Windows 10 Common fixes

I have had a handful of issues with Windows 10 but still like it. Here are some issues and fixes I found work for me:

Generic Fixes

  1. Start a Command Window (CMD) by right-clicking c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe and choosing “Run as Administrator”
  2. sfc /scannow

Restore Registry Permissions (The Microsoft Way)

  1. Download SubinACL from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23510
  2. cd “c:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools”
  3. subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f /grant=restricted=r /grant=users=f /setowner=administrators
  4. subinacl /keyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f /grant=restricted=r /grant=users=f /setowner=administrators
  5. subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f /grant=users=r /grant=everyone=r /grant=restricted=r
  6. subinacl /keyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f /grant=users=r /grant=everyone=r /grant=restricted=r
  7. subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f /grant=users=r /setowner=administrators
  8. subinacl /keyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f /grant=users=r /setowner=administrators

Restore Registry Permissions (The Freeware Way)

  1. Download SetACL from https://helgeklein.com/download/
  2. “SetACL.exe” -on “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services” -ot “reg” -ownr “n:%UserName%”        -rec “Yes” -actn “setowner” -silent
  3. “SetACL.exe” -on “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services” -ot “reg” -ace  “n:%UserName%;p:full” -rec “Yes” -actn “ace”      -silent
  4. “SetACL.exe” -on “HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services” -ot “reg” -ownr “n:%UserName%”        -rec “Yes” -actn “setowner” -silent
  5. “SetACL.exe” -on “HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services” -ot “reg” -ace  “n:%UserName%;p:full” -rec “Yes” -actn “ace”      -silent

Store stops working (or apps downloaded from the store)

  1. Start a Command Window (CMD) by right-clicking c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe and choosing “Run as Administrator”
  2. Powershell
  3. $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest

Windows Start Button stops working

  1. Start a Command Window (CMD) by right-clicking c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe and choosing “Run as Administrator”
  2. Powershell
  3. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
  4. DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  5. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

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