1.    24 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Brand new WIN 10 user

    My old operating system is XP3 and I never used anything else until I bought a brand new Envy with WIN 10 installed. I'm taking it one small step at a time. Recently I installed my first program, CCleaner. Now I can't find the program. I guess WIN 10 doesn't put icons on your desktop? So, where is it?
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  2.    24 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 400
    Windows 10x64 17035

    Should be able to find it in your start menu.
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  3.    24 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,971
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    If you click on the Start Flag in the bottom left then click All Apps, you should be able to find any program you have installed.
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  4.    24 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 725
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)

    Win 10 still has the ability to have icons on the desktop. It's not the OS that does that, it's the program's installer that does that.

    Even if there's no icon on the desktop, it should be easy to find, click on the Start menu and then "All apps", it should be listed there.

    You can also use the search function, I typed "cc" in the search field on my computer and it found ccleaner instantly.
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  5.    24 Jul 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    You might want to install Classic Shell then you can have a start menu which looks like XP. See http://www.classicshell.net/. Configure CS so mouse hover on the Start Button opens the Classic Shell start menu and left click on the Start Button opens the Windows 10 Start menu - you then have the best of both worlds . You have full control to move program icons around in Classic Shell.

    I also like to use Autoruns to disable unwanted startup programs, services and tasks - see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/.../bb963902.aspx
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  6.    24 Jul 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    I guess we are all creatures of habit. I am missing my ability to do most things without even thinking about it. Eventually I'll get in the groove.

    Eventually I'm probably going to install that Outlook Express copycat program and move over all my emails. And "maybe" the old start menu. Plus all my TurboTax files.
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