Windows 10: Start Menu and Cortana Problems again!!!! Solved

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  1. jds63's Avatar
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       18 Nov 2015 #31

    AcuraTML said: View Post
    Well if that is the case for sure his administration and permissions got butched somehow in the possess but no fear he can save anything that Is important and wipe and fresh install
    True fresh clean install may cure it. some of steps at end here can help, when made that new users account had to transfer it.
    Be instead of making one for the his lady.Try powershell command.
    http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/comp...11364000314532
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  2. jds63's Avatar
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       18 Nov 2015 #32

    AcuraTML said: View Post
    Lol come with the big boys and join us with the windows LTSB addition once you change your never going to go back the same applies to Linux mint if your above the average to advance type of I
    T guy

    PS: just the mak activation could be a challenge if you don't have access to a msdn account
    LTSB ? explain. Well past my little boy years, ty.
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  3. Posts : 135
    Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)
       18 Nov 2015 #33

    jds63 said: View Post
    Have to look into this more. believe this makes you admin on PC.
    jds63 said: View Post
    LTSB ? explain. Well past my little boy years, ty.
    Zero ui Apps in n version plus Cortina is 99 9% gone in LTSB plus no major updates for 2 to 3 years min only security updates and VA update ( window 7 pro new big brother with newer core features) and very much more let me know if I answered some of your questions? Love to provide you more JD
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  4. Posts : 135
    Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)
       18 Nov 2015 #34

    jds63 said: View Post
    Have to look into this more. believe this makes you admin on PC.
    jds63 said: View Post
    LTSB ? explain. Well past my little boy years, ty.
    What is the Long Term Servicing Branch?


    “Windows 10 uses a new approach to providing updates to users. Traditionally Microsoft would release a version of Windows and then provide updates such as security and bug fixes, but not add any major, new functionality. Every few years Microsoft would release a new version of Windows that contains updates and new features but this meant customers would always have to wait years for new functionality. With Windows 10, Microsoft is giving users greater choice in how they receive new features with the introduction of a long-term servicing branch (LTSB) and a current branch (CB) version.


    The LTSB is similar to how versions are delivered today with a new one delivered every couple of years and in between each new version Microsoft will provide security updates, bug fixes and so on. Alternatively, customers can choose to use the CB method which provides security updates, bug fixes, and new features every few months.

    When each LTSB is released it will converge with the currently existing CB, allowing customers to transition from CB to LTSB, in the event they decide they no longer want to receive updates so frequently. Customers using LTSB will be able to upgrade between LTSB builds and likely one additional time prior LTSB (current Windows 8.1 would count as a LTSB).”

    To sum this up in a short way:
    The Long Term Servicing Branch versions of Windows 10 act like older versions of Windows in that you will still receive security patches and bug fixes through Windows Update but you will not receive enhancements and new feature upgrades.

    Just activating will be a major challenge
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  5. jds63's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       18 Nov 2015 #35

    More for options for corporations, believe rather then the average consumer to worry. Thanks for explaining.
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  6. Posts : 135
    Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)
       18 Nov 2015 #36

    jds63 said: View Post
    Have to look into this more. believe this makes you admin on PC.
    jds63 said: View Post
    More for options for corporations, believe rather then the average consumer to worry. Thanks for explaining.
    Your very welcome and it's very ideal for my personal use regarding VPN assistance and trouble shooting via Web or in closed networks

    Not so regarding making or primary admin operation ( all depends what your want to use this powerful os for and your right it's not for your boot up and surf type of users)

    Plus LTSB is much more locked down by default through out the network section
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  7.    19 Nov 2015 #37

    I had the problem of desktop not working etc. fixed it 5 times by going into safe mode and out again, The last time I did it it was ok then wanted to load lots of updates.An hour later it said Windows must restart. It did so and seemed ok.I shut down for the rest of the day but when statring up again..nothing, black screen, no responce, nothing exept the little blue light is on. Lucyly I have a spare computer with 7 on otherwise I couldt be on here but anyone know how to get it started? I cant click on anything as screen is blank so catch 22 really. Fed up with Windows 10 !
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       19 Nov 2015 #38

    Solarman said: View Post
    I had the problem of desktop not working etc. fixed it 5 times by going into safe mode and out again, The last time I did it it was ok then wanted to load lots of updates.An hour later it said Windows must restart. It did so and seemed ok.I shut down for the rest of the day but when statring up again..nothing, black screen, no responce, nothing exept the little blue light is on. Lucyly I have a spare computer with 7 on otherwise I couldt be on here but anyone know how to get it started? I cant click on anything as screen is blank so catch 22 really. Fed up with Windows 10 !
    Solarman,

    Don't give up save everything that is useful or important get your self a windows 10 ico from a safe location like Microsoft do a good long wipe and re-install a fresh copy of windows 10 and trust me you will be fine and happy...

    PS: Just take your time don't rush!
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  9.    19 Nov 2015 #39

    Yes my account was the only account and was admin, the other account is a user account

    jds63 said: View Post
    Have to look into this more. believe this makes you admin on PC.
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  10.    19 Nov 2015 #40

    Hello again JDS,

    You are my hero, I went to the weblink you suggested and reinstalled all app by pasting Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} in to Powershell and now seach and the Start Menu are working.

    Thanks ever do much for you and Acura's advise and help, hopefully if anyone else has this problem this thread will be useful.

    I wonder if all the errors that SFC found had something to do with the problem in the first place, hopefully now all errors are fixed my PC will settle down until the big rebuild next year.

    EDIT-- spoke too soon, now my built in apps won't open, they show as a blank square and if I hoover over them I get a long description, apps that do not work are Store, photo's, calculator, alarms, skype, messaging. MS solitaire etc - Any clues on this?

    Thanks again

    Tony

    jds63 said: View Post
    True fresh clean install may cure it. some of steps at end here can help, when made that new users account had to transfer it.
    Be instead of making one for the his lady.Try powershell command.
    http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/comp...11364000314532
    Last edited by tonymarcus; 19 Nov 2015 at 18:23.
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