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.
- After upgrading to a newer version of Windows 10, install the latest monthly update on the system
- Use the credentials of a local admin to create and set the following registry key:
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.
- Reboot the system.
- 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.