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Windows 10 Apps won't launch

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  • It seems like none of my Win10 Apps want to launch and load up. I hit the icon for the app and it appears to start but it closes itself around 1s after launching. Xbox, Mail and others won't start. They were working fine until I changed some settings in the Mail and it went bad from there.

    I know there was a Command I could use in shell to manually uninstall/install each app but I can't seem to find it.

    Anyone have a solution?

    P.S Launching from the Taskbar or the Start Menu  doesn't work, and the Store (Beta) doesn't launch either.

    Friday, April 24, 2015 8:15 PM

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  • Please, ALWAYS specify which build before stating the problems.

    Assuming you are using the latest build 10061. If not, please disregard my reply, and I apologize.

    Here is an excerpt from Bogging Windows regarding Start Menu apps:

    Here are some known issues for this build

    We know this one will be a bit painful but there is a bug with this build in which Win32 (desktop) apps won’t launch from the Start menu. The workaround is to use search to find and launch these apps and pin them to your taskbar for quick access.

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/04/22/windows-10-technical-preview-build-10061-now-available/


    Friday, April 24, 2015 8:41 PM
  • Hi,

    How is current situation? Where did you launch the app? Which build of Windows 10 Technical Preview did you use?

    If it's build 10061, as david said, launch them via taskbar as a workaround.

    If it's another build, please create a new user to see if this issue occurs again.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, April 27, 2015 8:50 AM
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  • Please, ALWAYS specify which build before stating the problems.

    Assuming you are using the latest build 10061. If not, please disregard my reply, and I apologize.

    Here is an excerpt from Bogging Windows regarding Start Menu apps:

    Here are some known issues for this build

    We know this one will be a bit painful but there is a bug with this build in which Win32 (desktop) apps won’t launch from the Start menu. The workaround is to use search to find and launch these apps and pin them to your taskbar for quick access.

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/04/22/windows-10-technical-preview-build-10061-now-available/


    Friday, April 24, 2015 8:41 PM
  • run windows powershell as admin, then enter this command:

    Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation) AppXManifest.xml"}

    Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:03 AM
  • On Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:41:13 +0000, david hk129 wrote:

    We know this one will be a bit painful but there is a bug with this build in which Win32 (desktop) apps wonʼt launch from the Start menu. The workaround is to use search to find and launch these apps and pin them to your taskbar for quick access.

    You should reread the OP. xHDx is asking about Modern apps, the issue you
    posted about, as is clearly stated, is referring to old style Win32 apps
    and not the Modern ones. Your post isn't helping here.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP
    Apr 13 11:05:20 apollo13 fsck[3927]: root, we have a problem.
    -- Jeff Gostin

    Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:49 AM
  • On Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:41:13 +0000, david hk129 wrote:

    We know this one will be a bit painful but there is a bug with this build in which Win32 (desktop) apps wonʼt launch from the Start menu. The workaround is to use search to find and launch these apps and pin them to your taskbar for quick access.

    You should reread the OP. xHDx is asking about Modern apps, the issue you
    posted about, as is clearly stated, is referring to old style Win32 apps
    and not the Modern ones. Your post isn't helping here.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP
    Apr 13 11:05:20 apollo13 fsck[3927]: root, we have a problem.
    -- Jeff Gostin

    sorry, I misread.

    another workaround for win32 program on start menu is run them as admin.

    Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:26 AM
  • sorry, I misread.

    another workaround for win32 program on start menu is run them as admin.

    Your response was on target as it addressed issues with Modern apps which is what the OP is having trouble with. david hk 129's response has nothing at all to do with Modern app issues.
    Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:52 AM
  • Hi,

    How is current situation? Where did you launch the app? Which build of Windows 10 Technical Preview did you use?

    If it's build 10061, as david said, launch them via taskbar as a workaround.

    If it's another build, please create a new user to see if this issue occurs again.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, April 27, 2015 8:50 AM
    Moderator