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Solved: Internet works for IE and OS apps, NOT for firefox or 3rd party apps

Question: Solved: Internet works for IE and OS apps, NOT for firefox or 3rd party apps

Hi,

I've been struggling with this problem for a few days now. The problem is that I do NOT have internet access for firefox/chrome/dropbox/etc but i DO have internet access for IE and certain OS apps (like Network Troubleshooter). I've read and tried most of the typical solutions with no avail.

What I've Tried:
Safemode with Networking - same situation, I can use IE but not Firefox/Chrome/etc
Reseting Winsock (netsh winsock reset, etc) - didn't work, possibly just made matters worse?
Flushing DNS (ipconfig /flushdns, etc)
I do NOT have a special proxy, and neither firefox, nor chrome, nor IE are trying to use one
I have added exceptions in Windows Firewall, then just straight up disabled the firewall
I have Avira antivirus, but it does not contain any firewall features and no place that I can see to add any such exception
LSP-Fix.exe (I tried to fix the LSP registery, it found 1 problem from leftover Bonjour dll, and I've repaired it but its changed nothing)
I ran quick-scan on malwarebytes - found nothing
I ran checkdisk and found no errors
I have no system restore point
Also, with firefox, I hve tried it in safe-mode and created a new profile, but that hasn't changed anything. When I try to make a connection with firebug open, it says the request was "aborted"

Because native Microsoft software (IE, OS software) has no problem connecting to the internet, I'm just trying to figure out what bridge was burned between firefox/chrome and the working internet connection. It must be at a decently "low level" because safe-mode doesn't correct the problem. Does anyone hve any new suggestions? Or perhaps I am overlooking something obvious with the things I have already tried?

Thank you so much in advance!! I really really don't want to have to reformat - I'm in law school and don't have the extra time right now.
(HJT/Ping/IPCONFIG files attached)

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Answer: Solved: Internet works for IE and OS apps, NOT for firefox or 3rd party apps

Ok, so literally nothing was working - I did a "Repair Install" using my windows 7 cd. It took 2 hours, but when it finished up all of my networking was working So, for those of you who are having similar issues, as a last resort I'd give that a shot. Definitely read a few articles about what is required to successfully perform a Repair Install, as you don't want anything going wrong during that process.

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Hi,I've been struggling with this problem for a few days now. The problem is that I do NOT have internet access for firefox/chrome/dropbox/etc but i DO have internet access for IE and certain OS apps (like Network Troubleshooter and weirdly Filezilla). I've read and tried most of the typical solutions with no avail.What I've Tried:Safemode with Networking - same situation, I can use IE but not Firefox/Chrome/etc Reseting Winsock (netsh winsock reset, etc) - didn't work, possibly just made matters worse? Flushing DNS (ipconfig /flushdns, etc) I do NOT have a special proxy, and neither firefox, nor chrome, nor IE are trying to use one I have added exceptions in Windows Firewall, then just straight up disabled the firewall I have Avira antivirus, but it does not contain any firewall features and no place that I can see to add any such exception LSP-Fix.exe (I tried to fix the LSP registery, it found 1 problem from leftover Bonjour dll, and I've repaired it but its changed nothing) I ran quick-scan on malwarebytes - found nothing I ran checkdisk and found no errors I have no system restore pointAlso, with firefox, I hve tried it in safe-mode and created a new profile, but that hasn't changed anything. When I try to make a connection with firebug open, it says the request was "aborted"One background point, I had originally been struggling with my Wifi drivers because my wifi would connect to some but not all routers. In trying to fix this I rolled... Read more

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Hello I have been having some problems using third party apps on my computer. The problem came out of no where. I was using my pc the night before and everything worked fine and I put it to sleep for the night. The next day after work I get it out of sleep mode and no third party app can connect to the internet. I'm connected to the internet but all my apps such as Steam, Origin, and even like adobe update can't connect. The only apps that can connect are IE and Firefox. I have no fire wall at the moment. Running windows 7. I opened the ports on my router that the apps need. I reinstalled the apps, restarted my computer, reset my router, system restored to a time when everything worked. I'm all out ideas and am hoping someone here can help me. I was thinking about reformatting as a last resort, but I really don't wanna go through the hassle right now. I don't know if my ISP(Verizon) is blocking any port thats no http or what. If you need anymore information I'll get back to you asap. Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:Third party apps can't connect to internet

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Hi for the last week or so I havent been able to launch web pages from 3rd party apps, ie view profiles from msn or yahoo messenger or when using a programe and you click on help to go to the programes website, also the mail alert in the notification area of the task bar doesn't work. Firefox is my default browser, but its the same with Internet Explorer, neither work. I'd appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction. Cheers Shaun
 

Answer:Solved: unable to launch web pages from 3rd party apps

Try setting IE as the default browser, and then Firefox again, and see if that solves it.
 

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The Negative Impact of using Firefox Accessibility Service:

Impact Firefox browsing performance
May be monitoring your web surfing activity
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Examples of Accessibility Services:
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Abused by malware, if present, to monitor user behavior or access user information on the web.

Learn more at What is the Accessibility Service Indicator? | Firefox Help

How to Disable Firefox Accessibility Services

Firefox users can Block All 3rd Party applications from "spying" on their browser by enabling the following Privacy & Security setting as shown below:

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Hello every one !
      I am using Windows 8.1 pro on my desktop. For the last few days , a strange thing has been going on in my machine. Whenever I try to connect to Internet via Chrome or IE, I get a message that "This page cannot be displayed".
I am only able to access my ISP's homepage where I'd login. Other than that, I cannot open any  website . I've called my ISP guys and they've checked the connection. It seems there's something wrong with my machine. I am able to use apps like news
,maps etc. but I cannot open anything on desktop browsers like Chrome and Google. What should I do?

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Hi,

As the post title suggests, I am having trouble with the modern apps and connectivity. It feels like half my computer will connect to the internet, and the other half won't. Desktop apps like Chrome, Steam, Outlook, iTunes etc. all connect to the internet fine, but any of the Windows apps like Xbox, Store and (most frustratingly) Settings will not connect.

In my network and sharing centre in the control panel it says 'You are not connected to any networks' - but in the system tray, and in the settings app it shows me as connected to my home wi-fi. I am on a desktop, and using a USB wireless adapter. I don't think the adapter is the problem as I have tried it on another desktop in our house on Windows 10 and it worked fine. Curiously also, when I click 'Adapter settings' in the control panel, it shows the wifi connection.

I've tried updating the drivers for the wireless adapter, both through the Windows update and adapter website but to no avail (and as I mentioned, it seems the adapter works fine elsewhere). I've updated manually to the latest Windows 10 Pro build, i've done a DNS flush, I've tried disabling firewalls and anti-virus, I've tried disabling startup apps, I've done a clean install of Windows 10 and still am unable to fix the issue.

If anyone has any ideas that might help that would be great. I'm happy to provide any more information if people need it.

Thanks very much.

Answer:Modern apps not connecting to internet, desktop apps work fine.

Is your DNS client service running on your system .

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.In the list of services, click DNS Client.Make sure that the Status column displays Started and that the Startup Type column displays Automatic.If the service is not set to Started or if the startup type for the DNS Client service is not set to Automatic, follow these steps:
Right-click DNS Client, and then click Properties.In the DNS Client Properties dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Automatic in the Startup type list.Click Start, click Apply, and then click OK.

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Hi,

As the post title suggests, I am having trouble with the modern apps and connectivity. It feels like half my computer will connect to the internet, and the other half won't. Desktop apps like Chrome, Steam, Outlook, iTunes etc. all connect to the internet fine, but any of the Windows apps like Xbox, Store and (most frustratingly) Settings will not connect.

In my network and sharing centre in the control panel it says 'You are not connected to any networks' - but in the system tray, and in the settings app it shows me as connected to my home wi-fi. I am on a desktop, and using a USB wireless adapter. I don't think the adapter is the problem as I have tried it on another desktop in our house on Windows 10 and it worked fine. Curiously also, when I click 'Adapter settings' in the control panel, it shows the wifi connection.

I've tried updating the drivers for the wireless adapter, both through the Windows update and adapter website but to no avail (and as I mentioned, it seems the adapter works fine elsewhere). I've updated manually to the latest Windows 10 Pro build, i've done a DNS flush, I've tried disabling firewalls and anti-virus, I've tried disabling startup apps, I've done a clean install of Windows 10 and still am unable to fix the issue.

If anyone has any ideas that might help that would be great. I'm happy to provide any more information if people need it.

Thanks very much.

Answer:Modern apps not connecting to internet, desktop apps work fine.

