The new Windows 10 Start menu is so cool. We were not expecting it to look this good but hey, Microsoft surprised us all.
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The new start menu on the Windows 10 operating system (Microsoft) is one that has been redesigned and looks more ‘slick’ and ‘fluent’. It is a bit of work to get to understand how to work the tiles and do other things on it though.
The Build with number 20161 came with this menu. This can be gotten via the Window Update and it is part of some sorta A/B testing. This means not all Windows users and insiders will even get it right now. However there is a way Krustylab will show you. With that, you can work around things and get it on your PC (personal computer).
How to get the new Windows 10 Start menu
1. Click the Start menu button
2. Click Settings
3. Click Update & Security
4. Click Windows Insider Program on the left
5. Click “Get started”
6. Click “Link an account”
7. Select your type of account and click Continue
8. Click Dev Channel and Confirm
9. Click Confirm
10. Click Restart Now
Your system will now restart.
11. Back in Settings, click Windows Update
12. Click Resume updates (or Check for updates)
13. Click Restart now
You should now have the new Start menu. To confirm, open the Start menu and look for tiles for Windows programs like Office. If those programs have solid colour backgrounds that strongly contrast against the Start menu, you’ve got the new Start menu.
How to force-load the new Start menu
If you don’t see the new Start menu here, there’s an explanation for that. Windows United says Microsoft is A/B testing the new Start menu, and offered the below workaround.
The only issue with this advice is that it’s a bit of an expert level project, as it involves the command line and using a third party utility, which is always a little risky. We didn’t need to use this trick, as we got the correct Start menu without it — so we couldn’t test it.
- Download the ViveTool utility.
- Extract it into a folder of your choice.
- Open the Start menu, type “command prompt” and right-click on that search result.
- Select “Run as administrator.”
- Click Yes.
- Enter the directory where the extracted ViveTool utility is — such as:
- Type in the following text:
ViVeTool.exe addconfig 23615618 2
- Hit Enter.
- Restart your PC.
- You should now have the new Start menu.