Windows 10: Standard apps + Store app are all greyed out Solved

  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1

    Standard apps + Store app are all greyed out


    Seems like the apps are stuck in "update" mode and they just pop up a few milliseconds and then close when clicked.

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    Have tried running this code in Powershell as admin (found it here):

    Code:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    The code fails after a while due to the Powershell Window is open (doh!). It doesn't matter if I try with the x86 or x64 bit version of PS, neither does it work if I save it as a script and then run it.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks a million for any help.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2

    Had same issue I was thinking just reinstall 10 over the top
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3

    I had the same problem, but found a solution:
    1. Open Command Prompt as administrator
    2. Type "sfc /scannow"
    3. Once it is complete type " dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth"
    4. Restart your PC
    5. Open Powershell as admin
    6. Type "Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}" and press enter - when finished all tiles were no longer greyed out and all apps could now run

    Although steps 5 and 6 are the same as in the first post, doing steps 1-4 first fixed problems allowing step six to properly work

    Hope this helps
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    03 Aug 2015 #4

    Thanks, Redgeneral!

    Unfortunately I had already reinstalled Windows 10 when I got your reply, so I haven't been able to try your solution but hopefully someone else will benefit from it

    Before reinstalling I tried to make a system recovery, but that messed up things even more: not only did it not solve the initial problem, it also broke the Windows search function completely.

    I updated to Windows 10 directly from Windows 7 without making a clean install, maybe that caused the error in the first place...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    10 Aug 2015 #5

    It works


    Redgeneral said: View Post
    I had the same problem, but found a solution:
    1. Open Command Prompt as administrator
    2. Type "sfc /scannow"
    3. Once it is complete type " dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth"
    4. Restart your PC
    5. Open Powershell as admin
    6. Type "Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}" and press enter - when finished all tiles were no longer greyed out and all apps could now run

    Although steps 5 and 6 are the same as in the first post, doing steps 1-4 first fixed problems allowing step six to properly work

    Hope this helps
    I had the same problem as described in this forum and came across this whilst trawling the net...I followed redgenerals steps and all worked for me without having to reinstall windows 10 over the top of the original installation...overall i would say the process took about an hour to complete...Also highly advise if anyone else attempts this to copy and paste redgenerals commands to cause any confusion.

    Much appreciated for the post!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
       10 Aug 2015 #6

    Can someone elaborate on Redgeneral's steps, specifically #6 as I get error messages such as:

    Unexpected token '$(' in expression or statement OR
    Unexpected token '\AppManifest.xml"

    Please explain with an example how to complete the following:

    Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}"

    I spent hours over the weekend. I know I am missing something. I upgraded to Windows 10 Home from Windows 8.1
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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