Questions tagged [windows-store]

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

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Windows 8 upgrade from Store

According to Microsoft - the Windows 8 Store was closed on 01.06.2019 and no APP UPDATES could be installed after this date. Does this mean that the Windows 8.1 upgrade was deleted from the store at ...
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Windows 8.1 no apps are installed to open this type of link (steam)

Trying to install the game PES 2020 in my laptop. After clicking PES2020.exe which is the installation file (or maybe the game run file itself), I get the message I tried everything on the internet. ...
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How can I enable the Ubuntu windows store app for all users on my computer?

So I have two user accounts on my computer, one that's personal and one that's for work. I’ve noticed that after installing Ubuntu from the Windows store on my work account, I can’t access Ubuntu from ...
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How can I restore lost windows store application dll?

I lost windows store application dll by accidentally deleting the it and now I am unable to open the windows store or the emoji panel. I tried to restore the dlls using sfc.exe /scannow and it didn't ...
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windows game bar unable to record

so my perfectly fine windows game bar was recording my game and suddenly just stops. . . all it says is ' '(yep you guessed it, nothing at all. I'm totally in the dark). . . when I press windows + G ...
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where does Microsoft Store put Start Menu entries?

I have several Microsoft Store programs installed. For example, MineSweeper is installed via Microsoft Store. Looking my Start Menu, I can see those installed programs, including MineSweeper which is ...
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Microsoft Store can't connect to internet

I have encountered a simple yet strange problem: I can't open Microsoft Store webpages using Microsoft Store. I am in China, behind the infamous Great Firewall of China, I use a multitude of FREE ...
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updating a software in Microsoft Store using cmd

I want to automate my Microsoft store Updates or Xbox software for pc updates (Microsoft Gaming App called Xbox). SO I want to know how to do that via a command in cmd so I can give it to task ...
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Appx Package without install location

Recently I encountered some HD issues and I was forced to replace the affected drive. Unfortunately, several Microsoft store apps were stored on this very drive. I wanted to reinstall the affected ...
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Windows Store error “Turn on Windows Update”

I cannot download any app from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. I get the following error message: Turn on Windows Update Windows Update is disabled. You can repair Windows Update by running the ...
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Windows 10 Store broken: You'll need the internet for this

Tried all suggestions searched online, e.g. disable proxy, reset app store app, enable/disable IP V6, run a mysterious Power Shell script etc. None of them worked. Please share some ideas. Update ...
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Can't run apps installed from an appx package - error 0x800704cf

When running apps that were installed with Windows's default App installer (Appx and msixbundle files), Trying to run the installed applications fails and the following error (Error 0x800704cf) ...
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Command line interface of Microsoft Store

Is there a command line interface of Microsoft Store that could be used to automate installation of apps from the store?
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Windows Store entirely missing from Windows after reset

I've been having some issues with the Windows Store on my laptop. Today, after finding the need to reinstall WSL, I finally resolved to dig into the problem. The app folder was beyond salvaging what ...
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How to reinstall restore Windows Store [duplicate]

A LOT OF PEOPLE ASKING HOW TO FIX OR RESTORE THE WINDOWS STORE. This is a fix I made after a lot of stuffing around, should work for people on Windows 10. Download the TakeOwnership file from ...
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Microsoft.Whiteboard app taking up 10+GB

Here's what I see - tons of copies of this windows store app, and each one is a different version: The app is not even installed on the PC, I uninstalled it using powershell: Get-AppxPackage -...
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How to change the frequency of update check for Window 10 store?

I want to increase the frequency the windows 10 store checks for app updates. I can't find any info about it, does anyone have any idea how to do it or is it even possible?
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Keeping UWP apps updated, but hiding/hiding store app

So I'm upgrading a clients system to Windows 10, and per their request removing as many UWP apps as possible. I got stuck on the Windows Store app though, I want to keep it to keep the bare minimum ...
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Manipulate AppData folder and fail install apps in Windows 10

I unhide AppData folder and change ownership settings and Windows fail in install/update apps from Store. Error: 0x80070005 I can't install programs from EXE MSI setup because they cant create ...
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How do I get GUID of apps installed from Microsoft Store?

I have installed Ubuntu app from Microsoft Store on Windows 10 1903. For some reasons I want to know its GUID. How can I get that, may be using some command on CMD or Powershell?
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Windows Store: “Something wrong happened on our end”

Every time I am trying to install a new app on Windows Store I am getting the message box: Try again. Something happened at our end! I've looked at different solutions and tried: scan check (100% ...
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Windows Store Mising

I am running a Windows 10 Lite version of 1803 that does not include "Windows Store". Is there a way to install the Windows Store into a distro that does not include W.S.?
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How to trick windows store that you have more than 1GB of RAM

So I came across an old tablet with windows 8.1, installed windows 10 successfully on it, it is smooth and fast sometimes sluggish when it has like few tabs on chrome, the problem now is that I CAN ...
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Why can't Microsoft store version of Office access redirected folders? [duplicate]

Our client has two computers that had preinstalled Office 365 from the MS store and I believe they are OEM licences for MSO '16 H&B. The computers were not syncing with group policy because ...
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Microsoft Store check your connection - error code 0x80072EFD however browsers can connect

I have Windows 10.0.017134, build 17134, version 1803. The Microsoft Store won't connect to the internet; all my browsers connect. I get an error code: 0x80072EFD.
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Cannot remove icon from Start menu on Windows 10

I removed the Windows Store versions of Office so I could install them from the installer, but the store version of PowerPoint still is on my start menu. I have tried googling on how to remove it, but ...
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Can I turn updates on/off for one specific app in the Micorsoft Store?

