Windows Store and all other Windows apps won't open

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Syder, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Syder

    Syder New Member

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    Anybody had a chance to check out the results yet?
     
  2. MacLish

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    Has anyone solved this yet? I am having the EXACT problem. And I'm now stuck.
     
  3. kompilatte

    kompilatte New Member

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    have you try this one ? paste this command line at Command Prompt (run as administrator) ...

    powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml
     
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    Wow! Ok, this worked. I'm not in the Windows Store and apps will open again. Thank you so much!

    Can you explain why this worked? And what causes this issue?
     
  5. Andrea Borman

    Andrea Borman Honorable Member

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    It could be that you don't have a high enough screen resolution,as you need to have above 1026 to run Metro apps. I have this problem myself on my netbooks though there is a registry edit you can do to make your screen resolution higher. Though it does not always work.
     
  6. kompilatte

    kompilatte New Member

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    Glad to hear that this worked ...
    I've got the same problem once, and found the thread about this here
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_store/just-updated-to-windows-81-and-the-windows-store/c4cf204d-bd99-426c-b800-9c9125ae739c
    According to Luis Cantero's answer, this will re-register the Store apps... And it worked for me :D
     
  7. Syder

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    Still having this problem.. The Windows store and all related apps have not worked for MONTHS.. and I still am without 8.1
     
  8. badrobot

    badrobot Senior Member

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    There's definitely something wrong with your Win 8. Why don't you back up your files and perform a system recovery, download windows update and you should be back on track once and for all. Why do you keep waiting for months for the solution to come up? System recovery and re-installation of your programs will only take a few hours. It's the weekend. This is the perfect time to do it.
     
  9. Andrea Borman

    Andrea Borman Honorable Member

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    Well I am running Windows 8 on a netbook. So I don't have any Metro apps because they don't work on a netbook. Because of the screen resolution problem.Though I don't care, as I use all of the software from Windows XP and Windows 7 on 8. So I don't need Metro apps.
     
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  10. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    Good one, Andrea. So many complaints regarding the us of the Modern and the modern Apps. If users don't like them, then it is free choice - don't use them. I tried for a while, and didn't really find anything new in them, except for the slight inconvenience of having them full screen (Passed that phase by using Modermix!)
    I am, like yourself, using all my original "non-modern" apps and have also found, that in the majority of instances, if there is an App that takes your fancy, you can usually find something very similar, or even the same, in the older Win 7 programs.
     
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    I don't use the metro Ui too as a matter of choice. But in Andrea's case, she has no choice but to stick with desktop because her netbook isn't capable of running the metro. Good for her she isn't very much interested with it.
     
  12. Jane Ward

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    Hi BigBearJedi,
    I am having the same problem as most. I upgraded from Windows 7 to 8 then updated to 8.1, and cannot load the store at all. I worked with MS support and found a lot of bugs, which we fixed, but still cannot load the store.
    Here is my SPECCY:
    Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz 55 °C
    Bloomfield 45nm Technology
    RAM
    9.00GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz (7-7-7-19)
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON CORPORATION TRUCKEE (CPU 1) 49 °C
    Graphics
    HP w2338h (1920x1080@60Hz)
    HP w2338h (1920x1080@60Hz)
    1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 (MSI) 49 °C
    Storage
    698GB Seagate ST3750528AS (SATA) 30 °C
    Optical Drives
    ATAPI DVD A DH16AAL
    ATAPI DVD D DH16D5S
    Audio
    Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

    I also ran the 8.1 upgrade assistant that only told me that I already had 8.1 loaded.
    I tried the wsreset; I tried uninstalling my virus software (since reinstalled); I tried the app troubleshooter; I am ran the DISM Clean-up-Image; I tried, I tried, I tried.

    The App troubleshooter keeps telling me that I might have a problem with a device or might need to update your display adapter drivers, which I did; running the Device Troubleshooter, and no issues were present.

    Still won't run...

    I am my wits' end. I have the disk that I used to upgrade, and tried (albeit before I killed the bugs) to repair but got errors when I entered my product key (that I used to install it and it worked fine then).

    Any ideas? Have I missed a step?

    Thanks! Jedi - you are my only hope!
    Jane






     

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