Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 - Can't Open Windows Apps Or PC Settings

Feb 3, 2014

Reinstalled windows 2 times and then made a back up image, which I have to keep reverting to because my PC Settings and Windows apps (which I don't even use) will stop opening and display the "This app can't open please refresh" pop up. This is for windows 8.1, I'm assuming that's cool on this site?

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Apps / Software :: PC Settings And Windows Store Won't Open?

Jul 31, 2014

I just built a secondary new work computer. Unlike my main rig which I just do a fresh install of 8.1. On this one I put Win 7 then Win 8 pro upgrade, once that's done I upgrade to 8.1 through store. thing is once I upgrade to 8.1 I notice pc settings and store wont open, if I click on them they flash and just return to desktop.

I found this solution here:

All Modern apps fail to start after Windows 8.1 upgrade - Microsoft Community

But it only seems to work on admin account.

I noticed same thing is happening with regular user account and the above fix does not work, in fact when I try and set permissions to system in registry step it mentions I get "Unable to set new owner on packages, access is denied"

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Apps Won't Open Change Pc Settings Won't Open

Sep 7, 2014

I have upgraded my windows 8 to 8.1 and now no apps will work and the pc settings wont open also I have activated windows but still wont work

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Jan 13, 2014

Ive noticed since I installed windows 8.1 none of my apps have been working I figured this is because I left the installer running over night and my laptop might of turned off before finishing the installation so it might be corrupt didnt think much of it at the time since I never really used the apps but now I want to system restore my laptop and the PC settings app wont open like the rest of my apps I click on the tile and it opens for 1-2 seconds then takes me back to the home screen. :C

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Apps / Software :: Can't Access PC Settings / Windows Store Or Other Apps

Aug 26, 2014

In January I bought a Dell laptop with Windows 8. I recently upgraded to 8.1. Now most app tiles have an x on the right hand side of them, and I cannot access PC settings, the app store, and most other apps.

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Apps / Software :: Close All Open Metro Windows / Apps?

Dec 25, 2013

I have a Windows RT tablet so all my apps are pretty much in the metro/modern UI.

Is there a way to quickly close all open apps? Right now I have to swipe down on each app.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 Apps Will Not Open?

Jun 8, 2014

I not used some of the Apps in a while and went to use the Music, Weather and News App in Windows 8.1 and they will not open and it says to check the Windows store. I checked the store and alll it says is i own these apps. I then next uninstalled these 3 apps and then re-installed them but i am getting the same and cannot open them.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Apps Won't Open

Jun 7, 2013

I can't seem to open any off my apps from the start menu. When I open an app, the app closes back but is available at the sidewindow(?). It doesn't load or anything. When I click it, the app sort of minimizes to the sidewindow(?).

So I've been lurking around and one of the problems that I thought was happening to me is that I do not have the temporary internet files. C -> Users -> My Name -> AppData -> Local. I read that it should have a windows folder in the local folder and a temporary internet files in the windows folder.

I changed my local user to the microsoft account and then changed back to the local user using another username so that might affect these change in my pc.

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps / Tiles Keep Refreshing To Default Settings?

Jan 8, 2014

Metro Apps/Tiles Keep Refreshing To Default Settings?

I consider myself an advanced user, but I still overlook a lot of things and make mistakes like everyone.

Basically, Windows 8.1's Metro apps and tiles keep refreshing to default settings like it's the first time I've used them or opened them.

When I go to use Skype, it will always ask if it is allowed to use my webcam and microphone. It seems to remember the settings for a while, then forgets them.

I'm assuming this is CCleaner related, but I unchecked all of the settings that correspond to the Metro applications, and this changes nothing.

I'm unsure if I am actually deleting important information Windows needs without knowing. I usually delete logs on top of the usual things to keep my computer clean.

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Apps / Software :: Open Apps That Are Active Lose Focus In Seconds?

Oct 21, 2013

In w 8.1 If I open an app within seconds it loses focus. It makes it very difficult to type ie in e mail, the only way to get focus is to left click the mouse within the app and the cursor comes back for a few letters then the cursor disapears again. So any time I make an app active it becomes inactive quickly. To make it active again I have to click on it with my mouse.

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Apps / Software :: Right Click Open With Giving Unnecessary Apps

Oct 24, 2013

I have put irfanview as my default image viewers of all types all over the system.

However, when I am using irfanview on a particular image, I want some other app to open the other images that I am trying to open. For that I have installed FastStone Image Viewer, so I want FSView.exe to appear in my RightClick - Open With defaults so that I can select it.

However I try, windows 8 is always showing
Microsoft Office 2010
Windows Photo Viewer
in that open with setting.

I have selected Faststone viewer a dozen time through disk, but it doesn't stick to the right click menu. Those names are always coming.

I don't want even to see 1. Microsoft Office 2010, 2. Photos, 3. Windows Photo Viewer in that list, I just don't want to use these three programs to ever open any of my images.

So I want, 1. irfanview, 2. paint, 3. Faststone viewer to appear in my rightclick openwith list.

How do I do it. I have tried control panel - Default programs. I have downloaded and run Default Programs Editor.exe mentioned elsewhere in this forum, but they don't give any option to "delete" there options of rightclick menu that keep on appearing.

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Apps / Software :: Any Way To Prevent Apps From Remaining Open

Dec 10, 2013

I found that whenever I open an app, such as 'Reader' they remain open even after I switch to something else. I know I could close them by swiping the upper left of the screen and select 'Close'.

Is there a way to have them close altogether when I'm done with them?

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Apps / Software :: Cannot Link Tiles And Apps To Open Together?

Sep 13, 2013

the tiles flip around and won't open the app. I already have over 1049 screen thingys.

