I was running along for 6-7 months before my start button failed me. About a week or two later the taskbar became very slow or unresponsive. Then the context menu is so very slow that I do everything to avoid right click.
Now this past week I've noticed it little by little - I think ALL of my default programs have been wiped out. When I was asked what program to use to view a photo, I thought that was odd. But I reset the default and went on.
Then if asked me how to open a music file, then a pdf file, and so on.
I've tried all the common 3 cures to resolve the windows start button, assuming that is related to the task bar and context menu problem. The default program issue - dunno. I didn't even do a search on it yet. I'm just so frustrated with Windows 10 Pro, I plan to go back to Windows 7 Pro tomorrow or Saturday unless I get a response here saying there is a true solution. I have no idea how to get to settings, and without going to settings, I don't know how to check for windows updates. I did a search in Control Panel and it showed me the last 15 or so updates.
I'm attaching that, as well as my version and build.
I have a Home Built desktop that should be a rocket ship, but all this crap with win 10 is keeping it from running at optimum performance - I feel it has to be causing performance probs.
I also have a kick-ass laptop and it has all the same problems except I haven't noticed the default programs missing on it yet.
Please somebody, tell me if you've heard anything about a possible fix coming from Mr. Gates.
Aside from going back to Win 7, I thought about setting up a new user. But face it folks, it's no doubt going to be a short term solution. So why spend all that time when we would probably end up in the same boat in the future.
How many of you are on the verge of going back to 7 or 8? Hell, or even XP??!!?!