I installed the latest version of Google Earth, (OS windows 8 pro). It opened once, but would not show the city as normal, the view was far too high. I closed GE and it would not open, either from the start screen or from the desktop icon. I uninstalled GE and did a system clean up with CCleaner. Downloaded GE again and still the same problem. I also ran the scannow and no faults. Windows defender found no problems either.

I suppose it could be the Google Earth server?

Any suggestions appreciated. Bing Maps no problems.