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

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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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Install Windows Store apps from the command-line

We can install AppX packages (Metro/Modern/Microsoft-style UI apps) by using the following PowerShell command: add-appxpackage C:\path-to-app.appx But, I want to install free Windows Store apps ...
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How do I search the Windows 8 Store?

I can't seem to find any search box in the store. Does it exist? How can I access it?
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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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How do I enable an auto download of newly installed Metro Apps?

I have multiple devices running Windows 8, and would like to sync up the apps that I install on one between the others. Is there a way to enable auto download and installation of apps purchased ...
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Can I browse the Windows App Store outside of Windows 8?

Is there a way to browse the Windows App Store outside of Windows 8? I want to be able to look at the collection of apps in the store outside of windows, similar to how I can browse through the ...
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Where is Windows 8's “package cache” for store applications?

I would like to mess around with a few applications on the Windows Store. The only problem is that I don't know how to obtain the .appx file that is Windows 8's package format. I know it has to save ...
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How can I search for an app in the Windows Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I search the Windows 8 Store? It seems like it is only possible to browse through apps in the Windows Store. How do I find a known app without having to find it ...
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I have IPv6. Why does my connection to the Windows Store fail?

I recently installed Windows 8, and I am unable to access the Store. I receive the error: We weren't able to connect to the Store. This might have happened because of a server problem or the ...
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Is there any feature where the Apps in the Windows Store update themselves when there is an update?

Is it possible for the apps in the Windows Store to update themselves whenever an update is found? This could be very useful as one cannot go to AppStore every time and look for updates. Auto Update ...
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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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Change Windows Store Region

I live in India but I would like to view and purchase the apps available in US. Is there any way to change the region of the Windows Store in Windows 8?
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How to see what changed in Windows Store apps?

Is there any way to see "change logs" of my Windows Store applications when they come up as available for updates? I can't seem to get any information about what actually changed in several of my ...
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Windows Store says my PC isn't connected to the internet

I have been using Windows 8 for the past few days but suddenly since a couple of days I'm not able to use my Windows Store. Every time I try to open it, it says that my system has to be connected to ...
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Getting 0x8007005 when installing any Metro app from App Store after

I recently moved my profile directory from C:\Users\[name] to E:\Users\[name] because I was running out of space on my drive C. I actually created a different account, completely copied everything ...
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Windows 8 automatic store updates

I have used the express settings, so Windows updates should already be enabled, but it seems this doesn't affect the Windows Store updates. It still wants me to click "Install" in the updates screen. ...
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Windows 8 App Store Updates not working

I have recently upgraded a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 8 using the upgrade assistant (keeping my apps and settings). It shows that 15 apps have updates in the store, but when I try to install ...
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Cannot connect to Windows Store [duplicate]

Are there any settings concerning the connection to the Windows Store? I find I cannot connect to it after refreshing my computer. I got the following message for two days. I don't think Windows ...
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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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How can disable the Windows store on Windows 8 completely

I don't want to use the Windows store and don't let the other user to use it. So what is the way to disable the play store on Windows 8?
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Can I install a Windows 8 App directly from the app store website?

The online website for the Windows 8 App Store is still in the "preview" stage and doesn't support searching through for apps. However, if you have a direct link to an app (for example, from the ...
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Does the Release Preview version of Windows 8 not get any app updates?

I've noticed that several of my apps installed on Windows 8 are outdated and even though the app websites mention that they've been updated, none of the updates can be seen from the Windows Store. Is ...
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How can I install an app I bought with my Microsoft Account on my kid's local account?

My kids can't buy an app. But I can. And I can install on up to 5 different machines/profiles. What are the steps for me to be able to install an app I bought with my Microsoft Account on my kid's ...
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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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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 windows 8 restricted to Marketplace for installing applications

Is Windows 8 platform a closed ecosystem. I haven't tried the new OS until now, but willing to do so in near future. Before proceeding, I need to know this very important fact regarding the OS. Will ...
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How to get a link to a Store app in Windows 8?

When looking at a details page in the Store metro app, how can I get a link to this page so I can send it to someone else? The only way I found right now is to google the application name with ...
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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 do I find the version of a Windows 8 store/RT app I have installed?

I can't seem to find it anywhere, even in the Windows Store and looking up say, the Microsoft "News" app, it does say I have it installed, but does not reveal what version it is. It would be nice to ...
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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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How to access Windows 8 Store from Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I browse the Windows App Store outside of Windows 8? Is there a way for me to access the Windows 8 store at http://apps.microsoft.com/ from Windows 7? I can get a ...
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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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How can I see most popular apps in the Windows Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I browse the Windows App Store outside of Windows 8? I can see best apps on Android by going to: https://play.google.com/store/apps How do browse the most popular ...
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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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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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Do I need a Microsoft account to use Windows Store?

In Windows 8, I am using a local user account. I don't have a Microsoft account at all. Do I need a Microsoft account to use the Windows Store in Windows 8?
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Windows 8 App Store, what's in the update?

The Windows 8 App Store shows that he has updates. Is there a way to see what its in the single Application update like iOS App Store or some kind of Change Log?
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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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Installing/Uninstalling Windows 8 UI Apps in Windows 8 for all users

I'm using Windows 8 Pro 64 bit quite a while now. My account is the only Administrator account on the PC. There are 2 other standard (and local) accounts. I've noticed that if I install an app from ...
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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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How to get back to main screen / library view in Kindle Modern UI app for Windows 8 using PC with mouse?

I just downloaded the Kindle Modern UI app for Windows 8, from the Windows Store. I'm using Windows 8 on a regular PC with mouse, i.e. no touchscreen or touchpad capability. When I launched the ...
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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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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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Windows 8 Microsoft Account and Microsoft Store doesn't allow login

The problem is that I have to go through proxy here in college to make my internet work. When I signed with my live id to switch to the Microsoft account in Windows 8, it recognized and validate my ...
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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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Error 0x80200013 when downloading apps from Windows Store

I'm using windows 8, a lot of times when I try to download an app from the store I get error 0x80200013. I tried searching the web but only found articles about this error related to Windows Update, ...
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Getting error 80073cf9 for specific Windows Store App after Rollback [duplicate]

I upgraded to windows 8 about a month ago, and quickly downloaded a certain app (jetpack joyride) and enjoyed it a bit, but my system sadly had an issue that could only be fixed with a rollback. This ...
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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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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 ...