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

  1. #20


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Brink - any idea of how to effectively copy all of my programs, docs, settings, etc over to another user profile so I can delete my old one? I didn't see anything in the user profiles section of the forums.

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  2. #21


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Files (ex: docs) can just be copied over.

    If it's a Microsoft account, then your settings will be automatically synced when you create the new one if you had them synced now.
    The programs will still be installed, but you may need to create new shortcuts for them.
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  3. #22


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Tutorial updated to add option number 20.
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  4. #23


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Today, after having all kinds of permissions errors with my Temp folder that prevented Dropbox from running, I now can not load any Metro apps. They all start up by opening their splash screen and then immediately close.
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  5. #24


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dick,

    You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to undo and fix it for you.
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  6. #25


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    Add this fix:
    Check your network connection, if you have google DNS server try remove it or put your gateway IP. I had this before problem but after I remove google DNS server (8.8.8.8) and I changed it to my router IP it fix the problem and windows store started
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  7. #26


    I recently had a power outage from a storm and noticed a lot of things have changed on my computer. The biggest one is that my tiles aren't working, another problem is my file explorer won't stay in it's position, it keeps resetting to the middle of the screen after closing and re-opening it. I have done nearly everything here. I can't go back to a restore point because there is no point behind the date this error occurred, and I can't do a system refresh because it gives me an error afterwards. I have tried to uninstall and re-install an app from the store, but it only gives me an error at the end of the installation. (Which means I can't install Windows 8.1). Why did this happen all of a sudden?
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  8. #27


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Iamfullyshibe, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    What is the full error message when you try to refresh or reset Windows?
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  9. #28


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I don't understand at all. I had this problem last week and tried some of the methods here and got the apps to work again (although I'm not sure was it me who did it, or did they just randomly start working again), but today the problem is back again! I don't understand why this keeps happening, it seems like some days the apps work but then some random days they won't open. What could be the cause of this, do any of you know? Can it be a bug that came from a Windows update, because I think these problems may have started after un update maybe about two weeks ago, or is it something else?

    Edit:

    So I ran the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter and I can now open the Windows Store again, but the other apps (like games and camera) still don't work. The problems the troubleshooter found were "Service Registration is missing or corrupt" (not fixed), "Windows-store's cache may be damaged" (not fixed), "windows store configuration may be damaged" (identified) and "Some privacy-settings are missing or have been changed" (fixed). Some of these may not be word for word correct because I had to translate them from my language to put here, but you probably get the idea. Any thoughts what this may mean?
    Last edited by helmi; 22 Nov 2014 at 11:21.
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  10. #29


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Helmi,

    Continue down the listed items. You might see if doing numbers 16-18 first may help though.
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