Can't seem to start Windows 10 calendar. (Home edition version 1607) Solved

  1.    20 Sep 2016 #1

    Can't seem to start Windows 10 calendar. (Home edition version 1607)

    This is the first time I am trying to use the Calendar since I bought this laptop 6 months ago.
    I never logged on to the MS store.
    The Calendar app came pre-loaded on my pc when I purchased it from Best Buy.

    Windows 10 home premium.
    Version 1607 (after the latest updates from MS.)
    I log on with a local account.

    I "left click" on "time of day" in the lower right corner of my screen and I get a pop up calendar.
    (So, I'm thinking, "this is good.")
    But when I click on the "+" symbol to add an event, the Calendar app tries to start, but then simply disappears.

    The same thing happens if I click on the "Start" button and then scroll to "Calendar" and click on it.
    It tries to start (A blue Calendar screen appears for a moment) but then disappears.


    I did an Internet search and a bunch of folks describe what sounds like a similar issue.
    The good folks seem to recommend different fixes.
    And some folks say they have not been able to fix the issue.

    Couple of questions, if I might ..............
    Do I need to be signed into Windows 10 with a MS account in order to run Calendar ?
    (I'll bet the answer is no. But I "have" read a couple of "How to use the Calendar app" documents where it says you DO need to use an MS account.)

    Has anyone experienced the above issue ?
    And if so, has anyone managed to fix it ?
    Or does anyone have some advice ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    21 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, I've just tried this with a local user which I created for this.

    Initially Calendar prompts for an account, so I filled in details of one of my email accounts.
    I launched Calendar, and could add an event.

    So, in my experience, no, you don't to be signed into Windows 10 with a MS account in order to run Calendar.

    I could suggest you try re-registering it (see the Tutorial section for example), but as I avoid the universal apps I can't offer a specific idea at this point. I do use a calendar, but it's a 3rd party freeware program.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    21 Sep 2016 #3

    I thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    21 Sep 2016 #4

    Just in case you didn't find the tutorial, here it is:
    Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    More drastically, you can uninstall it and reinstall it - but it seems Mail and Calendar are combined in some way, so this could be inconvenient:
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    22 Sep 2016 #5

    Okay then.
    Things seem to be working now.
    Regardless of if my account is an Administrator or standard user.
    An regardless of if the accounts are local or Microsoft. (I tested everything)

    How ?
    I pasted the following in my browser:
    And then followed the instructions.
    It was step 8, that seems to have fixed it for me.
    It wasn't working after step 7 (I know. Cuz I tested it.)
    It was step 8.
    And for all I know, I could have skipped directly to step 8 and the Calendar would have started working.
    Oh well.

    I believe I found the above (, somewhere on "this" site.

    Prior to the above, I did almost everything that people and articles suggested.
    Including the MS trouble shooter for windows apps tool, and the power shell commands for uninstalling and then reinstalling the apps.
    Nothing worked for me until I followed the above.

    Thanks for the kindness and all the suggestions.

    So, the bottom line is ...........
    Things are working now.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    23 Sep 2016 #6

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      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    23 Sep 2016 #7

    Done ! (After reading your reply and before responding.)

    I thank you for your, very sound, advice.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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