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Metro Apps Won't Open

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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Metro Apps Won't Open


    I upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 8 and it worked fine for a few hours and after the first automatic update the metro apps wouldn't work anymore.I just click them and they flash and don't open anything. People suggested doing PC refresh and this solved the problem but I lost all my programs and driver software so I decided to do a clean factory reset because reinstalling all those programs manually would have taken days. I reinstalled windows 8 after doing a clean factory reset and the same thing has happened. It worked fine for a few hours and I had to restart my computer for a automatic update and the metro apps wouldn't open anymore. I'm assuming its something to do with the automatic updates but I'm really not sure. Any help would be appreciated

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    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    I am having the same exact problem
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I tried removing all the apps and reinstalling them and the installation for all of them fails. It gives me "error code 0x8024001e"
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    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    I updated my avast anti-virus and then restarted the computer, now all my apps work, weird.
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    I have the same problem, not using AVAST. All stock apps open and close immediately.
    Can't redownload them because the store is giving me an error.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    I uninstalled Kaspersky and reinstalled. Now everything works. Some of the other antivirus programs may cause the same behavior if you did an upgrade install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver0066 View Post
    I uninstalled Kaspersky and reinstalled. Now everything works. Some of the other antivirus programs may cause the same behavior if you did an upgrade install.
    Only way to fix this problem for me was to create a new username and delete the old one. Not really a solution per se, but necessary for me at this point.
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