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First of Refresh the PC should be the Last, and I mean VERY last resort you do. A windows installating has to be PRETTY darn corrupted to even suggest this
MS has had MASSIVE issues with the metro apps since windows 8 and especially 8.1... even their tool can't fix it most of the time
Im plagued with this issue, and I've tried every solution to no avail.. REFRESHING IS NOT AN OPTION... Sure I could keep my "data" files, but that's just user folder stuff... I'd have to reinstall over 100 games , programs, applications.. no way
it was working perfectly fine before 8.1... metro DEAD after 8.1
I CAN run the store just fine, but I can't not install, repair, etc.
I've never tried setting every folder and file to allow EVERYONE and ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES FULL control...
It seems there's a file that has a digital signature borked and nothing seeems to fix it:
Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF0, Package could
not be opened.
error 0x80070241: Reading manifest from location:
C:\Windows\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml failed with error: Windows cannot verify
the digital signature for this file. A recent hardware or software change
might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that
might be malicious software from an unknown source.
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId]
8734b549-0eb9-0004-e5b5-3487b90ecf01 in the Event Log or use the command line
Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 8734b549-0eb9-0004-e5b5-3487b90ecf01
At line:1 char:1
+ Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register
+ CategoryInfo : OpenError: (C:\Windows\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml
:String) [Add-AppxPackage], FileNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageMa
I think if someone had a fix for THAT.. that would solve my issue
I tried everything, searched google for days, and this is what finally worked for me after my Metro apps wouldn't start after upgrading to 8.1...
Re-register the Store App
No restart required. Good Luck. ;)
Enough people have had your problem that Microsoft has some pages devoted to it in its Community Answers support site. Some people on this thread say the problem is with the NVIDIA graphics card. A forum moderator suggests this process:
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