How to add Restart Start Menu to Context Menu on Desktop

Windows 10 v1903 Update introduced several new features and enhancements. One of the under the hood changes is the separation of the Start Menu from the Explorer process. It is now an independent process. This process can be seen in Task Manager as StartMenuExperienceHost.exe. If the Start Menu doesn’t respond, you can restart it. In this guide, we will share how to add or remove ‘Restart Start Menu‘ to Context Menu on Windows 10 Desktop.

Add Restart Start Menu to Desktop Contex

Add Restart Start Menu item to Context Menu

One needs to perform complex modification to make the Restart Start Menu option available in the Context Menu on Desktop. So, to remove all the hassle, we will be using a predefined registry file to add or remove the option. This will help you if the Start Menu starts performing abnormally.

1] Add ‘Restart Start Menu’ to Context Menu

  • Download this REG file from our server.
  • Double click on the file and select Yes to the UAC or User Account Control prompt.
  • Select Yes to the warning that you get for adding an entry to the Registry value.
  • Reboot your computer.

When you right click on the Desktop, you will have the option of Restart Start menu.

2] Remove ‘Restart Start Menu’ to Context Menu

  • Download this REG file from our server.
  • Run that file with double click and select Yes to the UAC or User Account Control prompt that you get.
  • Select Yes to the warning that you get.
  • Reboot your computer.

The option in the context menu on Desktop would be gone by now.

It was smart to separate Start Menu to a dedicated process. It will streamline the debugging process for the Start Menu, and any issues with it would not impact any other component.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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