1.    05 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10

    No applications running after Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7

    Hi All,

    I just upgraded my Windows 7 installation to Windows 10 using the Windows free upgrade.
    The upgrade completed successfully and I am able to boot into Windows 10.
    However, that is where the happy journey ends!

    I am not able to open any applications pinned to the taskbar. Even the windows menu is not launching!
    Hence I am stuck with only limited set of applications which have shortcuts on the desktop.

    Any idea what might be the issue here?
    Any help is appreciated...

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    05 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10

    Even alt+tab does not work. If i mini-zed an app it does not go to task bar, but remains invisible. I need to launch windows task manager to list out and open the app gain.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    06 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10

    I do not know whether the new Windows 10 takes a long time to setup everything and make everything available, but a couple of reboots actually solved the issues that I had reported as part of this thread.

    Now I am able to use the task bar and also the start menu without any issues!

    Although not fully stable (I observed a couple of BSOD crashes while running youtube videos), the system is in sort of a usable state...

    I will post the BSOD issues on some other thread.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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