After updating my W10 PC (KB3116908). All my built-in apps don't want open. I used PowerShell to reinstall them but even after rebooting my PC, they don't want open but there are ever in the Windows start menu. So I tried to uninstall all my apps and reinstall them but it doesn't work. Have you an idea to remove properly all windows built'in apps and reinstall it ? Thanks

Powershell script to reinstall :

Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}

Powershell script to uninstall :

Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Remove-AppxPackage

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I ran into the same issue after installing the KB update.

The Powershell command above says initializing but does not complete as it has in the past.

I ended up uninstalling the update and have been able to get the system to work normally again..

Right click Start Menu > Control Panel > Program and Features

Click "View Installed Updates" upper left area.

Scroll down to Microsoft Windows and right click the update and select uninstall.


I solved this by taking ownership of the following hidden folder:

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps
  • Can you provide any more detail? At first blush there doesn't seem to be a clear connection between this and the problem. Mar 16, 2018 at 18:38

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