Insider Preview How to fix 'this app can't open' on Windows 10 Technical Preview

kemical

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Some users may find trouble opening the Mail,Calender and People app in Build 10041. Apparently down to a licensing issue Microsoft have blogged a solution here (it works too):
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  • In this build, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:
    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwi...-technical-preview-build-10041-now-available/

Also see here for screenshots:
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-mail-calendar-people-windows-10-preview-10041
 


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kemical

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This also works for Build 10049. I just repaired the Mail,Calendar and People app.
 


#3
Worked for me, thanks.
 


#4
Thanks that worked.
 


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