Windows 10: Problems with my start menu display (missing apps and grayed texts)

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  1.    16 Nov 2017 #1

    Problems with my start menu display (missing apps and grayed texts)


    Don't know where to post this so I'll do it here.

    Issues: Blurry Start Menu Texts and Icons; 'Grayed' Start Menu Texts; Missing Apps; Unable to change the Start Menu titles

    Just updated to Windows 10 creators fall version 1709 and it might have caused the issues.
    The image below pretty much explains everything.
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    I tried running the start menu troubleshooter; sfc; Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers...; etc.

    Thinking of reinstalling Windows 10 but it is just so problematic and time consuming.

    Any help is appreciated
    Thanks in advance
    Khoi
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  2.    17 Nov 2017 #2

    Have you executed below command from Powershell.

    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

    This tells Windows to install those default apps again. Give it some time and allow it to finish, even if nothing appears to happen at first. Even if you see an error message, restart and examine your Start menu — you may just have all those default apps back again, anyway.



    I would like you to check the system integrity of your Windows OS installation.


    • Please type cmd.exe into Start Menu search box.
    • Please right click cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator".
    • Please type the following command and press the <Enter> key: sfc /scannow (Please note that there is a space between 'sfc" and "/scannow".)
    • It should take about 20 minutes to run, if there are no serious errors.
    • If the System File Checker reports that some errors were fixed, but some remain; please reboot your computer and run the System File Checker from an Administrator Command Prompt, again.
    • If the System File Checker again reports that some errors were fixed, but some remain, please reboot your computer and run it a third time.
    • If "Resource Integrity Violations" (errors) are reported that could not be corrected, or were not corrected after a third SFC run, then please navigate to the folder: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS and copy the file "cbs.log" to your desktop immediately. I am asking you do that because that file is dynamic, so I want to be able to examine a copy that is unchanged from the time that the System File Checker was run.
    • If there are errors that couldn't be corrected, let me know and I will provide you with instructions as to how to upload the file.



    If you want you can repair install Windows 10 this will not delete your personal files, personal settings and installed programs.

    How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  3.    17 Nov 2017 #3

    I did try running that command, but it didnt fix the problem, just got long lines of errors:
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    Also tried running System File Checker, but no problems were detected
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  4.    17 Nov 2017 #4

    This command will generate few errors but command will install most of the Windows default apps. I have test the command and it works yes it does generate few errors that is nothing to worry about.

    Have you restarted your computer after finish executing the powershell command.


    Open the Command Prompt as a administrator and execute following command:

    Code:
    Dism /online  /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
    Try this file http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=268423


    If you want you can repair install Windows 10 without losing your personal files, personal setting and installed programs.
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  5.    17 Nov 2017 #5

    Tried those methods as well, but didn't work
    Figured it has something to do with my Intel Graphics settings.
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  6.    17 Nov 2017 #6

    Install latest version of graphic card but before installing the driver uninstall old installed driver from Device Manager.
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  7.    18 Nov 2017 #7

    Yeah, the problem with the text colour and blurriness of the icons are fixed now after reinstalling the graphics driver. But I'm still missing start menu apps, eg. microsoft store, groove music, etc.
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  8.    18 Nov 2017 #8

    1. Open the Start menu and type Powershell. When it comes up in the search results, right click on it and choose "Run as administrator".

    2.
    Type the following command in the PowerShell console:

    Code:
    Get-Appxpackage   -Allusers


    3. In the output, locate the Microsoft.WindowsStore entry. Look for the text PackageFamilyName.

    4.
    Then run this PowerShell command, still elevated, replacing the ****** with the PackageFileName of the Windows Store:

    Code:
    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\******\AppxManifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode
    
    
    For example, in my case it should be:



    Code:
    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode


    This will put back the Store app. You can also install other missing apps same way.
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  9.    20 Nov 2017 #9

    This looks okay? Thanks by the way. Cheers
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  10.    20 Nov 2017 #10

    No you have entered wrong powershell command please enter the command correctly.
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