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I'm using Windows 8 and its app Xbox Games from quite some time. But over the past few days I am unable to sign in and wasn't getting any error code. Then today when I fired up Wordament, I got this error code 0x82bc0005. How to fix this?

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Pure a Microsoft response on another website, from somebody with a similar proble, it sounds like you ned to reset Windows 8 – Ramhound Nov 29 '12 at 5:28
    
Will a refresh do? Or I have to do a full reset? And whats the error? – pratnala Nov 29 '12 at 6:24
    
Try a refresh first, if that doesn't work, do a full a reset. Are you really asking me what the error was? You posted it. – Ramhound Nov 29 '12 at 11:04
    
I did a refresh. Its fine now. I wanted to know what the error means – pratnala Nov 30 '12 at 14:04
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Your best hope is to ask Microsoft here: answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows – Ramhound Dec 1 '12 at 10:08
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The network connection for Metro apps got borked somewhere. A refresh helped. Weirdly enough, the error is not documented anywhere.

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I've run into this myself on three different occasions; I use my laptop (and, I have to admit, play the Daily Challenges) from various wireless networks all over the place - home, clients' offices, Starbucks, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf... Anyway, each time I've run into code 0x82bc0005 it's been on a coffee-shop WiFi network, and it's been resolved by going home + a reboot. – MT_Head Jan 25 '13 at 8:02
    
For me, a reboot didn't help. I use the internet at home and at college through a proxy server – pratnala Jan 25 '13 at 8:03
    
Well, I didn't necessarily think it would be a universal solution, but what I was getting at was: this error (whatever its actual specific meaning) is the Xbox client throwing up its hands and saying "Dude. Your network... what is this I don't even..." or words to that effect. I have no idea why it's so much more fragile than other applications - each time I've had the error, I was able to use Firefox and Chrome to access GMail, YouTube, etc. - but then it's a proprietary network application, so it's not a huge surprise. – MT_Head Jan 25 '13 at 8:11
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Not just Xbox, I have noticed that Metro apps in general are very fragile with respect to networks and all. – pratnala Jan 25 '13 at 17:21
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Ah well. To each his own – pratnala Jan 26 '13 at 10:19

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