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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and have regular updates, but my context menu (right click doesn't work) for the items in start menu cannot be displayed!! Is there any solution for this? Also, i have switched off many services, which are the services essential for the above to happen!

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manishKungwani's answer was right on - but to be more specific:

  • Right-click on the Start menu button.
  • Click on "Properties".
  • The "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" dialog box will come up, initially focused on the "Start Menu" tab.
  • Click on the "Customize…" button (at the top of the pane).
  • The "Customize Start Menu" selection menu will come up.
  • The 8th (approximately?) major item down (in alphabetic order) is "Enable context menus and dragging and dropping". (It is confusing to have two dissimilar items together like that.)
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

It was very simple, right click on Start button > Properties > Allow right clicks was there somewhere in Customize.

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Note for people finding this on Google

If you are using a computer that is managed by some entity (a school, work, library, etc computer) they may have removed the ability to enable right clicks. I ran into this issue with Milwaukee Public Schools systems.

Why they did this; I have absolutely no idea, But they did.

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