I installed Windows 7 64 bit. Earlier, I had the 32-bit Windows. After installing 64-bit Windows, right-clicking the Start Menu items doesn't bring up the context menu! How do I fix this?

  • Hell! My W7 64bit works fine. I have context menu. But there are two items only. Do you really need it? Aug 8, 2010 at 12:35
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    Can't reproduce. Aug 8, 2010 at 14:19
  • Check mouse drivers maybe. I have been running Windows 7 since early beta on several machines and have never had this issue. Aug 8, 2010 at 15:04
  • mouse drivers are all fine .. Earlier i had win 7 32 bit .. then i backed up all my settings, installed win7 64bit and then restored my settings!!! after that it didnt work! Jan 14, 2011 at 9:33
  • When I Right click the Start menu, I do not see anything. This was caused after editing the Registry to remove the arrows from thev Desktop Icons.
    – user231666
    Jun 17, 2013 at 1:46

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Right click on Start then choose Properties. On Start Menu tab, choose Customize > check "Enable Context Menus and dragging and dropping". Click Ok then "Apply" > OK. That's it.

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