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Windows 10 "Modern UI" apps won't open without Internet Connection

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#1 bobdallama


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 12:31 PM

I have a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2-1051F running Windows 10. I have a number of modern apps that refuse to open unless I am actively connected to the internet. Desktop (or legacy) apps open fine in airplane mode, but anything downloaded from the Windows Store will not. This even includes built-in apps such as calculator (?). 


So far, I have tried:


1. running "sfc /scannow" in Command Prompt

2. running "WSReset.exe"

3. updating all drivers from lenovo


I also spent the better part of yesterday afternoon chatting with Contact Support, who at various points told me that the tablet was designed to work that way (um, no), that no Windows apps will open without internet connection (false), or simply ended the chat when it seemed like they were in over their heads.


has anyone else noticed this problem? I have tried to recreate it on my desktop (also running Windows 10) by unplugging my ethernet cable and then opening various apps, and it functions as expected - they will open and perform everything normally, unless specifically needing the internet. 


Don't get me wrong, I understand that certain apps require Internet Access (Hulu or Netflix come to mind). However, for even calculator to not open without internet seems wrong.


Please let me know if i left any other pertinent information out!



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