Ok, so I downloaded windows 10 a few days ago using the media creation tool. Everything has been working great up until this morning. I was watching a movie through VLC and shortly after getting done my laptop wanted to install an update. I ok'd it and it started doing so. While it was installing I fell asleep with the computer on my lap (it was like 3am). When I woke up 30 min or so later I noticed that the old start screen was back and I couldnt get my start menu and desktop to show. So I started looking around trying to figure out how to get it back. I had no luck so I got online and looked it up. I really couldnt find anything other than the directions on how to switch back and forth through the settings. I didnt know about this yet so I went into settings, personalization, and then start menu. The button was set in the off position for "Show full start screen". I had the laptop plugged into my tv with an HD cable so I clicked the button for the start screen on and off, unplugged the HD cable, and then restarted my computer. It came back on and there was still no start menu. I tried doing a system restore but the only restore point said it was done at the update. It should have been created before the update was installed though (right?) so I tried that. It did the restore successfully but the problem still persisted. Finally it was close to 5am and I was getting more and more frustrated so I put it down and tried again this morning. I went back through those steps but still cant get it to work correctly. That leads me to now. I need some help...
I dont know if I hit something in my sleep and it is just something stupid that I dont know about or if something is actually wrong. One thing I came across online was that if windows 10 is on a device with a screen that is 10in or smaller that it wont have a start menu. Could something have happened that made it think it is on a smaller screen that what it is? I just dont know. I would very much appreciate any help that is given though. I hope to resolve this as soon as possible. I guess if I cant get it figured out I can just do a fresh install but I would rather not have to do that. I did do a fresh install of windows 10 though so there isnt much on here yet but I think it would still be a pain. If I do have to do that would it revert first back to windows 8.1 and then I would have to upgrade back to 10 after that? Or would it just revert back to a fresh windows 10?
Ok this message is long enough now I think... I really do appreciate any help given. Thanks