In the Microsoft Store, I have Settings > App updates > Update apps automatically turned on. But there's one app I'd like to only update manually. (Alternately, I could turn the global option ...
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No Microsoft Store, can't reinstall, Troubleshooter says to Sign in, but I am signed in

I have no Microsoft store at all on my Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 1709. I've read numerous articles on restoring the Microsoft Store, and none of the simple/non-destructive techniques have worked ...
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Cannot install anything from Microsoft store on Windows 10

I have a weird problem with my Windows 10 Pro setup. I want to install Ubuntu bash from the Microsoft store but whenever I click on get/install in the store nothing happens. Working message briefly ...
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How to uninstall an app from Microsoft Store (e.g. Instagram)

I want to uninstall the Instagram metro app. How can I do this? In appwiz.cpl it is not listed. I know how to display all metro apps but not how to uninstall.
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Error 0x80070002 - WindowsUpdateClient constantly downloads WinStore apps updates and fails to install them

According to System Event Log: WindowsUpdateClient constantly (multiple times per day) downloading WinStore apps updates (Microsoft.BingWeather, Microsoft.BingNews, ...) trying to install them fails ...
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The Invincible error with Windows Store

PC Configuration Asus X53U (Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 dual boot), problem is seen on- Windows 8.1, frequency of problem- Everytime the Store is opened Long Story, short Life was running smooth, ...
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Reset / Reinstall “App installer”

On my Windows 10 Pro machine (1709), double-clicking an .appxbundle will start the App Installer but directly show the following error message: The Apps event log shows the following entry: ...
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How do I figure out the installation path of apps from the Microsoft Store

I want to set up a hotkey tool called Autohotkey to open up a program called "Trello" when I hit a certain key combination. For that I need to know the absolute path of the program. The only problem ...
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Keep Using Microsoft Reader After It Has Been Discontinued

As of today (16/02/2018) Microsoft has apparently discontinued the Microsoft Reader app. Per this article After updating to the latest version of the Reader App, users will be getting a notification ...
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Install application from Microsoft store by powershell

I want to install any application from Microsoft store just by running script. I've been trying to find any information in the Internet but unsuccessfully. I was wandering about possibility similar ...
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Microsoft Store and other apps such as Calc and Photos won't launch after Windows' update

After an update, Microsoft Store and several other apps such as Photos and Calculator stopped working. Clicking on them would open a window's frame for a split second, then immediately disappear ...
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difference between app and program on windows 10 [closed]

I am trying to understand the differences between an app and a program on Windows 10. For example, with Skype I can either download it as an app from the Windows Store, or download the classical exe ...
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Unable to install Windows Store apps

I'm unable to install any apps from the Windows Store. When installing apps I am just presented with the following error: Code: 0x80070005 I so far have tried all the fixes listed in the link below ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 with PowerShell?

With the last update of Windows 10 (Fall Creator's Update), we can install Ubuntu on Windows, which is a Windows Store application. We can enable Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) via PowerShell with ...
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Windows Update “cannot connect”, and Windows store cannot download apps

So, I have been having issues with Windows 10 Update and Windows Store. To start, This PC is running Windows 10 Home, which was updated from Windows 8.1. I don't exactly know when the issues began (I ...
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In Windows Store, game size is 1.9GB, but download continues after 2.3GB

I have a paid internet connection (daily limit: 1GB). To download the game Modern Combat Versus from Windows Store, I therefore paused the download a couple of times. Now, when I resume, the download ...
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Bypass “App has been blocked due to company policy” when downloading app

I bought a brand new, Windows 10, computer a few days ago. When setting up the mail app, I configured it to include my school emails. A little while later, I tried to download TeamViewer from the ...
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Windows 10 - cannot open any Windows app, settings, updates

I've been using Windows 10 for something like 2 years already and everything was fine, but recently, around 3-4 weeks ago I noticed I couldn't open Calculator app (the pre-installed one from the Store)...
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Killing Windows Apps notifications

What is the Windows process that sends notifications from Store apps to the user on the bottom right corner? I cannot find the corresponding apps in task manager so I assume that there is a single ...
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How can I install non-Windows Store software on a Windows 10S PC?

Is there any way to install a non-Windows Store program I downloaded, on a Windows 10 S PC?
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“The data area passed to a system call is too small” error when Windows Store app after installing with more than 8GB memory in use

This is a weird one & has taken me quite a while to get to a simple repro! Steps to reproduce: Reboot PC and sign in (Windows 10) Run apps such that your total memory usage exceeds 8GB. For me ...
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Windows 10 - “Something went wrong” - Windows Store / account problems

Scenario So recently I was trying to install something from the Windows 10 store. I clicked the Get button and it asks for me to verify my Microsoft account. I entered my email address in and ...
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Windows 10 - remove account from windows store sign in list

I signed in to my account in the Windows Store app on a friend's computer. Now when I click the "Sign in" option, it still has my account listed under "Use this account". I would like to remove my ...
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How can I list all apps installed from Microsoft Store?

How can I find which of my apps are installed from Microsoft Store (or present in Microsoft Store)? I can search for an individual application by name in the Store app, and check for "This product is ...