The preview of next major version of Windows is finally here and is available for download. Interested users can use their Microsoft account to enrol into Windows Insider Program and start downloading the ISO copy of Windows 10.
With Windows 10, the good old Start menu has returned. But, this time, the Start menu includes the best of Windows 7’s Start menu and the live tile feature that we have seen in Windows 8. In other words, the left-side of the Start menu looks very similar to the Start menu of Windows 7 and the right-side of the Start menu includes the live tiles feature introduced first in Windows 8.
If you have used Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 for significant amount of time and love the Start screen, you’ll be glad to know that it’s possible to enable the Start screen in Windows 10 running on a desktop with mouse and keyboard.
In Windows 10, the Start menu is automatically enabled when installed on a PC with keyboard and mouse, and the Start screen gets turned on touch device.
Note that when you enable the Start screen in Windows 10, Windows automatically turns off the Start menu and one can navigate to the Start screen by clicking on the Start button on the taskbar or pressing the Windows logo key on the keyboard.
Also read: How to install Windows 10 from USB drive.
Turn on Start screen in Windows 10
Step 1: Right-click on the Taskbar and then click Properties to open Taskbar and Navigation properties.
Step 2: Under, Navigation tab, look for the option labelled Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen and uncheck the same to turn off the Start menu and turn on the Start scree. Finally, click Apply button.
You’ll need to sign out and then sign in again to start using the Start screen.