Windows 10: Windows Store doesn't work with other user accounts


  1. Posts : 806
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       14 Sep 2015 #1

    Windows Store doesn't work with other user accounts


    Greetings everyone:

    I'm running Windows 10 Home RTM 10240. I originally upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium on August 11, 2015 but because my Start Menu and Windows Store stopped working a few days ago, I had to do a in-place reinstall which fixed everything and all the apps including Windows Store and Start menu work on my only account on the system which is a Administrator account. However, when I create a new account, some of the apps don't work and usually, they can be fixed with downloading from Windows Store but unfortunately, Windows Store doesn't open in the newly created accounts, I have already tried the following:

    I also found that apps reinstalled using in Administrative Powershell:
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}
    will work as a app but the live tiles will not work and grey out even though it will open the app while
    reinstalling the apps individually in Administrator Powershell using the package names in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps will install the app completely and Live tiles will work, seems like the previous method is only partially installing each app using the Movies & TV App as a example:

    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.ZuneVideo_3.6.12711.0_x64__8we kyb3d8bbwe\Appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentModeFiles

    It appears that many sites are referencing C:\Windows\WinStore as the Windows Store app installation directory except it doesn't exist on my system as Windows Store is actually in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.8.25.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    It seems the above will only fix the apps on my original account but not on the other user accounts on the system. Any ideas how to fix this?
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  2. Posts : 806
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Thread Starter
       14 Sep 2015 #2

    After some playing around, it appears that I can go to each account and run a Powershell (non-admin) and then do:
    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\<packagename>\Appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentModeFiles

    and it will install the app and it'll work.

    Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode} doesn't work as it seems like the apps are not fully installed since some of the apps won't open and some work but the live tiles don't work, not sure is it because it's also installing C:\Windows\SystemApps as well or not as when using this command, it will always say about 45 activities are not shown.

    In any case, is there anyway to create a new user account and have all the default apps installed as what seems to happen now is that the start menu programs will show the apps but it's not installed for the user as clicking will do nothing while some of the default apps are actually installed for the user, for example, Windows DVD Player, Calculator and Candy Crush Saga are all installed and working.
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