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  1.    17 May 2015 #21
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    How did you manage to turn off Cortana in settings? I can't get to settings as far as I can tell.

    Mystere, all I did was take ownership of my 5 hard drives, remove the old rogue SID from their permissions which was tied to previous windows install, and then share them on my home network. I did not even touch the c drive, as it got formatted during windows load so no need.
    Win-button + i opens the Settings here. Then I searched for Cortana, opened the speech settings and turned off "Get to know me", then turned Location off, didn't check if both were actually needed.
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  2.    17 May 2015 #22
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Posts : 112
    Windows 10

    I was sort of hoping that would work, but unfortunately turning off get to know me did not help either. Still no start menu.
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  3.    17 May 2015 #23
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    I sugest installing again using a fresh ISO - then leave the system alone for a while (no mucjing about on the drives)P

    Install one application at a time and see if that works.
    then the next application

    all the while testing Start.

    Don't worry about fine tuning ... the previews change often and you will most likely have to 'tune' it again.

    The objective is to get a working system - stable is a relative term since this is development code being tested, not a commercially available product.

    I know it's a pain, but if you take things a step at a time and don't change much, the experience will be better. Taking it slow means you know when something breaks and you know what broke it.

    I'm not suggesting that you don't try to break Win10, I'm suggesting that you get it running first
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  4.    17 May 2015 #24
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Posts : 112
    Windows 10

    That's a good suggestion. I'll give it a go this evening.

    Update: Reloaded Windows. Start menu is working. Running through windows updates now.

    Update again: Knock on wood, I have installed most of the apps I commonly use and I still have a start menu. I have not installed Rocketdock or iTunes, and given that I know longer have an iPhone, I am thinking I probably no longer need ITunes on my machine. Rocketdock will be missed, but I'd rather not risk it. For now, all is still working.
    Last edited by musiclover7; 18 May 2015 at 17:32.
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