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How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Resetting

Windows 10 doesn’t normally have bugs when you do a clean install but there are exceptions even to this. One very odd, very annoying bug in Windows 10 causes the Start menu to reset. This means that when you customize the layout of the Start menu i.e., pin tiles you need to use and remove the ones you don’t need, everything is lost when close and open the Start menu. That is a lot of work lost and it renders the Start menu useless. This bug is especially prevalent in a the Fall Creators Update though nothing is stopping it from cropping up on other major Windows 10 builds. Here’s how you can fix the Start Menu resetting on Windows 10.

These are a series of solutions that you can try and hopefully one or the other will fix it. You don’t need to run through all the solutions to fix the problem. If a fix seems to work, make sure you double-check by restarting Windows 10.

Check Date & Time

Make sure the time and date is correct. If it isn’t, fixing it and restarting your system ought to do the trick. Users who have found this solution to work say it takes up to 3 hours for it to actually fix the problem.

Run Start Menu Troubleshooter

Microsoft knows the Start Menu tends to act up now and then. This is a rather prevalent problem that the company has tried to fix by releasing a dedicated tool for troubleshooting problems with it. The quickest solution is to download the Start Menu troubleshooter from Microsoft and run it. It will look for and identify problems that might be causing the Start Menu to reset. Apply the fixes it recommends and check if the problem goes away.

Reregister Start Menu

Open PowerShell with administrative rights. Enter the following and tap Enter. Restart your system after the command has been executed and the problem ought to go away.

Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}

Create New User

If all else fails, you can create a new user. The Start Menu resetting is a problem something that appears right away so we’re assuming you haven’t set the current user up too much for use. Create a new user and modify the Start menu. If the changes stick, then use the new user you just created and delete the one with the problematic Start Menu.

You can also run Windows repair at start up but this may not fix the problem and you may end up having to reinstall Windows 10 all over again.

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