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Restoring old apps / sideloading apps to Amazon fire TV / stick

Question: Restoring old apps / sideloading apps to Amazon fire TV / stick

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 watching the movies -- VLC plays these codecs natively.

Of course there are advantages in using a media server - especially if you have several different remote TV's etc but if you primarily just want to watch your own media on a remote TV this is the easiest way to do it. You can use several TV's but then each one will need their own firestick which is why for several TV's a medfia server is the best way though.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi there

I know Amazon fire stick / fire TV is popular -- but if you use VLC for playing media from a NAS server / PC on to your remote TV using the Amazon fire stick / TV app DO NOT UPDATE (on the amazon device) to the latest version. Nothing wrong of course with VLC on a PC.

There is no way any more of adding subtitles from an external file --it will only look on "Internal card".

While the connectivity is good etc and stability improved --if you like subtitles you won't be able to use the subtitle menu to add from an external file

Of course you can get round by say renaming subtitle for xxxx.s01eo1 to xxxx.s01e01.en.srt (assuming English) and moving it to the same directory as xxxx.s01e01 -- but that's a REAL pain every time - especially for TV series with a whole lot of episodes..

If you use plex then you have to do that anyway.

I keep an OLD amazon fire TV stick for testing - never updated !!!! - the old version works fine --so if you like subtitles DO NOT UPDATE YET. !!!!

My big beef with Android type devices is that there's NO WAY to back off updates and revert to previous versions.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Warning Amazon Fire TV / Fire stick users DO NOT UPDATE VLC

jimbo45 said:


Of course you can get round by say renaming subtitle for xxxx.s01eo1 to xxxx.s01e01.en.srt (assuming English) and moving it to the same directory as xxxx.s01e01 -- but that's a REAL pain every time - especially for TV series with a whole lot of episodes..
If you use plex then you have to do that anyway.



Not directly relevant here but this may be of interest.

VLC does have an addin that allows you to download subtitles which interestingly as it is built in to android VLC.

However, I find the downloader often downloads the wrong subtitle file e.g. an older episode.

I now use a great tool which I cannot remember name until I get home, where you drag and drop the file name (can drag multiple names) from whatever directory and it automatically download subtitles to same directory with same filename but with .srt extension.

It was not free but only cost about ?10 but is very quick and efficient and very rarely gets it wrong. So I just go to my plex folders, drag and drop names and up pop the subtitle files typically in less than 30 seconds.

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Question: Sideloading apps

Hey everyone, good day to all of you.
In the technical build for phones i have observed there is an option to side load apps! Did anyone try it? If so, how?

Answer:Sideloading apps

You can side load apps by using a windows phone sdk on pc.

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After hearing that Project Astoria was shut down, I was trying to find an alternative to sideloading android apps to my 640. Can anyone give me an alternative and the steps I would take to successfully sideload an app, say Clash of Clans as an example?
Thanks

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Hi there

I like the VLC app on the Amazon Fire TV box or stick --

When playing from your LAN (NAS etc accessed via Browse) there's a facility to Download subtitles - for quite a few ripped movies / TV series it manages to find the subtitles but I haven't a clue where it stores these - as when I play on another smart TV with PLEX it can't find the subtitles. Same If I use the PLEX app on the Firestick TV box so where does it store the subtitles. Any idea anybody.

Incidentally using the VLC app on the fire TV is better in cases than using PLEX as even if transcoding required the CPU on the fire TV box stick is more than powerful enough for it to do the transcoding. If PLEX does the transcoding you might see message "Server not powerful enough to transcode for smooth playback" although sometimes playback is fine --depends on the CPU in your NAS .

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi there

I like the VLC app on the Amazon Fire TV box or stick --

When playing from your LAN (NAS etc accessed via Browse) there's a facility to Download subtitles - for quite a few ripped movies / TV series it manages to find the subtitles but I haven't a clue where it stores these - as when I play on another smart TV with PLEX it can't find the subtitles. Same If I use the PLEX app on the Firestick TV box so where does it store the subtitles. Any idea anybody.

Incidentally using the VLC app on the fire TV is better in cases than using PLEX as even if transcoding required the CPU on the fire TV box stick is more than powerful enough for it to do the transcoding. If PLEX does the transcoding you might see message "Server not powerful enough to transcode for smooth playback" although sometimes playback is fine --depends on the CPU in your NAS .

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:VLC on Amazon Fire TV box or stick Subtitles stored where ?

Normally the subtitles are stored in the same directory as the video file. They have the same name with .srt extension instead of .mkv or whatever.

That is where most players (VLC, Movies and TV app - even my cable box and TV) look for them.

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Hello, I've been trying several times to get this to work and I cannot. I have the amazon fire TV stick and windows 10 computer.
I've tried right clicking a video and choosing cast to device and then amazon stick...I've tried playing the video in movies and TV app and clicking the three dots at the bottom right and selecting cast to device and choosing the amazon stick still won't work. The Amazon stick is in mirror mode as well. I've tried 3 different ways even downloaded DivX player.
I'm not even sure I'm doing it correctly but I know searching google brings up a method that is not available anymore.

