Windows 10: Day 3

Day 3 on Windows 10: Some Issues

As expected, I did come across some issues after I started using Windows 10.

TubHub SaysI told you so. You should have waited the 2 weeks.

ISSUE 1 (UNSOLVED):

I could no longer launch NVIDIA control panel:

NVIDIA

As far as I could tell, the programs (games) that are set to launch with GeForce graphfics driver still seems to be set that way, however, I can no longer use NVIDIA’s control panel to toggle which programs are to switch over to GeForce.

I spent about 4 hours online trying to find a fix for this issue. I tried all the known fixes (uninstall both Intel & GeForce drivers, reinstall them) I even chatted with NVIDIA Online Support. They took a look at my system and noted that the GeForce driver was reinstalled properly, and that my only option is to reinstall the Intel graphics driver. (Which I tried… but every time I uninstalled it from device manager and did a reboot, it would automatically appear in device manager again).

I gave up on trying to find a fix for now and I’m hoping if I wait a while for other laptop users to have the same problem, there will be more answers online.

ISSUE 2 (SOLVED):

When I first updated, the start menu was opening properly when I hit the windows key on my keyboard, or when I clicked the windows icon from my task bar.

Sometime on July 31st, the start menu and the search menu stopped displaying. I would click the windows key (from keyboard or from task bar), and it would seem to process (round blue circle going), but then nothing would happen.

I thought it was just a glitch that would go away after a reboot, so I ignored it for a couple of days until this morning.

This fix was easier to find, but I actually had to try a few before it actually worked.

This is the first fix I tried.

Method 1 didn’t work for me because right clicking on the PowerShell icon (to use the run as administrator option) from taskbar did nothing. So I used Method 2:

  1. Method 2:
    1. Right click Start button
    2. Choose Command prompt (Admin)
    3. Key in Powershell in the black window and hit Enter.
  2. Paste the following command in the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window and press Enter key:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
  3. Wait for PowerShell to execute and complete the command. Ignore the few errors (in red color) that may pop up.
  4. When it finishes, try hitting Start and hopefully it’ll start working. If not, this solution won’t apply to you, unfortunately.

The command did run and it seemed to be processing. Unfortunately after I rebooted my system, it did not solve the problem.

The 2nd fix I tried also had 2 options.

I tried the 1st option, but the command (ren %windir%\System32\AppLocker\Plugin*.* *.bak)  it told me to run in command prompt returned a directory did not exist message.

So on to option 2:

Another fix for the The Start Menu Does Not Work problem is:

  1. Right-click at Start and click RUN
  2. type SERVICES.MSC and press the enter key
  3. right click on APPLICATION IDENTITY and select START
  4. Be happy… a reboot is not required

This fix actually worked for me. Note how it says a reboot is not required? Nah, I had to reboot to get my windows key functional again.

To celebrate, here’s a screenshot of my functional start menu:

startmenu working

(Yes, that is a photo of my niece in between Microsoft Edge and Cortana)

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