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I upgraded my laptop which was running vista home premium to windows 7 RC and now my all program list on the start menu is empty.  I can still run programs from desktop icons or browsing to the exe.  Is there a way to get my all program list back?

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by:uucknaaa
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Hi

When you installed Windows 7, you could have selected a new install instead of an upgrade.  Or, you might have created a new user account.

Why don't you logoff, not shutdown or restart, and see what users show up.  If this doesn't help there are some other options.

Let me know.
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by:LeeTutor
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This web page has some suggestions that might work for you:

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-support/4354-program-icons-missing-all-programs-menu.html
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I had the same issue. You need to reduce the number of items in your Start Menu, for example by combining a number of programs in a folder.

Click Start, the right click Programs. Select Open. Do the same, Select Open All Users.

Reduce to about less than 80 items. Restart, now you should see your programs again.

Seems to be a bug in the RC version.
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braniffnet, any feedback?
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Sorry for the delay everyone, I will try and reduce the start menu items and post back how that goes, as for the the link LeeTutor it is not working for me it says page cannot be found.
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I had 100 items in there and after getting them down under 80 the programs showed up.

Thanx
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