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Windows 8 start menu disappeared

I upgraded to Windows 8 and it ran fine until today when I logged in and there was no start menu!  All the apps are gone.  I'm running a distributed file system environment so I deleted the profile locally to allow the server to rebuild it.  Also used regedit to delete the user account registry key (profile list).  Tried to load again and still the same - no start menu.  Logged on as Admin and the start menu is there.  Any thoughts?
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mike8500

8/22/2022 - Mon
rindi

I'd say that is normal. Windows 8 doesn't have the traditional "start menu" you used have with the better OS's like Windows 7. If you want a real OS, then upgrade to Windows 7, and you'll have the start menu, or if you want to stay downgraded to Windows 8 you will need to install a 3rd party utility.  Maybe if you have installed such  a utility and can see the menu as admin, you might have to install that tool for every user...
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it fixed it but I would sure like more understanding if there is any more to be had in regards to corrupting profiles.
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