Required apps are not installed correctly


If you are having Start menu issues like the Start menu not working or opening or the Start menu freezes or does not respond or the Start menu keeps showing or randomly opens on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer, and you run the Troubleshooter from the Start menu and receive the error Required apps are not installed correctly, then this article is intended to help you with the most suitable solutions to resolve this issue.

Required Applications Not Installed Correctly – Windows Start Menu

If the Start menu troubleshooter displays an error Required apps are not installed correctly in Windows 11/10, here is what you need to do to fix the problem on your system.

  1. Re-register Start Menu
  2. Run SFC and DISM scan
  3. Create a new user account
  4. Perform system restore
  5. Repair register
  6. Perform a reset this PC, cloud reset, or Windows 11/10 in-place upgrade repair

Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved regarding each of the solutions listed.

Before trying the solutions below, check for updates and install all available bits on your Windows 11/10 device and see if the issue is resolved. On the other hand, if the Start menu issue started after the recent Windows update, you can uninstall the update and see if that helps.

1]Reregister the Start menu

Re-register Start Menu

You can start troubleshooting to correct the Required apps are not installed correctly problem on your Windows 11/10 system by re-registering the Start menu. To do this, follow the instructions in the guide on how to fix Corrupted Windows 10 Start Menu – Tile Database is Corrupted. You can also use our free FixWin software to troubleshoot Start menu issues as well as incorrectly installed apps on your PC.

Proceed to the next solution if this task did not work for you.

Related: Tile database is corrupted message in troubleshooter.

2]Run SFC and DISM analysis

Run SFC and DISM scan

This solution requires that you run an SFC scan, and in case this does not resolve the issue, you can run a DISM scan.

3]Create a new user account

Create a new user account

You may encounter an error if there is a problem with the user profile. Your user profile may be corrupted. In this case, you can repair the corrupted user profile or you can create a new user account / profile and then transfer your files / data to the new user account on your Windows 11/10 device.

4]Perform a system restore

Perform system restore

This solution requires you to perform a system restore and select a restore point before you start having Start menu issues that required you to run the Start Menu Troubleshooter on your Windows 11/10 PC .

5]Repair register

Display error may have occurred due to invalid / corrupt registry entries resulting from a recent software change ie installing or uninstalling related to Windows installer . In this case, you can repair the registry to resolve the issue.

6]Perform a reset this PC, cloud reset, or Windows 11/10 in-place upgrade repair

Cloud Reset Windows

If nothing has worked so far, you can try resetting this PC or resetting the cloud to reset each Windows component. If the reset didn’t work, you can try the in-place upgrade repair and see if that helps.

Any of these solutions should work for you!

Similar article: Critical error Your Start menu does not work in Windows

How to repair Microsoft Windows with ShellExperienceHost?

If you have encountered the Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost and Microsoft.Windows.Cortana applications should be installed correctly on your Windows 11/10 device, to resolve the issue, make sure to back up your system registry and then try the following suggestions :

  • Disable WpnUserService.
  • Change the permission of HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.
  • Delete the search key.
  • Reset DCOM permissions.
  • Reinstall the Windows applications.
  • Reregister Cortana and ShellExperienceHost.
  • Use the local AppxPackage.

How to fix ShellExperienceHost.exe?

To repair ShellExperienceHost.exe, you can run a System File Checker (SFC) scan on your PC to resolve the issue of ShellExperienceHost.exe crashes or high CPU usage. The SFC utility is built into Windows and can be used to repair system files.

How to fix Hanging ShellExperienceHost.exe?

Affected PC users can resolve ShellExperienceHost.exe hanging issue on Windows 11/10 device by doing one of the following solutions:

  • Update the system and software.
  • Turn off slideshow and automatic color change.
  • Run the System File Checker.

What is Windows Shellexperiencehost?

Windows Shell Experience Host is an official Windows process responsible for presenting Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications in a windowed interface. The process also manages several graphical elements of the interface, such as the transparency of the Start menu and the taskbar and the visuals of the flyout menus in your notification area – clock, calendar, etc.


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