Start (Windows Configuration Designer reference)

Use Start settings to apply a customized Start screen to devices.

Applies to

Setting Desktop editions Mobile editions Surface Hub HoloLens IoT Core
StartLayout X X
StartLayoutFilePath X


The StartLayout setting is available in the advanced provisioning for Windows 10 desktop editions, but should only be used to apply a layout to Windows 10 Mobile devices. For desktop editions, use Policies > StartLayout.


Use StartLayout to select the LayoutModification.xml file that applies a customized Start screen to a device.

For more information, see Start layout XML for mobile editions of Windows 10 ).


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