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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Apps / Software :: PC Settings App Won't Open?

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 :: 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 / 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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Can't Open PC Settings In Windows 8.1

Jun 5, 2014

My PC is crashing daily, my guess is about every hour it's turned on at least.

So I've tried to install glary utilities, restarting my PC in safe mode, yet... I can't open up PC settings. The reason is that I need to reboot my PC completely, everyting else haven't solved the problem at all, but it's hard to reboot when you can't open PC settings.

So, any step-by-step guide to open PC settings and access my reboot menu.

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After Upgrade To 8.1 - Unable To Open Settings?

Aug 17, 2014

The PC boots up and I can log in ok but I am unable to open any browsers, use the start bar or actually get in to most programs, use the search function or get in to any settings as it just hangs.

I can get to the start menu through charms and I can access My Pc from there but opening control panel hangs as well. I am also unable to get to the troubleshooting and repair.

I have tried to restart and press and hold the shift key but it just hangs again when restarting, also tried to log out of my profile but that also hangs.

I have tried to boot from a USB with a windows 8 ISO to get in to the repair from there but that doesn't seem to work - Also the windows product key shows as 'not available' ?how to actually do anything with my now expensive paperweight that has a pretty but non-functioning desktop screen ?

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Not Able To Open Store And PC Settings - HP Sleekbook

Dec 9, 2012

Yesterday my HP sleekbook arrived (cheaper amd version) with windows 8. Everything works fine except that I can't open the store or pc settings. When I click on the store tile, or click on the more settings button, the fullscreen (green for store, blue for settings) icon fills the screen en then dissapears.

I have tried the sfc / scannow option but this did not work after 3 trials. Reset or Refresh also isn't an option because I can't enter the settings and thus won't be able to perform these actions.

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Unable To Open PC SETTINGS On Windows 8.1 RT?

Dec 10, 2013

I can't access WinStore and PC Settings, it just takes me back to my Start Screen. I tried using Microsoft's Fix-it stuff and said I have missing files and dll.I don't want to refresh or reset my PC , but if I have no choice, I will have to do so. And also I tried to sfc /scannow and this is the result.

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Windows 8 - PC Settings Won't Stay Open

Feb 11, 2013

Here is what happened to me in the past couple of days. I was using the latest beta drivers for my GTX 560 and apparently Windows 8 downloaded and installed either a previous driver or a corrupt driver and automatically installed it. So the next day I do my typical daily reboot and I get nothing but a black screen with no response at the part where I sign in.

So after researching on my phone, I kind of came to the conclusion that I described above. I downloaded Windows 8 today (since I did a digital upgrade from Windows 7) just to put it on a flash drive so I can refresh my PC. After refreshing my PC, I was glad to see the lock screen, sign-in screen, etc.

I have tried SFC /scannow, messing around with boot up services, and running apps.diagcab. Nothing is working! NVIDIA update components refuses to install as well and I'm sure other things aren't working properly.

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Windows 8.1 - Settings To Open To Start Screen?

May 1, 2014

I am using Win 8.1 on my HP Desktop computer. I have my settings to Open to the Start Screen. However, whenever I open a Windows 8 App (like Mail, People, Games etc.) when I close them it automatically reverts me to the Desktop (Even though I was on the Start Screen when I opened it.) How can I get it to stay on the Start Screen when closing a Win 8 app?

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Dual Monitor - Windows 8 Start Screen Open On One Display And Have Other Open To Desktop

Aug 16, 2012

I'm trying to keep the windows 8 start screen open on one screen and have the other open to the desktop, but any time I click an app on the desktop the 2nd screen with the Windows 8 start screen minimizes. Is there any way to change this behavior?

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Change Open With Option For JPEG

Sep 15, 2014

When I want to open a JPEG, 55-60% of the time I want to open it with IrFanView. Just about all of the rest of the time I want to open it with Photoshop. When I click on a JPEG file, it opens in IrFanView. So far, so good.

When I right-click on a JPEG file, the fifth choice is "Open with EditPad", which is a text editor. Of course, I never want to open a JPEG with a text editor.

Farther down there is the "Open with", with the triangle that gives several choices, including Photoshop. But that takes one extra step each time. Is there a way to change the "open with EditPad" to "Open with Photoshop", and leave the clicking on the file to open with IrFanView?

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VHD File - Cant Open Because It Is Open In System

Jul 25, 2014

I created a vhd file and cant put it in the recycle bin because every time I try it says Cant open file because it is open in System, I try again but it doesn't work. I've just lost 400gb of disk space!

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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 :: 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 :: 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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Restart By Itself While Open Apps?

Aug 22, 2013

I have a laptop. But, when i open the metro apps. My Laptop have a restart by itself, Until now

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Apps / Software :: Open In New Tab Is Not Available In IE?

May 28, 2014

Today I've opened IE and I've found out that 'Open link in a new tab' has disappeared.

I updated my 8.1 update 1 system just few days ago and cleaned disk with the Windows utility Disk cleaner installed with Windows 8.1 Update 1.

There's another issue: when I've opened it, it seemed like my start page was modified as well as the page it is opened when a new tab is created...

What should I do?

Ps: Metro IE is stil working correctly...

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Apps / Software :: Cannot Open BAK File

Oct 23, 2013

What application can I use to open a .bak file? or is there any way where i can open it?

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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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How To Open Apps In Non Administrator Profiles

Jul 24, 2013

I just downloaded Google's Picasa photo sharing app on windows 8. The app will only open when in my administrator profile. how can I open this app in other profiles.

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Apps / Software :: How To Open VER Files

Feb 13, 2014

How do I open a VER file. I Googled it and several sites offer downloads but I don't trust any of them. Any safe place to d/l it?

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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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Change Default Search From Apps To Settings?

Nov 17, 2012

Using the keyboard hurts my workflow, like to know if this could be done.

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Apps / Software :: Change Pc Settings Crashing?

Dec 28, 2013

using windows 8.1 change pc settings won't open...but store is working When I take change pc settings , it crashes back to start menu. Can't access any of the settings ! i tried SFC /SCANNOW in normal mode and safe mode but change pc setting won't opening !! i tried system restore also but there is a problem i am getting like this ..

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Apps / Software :: Open New Instance Of Applications?

Dec 13, 2013

Maybe it's just me that this annoys but i hope there is a setting that can be changed to fix it. In Windows 8/8.1 if you try to open an app that is already open it does nothing.

1. Click start >> Type MSTSC >> Press Enter and connect to a remote computer/server.
2. Do the same again (not on the remote computer/server) >> you will notice after hitting Enter that it doesn't open the Remote Desktop dialogue.

It will either go back to the desktop or open the original remote connection. It is the same with any application (Excel, Word...)

It didn't work that way in 7, it would open a new instance of that application is there any way to change this?

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Apps / Software :: Store Won't Open Also After Fixing With Cmd

Mar 13, 2014

I've got a problem of mass scale. My Windows 8.1 Store refuses to load. Whatever I do, it doesn't start up. I had to get to an app with compatibility problems and get to the store in that way, but also that doesn't work anymore.

Other than the one putting a big line in the cmd (one of the first & only real solution I could find).

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