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Can't open 'Change PC settings'

  1. #1


    Posts : 51
    8.1 pro

    Can't open 'Change PC settings'


    Hello.
    I'm using windows 8.1 pro
    I installed more than 100 updates and after that I can't open 'Change pc settings' (right corner). When i click on change pc settings it minimize. It's very annoying and also search box (top right corner) doesn't work. Is it possible that updates crashed this pc settings? And please tell me how to fix this if you know. Btw i already tried sfc /scannow and i perform a clean boot. And I don't want to reinstall windows, because it installed it some weeks ago... Sorry for my bad english.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mitja, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help fix your PC Settings again.

    PC settings - Fix and Restore in Windows 8.1
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  3. #3


    Posts : 51
    8.1 pro


    I tried all this steps without success I still have the same problem. Any other ideas?
    Admin thanks anyway for reply and thanks because you tried to help me.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, have you already gone through all the steps below?

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 51
    8.1 pro


    Yeah i tried everything, buy this are mostly for apps, my apps works, only pc settings don't. I don't know what to do.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Does PC settings work properly in another user account on your PC?

    If so, then you might see if switching from a Microsoft account to a local account and back may toggle it to work afterwards.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
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  7. #7


    Posts : 51
    8.1 pro


    How can i test if problem is the same in other account? I can't access PC settings, this means i can't click on 'Make changes to my account in PC settings' I can't swich account ...
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you have another account on the PC, you could switch to it to test if PC settings will open in that account.

    Otherwise, you may need to Refresh Windows 8.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 51
    8.1 pro


    I reinstalled windows, now i don't have this problem anymore. Thank you Brink for hlep
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. Sorry you had to reinstall though.
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