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  1.    04 Mar 2018 #11

    Performed a repair install and that fixed it, thanks! I also created a System restore point. Didn't that used to be automatic?
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       04 Mar 2018 #12

    That's great news.
    The restore points unfortunately over time may not work or may not be available when needed.
    The best option is to create a backup image:
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  3.    05 Mar 2018 #13

    Good- it's unfortunate we usually don't know the cause of such things. My view is - fiddle 'under the hood' as little as possible. One benefit of Win 10's distribution pattern is that every 6 months or so we get a new build- an automatic 'refresh'. Trouble is, they keep changing the spec- so introduce new issues too.

    System restore points are not generated consistently. I have one scheduled to be created each day (see the Tutorial section on how to do that e.g.); I happen to have one generated when I installed a program. Not all program installations trigger a restore point.

    Nor can you rely on system restore when you wish to use a restore point to be successful.

    So as we've said, belt and braces- disk imaging. It's essential protection against anything from disk failure onwards, with the disadvantage that data on the partitions restored is also restored to the date of the image. (Hence keep data off C: as far as possible).
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  4.    11 Mar 2018 #14

    Well it went back to square one and no Win key + X, Menu, etc. I was going to do a fresh install and start over. Then I thought as a last resort I'd try the Insider program. It took over three hours to complete, but now seems OK. The problem appeared to be related to an update that required a restart and the update would never complete. After the restart: No Winkey Menu.
    Fingers crossed.
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