Windows 10, the latest and arguably the best Windows iteration ever has much to offer to both kind of users: One who can’t live without the Start Menu and those who want the Modern Start Screen in form of Tablet mode. The Start Menu though is more advanced and customizable than seen on any older Windows versions.

But at the same time it seems some user face issues with Start Menu after upgrade to Windows 10. In case you are facing issues with Start Menu and Cortana on Windows 10 and can’t get it working, here are few workarounds that you can try to fix it.

Workaround 1:

Press Windows key + X or Right Click on Windows Start icon. Click Command Prompt (Admin).

CMD Admin

Now type Powershell in the command prompt Window and press enter. Once done, type the following command or just copy and paste to Command Prompt.

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

Hit enter and let the processes run and finish. Once done you should be able to use the Start Menu again.

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Workaround 2:

If the above workaround didn’t work, you may try creating a new user with Admin privileges. Go to Settings—>Accounts–>Family & Other users and tap on “Add someone else to this PC”.

Now enter a “Microsoft Account” or new user details to the new pop-up window. Once added you can make it Administrator by clicking on “Change Account Type”. Now you can restart your PC and sign in using this user account and Start Menu should work for you. You can move our files from the older account to the new one and delete the older one.

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Workaround 3:

If both the above workarounds don’t work for you, you may go for reset. Go to Settings—>Update & Security–> Recover and choose from options of two resets. Usually, the “Keep My Files” option should be able to fix things for you and you don’t lose your data and files.

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Do let us know if the workarounds have proved to be useful in your case.

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