Start Menu Stays Open When App is Run as Administrator

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  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #21

    Ok, in addition to my Dell XPS 8930 desktop with an I5 processor and nVidia graphics card, I have an old HP laptop with an I3 processor and Intel integrated graphics. The laptop is on version 2004. I fired it up, right-clicked on the Powershell and Google Chrome icons in the Start Menu, clicked on More, then Run as Administrator....and each time, after the UAC prompt, Powershell and Chrome came up...but the Start Menu stayed open. Only by clicking in the Powershell windows or the desktop would the Start Menu go away.

    I was really leaning to this being an nVidia driver issue, but if the laptop's Start Menu is behaving the same way, it can't be that.

    I may install an alternative start menu such as Open-Shell and see what happens there.
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  2. Posts : 34,917
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #22

    Curiously I can't find other reports outside tenforums on this yet.

    Worth trying Open Shell .. with that installed you can still launch and use the Win 10 start menu e.g. with a hotkey.
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #23

    I couldn't find anything on it, either - it's why I came here. I really thought it was an issue specific to my unique hardware setup. Since others have also reported the same issue in this thread, I'm going to follow Bree's suggestion and put this in Feedback Hub. {EDIT: submitted to Feedback Hub)

    Right-clicking and running as administrator with Open-Shell works just fine, by the way.
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  4. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #24

    squibbon said:
    I couldn't find anything on it, either - it's why I came here. I really thought it was an issue specific to my unique hardware setup. Since others have also reported the same issue in this thread, I'm going to follow Bree's suggestion and put this in Feedback Hub. {EDIT: submitted to Feedback Hub)

    Right-clicking and running as administrator with Open-Shell works just fine, by the way.
    I'd upvote it, but I just don't have the issue, Squibbon. Then again, I seem to be the only one whose AMD computer wouldn't update to Build 20175. Sigh . . .
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  5. Posts : 303
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       #25

    I have tried it on three different computers: two desktops and one laptop. All are on v1909 latest build. All show the same issue of the Start Menu staying on top when I execute a program as "Run as administrator" from the Start Menu. All three have nVidia video cards but the laptop also has the Intel onboard graphics chip which normally would take over graphics display.

    JohnD
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  6. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #26

    Well, I fixed it via drastic means. I used Dell's OS Recovery Tool to restore my desktop back to factory defaults, then proceeded to update Windows from 1803 to 1903 to 1909 to 2004. The Start Menu is closing now. Restored all my apps and files that I had on the system previously, looking for a software conflict, but found nothing.

    Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread.
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  7. Posts : 24,568
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #27

    squibbon said:
    Well, I fixed it via drastic means. I used Dell's OS Recovery Tool to restore my desktop back to factory defaults, then proceeded to update Windows from 1803 to 1903 to 1909 to 2004. The Start Menu is closing now....
    Glad to hear that.

    You probably won't want to hear that you could have upgraded direct from 1803 to 2004 though. In the past I have upgraded direct from the original 1507 (10240) direct to the latest version, which was 1903 back then.
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  8. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #28

    I could have done that (and have in the past), but I was trying to identify what had caused the Start Menu issue, so I took the incremental, version by version path. I was honestly surprised that 1903 to 1909 didn't produce the problem, since it did originally.

    (Interesting that I started with 1803 and Windows Update immediately offered to update my system to 1903, bypassing the infamous 1809).
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  9. Posts : 819
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       #29

    squibbon said:
    I've run the appropriate SFC and DISM commands and they don't find any errors. Any suggestions as to how I can fix this without a Windows refresh/reinstall?
    Nothing makes me smile more than reading this.

    I wish a lurking programmer here would write a simple app for the Windows store that offers a GUI for this.
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  10. Posts : 34,917
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #30

    ..you remind me of this.. (why would it have to be a Store app?)
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

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