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    metro apps couldn't be maximized


    Windows 8 metro apps not opening... Hello to all!!
    I'm very frustrated. The windows 8 metro apps like Mail, People, Skype etc. except store are not opening. , when I open the metro apps, the apps opens but then the app just minimizes to the taskbar. When I try to maximize it, it minimizes again. The metro tiles are working fine and they update frequently, but the main app doesn't open. I have Windows 8.1 Update 1 which is freshly installed less than a month ago, there is no av on system, also no virus issue (regular update on demand scan is scheduled)
    Is there a shortcut to repair this problem?
    Here's a video that describes my problem.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Hagimostafa, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    For now, you might see if going through the listed items in the tutorial below may be able to help get your apps working properly again.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by hagimostafa View Post
    Windows 8 metro apps not opening... Hello to all!!
    I'm very frustrated. The windows 8 metro apps like Mail, People, Skype etc. except store are not opening. , when I open the metro apps, the apps opens but then the app just minimizes to the taskbar. When I try to maximize it, it minimizes again. The metro tiles are working fine and they update frequently, but the main app doesn't open. I have Windows 8.1 Update 1 which is freshly installed less than a month ago, there is no av on system, also no virus issue (regular update on demand scan is scheduled)
    Is there a shortcut to repair this problem?
    Here's a video that describes my problem.
    mean while i could open apps in my other user account! i tried closing all third party desktop apps, no luck, reseted store cache and ... several times.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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