Windows 10: Can't change my start menu Solved

  1.    12 Sep 2015 #1

    Can't change my start menu


    Hi ever since I had first installed Win10 my start menu has looked like this, Click image for larger version. 

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    I thought nothing of it but my dad's start menu has tiles and things on it and I like it a lot more. But I have NO IDEA how to change it to that. Sometimes when I start windows the start menu will have the tiles look, but then it will change back to this one. I know there is something wrong because when the tiled start menu shows, my windows account photo is visible, and then when it changes back it has the little gray one that is in the screenshot, and I can't change it.
    Any and all help is appreciated, thank you!


    EDIT: Turns out it was Iobit bloatware called "Start Menu 8". If you have this problem also, just uninstall from control panel.
    Last edited by steppza; 12 Sep 2015 at 22:45.
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    EL Capitan
       12 Sep 2015 #2

    Are you sure that you are not running a third party menu utility.
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  3.    12 Sep 2015 #3

    bro67 said: View Post
    Are you sure that you are not running a third party menu utility.
    Absolutely positive. I wasn't even aware you could get those lol.
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  4. Posts : 3,195
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       12 Sep 2015 #4

    steppza said: View Post
    Absolutely positive. I wasn't even aware you could get those lol.
    Maybe something on this page???
    8 Ways to Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu

    This part toward the bottom looks interesting:
    Remove All Live Tiles and Make It Look Like Windows 7

    One of the best ways to customize the new Start Menu is to just remove all of the silly live tiles and make it look more like Windows 7. All you need to do is unpin all the items on the right side, put the items on the left side that you want, and then resize it down until it looks good.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       12 Sep 2015 #5

    steppza said: View Post
    Absolutely positive. I wasn't even aware you could get those lol.
    That's definitely a 3rd party menu in your screen shot, check Programs and Features.
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  6. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       12 Sep 2015 #6

    Look like you have classic shell installed. see screen shot:
    Windows 7 style
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  7. Posts : 3,195
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       12 Sep 2015 #7

    Edwin said: View Post
    That's definitely a 3rd party menu in your screen shot, check Programs and Features.
    I have seen a couple of computers that had the Upgrade done over Win8.1 and a third-party change carried over into Win10.
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  8.    12 Sep 2015 #8

    Edwin said: View Post
    That's definitely a 3rd party menu in your screen shot, check Programs and Features.
    Okay so it turns out that the cause was some bloatware from Iobit, "Start Menu 8".
    Thank you very much everyone!
    I'll edit this to my post in case anyone else has the same problem.
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