Last updated on December 12th, 2017
On a Windows 10 computer the following error may appear when you try to open the "Display Settings" or the "Personalize" option after Window 10 update: "ms-settings:display – This File does not have a Program Associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel".
This tutorial contains instructions to resolve "ms-settings:display" & "ms-personalization-background" issues in Windows 10 (This File does not have a Program Associated with it).
How to fix: "ms-settings:display This File does not have a Program Associated with it"
Method 1. Run DIAG_SETTINGS FIX.
The first method to fix the "ms-settings:display" & "ms-personalization-background" issues in Windows 10 is to download and run the following fix from Microsoft:
Method 2. Reset Windows Store Cache
The second method to resolve the "ms-settings" personalization problem is to reset the Windows Store Cache. To do that:
3. Close the Store window and then try to launch the personalization settings again.
Method 3. Install the KB3197954 Update.
3. Now if you 're running the 1607 version of Windows 10, download and install the following update:
Method 4. Create a new Account.
1. Simultaneously press the Windows + R keys to open the run command box and type:
- control userpasswords2
3. Click the Add button to create a new account.
4. Select Sign in without a Microsoft account.
5. Choose Local account at the next screen.
6. Type an account name (e.g. User1) and a password (if you want) and click Next and Finish.
7. At 'User Accounts' main window, click Properties and then click the Group Membership tab.
8. Place a dot at Administrator and click OK twice to exit.
9. Now, sign-out and sign-in using your new account.
10. Try to launch the 'Personalization' or the 'Display' settings. If the problem is resolved, then transfer your files and settings from your old account to the new one.
Method 5. Run System File Checker.
The next method to solve Windows 10 problems is to run the System File Checker (SFC) tool in order to fix Windows' corrupted files and services. To do that:
1. Open an elevated command prompt (Command Prompt (Admin)), type the following command and press Enter.
- SFC /SCANNOW
3. Wait and do not use your computer until SFC tool checks and fixes the corrupted system files or services.
4. When SFC tool finishes, reboot your computer and check if your problem is fixed.
Method 6. Fix Windows corruptions with DISM Tool.
- Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth
3. Be patient until DISM repairs the component store.
4. When DISM operation is completed, you should be informed that the component store corruption was repaired.
5. Restart your computer.
Method 7. Restore Windows to a Previous Working Point.
3. Press Next at the first screen and then select an older restore point to restore your computer. *
* Note: If Restore points are not available, then try to restore Windows 10 to an earlier build.
Method 8. Repair Windows 10 with an in-place Upgrade.
The final method to fix Windows 10 problems, is to perform a Windows 10 Repair-Upgrade. For that task follow the detailed instructions on this article: How to repair Windows 10.
That's it! Let me know if this guide has helped you by leaving your comment about which method is worked for you. Please like and share this guide to help others.