I'm trying to update my current genuine Windows 8.1 home to Windows 10. Unfortunately it fails no matter what method I use. I've tried everything. I think it's due to the fact that my windows apps are broken. Same goes for windows store and pc settings. Upon clicking any of the above I get an icon in the taskbar but clicking on it does not reveal any window. Also live update for the tiles associated with apps does not work.
I've tried already :
1. Automatic repair of windows store and apps with a dedicated microsoft app. Output : "Can't find ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches"
2. Using automatic registry repair tool called Wise Registry cleaner. Rebooted, nothing changed.
3. Ran 'regedit' and tried to access HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Packages
Unfortunately, folders 'Repository' and 'Packages' did not exist. Author of the troubleshooting guide available here [FIX] Error "ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches" While Resetting App Cache In Windows 8, 8.1 encouraged readers in comments to create these directories if they don't exist. I did so and established the proper permissions.
4. Accessed command prompt as administrator and typed the following chunk of code :
. Output was :
powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml" and got the following err
I ran out of ideas. Frustration caused by few full days off on this darn update and troubleshooting have made me lose precious time that I could have spent in a more creative way. Can anyone suggest anything that will help me get rid of this problem ? Thanks
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C:\Windows\system32>Powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml
Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFE, Repozytorium pakietu jest uszkodzone.
error -528: Windows cannot process a deployment operation because the package repository database encountered an ESENT error. Use the Reset Your PC feature to recover your PC. See the Application event log for messages with ESENT as the event source for more details.
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 0f5978cf-cb9e-0003-9f79-590f9ecbd001 in the Event Log or use the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 0f5978cf-cb9e-0003-9f79-590f9ecbd001
At line:1 char:1
+ Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxM ...
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (C:\Windows\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Exception
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand