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Start screen apps not working

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    i3

    Start screen apps not working


    i have recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8, the start screen apps/buttons are not working, they have never worked, when i click on one it just pops up for 1 second and comes back out, it refuses to load them, i have looked online and tried editing my resolution or whatever people have said to do, but none of it seems to work, what do i do?

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  2. #2


    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    There are some things to check initially - UAC must be enabled, the Windows Firewall Service must be running, and you must not be logged on with the built-in Administrator account. You want to make sure all of the above is set before doing any other tshooting.
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    i3


    i have no idea how to see if they are enabled, what do you click on?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1
    Win 8 Pro


    When I first upgraded this happened to me.
    Updated Windows 7
    Did not sign in with a microsoft account.
    Opened apps and they instantly closed.

    Did a clean install and all worked as they should.
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