So if you prefer to use the Start screen from Windows 8.1 instead of the Start menu, in the Technical Preview, Microsoft added an option to bring it back. However, its worth noting that modern Universal apps will continue to open in the desktop and not in full screen as you see in Windows 8, and activating the Start screen in Windows 10 doesn’t bring back the modern version of Internet Explorer either.


  1. Click Start, type “navigation properties”, and select the item from the result.

  2. Navigate to Start Menu, clear the “Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen” check box, and click OK.

  3. As require, you’ll be prompted to sign out to apply the changes. Click Sign out and change settings.

  4. Sign back in to Windows 10 and now the Start screen should be back. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.