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.
I've been wanting to access the Advanced Chipset Settings in Windows 8, but I simply can't find it. I looked online to see where it is, and I learned that it was in the BIOs. However, I couldn't find the BIOs so I searched a bit more and learned that it was replaced by the UEFI thing so I accessed that instead. However, the UEFI Startup thing (excuse my usage of "thing," what else to call it and leaving it hanging would be awkward) has very limited options so of course, it turns out that it doesn't have the Advanced Chipset Settings.
How to access the Advanced Chipset Settings in Windows 8? I'm really at a loss.
My computer is so messed up Version 8.1 . I first noticed that I had a problem with Kaspersky. It said my license was unable to verify and to update data base to solve. It wont let me update. In fact it wont even let me uninstall, and secondly I cant download ANYTHING off the internet. My main problem is OFFICE keeps freezing and I need that program it also says there is a problem with my license and I have not been able to fix it it just freezes. So I thought I will download open office, but as I mentioned I cant download anything when I click run nothing happens when I click save it says corrupt or unreadable file. I thought no problem I will just hit F2 (yes I have tried hitting every single key after this and nothing) and enter bios screen and recover from my USB but do you think F2 (or any other key takes takes me there, no. Products like Kaspersky, Office, I have paid for etc say they are unlicensed which they are not. Anything I try to download, anything, like a new virus program will not work. I can't download, I cant even get into Change my PC settings it just freezes when I click this. I have had people try and trouble shoot this, Kaspersky has not gotten back to me and everyone is telling me stuff I cant do. I cant download, I cant access bios, I cant even access Change my PC settings. Ready to hear all the generic "it should" or "you should be able to"
Ive recently found out that im not admin of my own computer, i cant even access some of my very own files and cant change important settings such as windows automatic update and download some files, ive tried everything for example hidden admin and much more, i also cant even PRESS A BUTTON TO MAKE A NEW USER BECAUSE YOU NEED ADMIN RIGHTS FOR THAT!! this is so tiring and to make matters worse im running windows 8 and when i press"settings", "change pc settings" nothing happens, i believe this is due to me being nothing of high authority to my own computer. P.S Dont suggest anything like "Enable UAC" or create another user because when i click on it nothing happens.
The Windows App Store will not open. It spends a while thinking about it, then eventually times out. I would like to update to 8.1, but I think this is evidence of a bigger issue.
I think the real problem in my proxy settings in IE. The LAN settings have the Use Proxy Server permanently checked. No matter what I try, it wont uncheck. I have tried selecting the automatically detect settings box and putting in a dummy config. I ran Malware sweeps, ran virus sweeps, I removed any IE Add-ons. Reset IE. But it still wont let me uncheck that box..
It looks like there is a manual override within the Registry.
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
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?
I have a Samsung 500t and after clean install 8.1 i notice the camera app does not hv any resolution setting so now my 8 mpixel front cam is limited to 2mpixel. wtf?? how can ms f up even such a basic thing? I mean if this is the way Ms is going about doing bizniz its no wonder they are losing to android. this setting was present in 8.0. iwas hoping for better camera app like the ability to turn flash on off on demand but of course instead of improving its regression...
I have build my Windows 8.1 machine recently. And I have installed multiple applications such as Adobe Acrobat Readers, and MS Office on it.
I have a strange problem happening when I restarted my PC this morning. All application that I installed have completely disappeared. I cant even find them in Control Panel under Programs and Application.
The computer instead of asking me to login using my live account, asked me to login as local user this morning, and when I login again using Live Account, ALL installed APPS are gone and machine went back to out-of-box stage.
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 ..
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?
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.
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"
I upgraded to 8.1 earlier this evening and was greeted by an extremely unpleasant error in that all of my Metro apps have now become non-functional, including the Windows Store and the PC Settings apps.
I have spent the last 2 hours trying numerous solutions to the issue, none of which work. The only remaining option seems to be to try "refreshing" my Laptop, but this is not an option as I do not own any Windows 8.1 Installation media. I used the $15 Windows 7 to Windows 8 upgrade offer a few years back, so I don't even have an original Windows 8 CD.
I also really cannot download an ISO as I am currently on satellite internet, it took me nearly two days to download the 8.1 update so I would rather avoid doing that if possible.
I've checked my file permissions, I've tried all of the Powershell commands suggested here and here, none of it has worked. When I attempt to do the powershell commands I get the following error:
Code: Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFE, The package repository is corrupted.error -1121: Windows cannot process a deployment operation because the package repository database encountered anESENT error. Use the Reset Your PC feature to recover your PC.
There has to be some way to fix this without formatting/refreshing.
I have Jasc Paint shop Pro installed and when I try to open a picture with it, I don't get it on the list to select from. I have it installed on Program Files (86) and I copied it to Program Files in hopes that it would show up. I'm an ace at this program so prefer to edit my pics with this program.
I have 4 Windows 8.1 systems and the Bing News app crashes after a few seconds to a minute on all four. It used to work fine so obviously, the settings (which are synced by OneDrive) must be corrupted.
Is there any way to clear the app settings? I tried uninstalling, rebooting, installing and that didn't work.
I tried turning off sync on all 4 machines, uninstalling the app, deleting sync data using the web, rebooting, and reinstalling but the settings just come back!
I have Windows 8 Pro installed as an upgrade from Windows 7.
I cannot log into the Windows Store. I cannot even get to the point where I can log in.
When I click on the Store tile nothing happens.
I had some difficulty earlier and it was suggested that I change my login from a local account to a Windows account. I've done that, but it did not solve the problem of accessing the store. I have about 200 applications on this machine, many of which were migrated during the upgrade. There is no way I'm rebuilding this computer.