Start menu and Taskbar icons not working after 1809 update

We all know that Microsoft has recently released the Windows Update version 1809 with new features and improvements. After installing the latest Update, for most of the users, the Update process went smooth and computers working absolutely fine. But some users having different kinds of issues like data loss, computer not booting up, most of the application not working etc. Most commonly seen issue after the 1809 Update is start menu and Taskbar icons not working.

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Some users complained that after the Windows Update, most of the apps are no longer included in the Start Menu in spite of being them installed on the computer. As the Start menu and Taskbar icons not working, you won’t be able to PIN or UNPIN the apps from the start menu and Taskbar.

As users facing lot of issues after the Windows Update, Microsoft has paused the 1809 update temporarily, worked on all the issues and re-released the Update with modifications on 9th of October, 2018. So, users who are facing the issue with Start menu and Taskbar icons not working after 1809 update, can search for the Windows Update manually. You will find the cumulative update KB4464330. Install all the detected updates in the computer including this one. The re-released version of the 1809 update fixes most of the issues caused by the previous one.

How to fix Start menu and Taskbar icons not working after 1809 update?

As we have explained, you can try to check for the Windows Updates manually and install the latest 1809 update to overcome the issue with Start menu and Taskbar icons not working after 1809 update.

Follow the steps from the below link to download and install the Windows Update 1809 re-released version.

Download and install Windows Update 1809 re-released version

Alternatively, you can follow the below manual troubleshooting steps to fix the issue with Start menu and Taskbar icons not working after 1809 update.

Quick Note: Before making any changes in your computer, we suggest you to create a System Restore point, so that you can restore back your computer to previous working state if something goes wrong.

Run PowerShell command:

To run the PowerShell command in the computer, follow the below steps.

  1. Press Windows logo + X keys on the keyboard to get the options menu.

2. Select the option Windows PowerShell (Admin). Click on YES if prompted.

3. Copy and paste the below command in the PowerShell screen.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

4. Now, click on enter. It will take a while to complete the execution. Wait for a while. Once it is done, reboot your computer and check if the issue with Start menu and Taskbar icons not working after 1809 update gets fix.

If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further troubleshooting steps.

Create a new User Account:

To create a new user account in Windows 10, follow the below simple and easy steps.

Create a new user account in Windows 10 computers

In most of the cases, if you create a new user account in Windows 10, the start menu and Taskbar icons starts working fine. In case, if the issue remains in the new user account as well, you can try performing the System Reset.

Reset your computer:

If the issue remains even after performing all the above troubleshooting steps, you can try performing the System Reset to Windows default.

Refer the below links:

Refresh Windows 10 without erasing data.

Clean Reset Windows 10.

Clean install Windows 10 from USB bootable media.

Conclusion:

Hope the above resolution steps helped you in fixing the issue with Start menu and Taskbar icons. For further support, leave comments or ask more on Forum.

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Sameer is a BE graduate in ECE and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. He's also a person who enjoys writing about technology related to the geek world.