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Can't open PC Settings

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    Can't open PC Settings


    Can't open PC Settings and others from the Start Screen.
    Help and Tips, Reading Lists, Food and Drink, Health and Fitness, One Note and Skype all have a black "x" and say "This app can't be opened" when clicked.

    "Store" and "PC Settings also have a black "x" but "flash" and disappear when clicked.

    I can't do a refresh.
    System Restore did not fix.

    I tried "every" fix in this Forum:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...w8itprogeneral

    and found the same ones in our Forum.
    Attached is a copy of the Power Shell attempt. It appears to be much of the same.
    I've noticed the various fixes have worked for some nut not on this machine,

    The PC is a fairly new HP p2-1334 that came with Windows 8.
    The owner tells me this started when he did the 8.1 upgrade.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gustavo,

    You might see if going through the items in the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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