Is your DNS client service running on your system .

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.In the list of services, click DNS Client.Make sure that the Status column displays Started and that the Startup Type column displays Automatic.If the service is not set to Started or if the startup type for the DNS Client service is not set to Automatic, follow these steps:
Right-click DNS Client, and then click Properties.In the DNS Client Properties dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Automatic in the Startup type list.Click Start, click Apply, and then click OK.

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I installed many apps locker they all work fine but I can still access apps from the all apps list.

Answer:My apps locker work fine but apps can be accessed from the all apps list, how can I prevent this?

Yes. There is no such thing as a real app locker app in Windows Phones. This is because third party apps are not allowed to interact or interfere with other third party apps due to Windows Phone Sandboxing technology.
If the developer was careful with his app, he or she would have indicated the limitations of the "app locker" he created in the app description. Otherwise, if there is no such disclaimer about the limitations of the app in the app description, the user is encouraged to report the app to Microsoft as a fraudulent or misleading app.

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I cant download any apps in my Lumia phones but I can access internet but cant download it gives posterity error please help

Answer:Why do I have a posterity problem while downloading apps, internet works?

Doesn't make sense. Please register and post the exact error details

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Last night my Lumia 925 randomly locked up (which it seems to do quite often) so I did a soft reset and then noticed a bunch of problems.
First I noticed a bunch of my app tiles were blank or only displaying the app name. That happens from time to time when apps are updated or decide to lose track of the day. So I tried to go in and refresh them. But a lot of them wouldn't open. Others will open but crash immediately, and others still will open and display their info but won't update their live tiles. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling some of them but it has had no effect.
In addition to apps not behaving, various settings windows won't open. I thought maybe my phone updated and the update was buggy, but I can't check because Extras+Info crashes before opening.
Also, in my app list the first 4 apps are things I did not install, and don't look normal. @{Miscrosoft.BingTranslate, @{Microsoft.MSBatterySaver, @{Microsoft.MSCalendar, and @{Microsoft.MSPodcast. Pretty sure none of those are supposed to be displaying that way.
I didn't attempt to install anything. I've been running 8.1. I don't know if there was an update pushed out last night that I didn't notice installing.
But my phone isn't working and I am frustrated.
Anyone know what's wrong or have suggestions?

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I've searched for days online about this issue, and it appears that I am not alone - however after trying basically all of the solutions that I have seen online I have had absolutely no luck trying to fix this.

For some strange reason, internet explorer does not open up any pages, and programs or games that use IE therefore also cannot (for me this includes Batman: Arkham Asylum).

I do not have a firewall active, have deleted any anti-virus application on my computer, and have checked the internet options - there is no proxy buttons ticked.

Please help me out here...
 

Answer:Mozilla Firefox and other apps can access the internet but IE cannot

I have attached the hijackthis log
 

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For all I know, there is already an post like this. I did a little searching, but did not find anything however, so I am posting my own. The following are the apps that I have been running with Windows 7, that make it even better. If anyone has anything they would like to contribute, please do so!!

ImageResizer= for easy resizing of images:

Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows - Home

RocketDock - creates a nice little dock in addition to taskbar

Download RocketDock - RocketDock.com

Objectdock - another dock program for those like me, who need more than one dock..

Stardock ObjectDock

Remove shortcut arrow - gets rid of annoying shortcut arrow on desktop icons

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-restore.html

takeownership - A nice little reg hack that lets you take ownership of objects by simply right clicking on them..

http://mintywhite.com/images/techtip...eOwnership.zip

The next two apps were a great help getting my machine all cleaned up and organized prior to the Install.. New OS, with a tidy file system.

d-filemu - a nice little app that lets you rename groups of files and folders in one simple step..

Download D-FileMU 1.7.6 - D-FileMU is a tool that enables you to make changes to filenames of a number of files quickly and easily - Softpedia


Like others, I found the following site ruled for getting the new fresh looking wall papers..

InterfaceLIFT: Wallpaper sorted by Date

Teracopy makes transferring of files quicker, and also de-... Read more

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FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

It's here

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I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro but now I cannot update any of my third party apps. In addition no third party apps will install. I get messages telling me that this app cannot run on this computer. I have over 330 gigs of free space. Someone please take pity on an 80 year old man and give me some advice.

Answer:Why can't I update any of my third party apps?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro but now I cannot update any of my third party apps. In addition no third party apps will install. I get messages telling me that this app cannot run on this computer. I have over 330 gigs of free space. Someone please take pity on an 80 year old man and give me some advice. open store > open downloads and updates and check for app updates - from all the app updates, look for store app and update that first. Then try with other apps
Also, you can check in settings > updates > check for OS updates
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I have been using windows 8+ for about a year and have installed some supposed security third party apps: CCleaner Free, Super-antispyware, Malwarebytes free, etc. I just installed Windows 10. Do I still need these third party apps or can I get rid of them? MM
 

Answer:Windows 10 and third party security apps

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Have been reading on Langa.com and TweakHounds about 3rd party defrag tools being better than Micros$$t vrsion. Any suggestions and why they may be better than the supplied app.
 

Answer:3rd Party Defrag apps, any suggs plz

If u keep ur drive clean and defragmented regularly, it wont take a long each time, but the built in is kinda slow and it wont defrag ur MFT and paging file.
Third party applications are faster and some have advanced scheduling features and you can set them to run in the background.
Here's an MS article on the same
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q130539&ID=KB;EN-US;q130539
My personal choice is Diskeeper. Here's a free version
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1207
 

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For example, some 'heavy' apps such as Great British Chefs, Cocktail flow and many remarkable apps which offer a lot of information in both text, graphics and animations perform so well and beautifully, one could almost believe they were native to the WP OS. On the other hand, some 'average' apps that don't really do quite as much IMHO just run poorly, displaying occasional scrolling/swiping lags and are generally not as impressive. I'm curious as to why this is so. Is it a question of the skill level of the developers as in seasoned veterans vs. beginners? Or could it be something else? I'm assuming all developers use the same toolchain for WP so it is not a compiler quality issue right? Any opinions on this?

Answer:Why do third party apps differ so much in performance?

Third party apps are made by people.
Except they may not have the time, resources, knowledge, access first-party or experienced developers have.

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I'm testing XP Pro for my school district. A few of our edutainment legacy apps which are 16 bit will not install on XP. Is there a way to run such legacy apps without purchasing 3rd party software like Citrix?
Brett
 

Answer:Can I run 16 bit legacy apps in XP without 3rd party software?

XP generally can be quite harsh on old programs. I can't speak about Pro, but my XP Home can run some old 16 apps (Games), but some it can't. I also kept a second hard drive on my system, with a spare 2gig partition running FAT, and one running FAT32. Some apps would not run at all on NTFS, but with a bit of tweaking with the XP Compatability Wizard, can be made to run on FAT or FAT32.
I hope this helps.
 

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I have an HP Pavillion laptop 1 year old. It came with apps like Cyberlink media suite. As they were pre installed I have no discs for them. Will I lose these programs by installing Windows 10?

Answer:Will I lose my 3rd party pre-installed apps?

If you choose to keep files and software you won't loose anything

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I got my nokia lumia 930 today (WP 8.1), but apps like metrotube, twitter etc. don't work. I cant log in because the app tells me it can't connect. The problem isn't my internet connection, because internet explorer and other apps from microsoft work perfectly fine. Any help?

Answer:Third party apps dont work (8.1)

The app indicates it works with WP8.1 so there's something wrong with your phone.
Have you tried a soft reset? Is your phone completely up to date?

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I've owned several 25 dollar MPG players and it was so easy to drag/drop music, videos, or pics in them. Now we got an Ipod and a Zune and it's a bother figuring out playlists and how to sync them up. I understand both have file restrictions on what they can play, but it sure would rather have a simpler file interface. Do such exist?
 

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I don't see anyone else posting about this but I have had these problems a couple of times. I have some different apps ( like most recently WinMX and the game Half-Life) that get errors when I run them. I have completely uninstalled WinMX and reinstalled it trying to clear any corrupted registry entries, but I still get failures. It causes an error to come up asking if I want to send a report to the developers.

I know WinXP keeps applications from accessing memory in the system, but WinMX worked fine for several months before. The thing is I have had this before with other applications, but I recently did a full reformat and reinstall of WinXP so I lost most of those problems.

I always assumed these kinds of failures were corrupted registry entries, but if uninstalling and reinstalling the individual apps doesn't cure them, then what would? There may be no quick fix for this, but if someone could shed some light on these kinds of errors, I would appreciate it.

