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Windows 10 apps don't work on brand new Dell computer and laptop

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Windows 10 apps don't work on brand new Dell computer and laptop. We have couple of Dell OptiPlex and Vostro with i5 and SSD hard disks delivered within the last two weeks and the latest Windows 10 build 1709. After creating account for Domain User which is member of Local Administrators Group, I discovered that Windows 10 built in apps like Calculator, Alarms, Maps, Office, etc. don't work at all. I managed to get it re-installed for one user after using the following commands in Powershell:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Get-AppxPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
(ran the commands with antivirus disabled). I also tried sfc /scannow but no luck. I even had to re-install Office 2016 on OptiPlex to make it work as it kept showing two entries for each Office software.
But that only worked for one user and OptiPlex and when I logged in as another user it did not work at all (although it looked the commands worked as it did for the first user)
When I log in with local admin which I used to set up the machines, it is fine.
Since devices are in production already, I cannot do the reinstall or refresh but am looking for a solution which would fix it.

Anybody experience problem like that? I had new Windows 10 devices before with other builds and had no problems with them. Any ideas?

Tom Skowyrski

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