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If you use a roaming user profile, and have a customized Start Menu, after upgrading to a later version of Windows 10, your customized Start Menu does not persist.


  1. After upgrading to a newer version of Windows 10, install the latest monthly update on the system

  2. Use the credentials of a local admin to create and set the following registry key:
    Registry subkey:
    Registry key name:
    ​Registry type: DWORD​
    Set the value data to 1 to create a new roaming profile for all roaming users on systems using the new OS version.​

  3. Reboot the system.​​

  4. Login to Windows using an account with Roaming Profile to verify the workaround is enabled.


  • This will only work if a user’s profile with start menu customization is available locally.  If the profile was deleted due to a group policy, creating a new roaming profile will not help. ​

  • ​Deleting the registry key will use .V6 profile path extension for all RS2 and above platform.​

  • Setting the registry key to 0 will use .V2 profile path extension for all Windows Platforms. ​



To use UseProfilePathMinorExtensionVersion, install a latest cumulative update (LCU) released April 25, 2019 or later, such as:

  • KB4493436 or higher LCU for Windows 10, version 1703.

  • KB4493440 or higher LCU for Windows 10, version 1709.

  • KB4493437 or higher LCU for Windows 10, version 1803.

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