OPENSHELL and Windows Version 2004


  1. Posts : 21
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       #1

    OPENSHELL and Windows Version 2004


    Should open shell work OK with Windows version 2004?

    I have selected Windows 7 style as the preferred start menu.

    Every time I restart PC, when I click on start, I see the normal Windows 10 start menu and not the open shell menu.

    If Openshell is not totally compatible with Windows 2004 are there any reliable alternatives?
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  2. Posts : 35,575
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, in task manager, do you see this running (Open shell)?
    OPENSHELL and Windows Version 2004-1.png

    And if you search thus, do you see Open shell?
    OPENSHELL and Windows Version 2004-untitled.png

    If so, what happens if you launch it from there?
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  3. Posts : 21
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina,

    Many thanks for response.

    Before I saw your response I thought it would do no harm to uninstall open-shell and then re-install it.
    After I did that and then selected Windows 7 style as the preferred start menu, all seems to be OK.
    I have shut down and restarted several times and all seems to be fine.
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

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  5. Posts : 56,117
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #5

    potplayer said:
    Should open shell work OK with Windows version 2004?

    I have selected Windows 7 style as the preferred start menu.

    Every time I restart PC, when I click on start, I see the normal Windows 10 start menu and not the open shell menu.

    If Openshell is not totally compatible with Windows 2004 are there any reliable alternatives?
    Can't tell from your post when you installed the 2004 feature upgrade, but ......

    At the very end of the process, after the "Hi" stuff and your desktop comes up for the first time, there may have been a message saying "Open Shell needs to be Repaired". If you missed that or bypassed it and kept going, that could easily be the cause of it not starting with Windows, and you seeing the Windows Start Menu. You doing an uninstall/reinstall reset the same bits the Repair would have done, and now it works.

    Just for future reference should you need it.
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  6. Posts : 21
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    Thread Starter
       #6

    Sincere thanks All,

    Much appreciated.
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  7. Posts : 56,117
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #7

    potplayer said:
    Sincere thanks All,

    Much appreciated.
    You're welcome!
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