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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Pace, Florida
    Posts : 74
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       02 Sep 2015 #1

    Option to uninstall unavailable from Start Menu


    Apparently, I have yet another problem with Windows 10. I noticed today on my laptop that that when I right click on an application from the start menu there are options such as Pin to Start, Pin to Taskbar, Uninstall, Run as Administrator and Open File Location. However, when I right click on an application on my desktop PC, the only option I have available is Pin to Start. Has anyone seen this behavior and have fixed there PC so it shows the other options? If so, let me know how you fixed it.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,887
    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Sep 2015 #2

    Is the account you are logged into on the desktop an administrator account?
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  3.    02 Sep 2015 #3

    I was under the impression that you can only uninstall certain app's in the start menu , some show the uninstall option and some just show the "pin to taskbar " etc ...
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Pace, Florida
    Posts : 74
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       02 Sep 2015 #4

    fredc said: View Post
    I was under the impression that you can only uninstall certain app's in the start menu , some show the uninstall option and some just show the "pin to taskbar " etc ...
    My problem is that NONE of my applications on my desktop PC have any of these other options. The only option I have is "Pin to Start" and that's all. For example on my laptop and my desktop I have Quicken 2015 installed. On my laptop I have numerous options available from the start menu including the ability to uninstall the app. On my desktop PC the only options available to me is "Pin to Start".
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Pace, Florida
    Posts : 74
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       02 Sep 2015 #5

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Is the account you are logged into on the desktop an administrator account?
    Yes, the account is an Administrator.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Pace, Florida
    Posts : 74
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       03 Sep 2015 #6

    Here's something else that I've found that seems to be a related issue.

    If I search for something like CMD or Powershell from the search dialog box and you right click on the file in the search results list you should see the option to run as an administrator but on my desktop PC the only thing I see in the context menu is "Pin to start". Note that I can drill down to CMD.EXE or PowerShell.EXE, right click and the option to run as an administrator is present.

    This to me looks like a permissions issue or some sort of registry corruption or some group policy thing but I'll be darned if I can figure out what it is. Any help will be appreciated.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 679
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       03 Sep 2015 #7

    Describe how you put 10 on each PC.

    Did this problem just start ?

    I would say do a repair or reset.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Pace, Florida
    Posts : 74
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       03 Sep 2015 #8

    Both PC's were upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. My laptop updated to 10 without any issues thru Windows Update. My desktop PC was another story. I had problem with Windows Update and a Microsoft Tier 2 tech finally ran Windows Repair on my PC from Tweaking.com to finally get my PC to the point where I could upgrade from a Windows 10 Install DVD. Since then I had major problem with Windows 10 that forced me to restore my HD from an Acronis backup taken a day after I updated to 10. Since then my desktop seems to be working just fine except for this context menu thing.

    Since I have almost all of my data available on my Acronis backup, mozy and onedrive I have thought long and hard about just nuking the system and reinstalling a fresh copy of Windows 10 but right now I don't have the time to go through the hassle of doing this so I was hoping that someone has had a similar experience and found a way to fix it. To me this simply looks like a registry issue, a permissions issue of some sort and/or some group policy thing that out of whack but who knows what it could be.
    Last edited by moondoggy; 03 Sep 2015 at 22:17.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 679
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       03 Sep 2015 #9

    If it were me, I`d clean install your original OS then upgrade to 10 again, it`ll be perfect.

    A fresh copy of 10 ? By that do you mean a Retail 10 Pro version ?
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  10.    03 Sep 2015 #10

    Shane from "Tweaking.com and "PC Wintech" is a great guy , anyways , regarding the issue you have i can't help unfortunately because i really don't know anything which i think is a pretty good reason .

    If i knew something i would probably be able to help but thats just not the case , AddRam, however, knows lots of stuff and so does everyone else on the Planet .

    I will say this though , i would just do a clean install because in reality it's much faster and not cumbersome at all with this version, i installed it seven times already but thats because i don't know what i'm doing but you do , AddRam thinks it a good idea as well.

    You would be done in well under an hour , very fast , no need to wait for 200+ updates to install like Win 7.
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