missing start menu tiles windows 10

missing start menu tiles and taskbar icons in windows 10
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
I can tell you how to restore all settings but on Youtube there is perfect video with explanation how to do it.
Please check this

Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
You might be running LTSB version of Windows 10 or your store is corrupt.

If the latter, run

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can you post a screnshot, or picture  - or give details about what you are missing?
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
In addition to the above suggestions,  create a new user account as Administrator, switch into it and verify the status.
if it was okay then copy all your old user data onto new user.

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Open a command prompt as admin and type:
Hit Enter

When finished, type:
DISM.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Hit Enter.

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if none of the above fixed the problem then try  Windows 10  Repair Install with an In-place Upgrade.
You will not lose any data files or Apps if you follow the Instruction.
    Go to the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from this link:

Click on Download Tool Now, save it on desktop,  then run it as Administrator, accept license agreement, then ChooseUpgrade This PC Now, let Windows to Update drivers. make sure that Keep Personal Files and Apps  is Selected  and let the Windows do the rest.

Note: The Procedure takes at least one hour.

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PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

I have recommended this question be closed as follows:

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