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  1.    29 Aug 2017 #1

    Win10 apps stopped working

    This happened a few days ago, maybe a week, the Win10 native apps stopped working. The image viewing app doesn't work, Mail doesn't work, Calendar doesn't work... I haven't checked the others yet, but I'm sure the answer is it don't work.

    "There is a problem with mail. Please contact your administrator about repairing or reinstalling it"

    When I click on start the Mail and Calendar icons have a little white exclamation mark in a circle in the lower right corner.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       29 Aug 2017 #2

    Hi Alfred001

    First I would create a restore point and I recommend making an Image with a product like Macrium Reflect.

    Always want a plan B.

    This tutorial Reinstalls and Re-Registers all built in Apps

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10

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  3.    01 Sep 2017 #3

    It tells me I can't do that on account of Firewall is not running. I'm now trying to get started the service Base Filtering Engine (which I need to start in order to start Windows Firewall, because BFE is a dependancy for the Firewall), and it tells me Error 5: Access is Denied
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  4. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       01 Sep 2017 #4

    Indeed, store apps require Windows Firewall service. BFE is dependent on network services, try this:
    reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BFE" /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MpsSvc" /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinHttpAutoProxySvc" /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
    sc config Dhcp start= auto
    sc config NlaSvc start= auto
    sc config nsi start= auto
    sc config Wcmsvc start= auto
    sc config Winmgmt start= auto
    sc config NcbService start= demand
    sc config Netman start= demand
    sc config netprofm start= demand
    sc config WlanSvc start= auto
    sc config WwanSvc start= demand

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  5.    03 Sep 2017 #5

    I type that into command prompt? What does all that stuff do?
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  6. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       03 Sep 2017 #6

    Alfred001 said: View Post
    I type that into command prompt? What does all that stuff do?
    Yes run CMD as admin. It will reset network services to default.
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  7.    05 Sep 2017 #7

    I did it, but no change.

    I still get the Error 5: Access is Denied when I try to manually start Base Filtering Engine
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  8. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       05 Sep 2017 #8

    I might suggest you perform the in place repair / upgrade.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    Backup your personal data and I would further recommend creating an Image with a tool like Macrium Reflect. The process is not supposed to be harmful but you want a Plan B.
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  9.    17 Sep 2017 #9

    I'm trying to perform the repair/upgrade and the Media Creation Tool keeps getting stuck at 0% when it gets to "Downloading Windows 10." That's whether I tell it to upgrade this PC to windows or to create install media.

    Anyone know why?
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  10. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       17 Sep 2017 #10

    You can download ISO directly from TechBench by WZT

    Windows (Final) - 1703 - Pro + Home - your language - 32bit or 64-bit.

    Afterwards you can use Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
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