Windows Store is Microsoft's Digital Distribution platform used in Windows 8

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Windows apps open and then automatically get closed in Windows 8.1

I have recently installed windows 8.1 professional on my pc. When I open windows store or windows store apps only the splash screen comes and then automatically the app gets closed. Sometimes a ...
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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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How can I get around windows 8.1 store (& metro apps) not working with UAC disabled

I have UAC disabled because it is annoying and causes more problems that it could ever possibly solve, at least for me. Here is yet another problem, and it seems to be due to a recent update as I ...
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How can I open a command prompt as TrustedInstaller in Windows 8.1?

I read that "TrustedInstaller" is the new root account in Windows 8, when it was previously "SYSTEM". The SYSTEM account still exists, but it's not the highest level admin account anymore. While I can ...
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Windows Store endless loading screen

Whenever I open Windows Store, it's just stuck in an endless (my patience ended after 30 minutes) loading screen. Other apps, such as Skype, work fine. It's only Windows Store that doesn't work. So ...
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Appx package does not show in Start screen

Recently, I decided I want to grab some applications that were originally shipping with Windows 8 and sideload them to Windows 8.1. So I just installed Windows 8 in a virtual machine and then grabbed ...
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Using American Windows Store Gift Card abroad [closed]

My relative in the U.S. has mailed me the code for a Gift Card bought at a Microsoft Store. The page for the card states that a U.S. Microsoft account is required. The FAQ entry (no direct link ...
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using Win 8 on multiple computers with same login

Windows 8.1: I am now logged in to multiple computers with my "Live Id" -- email address, which tries to be too helpful. It constantly complains that someone else is using my account and makes me get ...
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Can't Install Software From Windows Store

I've got a new ASUS T100 with the newest BIOS installed and the latest windows updates installed. My problem is that, no matter what I try to do, I cannot install anything from the Windows Store. I ...
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Can't do anything in windows 8 store

I got laptop with fresh install of windows 8 and want to update it to 8.1 before i start using it. I installed two updates necessary to see update in store. Now i see update but when i click it, tile ...
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Installing Applications from Store in Windows 8.1 Without MS Account

How can one install applications from Windows Store in Windows 8.1 without MS account? When I try to install an app it asks for the local user password then asks to login using a MS account or create ...
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Can I let users download my windows 8 metro application from my website?

I wanted to post my new Windows 8.1 metro application to the windows store but I got rejected because I was a minor. (utter bs) I signed up with a new account to try and bypass the age limit (which ...
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Windows Store region bug, can't purchase anything

I'm trying to purchase windows 8.1 pro - for students. I'm doing this on a windows 7 machine so I'm using the online store (through browser). I live in Belgium and my account, I checked (, MULTIPLE ...
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Windows 8.1 not downloading from store [duplicate]

I clicked on "Update to Windows 8.1 for free" from the Windows 8 Store, and I've been waiting for 2 hours, and the download bar is still not filling up. Why would this happen? Is there is an update I ...
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We weren't able to connect you to the Windows Store [duplicate]

I know this has been asked at least 100 Times, but still, I can't connect to the Windows Store on my new Surface RT running Windows 8.1 Preview. I tried: disable proxy correct date and time ...
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See reviews in all languages - all regions in windows store

When I open Store app in Windows 8.1, I see very little reviews for application, because the app is only showing reviews in Czech. Is it possible to set it up to show all reviews? I am using English ...
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Can temporary full version Modern apps for Windows be reinstalled with full access?

Many paid Modern apps from the Windows Store have temporary offers (especially during the Christmas holidays) where their full versions are available for free. Sometimes the in-app purchases ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 upgrade gives the error 0x80070057

I'm running Windows 8 and attempting to install Windows 8.1 via the app store. I attempted this several times and each time I get a message that the install failed with error message 0x80070057. ...
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Where is the executable file of Windows Store application?

Where is the executable file of Windows Store application? Is there any EXE file, associated with Windows Store?
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Windows 7 and 8.0 bug: Store: PC is not connected to Internet, try again later

The Windows 8 Store application on my computer claims that my computer is not connected to the internet. My computer IS actually connected to the internet, but for some reason the store application ...
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install Windows Phone 8 app to more than three devices without store

I am developing an app which should be used in an company, internally only (about 100 installations). I found out that I can install the app to the phone directly (without store) only if I register ...
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Why can't I install apps on Windows 8 using specific dial-up modem connections?

This problem has persisted since I first tried out Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and also affects Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Preview, and Windows 8.1. Specifically, the problem occurs when I try to install ...
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How do I remove my Windows 8 Preview installation from the Windows Store's list of “other PCs” that I have apps installed on?

It's cluttering up the list, and confuses me because it has the same name as my later Windows 8 release installation on the same PC.
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Is there a way to list apps by categories in Windows Store on Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8.1, the apps shown to me seem to be what the store thinks I should have, i.e.: "trending" & "editor's picks". Is there a way to list the apps grouped by category? Or show a list of ...
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Localize finance app

The options of the finance app in Windows 8 seem to determine the index shown on the main page and the timezone used to display the last refresh time on the live tiles of the watchlist. In the options ...
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Installing the Windows 8.1 update on a non-admin account?

When trying to update to Windows 8.1 from 8 through the Windows Store I get the following error message: You need to use an account with Administrator privileges to install Windows 8.1, try ...
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How can I upgrade a clean Windows 8 install to Windows 8.1?

When I clean-installed my Windows 8, hoping to start clean when I upgraded to Windows 8.1, I noticed that the Windows 8.1 upgrade was absent from the Windows Store. It appeared again once I had spent ...
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How to upgrade to Windows 8.1 on a netbook with a small screen?

I am attempting to update a netbook to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. Unfortunately, visiting the Windows Store in Internet Explorer and clicking the "Get the free update now" link leads to the following ...
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Is there a way I can share the 3.42 GB download of Windows 8.1 from Windows Store?

Windows 8.1 is out, and I would like to know if it is possible to share the Windows 8.1 download upgrade between different computers so that I don't have to download it over and over again? This ...
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Are the downloads from Windows Store resumeable

I am downloading windows upgrade. Its 2.xxGB (I don't remember right now, and neither is it being shown there) and anytime I will have to go to sleep as its almost night here, so I wanted to ask, are ...
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Windows 8.1 update not showing

I have Windows 8 Pro activated with kms. when I open windows store, it doesn't show "win8.1 available". clicking on ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade just brings me to windows store main screen slmgr ...
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In-apps in Windows 8 Metro Store Apps

I'd like to know if in-apps from Windows 8 Metro Store Apps are bound to the account you used to buy them? If you use the same store account in another pc and install the same app, does it also have ...
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Store won't open after upgrade

After upgrading Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM), the store app won't launch anymore, hanging on the splash screen forever. Is there a trick to reset the store app or something? ...
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How to allow windows store apps and the windows strore to pass the windows firewall

I use the windows 8 firewall and I wanted it more secure, so I block incoming and outgoing connection. Unfortunately I realized that the windows store did not work as well and all application from the ...
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Windows 8 Developer licence [closed]

I am a Visual Basic.NET programmer, and am wanting to develop apps for the Windows Store. I have just signed up for a developer license and the information box, relating to the license stated that I ...
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Save apps download from windows store

I want to save(or backup) apps I have downloaded from the Windows Store, so that during re-installations of OS I can install them without downloading them again from the Windows Store. Is there any ...
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Windows 8 Store - dropdown on “Your apps” is duplicated

In my Windows 8, when I open Store, right click, go to "Your apps", the dropdown has duplicated options for my PC. See below. Why is that? How can I fix this and have it display only 1 option in ...
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How to forget/remove username in Windows 8 Store - account deleted

I deleted a Windows Live/Microsoft account (I have others) that I was using for the Windows Store on one of my PCs. Now I can't use the store at all because it wants a password for that particular ...
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How To Lock Down Windows RT

I have a Windows tablet that is running Windows RT. I would like to "lock down" Windows from a normal user. I would like to remove the charm bar, or disable it. I have an App this is running on the ...
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Windows 8.1 download failure

I have been trying to download the Windows 8.1 Pro Preview since it came out last Wednesday (the 26th), but I've been having several issues. First and most importantly, no matter how long I leave the ...
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Can't find SmartGlass in Windows 8 App Store [closed]

In microsoft pages they are saying: Download and Install SmartGlass from the Windows Store Open the Start screen on your Windows-based device or PC. Select Windows Store. Open the ...
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Forcing Windows Update to Update Metro Apps through Command-Line

I got a couple of Surface RTs and I need a batch file to force Windows RT to update all Store apps; that is, instead of using the Store app's GUI to install updates one by one, I need some kind of ...
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Clearing app install history in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Store is showing complete app history for Microsoft Account including currently uninstalled apps. How can the latter be deleted from list?
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Where does windows 8 store its app(from store) data of “11 days left” or “new update found” ?

For some reason I have an app that thinks it has new updates, which it does not currently and refuses to do its job. I have to completely uninstall it. Where does windows 8 use as storage for ...
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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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Clicking on “View in Store” does nothing

I have some problems when I want to install any Windows Store app from apps.microsoft.com. The button of the application from the store does nothing. I am using Chrome mainly. I want to install the ...
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How to remove an metro style app completely

I have removed some apps via right click on the tile and by clicking on "delete", but I still get update notifications for some of those apps. Some files are still there. How to remove an app ...
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Windows 8 Store only lets me choose U.S. address

I tried to purchase an app from Windows 8 app store. I can neither use my PayPal account nor my Visa card as it requires a United States address.
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Why does Windows store not start after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Professional

Many people who have taken the $39 offer to upgrade to Windows 8 Professional are having this problem. Most of the apps on the Start screen don't work. This is only occurring with customers that have ...
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No apps in Windows Store with a non-Microsoft email address

I've registered a Microsoft account with a Gmail address when I first booted my Windows 8 installation. In Windows Store I only get a few apps under each category, like 5 apps under "Photography". I ...