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  1. CJW
    Posts : 269
    10 Pro. 64Bit

    Incomplete Start Menu

    Previously, my Start Menu icons looked normal (nice colored icons) & I was able to delete all Provisioned Applications (even including Edge) that I wanted to.

    I recently did a Clean Install of Windows 10 & updated it to v20H2. Something must have changed, because I am not able to delete most Provisioned Applications now & the Edge shortcut is now a phantom. The icon is gone, the wording is there, but nothing happens when it's clicked.

    1. How do I fix my icons?
    2. How do I delete Provisioned Applications in v20H2?
    3. How do I get rid of the phantom Edge?

    Incomplete Start Menu-image.png
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  2. Posts : 38,792
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    I am not able to delete most Provisioned Applications now
    - do you mean no rt click, Uninstall option?

    - or do you mean the Powershell commands don't work?

    If you drag one of those problem shortcuts onto your desktop (it creates a shortcut there), does it look normal?

    You could try
    Reset Start Layout in Windows 10

    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10
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  3. CJW
    Posts : 269
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter

    Hello dalchina,

    The Right-click>Uninstall option is there & looks to be working fine, but I do mean the Powershell (Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage ...) commands. Either I read my notes wrong or something changed.

    As for Drag & Drop; my own installed program's icons look fine, but the Windows icons still look bad & have a blue-squared background.

    I'll try those links & see if they help.
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  4. Posts : 38,792
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Thanks. Could you post a screenshot showing the Powershell command and the outcome, making sure you include the title bar?

    N.B. if the background is black, this can be very hard to read, so please consider that.

    Also post a link to the tutorial where you found that command.

    If you click 'Uninstall', does that work?
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  5. Posts : 2,391
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    The latest version is 21H1 (with 21H2 released soon) is there a reason why you didn’t upgrade to this version?
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  6. CJW
    Posts : 269
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter

    Seems that I blundered somewhere while trying to delete the Provisioned Applications!
    Attached are pictures of what happened when I used the Reset Start Menu Layout.reg & the Start Menu Troubleshooter.diagcab

    1. Yes, the Uninstall does work.
    2. Here is the page I followed to delete the Provisioned Applications.
    3. I didn't upgrade to 21H1 because that did not show up on my computer for some reason.

    I may do a clean install again & try a few things differently.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Incomplete Start Menu-reset-start-menu-layout.jpg   Incomplete Start Menu-start-menu-troubleshooter.jpg  
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  7. Posts : 38,792
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Powershell: see options 7, 8 in this tenforums tutorial.
    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10

    The tutorials section is huge- you are free to search and browse it.

    As asked- please post a screenshot showing your attempt to uninstall one of those apps as per that tutorial.

    Please be careful to follow the instructions at the top of the appropriate section.

    Start menu troubleshooter:
    - have you at some point removed Cortana?

    I get the impression something you've done has caused what you are seeing.

    If you see the same thing when you create a new user for test purposes and when logged in as that user, try an in-place upgrade repair install. This keeps all progs and data and would save you time compared to a clean install.

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  8. CJW
    Posts : 269
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter

    Here's a screenshot of what I tried in PowerShell:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Incomplete Start Menu-powershell.jpg  
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  9. Posts : 38,792
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Thank you. That looks like Option 6, having scanned through the tutorial.
    Sadly the red script is quite unreadable as is usual with dark background/dark mode. Example:

    Incomplete Start Menu-1.jpg

    Option 7 is easier e.g.
    Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage
    but I expect the outcome will be the same.
    You have the other option I suggested above, of course.
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  10. CJW
    Posts : 269
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter

    After trying a few different instructions, I decided to start over.

    I did a complete Clean Install, installed all Updates the computer could find (OS-still only up to 20H2 & Drivers) & I have NOT uninstalled anything yet.

    So why do most Start Menu icons look so flat & dead?
    Incomplete Start Menu-image.png
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