Windows 10: Modern Windows apps broken. Solved

  1.    18 Dec 2015 #1

    Modern Windows apps broken.

    It all started when I tried to use the calculator. I pressed the calculator key on my keyboard but the calculator app didn't open. It just flashed on the screen. I tried again but no luck.
    I googled and found this. I re-registered the apps and reboot my computer.
    Calculator didn't work nor did any other apps. I also discovered that all apps had strange names. For example store is something like:
    @{Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015... etc.
    I tried re-registering and rebooting again. Trying to open calculator with keyboard gives an error. My OS is not in English but I try to translate it. "You need a new application to open link type calculator."

    Is there anything I can do but a clean install of Windows?
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  2.    18 Dec 2015 #2

    I find when there is a pending update to the modern windows apps they won't work correctly. Then navigate to store and generally can see an update waiting. It then updates and seems to work fine. I've had it before where photos or calculator flash on screen and then disappear. I then see the updates are lurking. So basically a looming update seems to break functionality until you actually go and update.
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  3.    18 Dec 2015 #3

    I have seen this mentioned a few times that re registering apps on the latest build breaks them

    Looking at your example, it looks like the store is broken also (I assume you cannot get into the store)

    Unless someone knows a better way, a repair install might be the only way to get things running
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    18 Dec 2015 #4

    Repair install worked. Thank you!
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  5.    18 Dec 2015 #5

    Good to hear that worked

    Thanks for letting us know :)
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