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Sometimes you can't hit tiles and windows key won't work

  1. #11


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Ryan,

    You might see if these troubleshooting steps below may help. I'm leaning towards step 16 with Morphological Filtering may be the issue since you have AMD graphics and this is happening after a clean install.

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

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    When you did the reinstall did you do the factory recovery or clean install?
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  3. #13


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ryan,

    You might see if these troubleshooting steps below may help. I'm leaning towards step 16 with Morphological Filtering may be the issue since you have AMD graphics and this is happening after a clean install.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    When you did the reinstall did you do the factory recovery or clean install?
    A clean CD install.
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  4. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Ryan,

    In that case, go ahead and go through the other troubleshooting steps for now just to make sure one isn't a cause.
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  5. #15


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ryan,

    In that case, go ahead and go through the other troubleshooting steps for now just to make sure one isn't a cause.
    I've turned off UAC, I'm going to turn it on to the first notch up on the bottom.
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  6. #16


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Rymax99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ryan,

    In that case, go ahead and go through the other troubleshooting steps for now just to make sure one isn't a cause.
    I've turned off UAC, I'm going to turn it on to the first notch up on the bottom.
    After a computer restart with UAC, I haven't had the problem YET. But I can't judge on trying to force it in the first few minutes of my computer being on, I'll keep this updated once I see if this fixes it.
    Thanks, Brink
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  7. #17


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    Yeah, if you disabled UAC, then that would be the cause. When you disable UAC, that basically has explorer running elevated, and Store apps are hard coded to not able to run in an elevated environment for security reasons.
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  8. #18


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sadly enough, this is still occuring.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry to hear that.

    If you haven't already, then go through all the other troubleshooting steps, and double check UAC again.
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  10. #20


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    When this happens, I just noticed I can hit alt and it works again. Any suggestions?
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