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Windows 8 apps on start screen don't work

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    Windows 8 apps on start screen don't work


    It's been at-least 5 months sense I've got my computer, never once have i used the app store! Every app that connects to the internet doesn't work! I've tried waiting forever, I've read other posts to see if it would help but i doesn't, i can't even create another profile all i have is administrator.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Alden, and welcome to Eight Forums

    You might see if using the troubleshooting steps listed in the tutorial below may be able to help get your Store (metro) apps working again.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    It didn't help
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Not even a refresh?
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    I'll loose everything if i do a refresh, i tried everything but that.
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    If you have Windows 8 installation media, then you could do a repair install without losing anything to try and fix this.
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    i don't understand my pc
    came with windows 8
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    That leaves us back to a refresh or reset then.
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    Oh crap... is there any possible way for me not to loose anything? i don't have anything with a bunch of space to hold my data
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    You will not lose any files that are in your C:\Users\(user-name) folders by doing a refresh. You will have to reinstall any desktop programs though.

    Refresh Windows 8
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