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A Windows Store app is a program distributed through Microsoft's Windows Store. They are only available for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Phones, and Windows 10. They usually must conform to certain appearance and functional standards set by Microsoft.

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IlSpy cannot be run as an app

once I installed IlSpy as a Windows-app. Unfortunately I made a system restore for a problem, which now has been solved. The problem was a per-user-problem with OneDrive being set as storage location ...
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Some Windows apps won't start

Some apps won't start after 5 minutes from the booting. Specs: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1240P 1.70 GHz 16GB RAM, 64-bit OS, x-64-based processor OS: Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (build 22635.3140 ) Windows ...
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Replacing a window's App's icons with custom ones (With MoveFileEx?)

I downloaded a nice windows app called PictureFlect as an alternative to the official photo viewer. I like a lot about it except for its ugly icon/logo. By exploring the windows app folder, I found ...
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Can't Install New Games from the Xbox App or Microsoft Store error 0x800700b7

I've been trying to install new games with the Xbox App in Windows 10 for over a week, and it always fails. In the Xbox app the error reads "Something unexpected happened. Reporting this problem ...
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AppX package installed, but not accessible

Installed AppX package via Add-AppxPackage, and it appears as installed when I use Get-AppxPackage, but it doesn't appear in the settings or start menu as an installed app, so it's effectively ...
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Cannot install a Windows store app for all users : The current system configuration does not support the installation of this package

I'm trying to install this Windows Store app on Windows 10 for all users : PS C:\Windows\system32> winget install --accept-package-agreements --id 9NF8H0H7WMLT --scope machine The `msstore` source ...
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What is the difference between these Windows WSL: Ubuntu vs Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS in the Windows app store?

Windows app store offers two Ubuntu WSL apps (as of 11/20/2023): Ubuntu Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS What's the difference between them?
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Why does the Windows Store app use the GPU when checking for updates?

Start the Store app (Windows 10) and then click on "Get Updates". Check the GPU tab in Task Manager and see under "3D" that it rises from 0% to around 10%. It stays at 10% while it'...
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Reinstalling Built-in Windows Apps

So, a recent wifi driver update apparently broke my Windows 11 and causes a couple of blue screens. I decided to run a System Restore from the windows UEFI menu. It fixed the blue screen somewhat. ...
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How to get the Microsoft Store URL from Get-AppXPackage output or AppxManifest.xml?

To get info about an AppX package I can use Get-AppXPackage, e.g. for Windows Calculator PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers *windowscalculator* Name : Microsoft....
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How do I grab IDL path for Microsoft Store apps?

Somewhere I found out that I can execute Serif Affinity apps via "IDL: scheme links". How can I get the same type of (IDL) links for other apps that I've installed via Windows Store, ...
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Can't install the "feedback hub" using microsoft store

I am trying to install the "feedback hub" app in windows 10 using microsoft store. Store seems to not be very responsive and hand out clues on what is going wrong. The install button (...
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How to update Python 3 installed through the Microsoft store without reinstalling a new version?

I installed Python 3.10 through the Microsoft Store and used to launch my scripts calling in python as such: python <path to script>.py. Python 3.11 just launched and now that I type python in ...
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Is there a list of Microsoft Apps made by Microsoft on their store?

Problem Microsoft Store's UI lacks specificity: an absence of filters for searching. Luckily, you can search via author by clicking on the author of an app. Searching by Microsoft (as author) ...
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Unable to install Snipping Tool on Windows 11

A while ago, I had problems with Windows 11 Snip & Sketch / Snipping Tool. I could start a screenshot with WIN + SHIFT + S, but the notification to then edit and annotate the screenshot would not ...
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Applications installed from Microsoft store does not launch with system startup as expected

I have multiple applications installed from the Microsoft store with the “start on system startup” option enabled. The applications actually don't launch on system startup. Regular Win32 Applications ...
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I have uninstalled Microsoft/windows store app from my laptop, how do I reinstall it? [duplicate]

I have uninstalled windows store app from my windows 11 laptop unintentionally and now am finding it very difficult to reinstall it.. could some one recommend the best way to get it right?
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mailto is not opening windows native mail application in google chrome. It works properly from file explorer and other applications

I am trying to redirect the mailto protocol from Google Chrome to the native Windows 11 mail application. The request keeps getting ignored; the mailto protocol does not redirect anything from (inside)...
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Is there any command line to open an existing image with Snip & Sketch?

Is there any command line to open an existing image with Snip & Sketch? Or better if you could open Snip & Sketch and paste an image from clipboard to Snip & Sketch.
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How to add Windows Store Apps to PATH?

I want to add the Windows Terminal (wt) to PATH, as I get the following error if I execute the commands "wt" and "wt.exe": My problem is that Micro$oft has apparently added a ...
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Windows 10 Movies & TV app opens up to a black screen with no trackbar or menu options

figured I'd try my luck asking here, since google gave no helpful results. It's as the title suggests, Windows 10 Movies & TV app opens up to a black screen with no trackbar or menu options, but ...
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How to permanently disable any Windows 10 automatic updates that aren't directly crucial to the integrity of my operating system [duplicate]

My PC is always low on space, and for the longest time I kept wondering why my C: drive kept filling up even though I wasn't downloading anything, and finally I discovered TreeSize and found out that ...
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PowerShell, how to setup Microsoft Terminal and other Store Apps inside Windows Sandbox

I would like to be able to get Store Apps to work within a Windows Sandbox. I asked a question here on Windows Sandbox and Store Apps in general, and @harrymc pointed me at a means to install these ...
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When will we see Store Apps enabled in Windows Sandbox?

Windows Sandbox is incredibly useful to me; having an instant Container that I use to try things out is great, it's an amazing feature, but I just can't get my head around why Store Apps do not work ...
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Removing a staged AppxPackage

On Windows Enterprise 10.19044.1708 21H2, I'm trying to use Remove-AppxPackage PowerShell cmdlet to uninstall the Microsoft 3D Viewer app. I have it down to the point where it's no longer showing as &...
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Microsoft Store not opening; can't reinstall [0x80073CF6, 0x80073CFC]

Using Windows 10 Home, 64bit, version 21H1 (now updated to 21H2; same issue), OS build: 19043.1706. I have tried many things but none of them work Microsoft Store doesn't even appear in Settings>...
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How do I make inkscape the default program for .eps files?

I installed Inkscape via the Microsoft store. How do I make Inkscape the default program for .eps files? Also, how do I add Inkscape onto the list of programs that show under open with? When I ...
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running an Windows Store Apps from command line with arguments

I have learned how I can run Windows Store apps from command line via: shell:AppsFolder!App # For example: shell:Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App How can I pass command line arguments to ...
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Run MS Store Apps saved on external drive on a new PC

I have a few MS Store app/games that are stored on an external drive. I have recently moved to a new PC, and do not see a way to get them running. I saved them to the drive by opening the storage menu ...
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How to sideload language packs MSIX inside MSIXbundle?

I'm using Windows Subsystem for Android on my Windows 11 22000.318 PC. In order to root and use Google apps inside WSA, I had to sideload the app by directly extracting the saPackage_1.8.32822....
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Where's the Powershell (Core) that installed from Windows Store located?

I installed Powershell from Windows Store. I would like to use that as my terminal in VS Code, but it can't find the PS. Where's the Powershell located?
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Is it possible to get command line output from a UWP application

I know how to start a UWP (windows store) application from the command line, using C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\<appid>!App But if i do that, the command line returns to the prompt ...
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Windows - Stop killing my Terminals for an update

I am using and really enjoying the WindowsTerminal. I find it to be a big improvement over conhost, and most of the alternatives. With one exception. Whenever Microsoft releases an update, the update ...
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UWP apps locked out of changing startup options

All UWP apps do not allow me to change their startup settings. In Startup Apps, the option is greyed out. In the app's settings, it's supposedly enabled by policy. This occurs with apps like Windows ...
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XBOX Game bar app incorrect VRAM usage/availability

XBOX game bar app in my windows 10 system is showing incorrect VRAM Availability and Usage for the Intel UHD 630 Integrated GPU, even though it is working fine. Task manager shows 0.3/7.9 GB as usual. ...
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How to start Snip & Sketch from command line

I would like to call Snip & Sketch with a Logitech mouse button. The Logitech app expects a path to an executable to do so. How do I do that for Snip & Sketch?
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How can I open a file in drawboard pdf via command line? (Windows Store App)

Usually you can open a file with an app by passing the file as the first command line argument programe.exe file.pdf For Apps from the Windows Store it seems like you have to use a different method. ...
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Unable to open any apps installed inside the WindowsApps folder

From one day to the next all of a sudden all the applications installed via the Microsoft store that live in the WindowsApps folder will not open. When I try opening an app from a shortcut created ...
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Windows 10 Powershell Permission denied when registering an app

I own an external HDD on which I installed a game from the Windows App store. My laptop got reset at some point and now the Windows App store wont recognize that it is installed there. I have tried to ...
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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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Can I cheat a Windows store app that the Internet is unreachable?

I have a Windows store app which will connect to Windows store to check the license when opening. However, the checking proccess makes the application need longer time to initialize. I have read How ...
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How to downgrade a Windows 10 application

The Windows 10 Remote Desktop app (not "Remote Desktop Connection", the old terminal services client) has a bug (or perhaps a feature change) in the recent version (10.2.1234.0) that causes ...
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What does the "_8wekyb3d8bbwe" extension in Windows metro apps mean?

Metro apps in windows seem to have a special extension to their installation directory, for example the new Windows Terminal is located at C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft....
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Is it possible to share Microsoft Store apps with Child accounts?

I have bought a couple of apps in the Microsoft Store, that includes FS2020. I want my children to play as well. Do I need to buy them a separate copy or because they are added as Child in my account, ...
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Why does "Your Phone" application automatically close on Windows 10?

I keep "Your Phone" and "EasyMail for Gmail" open on my Windows 10 laptop. I periodically find that the applications are not running. So, I start them, use them and later I find ...
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Adding cutom paper size to Windows 10 Print APP

Anyone knows how to add a custom paper size in Windows 10 Print APP? I know from older windows versions that i have to go to "Devices and Printers" inside control panel, choose the printer ...
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Customize windows store app on taskbar

How can I create a custom icon for a windows store app and pin it to the taskbar? Creating a shortcut for the program (which works great for real programs) does not work for a store app. The shortcut ...
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“You own this app” in Microsoft store - Formatted device, no connected account

I formatted my laptop which had Windows 10 previously. If I go to the Microsoft Store, I see the note "You own this app" on some apps. I did indeed downloaded these specific apps on the previous ...
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Windows store not installing or updating apps

For months now, I've had a number of "Downloads and updates" in the Windows Store that kept saying "Starting download..." but never actually did anything. Today, I went through a number of online ...
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