The Start menu made its triumphant return in after being jettisoned in Windows 8 and 8. Not pin an unnecessary item. My office 2016 and a few other programs where not part of my start menu since Installed them, I think Excel might have miraculously found its way, but nothing else. How to backup or reset the start menu in Windows 10 The following method works on all retail versions of Windows 10, and all Insider Builds. I don't want to uninstall them, I just want to put them in a folder in the Start Menu. This very information is the exact same on a few other sites too.
Finally, the tool can keep your documents and other personal files intact or remove them completely. One of the most controversial aspects of Windows 8 is the touch-friendly Start Screen interface, a drastic departure from the traditional Windows look and feel that has persisted since Windows 95. As you can see in the photo gallery below, the Start menu without live tiles and with the dark theme turned on seems to be just a clean list of apps that allows you to access installed software with just a few clicks. Some of these shortcuts are grouped into folders with the folder name in the alphabetical list. I found this website to see if there is a way to reset my start menu. Cortana is a very vital tool on Windows 10.
The Services Local shows you the name of the program or service, description its function , status, startup type and log on as. Delete the shortcuts of the programs you wish to halt on startup. Note that you need to repeat the process of creating backups of the Windows 10 start menu whenever you make modifications to it. I have restarted several times and have also force restarted explorer to see if that would do anything. I've gone in and removed all tiles , then ran the Export-StartLayout. Group Policy provides this capability.
Tap on Show Cortana icon. Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. If you want to be on the safe side of things, back them up first before you do that. You can use a group policy template to manage settings at scale. You can personalize the apps here by right clicking and deleting them.
Otherwise, this should work as is. This is the first app I install on Win10 if I'm not using a touchscreen. If you want no tiles, make sure your template has no tiles and deploy. I have copy pasted the first script in a script. And that software can slow down your computer and chew up memory.
When a partial Start layout is applied, the contents of the specified tile groups cannot be changed, but users can move those groups, and can also create and customize their own groups. After the setup completes, you'll see that Windows 10 has reverted to a clean state with none of the junkware that plagued it before. Because the Start Menu comes only with Windows Store apps, this will remove them all. Change Cortana Text Box to Icon Cortana search box is available on the taskbar on Windows 10. Instead of deleting any apps, however, you can create a new folder or use an existing folder and simply drag and drop the appropriate apps into place. Navigate to the folder you want to store the backup in, right-click on it, and select paste.
It looks like this: You can also replace that little shell with any icon you want, if you want to change your start menu button. This ranges from removing all live tiles to remove them from the desktop completely to adding, moving and removing select apps from the interface. Decrapifier works fine with the latest builds. This opens the Windows Group Policy Editor. I too would be very interested in how to get a no-tiles layout going. Name the folder Web Browsers. I've got it disabled, but the icon still shows.
You could see actions for some known application in the start screen by the command substitute the name to match, for me it was KeePass : New-Object -Com Shell. Update: The method below may not work properly anymore in newer versions of Windows 10. By day, he's a journalist, software trainer, and sometime Web developer. But we're going to move all the folders and shortcuts from the window for your account into the All Users window so we have one central location from which to organize and arrange them. You should see all the folders and shortcuts for all your installed software programs. I can't uninstall from Add Remove programs, because they don't show up there. You can also create a PowerShell script that will remove them all.
How can I quickly remove all these tiles? It also provides information on how long it takes for the system to boot up. That is strange though, using that method I posted I've not had the store tile show up afterwards. You can close the tool to cancel the operation if you need to. Click Continue if asked to provide administrator permission to move to this folder. Internet service provider fees may apply.