Windows 10: Strange Start Menu Icons

  1.    29 May 2018 #1

    Strange Start Menu Icons

    Hey guys, so I just reinstalled Windows 10 onto my brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3576 after taking it apart and installing a Samsung 850 EVO to replace the HDD it came with. Installing windows went off without a hitch, and I've downloaded the drivers and whatnot.

    However, there's one last remaining thing that seems to be refusing to download, as seen here Click image for larger version. 

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    Those download icons are placeholders for apps that are meant to be downloaded as soon as I'm connected to the internet, but they're not downloading. Does anyone know how to fix this short of nuking the OS and starting the whole process again?

    I've tried forcing the windows store to check for updates, and it did download a ton of stuff, but the icons still remain, even after restarting. I can unpin them, but if I do, they return after restarting the pc.

    Windows 10 is up to date, winver states the following: Version 1803 (Build 17134.81)

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  2. Masterchiefxx17's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       29 May 2018 #2

    You can just remove the placeholders and put whatever apps you'd like there.
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  3.    01 Jun 2018 #3

    I had tried that, but after a restart they would just come back.

    I ended up just nuking the installation and starting fresh again. That solved the problem.
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  4. Masterchiefxx17's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       01 Jun 2018 #4

    That is one way to solve the problem!
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