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Start Menu appears blank

  1. #11


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Maybe you have to reactivate it:
    How trial version works?
    There are no limitations in trial version. After installing it runs for 30 days. If you don't activate it with license number you bought within 30 days, it will still work, but in limited mode: Start Menu will be blank and non-customizable; every boot you'll be nagged about evaluation period over. Trial period runs for each user which have installed StartIsBack on one PC separately.
    Yes this was one of first things came to mind with this program, but figured OP knew this part, good point though. Not as said familiar with using this program. For me i adjusted well without the start menu, no withdrawals !

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  2. #12


    Posts : 241
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    If you uninstalled then reinstalled and it remains the same, it probably has a sloppy uninstaller and doesn't get rid of all the registry keys and (I'm guessing here)
    Thanks Cliff, that was it, I did a deeper uninstall with Revo, getting rid of all registry keys+folders, reinstalled and now all is back to normal. So the issue was with a corrupted Startisback+ and not with Windows. Even so, I will do a fresh Win 8.1 reinstall at some point since I'm carrying over other issues which are related to Windows corruption. Thanks jds63 for your suggestions too.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by antares View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    If you uninstalled then reinstalled and it remains the same, it probably has a sloppy uninstaller and doesn't get rid of all the registry keys and (I'm guessing here)
    Thanks Cliff, that was it, I did a deeper uninstall with Revo, getting rid of all registry keys+folders, reinstalled and now all is back to normal. So the issue was with a corrupted Startisback+ and not with Windows. Even so, I will do a fresh Win 8.1 reinstall at some point since I'm carrying over other issues which are related to Windows corruption. Thanks jds63 for your suggestions too.

    Well i'll be dammed that did work ! Never asked what uninstaller you used, but never had this happen to me, although i have used Revo for years and make restore points on each changes, before and after.
    Glad it worked out,YW
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