Microsoft Applications Not Working

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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Microsoft Applications Not Working

    Hello and thanks in advance for taking the time to look at this.

    For the past few months none of my Microsoft applications have worked. They are grayed out and will not launch, including the Windows Store. I have tried repairing them under "add and remove programs", running commands such as SFXScannow (if I remember correctly) and many, many other Run and Command lines from articles online with similar issues. I also used the MediaCreationTool, on a separate computer, to create a USB to run a Repair. I was hoping to keep my saved games, screenshots, and so on. Most recently I launched "add and remove programs" and noticed that all of my Microsoft applications have an @ in front of them. I have attached a couple of screenshots.

    I have been using my gaming PC less over the last year so I am unsure which Windows Update I think caused my issue and I have probably made the issue worse by trying to fix it myself and google.

    Thanks again for any help.

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  2. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro

    try DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:repairSource\install.wim
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the response. I just ran all 3 and don't see an issue. I'm posting the results.

    I also just remembered that I cannot activate my Windows Defender or Firewall. I've attached a screenshot of that as well.Microsoft Applications Not Working-dism-results.png

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  4. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro

    mome of your dism commands were the same as this

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:repairSource\install.wim
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  5. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro

    Try running an in place upgrade or I'd bite the bullet and do a format c: and start anew
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I ran all of the scans and reset. I also did an in place upgrade and the problem persists. I think I am going to have to reinstall. I've posted the results in this buttttt I don't think it's looking good for me. Haha. Thanks for trying to help.
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  8. NMI
    Posts : 982
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2
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  9. Posts : 11,672
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776

    For your original problem, run the appropriate troubleshooter
    Settings, Update, Troubleshoot, Windows store apps

    For your WD problem
    - Have you ever used something other than WD on this computer?
    - If so, did you use its specialist uninstall utility / removal tool [issued by its maker]?

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  10. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hey everyone, Thanks again for taking time to shoot ideas my way. I have done all things listed, so last night I went ahead and backed up a few files and did a clean install of windows. That did fix my issue and I was able to keep everything important on my other drives. Thanks again for taking time to help!
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