Windows 10: Maps app not working...?

Discus and support Maps app not working...? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. Whenever I go to load the included Maps app, it tries to load, even showing my local map, before it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by jmack356, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. jmack356 Win User

    Maps app not working...?

    Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

    Whenever I go to load the included Maps app, it tries to load, even showing my local map, before it just shuts down after three seconds.
    I followed the tutorial to remove apps as show here (I used Powershell - Option #2)

    The app uninstalled cleanly and after a quick restart it was gone from my Start Menu.
    I went to the store and found it again (Windows Maps) and reinstalled.
    Still no luck - same behavior - it tries to load then shuts down.
    Any suggestions?
    FWIW, it works fine on my desktop running the same OS - Pro 64-bit.

    Thanks in advance...

    jmack356, Aug 12, 2015

  2. Maps

    Hi Michel, I am Rob, a volunteer and a 10 time and dual award MVP specializing in Windows troubleshooting.

    Google does not port their Map App to Microsoft Services however there is a Windows App created by Rajat Singh named "Maps App Discovery" that does,

    ‘Maps App Discovery’ brings Google Maps to Windows 10

    Start - Settings - Apps - Default Apps - click Maps --> Look for an app in store - then in Windows Store search for "Maps App Discovery" without quotes.

    Please let us know the results and if you need further assistance.
    SpiritX MS MVP, Aug 12, 2015
  3. [ Pete ] Win User
    Maps Screwed Up in Salt Lake City Area

    Yes, that's correct. On Windows Phone 8, Nokia supply the map data for the Maps app.

    It's not Google or Bing maps as you may expect.

    But there are a few apps out there that allow you to use different mapping providers in their own apps (you can't select what mapping service the main Maps app uses).
    [ Pete ], Aug 12, 2015
  4. jmack356 Win User

    Maps app not working...?

    Never mind - I fixed it...
    Turns out I had more than just one problem.

    As far as the maps were concerned it seems to have been tied into the fact that my Location service wasn't running and the Location switch (under Privacy) was greyed out, and nothing I tried would correct it.
    Also, I was playing around with the new features of WinX while trying to locate that problem when I also accidentally removed Cortana. Just one thing after another.
    The last thing I tried was a system restore, which in all my years of running Windows products, I think that actually worked maybe three times - utterly useless...

    Then I found a Windows Repair utility at

    I figured what the heck, I was about 10 seconds removed from doing another clean install and having to reinstall all my apps and settings ...again.
    Ran that once (in safe mode) and it fixed all of the above problems on the first try - even a few that I wasn't yet aware of.

    Seems Windows 10 is a little bit fragile...
    jmack356, Aug 12, 2015
  5. elbmek Win User
    I opened display settings (desktop right click) and checked maps offline, it was turned off. So I activated it and Google maps has started again.
    elbmek, Apr 5, 2018

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