How to Get Back Start Screen in Windows 10

We know that many of you have already started playing with newest release from Microsoft, i.e. Windows 10 Technical Preview. Though, it’s not a final release, but it gives the sound amount of understanding of where Microsoft  is taking the cross platform user experience.

We also have started playing around it, to find what’s this hype is all about and as usual, started tweaking some of the functionalities. (Crazy people can’t sit idle 😀 ). Well, in case you haven’t downloaded it yet, head over to Windows 10 Technical Preview Page, where we’ve mentioned direct download links for different versions, with specific requirements.

Also, if you’re stereotype about using unstable versions of Windows newest release, you can check Windows 10 Technical Preview Screenshots, just to get a glimpse what you’ll be getting and how it’ll look.

Coming back to the functionalities, yes, there are lots of improvements and features that was missed in Windows 8 and 8.1. Now we have better Apps Store, Start Menu and Virtual Desktop as well. Skype and OneDrive is also included for better cross platform cloud backup integration.

As we all knows that Start Menu is not available in Windows 8 and 8.1, but now, this is available in Windows 10 and you can also re-size the new Start Menu to fit on your screen as per your needs. However, not to forget that, there are still lots of users who liked Windows 8 Start Screen and wants same in Windows 10 as well. As of now, Windows 10 login directly on Desktop and there is no option to open Start Screen in the Desktop. But they have added one important option to get back Start Screen in Windows 10 just like we have in Windows 8.

Must Read: How to Customize Windows 10 Start Menu

You can get this option in Taskbar properties. Once you enable this option you need to logout and login back in Windows 10, and same start button will open Start Screen instead of opening the Start Menu.

How To Get Start Screen Back In Windows 10? – The Procedure

Go to the Properties by right clicking on Taskbar menu.


In the Taskbar properties, go to  Start Menu > Uncheck the option Use the Start menu instead of the Start Screen.


Yes, just one step to get this done 🙂

Finally log out and log in back to get Start Screen back. Isn’t that plain simple?

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