Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Non Functioning Start Menu in Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Recently I was looking at a previous build of Windows 10 Technical Preview in a virtual machine, just trying to get a feel for the new OS. After running Windows Update and rebooting, I found that I no longer had a working start menu.  After attempting to troubleshoot, I discovered that pretty much everything on the taskbar wasn't working as expected.  So I rebooted again, and got an explorer.exe error (something along the lines of a hard error).

I played around with it a little bit and eventually discovered that just about every service was set to disabled and not running. I could have brought up services.msc in a different computer and gone through them one by one changing them back to their original start-up type, but thankfully I came across this utility from Major Geeks that can be used to set all Windows services back to their default state.

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