Windows 10 Settings Not Opening Working Fixed

In this post, we will see how to solve the problem

 Windows 10 Settings Not Opening/ Working

This problem has been a recurrent one, which Microsoft has tried to fix multiple times using Windows updates. Unfortunately, we cannot use Windows Update since it also depends on the settings app. I will show you two methods to get the Microsoft Updates for fixing this problem let’s start with Method 1.

Method 1: Creating a Temporary User Account

1. Open command prompt with administrative rights.
Command Prompt (Admin)
Right-click on Start and select Command Prompt (Admin)
2. If a UAC pops click on yes.
Click Yes
Click Yes
3. Type net user User1 Pass@123 /add and hit enter.
This Creates a New User Account "User1"
This creates a new user account “User1” with password “Pass@123”
4. Type net localgroup administrators User1  /add and hit enter.
This adds administrative rights to "User1"
This adds administrative rights to “User1”
5. Change user account. Click on User1.
This will bring up the login screen for the User1 Account
This will bring up the login screen for the User1 Account
6. Type Pass@123 for password and hit enter.
This will setup the new account "User1" and login to it.
This will setup the new account “User1” and login to it. This will take some time.
7. Type windows update in search and select check for updates
This will download the windows updates for fixing this problem.
This will download the windows updates for fixing this problem.

Method 2: Update Using WSUS Offline Updater

If method 1 didn’t work then we can update Windows using a third party tool  called WSUS Offline Updater.

Download the WSUS Offline updater tool from

http://download.wsusoffline.net/

To get the detailed steps for that process click here to read our previous post. In this check the Method 4 which will show you step by step how to use this tool to get the windows updates for fixing this problem.

After the system has updated you can login back to your previous account and then the settings app should work properly.

Workaround: Migrate to New User Account

In case if Method 1 and Method 2 both didn’t repair your problem then the only option left with you is to migrate to the newly created account and to transfer all the files from the original account to the new account.

1. Login to the new account.
2. Using file explorer go to C:\Users\ .
3. Click on the folder named by original username and click on continue.
This will set the file permission so you can access the them. This might take some time.
This will set the file permission so you can access them. This might take some time.
4. Copy all the required files like documents download desktop etc.
You can copy the important files from your original user account to the new one.
You can copy the important files from your original user account to the new one.

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