Can't run some programs. Recent update is suspect

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  1. Posts : 35,403
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       #11

    Sounds like two separate issues potentially. As it's all user accounts that limits options. You could try this:
    Set Default Start Layout for Users in Windows 10
    - for all users

    or re-registering your start menu:
    Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10
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  2. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Still related to that update, as reinstalling the update resolved the start menu problem. Going to try uninstalling it again, and hope everything stays stable.

    Also, my system doesn't much like WUMT. Doesn't like it when I install/uninstall from there, (Some won't work at all through there), and WU sees WUMT installed updates as not being installed, so I set it back to automatic.

    @dalchina your earlier tutorial about hiding updates didn't have a link. Is that done pretty much the same way as uninstalling updates, or...?
    Last edited by jasoncollege24; 19 Sep 2019 at 12:14. Reason: Fixing text formatting
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  3. Posts : 35,403
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #13

    There's a link in my post #5

    and you can always search the Tutorial section...

    Download Windows Update MiniTool 20.12.2016
    WUMT

    Google helps.. and sites like softpedia and major geeks are reliable.

    E.g. Google search format:

    WUMT site:softpedia.com
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  4. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #14

    That's the version that I have, and still having issues with it.

    Also this update issue is getting to be a real annoyance... right this second, i'm feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place... i install the update, can't use some programs. i uninstall the update, and the start menu breaks critically....

    going to try once more, and use a start menu troubleshooter... if that fails, I maybe forced to reinstall windows... This is why I'm slowly working on migrating away from Windows into Linux. MS really needs to get it together.
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  5. Posts : 35,403
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #15

    Sounds as if something is broken- I can install and use it.

    There is another, more recent- Sledgehammer- a wrapper script to disable WU around the script- but I think you've other problems.

    Windows for me is stable.
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  6. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #16

    the version of WUMT I have isn't installed. It's a standalone app that was in a zip file. I just extracted it, and ran it with no install. Is the one you linked to an installable version?
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  7. Posts : 35,403
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #17

    Oh, sorry, I forgot- I use Nirsoft's zipinstaller which he wrote for his utilities- it creates the start menu and an uninstaller etc.
    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/zipinst.html
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  8. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Thanks, I grabbed that now too.

    As far as my start menu problem, with me trying to install/uninstall to get things working again, the start menu is now crippled whether the update is installed, or not. Since I can't open it, changing it's layout won't fix it.

    I tried the start menu troubleshooter. It says that "Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost", and "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana" need to be installed correctly, and that the tile database is corrupted, but it won't fix either one.

    *sigh* am I going to have to reinstall Windows 10?

    Edit: Should I start another thread for this problem?
    Last edited by jasoncollege24; 19 Sep 2019 at 16:10. Reason: typos
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  9. Posts : 35,403
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #19

    As far as my start menu problem, with me trying to install/uninstall to get things working again, the start menu is now crippled whether the update is installed, or not. Since I can't open it, changing it's layout won't fix it.
    I think that's the wrong way round. Try it..

    and
    Clear Live Tile Cache on Start in Windows 10
    - try searching
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index

    You do have the option of an in place upgrade repair install whic keeps all apps and programs.
    Tutorial available.
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  10. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #20

    I think I'm just going to go with the repair install. Seems like the best way, and I can hide that update right after the process is completed in order to prevent this disaster again.

    My guess is it will also fix the Action Center, which doesn't appear on click anymore, and Cortana, which is also broken. Will update after to let ya know the results.
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