Windows 10: Xbox companion app not working

Discus and support Xbox companion app not working in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Never had a problem until I removed Adobe Flash Player. Now can't open program. Removed and reinstalled program, but same result. Opens with just a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by TheAttackMan, Jan 12, 2021.

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    Never had a problem until I removed Adobe Flash Player. Now can't open program. Removed and reinstalled program, but same result. Opens with just a spinning wheel symbol.

    :)
     
    TheAttackMan, Jan 12, 2021
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    Xbox app renamed to Xbox Console Companion for Windows 10

    The Xbox app has been renamed to Xbox Console Companion starting with version 48.54.3003.0 for Windows 10.

    From What's new:

    "Pardon our dust. This app is being renamed to Xbox Console Companion to be a dedicated app for your Xbox console's features and settings. A new desktop experience is coming soon!"



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    Brink, Jan 12, 2021
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  3. Brink Win User
    Xbox app renamed to Xbox Console Companion for Windows 10

    The Xbox app has been renamed to Xbox Console Companion starting with version 48.54.3003.0 for Windows 10.

    From What's new:

    "Pardon our dust. This app is being renamed to Xbox Console Companion to be a dedicated app for your Xbox console's features and settings. A new desktop experience is coming soon!"



    Xbox companion app not working [​IMG]



    Xbox companion app not working [​IMG]

    Xbox companion app not working [​IMG]
     
    Brink, Jan 12, 2021
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    Xbox Companion App Error 406

    Applies to: Windows 10

    Sometimes the Xbox Companion App will not work as is intended to work, and may provide you with an error message/error code. This is a good place to start when troubleshooting. If you have tried launching the Xbox Companion App and get an error 406, this
    indicates that a package needed for the App to run is corrupt or missing.

    To resolve this problem, please follow the steps outlined in this article.

    Beware: You are going to be using Windows PowerShell. If you are
    not comfortable using Windows PowerShell, please ask someone who is and knows what they are doing. Windows PowerShell allows you to change your computer settings, and is a command line interface.

    Opening Windows PowerShell in Admin Mode

    We are going to have to open Windows PowerShell with Administrator privileges. To do this, please click onto search/Cortana on your Taskbar


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    Cortana is the search bar, or icon, next to start - Mine is highlighted in yellow to show you.

    After you have clicked onto this icon, please type Windows PowerShell into the search bar. You will be provided a list of results as shown underneath


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    Please click onto 'run as Administrator'. This is highlighted in yellow on the image above. You will be asked to provide your administrator credentials.

    If you have already signed into your administrator account, you will be presented with a dialog box asking you if you that PowerShell wants to make changes to your computer. Please click yes.

    You will notice PowerShell open on your screen as System32 or System64 (Depending on your bit system, 32 bit or 64 bit)


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    Now your ready to move onto the next step.

    Removing the Xbox Companion App packages from your device

    Now PowerShell is open as Administrator. You are going to have to type, or copy and paste, the following commands to remove the store packages and Xbox Companion App packages. After each command, press enter to execute them.

    • The first command is: Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
    • The second command is: Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Once these commands have been executed on your computer. Please restart your computer for these changes to take effect. After you have restarted the computer, please move onto the next step.

    Adding the packages again

    You will need to open Windows PowerShell again, in Administrator mode. Once you have opened Windows PowerShell, please type (Or copy and paste) the following command and press enter.

    • Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

    You will notice some red text within PowerShell. Don't worry about this. This happens when it is adding files that are on your computer already and because they are already there, Windows can't overwrite these files again.

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    Hopefully you found this article informative. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to suggest improvements in the comment section. You can follow me on Twitter @SunkNath

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    Nathan Roberts (SunkNath), Jan 12, 2021
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