Windows 10: WIndows 10 apps no longer function


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

    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

    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. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 build 10586
    Thread Starter
       14 Apr 2016 #3

    Backups available but no system image.

    Is it really that bad?
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  4. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,227
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       14 Apr 2016 #4

    vinnie2k said: 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. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 build 10586
    Thread Starter
       14 Apr 2016 #5

    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. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,227
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       14 Apr 2016 #6

    vinnie2k said: 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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