Fix: if your Windows Apps are ‘Not Installed Correctly’

Marian Cularea By: Marian Cularea
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When you click or tap on a certain app inside the Start panel in Windows 8.1 you might get the message “NOT INSTALLED CORRECTLY” and the app fails to start. Usually by reinstalling the application from Windows Store it should fix this issue but if it doesn’t you can follow the instructions posted below and find out some other useful tips on how to fix in Windows 8.1 the APPS REPORT “NOT INSTALLED CORRECTLY”.
This “Not installed correctly” error message might occur when you make some changes to the Windows 8.1 operating system and it affects the registry keys from a specific application, if you have an antivirus that doesn’t let you run an app considering it a threat to the Windows 8.1 operating system or perhaps the User Account Control feature you have in Windows 8.1 isn’t allowing the application to run.

Tutorial for fixing in Windows 8.1 apps report “NOT INSTALLED CORRECTLY”

Method one:

  1. Left click or tap on the link posted below in order to install a diagnostics program for your apps
  2. Click here to download diagnostics program.
  3. After you clicked the link above you will need to left click or tap on the “Save File” feature in the window that appears.
  4. Left click on the “OK” button in the window.
  5. The file should be downloaded to your Windows 8.1 operating system.
  6. Go to the directory where you downloaded the program and double click on the “apps.diagcab” icon.
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the troubleshooting on the apps and after it finishes you should reboot the Windows 8.1 operating system.
  8. Try running the application again after the Windows 8.1 powers up and see if it works.

Method two:

  1. Press and hold the button “Windows” and the button “Q”.
  2. You should have in front of you a search box in which you will need to write the following: “WSReset.exe” but without the quotes.
  3. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
    Note: This feature in Windows 8.1 will reset your cache from the Windows Store.

Method Three:

  1. If you have an antivirus running in your background of your Windows 8.1 operating system you will need to disable it for the duration of this step.
  2. Reboot your Windows 8.1 operating system.
  3. After the Windows 8.1 powers up check and see if the antivirus is still disabled. If it is then you can try and run the application you are having issues with and see if it works.

Method four:

  1. Press and hold the “Windows” button and the “X” button.
  2. Left click or tap on the “Command Prompt (Admin)” icon you have present in the menu.
  3. In the black window that appears you will need to copy and paste or just write the command below but without the quotes.
    “powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRootWinStoreAppxManifest.XML”
  4. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
  5. After it is finished you will need to reboot your Windows 8.1 system again and try opening the application.

These are the methods you need to do in order to fix the APPS REPORT “NOT INSTALLED CORRECTLY” in Windows 8.1, also if you have any additional questions regarding this particular subject please write us in the comments section of this page and we will help you further with your issue.

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