Oh, one other problem I have had is occasionally Windows Explorer itself will crash and I will have to restart it. It doesn't require a reboot, just restarting Explorer.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

FingerDemon
 

Answer:WinXP third-party apps problems...

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I recently switched to Roadrunner from time warner cable. I tried to install NOD-32 and Comodo firewall, but the internet stopped working. i called roadrunner and they said that the 3rd party security apps were causing the problems because roadrunner is already protected. can anyone verify this? or are they just BSing me?
 

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I have a Lumia 640 , Windows Phone 10. I usually use Awesome Tube (it used to work perfectly but it suddenly stopped playing any vids),so I tried Tube Cast,Perfect Tube and a couple of other apps (all of which I've used before and know they used to work) , now all of them are not playing any videos. On some it showed an error message, but on most it just won't play. Is it just my phone or has something changed? Also how can I fix it if it is just my phone having the problem?

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as early it was said that might windows 10 will provide all kinds of google apps and some other apps that are provided earlier on android & ios . Will they come or not?

Answer:Will the Windows 10 update provide all third party apps on it or not?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question as early it was said that might windows 10 will provide all kinds of google apps and some other apps that are provided earlier on android & ios . Will they come or not? Yes they will come.....
A process called "port" , in which android and ios apps codes will convert to support windows combine with windows APIs in ported apps to give same experience like windows apps gives....
For example, secure environment and Live tiles..... that windows gives
This will all happen soon after official launche of windows 10 mobile.

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Our country is Myanmar and we use Zawgyi font. But Zawgyi font is not available on windows 10 and earlier. So I install Zawgyi font on windows 10 but that font can't seen on Facebook apps ( downloaded from windows store ). How can I use our font on windows store apps

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I have a relatively new XPS 3900 with a single 1TB HDD. I want to upgrade the system to boot from a 500GB SSD and keep the 1TB drive for Data. I have a bunch of third party applications installed (Office, Adobe PS and Lightroom, etc.). How do I configure the system so that all apps and Windows 10 exist on the SSD? I would like not to have to unininstall and then reinstall the third-party applications to the SSD if possible.
How do I accomplish this in a reliable and quick way?

Answer:XPS 8900 - transfer OS AND third-party apps from 1TB HDD to 500GB SSD

Probono,
It is best to reinstall the program if you have the disk or download link. The reason is that programs and games have so many files they load when installed. You could do a Google search for information on moving them over.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number.You would click my name in blue, then on the next page in the upper right corner, click the words "send private message"

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I got an email from snapchat asking me to stop you using third-party apps. I'm using 6snap since windows phone doesn't have the original app. They say if I continue to use it, they will permanently lock my account. What should I do? Is there a solution?

Answer:Why am I getting a warning from Snapchat to stop asking me to use third-party apps?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I got an email from snapchat asking me to stop you using third-party apps. I'm using 6snap since windows phone doesn't have the original app. They say if I continue to use it, they will permanently lock my account. What should I do? Is there a solution? what I did was change the password and continue to use it..... so far I haven't gotten another warning.

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I realize this may be in the wrong section, but I only just made my account on these forums to share this bit of information.

After recently installing 7 Starter N on my 6 year old laptop I soon found out how limited the OS is, one thing that specifically bugs me is the (almost) inability to change the wallpaper. I found a few articles online showing some registry editing to place wallpapers, but many users ran into difficulties changing the wallpaper a second time. I also realize there are such programs to do this task such as Oceanis and ThemeIt, but where's the fun in that? :P

Using basically the same use of the registry editor as many guides showed plus the use of some further permission and ownership changing to the wallpaper folder within the Windows directory to override TrustedInstaller to be able to swap out files as I please, I came across a very simple way to change the wallpaper by replacing the "img0.jpg" with a picture of the users choice, then log out/in to view the change, as detailed below:
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PART 1: Changing user permissions.

1. Navigate to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper, Right click the "Windows" folder and select "properties".

2. Click the "Security" tab and highlight "Administrators (User-PC\Administrators)" and click on the
"Owner" tab. Click the "Edit..." button, then highlight "Administrators (User-PC\Administrat... Read more

Answer:How to add a wallpaper to Windows 7 Starter without 3rd party apps

Full tutorial for various methods is here .....

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html

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Microsoft Issues First Security Alerts For Third-Party Apps.

Monthly or quarterly advisories on deck in the near-term, and Microsoft will only disclose an unfixed bug and offer workarounds if attacks hit

Microsoft yesterday officially joined the ranks of security firms that publish vulnerability discoveries they find in other vendors' products, with its first-ever security advisory disclosing two bugs in Google's Chrome browser and one in the open-source Opera browser.

Meanwhile, Microsoft didn't waver on its policy of not publicly reporting software vulnerabilities before a vendor has either patched the flaws or gone public with them: both Google and Opera had fixed them before Microsoft went public.
Click to expand...

-- Tom
 

Answer:Microsoft Issues First Security Alerts For Third-Party Apps

Good Read
 

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Hi there
Just to remind those people who really find they can't live without some sort of menuing system that you can replicate a classical menu system VERY CLOSELY by using a little trick I found on the Net some while ago. I can't remember the original source from the net but the method works 100%.

I've posted it on the W7 Forum so the details and screenshots are there.

If you use that method it actually is far more flexible and customisable than the "Classic menu" and is perfectly 100% standard windows -- you don't need any 3rd party apps whether paid or free.

More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8 - Page 18 - Windows 7 Support Forums

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Classical Menu WITHOUT using 3rd party apps or system mods

Good one, Jimbo.
I actually did that one when I first tried the DP, and got totally lost with the Metro screen and no start ball/menu. :-)
It works well.
Wenda.

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I updated my windows phone (M10) after that, I tried to launch my third party apps (WhatsApp) but they won't open.... They kept on loading... For hours.... Please what should I do?

Answer:why are my third party apps (WhatsApp) not opening on Windows 10 Mobile?

It happens, I have a 830 that did the same thing
Windows Device Recovery Tool.http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=522381

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Thumbnails don't show for YouTube videos on edge and other third party YouTube apps like Client for YouTube, Awesome Tube or Perfect Tube. I can only see a small broken image icon.
Tried cleaning cache and cookies - Did not work
Used Disk Cleanup - Did not work
Bing does not gives any effective result to mitigate the situation.
System Details:
- Windows 10
- Creators Update 1703
- Build 15063.138
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Thumnails missing for YouTube on edge and other Third party apps

Only happens to You-tube and you-tube related programs ?
Only happens when using Edge ?
Does the same happens using other browser ?

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Hi All,

I have been searching the web and cannot seem to find a way to do this (it may not be possible). I work in the ICT department for a large organisation and we have just purchased some Dell Venue pro 11 tablets. Obviously they come with 8.1 installed and we are putting a new corporate 8.1 enterprise image on them.

We have nearly got everything the way we want it and now it has come to the stage of installing default 3rd party applications. We want some of these applications to be Metro/moderns apps and we want them to be installed for all users. From what I can see this is not possible.

Now the devices are tablets so we do want to use the touch screen apps some of which are only on the windows store. There will be several users on each device and they can change as time goes on so we dont want the users installing them. I am happy for the apps to go on either via MDT or GPO or even install them manually once so is this possible?

So for example is there a way I can install Adobe Reader touch for all users on a device?

If not I cannot believe the Microsoft would create a product where this cannot be done a it makes no sense at all to their core customers (Business/School).

I have read about sideloading but that is only officially for in house apps.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Deploy 3rd Party Metro/Modern Apps to Al Users

AppLocker is what you're interested in.

AppLocker Overview

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OpenVPN Native VPN and third party VPN apps which uses Openvpn technology are also not working in 14383 build ?

actually they show they are connected to VPN but when we use browser and app origin IP is completely leaked

e.g. I tried F-secure Freedome VPN , ZENVPN , ANONVPN and OpenVPN Navtive app with lasted cert-config
I also done clean installation on-by-one and so on but still not working

need help bz VPN is my life
thanks in advanced

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OpenVPN Native VPN and third party VPN apps which uses Openvpn technology are also not working in 14383 build ?

actually they show they are connected to VPN but when we use browser and app origin IP is completely leaked

e.g. I tried F-secure Freedome VPN , ZENVPN , ANONVPN and OpenVPN Navtive app with lasted cert-config
I also done clean installation on-by-one and so on but still not working

need help bz VPN is my life
thanks in advanced

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how to install third party app in wp8i just want to install third party app in my lumia520 plzzzzzzzxxzx help me

Answer:No option to install 3rd party apps on Win8 lumia 520 phone

The manual appears to cover your issue.http://download.support.nokia.com/n...http://download.fds-ncom.nokia.com/...message edited by Johnw

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I need to setup some server monitors that will alert others if; HDD fills up / cpu utilization is high / no ping reply, etc.

Are there any free open-source options? or what 3rd party paid solutions are good?

I looked into uptime, little too expensive for what I need however.

Any suggestions are welcome, thank you!
 

Answer:Server monitoring options / 3rd party or open source apps

Nagios is open source and will probably fit the bill.
 

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I'm considering changing my plan on T-Mobile to get the free music streaming/music freedom. Does this work with 3rd party apps, since there aren't WP apps for all the services? I saw that it has to be specifically using an app. There are only a few I would be concerned about. I believe Pandora is an official app, but is Spotify? I don't think there is an official SoundCloud app, so I use Audiocloud. Does anyone know if that will count, or is there not much point in getting this plan on a windows phone? Any info is appreciated.

Answer:Can 3rd party Windows Phone apps be used with T-Mobile's Music Freedom?

I'm wondering about this too.

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when I install software under windows 10, I have to register some programs for each user after installation, i.e. when I register the software when logged in as user1 and then login as user2, the software is not registered yet.

In addition, to avoid getting the "not registered" popup of UltraISO, I have to launch the software as Admin (or be logged in as and administrative user).

How can I avoid these two annoying things?

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I read about Windows 10 to support mkv and HEVC files without the need for third party app. Does it hold true for phones as well?
Thanks.

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Hi all,

I installed the latest Creators Update, but apps/programs I installed (e.g. Chrome, Office, Netflix) have disappeared from the start menu. They will appear in the search in the start menu, but installed apps like Netflix will not open.

I have already tried this: Reset Start Layout in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials .

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Start menu - installed/third-party apps/programs not showing/opening

Hi jcm7. Welcome to the TenForums @jcm7

Could I suggest you try creating another user Id and see if the problem persists. While not an ideal solution if it works you can copy your data files over to the new id.

Ken

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I was recently hunting for a UMPC to buy, and happened across a W100 on EBAY and after a short google I purchased it right away!

Its an incredible device, but Windows 7 really brought it down. It was sluggish, unwieldy and honestly not too usable.

Windows 10 however is worlds apart when it comes to touch friendliness! Combine that with Toshiba awesome idea of the full screen keyboard and a virtual trackpad and the W100 a surprisingly usable full blown laptop. Win10 runs miles better than Win7 does, and things like touch scrolling, zooming and panning is done via texturing (like the iPad) so its smooth as!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLWvmohEuz4

Working
Windows 10 Home Edition
Dual Multi-Touch Screens
Touch Screen Keyboard (3rd Party)
Touch Screen Touchpad (3rd Party)
Physical Key Shortcuts (via scripts)
Toshiba Eco
Toshiba Flashcards
Toshiba Reeltime
Toshiba Face Recognition
Toshiba Sync Utility
Toshiba Multimedia Controller
Web Camera + Application

NOT Working
G-Sensor (displays can still be rotated manually)
Haptic Feedback (technically it works, but only with the Libretto Software, which does not work)
Libretto Software (Unfortunately unstable and/or unreliable on Windows 10)

The process is relatively easy, just long-winded! That being said, I take no responsibility should you follow this and it goes wrong!
Windows 10 Upgrade
Requirements :
Libretto W100/W105 running the Windows 7 build with all the software and drivers installed.
Latest BIOS update
Externa... Read more

Answer:Libretto W100 Windows 10 - Full functionality via 3rd party apps (instruction)

Touch Screen Keyboard

Download Comfort Keyboard and install it. I fully endorse purchasing this (I did) its the ultimate W100 keyboard! (Free Trial is available)On the Greetings page, Tick all options and click NextSelect "MiniUnispaced" type and whatever style you likeTick only "Show labels and icons..." and click NextTick only "Use Gestures" and "Fit Width" and click FinishRight click on the new Keyboard icon on the Taskbar and choose Options. Move the window to the TOP screenUnder Main Properties ensure everything is tickedUnder Keyboard Shortcuts set Visibility to CTRL+ALT+CAPSUnder Keyboard Shortcuts set Next Keyboard to CTRL+ALT+TABClick Set The List of Keyboards. Click Uncheck all.Tick "MiniUnispaced" then "StandardBigAlpha" then "Standard" then "TwoSides2" and click OKUnder On-Screen Keyboard ensure everything is untickedClick Advanced... then click Extended on the new windowTick only "Check any application as a web...", "Don't Move the on-screen keyboard..." and "Prevent the mouse cursor..." and click OKPress the keyboard button on the taskbar. Make sure the keyboard shows up on the bottom screen. If not: open notepad (or anything with a text cursor) on the bottom screen and press the keyboard icon againHide the Keyboard by pressing the icon again and return to the options windowUnder Position tick only "Lock". This will ensure the keyboard only ev... Read more

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Now a days PRIVACY is the most Important thing we want in our phone.
But in Lumia series or any other windows phone why we cannot lock messages and gallery ?
Anyone can easily access to my stuffs as any one can see my screen lock password when i use to unlock it.
If there will be a lock in windows 10 upgrade so that we can lock our Messages , Gallery and other apps as they are CONCERNING to our PRIVACY then it will be more beneficial to we Lumia users.
OR
Rather then this an app should be made available easily so that we can lock our confidential stuffs like Messages , Videos , Images and third party Apps.
There is not even a category in windows store named "PRIVACY" or "SECURITY".

Answer:How we can lock our messages , gallery files and third party apps in all lumia phones ?

Interesting
So who is standing next to you that can see you type your password but you would be afraid they'd see your texts and photos?
Windows allows you to lock certain files, etc. Maybe they'd all that with Windows 10 on ARM devices. Seems like a really niche feature though. Wouldn't hold your breath.

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I was recently hunting for a UMPC to buy, and happened across a W100 on EBAY and after a short google I purchased it right away!

Its an incredible device, but Windows 7 really brought it down. It was sluggish, unwieldy and honestly not too usable.

Windows 10 however is worlds apart when it comes to touch friendliness! Combine that with Toshiba awesome idea of the full screen keyboard and a virtual trackpad and the W100 a surprisingly usable full blown laptop. Win10 runs miles better than Win7 does, and things like touch scrolling, zooming and panning is done via texturing (like the iPad) so its smooth as!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLWvmohEuz4

Working
Windows 10 Home Edition
Dual Multi-Touch Screens
Touch Screen Keyboard (3rd Party)
Touch Screen Touchpad (3rd Party)
Physical Key Shortcuts (via scripts)
Toshiba Eco
Toshiba Flashcards
Toshiba Reeltime
Toshiba Face Recognition
Toshiba Sync Utility
Toshiba Multimedia Controller
Web Camera + Application

NOT Working
G-Sensor (displays can still be rotated manually)
Haptic Feedback (technically it works, but only with the Libretto Software, which does not work)
Libretto Software (Unfortunately unstable and/or unreliable on Windows 10)

The process is relatively easy, just long-winded! That being said, I take no responsibility should you follow this and it goes wrong!
Windows 10 Upgrade
Requirements :
Libretto W100/W105 running the Windows 7 build with all the software and drivers installed.
Latest BIOS update
Externa... Read more

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I have a gremlin in my network.

I'm using AT&T Uverse residential gateway as my modem & router. It's connected to a Dell 24 port gigabit switch. A couple months ago, only one of my PCs on the network started showing the little yellow exclamation point, and Windows reports I have no internet access. However, the internet works perfectly fine through a browser. Steam works fine, Avast downloads updates fine, but EA's Origin software reports it can't get an internet connection. So, most apps access the net just fine, but a few are having issues.

I have tried auto IP address as well as a static address with no chage. I have swapped cat 5 cables and tried 3 different ports on my switch.

I wouldn't be bothered by it too much, except I've seen some odd behavior on my network. Uverse puts the TV boxes on the same network as my PCs, and I've seen some odd dropouts on TV at times. The other day, when I had the troublesome PC turned off, the TV was a mess. When I turned it back on, the TV worked fine again. None of the other 6 PCs on my network appear to be having issues.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:"No Internet Access" but browser works fine, some apps don't

Most likely DNS. Try using 4.2.2.1 and 8.8.8.8 as the DNS servers for your local PCs and see how that goes.
 

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What actually is 'media playback' requirement? Most of the apps require this.
I don't download most of the games because of unwanted requirement. Many games ask for pictures,music and video libraries requirement.I know about for playing music,so and so etc. But many gameloft games don't ask for these requirement even though they play music while playing...is it true that our pictures videos and musics is being stolen by this apps by 'media playback' and 'photo video and music library'
i expect a satisfying answer.

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I recently had an odd Trojan horse and, while it seems to have been sorted, some damage has been done in it's wake.

For some reason I cannot use any Metro apps. Windows Store says there is no internet connection, Cortana says it cannot connect, Edge closes as soon as it is opened... You get the idea. Practically every Metro app is behaving like this and yet my internet connection is just fine outside of Metro apps.

I'm not sure what to do here, I've tried a few different fixes for similar problems but nothing has helped. I did recently install Malware Bytes and Panda to clean up my system and everything was working before then (besides the obvious adware) so my guess is some sort of setting has gotten swept up in the search for dangerous files?

Could anyone offer me any help/insight here? I get lonely without Cortana.

Answer:"Modern" apps cannot connect to internet but all other apps can.

Hi CaptainBritish

Interesting. In your title you mention other apps can access internet but Edge closes on start. What apps do work.?

First I would shut down Windows completely by holding down shift key and clicking shutdown (not restart)

If you are absolutely sure that the bugs are gone there are several troubleshooters and a reset that may help.

Start => Setting => Network and Internet.

On the right hand side scroll all the way down to bottom where you will see Network reset. This will cause you to loose your stored wireless password.

I would also run these commands commands at Command Prompt(admin). Don't enter stuff in brackets, this is what the command does.

ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
nbtstat -RR (release and refresh NetBIOS names)
netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)
To gain access to trouble shooters

Right click start, Click Control Panel, click System and Security, under Security and Maintenance tab, Trouble shoot common problems. When Window opens click on View all, over to the left in navigation pane.
Ken

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I am a relatively new tech, and i have run into an issue that i should know how to fix, but i can't seem to get it solved, so here goes. Got the blue screen of death on an xp comp at the office. Reboot, and now windows detects an internet connection but none of the apps will connect (IE, FF, Yahoo mes., etc.). I have tried renewing ip, refreshing dns, confusing the wireless adapter, rebooting, reseting WZC, unpluging wireless adapter, and still nothing. I would appreciate some help with this. It is an xp comp, connected wirelessly, useing IE. It is time critcal, and my fellow techs can't figure it out. PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Answer:Solved: Windows connects, but apps don't (internet)

have you tried an ethernet lead?
 

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Hi,

I'm wondering if someone could help with a problem I have with some apps on windows 8.

When I click on an app, for example the weather or sports app I get a message on the screen to say "you are not connected to the internet, please check your internet connection", however I am connected to the internet and can use some of the other apps fine.

I have done the following:

Checked firewall settings, the apps in question are set to allow through the firewall with both public and private ticked.

AV is AVG however I have refreshed my PC and the problem occurs without AVG installed.

Logged in as another windows user, same problem occurs.

Uninstalled/reinstalled the problem apps, same problem occurs.

The only thing I can think of is a complete reinstall of windows but just wanted to put the question out there in case there is something else that I can try.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kevin

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My PC is in crisis! When I load Internet Explorer and try to select the URL dropdown it just hangs. If i type in a URL, it also just hangs, but if I select a URL from the favourites list its OK. The same happens when I use MS Word and do a file open, then select the directory dropdown - it just hangs. If I select a document from the recent files list its ok. File manager does the same when I select the plus sign next to My Computer.

If I go into Task Manager (CTRL ALT DEL) to close the application, it does not say "not responding" - but the application is unresponsive, and all I can do is close it.

I have rebooted. I have updated Norton Internet security to the latest definitions and done a full scan. I have checked Windows updates and all the latest are installed.

Can anyone help. My PC is virtually useless!

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Internet explorer and MS Office Apps hanging when using file dropdown

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This is a company/business user's computer, so much of the software might be in-house software. The anti-virus is provided by Trend Micro. Computer is a Dell Latitude D600 running Windows XP, SP2.

Problem: Original issue user reported was that Microsoft Word locked and froze when opening. Microsoft Word was unistalled in preparation for a re-install.

New/Additional Problem(s):
Computer is running very slowly.
Anytime IE is closed, (and sometimes when other applications are closed,) or any part of the computer is browsed to, the "Internet Explorer has an encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." pops up.
Accessing the data of the error report reveals the ModName: hostie.dll as the problem.

I have run both Ad-Aware and Spy-bot.

HJT log follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 4:09:29 PM, on 9/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctalogd.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctapsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\CtaEoU.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctatransa... Read more

Answer:Solved: Internet Explorer has encountered an error ... window when closing IE and other apps

Go to add/remove programs and remove SpamBlockerUtility then restart the machine.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)
Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
Click the Scanning Control tab.
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.

Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.
Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patie... Read more

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Source: Why Android malware scares are almost never as bad as they seem
On Android, it's split between the OS and Play Services.
Google Play Services is a system-level app, which is updated in the background by Google on every Android phone going back to 2010's Gingerbread release. As well as providing APIs that let developers interact with Google services, and porting many features back to older versions of Android, Play Services has an important role in Android security.Click to expand...

Google Android Security: Shielding you from Potentially Harmful Applications
Earlier this month, we shared an overview of the ways we keep you safe, on Google and on the web, more broadly. Today, we wanted to specifically focus on one element of Android security?Potentially Harmful Applications?highlighting fraudsters? common tactics, and how we shield you from these threats.

?Potentially Harmful Applications,? or PHAs, are Android applications that could harm you or your device, or do something unintended with the data on your device. Some examples of PHA badness include:

Backdoors: Apps that let hackers control your device, giving them unauthorized access to your data.

Billing fraud: Apps that charge you in an intentionally misleading way, like premium SMS scams or call scams.

Spyware: Apps that collect personal information from your device without consent

Hostile Downloads: Apps that download harmful programs, often through bundling with another program

Troj... Read more

Answer:Verify Apps: Protection against Potentially Harmful Apps (Google Android Security)

More information about Potential Harmful Apps; Android Security.

Feb'17 Blog: Shielding you from Potentially Harmful Applications
Support: Protect against harmful apps - Accounts Help
Documentation: PDF: Potentially Harmful Apps classifications

 

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when i click windows store there is some error code, which is not allowing me to download apps

Answer:Why is my Windows apps store showing error 805a0193 in Lumia 535 when downloading apps?

Indications are that this code most often occurs when local Microsoft Servers are having an issue... Although other indications state Localized to South Africa router protocols... I'm not sure which camp you fall into so I've linked a couple of items to try and help.
?Error Code 805a0193 - Microsoft CommunityMobile Community - Error code 805a0193 when updating apps and install... - Microsoft Mobile CommunityWindows Phone Store down with error 805a0193 ~ Last smartphone info

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hello how are you guys =)
i have problem like this
i cant install apps on Windows 8.1 x64 with error code 0x80070002
i have X on apps and i cant open them they dint open and they are always on task-bar
that slide show doesn't appears on animated apps like store have animated icon
doesn't work and it have X on the icon in the bottom corner right side
I try wsreset i try images dms that tike long time i try cmd sfc i try powershell
i try everything
i can tell u since when i got this problem since i refresh my computer with old windows 8.1 DVD not updated with last updates
that's is it i guess
please if u will copy past subjects please don't reply better! some new plz

Answer:Windows Store cant install new apps, error code 0x80070002, with X letter on apps

Looks like this?
Please see if something here helps you: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-windows-8-apps

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Newly installed apps. ot appearing in program menu unable to pin apps to start menu.

This happened to me previously and I could find no solution....I eventually created a new admin profile, where newly installed apps appeared in the program menu and I could pin apps tomthe start menu feom a desktopmshortxut etc.

I copied over my video docs pictures and music folders to the new profile. Now a few months later the same thing is happening again. I have created a new admin profile and it all,works fine there. I have searched on the internet and others have the same issue, but of course anything you search for always finds someone else with the same issue...

Hopefully someone can help me with this very annoying problem

Answer:Newly installed apps. ot appearing in program menu unable to pin apps

UPDATE
actually resolved the issue....I turned on windows update and did a massive update, the start menu looks a little different, maybe a different font, pinned items can only be mace smaller or bigger, used to be an option for long ( didnt use this anyway ) but new apps now showing and pin to start menu works.....so MS fixed it, there is some advantage to updating, have backed up with true image and turned off updating, will back up again before updating next time......the update didnt like GPU-Z and temoved it plus a few other apps and turned defender back on i think.......shutup-10 sorted all this out.....

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Full Article: http://androidcentral.com/why-android-malware-scares-are-almost-never-bad-they-seem

On the iPhone, everything that matters lives inside the OS. On Android, it's split between the OS and Play Services.

Google Play Services is a system-level app, which is updated in the background by Google on every Android phone going back to 2010's Gingerbread release. As well as providing APIs that let developers interact with Google services, and porting many features back to older versions of Android, Play Services has an important role in Android security.

The "Verify Apps" feature of Play Services is Google's firewall against app-based malware. It was introduced in 2012, and first enabled by default in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. At the time of writing, 92.4% of active Android devices are running version 4.2 and up, and older versions can manually enable it in the Google Settings app.

Verify Apps works similarly to a traditional PC virus scanner:
Whenever the user installs an app, Verify Apps looks for malicious code and known exploits. If they're there, the app are blocked outright ? a message is displayed saying "Installation has been blocked." In other, less suspicious cases, a warning message may be displayed instead, with the option to install anyway. (And Verify Apps can also help remove known malware that's already been installed.)

While the underlying exploit may still be there, this makes it impossible for the bad guy... Read more

Answer:Android Security; How Verify Apps protects you against Potentially Harmful Apps

More information about Potential Harmful Apps; Android Security.

Feb'17 Blog: Shielding you from Potentially Harmful Applications
Support: Protect against harmful apps - Accounts Help
Documentation: PDF: Potentially Harmful Apps classifications

 

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'Move installed apps' and 'New apps will save to' setting is greyed out for me, after upgrading to Windows 10. Anyone else seeing the same way?
There was a way to Move Windows 10 Apps to Other Drive and Change Install Location.

Answer:Move installed apps & New apps will save to settings greyed out - Windows 10

It appears that this decision has been postponed by Microsoft:

We have actually made the decision to postpone the apps on SD functionality to a later release. While I know this feature excited many of us, we didn't feel like it was ready for prime time. Our goal is to delight users with everything that we build, and we truly feel that that is what will happen once we have fully built our vision for this feature.

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Newly installed apps. ot appearing in program menu unable to pin apps to start menu.

This happened to me previously and I could find no solution....I eventually created a new admin profile, where newly installed apps appeared in the program menu and I could pin apps tomthe start menu feom a desktopmshortxut etc.

I copied over my video docs pictures and music folders to the new profile. Now a few months later the same thing is happening again. I have created a new admin profile and it all,works fine there. I have searched on the internet and others have the same issue, but of course anything you search for always finds someone else with the same issue...

Hopefully someone can help me with this very annoying problem

Answer:Newly installed apps. ot appearing in program menu unable to pin apps

UPDATE
actually resolved the issue....I turned on windows update and did a massive update, the start menu looks a little different, maybe a different font, pinned items can only be mace smaller or bigger, used to be an option for long ( didnt use this anyway ) but new apps now showing and pin to start menu works.....so MS fixed it, there is some advantage to updating, have backed up with true image and turned off updating, will back up again before updating next time......the update didnt like GPU-Z and temoved it plus a few other apps and turned defender back on i think.......shutup-10 sorted all this out.....

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if you simple check the Whatsapp it is double in size than the apps in Andriod store.
is not this a issue. it is eating too much of internal memory

Answer:Why are Windows Phone apps larger in size as compared to Andriod apps?

If true, then the app will occupy more space in storage (internal or SD card). There is however no direct relationship between file size and RAM usage. You can't tell, just by looking at file size, how much memory will be required.

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hi i want to know if i remove my all apps and games to m.card and than hard reset the phone... will i able to get all my stuff back from m.card or not... plz help me...

Answer:apps remain safe if i remove all of my apps and games to memory card and then hard reset my phone...

In short, No.you will not.
You will not get data back for games and apps that do not utilise onedrive for cloud save.
Any game or app that is discontinued from the store will not restore as all games and app re-install directly from the store - not from your back up. Even if you have apps and games on your SD card, they most likely will be over written during the re-install process.
To restore, once the phone has finished and rebooted, when prompted log in with the same account that you used previously when you set up your phone.
I hope this clarifies how the back up system works

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When I set default storage space to SD card, the apps doesn't get installed, and same is the case when the apps are moved from phone to SD card in Lumia 535.
Checked for OS updates, but is of no use.
Any solution, please help out

Answer:Why the apps doesn't work when the apps are moved to SD card in lumia 535?

Did you make a soft reset? Just press volume down + power button for 10 seconds and it will reboot.
Another option you have is install the apps manually, via .xap files
If anything else fails maybe a hard reset is needed but that would erase everything in your phone.

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When I click Apps at top left in Chrome it brings up a page of just Googles own Apps.
Not ones I have installed too, including Pinterest, Videostream, Chromecast, Send by Email and more.
Should it not show all my Apps?
Wanted to add Videostream in particular.

Answer:Why dont all my Apps show on Chrome Webpage, when I press Apps at top

Originally Posted by JO69


When I click Apps at top left in Chrome it brings up a page of just Googles own Apps.
Not ones I have installed too, including Pinterest, Videostream, Chromecast, Send by Email and more.
Should it not show all my Apps?
Wanted to add Videostream in particular.



You have to Add the desired site, (main page), as a 'Page' or 'Shortcut':

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Hi,
My lumia 920 apps are not opening and apps are listed in weird way. For example instead of share it displaying with its name its showing as @{30608Paradox.Shareit81_1.7.14.0_arm_ghshvk. Please help me how to solve this.

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When I attempt to shutdown or restart my pc I receive a message stating that there are still apps/processes still running. The number of apps running usually runs between 16-20 apps/processes. However, there are never any applications or programs running before I decide to shutdown. The names of the "apps" appear to be names of background processes. I have tried many things, but cannot seem to solve this problem.

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Hi there

If you want to pin Metro apps / standard apps to desktop / create a custom toolbar with these as CASACADABLE items it's fairly simple.

I made a post way back in W8.1 about this --method still works - no reg hacks, XAML knowledge etc needed.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-s...tml#post390324

If you want your OWN icons use this little FREE program (ICOFX) to create the .ico files.

http://filehippo.com/download_icofx/6890/
While the ALL apps idea in the previous thread is a good idea I like the idea of customising it een more -- I find the custom toolbar best for me with a few pgms pinned to desktop and quick launch taskbar.

Cheers
jimbo

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Few days ago i bought brand new Limia 550 and it wont let me download any apps from store. It just shows pending and thats it. Also, i couldnt add new contacts, i did hard reset, now contacts are okay, but with apps i still have the same problem.
What should i do???
Thank you,
M

Answer:Brand new Lumia won't download any apps from store and do update of apps?

Are you on WiFi? Any other error codes?

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Microsoft all apps are on Android But why Google chrome and all Google apps are not on Windows Phone? Please bring all Google apps on Windows phone.

Answer:Microsoft all apps are on Android But why Goolgle apps on Windows Phone?

The simplest way to put this is: Microsoft is a nice company. Google isn't.

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Hi there.

I had a problem recently with an updated version of VLC on Amazon fire TV -- was really bad compared with previous version -- especially if you like / use subtitles as the feature to load the subtitle from an external file when playing your own media has GONE !!!! (Android version 2.1.1)

I've long complained about not being able to restore previous versions of Android apps after a hideous update - a lot of app updates seem to be WORSE than the earlier versions -- VLC is a good example of this -- note the PC version is still EXCELLENT !!!

Anyway two ways now

1) store / keep the old apk file on your computer and then with a cli between computer and the target device you can install the old version directly via the CLI.

2) to install from Phone to Amazon fire stick / TV directly follow this guide

How to Sideload Android Apps onto Your Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

I managed to re-install prev version of VLC on to my Fire TV by uninstalling the version on the Fire TV and then following the guide.

BTW for a LAN / Home use it's a lot easier using VLC (on the fire stick - you don't have to do anything with VLC on your computer - you don't even have to start it or even install it) to play your multi media - it will browse your LAN etc. Saves setting up things like PLEX which while fine are a bit overkill and PLEX transcodes things like HEVC H265 codecs which can load your server and cause stuttering playback or even freezes if a few people are w... Read more

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I was given a Windows 8.1 tablet that once had a detachable keyboard which the guy lost. he reset the whole computer and after I got my information on it instead. After the reset, Windows was no longer activated and I had to reactivate it. which neither of us knows why, it was activated before we did a data factory reset. after I created my user, I installed a bunch of exes. now I go to try to see if I could test out the Windows Store to search for apps. but I search "Windows Store" or "app store" and several other things that may bring it up, but it always says, "no apps match your search" like if the Windows store is missing or somehow magically removed with the reset process. How do I get it back?

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Microsoft all apps are on Android But why not Google all apps on Windows Phone?

Answer:Microsoft all apps are on Android But why not Google all apps on Windows Phone?

Priorities. Where's the users? Android. So where's the money? Android. It's not right but it looks like Microsoft will try and focus more on Windows Mobile soon. Let's hope so.

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I did a hard reset to check whether or not the above stated problem would be fixed but in vain . The problem at hand here is that apps such as WhatsApp , all lumia apps , newly downloaded apps off of the store, even some settings like copy contacts and messages to SD card, backup, motion data etc. Even some native apps like news feed , pic art , weather, one drive etc. Apps that work are MS exchange , calendar , contacts , alarm etc. The symptom is the app keeps returning to the start screen ( home) . The specs are:
Nokia lumia 630 dual sim
Software: windows phone 8.1 update
Os version: 8.10.14234.375
Firmware revision number: 02040.00021.15053.36003
Hardware revision number: 4.0.4.0

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I did a hard reset to check whether or not the above stated problem would be fixed but in vain . The problem at hand here is that apps such as WhatsApp , all lumia apps , newly downloaded apps off of the store, even some settings like copy contacts and messages to SD card, backup, motion data etc. Even some native apps like news feed , pic art , weather, one drive etc. Apps that work are MS exchange , calendar , contacts , alarm etc. The symptom is the app keeps returning to the start screen ( home) . The specs are:
Nokia lumia 630 dual sim
Software: windows phone 8.1 update
Os version: 8.10.14234.375
Firmware revision number: 02040.00021.15053.36003
Hardware revision number: 4.0.4.0

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Hey everyone ?
I came with a bit of weird thought I dunno if I was right or wrong , I like the universal app thing and it is really amazing to have the very same app run on both my phone and laptop , this idea is really compelling and good for developers for easier developing and wider audience , but if you take another look , wouldn't that be bad for some certain developers or companies ?
Take WhatsApp for example , it hadn't ever made an app for PC did it ? But with windows 10 it MUST make that app bcos it will run on the PC , am I wrong ? The same story goes for other apps like snapchat , and less common apps like bitstrips (makes cartoonish comics of yourself and share on facebook and twitter) , so what do you think ??

Answer:What if universal apps on Windows 10 stopped developers from making apps?!

Originally Posted by Qais Abu-Hasan Hey everyone
I came with a bit of weird thought I dunno if I was right or wrong , I like the universal app thing and it is really amazing to have the very same app run on both my phone and laptop , this idea is really compelling and good for developers for easier developing and wider audience , but if you take another look , wouldn't that be bad for some certain developers or companies ?
Take WhatsApp for example , it hadn't ever made an app for PC did it ? But with windows 10 it MUST make that app bcos it will run on the PC , am I wrong ? The same story goes for other apps like snapchat , and less common apps like bitstrips (makes cartoonish comics of yourself and share on facebook and twitter) , so what do you think ?? They don't HAVE to, its not a requirement, but.. if you already have the app for it made, there really is no reason not to..

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I have searched everywhere for an answer to this...

I have the latest Realtek HD Audio drivers installed (2.70) on a Windows 8 Pro PC. I have all other Audio devices disabled and the audio works great with every program/app I have (XBMC, MS Media Center, Music App, Internet Explorer, etc.).

My issue is that I cannot get any audio with TuneIn or iHeartRadio. When I go to 'devices' in the setting screen it says that no devices are available...so I cannot select another audio source (though there should not be one since they are all deactivated).

Can ANYONE confirm that these two apps work on their machine? If so, did you have to do anything special to make it work?

Answer:No Audio in TuneIn or iHeartRadio Apps...works elsewhere

Welcome to Eight Forums, ck26119. Good to have you.

I don't have these loaded, just to let you know. This is a stumper. Two apps without audio when all else works.

We can assume that it is the apps or programs. Are these Store apps or legacy programs?

It would be helpful to all if you would please fill out your system specs in your profile.

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Hello - I almost went over the edge last night as I was trying to get my laptop webcam and mic to work with a website that essentially gives virtual interviews. The site did not recognize my webcam and would not produce that adobe flash message that you need to agree to for the webcam to become functional.

I tried with Chrome, IE, and Firefox, to no avail. Then I went and used a friend's laptop running Windows 7 and it worked instantaneously.
I tried everything from giving complete "allow" rights to the website to closing down the Camera and S Camera apps that may have been in control of the webcam, to restarting the computer to switching from wireless to ethernet internet connection, and more.

Important to note that the webcam.com website did work with this laptop, as the adobe message box popped up and I could accept it.

I appreciate any help, thanks!

Answer:Webcam Not Working on Website - Works in 8.1 apps

You need to fill in some blanks. What is the mfg & model of the computer? Any third party Internet security software installed? Webcam.com is a malware website, that is pornographic orientated.

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Hi

I want Windows Airfoil works with Music Windows App. Airfoil can you find here Rogue Amoeba | Airfoil for Windows: Wireless Audio Around Your House

Windows Airfoil want a exe file in Music App to stream music to my Stereo, but I can't find the music application files.

How will I do that ?

Greatful for answer !

- SOKOBAN -

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Infected over 6 months ago probably from email opened by an employee. Computer has been unused since then but now I want to use it.
 
virus unknown. virus scanner: Webroot secure anywhere but not before infection. outdated Sophos also installed but can't remove it.
 
Reinstalling chrome and ff did not fix application blocked from loading. Also Malwarebytes installer, rKill, TDSSkiller and Esets installer(?) won't run either even with renaming the files.
 
When loading "blocked" applications, there is no warning or error message to say they couldn't load.  
 
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:07-05-2016
Ran by MDadmin (administrator) on ADMIN-PC (08-05-2016 22:56:15)
Running from C:\Users\MDadmin\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: MDadmin (Available Profiles: MDadmin & Admin)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(SUPERAntiSpyware.com) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCore64.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google ... Read more

Answer:Chrome/FF/ other apps don't open. IE8 still works. Win7 64

Actually... Its weird but I'm in Safemode and I reinstalled firefox and it works. And so does Chrome now as well (which is weird because I haven't done anything to fix it that I can think of and it wasn't working earlier). I still can't load rKill, antimalware bytes installer so theres still something wrong.
 
I installed IE11(maybe prematurely) booted into normal mode and Firefox chrome and IE11 still don't load.
 
Safemode again, all browsers work. (I had to click on chrome heaps of times to get it to load 1 instance)

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After Nvidia GeForce Experience crashed during a GPU driver update, my modern apps (Store, Images, Groove, etc..) do not start and return error message "The app didn't start". My start button is unclickable and my search bar does not wor either.In event viewer I see an event ID 5973 from the source "Apps", stating that the activation of -some modern app-.App failed. This event happens every time I try to launch a modern app, click the start button or use the search bar.I have tried removing the TileDataLayer, replacing with a fresh one from another user, re-registering Store apps, clearing the Store cache, rebooting various times, and signing in with different users. The issue persists on other users as well.Is there anything I haven't tried yet that could be worth a shot?Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet ;)

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PC Cleaning Apps are a Scam: Here?s Why (and How to Speed Up Your PC)  PC cleaning apps are digital snake oil. The web is full of ads for applications that want to ?clean your PC? and ?make it feel like new.? Don?t pull out your credit card ? these apps are terrible and you don?t need them.If you do want to ?clean your PC,? you can do it for free. Windows includes built-in PC cleaning tools that can do almost all of what the average PC cleaning app will do for you. Let?s Investigate a PC Cleaning App So what do these apps do, anyway? To investigate, we ran MyCleanPC ? don?t try this at home; we installed this bad software so you don?t have to. MyCleanPC is one of the most prominent PC cleaning apps ? it even advertises itself with television commercials.First, let?s look at its Frequently Asked Questions to see what it promises:?The full, paid version of the MyCleanPC software will attempt to remove issues found with your PC?s registry and hard drive, including removal of junk files, unneeded registry entries, Internet browsing traces, and fragmented portions of your hard drive.?We?re already on thin ice here ? Windows can remove junk files, clear Internet browsing traces, and defragment your hard drive without installing additional software.MyCleanPC offers a ?free diagnosis,? which is little more than an attempt to scare people into thinking their computers have thousands of ?issues? that can be fixed for... Read more

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On Apps List, already installed some apps are showing as Pending, Same app showing twice as two different apps, one is the installed app and the same app showing as Pending just below the same installed app. It started showing like that since I did hard reset my Lumia 730 when on build 10586.218, (now on 10586.318) The Installed apps which are showing as pending on Apps List are not showing on Store Queued items. Only some installed apps are showing as Pending on Apps List,
And I tried uninstalling and reinstalling an app. Though still showing as Pending. Some uninstalled apps are also showing as Pending on Apps List.
Someone please help me resolve the issue. Thank you.

Answer:Need help- Already installed apps showing as 'Pending' in Apps List

Originally Posted by raju192 On Apps List, already installed some apps are showing as Pending, Same app showing twice as two different apps, one is the installed app and the same app showing as Pending just below the same installed app. It started showing like that since I did hard reset my Lumia 730 when on build 10586.218, (now on 10586.318) The Installed apps which are showing as pending on Apps List are not showing on Store Queued items. Only some installed apps are showing as Pending on Apps List,
And I tried uninstalling and reinstalling an app. Though still showing as Pending. Some uninstalled apps are also showing as Pending on Apps List.
Someone please help me resolve the issue. Thank you. check for OS update again -you should be on 10586.420
Then check to see if the issue has been resolved

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Having lots of problems after Anniversary Update...can someone help with these two following issues as listed in attached pdf:

Required applications are not installed correctly.

Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
Microsoft.Windows.Cortana

Thanks...TiminAz

Answer:Problem apps - how to reinstall these two apps Win 10 Anniversary vers

Hi, initially try
Download Cortana Helper Tool - MajorGeeks

See if Cortana works, and see what happens when you rerun the troubleshooter.

If that doesn't help, see
Windows Start menu doesnt work (ShellExperienceHost)

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After an upgrade that i had to do it my start screen is empty and the list of all apps has only the mail and the calendar.I thought that may it's storage's fault and i deleted a lot of apps that i found in the settings and of course wasn't able to be seen in the list of all apps.So as i said i deleted apps and the storage was serious decreased.But sadly it wasn't storage that made the problem.Eventually the phone is still "soft" broken.Can someone help me please??

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1. I downloaded an app from the windows phone store.
2. I copied the .XAP into the root directory of my phone.
3. I went to store, clicked on '...' and selected "Install Local Apps"
4. There is nothing listed.
The app is here, http://www.windowsphone.com/zh-cn/store/app/-/9139b19c-50b5-480c-abe8-d7a6aa43ccc6
I have restarted my phone, renamed the app, redownloaded and copied again. Made a folder in my root directory called APPS and put it there.
It must know it's there because the menu entry for install local apps appears, but there are 0 apps in the list.

Answer:Why aren't apps appearing under 'Install Local Apps'?

Just move downloaded app to folder named "downloads" and reboot the device and check it in local app section.

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Hi
i do prefer a local account
but when i try to install new apps from app store
w8.1 asks me to switch to a microsoft account

can i install apps with a local account?
and how can i understand if i have a local account or microsoft account

thanks

Answer:can i install apps from apps store with a local account?

See the screenshot below for selection you have to make for not to convert your local account to a Microsoft Account:

Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8

Screenshot from tutorial Skype App - Use with Local Account in Windows 8.

You of course need an email address (Microsoft Account) but it will only be used for the app in question (Windows Store is also just an app), so in the next dialog either give an existing Microsoft Account credentials or select Sign up for a Microsoft account to create a new one to be used with Store app:

Your Windows sign in account will remain local, it will not be converted to a Microsoft Account.


Kari

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Hi Everyone,

I'm superlulu from France (sorry my English)
I'm installing Windows 10 on new computer for my organization . I try to configurate one with fresh install (package of apps like Libreoffice, VLC, etc. for users) and custom desktop describes in this tutorial:

Default User Profile - Customize in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

It works fine, in audit mode I install apps, drivers, custom desktop and configure default apps like google chrome for internet browser, adobe reader for pdf files etc.

then I run the command line to enter oobe mode generalize. Everything is ok, I continue my install. Then I create new user local account. And when windows starts, I have my custom desktop but default apps are removed (Microsoft Edge replace Chrome, Pdf files are read with Edge, etc.) and Apps Windows like "Weather" or "Actualities" crash . I really don't understand what happened... i try many times for same issue...

Does anyone have an idea ?

Thanks a lot

Answer:Sysprep and default apps and windows apps crash

then I run the command line to enter oobe mode generalize. Everything is ok, I continue my install. Then I create new user local account. And when windows starts, I have my custom desktop but default apps are removed (Microsoft Edge replace Chrome, Pdf files are read with Edge, etc.)



I never tried sysprepping 10 but i have faced similar issues with 8.1. Turned out that you need to save the default app associations to an XML file using DISM (before Generalizing the image ) and later import it.

Export or Import Default Application Associations

Configure, export, import App File Associations in Windows 8.1

I have used "Setupcomplete.cmd" to auto import the app associations during the last face of install.

Add a Custom Script to Windows Setup
You may also need to disable the new app notification before generalizing the image.

New App Installed Notification - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Answer:My windows store apps cannot update and i cannot install new apps also

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question error 0x87AF0001 this seems to be a new error, I haven't seen it before
As a standard suggestion - try restarting your device, checking your internet connection, checking time and region settings, checking if your microsoft account is syncing properly or not
What device is this? A pc or mobile?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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My Top Ten reasons Store Apps are preferred over Desktop Apps
I know what you're thinking. How can a store app be better than a desktop app? Well, the title doesn't say "better", it says "preferred". Read the list, and I'm sure you'll get an idea of the difference I'm talking about.
10. A store app has the capability to do everything a desktop app can do, IF the app developer works at it.
9. Universal Windows Apps are safer. They are obtained by using the Store, and you don't have to worry about viruses from the store apps.
8. Store apps do not slow down your system over time the way Desktop Apps can. They don't use the registry, and don't leave behind traces of files that never get cleaned up like many bad behaved desktop apps do. Reinstalling the OS every year can be a thing of the past.
7. Uninstalling a store app leaves NO traces behind and no clutter in your registry. It uninstalls everything contained it the sandbox for that app. Cleaner uninstall. With Desktop apps, you have to use a 3rd party program to track down and eliminate the traces, and sometimes accidentally kill files that other programs were dependent upon.
6. New Universal Apps for Windows 10 can scale to different screen sizes, resolutions, and DPI better. Desktop apps often become unreadable or unmanageable when attempting to scale to different DPI settings, and often the text on buttons will be cut-off or displayed incorrectly.
5. You can use the input of your choice using Universal Windows Apps. Apps b... Read more

Answer:My Top Ten reasons Store Apps are preferred over Desktop Apps

Some great points.
How about Buy it once and deploy it across devices?
I purchased NOAA Hi-Def Radar for my phone. LOVE the Live Tile. LOVE it. So handy to just glance at the tile without entering the app and you have a radar picture. My house is even "pinned" as a red dot.
Bought it for the phone. Now it's on my Desktop and my RT tablet for free. Super value.

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Does anyone know how to clear out deleted Windows Store apps from the computer? When you go into the Windows Store and right click and choose 'your apps' the selection 'apps not istalled on this pc' still shows apps that I have deleted. I only installed on one device (unless they auto-install to the xbox360 also?). I cannot see how to clear out previously deleted apps. See attached pic to see what I am talking about.

Thanks!

Answer:Clear Deleted Store Apps (ie apps not istalled on this pc)

hope its not too soon to rebump...not critical but I want to figure this out...thx!

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Hi Everyone,

I'm superlulu from France (sorry my English)
I'm installing Windows 10 on new computer for my organization . I try to configurate one with fresh install (package of apps like Libreoffice, VLC, etc. for users) and custom desktop describes in this tutorial:

Default User Profile - Customize in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

It works fine, in audit mode I install apps, drivers, custom desktop and configure default apps like google chrome for internet browser, adobe reader for pdf files etc.

then I run the command line to enter oobe mode generalize. Everything is ok, I continue my install. Then I create new user local account. And when windows starts, I have my custom desktop but default apps are removed (Microsoft Edge replace Chrome, Pdf files are read with Edge, etc.) and Apps Windows like "Weather" or "Actualities" crash . I really don't understand what happened... i try many times for same issue...

Does anyone have an idea ?

Thanks a lot

Answer:Sysprep and default apps and windows apps crash

then I run the command line to enter oobe mode generalize. Everything is ok, I continue my install. Then I create new user local account. And when windows starts, I have my custom desktop but default apps are removed (Microsoft Edge replace Chrome, Pdf files are read with Edge, etc.)



I never tried sysprepping 10 but i have faced similar issues with 8.1. Turned out that you need to save the default app associations to an XML file using DISM (before Generalizing the image ) and later import it.

Export or Import Default Application Associations

Configure, export, import App File Associations in Windows 8.1

I have used "Setupcomplete.cmd" to auto import the app associations during the last face of install.

Add a Custom Script to Windows Setup
You may also need to disable the new app notification before generalizing the image.

New App Installed Notification - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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