Settings app not available after 25099

Copper Contributor

I installed vNext 25099 over Windows Server 2022 in a VMWare virtual machine (no other programs installed).

As soon as it's installed, the Settings app is unable to launch - clicking it in the\ Start menu will bring a progress bar underneath as though the app is not installed.


Tried to run this in PowerShell (like in Windows 10) to reset the Settings app: 

Get-AppxPackage windows.immersivecontrolpanel | Reset-AppxPackage

Also tried this as recommended by some other website:


Get-AppXPackage | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} 


Neither of these helped. Settings still will not open.

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Thank you for reporting the issue. We have a bug open for the issue, working on a fix. No ETA yet

Upgrading to 25120 Datacentre resolved this for me!

Mounted iso, ran setup and kept settings and apps.