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  1. #1


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    Reset Windows 8.1 Start Menu to default...


    Is there away I can reset the Windows 8.1 Start Menu to factory settings meaning how it came when it was first installed?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rawad,

    If you mean the Start screen in Windows 8.1, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

    Start Screen - Reset in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rawad,

    If you mean the Start screen in Windows 8.1, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

    Start Screen - Reset in Windows 8
    What I mean is the default setup . I want the start screen layout to be exactly the same way when I first Installed Windows 8.1, is there away to do that?
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    Where in heck are you getting all these fabulous or as I like to say it "fantabulious" tutorials from?

    Very cool tutorial...I'll be using that one for sure. Thanks Brink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RawadMerhi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rawad,

    If you mean the Start screen in Windows 8.1, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

    Start Screen - Reset in Windows 8
    What I mean is the default setup . I want the start screen to be exactly the way when I first Installed Windows 8.1, is there away to do that?

    That's pretty much default, but for a true out of box default, the only way I know of is to refresh or reset Windows.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by RawadMerhi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rawad,

    If you mean the Start screen in Windows 8.1, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

    Start Screen - Reset in Windows 8
    What I mean is the default setup . I want the start screen to be exactly the way when I first Installed Windows 8.1, is there away to do that?
    Did you look as Brinks link...that's exactly what your looking for. Just click on the blue highlighted text and then follow the instructions....works perfectly.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RawadMerhi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rawad,

    If you mean the Start screen in Windows 8.1, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

    Start Screen - Reset in Windows 8
    Does it reset it back to the Windows 8.1 factory settings when I first installed Windows 8.1?

    What I mean is the default setup . I want the start screen to be exactly the way when I first Installed Windows 8.1, is there away to do that?
    Did you look as Brinks link...that's exactly what your looking for. Just click on the blue highlighted text and then follow the instructions....works perfectly.
    Does it reset the Windows 8.1 start menu back to the way when I first installed Windows 8.1?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yes, minus the default apps that you didn't have pinned when reset.

    It automatically unpins all non-default pinned items from your Start screen leaving only any pinned default Store apps. If you unpinned any default Store apps, they will not be added back. If you installed any other Store apps (non-default), then they will be unpinned.

    If you like, you could use this below to create a backup of your Start screen after a clean install to have it handy for all default apps.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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  9. #9


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RawadMerhi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rawad,

    If you mean the Start screen in Windows 8.1, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

    Start Screen - Reset in Windows 8
    What I mean is the default setup . I want the start screen to be exactly the way when I first Installed Windows 8.1, is there away to do that?

    That's pretty much default, but for a true out of box default, the only way I know of is to refresh or reset Windows.
    Thanks man that's all I wanted to know, thanks dude!
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