Windows 10 Start Menu not working

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We upgraded 6 computers to Windows 10 and this has been the biggest problem we have seen to date but really a simple fix:


How To Fix Cortana, Search, And Start Menu Issues In Windows 10


Step 1: Right click on the Windows icon and select COMMAND PROMPT (admin) -or- Press Windows Key + R to bring up the Run dialog box

Step 2: Type in powershell and press Enter. This is a REALLY important step.  You must enter POWERSHELL mode before copy and pasting the “fix”

Step 3: Paste the following text in the Powershell window and press Enter.

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

Wait for the command to run and ignore the red error prompts if they arise. The Start Menu should be operational now.

Search and Cortana malfunctioning can be attributed to a corrupted search index database in most cases. To fix it, it is required to delete and rebuild the Search Index. Goto Control Panel. Locate the Indexing Options utility and launch it. The utility will display a list of all the locations and applications currently being indexed. Check to see if all the drives and folders are being indexed. To add an item, press Modify and you’ll be presented with a list of all locations on the PC; tick ones you require and clock OK.