Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Windows 8 apps opening problem

On my work PC i had this issue, domain account on windows 8, and whenever i tried to open any of windows 8 apps, it is opened and disappears and the window is not displayed.
When i searched i found lots of articles taking about windows apps issues, but all didn't help. I found helpful articles when i searched with the error i found in event viewer like:

Activation of app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy! failed with error: This app does not support the contract specified or is not installed. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.

I found the solution in couple of articles

I can't open any Windows 8 apps including PC Settings and Store
Fix Windows 8.1 Cannot Launch “PC Settings” or “Store” Problem

Running the below commands solved the problem

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\camera\AppxManifest.xml
powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\FileManager\AppxManifest.xml
powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml