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Spotify no longer working on Windows 10 after latest update

Spotify no longer working on Windows 10 after latest update



Spotify stopped working right after installing the latest Windows  10 update (January 11, 2022—KB5009543 (OS Builds 19042.1466, 19043.1466, and 19044.1466)) "Cumulative update for Win10 V 20H2 "


I've done multiple clean installs both from the Spotify site and the Windows site and rebooted my PC. Nothing helped.


Symptoms: Spotify will install, but when I click on the icon a blank window frame opens for under a second and disappears. Nothing shows up in Task Manager.




IBM ThinkPad P53

Edition Windows 10 Pro
Version 20H2
OS build 19042.1466
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)**bleep** 2.59 GHz
Installed RAM 64.0 GB (63.7 GB usable)
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor


1 Reply

Hi @zev,


Thank you for posting on the Community!


It's odd that your app suddenly stopped opening, but there are some things we can try here to help you with it. 


First off, we'd like to confirm that the clean reinstall you performed was following these steps. If you did, can you check if you're able to access and play music through the Web Player


If the issue persists, please try disabling your Firewall and see if you can access the app again.


Let us know how this goes.

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