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How to fix the Start menu and Cortana in Windows 10: Use the Command Line


How to fix the Start menu and Cortana in Windows 10: Use the Command Line

If the thought of tinkering with code doesn’t chill you to the bone, then there is a straightforward method of addressing the Start Menu problem. Go to the Start menu button and right click to open the contextual menu.

How to fix the Start Menu in Windows 10

Here you’ll see a long list of options, one of which is Command Prompt (Admin). Select this and you’ll see the terminal window appear. Enter the word powershell, press enter and then copy and paste in the following command (yes, you can paste into the command line in Windows 10!);

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

How to fix the Start Menu in Windows 10

Press enter, the process will run. Don't be put off by the red error messages which might appear.

How to fix the Start Menu in Windows 10

This is normal, if a little terrifying, but when the process has finished you’ll see the prompt appear at the bottom of the panel. Close the window and hopefully your Start menu will be fully operational once more.


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