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Most apps open but immediately return me to the START page

  1. #1


    Dubuque, IA
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Most apps open but immediately return me to the START page


    My computer came with 8.0. I upgraded to 8.1 because of issues with 8.0. When I click on most of the apps on the start page (store, weather, maps, calendar, etc.), the app briefly displays the green or blue or purple startup page and then flips me back to the start screen. If I move my cursor to the upper left corner I see that the app is there, but if I click on it I get flipped right back to the start screen. I have tried creating a new user and when I log in as the new user the apps work. I suppose I can go through the effort of setting up all of my older programs for the new user but it seems like a lot of work since it appears that I have to set each one up separately. Is there a fix for the apps in my original user or is there an easy way to "clone" all of the desktop applications I have set up on my original user configuration?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello dbjernin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, going through the listed troubleshooting items in the tutorial below may be able to help fix this for you.

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

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Dubuque, IA
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Have tried this


    I had found this thread. I tried the ones that worked but many don't. For example, I can't get the command prompt or command prompt (admin) to work. Since the store app doesn't work, I can't uninstall and reinstall apps. Lots of frustration with Windows 8! I got the new computer with win8 because I was sick of trying to work with Vista but Win8 seems worse than Vista if that is possible.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    What happens when you try to open a command prompt?
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  5. #5


    Dubuque, IA
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    command prompt


    Nothing happens, its as if I didn't click on the item. It works from the new user desktop.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you like, you might consider using the new account instead, then delete the old one once you copy over anything you don't want to lose first.
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  7. #7


    Dubuque, IA
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Thanks, I guess that's going to be my "simplest" solution
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Most apps open but immediately return me to the START page
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