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Quick Fix Apps Fails to Work/Not Responding Error in Windows 10 Creator

Updated on Dec 19, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Installed apps, programs and software won’t work or not respond in your PC after Windows 10 Creator update? How to make the apps to work again? Here in this article, you’ll find 3 effective methods to quickly fix apps fails to work error in Windows 10 Creator. Follow to get your problem solved right now.

Quick fix for apps not working error on Windows 10 Creator

If you need quickly fix apps not working issue in your PC after Windows 10 Creator update, you can simply follow below two steps to solve this issue now:

Step 1. Update apps and programs on Windows PC

The major reason why apps and programs won't work or fails to respond to a new Windows system such as Windows 10 Creator is the compatibility issue. Old apps and software cannot compatible with the new system.

So your best shot is to upgrade and update all installed apps, programs and software in your PC after updating to new Windows 10 Creator.

Step 2. Update device drivers and reboot PC to fix apps not working issue

Another reason that leads to apps, software and programs fail to work error is due to outdated Windows device drivers. If the device drivers are outdated, programs or apps won't be able to load up from new Windows 10 Creator. Here are the detailed steps to update device drivers:

  • Click "Start" > Type: Device Manager and hit Enter to open up Device Manager;
  • Expand the right categories of your device driver, select device driver one by one and right-click to select "Update Driver".
  • Select "Search automatically for updated driver software".
  • If Windows doesn't find a new driver, look for one the device manufactures' website and install a new one;
  • If these steps won't work, you can open "Device Manager" > Right-click relative device drivers and select "Uninstall" > Reboot PC and Windows will reinstall the driver again.

After this, you can then reboot PC to see whether your apps, programs, and software will work or not. If it doesn't work, relax! Other two solutions will be available to help!

Fix 1. Repair and fix system partition errors that block apps from working in Windows 10 Creator

When system partition has an error or internal problems, installed apps, program and systems may not be able to work properly in new Windows 10 Creator. So you can download free partition manager software to directly fix and repair system partition errors that blocks apps from working in Windows PC:

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Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose "Check File System".

Check Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".

Check Partition - Step 2

Step 3: The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it has completed, click "Finish".

Check Partition - Step 3

After this, you can reboot PC and run your installed apps, programs and software to use them now.

Fix 2. Downgrade/rollback to the previous system from Windows 10 Creator to fix apps not working issue

Yes, you are not getting it wrong. If your PC does not work quite well with the new Windows 10 Creator, and almost all apps, programs and software cannot support new Windows system well. You can consider to rollback Windows 10 Creator to the previous system. Here are the details about how to downgrade Windows 10 Creator to the previous version:

  • Open "Settings" > "Update & security" > "Recovery".
  • Under Go back to the previous version of Windows 10, click "Get started".
  • Select the reason "why are you going back" and click "Next".
  • When Windows 10 promotes you an option "Check for updates?", click "No, thanks" if you really need to roll back.
  • Click "Next" after reading the note about "What you need to know".
  • Remember the password of your previous version of Windows 10/8/7 and click "Next" to continue;
  • Click "Go back to earlier build" to start the rollback.

After this, reboot PC and launch your programs, software, and apps to continue using them again.