Having trouble running Windows 8 apps after an upgrade?

If you are having problems running Windows 8 apps after upgrading from Windows 7 here are 3 things you can try

1. If you have a 3rd party antivirus this could be blocking them so Try uninstalling and then reinstalling the antivirus program

2. Check out the Apps troubleshooter, which can …automatically find and fix some problems with apps

Windows Store apps troubleshooterWindows Store Apps Troubleshooter results

3. or If one or more of your Windows 8 apps contain an "X" on the app tile on the Start screen and won't open, try uninstalling and reinstalling one of the apps from the Windows Store.

Get more help for Apps and the Windows Store


Comments (2)

  1. Bill says:

    How does one get rid of a black background on documents when they appear on the monitor? When that doc is printed it is normal, no black background.


  2. robmar says:

    Bill – will need a little more detail, like what app and OS system you are using


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