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps Won't Open Suddenly

May 30, 2014

I've been using Windows 8.1 x64 version for a long while now and it was all good ..

until today when I was playing Football Manager 2014 for the first time and it gave me a BSOD during the first match ..

after restarting the windows logged into a "Temporary account" and my main account was corrupted by the problem ..all metro apps won't open .. even the "PC Settings" !they just "crash on startup"

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Apps / Software :: Some Apps Won't Open?

Feb 19, 2014

I have a new laptop some of the apps have stopped opening .. I have checked the resolution and is ok .i have checked for updates but still can't get them to open .

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Migrate Apps And Settings Without WET In Windows 8.1

Jun 29, 2014

Now that Microsoft have killed Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 8.1 is there any method or tool that will facilitate performing a clean install and reinstating applications, settings, registry tweaks, etc?

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 Compatibility Settings?

Oct 18, 2013

So since upgrading to 8.1, I've been getting messages out the ass about compatibility. One of them is this:

Naturally I know some stuff is gonna have to run in that mode until 8.1's been out for a while, but can I disable this from popping up somehow?

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Windows 8 Apps Open Then Close?

Aug 27, 2014

I just completed a virus and malware removal session over in that forum. The computer is working great except that when I open games or music or camera they open then close and put an icon at the bottom of the screen. I use desk top view. The only game loaded is Microsoft solitare I have never used music or camera.

System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3530 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7640G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 454501 MB, Free - 312296 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, VA50_CM
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 - Skydrive Settings Option

Mar 11, 2014

When I right click on the system tray skydrive icon, there is no setting option. I have windows 8.1

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Windows 8 Settings And Files Entirely Blank - Apps Fine

Jun 13, 2013

Just recently gotten a new Desktop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I've seen various screenshots and such and tried to google the answer myself but haven't had much luck. When I go to my search (Where you can view apps, settings, files, and such) the settings and files are Entirely blank. Apps seem fine but there's not a single thing in either settings or files. Is this messed up or do I have to manually change something.

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Apps / Software :: Can't Open Any Windows Metro App

Jul 3, 2013

I can't open any windows metro app except internet explorer. I have used AppsDiagnostic.diagcab and it only shows that I have an outdated visual driver (I do not, I'm simply not using windows' own driver) and that I might have corrupted files (I already used chkdsk and nothing was picked up).

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Apps / Software :: Open XLR Files In Windows 8

Aug 7, 2013

I just moved excel files from an external drive to windows 8. Some of them have the xlr file extension. How do I open them in Microsoft Excel 2013?

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Upgrade To 8.1 - Can't Open Almost All Apps On Windows First Screen?

Feb 7, 2014

I bought a new notebook with Windows 8 and upgrade to 8.1, and i also install a new Windows 8.1 in a new computer 3 days ago... and both of my Windows don't open the apps on the first screen.. like Skype, email, windows store....

The apps almost start, show the program name on the screen them close.. The problem is that is happening on both computers....

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Store Won't Open

Apr 9, 2013

! Obviously many users can NOT access the Windows Store, let beside no other 'App' starts, not 'Finance', not 'Weather', nothing. The best one can expect is to not break the system completely. Do not try any of this, it does not work. The problem lies much deeper and is not fixable by registry editing, dll-register, new user account, fonts,...

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 - App Can't Open / Ask For Repairing And Reinstalling

Apr 1, 2014

I am using windows 8.1. It was ok till some day before. Now when I click the windows' app button, it shows "This app can't open. Contact your system administrator about repairing or reinstalling it." So what should I do now? I tried troubleshooter but it does not work and my store app is not working too (even though it does show that sign).

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Pinned Apps In Taskbar - Keep To The Left Of Open Windows?

Sep 10, 2013

Is there any way to keep all pinned apps. on the taskbar, to the left of all open windows (like in Windows 7 and earlier?

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Maintenance :: Windows 8 - Open All Apps / Programs In Metro?

Feb 7, 2013

Is there any way to open all apps/programs in metro? Dont like the desktop just want metro

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 (with Last Update) Does Not Open Store?

Apr 9, 2014

I've got windows 8.1 with the yesterdays update but the problem comes before this update.

Wen I open the Windows Shop, it always on the green screen and does not advance. I've done the following steps:

1 - I did WSReset.exe as administrator but the store is always like this. If you close and re-open the store, I get the same green screen;

2 - I downloaded the tool Windows 8 App Troubleshooter which tells me that I have an outdated graphics driver. Is not true because I have installed the latest version.

3 - UAC is turned on but without success;

4 - I've turned my account as a local account and tried to open the shop but with the same result. I've reverted my account as linked to Microsoft.

5 - I created a new user account and with that account the store opens. I returned to my account and nothing.

6 - Finally I ran the SFC / SCANNOW and gave me this picture.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Applications On Start Screen Cannot Open?

Nov 23, 2013

i have a problem with my windows 8 . all my apps on my start screen cant open.. Its say that This apps can't open check window store for more information and gt a little X at the top right of the all apps..

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Apps / Software :: Is Open-office Only Openable On Windows 8 Desktop

Mar 4, 2013

Although I have an Oo shortcut icon on the Desktop & a listing under 'Documents', I also have an Oo tile in the Start menu. Why when I select the tile does it open on the Desktop. If I delete the shortcut icon & the Document listing will this allow it to open as a full-screen site from the Start menu?

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Apps / Software :: 8.1 Update - Windows Store And All Other Applications Won't Open

Oct 19, 2013

Attempted to update to 8.1 yesterday and the store just won't open. Every time I click on the Store tile it doesn't get past the green introductory screen before just disappearing (crashing).. Have restarted several times and used the link-through on the Windows 8.1 site. Also, I have since discovered that all apps won't open either (such as news and sports).

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