Apps greyed out and underlined in Windows 10 Start Menu

Hi,

Installed Windows 10 last night, and all seemed fine. At some point this morning when I open the Start Menu, many of the Apps are underlined in the side bar, and the tiles for those Apps are greyed out and do not automatically update. These apps include Calendar, Photos, TV & Film, Music, Maps, Camera, etc ... essentially all the Apps that come with Windows 10.

When I click on these apps, a window pops open with their icon for a split second, then vanishes from the screen and is closed.

Anyone know why this is going on? Is there something simple that I am missing about this? I've tried to Google answers for this, but there is no information as to why Start Menu would underline an app.

Thanks.

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FIGURED IT OUT! :D

Fix the Store:
1) open cmd.exe (command prompt) as administrator and run

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

2) Reboot,

run wsreset.exe to reset the store (you may not have to do this, i don't remember if i had to, but it won't hurt),

launch the store.
Your Store will now update most of the apps that are stuck in limbo

3) If some apps are still grayed out. Reinstall them:

4) Run

PowerShell Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers > C:\listofapps.txt
Find the the apps you want to reinstall (Camera and Photos in MY case) in that text file.

Use the PackageFullname of the app to uninstall the apps:

PowerShell Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos_15.618.18170.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
PowerShell Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsCamera_5.38.3003.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

5) Now install them again. This time use the app's "Name" not the "PackageFullname".
the Photos:
PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

and the Camera

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsCamera).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

Voila!

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Hey there, well I had the same problem and Figured this out was a video card driver problem and sure enough, i bet your using Nvidia Drivers??

This is an issue with nvidia driver ver 357.57.
Updating your driver to 357.64 (newest) will fix the problem.

Let me know if this helps..

Donny

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