1.    14 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 build 10586

    WIndows 10 apps no longer function


    Hi,

    My Windows 10 apps no longer work on this account:
    - They do on other accounts on the same machine
    - The desktop apps launch without problem from the Windows 10 Start Menu

    Example: calculator, Wikipedia, NetworkSpeedTest.

    I already tried to reset the Windows 10 apps using the Powershell command, to no avail (log off - log on).

    Please help
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  2.    14 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,133
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, do you have any useful system restore points?

    Or a System Image? Or a disk image? - really essential things to protect your PC and your sanity.

    I'd suggest an in-place upgrade repair install, but I doubt that would fix a single account issue.
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  3.    14 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 build 10586
    Thread Starter

    Backups available but no system image.

    Is it really that bad?
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  4.    14 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,893
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by vinnie2k View Post
    Hi,

    My Windows 10 apps no longer work on this account:
    - They do on other accounts on the same machine
    Usually that indicates the user account in question is corrupted.
    My recommendation is to create another user account with exactly the same privileges as this one > logon to it and see if everything runs correctly.
    Use this new account for a few days.
    If no issues, then go back to the "corrupt" account > back up what you want to keep > delete the account.
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  5.    14 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 build 10586
    Thread Starter

    I feared that :-)

    OK, I'll try. But how do I go around the fact that I use a Windows Live account to login? Do I simply associate the Live account with the new account?
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  6.    14 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,893
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by vinnie2k View Post
    I feared that :-)

    OK, I'll try. But how do I go around the fact that I use a Windows Live account to login? Do I simply associate the Live account with the new account?
    If you login to your live account, can you then create another account ?
    If yes, do so.

    Settings > Accounts > Family & other users > Add a family member .............
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