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We show you how to Optimize Windows 8 (8.1) & Windows 10 for Best performance on your aging desktop or laptop PC.

How to Reset Windows 8.1 Start Screen to Its Default

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With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft replaced the Start menu with a Start Screen, which gained instant popularity among all Windows 8 users situated across the globe. People loved the idea of staying updated with the latest news, and staying connected, always. However, Microsoft goes on to making the Start Screen even more fascinating in its latest release of Windows 8.1, giving the users added features of new tile sizes, personalized options, Bing search, etc. Furthermore, Start Screen in 8.1 is “cleaner” than its previous release owing to the fact that installed apps don’t get automatically pinned to the Start Screen. In fact, the user can choose which apps to create shortcuts for, and which to be seen only when the Apps view screen is entered.

Rest the Start Screen in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

With such playful and exciting features presented to a Windows 8.1 user, it is only inevitable for the user to get entangled into a situation where the Start Screen becomes messy or even ugly. If you wish to revert to your default settings, follow the easy steps mentioned below and get back to your beloved Start Screen:

  1. Press the Windows key to enter in the Start Screen
  2. Type “cmd” and notice the command prompt icon displayed on the result section.
  3. Right-click the command prompt icon and choose “Run as administrator” shown at the bottom of the screen
  4. On the command prompt, one by one type and Enter of the following command:
  • Del %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\appsFolder.itemdata-ms

  • Del %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\appsFolder.itemdata-ms.bak

  • Tskill explorer

Once done, you are advised either to Restart your Explorer or Restart your PC to see the changes being made to Start Screen. You can also watch the steps in the following video to see how to clearly give commands.

Enter your Start Screen now and notice the menu being reset to the default settings. That was easy right? Looking to Speed up Windows 8.1? We Recommend you to use Free Windows 8.1 Registry Cleaner to Optimize PC for best Performance.

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