Windows 10: Can't Remove Apps from Start Menu

  1.    05 Sep 2015 #1

    Can't Remove Apps from Start Menu

    Hi I have just updated to Win10 and wanted to get my laptop to a more Win7 look. I followed a tutorial on how to remove the 'app tiles from the start menu.....(right click -> unpin) but the apps don't remove. I have tried restarting the laptop and then the apps were removed but other apps have appeared. Any idea anyone how to resolve this.

    thanks in advance.
    Best wishes Al
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       05 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Al, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Since you are wanting it to look more like Windows 7, you might see how using the free program Classic Shell may work for you. It'll have your Start menu look just like it did in Windows 7.
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  3. Cluster Head's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       05 Sep 2015 #3


    To remove the Metro Apps you can use DestroyWindowsSpying Build ..342. But it is not reversible.
    And with Classic Shell postet by Brink you Change only the Look. Nothing is deleted.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       05 Sep 2015 #4

    Yep, the only way to remove Windows apps from All apps is to uninstall them. Of course, this is not good if you want to use them.
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  5.    05 Sep 2015 #5

    Hi again thanks for the info. I installed Classic shell. How do I populate the menu on the left as shown in the win7 style. Please see screen shots below....
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    I have to click the all programs to get the menu to populate. I have also attched screenshots of the current settings.

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