Windows 10 build 19041.153, update KB4541738

Why Start menu layout keeps resetting every time I restart Windows 10?

If you’re experiencing that the Start menu resets the layout and other settings previously applied after restarting Windows 10, this usually happens because of a problem with your account.

The quickest way to troubleshoot and fix this issue is by creating and testing a new account on Settings > Accounts > Family & other people.

Once the new account has been created, restart your computer, and sign in with the new account. If everything is working as expected and the Start menu stops resetting, then it may be in fact a problem with your account. Your next step will be to move all data to the new account.

Then delete the old account, go to Settings > Accounts > Your info, and connect it with your Microsoft account.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].