A Windows Store app is a program distributed through Microsoft's Windows Store. They are only available for Windows 8 and must conform to certain appearance and functional standards set by Microsoft.

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When uninstalling apps installed via Windows Store, how do I make sure none of its leftover files or folders remain?

Back on Windows 7, I could use software such as Revo Uninstaller which will scan my system for leftover files and folders that may be related to the uninstalled program. On Windows 10 modern apps, how ...
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Unable to launch some Windows 10 apps

I am unable to launch some apps in Windows 10. They never did launch in my account on my PC that I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, although they do work fine on another account on my PC that is ...
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Using other types of controllers with windows store apps and games which only support Xbox controller

As I know there is a way to virtually convert almost any type of controller to an Xbox 360 controller by using this software: x360ce As in it's website is stated I should copy and past all the x360ce ...
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Where does the Windows 8 Dropbox App store its files?

Where does the Windows 8 Dropbox App store its files? I mean the user files, not the program files. I want an answer for the App, not the desktop version.
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Windows 10 - Xbox App doesn't start

I've done an upgrade from Windows 7 and everything went smooth, but the Xbox app doesn't start. When I click on the icon, nothing pops up, not even a black window. It's like I was clicking in an empty ...
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Opening Windows store apps with script

I'm trying to open hulu plus with a script and it's not working. I was able to open netflix using start netflix:. This doesn't seem to work with Hulu. Also tried opening explorer and type Hulu plus:// ...
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Windows 10 Xbox games: “Let this app access your info?”

Every time I open Asphalt 8: Airborne on Windows 10 (natively a Win8 app -- an Xbox Live app, to be more precise), I get a popup message that says the following: Let this app access your info? ...
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Windows 10 apps will not start

Just upgraded my Windows 8.1 Pro (Lenovo W540 laptop) to Windows 10, everything went smoothly, all my settings and installed apps preserved and work without a hitch. The only issue is - Windows's own ...
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“New apps will save to:” option is disabled

I had heard that it is possible to install Windows 10 Store apps to a different partition than the one on which Windows is installed, so I upgraded my computer to Windows 10, clean install. In the ...
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Windows 10: Restore Windows Store App

I've been exploring ways to remove "features" included with Windows 10. One of the ways that I've been looking at is this gem: Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName Get-AppxPackage | ...
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Sideloading/installing windows store application

I have a windows 8.1 universal application with cpu archs specific dependencies. As i understand i can use Add-AppxProvisionedPackage to install an application without installing the certificate in ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 None of the Modern UI apps work, Powershell, CMD, and wsreset returns error

So, today somehow my pc got messed up while I wasn't home, don't ask how because i don't know (maybe a windows update gone wrong, or ghosts were messing with it :) ) First it started with black scrn ...
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Prevent Windows Store app opening from Apps website

When viewing an app on the Windows Apps website, the full-screen (Metro) Windows Store app always opens on my PC. How do I stop this ridiculous behavior? How do I prevent the Windows Store app from ...
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No apps work anymore (Win 8.1)

I can't open any app anymore, except for the store, but I can't install any apps anymore. I always get error 0x8007064a when I try to install apps. How can I fix this problem and what is it caused by? ...
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Are there any Metro Internet Explorer command-line options?

IApplicationActivationManager::ActivateForProtocol works fine but only takes one parameter that has to be a URL. ActivateApplication(..., L"-private http://example.com", ...) does not work. The ...
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When I click on view in store, it takes me to store home page

I want to download an app called iGun Pro on my Windows 8 laptop, yet when I click view in store on the app page it takes me to the store home page instead. I have tried in both Chrome and Internet ...
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Unable to launch apps installed from a previous profile

Due to a corrupt Windows Profile, I recently had to forcibly delete the profile from my workstation PC as something in it was stopping me from logging in, and whilst I am again able to log back on to ...
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Will an app running in Windows 8.1's Assigned Access mode receive automatic app updates?

I'm having a hard time finding any documentation on how automatic app updates interact with accounts using assigned access on machines that aren't domain joined. If I have an app in the Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 Store quits after load screen even after wsreset

I just reinstalled my system to a new SSD because my HDD died, but because I have a Win 8 key I went through with the Win 8 (x64) install than the Win 8.1 update from the store. Than I reinstalled and ...
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Windows Store Apps are missing their small icons

On my Windows 8.1 Update machine, Windows Store Apps are missing there icon wherever the small icon shows up: In search and on the All Apps page of the start screen. The icons work fine on the actual ...
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How to reset the Windows Push Notification Platform?

For my user account, the Windows Push Notification Platform seems to be messed up. I have the following symptoms: In the Settings charm, Notifications is grayed out. The tool-tip is Turned off by ...
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How to turn off notification about available updates in Modern-UI apps?