Any help appreciated.

EDIT: Adding additional info...Dxdiag says "Miracast: Not Supported by Graphics driver" I have an Nvidia Geforce GTX 745 fully updated graphics driver.

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Hi there.

Does anybody know if the Amazon Fire TV usb stick will allow the PLEX media server to stream movies from your computer to the TV. I was thinking of getting one of these to use in a "Non smart" but USB capable TV.

I can have PLEX running on the computer so can the Amazon stick stream from this server or can it only stream from Amazon's server.

It's only about 35 EUR so not a mega investment - but I'd rather not WASTE the money first. If it does work this seems a good way to stream your own movies to a "Non smart" TV / DVD box. I have no problem with the Wifi Internet speed - it recommends 2MB as minimum - I've got way over that.

(Plex works fine on W10 and is FREE / also works good on Linux BTW).

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Amazon Fire TV USB stick - PLEX media server

Not personally looked into it, but they are heavily advertising this on tv at the moment and show it with the plex app

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Pavillion 22bw HDMI does not work with amazon fire tv sticks. it shows up as No Signal on the HDMI. I tried 4 amazon fire tv sticks, all with the same problem. all firesticks work on a tv.

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Pavillion 22bw HDMI is a monitor. thanks. ))))))))

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Hi folks

If you have a Kodi client on an Android device or an Amazon Fire TV / stick device you can play DVD ISO's directly and the handset will control Menu selections etc from the DVD main Menu.

This is great if you want to "retire" old physical DVD's without having to rip them to MKV / mp4 etc -- as HDD space is so cheap these days then just saving the DVD as an ISO file works brilliantly.

There are some quite good DVD rippers around which also remove that petty annoying Regionalisation code too --it's BONKERS say a tourist in USA buys a region 1 DVD and takes it home and in theory can't play it on a Region 2 (Europe) system.

A good one was the old AnyDVD program - I think that company operates a newer version under a different label these days due to previous legal issues.

I think the new incarnation is under the label Redfox -- great program - but check legality of using in your country - here ( in Is.) it's 100% OK.

RedFox AnyDVD HD | Backup movie DVD and Blu-ray

The great thing also is if I visit say a friend's house I can take the Amazon fire stick and a little portable USB 3 device which I can plug into any old laptop or server and then play DVD's without needing a whole slew of physical DVD's.

The new self powered USB 3 WD 4TB passport devices are Brilliant -- I have 3 of them - one white, one blue and one Black with different content on each. Around 119 USD / 120 EUR

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Hi there

some of you using Amazon's Fire stick or TV box for playing streamed content via PLEX may get - Transcode - level of H264(41) greater than device limit(40)

To fix this - in the Amazon PLEX app go right to the right hand top of the screen where there's a dropdown arrow and then chose settings

You'll then be able to set the H264 level higher -- suggest setting it to 4.1 - don't make it too high or you'll get some instability.

Works a treat and stops a lot of unnecessary transcoding

Set the level on the FIRESTICK / TV box of course not on the server !!!.

Cheers
jimbo

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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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Amazon Instant Video for Prime User.

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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 have a new Notebook and when I try to download apps (Google Home, Amazon etc) I get a dropdown box which shows my mobile phones but doesn't give me the option to download to the notebook.I don't understand computers so please make sure any suggestions are put in simple terms.

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ABS0910 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! This is a KNOWN problem with folks using the default Win10 Browser -- EDGE!So much so, that this Microsoft thread discusses options for dealing with this issue: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-msedge/unable-to-download-exe-file...This is one of the reasons I abandoned Edge on all my Win10 PCs and switched over to using Internet Explorer a long time ago.IF the switch to IE works for you, then consider making it the default instead of Edge by following these instructions: http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/6310-how-reset-ie-default-browser-instead-edge.htmlGood Luck

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In celebration of its Appstore turning four, Amazon is offering more than $100 worth of Android apps free of charge. Here's everything you need to know to cash in on the offer before it expires.

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So I ran the following in my PowerShell:

Code:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

This has made Windows 10 SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better. My question is, what if someday I want to restore some of those disabled apps? Right now, there isn't really anything in the Microsoft Store I want... but who knows, maybe in 6 months, there could be some good stuff in there. How would I go about restoring the Microsoft Store app sometime down the line?

Answer:Restoring Disabled Modern Apps?

Anyone got any ideas?

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Hello. Long story short, I'm currently staying in a hotel with internet access but I am unable to download apps to my Surface from the store, it is probably something to do with the proxy or something, but I wanted to know, if I was to go on my laptop would it be possible to save a Windows 8.1 app to my USB stick and then put it on my Surface and download it that way, I know this is possible with Windows Phone so I would like to know if it can be done on my Surface RT. Thank you.

