The Start menu in Windows 10 is a blend of the old menu found in Windows 7 and the oft-reviled Start screen in Windows 8. The result is something more useful to desktop and tablet users alike. Here’s a basic primer on what you need to know.
It’s probably fair to say, the Start screen in Windows 8 was more or less a disaster in terms of usability and user acceptance. You could customize it to an extent, but rather than being a new interface intended to bridge the gap between tablets, i.e. touchscreen devices, and desktop users, the Start screen ended up being a mess that confused people with its seemingly split personality.