1.    24 Aug 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Start Button & Windows Key Not Working?


    Start Button (is it still called that?) & Windows Key Not Working.

    I've seen other posts about this (example), but there doesn't seem to be any reason given for the problem. I've got this issue on a clean Windows 10 install.
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  2.    24 Aug 2015 #2

    I checked Microsoft's drivers for your keyboard and there aren't any for Windows 10 or even 8 which may be the reason why your having this problem.

    Sooner or later the manufacturer of <random> device stops producing updated drivers.
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  3.    24 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    It isn't a keyboard or mouse issue, or even related to the PC in my specs.

    I've now fixed it thanks to a post by flhthemi in another thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by flhthemi View Post
    Open powershell with admin privileges ....
    However, this isn't as simple as it sounds without a Start button (!), so I've repeated what I did:

    My workaround was to copy the shortcut to PowerShell on another PC and drop it onto the Desktop of the stricken PC. The original PS shortcut lives in C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows PowerShell\

    I also couldn't run Edge to get the command from the post by flhthemi, so I made a text document from the other PC containing:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...ws-8-10-a.html

    Code:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    I ran the PowerShell shortcut as Administrator and pasted the above. Having rebooted, I can confirm that it also worked for me.
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Apr 2016 at 09:42. Reason: added tutorial link
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  4.    10 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    It isn't a keyboard or mouse issue, or even related to the PC in my specs.

    I've now fixed it thanks to a post by flhthemi in another thread:


    However, this isn't as simple as it sounds without a Start button (!), so I've repeated what I did:

    My workaround was to copy the shortcut to PowerShell on another PC and drop it onto the Desktop of the stricken PC. The original PS shortcut lives in C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows PowerShell\

    I also couldn't run Edge to get the command from the post by flhthemi, so I made a text document from the other PC containing:

    Code:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    I ran the PowerShell shortcut as Administrator and pasted the above. Having rebooted, I can confirm that it also worked for me.

    I've attached the files, not sure if it will work.

    For anyone wondering this does work, in 2016. Just click the provided file, place it in the desktop, right click. Run as administrator, and then copy and past the link in it. So if anyones wondering this isn'r some scam. It genuinly works!
    -Thanks nigelmercier
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  5.    23 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro

    Is there a newer AppXPackage? I see when using the above command it produces errors that say if failed because a higher version was already installed. Or are those three errors normal?

    And, I guess I'll add, "Why is this still an issue? When will it be fixed correctly without a work-around?"
    Last edited by Roxie2401; 23 May 2016 at 13:13.
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