It (the Weather app) appears on my start screen, but when I click on it, it comes up and then immediately blinks off.
If Weather doesn’t open for you either, these are some resolutions that might fix it.
How do I fix Microsoft Weather app issues on Windows 10?
- Open the Windows Store App troubleshooter
- Reset the Weather app
- Reinstall the Weather app
- Update the Weather app
- Turn on User Account Control for built-in admin accounts
- Reset the Store cache
- Set up a new user account
- Roll Windows 10 back to a Restore Point
1. Open the Windows Store App troubleshooter
- The Windows Store App troubleshooter is one that can fix apps that aren’t working.
- To open that troubleshooter, click the Type here to search box on the Windows 10 taskbar.
- Input the keyword troubleshoot and select Troubleshoot settings from the results.
- Select the listed Windows Store App troubleshooter, and press the Run the troubleshooter button to launch it.
- The troubleshooter will then open in Windows. Press its Next button to go through the suggested fixes.
2. Reset the Weather app
- To reset the Weather app, type apps in the search box, and select to open Apps & features.
- Scroll down to and select the Weather app.
- Click Advanced Options to open the Reset option shown directly below.
- Press the Reset button, and click Reset again to further confirm.
Windows 10 includes a Reset option that you can select to fix apps that aren’t working. The Reset option will restore an app to default settings and erase its data. So that option is always worth a shot for fixing apps.
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3. Reinstall the Weather app
If resetting Weather doesn’t fix it, try reinstalling it. You can press the Uninstall button just below the Reset option to remove the app. Then press the Get this app button on this page to reinstall MSN Weather.
4. Update the Weather app
- Open the Microsoft Store app by clicking its Start menu shortcut.
- Press the See more button at the top right of Microsoft Store.
- Select Downloads and updates to open a list of app updates as below.
- Press the Get updates button to check for updates. MS Store will automatically download available updates for Weather or other apps.
5. Turn on User Account Control for built-in admin accounts
If you can’t open the Weather app within the built-in Windows 10 admin account, this resolution is worth noting.
The built-in admin account turns off User Account Control, but Windows 10 UWP apps need the User Account Control left on. Thus, turning UAC back on will probably fix the Weather app for a built-in admin account.
You can enable the UAC with the Winaero software. You can add that software to Windows 10 by clicking Winaero Tweaker on the official page.
Then, open the Winaero window, click User Accounts, click on Enable UAC for Built-in Administrator and select the Enable UAC for the built-in Administrator account option.
6. Reset the Store cache
Weather, and other apps, might not open if the Microsoft Store cache is corrupted. You can fix the cache by clearing it. Press the Windows key + R hotkey, and then enter wsreset in Run. A Command Prompt window will pop up when you press the OK button.
This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport
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