Cannot Use Start Screen on Windows 8 Release Preview?



My Start Screen is not working in Windows 8 RP.

The Problem is that text and icons of some apps are missing, and all icons are named appexmail, appexfinance, live games etc. and cant open the apps only store and internet explorer are not renamed and are working but when I open store it brings me back to the start screen in a second. and only internet explorer is working. Help Me?


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Last updated September 18, 2013 Views 151 Applies to:



Try running the System File Checker


1.       Type cmd on the Start screen.

2.       Right-click on it and select Run as administrator.

3.       Type the following command and press Enter:

sfc /scannow


If that doesn't work then refresh your PC and see if that makes it any better.


Here is what will happen when you refresh your PC:

  • Your files and personalization settings won't change.
  • Your PC settings will be changed back to their defaults.
  • Apps from Windows Store will be kept.
  • Apps you installed from discs or websites will be removed.
  • A list of removed apps will be saved on your desktop.


These steps will take you through refreshing your PC:

  • Press Windows key + C on your keyboard to show the Charms bar(If you have a touch screen: Swipe your finger from the right edge of the screen)
  • Click Settings
  • Click Change PC settings
  • Click General on the left column
  • Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files, click Get started
  • Once you have read the Refresh your PC information, click Next


Then follow the instructions that will be provided on the screen for you.


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