Windows 8 Modern Metro UI Apps won't start

Hi. I have "Windows To Go" installed on USB media and now all Modern UI apps won't start. I see all the tiles on the main screen but clicking them will only briefly show the corresponding app logo and then will return to the main screen. 

Event log contains many errors:

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Last updated January 28, 2019 Views 1,387 Applies to:

Hi Munkkikattila,

 

 

 

Thank you for posting your question in Microsoft Community.

 

I understand that Windows 8 Modern UI Apps won't start. Correct me if I am wrong.

 

I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will try to help you in fixing the issue.

 

 

To help you suggest more steps to resolve the issue, I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions:

 

 

1. What is the exact or complete error message?

2. Have you made any recent hardware or software changes to your computer prior to the issue?

 

 

 

Please follow the below methods and check the issue:

 

Method 1:

 

You need to perform a Clean Boot to prevent any conflicting third party applications from interfering with your computer.

 

 

To place the computer in a Clean Boot state, you need to follow the steps from the article mentioned below and check with the issue.

 

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note: You need to follow Step 3 from the article mentioned above to get the computer back to Normal Startup after performing all the steps.

 

Method 2:

 

 

Check if the date, time and time zone is set according to your time and time zone.

 

 

Follow the steps to set the date and time:

 

 

a. Press Windows key + C on your keyboard to show the Charms bar.

b. Type “Date and Time” in the charms bar search.

c. Click Change date and time button (To change the time zone click on time zone tab).

d. Click Apply and OK to save the date and time.

 

 

Method 3:

 

Run the app troubleshooter from the below link and check the issue:

 

 

What to do if you have problems with an app

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-troubleshoot-problems-app

 

 

Method 4:

 

 

If you are using any Proxy connection, try disabling the proxy connection and check if you are able to install the Apps.


Follow the steps to disable proxy:


a) Click the Gear box at the top right corner in Internet explorer.
b) Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
c) Click the Connections tab, and then click LAN settings.
d) Select the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.
e) In the Address box, type the address of the proxy server.
f) In the Port box, type the port number.

 

Method 5:

 

Clean Store Cache:

 

 

a. Press the Windows+ R keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog.

b. Type WSReset.exe, and click/tap on OK.

c. The Store will now open, and state the following: The cache for the store was cleared. You can now browse the store for apps.

 

Your reply is very important for us to ensure a proper resolution. Please get back to us with the above information in order to assist you accordingly.

 

 

 

In future if you come across any issues regarding Windows, please feel free to post your query here on Microsoft Community, we will be more than happy to assist you.

 

 

 

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Hi. Thanks for your reply. I tried those method and none worked. I tried everything I could imagine and finally reset the file permissions of Windows folder and apps started to work again.

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could you  please tell us the steps to do the same?
thanks

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could you  please tell us the steps to do the same?
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Open security settings for Windows folder (C:\WINDOWS). 
If needed, take ownership of it, subfolders and files.
Give full permissions to SYSTEM, EVERYONE and TrustedInstaller  (replace child object permissions).

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Hi Munkkikattila,

 

 

You are Welcome.

 

 

I am glad to hear that the issue is resolved!

 

 

Your efforts to resolve this issue is very much appreciated.

 

 

Thanks for sharing your information about the way you fixed the issue.

 

 

In future if you come across any issues regarding Windows, please feel free to post your query here on Microsoft Community, we will be more than happy to assist you.

 

 

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