In this quick how-to, I’m going to share with you a piece of code that quickly fixed this issue for me.
First, let's talk about what it fixes.
The issue that this code/procedure addresses is the failure to open the Immersive Control Panel (i.e., Settings) on Windows 8.0/8.1.
The symptom is: When you open Settings it looks like it will work, but just remains an icon in the tray of Windows Explorer.
Here is what you can do to fix this behavior.
The commands are:
## This fixes the Microsoft Apps Store ##
powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml
## This fixes the Microsoft Immersive Control Panel/Settings ##
powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted add-appxpackage -register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\appxmanifest.xml –DisableDevelopmentMode
1) Open a command prompt by going to the metro interface
2) Start typing “command” and select “Command Prompt” from the list that populates
3) Copy/Paste the first powershell command (above) into the “Command Prompt” window.
4) Repeat this for the second powershell command (above).
Once this is done, you should be able to access the Microsoft Apps Store and Settings.
If you cannot open the Microsoft Apps store, try this.
1) Open explorer and navigate to “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\”
2) Delete the “edb.log” and “edb####.log” files (where #### is a hex number)
3) Reboot immediately
If these processes don't work, please contact me for support!