How to fix Windows 8 Apps are not working problem?


If you are reading this, most probably your Windows 8 Apps are not working. Some Windows 8 app tiles don’t respond when you click on them, and some apps start but do not respond to any triggered action. In this article we will list and explain a number of possible solutions for this problem, and hopefully you find the solution that works for you.

To fix Windows 8 apps are not working problem try the following:

1. Restart your Computer

Rebooting Windows is one of the first things to try when having any issues in Windows. Simply restart your Windows 8  and then try starting your apps again. If it doesn’t work, then try out the coming steps.

2. Uninstall and Reinstall the App

A corrupted App could be causing this. Try to uninstall and the reinstall the app again.

3. Remove and reinstall your antivirus

Remove your antivirus, restart your system and try loading the app. Re install the antivirus back again after doing this. If this doesn’t work, try to temporarily disable the firewall before proceeding to the next steps.

4.Check the Display Resolution

In order for Apps to run on your Windows 8, your display resolution should not be less than 1024 x 768. If you have a lower resolution, you will get a message saying that your screen resolution is too low for the app to run.

To change your Windows 8 screen resolution:

  • From your Start Screen, type  ‘Resolution’.
  • Click on the Settings option.
  • Click on the ‘Adjust screen resolution’ option.
  • The Adjust screen resolution window will display, and you can change the resolution settings for your Windows from here. Just make sure you set the resolution to 1024 x 768 or higher.

5. Use a local account

If you are using a Microsoft account, try switching to a local account. Note that apps that need your Microsoft account credentials, will request them from you when required.

6.Turn on the User Account Control

If the User Account Control is disabled in your Windows 8 you might not be able to start your apps.

To disable the User Account Control in Windows 8

  • From your start screen, type ‘User Account Control’
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click on the option ‘Change User Account Control’ Settings option.
  • A screen will display where you can set the User Account Control level.
  • Change the settings to the second option “Don’t notify me when I make changes to Windows settings”

7. Install the latest video drivers for your video cards

Installing the latest video drivers for your video cards enhances your computer’s performance. New video drivers have fixes for Windows compatibility issues as well as other performance issues. Having an out dated driver can cause problems such as the inability to open apps.

To update your video drivers:

  •  From the start screen, type ‘Windows update program’.
  • Search for drivers updates and install them.
  • If you didn’t find the updates in the previous step, find out your video card’s manufacturer and visit their website to download and install the latest available drivers.

8. Refresh Windows 8

If everything we’ve listed above didn’t work, then it’s probably worth trying the Windows 8 Refresh. Note that Windows 8 Refresh will make a complete reinstall of Windows 8 without removing or disrupting your personal account settings and Data. Here’s how to Refresh your PC in Windows 8 .

2 thoughts on “How to fix Windows 8 Apps are not working problem?

  1. all I wanted to do was get my kindle back so I could read I miss windows 7xp and all window but vista this windows is worse this is a brand new computer strait out of the box and it doesn’t even work right how ridiculous is that get a windows that works people or give me back one that does!!!!!

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