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by napchief / February 6, 2016 11:55 AM PST

Alright everyone out there, just what in the heck am I doing wrong??? I've tried everything that is posted about getting my Windows Start back up and nothing is working, even the auto fill of CTRL "V". I keep getting the same message over and over:

“Windows cannot find “Get-AppXPackage'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.”

This is what I am entering:

C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

I've tried it with and without the C:|WINDOWS\system32> heading.

Like I said, I keep getting the same response each time I try. Are there any suggestions out there for me?? Thanks.

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Interesting issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2016 12:00 PM PST
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Change Failed User to Adminstrator?
by OldSailorRedondo / February 19, 2016 7:39 PM PST
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Like many other posters regarding “Start and Search Not Working”, I had tried all the suggestions offered including the ‘powershell’ solution. None of these had ever worked – until today. The difference today is that I made a minor change to the steps to correct the problem.

The suggested steps are:
1. Right click Start Icon, select “Command Prompt(Admin)”
2. Type in: powershell
3. Type in: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
4. Wait for completion and test for correction made.

Here is what worked for me:
1. Log in as Adminstrator
2. Open Settings, select users
3. Select the failing user, and change type to: Adminstrator
4. Logoff Administrator
5. Log in as the failing user.
6. Right click Start Icon, select “Command Prompt(Admin)”
7. Type in: powershell
8. Type in: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
9. Wait for completion and test for correction made.
After trying the powershell solution for many times to get this issue resolved, I decided to make the user an Adminstrator just to see if there was any change. Voila!! I hope not to have any more issues with this problem, but if so I think I can effect a resolution. By the way, a side effect was that my previous Start menu charms were redone. Not a big thing to get this problem solved.
Good Luck everyone!

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