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

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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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Network connectivity issues with Windows Store

I have my Windows 8 Pro build 9200 installed on my Dell laptop. I want to install some new apps and updates from the Store but there might be some network problem that caused the downloading gauge ...
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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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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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Why do I get Apps in Windows 8 listed as 'Not available' sometimes?

What affects this, and if possible, how can I prevent this? Or maybe how can I get them to be available sooner or all the time? This pretty much happens to my game apps connected to Xbox live and a ...
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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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Hide “desktop applications” from Windows Store

One thing that I really hate is that the Windows Store in Windows 8 is full of applications which make you visit its website to download and install. In my opinion those apps shouldn't be a part of ...
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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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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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Cannot navigate Microsoft store after app install / update

Every time i go to the store and install a new app or update an existing one, I go back to the main screen of Store after a few screen refreshes. And then oddly, scrolling doesn't work and neither do ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Noogra Nuts freezes my Windows 8 computer in classic mode

I installed Noogra Nuts using the Windows Store. When I try to play Noogra Nuts by selecting Classic mode, my computer freezes. Specs: Noogra Nuts systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...