Fix Start Menu Not Working in Windows 10 May 2020 Update Version 2004

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Many readers who have upgraded to Windows 10 version 2004 have reported that the Start menu no longer works in the new Windows 10 feature update. When they open the Start menu, nothing works. They will not be able to launch requests, programs, or attachments. In fact, they cannot access the power and user account options.

After some troubleshooting, it was discovered that everything in the Start menu was overwritten by the search box results window.

So what is the cause of this problem? In fact, it applied a registry adjustment (shared at the following link) to enable a secret, hidden immersive user interface for the search box in Windows 10 that was no longer working in the 2004 version of Windows 10 and caused the Start menu to malfunction.

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Use the Registry Editor

Thus, if you also encounter a problem with breaking the start menu in the last version of Windows 10 2004 and the user interface of the search box covers the start menu area, just delete ImmersiveSearch DWORD from the following key in the registry editor :


Removing DWORD from the registry editor fixes the Start menu problem.

registry editor - Another installation is in progress in Windows 10

Restart Windows Search or your Device

Complete the SearchUI process to restart Windows search. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and select Task Manager.
  • In the Task Manager window, select the Details tab.
  • In the Name column, right-click SearchUI.exe and select Finish Task.
  • When prompted to complete SearchUI.exe, select End Process.

Note: The Windows search process automatically restarts the next time you search.
If this does not solve your problem, try restarting your device. This will also allow you to install any updates that may be in progress.

Note You may want to bookmark this page before restarting it.

Make sure your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 10 May 2020.

Check below to see if your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 10 May 2020. If it does not, you will not be able to install the update.

If you have a laptop or a relatively modern PC that runs Windows 10, you should be able to run the May 2020 update without any problems.

However, to be sure, here are the minimum system requirements for Windows 10 May 2020 :

  • RAM: 1GB for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit
  • Hard disk space: 32GB or larger
  • CPU: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster compatible processor or System on a Chip (SoC).
  • Intel: Up through the following 10th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-10xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx[1], Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx[1], Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium Processors
  • AMD: Up through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7 4xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]
  • Qualcomm: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and 8cx
  • Screen resolution: 800 x 600
  • Graphics: Compatible with DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Internet connection: Required

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