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How do I add file types to Windows 8 “File Associations” for Metro apps

I needed to create a new file type ".pd". I want to have the Microsoft Reader Metro app open this file type. Using How do I add file types to Windows 8 "File Associations"? does not allow ...
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Prevent automatic installation of Windows 8 apps

How can I prevent Windows 8 from installing apps silently? I've already seen some app related to HP getting installed along with some necessary drivers when I connected a HP printer to the computer, ...
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What should I do to prevent games from crashing?

I've looked for similar duplicates but my problem is a bit specific than others. I'll clearly explain what my problem is. When I installed Win 8, I was able to play game - Despicable Me: Minion Rush ...
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What might cause Windows Store to run in the background?

Why might the windows store app be running in the background of a computer that has never been online? The computer has only just had the OS loaded, there is nothing else on it. In task manager I ...
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Start Windows 8 app from program with elevated rights

I'm having a problem: I have to run a application (SetPoint from Logitec) as administrator for it to work properly. However, it is now impossible to let the application start an app - I tried the ...
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How to remove own rating for Windows 8 Apps

I have rated apps in Windows 8 and these ratings are publicly visible with my real name. Now I want to remove some of them, but it seems that this is not possible. I can only update the ratings, but ...
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Splash screen comes but the app doesn't open [duplicate]

I've upgraded to windows 8.1. My Laptop is Sony Vaio VPCEB32EN long back ago. I've not been able to open many games(from Store). The Splash screen appears and the app minimizes and that's it! What ...
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How do I open apps up in windows rather than full screen with Windows 8?

I have had my Windows 8 laptop (HP Split- with detachable screen) for a few months now, and I am getting increasingly frustrated by the fact that whenever I open up an application, it automatically ...
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How to always show the apps title bar in windows 8.1 update?

Well, the title says it all. I am running Windows 8.1 Update 1 which came out in April. It introduces title bars to apps with a close-button like in desktop-programs. Can I make the title bar to ...
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How to install Windows 8 apps manually?

How can I get the .appx file of any application on Windows store to install it manually using Powershell. I also wanna know how to extract the .appx file from installed apps??
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No Windows 8 Apps will start - Windows.Launch for registered

I am unable to start any of the Windows 8 "Metro" applications anymore on any of the users on my system. This includes the Store, and the PC Settings application. When I try to run these apps, it ...
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Unable to see Windows Metro App on StartScreen in Windows 8

I am not able to see any of my Windows 8 metro app on my StartScreen (Windows 8). I checked for viruses and malwares and found my laptop to be clean. I checked that if all metro apps have been removed ...
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How to start Chrome in Desktop or Windows 8 mode based on where I start it from?

Is there a way to choose to start Chrome web browser either in classic desktop or metro mode in Windows 8.1? I know how to change it while the app is running, also if I exit the app in metro and start ...
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Windows 8.1 App (Skype) Default Window Location

I'm using Windows 8.1 on a non-touch Lenovo laptop. Every time I turn on my computer, the Skype Windows 8 App starts full-screen on my primary monitor. I then drag it to the secondary monitor, move it ...
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Advantage of windows 8 apps over desktop programs

Introduction I currently have a laptop running windows 8 without touchsceen, apparently I somtimes use 'apps' and more often I use 'desktop programs'. However, I just don't get the point of making ...
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Windows 8 apps not working

I have an Acer laptop with genuine Window 8. My Windows 8 apps are not working. When I open any app, the app does not respond. I am not able to open my webcam too.
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Disable Drag of MetroApps/Desktop ability on Windows 8.1

I am trying to figure out how to complety disable the drag functionality of MetroApps/Desktop (not the whole drag and drop of files/folders) on Windows 8.1 so far no luck. The only thing I could ...
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How do I use a different proxy for each windows 8 app?

I want to use proxy for 4 out of 7 windows 8 store apps. Unfortunately the guides I have found only show how to set a proxy for all apps. I have windows 8.1 Thanks!
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Which folder\entity in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps corresponds to a given Modern UI app URI?

Problem fully described (with screenshots and links, which are limited for new SU accounts) here ...
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New tiles not being added in Windows 8.1

So I updated to Windows 8.1 tonight and I noticed after installing a few new apps, that their associated tiles where not being automatically added to the Metro interface, however they can be manually ...
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How to download Windows 8 app without Windows app store

My music app in Window 8 is not working, it says "Your app need an update" and it says download this update from app store. So I enter the app store but the app store says it is not available at our ...
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Error while installing an app from Windows 8 store

I get this error when installing applications like Facebook, Skype etc. from Windows 8 store -- "Your purchase couldn't be completed error :0*80070422". Firewall has been turned on as suggested by ...
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Windows 8 Apps Won't Open

I recently found I was unable to open any modernui app. They flash open and close instantly. I have tried a myriad of things to fix it. Ran App Troubleshooter Removed anti-virus Checked ...
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Windows 8 App Update giving me 0x80246007 errors

To save disk-space on my C drive (and because I couldn't find an Uninstall function in the Windows Store app), I deleted some apps I never use, from: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps However, now ...
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Windows 8 unique “desktop” to make an “app” out of a program

Sorry I didn't know how to ask this question without labelling it "Windows 8 multiple desktops" Which brings up a whole bunch of people trying to do something else. I like the "swype" alt-tab ...