Quick Actions in Actions Center are always disabled

  1. Posts : 2
    win 10 pro

    Quick Actions in Actions Center are always disabled

    since a couple of days i'm struggling with the following issue - all of my quick actions in the actions center are disabled. I cannot click on them. Also actions center doesn't react to what I have checked in 'Actions and Notifications' settings. The list is constant, no matter what i check or uncheck in the settings.

    Also clicking on the WIFI icon in the task bar does nothing. Wifi menu on Desktop doesn't show up preventing me from switching networks (it works on locked screen though).

    I've tried 'sfc /scannow' but it didn't find any problems.

    Being so frustrated I almost ended up reinstalling my system, but I figured out that it might be sensible to leave the trace of this issue (couldn't find anything on the web).

    Thanks in advance
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 34,201
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hi, I found this..although the symptoms aren't the same, it might help- certainly relevant.
    [FIX] Action Center Not Working In Windows 10

    Also check that the Action Centre has not been disabled (don't know how it would be affected by doing so).
    Action Center - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
    There are several links towards the end of that that may also be useful.

    - an in-place upgrade repair install keeps all programs, data and most settings.
    Would be preferable to a reinstall. It effectively gives you a new copy of Windows 10.

    We strongly recommend the routine use of disk imaging which enables you to quickly restore your PC, disk or partition to a previous woring state without technical help. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + external disk for image storage + its boot disk.
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  3. Posts : 2
    win 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    thanks for your proposal. I've tried both solutions in your link but none of them worked. Another hint I can provide is that after creating a new account it's quick action list in action center is empty even though in settings most of them are turned on.

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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 34,201
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Do you have a restore point or a system or disk image you can restore?

    Otherwise I'd suggest an in-place upgrade repair install.
    Precede it with this in case sthg has happened to your file system:

    From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
    Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

    For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed, and x64 if you have a 64 bits OS, else x86 (32 bits).

    Before you perform the following major repair procedure, do create a disk image (see below).

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Installation & Upgrade Tutorials
    - this includes a link from which you can obtain a Windows 10 iso file (" download a Windows 10 ISO"), or create a Win 10 bootable medium.

    I would recommend creating the bootable medium, as this can be used
    - for any future in-place upgrade repair install
    - to boot from and use its recovery options should Windows become unbootable.
    - to clean install Windows

    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - However: if you have installed some on a 2nd drive, these must be uninstalled or reinstalled on C: - else you will get an error message that you can not keep my apps because they arein an unsupported directory.
    - no personal data should be affected
    - you will lose any custom fonts
    - you will lose any customised system icons
    - you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
    - you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
    - Windows.old will be created
    - system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
    - you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)
    - inactive title bar colouring (if used) will be reset to default
    - if Qttabbar is installed, you need to re-enable it in explorer (Options, check Qttabbar)
    This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, and as updates are mostly cumulative, there will be few to do.

    Please consider using disk imaging regularly. It's a brilliant way to
    - preserve your system (and your sanity)
    - back up your data
    - restore your system to a previously working state in a relatively short time

    Recommended: Macrium Reflect (free/commercial) + boot disk/device + large enough external storage medium.
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