If the Settings app is not opening on your Windows 10 device or opening Store app instead, you may try the following solutions. Check if Settings app is disabled. There is a provision in Group Policy and Windows Registry to disable the Settings app. So, it’s a good idea to check it’s disabled before trying out other solutions. Same problem. I just did the free upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 this morning. The calendar, people, 'phone companion'-whatever that is, mail, OneNote, and maps apps show a splash screen for an instant, and then disappear. This tutorial will show, How to Fix /Solve Windows 10 Apps not opening problem. Fix 1 Get-AppXPackage Foreach Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode.
Jul 02, 2019 If an update for Microsoft Store is available, it will start installing automatically. Troubleshoot games: If you're having issues installing a game, see Troubleshoot game installations on Windows 10. Repair or reset your apps: See Repair or Remove programs in Windows 10. Reinstall your apps: In Microsoft Store, select See more My Library. So if your Settings app is stalling or just not opening in the first place, here’s a bunch of fixes that should get it back to working order. Related: Windows 10 Start Menu Search Not Working? Here are Some Fixes. Sometimes an app on Windows 10 just doesn’t want to play nice. Perhaps its an issue with the Store app, preventing you from downloading and updating any of your already installed apps, or the mail app is crashing at launch for no obvious reason, or photos is playing hide and seek with your very.
You may or may not be a regular user of modern apps which are available on Windows Store on your Windows 10/8.1, but at times, you might want to check out good apps available on the Store. What if you find that the Windows App Store is not opening, loading or working, or closes immediately after opening, and it endlessly makes you wait with a loading animation? Well, there are few simple solutions you want to try to fix this problem.
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The images may be of Windows 8.1, but the procedure is the same for Windows 10.
Before you go through the recommended solutions, make sure your Windows PC qualifies these basic requirements:
- You have enabled UAC (User Account Control)
- You have an active internet connection to connect to store and download apps
- Your PC’s minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768
- Your Video card driver is updated
1] Adjust your date and time settings
Having an incorrect date/time settings is the most common yet unnoticed thing. To adjust your date/time settings follow these steps:
- Search for and open “Date and time”.
- Select the “Change date and time.”
- Adjust the correct date and time by clicking on “Change date and time” time
- Also, adjust the exact time zone depending on your region
2] Disable Proxy Connection Your proxy settings might be stopping your Windows store from opening. Follow these steps to disable your internet proxy settings:
- Search for and open “Internet Options”.
- Select the “Internet Options” which opens up “Internet Properties” window.
- Under the “Connections” tab click on “LAN Settings.”
- Uncheck “Use Proxy server” option and click on “OK”.
3] Run the Windows Apps Troubleshooter
When this App troubleshooter is run, it automatically fixes some of the basic issues that might be preventing your Store or apps from running – such as lower screen resolution, incorrect security or account settings, etc. Please also see the new Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter for Windows 10 from Microsoft.
4] Clear Windows Store cache
- Press Windowskey + R to open run box.
- Type WSReset.exe and hit Enter.
By doing this, all store cache and corrupt settings are reset, and your Windows Store shall open normally. This post details the Reset Windows Store cache feature.
5] Reset Windows Store
If Windows Store is not working properly, open Windows 10 Settings > Apps > Apps & Features > Locate Microsoft Store > Advanced options > Reset.
Windows cannot find ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches
If you receive an error – Windows cannot find ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again, you need to reregister the Windows Store app by running the following command in an elevated command prompt window:
Read:The Server Stumbled – Windows 10 Store error.
We hope the solutions mentioned above helped you overcome the issue of Windows Store, not opening.
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