1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10

    Store PHOTOS app repetitive errors

    Activation of the app Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract failed with error: The operation was canceled by the user.
    Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App failed with error: The operation was canceled by the user. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.

    This error appears routinely in a laptop with W10 HOME. It has never appeared on the Desktop PC with W10 PRO.

    Deleted the Photos app, then ran the reset and reinstall commands for STORE apps. This resulted in a slew of "activation or application failed" errors - the type that tend to appear randomly. This has been widely discussed in forums.

    The Photo error persists, but store apps seem okay. SFC reports no errors. Nothing was knowingly "canceled by user."

    No on-line article seems to address this issue specifically. What's the cause, what's the fix?
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 988
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Try the Store Troubleshooter?
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 100
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    Try the Store Troubleshooter?
    Sure did. SFC says that all is fine. I have run the APPS troubleshooter in the past and it reported fixing a registry entry. Yet the errors persist. It also recommended turning on UAC, which is normally disabled here. I'll tried that at its lowest setting. No change.

    Photos errors are gone, because that app has been uninstalled in favor if the vastly superior Irfanview, but similar errors for other store apps persist. This is an issue not likely to be resolved, judging by extensive discussions in various forums. Probably best simply ignored. Always open to new ideas though. ^_^ Thanks.
    Last edited by borgus; 3 Weeks Ago at 15:36.
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