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All Metro Apps open Windows Store instead of app itself?

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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    All Metro Apps open Windows Store instead of app itself?


    Very strange behavior, would like to know how I can fix it.

    When I click any Metro application, either on Metro screen or Search > Apps, all I get is Windows Store. This started a few days ago, seemingly by itself (nothing new installed, no new updates, nothing). This very effectively makes all Metro application unusable.

    Sfc /scannow finds no faults.

    See the video; I'm trying to launch various Metro apps both from Metro desktop or Search > Apps. No matter what application I click, it does not start but instead opens Windows Store. At 00:06 on video you can see how when clicking alarm, the splash screen of Alarm flashes fast but goes then away and Windows Store opens.



    Kari

    P.S. If (when?) this will be resolved, I still would like to fix this small annoyance...

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    Have a look Here Kari.

    A Guy
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thanks, A Guy.
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    Curious, did it work? Everything is new, so...inquiring minds want to know

    A Guy

    Ooops, see it's marked as solved
    Last edited by A Guy; 26 Feb 2012 at 21:53. Reason: See marked as solved
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    I did not mark it solved?

    Works partly. Metro apps work on new user accounts, but not on my original account even after refresh.

    Kari
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    Ahhh, the link mentioned apps working on new accounts, and a possible corrupted account. A Guy
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    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
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    Have you tried to launch those programs directly from Hard disc? (and what is that program you have on your desktop?)
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    Have you tried to launch those programs directly from Hard disc? (and what is that program you have on your desktop?)
    No difference how I launch Metro apps, I always get the Store.

    What do you mean, which program on my desktop?

    Kari
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