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Windows 8.1 apps fail to install when adding a new user

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 apps fail to install when adding a new user


    Hi,

    Lenovo Thinkcentre
    Windows 8.1 Pro (with media centre) 64-bit
    16GB ram

    I am trying to add a new user account to my machine (Microsoft account). When complete, none of the default Start screen apps are properly installed - aside from the desktop tile, all others have a black X in the bottom right hand corner and suggest repair/reinstall when clicked.

    Have tried deleting the account and starting afresh, but still the same problem. The main account is working fine, no problem with the apps. Also tried Microsoft's Windows app troubleshooter app, but no fix.

    I had no problems adding users to previous Windows 8 machine.

    Any ideas how to proceed.

    Machine is fully patched from Windows update.

    Thanks

    Chris

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Hi,

    I seem to have been able to fix the issue by running Tweaking.com's Windows repair tool, which has some Windows 8 app issue fixes.

    Thanks

    Chris
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 apps fail to install when adding a new user
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