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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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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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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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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Automatic update of Windows Store Apps - when are they happening?

Windows 8.1 introduced the feature that apps are automatically updated. However, I couldn't find any information on how exactly that works. Of special interest to me is the point of time of the ...
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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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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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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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Windows Store does not work after installing Steam

Before installing Steam everthing is working, so I can update Metro Apps and open the Windows Store app for app searching. When I install Steam, then I can not update the apps and the App Store says ...
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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 ...
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Is there a URI structure for launching Windows Store Apps from the browser?

I can see that for Microsoft apps, I can launch them in IE with the format app_name:///, for example: bingweather:/// bingmaps:/// xboxgames:/// I was wondering if this is possible to do in Chrome, ...
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Pre-Configuration Windows 8.1 Mail/Contacts/Appointments App

We are in an enterprise environment trying to create a Windows 8.1 Enterprise Image with pre-configured Mail/Contacts/Appointments app. I know the simplest way will be using Outlook 2013 but there is ...
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Download and Sideload Production Metro App (Win8)

I am not talking about an app you make. I know the tricks to obtain a developer key or self sign the app and sideload it using a pseudo DC. I am talking about production store apps. There are some ...
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How to enable all windows application store and the store windows to pass the firewall? [duplicate]

I wanted to optimize the security of my Windows 8 firewall so I blocked both incoming and outgoing connections. I then proceeded to define certain exceptions. I realized that the Windows store is no ...
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Install Windows Store App package (*.appx) for all users

I know there are several posts where users want to install Windows Store Apps for all users. Answers were to use DISM. In my case I can not use DISM because all clients are already deployed. If a ...
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Pictures not visible in Windows 8 Picture App

I changed the default system folder C:\Users\myuser\Pictures to another folder on an externat SD-card D:\Eigene Bilder`. After doing that there where no pictures in my Windows-8 Picture-App anymore. ...
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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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Windows 8 isn't searching/indexing secondary hard drives?

I've recently installed Windows 8 on one of three drives (C:), and it's unable to search or index any of the other hdds (A: and B:) where I've stored any user files: music, videos, pictures, etc). ...
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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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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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Windows 8 style apps don't work over VPN connections

I'm using a VPN connection to my corporate network and am trying to use some Windows-8 style (Modern, Metro, whatever) apps and they are unable to see the network connection when using VPN. This is ...
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How to fully uninstall a Windows Store app?

I have uninstalled Bing Maps, Travel and a few other Win8 apps from my computer. However, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps still lists them, happily taking up 1.5 GB of space. Is there a better way to ...
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Windows 8 Store and Apps stuck on Loading screen

Windows 8 Store Stuck on Loading Screen with Icon displaced Hi there! Info: Windows 8 upgrade from Windows 7 in November. Dell XPS 15 2011 model. I'm facing an issue with certain Windows 8 apps not ...
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Workaround for Microsoft account 5 PC limit

Apparently I can only use my Microsoft account on a maximum of 5 Windows 8 installations before I see the following message: You've reached the PC limit for your account Does anyone have any ...
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Why Windows 8 would display colored squares instead of icons in the Search charm?

If I try to search anything, I only see colored squares instead of app icons, but only for Windows Store Apps.
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Volume mixing Windows 8 Metro apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I control the audio volume of a Modern-UI application? In Windows 7, you could volume mix programs, using the built in volume mixer: In windows 8, you can ...
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Can someone please list and/or explain all the Windows Store app permissions?

Is there a list somewhere already? If not, can you list all the permissions available to Windows 8 apps, and what permissions they have by default? This is good info to know you are secure with your ...
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Is there an equivalent of Chrome's developer tools for Windows 8 HTML/JS/CSS apps?

When web developing, developer tools such as those in Chrome are invaluable. So is there an equivalent for Windows 8 Store apps?
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How Do I Set the Win8 Remote Desktop to Map Local Drives?

In the past, Remote Desktop clients had an option to share local resources with the remote host. This made it trivial to transfer files by mapping the drives. In the new Windows App Store Remote ...
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Sharing Windows Store apps between accounts

In Windows 8 it seems natural to me that each person in a family has their own Microsoft Account with which they log in. If you pay for an app on the Windows Store, you can install that same app on ...
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Close all Modern UI apps at once

Is there a shortcut to close all Modern UI apps at once from the Desktop? I tried killing RuntimeBroker.exe but it didn't work.
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Where exactly are the apps saved in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are apps from the Windows Store installed to? Where exactly are the apps saved in Windows 8? I have searched through the C:/Program Files and ProgramFiles(x86) ...
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Skype message sync and notifications - Windows 8

The problem is that my messages don't seem to sync and neither do I get notifications from the Windows Store App. I have both, the desktop program and the Windows Store App, the problem is that ...
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How to remove apps from my list in the Windows 8 store?

I installed Windows 8 on my laptop to play around with it. I downloaded quite a lot of apps, even ones that I don't like. The ones I didn't like I uninstalled. Now, I installed Windows 8 on my ...
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What can I use to track application internet usage? [closed]

I want to see what connections my Modern UI apps are making, and more specifically, where they are sending information, what the protocol looks like, headers, etc. Is there a program that can help me ...
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How do you uninstall Windows 8 apps that are not on the start screen?

If an app is on the start screen, I can right click it and choose "Uninstall" to uninstall it. But if I have previously chosen "Unpin from Start" for an app, so that the app is no longer on the start ...
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How to download Windows 8 Apps from Windows Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install a Windows 8 App directly from the app store website? I am running Windows 8 on my laptop. I want to download Skitch, so I visited this page, which gave me ...
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How do I use different audio devices for different apps in Windows 8?

Besides switching the default audio device, how can I send the audio from one app (say x-box music) to one audio device, and another (say the video app) to another audio device? Edit: Looking ...
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How can I browse a complete list of all apps in the Windows 8 store?

The Windows 8 store app lists apps by category ("Spotlight", "Games", "Social", etc.). Is there any way to browse a complete list of apps in the windows 8 store?
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Install a Windows 8 Modern UI app without the Windows Store

How do I go about installing a Modern UI/Metro app without using the native Windows Store app on Windows 8? I don't know if it's even possible or if it is, how the app even gets installed from the ...