How to switch between Start menu and Start screen in Windows 10

By | October 6, 2014

Microsoft has recently launched the technical preview version of Windows 10 and it has added the most important feature Start Menu, which is lost with Windows 8 and 8.1 Operating System. Some people are confused that whether Microsoft has removed the Start Screen and replaced with Start Menu in Windows 10. But Start Screen in Windows 10 still exists, but the start menu will be enabled by default.

Old start screen will be disabled by default, but can be enabled using the simple option provided in the Taskbar and Start Menu properties. Below is the tutorial for how to switch between the Start menu and Start screen in Windows 10 Operating System.


How to switch between Start menu and Start screen in Windows 10

  • Right click on the task bar and select properties. 
  • Now go to the Start menu and here disable Use the start menu instead of Start screen option.
  • After applying the settings, Windows now ask for your confirmation to sign out/log off to make the changes.
  • Now click on Sign out and change settings button and it will now end the current session.
  • Log in again and now you will find the Start Screen back in Windows 10.

If you want to re-enable this new Start menu again in future, just simply enable Use the Start menu instead of Start screen option and now you will get the start menu back.

So, Windows 10 offers you two different options whether you want start screen or start menu.

Author: Peter Jacksonn

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