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  1. Jazmac's Avatar
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    "Something happened and the Windows Store is no longer working"

    Something happened but for the life of me, I don't know what. One day I was fine, the next day, this message. Rebooted, cleared cache and still no access to the store. Any ideas?
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    It looks like SFC scan and safe mode are the next steps to try. "Something happened and the Windows Store is no longer - Microsoft Community
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Knotek View Post
    It looks like SFC scan and safe mode are the next steps to try. "Something happened and the Windows Store is no longer - Microsoft Community
    Tried that. No love there.
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    Something like this happened to me already.

    Where the store was saying i had an app installed but i couldn't find it. I tried removing the package via powershell but that didn't work. Eventually, I took ownership of the app data folder. Then restarted. Then voila.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttsoldier View Post
    Something like this happened to me already.

    Where the store was saying i had an app installed but i couldn't find it. I tried removing the package via powershell but that didn't work. Eventually, I took ownership of the app data folder. Then restarted. Then voila.
    This is an odd one with Windows 8.1. What I eventually had to do was to refresh and save my files. Meaning I would keep my files but rebuild from scratch. All because of the store was missing some files.
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    Had this happen to me on 8.1 preview. No apps would open either. I tried all magic tricks from the web but just reinstalled eventually. I even tried restoring from a very early image. In my particular case even the PC setting would close to start screen
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    I'm back up and running but I'm so sure its stable yet. I looked at the Action Center to check a driver that wants to install and it froze up then restarted. Never had this kind of issue with any other Windows beta.
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    Tehe.I'm not even on 8.1 lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttsoldier View Post
    Tehe.I'm not even on 8.1 lol.
    Me neither. I didn't want to deal with reinstalling all my apps when 8.1 becomes official, so I'll wait for the official version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Knotek View Post
    Me neither. I didn't want to deal with reinstalling all my apps when 8.1 becomes official, so I'll wait for the official version.
    I tried but I'm a Microsoft junkie. Its beta so I expected a few hick ups along the way. And you don't have to reinstall your apps to install 8.1. There are some methods, not unlike the one I ended up using that could recover from this error, even under version 8. But wait if you have to, I think you'll like the changes once you bump up.

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