Windows 10: Can't open settings.

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  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Can't open settings.


    So I did the Windows 10 upgrade (WOOHOO!) Everything went smoothly during the install. As I was checking out the start menu I clicked on the little Settings cog in the lower left. All that happens when I do this is a super quick flash of what I assume is the settings window. Its there and then its gone. I also tried right clicking on my name and picture and the top and hitting change account settings. Same thing happens. Anyone have any clue whats going on here?

    Maybe related: Many of my programs wont set as default, such as chrome and a few games want me to allow permissions EVERY time I open them.

    Please help! Thank you.
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2

    I'm having the exact same issue. It opens a blank "Settings" folder and automatically closes 2 seconds later. It has to be a bug. With all of the Fanfare that Microsoft was putting out about how it's Windows 10 is "the best operating system ever made" you wonder how this huge bug made it past beta testing. Did not one single person try to change their account settings? lol
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    Same issue, cannot open settings


    biffmofo said: View Post
    So I did the Windows 10 upgrade (WOOHOO!) Everything went smoothly during the install. As I was checking out the start menu I clicked on the little Settings cog in the lower left. All that happens when I do this is a super quick flash of what I assume is the settings window. Its there and then its gone. I also tried right clicking on my name and picture and the top and hitting change account settings. Same thing happens. Anyone have any clue whats going on here?

    Maybe related: Many of my programs wont set as default, such as chrome and a few games want me to allow permissions EVERY time I open them.

    Please help! Thank you.
    I have the exact same problem. I cannot open the settings menu, every time I click on the settings it flashes open then closes.
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4

    Same issue, hope someone can help me fix it.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5

    I found that Microsoft came out with a troubleshoot shoot and fix here is the link http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e04c55f?page=1 hope this helps out
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  6.    01 Aug 2015 #6

    firenate said: View Post
    I found that Microsoft came out with a troubleshoot shoot and fix here is the link http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e04c55f?page=1 hope this helps out
    Excellent, easy fix! Thanks a lot!
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  7.    01 Aug 2015 #7

    Worked!!


    firenate said: View Post
    I found that Microsoft came out with a troubleshoot shoot and fix here is the link http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e04c55f?page=1 hope this helps out

    Thanks!! Worked and it was extremely simple!!
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  8.    15 Aug 2015 #8

    Did not fix mine. No search capabilities either. Also Cortana errors in Event Log.
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  9.    15 Aug 2015 #9

    System Restore was best option. A couple proggies to re-install but nothing major.
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  10.    08 Jan 2016 #10

    For those, like me, that could not use the posted solution. Try searching for and downloading the full/manual install for KB3081424 from Microsoft (about 150 MB). It fixed the issue for me.
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