Start Button not Working After Windows 8.1, 10 Update for Many

By: Radu Tyrsina
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The latest Windows 8.1 Update has brought along many annoying issues for users, besides the new features and options. Many have been complaining about the fact that the start button isn’t working properly. Read below for more.
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I have windows 8.1 enterprise evaluation and i upgraded to the new update and i have the option to go the desktop instead of start on. Im not sure if this is what causing the problem but when i click on the start button it doesn’t do anything or right click either, and when u put the mouse to the bottom right the bar doesn’t show either. switching between desktop and start don’t work ,Sometimes a restart fix the problem but sometimes not. im using a pc by the way not a tablet

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The start button isn’t working for some after the latest Windows 8.1 Update

So, you saw in the above excerpt what one of the affected users has been saying about this. As it turns out, the start button isn’t responding neither to the left or the right click, which is obviously darn annoying. And here’s what another user has been complaining about:

Well, you’re not alone. I have the exact same annoying behavior. Switching from Metro-app back to desktop is only possible using the start-button on my keyboard. Charms bar is also gone, so upper-left en upper-right corner are useless as well. And a restart does solve the problem for a few hours, and then it suddenly disappears again.

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What I could suggest is to go ahead and delete the Windows 8.1 Update install files, and this might fix the annoying problem. It did fix the problem for some; after that, you can use Windows Update and get it once more, as there might have been a glitch with one of the KB install files which was subsequently fixed. In case you know of another working fix, do let us know by leaving your comment below.

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