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My Windows 8.1 apps won't start from the Start menu

  1. #11

    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Follow this tutorial.. Refresh Windows 8

    A Refresh is the best way to solve an issue such as this.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 pro

    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    Press + X > Select Command Prompt (Admin)

    Type each command, press enter after each one.

    net stop wuauserv
    rename c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old
    net start wuauserv

    Restart the computer, Try again.
    I try to run the second command and before I press start, it says "access denied"
    P.S. I have all of the permissions on now I didn't before I had this problem which came after my hard drive suddenly developed some random boot errors (which I cleaned up by plugging it into my desktop and defragmenting and repairing).
    P.P.S, it won't let me update either.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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