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Can open Store, but can`t any other app

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1

    Can open Store, but can`t any other app


    Hello, recently I fixed the problem that was endless loading of Win Store.. I found the solution on internet, but cant fix opening any other app(mail, calendar, skype etc...). Tryed some things but no..

    Anyone got this or knows how to solve??

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello wrigduo,

    If you like, you might see if the options listed in the tutorial below may be able to help your apps to work properly.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1


    Yeah, I allready done some of these things, and still didnt work. I think I will refresh my windows, that will defineatly work.... I got only one question, will that erase my programs like AutoCAD, Tuneup, some drivers etc..?? I am ok if that erase apps, I got only a few of them which I use, but I am scared for programs and drivers...
    thanks!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, a refresh will remove all desktop programs, but not any installed modern Store apps. Usually only drivers having issues get removed, but there's a chance that a few may.

    Refresh Windows 8


    Which Settings will be Preserved

    • All user accounts.
    • Files in all users' C:\Users\(user-name) folders. (ex: Desktop, My Documents, My Music, etc...)
    • Wireless network connections
    • Apps from the Windows Store will be kept.
    • Mobile broadband connections
    • BitLocker and BitLocker To Go settings
    • Drive letter assignments
    • Personalization settings such as lock screen background and desktop wallpaper
    • Choices you made during Windows Welcome, such as computer name and user accounts, will not change.
    • Network, Libraries, and Windows Update settings will not change.
    • Customer Experience Improvement Program settings will not change.
    • Windows Error Reporting settings will not change.
    • Some drivers may or may not be removed.


    Which Settings will be NOT be Preserved
    • File type associations
    • Display settings
    • User settings
    • Windows Firewall settings
    • App settings
    • All installed 3rd party desktop programs (not Store apps). A list of removed apps will be saved on your desktop after the refresh is finished to let you know which programs were removed.
    • You PC settings will be changed back to their defaults.
    • Installed Windows Updates will be removed.
    • Some drivers may or may not be removed.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1


    Oh my..... I feel like a stone is on my heart, finally my laptop is set like a champ, and now I have to do this. Dont want to do that, but I have to.. I will be procrastinate for a few days, and do that after...
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