Answer:Can I save Windows 8.1 apps to USB stick?

If it's a proper Surface, i.e. an x86 device running full Windows 8, then no problem. Just download the app (.exe or .msi) and install as on any other PC. (Assuming you don't mean a Metro app, but that seems unlikely - and anyway you can almost certainly get a better 'desktop' equivalent).
If it's a Surface RT, then I guess not. BTW, can you really do this with an app from the MS app store on a standard, not unlocked, rooted or dev mode, WP device?

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Hi again. Hoping you experts can help me on this one.

I save everything on external hard drives-photo files, docs, browser favourites etc. Can I save apps that I have downloaded such as Google Earth, CC Cleaner, MozBackup etc onto a USB drive?. I realize the implications of the registry on Windows so wonder if this is not possible. I do a full hard drive image weekly onto an external hd but wanted to save these various files on a USB stick as well. The photos etc are no problem of course.

I run a Dell PC Intel Core 2 quad [email protected] 4 GB Ram 32 Bit OS.

Thanks in advance.

LIT

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I don't see much point in saving program install folders unless the program is a portable app. You may be able to recover from an accidentally deleted program folder or subfolder. Unless you updated something in the program it's probably not worth making a separate copy. Many image backup programs let you mount the image in Explorer so you can copy out the folder if needed.

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I will be switching from a dead Lumia 521 that died to a new Lumia 640 LTE on built a T-Mobile prepaid account. As far as I know, the old phone was set to back up regularly.
I will be debranding the unlocked ATT 640 and flash it to the T-Mobile ROM. My understanding is that when I turn the phone on with the old T-mobile SIM the old settings and apps won't come to the new phone, but that I have to restore them myself.
What I need to know is how -- is the restoring facility built into the phone, or do I need to download some utility from the store? Also, will all settings and apps be transferred or will I have to reinstall some?
Thanks.

Answer:Restoring Settings/Apps when switching phones

When you first setup the phone and log into your Microsoft account the phone will prompt you to restore a backup. Select the most recent.
Apps will be reinstalled providing it was Windows Phone 8.1 on the 521. I don't think 8.0 backed up those.
Settings are a mix. You may find some apps stored settings in the roaming profile in which case they will restore, but things like game progress generally are lost.
Accounts should be re-added but you'll need to login again. And hopefully you had Calendar and Contact sync on in which case all of that will just work too.

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To whom may solve this galling problem:

Since the inception of Win 10, to which I was almost forced to upgrade, despite being absolutely happy with Win 8, I have been confronted with several disturbing and downright annoying problems and quirks.

Some I have been able to resolve thanks to third party tweaks, other keep recurring, especially now, after the recent major Windows 10 "creator" update - with which I was also forced to comply. Will these people at MS ever learn to stop harassing users?

Be that as it may, this is the problem I have not been able to resolve, despite all efforts at changing things on every level in Settings - to name but one thing.

Whatever I do, whatever I try - principally for much used image files: jpg and suchlike, and for Adobe pdf files - Windows 10 keeps reverting to its horrid Edge app for pdf, or html etc., and for image files to its even more horrid Photos app, which seems to have been designed a decade ago.

My own preferences being of course Adobe Reader for pdf and all related files / and IrfanView 34 or 64 for most image files.

So, how can I stop Windows 10 taking over my preferences, throwing them under the bus, and reverting to its own clunky apps?

Again, I tried every possibility in Settings for linking files to apps and vice-versa: nothing doing.

Before the latest major update, I had found a third party tweak, (Windows10-KB917607-x64), which worked perfectly for a time both with image and pdf files, then, after an inte... Read more

Answer:How to force Win 10 to stick to the apps I choose for whatever file ty

I think your question is something like "How do I prevent my default program associations changing?"
I can't answer that directly, but those who use Adobe (search the forum) have reported problems much more frequently than any others - at least that's my impression.
E.g.
Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Edge and default PDF-reader. - Windows 10 Forums

Here on line URLs to pdf's were reported as opening in Edge if Edge was the browser in use, although the pdf default was Adobe. Is that your case?
How do I disable the useless Edge PDF Reader??? - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums

First, here's how to set them - I assume you know that, and that you can't set program associations from within a program.
Choose Default Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

Second, even though you've set associations you may find that after installing a program which has registered itself as being able to handle a particular file type, you will be asked whether you want to continue to use the associated program again. This can be annoying, but I suppose is meant to prompt you that you have the option of changing to the program you've just installed.

Third, a couple of older version programs were reported a long time back as causing defaults to be lost or changed on restarting.

There have been other threads on this topic, but none I've noticed for a while, but could have missed some.

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Hey guys, long time no see!

