Windows 10: Windows Apps not working, none of the fixes help

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  1.    04 May 2016 #1

    Windows Apps not working, none of the fixes help


    I have recently upgraded to Insider Builds of Windows 10, but after many errors I encountered with it I decided to roll back. I had an option to restore to the previous version of Windows in the settings app, and so I have done so. This rolled me back to pre-Insider normal Windows build, but my Windows Metro apps and Store would not open. By running the Calculator I'd see a black box pop-up and suddenly disappear.
    This wasn't so bad initially, until by someone internet advice I ran this in Poweshell:
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”
    Now none of the apps even attempt to open, and running the Calculator pops up a box asking which app to use to open the calculator with, and the only option available is the Windows Store, although it has no logo.
    If I select Windows Store and press OK, I get the following error message:
    Title: ms-windows-store:Assoc?protocol=calculator
    Contents: Windows cannot find 'ms-windows-store:Assoc?protocol=calculator'. Make sure you've typed the name correctly, then try again.

    After this I ran the .bat file from here:
    Store - Re-register in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    but it closes very quickly.
    To read the message I ran re-register_Store.bat from the elevated Cmd, and I got the following:
    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path 'C:\AppxManifest.xml' because it does not ex
    ist.
    At line:1 char:97
    + ... fest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manife ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\AppxManifest.xml:String) [Ad
    d-AppxPackage], ItemNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManag
    er.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

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  2.    04 May 2016 #2

    Reinstall from scratch.
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  3.    04 May 2016 #3

    flybynite said: View Post
    Reinstall from scratch.
    I've got about 1.5TB of applications installed on this system, that would take much longer to reinstall than to find some complex solution.
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  4.    04 May 2016 #4

    Margister said: View Post
    I've got about 1.5TB of applications installed on this system, that would take much longer to reinstall than to find some complex solution.
    I understand. You need to download the iso of whichever build you have. Mount it, and click on setup. It is an inplace reinstall. Sort of like upgrading to your same build.
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  5.    04 May 2016 #5

    flybynite said: View Post
    I understand. You need to download the iso of whichever build you have. Mount it, and click on setup. It is an inplace reinstall. Sort of like upgrading to your same build.
    Wouldn't that remove my applications?
    By the looks of things my WinStore folder is missing, but SFC did not fix it.
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  6.    04 May 2016 #6

    Margister said: View Post
    Wouldn't that remove my applications?
    Not if you choose to keep everything.
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  7.    04 May 2016 #7

    flybynite said: View Post
    Not if you choose to keep everything.
    Do you reckon that if I entered for Insider Builds again, I'd regain my Store?
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  8. Posts : 23,635
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       04 May 2016 #8

    Hello Margister,

    You could do a repair install to fix this without losing anything

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  9.    05 May 2016 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Margister,

    You could do a repair install to fix this without losing anything

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    Hey, I have taken the good ISO and ran the program, it said that 86% of it was done, and then it rebooted. I was prompted with the Updating Windows screen which reaches some percentage (19%?) but then the computer reset, stating 'Restoring your previous version of Windows' and after a reset I had a 'Scanning and repairing drive C:'. Now I am back to my Windows 10 with broken Windows Apps, and the Windows 10 installer thingy gave me this message:
    0x8007002C - 0x2000D
    The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during MIGRATE_DATA operation.
    Fyi, my Toshiba drive (3TB) is split into 2 drives (as my Explorer shows), drive C: which contains the Windows installation and is 61.4GB free out of 149GB, and my Data which is 1.38TB free out of 2.55TB.
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  10. Posts : 23,635
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       05 May 2016 #10

    Margister,

    If you like, try step 7 to do a repair install using the Media Creation Tool to see if it may work instead.
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