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Who likes the new Start button menu?

I was working at my computer and all of sudden my computer goes blank and then I see the usual message saying "Updating Windows 10. Please do not turn off your PC." It was the longest updating that I have ever seen. It took nearly half hour to complete. When all finished, it turns out Microsoft changed the Start button. It does not matter to me because I have all my apps on the taskbar. Is it a thumbs up or down?

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Did this just happen?

I had a Windows update an hour ago and everything's fine.
Dafydd.

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About two hours ago...

If you use the Windows 10 Start button menu, you might see a change. Instead of clicking the link "All apps" at the bottom of the menu, you will see the list of apps in in alphabetical order when you click on the button. To the left, there are small icons for functions as Documents, Network, Power, Pictures, Settings, and File explorer, The tiles are still there.

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aah right.

I customized my menu ages ago and it didn't change with the update.
Dafydd.

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The upgrading took so long...

I was expecting the whole operating system to be different, but it was only the Start button menu.

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I forgot to mention...

on top of the list of apps, there is also "Recently added" and "Most used".

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I'm only seeing "most used."

Have you had all Win 10 updates?
Dafydd.

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Most likely...

you haven't added any apps recently.

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I didn't see any of that

as I use Classic Start and love it

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Start Menu 8...

and it i great. It is like the classic start button, that you can make the menu look like a Windows 7 Start menu.

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Not a big impact here.
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Google used to have the icon for Chrome...

and now it is an orange dot.

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(NT) wheres the bacon?
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Actually

The Windows hamburger doesn't have the cheese or lettuce. I guess they were going for cheap.

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what new start button?

Ive not started my win10 computer in weeks so I am behind on several updates, including that big anniversary one Happy

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The button is the same..

it is the menu that has changed.

The original menu:
http://cdn.bgr.com/2015/07/win10-start-menu.jpg?w=624

With the new, the "All apps" link is gone and the list is shown as soon as you click the button. All the icons shown, are now smaller and to the left of the list of the apps in alphabetical order.

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Aah the anniversary update.

Things will change after that. Get yourself updated, no problems here!
Dafydd.

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My computer is updated automatically...

so that way I never get behind on new updates.

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Action center button...

is now on the right side of the date and time and not on the left.

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Yes, that's new.

I haven't googled how to turn it off as it was OK with me.

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Turning off the Action center...

I didn't know you can do that. why do you want to turn it off?

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The Menu You Showed Is From the Old 1511 Version

As Dafydd stated earlier, the new menu you're seeing is from the latest "Anniversary Update" released in August 2016 which takes your Windows 10 version to 1607. (Type "winver" in the search window at the bottom left of the screen and open the Windows version.) So although you may have Windows 10 updated automatically, for some reason, the Anniversary Update never installed. It was releasedand we've seen the new menu for quite some time now.

Actually, there was a new cumulative update released today named KB3194496. It also is a fairly large download. You can check in your update history to see if it's installed. If not, run the "Check Updates" button from the Start-Settings-Update and Security section.

Hope this helps.

Griof

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A late upgrade for me..

I don't know why it took so long to received this upgrade today when it was released in August. I thought everyone like me was receiving it now.

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I just got my update this morning,

it is suppose to give you more protection (if you believe that). Anyway, if you miss the old menu because you like the buttons. You can create the same by "pin" the application/s icons to the start menu.

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I hardly use it...

besides, I downloaded Start Menu 8 and I like it better than Microsoft's start button.

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Me neither.

I use icons 99.9% of the time.

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Classic Shell Works!

Download Classic shell and get rid of all the eye candy that MSFT provides. You can also change your start button from their default.

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Absolutely, Classic Shell

I have Windows 10 on a spare laptop. After Anniversary Update, it told me something to the effect that Classic Shell was removed. I thought I'd have to re-install it, but I simply opened the program, still on the menu list, and I was back in business.

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Start menu 8

is what I use as a classic shell and it is great.

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Start button update.

I am usually careful to do only Security updates. but a few days ago large amount of updates and all took about an hour, restarting twice and then there was this list of apps never before seen and all listed as newly installed. Tried to delete, said unh unh can't do that. tried to uninstall. Need to activate before that. So I have, no thanks to Gates, Apps on my computer I did not request and have no use for just taking up space.

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