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Windows 8.1 Pro some apps won't work.

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows 8.1 Pro some apps won't work.


    Hello! Since some time some Metro apps refuse to work, and they do so in interesting ways...
    Some apps work fine thought they don't appear to have internet (no connection error), but I receive notifications (e.g. e-mail) from them.
    Other apps open for a split second then close and return me to the Start screen.
    And the store is the best of all! It says "We weren't able to connect to the store." and gives me the error code: 0x80072ee7. The try again or back button don't do anything...

    I tried sfc /scannow and dism, the apps, store and account troubleshooters and disconnecting and reconnecting the Microsoft account. WSReset didn't solve anything, and I re registered all the apps. Unfortunately I have no backup before the event. I also checked the registry and files and folders permissions. They're all good except for one registry entry. "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Drivers" doesn't exist...
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    Other than that, in the past I had a similar problem but it fixed itself over time. That one was caused by me trying to move the windows store apps folder...

    If there is any other info required (logs, etc.), tell me (and how to get it aswell ).

    Thanks alot!

    Edit: I want to add that live tiles also work... Example: The weather app tile updates, but upon entering the app, an not connected error appears.
    Last edited by VintilaMMM; 14 Dec 2014 at 08:28.

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    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Vintila, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    For now, see if going through all of the listed items in the tutorial below may be able to help fix the affected apps.

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


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have tried everything BUT refresh. Nothing changed anything. I really want to avoid refresh. I have a lot on my PC. I still hope there's another way...
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Windows 8.1 Pro some apps won't work.
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