When I start any Windows 8.1 Modern-UI app, it may notify me that the app need update. Thus, to use it I have to update the app, but this is troublesome if I don't want to update the app (at that ...
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Set Windows 8.1 Alarms app to ring forever till the user stop it

When I set an alarm to ring at specific time on the Windows 8.1 Alarms application, it rings only 5 mins then stop ringing. How could I set it to ring forever till I only stop it (Wake up)?
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Selectively Update App in Windows 8.1 Store

I was recently given a new tablet with a fresh instal of Windows 8.1 on it. Naturally, there are apps installed that have newer versions available. Some of these apps will not allow themselves to be ...
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Windows 8.1 update link in Windows store not working

I am attempting to update an HP 2000 series laptop from Windows 8 to 8.1. I performed a factory reset on the laptop then proceeded to install windows updates. After the windows updates were installed ...
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Windows 8.1 RT apps won't work

Windows apps open (?), I can see the icon on the taskbar but when I click on it, the desktop seems to give its place to the app, but the app minimizes instantly (in fractions of a second) and I can't ...
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Windows Store apps not displaying after the recent update

My Windows 8.1 Pro just got an update recently this month of November 2014 and today, I just noticed that none of Windows Store apps are not displaying at all. Here's the youtube video ...
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Windows 8.1 apps won't work after installing CorelDRAW X4

Everything was working fine, till I installed CorelDRAW X4. All Windows store apps stopped working. Why has this happened and what can be its solution? I tried to uninstall CorelDRAW X4 but it didn't ...
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Delete Playlists From Xbox Music App?

Xbox Music was complaining that it couldn't sync my playlists, because there were too many. I deleted all of the .m3u and .pls files from my library, because I always found them useless anyway, but ...
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Unable to start Windows apps (application of unknown origin)

Opening any app on Windows 8.1 Enterprise will give me the following error: This app can't open There's a problem with [App]. Contact your system administrator about repairing or reinstalling ...
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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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Windows 8.1 Store apps doesn't restore correctly if minimized and maximized from taskbar

When there is a minimized full screen app on my taskbar if i try to maximize it again, most of the pictures and layout elements doesn't load. For example on a music app (int the same situation) i have ...
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Store icon missing

I have a Windows 8 machine I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 but it's missing the Windows Store icon. Searching for "store" only brings up four or so icons for "Store documentation" and other ...
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Can't close Windows 8.1 apps by dragging from the top of the screen

I've just set up a new PC for a user in my office, with a brand new Windows 8.1 installation. He was having a look around on it, and openened up a couple of the fullscreen apps. He gave me a shout as ...
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Changing Win 8.1 Pro Store App Installation Folder

I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet with Windows 8.1. The c:\ is very limited capacity at only 24GB. With the OS only on the c:\ I just have 8.6GB of free space. So I have added a 64gb SSD to the ...
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Change the installation directory of windows-store-apps on windows 8.1

How could I change the default installation directory of windows-apps in windows 8.1 ? It was possible in windows 8.0 (see here) but it doesn't work for 8.1. (I currently have two hard disk and I ...
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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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How to install Windows 8.1 Store App for all users

I am the admin on a family 8.1 PC. My children are "child" users. Today I installed the "Fresh Paint" under my account but when the children log in they don't see it as an app. Instead the app ...
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Problems After Upgrading Visual Studio 2013 to UPDATE 2; Windows Store, Store Apps Stop Working

I just upgraded my Visual Studio 2013 Update1 to Update2, which took long time to finish, then suddenly, I can't start any App in the Start Screen. Event Windows Store Stops suddenly. I tried to ...
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Windows 8.1 apps won't open or load

First off, I'm aware of several existing posts that probably deal with same issue, but I think I'm having a unique problem and have tried a lot of things, but to no avail. (1) Here is my system ...
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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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Windows 8.1 Store apps minimizing automatically

Almost all my Windows Store apps are minimizing by itself in the app splash screen, then when I click to open it again or press the Windows key + Tab key to maximize it is still at the splash screen ...
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Can windows 8 store apps be backed up on external HDD?

I'm a guy who lives in fear of HDD crashes and thus I like to make a nice backup of pretty much everything on an external HDD. I'm using Windows 8.1 on a desktop PC and windows store apps have me ...
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Missing toast notifications in Windows 8.1

I have clean-installed Windows 8.1 Pro a few days ago and decided to give some of the "modern" (or however they're called) apps a try. So I am using the app for e-mails and the Facebook app. They ...
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Force the Xbox Music app to search for MP3s on drives other than C:

I have a new computer with Windows 8.1 and the Xbox Music app. When I put my music in C:\Users\[username]\My Music, Xbox Music finds it. However, the app doesn't search my D: drive. How do I make it ...
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Can skype-metro run in the background

I'm having an issue when trying to use the modern-UI Skype app in parallel to other apps (notably full-screen games): Whenever I switch to another app (e.g. the desktop) while I'm in a call on Skype, ...
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Windows 8.1 Store Tile does not display update count

After upgrading one of my laptops with preinstalled Windows 8 to 8.1 in November 2013, I detected that the Store tile on the Start screen has never displayed update count. I do not have a lot of ...
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How to stop the Music app from lowering volume while in background?

When I'm playing music in the built-in Music app (metro) and switch out of it, the volume lowers almost completely. Besides docking it in a "split-view", how can I stop this from happening?
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How to use installed windows 8 apps in other local users?

How can I use the apps that previously downloaded and installed in other local accounts? I don't want to download the apps that installed by other accounts. I just want to use "Previously Downloaded" ...
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“This PC” empty when opening files from a Windows 8 store app

I've been having this issue where the Windows 8 modern file open screen won't show me the contents of my PC. When I use an "open file" button in any store app, I am shown the file open screen in some ...