Well, after a bunch of changes in my pleasantly static life, I'm back here with this problem:
I work installing multiple computers using always the same image I made on a virtual machine and use to update often. The image have a normal Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64 installation with Office 2013 SP1 that I activate with their respective licenses after restoring, also adding a couple of extra applications for daily use of the owner of the computer I'm restoring. Some of those applications are Windows Store apps, specifically Facebook, Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Microsoft Minesweeper.
In order to install those apps I linked the local user account I made to an empty Microsoft account that I created specially for that purpose, downloaded the apps and later unlinked the Microsoft account converting the user account into local again. Everything is perfect on the virtual machine. I can open the apps without problems using the local user account. But, after creating an image of that and restoring in another computer, those apps shows a black "X" on a white spot in the bottom-right corner of their tiles. That means only one thing: clicking that kind of tiles deliver you to a message error that contains a "Go to the Store" link in order to fix the problem.
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Answer:Broken Store apps after restoring on dissimilar hardware

You can try to fix the Windows Apps by this

Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8

or this will help

App - Sync License in Windows 8

and

Windows 8.1 Start Screen Live Tiles Display X | Windows 8 content from Windows IT Pro

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I just suffered my last straw with Windows rebooting w/o notice after an update install. I edited the reg to make sure that doesn't happen again. The thing is that I had just typed up a very long detailed post about a problem that needs fixing and a few secnds before I was going to post, bam, reboot. After running Linux for 18 months straight (no OS re-installs - which MS would have had like 3-4 by now the way I use it) I have never suffered something like this and one of the cool things is that most of the apps I had open before, pop back up if I do a restart or if I have to do a hard power-off b/c of a freeze or something (didn't say Linux was perfect though did I - I run A LOT of software so I understand the hangups).

My biggest pet pieve is when I do an extensive internet search of like 20-80 tabs open, all linked to a specific research catagory, which I then bookmark for later reference. I use Firefox BTW.

On a Windows reboot, all is lost when this happens. If my Linux machine hangs, I get all the tabs that were open within the last 60 seconds or so (if I close or open some, they may be lost). This is running Firefox as well.

On another note, that I think some people may find very helpful without installing some plugin that keeps track of browser sessions (this plugin crashed my Win 7 machine almost everyday when I used it).

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Apps I purchased back in 8.1 OS carried over to mobile 10 10149 ok and worked fine until I did the updates from the (beta store) now when I open them up they are in trial version so I tried to do purchase again it says loading, then complete. I go back to the app open it and it's the same. I deleted the app an buy, install then compete but it's still in trial. How do I get my purchased (full version) back in windows 10 mobile again? I did try both stores with no luck I'm at a loss...
UPDATE: 7-4-15
If anyone else still having problems I believe I solved my apps purchases or maybe Microsoft did something in the stores? What do did was uninstalled the app fro app list, Then (very important) turned off the phone waited a few minutes and powered phone back on. I went directly to the original store search app and installed it, exit store close and go directly to app list open app sign into it of needed and at least for me I no longer have trial version.

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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:

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

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

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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.
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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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'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.

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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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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.)

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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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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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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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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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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,

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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/ch... Read more

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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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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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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in windows store there's a tab name account in that tab pre installed apps shown when i log into other pc's these apps start to download automatically and pc got slow, is there any way to dlt those apps

Answer:How do I delete apps from my account in the Windows apps store?

Sure. You could opt out of syncing those apps to your PC by going to PC Settings and finding the sync settings there, and you can cancel the downloads at the Windows Store.

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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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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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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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Ok so I am trying to figure this out. We have the store disabled through group policy, but would like to give access or deploy a store app to a certain set of users. Is there a way to do this through group policy or just by doing a few steps? Ive been searching around but I cant find anything. Any help would be great, thanks!

Answer:Deploying Apps or installing apps when store is disabled

nothing?

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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 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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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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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

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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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Ok so I am trying to figure this out. We have the store disabled through group policy, but would like to give access or deploy a store app to a certain set of users. Is there a way to do this through group policy or just by doing a few steps? Ive been searching around but I cant find anything. Any help would be great, thanks!

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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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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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after doing clean install. my windows do not want to download automatis how to fix it?
Just text a great apps it's on this way

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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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OK, i'd like to make it clear that i'm using the so-called "real" Administrator account that is hidden but can be activated, not a regular account with admin privelidges. At first i was trying to figure out if Metro apps can be used by this account, and it appeared that they cant, but managed to find a trick to enable it. i did it by making sure UAC is on, making sure that FilterAdministratorToken is set to a value of 1 in the Registry, and by enabling "User Account Control: Admin approval mode for the built-in Administrator account" (secpol.msc [Local Security Policy]> Local Policies> Security Options).

So i did a bit more research and toying around, only to discover that although i might have found a workaround for running most Metro apps in general, i discovered that syncing, d/l'ing of apps from the Windows Store, etc is not possible unless you're using a Microsoft account.Please note that any other account with admin privelidges can use the apps without a hitch, as well as any Standard account. So it clearly is not a limitation of just having an admin account, alone.

