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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 10, Start Menu, Search or any microsoft apps doesn't work...


    So the 29th of July i went ahead and installed the Windows 10 update. It installed correctly and ran smooth without any problems for a few hours. Suddenly i realized that my Start Menu button didn't open the start menu when i clicked it. Neither did the search button.

    I didn't really think about it much and continued gaming with one of my friends. Later that night i tried to restart my pc to see if that fixed any of my issues. Unfortunately nothing was fixed.

    Now i can't open any microsoft apps (other than the Health and training app through the Task Manager and then the apps tab). Theres no way to access the settings or Windows Update so im stuck with just using non-microsoft apps if i can find them that is under my HDD.

    (Edit) I can't rightclick anything in the taskbar or manage my internet connection.

    Any help to fix this is highly appriciated.

    Methods i have tried found around the internet:

    Using the
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} command in Windows PowerShell as admin.

    Running this troubleshooter from this link

    Neither of them fixed anything.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Win 7

    Similar problem only I could not get Windows installed apps to open properly. I have a Lenovo G560 with a Dynadock plugged into a USB port and two additional monitors connected to the laptop (one directly and one through the Dynadock. In anticipation of installing Win 10, I upgrade my RAM and replaced my hdd with an SSD drive. I am upgrading from Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium. I did the upgrade and not a clean install. The upgrade seemed to go just fine. The first thing I noticed was and Notices icon so I clicked on it and some notices appeared. I tried to click on those but as soon as I moved the mouse off of the notices icon the list disappeared. The same thing happened when I went to Start. I rebooted the computer and the above problems went away. So I began exploring around the Start Menu. I got cortana to recognize Hey Cortana and she even told me a joke. When I asked her to play Rock Paper Scissors, she started having problems. Again I rebooted, and she could tell a joke but no RPS. Then I asked her to open MS Edge but that did not work. Tried myself by clicking on the E icon and I got an error message saying it could not find Internet Explorer.exe. Went to Start Menu and tried to start Edge. It looked like it was going to but nothing appeared. I went to Task Manager and there it was running so I ended the process and tried again. No joy. Again reboot. First thing was to open Edge from Start Menu. That worked-- it opened. Tried to go to settings in the Start Menu but it acted like Edge above. It was running in Task Manager but not visible to me. Chrome, Lync, Word, Outlook, all worked. Cortana worked but when I tried other apps like Calculator, they did not work. My keyboard has a calculator launch button and that did not work either. I did notice that the apps that appeared not to work actually were running but closing them in Task Manager did not help. I could get the app to work if I rebooted and clicked on the app first before anything else. After about 2 hours of rebooting only to not have apps work and not really able to see what Win 10 could do, I restored Windows 7.
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Yeah im kinda stuck with just the desktop and folders to find my programs. Unfortunately i can't access the setting so no rollback to Windows 8.1 for me
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4
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    Win 7

    Quote Originally Posted by ssx705 View Post
    Yeah im kinda stuck with just the desktop and folders to find my programs. Unfortunately i can't access the setting so no rollback to Windows 8.1 for me
    I read somewhere about using a Super Shell script to fix some type of registration access that might help with some of the apps. Unfortunately, I read it about 2 AM so I don't remember where I found it. It worked for some but not others.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by jbradly View Post
    I read somewhere about using a Super Shell script to fix some type of registration access that might help with some of the apps. Unfortunately, I read it about 2 AM so I don't remember where I found it. It worked for some but not others.
    Yeah thats the command i left in the buttom of the original thread.
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  6.    01 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Win 7

    If you find any information that will fix this, let me know.
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  7.    01 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Florida
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Same here


    I've found switching to another desktop, it'll work, until multiple apps are running, then stops on that desktop also. So, rebooting is only thing that get's it working again. (as usual)

    Hopefully next weeks updates will address these issues we all seem to be encountering.
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  8.    02 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    No stable solutions found yet...


    (EDIT: Non useful information)
    Last edited by ssx705; 02 Aug 2015 at 13:18. Reason: Solution doesn't help anymore
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  9.    02 Aug 2015 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Stil stuck with a nonfuncional Start Menu, Search, Settings (or any metro apps for that matter), Internet Connection in the taskbar and message tab or whatever its called in english.

    Any help will be highly appriciated.
    Last edited by ssx705; 02 Aug 2015 at 13:56.
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  10.    03 Aug 2015 #10
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by ssx705 View Post
    Stil stuck with a nonfuncional Start Menu, Search, Settings (or any metro apps for that matter), Internet Connection in the taskbar and message tab or whatever its called in english.

    Any help will be highly appriciated.
    Looks like i have found somewhat of an solution. In the Controlpanel there are some troubleshootings that seemed to fix it.
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