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Windows 8.1 Most built-in metro apps not working. Event Viewer says that the package state is "License Issue"

I'm running Windows 8.1 and most of the metro apps that came preinstalled aren't working. I don't know why it's doing it. In case you're want some information on the computer, the secondary hard drive ...
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How do I login to Wechat on Windows without QR code?

I have Wechat installed on an iOS device (iPad) and on my Windows 10 PC. The usual way to log in on Windows (the app/program, not the web application) is to scan the QR code that shows up on my screen ...
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How do I reinstall all Windows modern app completely from ISO?

Long story short, I ended up deleting some of the files from C:\Windows\InfusedApps\ and C:\Program Files\WindowsApps. Now I am hoping if there is a way to completely reinstall all the apps from the ...
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Why should I prefer OneNote App vs MS Office OneNote? [closed]

I'm working on my Win10 laptop and I can chose between OneNote App and Desktop App (MS Office). In what scenario should I prefer one or the other? Why is Microsoft leaving this choice on a laptop ...
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How to restart Windows top-left and top-right corner navigation?

"Corner navigation" has been working fine all along, but suddenly it stops working. Nothing happens when the mouse is pointed to the top-left nor the top-right. "PC and devices → Corners and ...
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Install Windows Store App itself

I used to deinstall, when I set up a new Windows 8 installation, every App via Powershell by this command: Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage It removed any Apps except some very basic ones e.g. ...
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How can I disable the 'Installing Apps' screen?

I recently set-up a domain for my network for both home & business use. The domain runs well, and I'm ironing out some small issues (probably due to this being the first time I've set up a domain)....
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Problems With Windows 8.1 Metro Tiles and Apps

I just reinstalled Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) on to my computer and I'm having lots of problem in regards to the Metro Tiles (aka the start menu). One of the problem's is that when I boot into Windows and ...
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How can I restore my Windows File Explorer settings to original??? Why Metro apps do not work?

Well I'm having a bad problem... My file explorer for Windows 8.1 Enterprise is damaged! whenever I try to open a new window it's always not maximized, I don't know why, even after I close and open ...
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How do I add file types to Windows 8 “File Associations” for Metro apps

I needed to create a new file type ".pd". I want to have the Microsoft Reader Metro app open this file type. Using How do I add file types to Windows 8 "File Associations"? does not allow ...
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Prevent automatic installation of Windows 8 apps

How can I prevent Windows 8 from installing apps silently? I've already seen some app related to HP getting installed along with some necessary drivers when I connected a HP printer to the computer, ...
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What should I do to prevent games from crashing?

I've looked for similar duplicates but my problem is a bit specific than others. I'll clearly explain what my problem is. When I installed Windows 8, I was able to play game Despicable Me: Minion ...
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Start Windows 8 app from program with elevated rights

I'm having a problem: I have to run a application (SetPoint from Logitec) as administrator for it to work properly. However, it is now impossible to let the application start an app - I tried the ...
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How do I open apps up in windows rather than full screen with Windows 8?

I have had my Windows 8 laptop (HP Split- with detachable screen) for a few months now, and I am getting increasingly frustrated by the fact that whenever I open up an application, it automatically ...
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How to always show the apps title bar in windows 8.1 update?

Well, the title says it all. I am running Windows 8.1 Update 1 which came out in April. It introduces title bars to apps with a close-button like in desktop-programs. Can I make the title bar to ...
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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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No Windows 8 Apps will start - Windows.Launch for registered

I am unable to start any of the Windows 8 "Metro" applications anymore on any of the users on my system. This includes the Store, and the PC Settings application. When I try to run these apps, it ...
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How to start Chrome in Desktop or Windows 8 mode based on where I start it from?

Is there a way to choose to start Chrome web browser either in classic desktop or metro mode in Windows 8.1? I know how to change it while the app is running, also if I exit the app in metro and start ...
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Windows 8.1 App (Skype) Default Window Location

I'm using Windows 8.1 on a non-touch Lenovo laptop. Every time I turn on my computer, the Skype Windows 8 App starts full-screen on my primary monitor. I then drag it to the secondary monitor, move it ...
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Advantage of windows 8 apps over desktop programs

Introduction I currently have a laptop running windows 8 without touchsceen, apparently I somtimes use 'apps' and more often I use 'desktop programs'. However, I just don't get the point of making ...
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Windows 8 apps not working

I have an Acer laptop with genuine Window 8. My Windows 8 apps are not working. When I open any app, the app does not respond. I am not able to open my webcam too.
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Disable Drag of MetroApps/Desktop ability on Windows 8.1

I am trying to figure out how to complety disable the drag functionality of MetroApps/Desktop (not the whole drag and drop of files/folders) on Windows 8.1 so far no luck. The only thing I could ...
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How do I use a different proxy for each windows 8 app?

I want to use proxy for 4 out of 7 windows 8 store apps. Unfortunately the guides I have found only show how to set a proxy for all apps. I have windows 8.1 Thanks!
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Which folder\entity in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps corresponds to a given Modern UI app URI?

Problem fully described (with screenshots and links, which are limited for new SU accounts) here http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_store/broken-modern-app-shortcuts-...
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New tiles not being added in Windows 8.1

So I updated to Windows 8.1 tonight and I noticed after installing a few new apps, that their associated tiles where not being automatically added to the Metro interface, however they can be manually ...
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How to download Windows 8 app without Windows app store

My music app in Window 8 is not working, it says "Your app need an update" and it says download this update from app store. So I enter the app store but the app store says it is not available at our ...
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Error while installing an app from Windows 8 store

I get this error when installing applications like Facebook, Skype etc. from Windows 8 store -- "Your purchase couldn't be completed error :0*80070422". Firewall has been turned on as suggested by ...
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Windows 8 Apps Won't Open

I recently found I was unable to open any modernui app. They flash open and close instantly. I have tried a myriad of things to fix it. Ran App Troubleshooter Removed anti-virus Checked ...
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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 when I ...
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Windows 8 unique "desktop" to make an "app" out of a program

Sorry I didn't know how to ask this question without labelling it "Windows 8 multiple desktops" Which brings up a whole bunch of people trying to do something else. I like the "swype" alt-tab ...
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