Also, the built-in Admin is the only kind of account that cant be converted from a local account to a MS Account, all other accounts with admin privelidges can do so. If you look in the Control Panel and try to make changes to the account, you will find that the option isnt available, whereas with other accounts it is. This brings about the issue of not being able to sync or d/l... Read more

Answer:Use Metro Apps As Admin AND Be Able To Sync, d/l Store apps, etc???

Hello Stephen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Setting that security policy below to be enabled will basically just turn the built-in elevated "Administrator" account into an unelevated administator account that requires UAC approval to open or run anything that requires elevated rights to do so.

This would be why you are able to open the Store afterwards, but you would still need to sign into the Store with any Microsoft account to be able to install any "Metro" Store apps.
Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8

You still will not be able to switch the built-in "Administrator" to be a Microsoft account. It can only remain as a local account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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I want to organize the All Apps list on the Start Menu, but I need to get rid of the apps that clutter it up. I would prefer to do it without replacing the start menu with something like Classic Shell and I don't want to delete all the apps, so I've been attempting to find a way to remove the contents of shell:Appsfolder from the start menu.

I was hoping I could receive some insight into how exactly the Start Menu works. I know that the All Apps list appears to be a combination of three different directories:

shell:Appsfolder
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Which leads me to believe that it might operate similarly to other system folders like This PC and Libraries, but I haven't found anything that seemed useful in the registry so far. I would appreciate it if someone could help point me in the right direction.

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Just how do universal apps fit in with desktop apps and the cloud?
One developer said he didn't want to make a slightly dumbed
down universal version that had only a minimal advantage in that it
could also be used on a phone. It seems to me that developers are better off developing a full desktop app which can run on PCs and tablets. Where is the value in developing for the phone which has only a 3% market share? When you consider that you could run
a full desktop version on a phone via the cloud and continuum, the
usefulness of a universal app seems even less.
To make universal apps worthwhile they need to have the functionality
of the desktop version or else very very close. Is that possible?
I can see that having universal apps allows you to run Office, for
instance, without the cloud; is that enough to make them worthwhile?

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I'm running on w10 TP build 10149 on my L920. When I searched for the apps like modern combat 5, overkill they were not shown on both the store apps. When I tried to install them through browser both the store apps shows apps are unavailable to download. Any workarounds there?

Answer:Apps unavailable on w10 mobile store apps

Are these apps region locked? If so, changing the phone region to US might help. You can always go back to whatever it was, once the apps are installed.

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can someone post a comprehensive list of apps that ship with windows 8, and a list of currently available multimedia, web browser, and utilities apps available in the windows store, along with any news and weather apps please?

trying to find a list of apps on the net is a ye olde pain in the tukous...

Answer:apps that ship with windows 8 and apps available in store

Originally Posted by xraiderv1


can someone post a comprehensive list of apps that ship with windows 8, and a list of currently available multimedia, web browser, and utilities apps available in the windows store, along with any news and weather apps please?

trying to find a list of apps on the net is a ye olde pain in the tukous...



That's because there are thousands of em and more are added daily. So any list would be out of date.

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Hi, My name is Roy, ive searched all the other forum threads in this topic and i couldn't find what i was looking for.

Now, my problem is that my Windows 8 apps wont update and i cant install new apps. ive had this problem before, but i forgot how to solve it. I remember it had something to do with a folder not being in the C:/windows folder. I also remember it began with a "A" (Appinstaller?).

i was wondering if anyone who CAN install their apps and update them could look into their C:/Windows folder and write down a list of folders that appear starting with the letter "A".

Thanks in advanced!

Roy (emoteen134)

Answer:Updates to Window 8 Apps and Installation of Apps

Hello Roy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Usually when you have issues with installing or updated apps from the Store, you would need to clear the Store cache to fix it.
Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8
If that doesn't help, then double check through the troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below to see if one may be the issue.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I was using Windows 10 build 10316 normally until I use the Razer Game Booster.
After that, All Applications List in the start menu no longer shows any application...

I uninstalled the program but the problem persists.

Now, I update to build 10328 and nothing changes!

Any help?

Additional information:
I created a new user account, and all my applications appear in the application list.
When I returned to my administrator account (Microsoft) still does not show them.

What can I do?
P.S. Sorry my bad english.

Answer:windows 10 All apps List not showing any apps

Give this a try...................
How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 8 and 10
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...ws-8-10-a.html

By the way, please do not apologize for your English.
1. Your English is wonderful.
2. English is not the only language in this planet. Be proud of your own national language.

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I apologise for posting this problem again, but seem to have exhausted options, so hoped by starting a new thread, may get some new ideas.

Installed Apps not showing in all apps menu.

resolved the same problem on my laptop, by running a script provided by Cliff S, but now it's happening on my PC.and the script does not help, also tried App Store troubleshooter. but no fault found.

i installed some small simple apps inc recuva, which appear in the C programs folder and I can create a shortcut and task bar icon, but it's not showing in all apps...

been doing some research and someone suggested the Windows installer could be at fault ran services and the installer was not running ( stopped) is this normal ?
started ok, but no option to set it to auto run

any help would really be appreciated

thanks

Answer:Installed Apps not showing in all apps menu

UPDATE
I had a reply from the MS community forum suggesting I setup a new profile. ( as my current one could be corrupted ) I did this and the apps that Iminstalled under my profile showed in the all apps menu ....so does this suggest I have a problem with corruption in my original profile ?
I am advised I can simply copy all the fils in the original profile folder to the new....or is there a different/better way ? Is it likely this will resolve a user profile corruption issue. or will I just copy the problem to the new profile ?

thanks
UPDATE-2
copied all the files possible from my original user profile to a new one ( had to be logged in to a third user profile to do this ) the programs I installed in the original profile are showing in the new one, but all the mods I did to my start menu and icons is obviously gone as this is linked to a DAT file....
would like to know where the corruption in my profile would likely be to have caused my problem with newly installed apps not showing in the all apps menu, if it is one of the DAT files I could maybe copy the others over and retain my start menu layout.

any help would really be appreciated

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Firstly i am new to Windows phone and so to Windows central. After few weeks of using a lumia 630 i am so very happy to have it.. Good performance and no lags even in 512 mb ram.. But some apps i really miss and some are not up to the mark as they have not been updated from long.
1) As always snapchat or 6tag.
2) Linkedin. This app is really lacks behind in windows than any os out there.. Sadly true.
3) Fb and Messenger too: Lack of features and no video calling for messenger and sometimes no notification.
4) Instagram beta.. Need some improvements and no video upload option.
5) Viber: No video calling and bit slow.
6 BBM: No voice calling and many bugs.
7) Twitter: Lack of features.
8) Gaana ( For indian market) bugs and no features if compared to IOS or lagdroid.
9) Flipboard: It's new in the market so not much issue but opening time is bit high and lack of some features.
10) Skype: Too slow and sometimes no notifications
This are the 10 apps i wish gets updated or the only one snapchat hits the store. Comment the apps you want in the market or you need an update of any apps.

Answer:Which apps you wish to see in the market in near future or any apps that you think should be updated

Check out Feed Viewer. It is an alternative to Flipboard. It is able to cache the content on device, so its opening time is very low.

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Does anyone know how to actually use these apps?
I use the Skype desktop app from my tablet and (beside the fact it is near useless on a tablet) I can at least use it to dial a phone number or (if Outlook is running) select someone and phone them.
Am I completely misunderstanding this app or is there no way to (a) text message any phone, (b) dialog any phone number, (c) contact any person in your People, Outlook, or any list... unless they have a Skype account?
In other words... three silly apps can't do even the most basic thing the desktop app can do?

Answer:Windows 10 Messaging and Phone Apps, how can I use the apps?

You are right that these new messaging and phone apps are (for now) just simple Skype apps. This means that the messaging happens via Skype's network (not real texting) and that you can call any number (except emergency numbers) using your Skype credit.
However, a new feature in the November update also allows you to write texts with Cortana on your PC and who then sends them from your (Windows) phone. Also call notifications will show up on your PC.

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So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore.

Now that i'm done complaining. How do i organize my "All Apps" Menu.

Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell but i ended up needing the store and one other app but W10 went retarded and didn't allow me to reinstall the packages, so this time around. I just want to organize them into a folder that i will never touch

I really hope someone can help me do this, i don't feel like downgrading back to 8.1 which as it stands right now was better for me when using Start8.

Answer:Hide/Organize Universal Apps in All Apps

RE : So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore

What do you mean by " pin left" ? Would you please explain ?

RE : Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

I don't believe you can do that. The apps are being organized in alphabetical order and I don't think you can take some of them out and put into a folder.

RE : First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell

You don't have to uninstall all of them.
Here is a tutorial where you can pick and choose what to uninstall.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

Have a look at Option Two and Three.

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Hello, and thank you for being included in the forum.
I am trying to learn Windows 8. I have weeded out a few apps from the Start screen by right clicking and then clicking Uninstall. The apps in question disappeared from the Start screen, however, they remain in the apps folder. How do I complete a total uninstall?
Regards,
Knudane.

Answer:Apps remain in the apps folder after uninstall

I'm having this issue too, how do I remove these apps?

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Hello All

I upgraded from Vista Ultimate 32 to 7 Ultimate 32.

The only quirk I cannot solve is that I see no apps on my task bar. ANd when I minimize a window it does not go to the task bar as it should. It look like a small minimized window. See attached snip.[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Tim/Desktop/Web%20Sites/Capture.JPG[/IMG]

Any ideas?

Tim
http://www.thebartman.com/Capture.JPG

Answer:Minimized apps and Running apps not on task bar

  
Quote: Originally Posted by twasmer


Hello All

I upgraded from Vista Ultimate 32 to 7 Ultimate 32.

The only quirk I cannot solve is that I see no apps on my task bar. ANd when I minimize a window it does not go to the task bar as it should. It look like a small minimized window. See attached snip.[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Tim/Desktop/Web%20Sites/Capture.JPG[/IMG]

Any ideas?

Tim
http://www.thebartman.com/Capture.JPG


Hi! Welcome to SevenForums!

Have you tried locking the taskbar? Try it.

If that doesn't work, right click the taskbar and click properties. [See Screenshot Called Properties]

Then under Notification Area click Customize. [See Screenshot called Customize]

Then tick the box at the bottom and click apply. [See Screenshot called Notification Area.]

Try that and report back!

ZeshanA

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So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore.

Now that i'm done complaining. How do i organize my "All Apps" Menu.

Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell but i ended up needing the store and one other app but W10 went retarded and didn't allow me to reinstall the packages, so this time around. I just want to organize them into a folder that i will never touch

I really hope someone can help me do this, i don't feel like downgrading back to 8.1 which as it stands right now was better for me when using Start8.

Answer:Hide/Organize Universal Apps in All Apps

RE : So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore

What do you mean by " pin left" ? Would you please explain ?

RE : Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

I don't believe you can do that. The apps are being organized in alphabetical order and I don't think you can take some of them out and put into a folder.

RE : First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell

You don't have to uninstall all of them.
Here is a tutorial where you can pick and choose what to uninstall.
Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10

Have a look at Option Two and Three.

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One thing that didn't get much notice during the Build keynote speech is that Visual Studio 2015 can now build native Objective C apps and target Windows Universal, including the iOS libraries. Apparently, King Games used this to bring Candy Crush Saga to Windows Universal.

We may see a LOT more iOS apps being ported to Windows Univeral apps in the future...

Answer:iOS apps coming to Windows Universal Apps

Mystere said:

One thing that didn't get much notice during the Build keynote speech is that Visual Studio 2015 can now build native Objective C apps and target Windows Universal, including the iOS libraries. Apparently, King Games used this to bring Candy Crush Saga to Windows Universal.

We may see a LOT more iOS apps being ported to Windows Univeral apps in the future...



I noticed that and that could be interesting and more easy to port iOS apps to Windows 10.

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So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore.

Now that i'm done complaining. How do i organize my "All Apps" Menu.

Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell but i ended up needing the store and one other app but W10 went retarded and didn't allow me to reinstall the packages, so this time around. I just want to organize them into a folder that i will never touch

I really hope someone can help me do this, i don't feel like downgrading back to 8.1 which as it stands right now was better for me when using Start8.

Answer:Hide/Organize Universal Apps in All Apps

RE : So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore

What do you mean by " pin left" ? Would you please explain ?

RE : Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

I don't believe you can do that. The apps are being organized in alphabetical order and I don't think you can take some of them out and put into a folder.

RE : First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell

You don't have to uninstall all of them.
Here is a tutorial where you can pick and choose what to uninstall.
Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10

Have a look at Option Two and Three.

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will window 10 support android apps and ios apps? please tell me, thanx

Answer:Will Windows 10 support Android apps and iOS apps?

No.
Same situations: iOS does not support Android & Windows Store apps, Android does not support iOS and Windows Store apps.
Microsoft has made developer tools to make it easier to port iOS/Android apps to Universal Apps for Windows 10. Let's wait and see how many cool iOS/Android apps will be ported.

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Hello all,

I am new here, although I did come here quite a few times and many times found the solution :-)

My problem is (I am on 1511) that some icons of removed (by powershell) apps reapeared, and there seem to be no way to get rid of them. Nothing I have found had worked (like going to start menu folder and deleting the shorcuts).

Namely it's MicrosoftWindowsAlarms, MicrosoftZuneMusic, MicrosoftWindowsPhotos, and in Apps the name looks like this: @{Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_10.1607.1991.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwems-resource--Microsoft.WindowsAlarms-Resources-AppName-Text}

Moreover, few days ago some "new" apps have materialized - that was a shock........no update, nothing, out of blue I had about 10 unwanted apps in my all apps...............crazy.

Any thoughts?

P.S. Normally I deffer updates by turning the service off and/or metered connection. Now I have left it on by mistake...........still should not install against my will some unwanted apps..........and as I said, no update.....

Answer:Icons of uninstalled apps showing in All apps

Those left-over icons may be a result of deleting programs instead of using Control Panel, Programs and Features to uninstall the programs. When a program is installed the install routine puts the program files in either C:\Program Files [32-bit] or C:\Program Files for 64-bit or C:\Program Files (x86) for 32-bit depending upon which version of the OS is in use. It will also create the icons, write support files to C:\Windows or other Folders and create Registry entries so Windows knows how to run the program. The uninstall routine is supposed to get rid of everything associated, don't know if PowerShell can do it as cleanly.

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Its been a while since my store app and apps like groove, mail, calendar, calculator have stopped working. Nothing happens when i click on them. I have tried all the fixes possible, powershell, wsreset etc. Can someone please tell me a way to fix it, other than refreshing or resetting my laptop.

Answer:Store apps and other windows apps not working

Originally Posted by Major Hawk Its been a while since my store app and apps like groove, mail, calendar, calculator have stopped working. Nothing happens when i click on them. I have tried all the fixes possible, powershell, wsreset etc. Can someone please tell me a way to fix it, other than refreshing or resetting my laptop. resetting the laptop should be a good solution, especially if you choose the option that lets you keep your files while programs are erased - but just in case, do a backup before resetting

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Have the apps being developed for W10M improved in quality or features compared with the old 8.1 apps? Or have they become worse?
I remember reading that Uber in W10M is worse compared with WP8.1 but the instagram app in W10M is better
What are your thoughts? Please state which app or apps you're basing your conclusions on
Thank you

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I was using Windows 10 build 10316 normally until I use the Razer Game Booster.
After that, All Applications List in the start menu no longer shows any application...

I uninstalled the program but the problem persists.

Now, I update to build 10328 and nothing changes!

Any help?

P.S. Sorry my bad english.

Answer:windows 10 All apps List not showing any apps

Give this a try...................
How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 8 and 10
Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10

By the way, please do not apologize for your English.
1. Your English is wonderful.
2. English is not the only language in this planet. Be proud of your own national language.

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It always gives me a error code

Answer:Why can't I download apps or install apps after I updated to 8.1?

If you don't reinput your WiFi info by default I believe it wont download through SIM data.

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Looks like MS is too much into launching a lot of apps together at the same time. They should take their time to launch a perfect app. They just ruined the Music+Videos app. And the Live Lockscreen Beta was just an over-hyped app. There's nothing 'LIVE' on the screen except for the 'Clock screen' As far as Files is concerned you cant even move folders from Phone to SD or vice-versa. Third party file managers are way better. There's simply no app on this platform that is perfect at all. Every app has some glitch. And wp8 was lag - free. On wp8.1 the notification centre lags on start-up, the icons on the start screen go blank ( on start up). Sometimes I feel that Android may have a lot of malwares but that's just coz its the most popular OS. Any OS [be it android or Windows (PC)] that is popular attracts more people to create malware. Windows Phone will be attacked by malwares/viruses once it reaches a specific point of popularity. That said, MS needs to concentrate more on QUALITY.
Just my thoughts.

Answer:MS needs to concentrate more on quality apps than on the quantity of apps.

Ether you have never been on an android device or simply new to technology in general. Third party apps are supposed to be better. They have to be in order to be noticed. I use VLC for music and Video on my computer. Not Windows Media. Not that it is bad. VLC is supports more and therefore better.
If your WP is lagging, try removing some of those less than quality apps written by less than quality developers on your phone. My 920 doesn't lag. Never has. Even running DV it hasn't lagged. Bottom line, you cannot install stuff in the market and not expect there not to be some impact to your device. I own a license to Amazing Weather HD. Its pure garbage on my phone. It kills live tiles and if I want my tiles to update, I can't use it. It has killed a number of devices for those running Windows Phone OS as I'm sure other apps in the Windows market has.
You can't make perfect. google didn't, IOS can't and neither can you.
It will take a bit of your own common sense to find what works and what doesn't. If apps don't function as you like, most have an email you can present your findings to and if you are lucky, they are aware of the problem and fix it. I wasn't so lucky with Amazing Weather HD since they are only interested in money than making a product that works worth a dog gone. Bottom line, its not a Microsoft problem that developers are less than perfect.

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Hello all,

I am new here, although I did come here quite a few times and many times found the solution :-)

My problem is (I am on 1511) that some icons of removed (by powershell) apps reapeared, and there seem to be no way to get rid of them. Nothing I have found had worked (like going to start menu folder and deleting the shorcuts).

Namely it's MicrosoftWindowsAlarms, MicrosoftZuneMusic, MicrosoftWindowsPhotos, and in Apps the name looks like this: @{Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_10.1607.1991.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwems-resource--Microsoft.WindowsAlarms-Resources-AppName-Text}

Moreover, few days ago some "new" apps have materialized - that was a shock........no update, nothing, out of blue I had about 10 unwanted apps in my all apps...............crazy.

Any thoughts?

P.S. Normally I deffer updates by turning the service off and/or metered connection. Now I have left it on by mistake...........still should not install against my will some unwanted apps..........and as I said, no update.....

Answer:Icons of uninstalled apps showing in All apps

Those left-over icons may be a result of deleting programs instead of using Control Panel, Programs and Features to uninstall the programs. When a program is installed the install routine puts the program files in either C:\Program Files [32-bit] or C:\Program Files for 64-bit or C:\Program Files (x86) for 32-bit depending upon which version of the OS is in use. It will also create the icons, write support files to C:\Windows or other Folders and create Registry entries so Windows knows how to run the program. The uninstall routine is supposed to get rid of everything associated, don't know if PowerShell can do it as cleanly.

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