Reset the Start Screen in Windows 8

The Metro Start Screen is a new concept to a lot of us. So we experiment at first and after a lot of time spent, we come to start using Metro in a way that suits us most. Personally I cluttered up the start screen with all my icons and I realized that it is way easier to open any application by just hitting the Start key and just typing its name rather than click on a tile. So I decided to reset my Start screen.

Open an elevated command prompt. There are many ways to do this. The easiest way to do it is to hit Windows + A. When you see the popup menu, choose Command Prompt (Admin) or simply hit A.

Once the command prompt opens, run the following commands:

Now when you hit the Start key, Explorer will restart and you will have the stock menu. Keep it this way or customize it to your liking again.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *