How to set the Start Menu as default in Windows 10 [Tip]

Many people dislike Windows 8 because it forces them to use the Start Screen. Yes, Microsoft eased that with Windows 8.1 when they provided a setting to boot directly to desktop. It’s still not what people asking. A majority of Windows 8 users want the Start Menu back. And it’s back in Windows 10. When you install Windows 10 Technical Preview (TP) on a non-touchscreen machine, the Start Menu is there as default. However, there is a good chance the Start Screen will be your default if you have a touchscreen device.

In this short tip, I’ll show you how to make the long-awaited Start Menu default in Windows 10 TP.

How to set the Start Menu as default instead of the Start screen in Windows 10 Technical Preview

  • First, right click/long tap on the taskbar then choose Properties.


  • In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window, navigate to tab Start Menu.
  • Then just stick the check at Use the Start Menu instead of the Start screen.
  • Hit OK then log out and log in again to apply the change.


That’s it. Now it’s time to explore all those cool new thing in this Start Menu.

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