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apps won't open

  1. #1


    Posts : 30
    windows 8

    apps won't open


    My computer is new with Windows 8 x64

    My problem is with the default apps on the start page. Most of the apps will open when I click on them, but some will not meaning they open and close right away. For example an app called photos and one called calendar won't open. If I right click on the app a check mark appears in the upper corner and at the bottom I have the option to unpin, uninstall or make smaller but no option to run as administrator. Is this my problem, and if so how do I correct it so it can run as administrator and if not how do I open them?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello bha, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if using the tutorial below to run the "Windows Store Apps" troubleshooter may be able to help.

    Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8


    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    what changes have you made to your PC since you purchased it? did you update the drivers?

    drivers have been known to break a number of the Windows Store apps. same with some antivirus/firewall programs.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 30
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello bha, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if using the tutorial below to run the "Windows Store Apps" troubleshooter may be able to help.

    Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8


    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
    Thanks I think that fixed it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news bha. Glad we could help.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 30
    windows 8


    I was wrong, Photos is fixed but calendar still won't open and thoughts on how to open calendar?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    You might see if running the troubleshooter again may be able to further help.

    If you have a 3rd party AV or firewall program installed, then you might do a test by temporarily disabling them to see if the app will run afterwards.

    If not, then you may need to refresh Windows 8 to fix it.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 30
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    If you have a 3rd party AV or firewall program installed, then you might do a test by temporarily disabling them to see if the app will run afterwards.
    .
    That might have done it, I turned off kaspersky loaded the calendar app then rebooted kaspersky
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.

    For some reason, some of those 3rd party AV or firewall programs are having issues at first in Windows 8.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 30
    windows 8


    nope apps still don't work all the time.
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