Internet Explorer and Bing Apps won't Launch.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by triggat, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. triggat

    triggat MDL Member

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    #1 triggat, Sep 21, 2012
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    Lately I noticed that internet explorer and bing apps stopped launching, but most of my other apps are still working well. I've tried resolving this many ways but none have worked. I tried to increase the resolution of my display, I tried restoring to a period when everything was working fine including all apps, I've tried switching to a local account, and I've uninstalled the non-working apps and reinstalled them again...among other fixes and nothing has worked. Can anyone help me resolve this issue without having to refresh my pc.
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe you download IE 9 or even 8 and try to install. If that works, update to IE10 and check again.

    It's just an idea which may work or may not.
     
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  3. HumansCan'tBeTrusted

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    I have same issue on clean Windows 8 Pro installation. I'm sure it's because of activation.
     
  4. Kronz

    Kronz MDL Novice

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    Actually, I had the same issues and even after I activated using KMS, they persisted. Only a full PC refresh fixed them. I believe Windows 8 simply didn't upgrade properly from Windows 7.
     
  5. triggat

    triggat MDL Member

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    HumansCan'tBeTrusted and Kronz what antivirus do have installed on the pc with problems?
     
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    Kronz MDL Novice

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    I am using Windows Defender, as from what I've read most AV programs may actually detect the WindowsAPPS folder as a malware location until they get a proper update, so I am sticking with the default one for now.
     
  7. triggat

    triggat MDL Member

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    I'm strongly suspicious that the antivirus was the culprit causing the apps to stop launching by corrupting something, so I'm planning on using windows essentials the next time around....I will wait a while before refreshing maybe a fix or an update arrives to repair this...I'll cross my fingers.