installs and I never had a problem with the start menu. I've only had a problem since the 1809 update and first it was only a few tiles showing up, now it's all tiles are there but they're just blank or showing a down arrow. Microsoft needs to fix this asap and people like me shouldn't have to go through so much stuff (cmd prompt, powershell, display driver, dism, etc) attempting to fix something Microsoft messed up with their update. When is the fix for this gonna happen??? I know I'm not the only one going through this.

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    RickRivera, Dec 6, 2018
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  2. Windows 10 Start Menu all apps / tiles missing


    So I woke my computer up from sleep last night and this is what I was welcomed with:

    Windows 10 1809 start menu tiles only showing down arrows [​IMG]


    All of a sudden my start menu had no apps listed and no live tiles to speak of. So I did my googleing and I found this microsoft answer page: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-b988cd6da49a

    I tried every step in their. After all said and done, I got installed programs to show up, but the live tiles that usually show to the right did not come back. I was ok with that, thinking I would work on this today and find a solution to that problem.

    I just woke up the computer again from sleep and the start menu is blank AGAIN. Before this started happening last night, I have not installed any new software nor has windows ran any updates.

    I'm at a loss. I tried system recovery and to roll back to a few days prior, but I keep getting an error after recovery is attempted stating that windows recovery wasn't able to fully complete due to a certain file (i can retry recovery and post picture of error if needed).

    So any suggestions on whats my next step? I thought maybe I had a malware issue, but II have avast and malware antibytes installed and they showed no hits when the scans where run.

    Any suggestions or guidance is greatly appreciated. Hope you all have a Great Turkey Day!

    PS, I have to work today from 4pm to 6am, so If I do not reply right away I apologize.
     
    Dalumberjack03, Dec 6, 2018
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  3. Windows 9 start menu in action

    The only real usage issues with Windows 8/8.1 are the Start screen and Charms bar. Luckily they're doing away with the Charms bar and they've brought back the traditional Start menu, but with tiles.

    I liked the tiles, but the fact that it needed a whole screen was not very productive unlike Windows 7.
     
    Cheeseball, Dec 6, 2018
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  4. zarz0rz Win User

    Windows 10 1809 start menu tiles only showing down arrows

    Windows 10 Start Menu all apps / tiles missing


    Hi There,

    I had the exact same problem. Showed up last night and I used the computer all day today with my blank Start Menu. Even if I tried searching for an app on the start menu, it would find it, but if I clicked on it, nothing would happen.

    Then I found this post, also from this forum, and it solved the issue for me.

    I didn't even know Windows TenForums, but I felt compeled to register an account just to answer you so you could solve your problem too. Hope it does.

    Best regards from Portugal,

    José Rodrigues




     
    zarz0rz, Dec 6, 2018
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