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No function of "Change PC Settings" on charms bar in Win 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    No function of "Change PC Settings" on charms bar in Win 8


    I am looking to make some adjustments to my system and have been advised to use the "Change PC Settings" button on the charms bar. I do not have touch screen so all my taps are with a mouse. When I open the gear icon on the charms bar all is ok and all choices are shown. The only one that doesnt work is "Change PC Settings". When I click on it nothing happens except a small jump of the screen. Please help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tommy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if re-registering the Store may be able to help to allow PC settings to open afterwards when you click on "Change PC settings".

    Store - Re-register in Windows 8 and 8.1

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    No luck, but thanks Shawn
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Are you having any problems opening modern apps on your Start screen?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Just my 2cents - so to speak
    I have found that "Change PC Settings" often times gets repaired by Scannow.

    Command Prompt > Admin > sfc /scannow

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    scan now


    Tnanx for the reply...I tried your cmd but I get a response:
    You must be and administrator running a console sessions in order to use the sfc utility

    I am the administrator and the only one on theis computer
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    I am trying to reply to "Brink". Yes I am having problems opening other aps on the start screen. IT SEEMS IT DOESNT OPEN and windows installed aps, just my operqting pgms
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, go through the list of troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below to see if they may be able to help.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    ALL didn't work. Reinstalled windows 8 now all is well. I'm staying away from 8.1 for now. THANK FOR ALL WHO HELPED
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry you had to reinstall.
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No function of "Change PC Settings" on charms bar in Win 8
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