How to Fix the Broken ‘Change PC Settings’ Link in Windows 8.1

Posted by Britt Duncan - September 17, 2014

After upgrading the system to from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, many people report that they cannot use the Change PC Settings link from Charms. In such case, you’ll be unable to make changes to what you want for the computer. But here in this post we’ll outline a few methods to help fix the issue: “Change PC Settings not available” effectively.

Fix Change PC Settings Not Open Using SFC Scan

Fix Change PC Settings Not Open Through Re-registering

Fix Change PC Settings Not Open by Resetting Store Cache

Fix Change PC Settings Not Open Via PC Refresh

Fix Change PC Settings Not Open Using SFC Scan

Step one- Right-click on the lower edge of the screen to launch WinX menu.

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Step two- Select Command Prompt (Admin).

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Step three- Type ‘sfc /scannow’ after the cursor without the quoting marks.

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Step four- Press Enter. And wait for the system to heal missing or corrupt files.

 

When done, retry clicking the Change PC Settings link in the Charms bar. If this does not work, please proceed to the next.

Fix Change PC Settings Not Open Through Re-registering

Step one- Hit Windows key and X combination, then click on Command Prompt (Admin).

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Step two- Copy and paste the following command in the pop-up window.
Powershell –ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage –DisableDevelopmentMode –Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml

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Step three- Press Enter and wait for the command to execute completely.

 

Most often, this method solves the Change PC Settings link not open in Windows 8.1.

Fix Change PC Settings Not Open by Resetting Store Cache

Step one- Hit Windows key to enter Start Screen. Click the down arrow to show Apps menu.

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Step two- Type ‘wsreset’ (without the quotes) in the search dialog.

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Step three- Right click on the WSReset.exe tool from results. And choose Run as administrator from the bottom.

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Seconds later, you should ensure the competition statement: The cache for the Store war cleared. You can now browse the Store for apps. Actually, it is advisable to reset this data regularly.

Fix Change PC Settings Not Open Via PC Refresh

Step one- Hit Windows key and I key together, then click Power button.

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Step two- Hold down SHIFT key and select Restart.

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Step three- Click Troubleshoot in the Advanced startup settings.

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Step four- Choose Refresh your PC and wait for the command to complete.

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With the above four solutions, we are sure that you are able to use the Change PC Settings link in the Charms bar again. If you have any question during the fix process, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.




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