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

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

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

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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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I can install app from store it goes in pending but not download.

Answer:Why can't I download store apps while in pending on my Lumia 535?

Cancel all pending downloads, reboot your device, lookup the apps you wanted to download again and start the download. Should work this time.

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As of yesterday i could download apps over wifi and today i can't . All get stuck somewhere or the other.

Answer:Why can't I download any apps from the store on lumia 730 over wifi ?

Did you notice an error code?

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My lumia 830 cannot download anything from store and it says error code 80070490

Answer:Why can't I download games or apps on my Lumia 830 the store?

Some time there is a error due to network connectivuty or store server. I think you must reset your router and restart your smartphone and then check again.

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

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

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

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the apps download and then at the point where they say installing just stop and says attention required tap here...
Help!

Answer:Why am I unable to download apps from the Windows store on my Lumia 520?

Are you on wifi or mobile network ? ... Because Store needs minimum bandwidth to download the apps ...

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Hi everybody.
I have searched now for the last 4 hours every forum, but I did not find a solution. I just bought today a lumia 550 with windows 10 (10.0.10586.0).
If I want to download an app from the store (e.g. whatsapp) the download starts but than it remains at 0.0. However the connection is good, I can surf in the internet, update my mails, etc. but the store downloads don't work.
Does anybody have a solution? Im pretty desparate. I also did the region and time setting thing, but it didnt help
Thanks a lot in advance'

Answer:Lumia 550 - Windows 10 mobile- store wont download apps or updates

Hi congrats on new phone, can you please tell a few things
1. Does it support dual sim ?
2. If yes then are both support 4G?
3. What about USB OTG?
4. Glance Screen ?
5. Double tap to wake up ?

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Hi everybody.
I have searched now for the last 4 hours every forum, but I did not find a solution. I just bought today a lumia 550 with windows 10 (10.0.10586.0).
If I want to download an app from the store (e.g. whatsapp) the download starts but than it remains at 0.0. However the connection is good, I can surf in the internet, update my mails, etc. but the store downloads don't work.
Does anybody have a solution? I?m pretty desparate. I also did the region and time setting thing, but it didn?t help
Thanks a lot in advance'

Answer:Lumia 550 - Windows 10 mobile- store wont download apps or updates

Hi congrats on new phone, can you please tell a few things
1. Does it support dual sim ?
2. If yes then are both support 4G?
3. What about USB OTG?
4. Glance Screen ?
5. Double tap to wake up ?

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I have Lumia 650 dual
After update to 15063.2 try to install some apps from store, but apps freezed on logo screen.
Twice I reset and hard reset my phone but only default apps on phone run perfectly.
Please help me

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Yet again I am unable to download or update apps from the Store. I now have fourteen pending or otherwise stuck. In the past I have solved this by turning the Windows Firewall (managed by Norton) back on temporarily but this time it is already on. I have tried resetting the Store cache and other fixes but nothing works. sfc and DISM have been run.

Suggestions please?

Answer:Store apps will not download or update

Ideas from searching the forum:
Cannot install or update Apps Windows Store , error 80073DOA
How to reinstall Store.
Windows Store Apps Not Updating

Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10
- search for Store, see the instructions at the top of the section.

Store Update Apps Automatically - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
Note how updates can be enabled and disabled.

Please review, keep a note of what you've tried, and post back. Good luck.

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When I try to download Metro apps from Windows Store, I receive an error message saying "Something happened and this app couldn't be installed. Please try again later. Error code: 0x80010108".
I Googled it and tried to reset Windows Store cache by wsreset.exe but it didn't help. It occurs to every app I try to install. Please help!

Answer:Can't download or update apps from Windows Store.

Hello, SDhamija.

Most of these are default-installed apps upon OS installation. Did you uninstall them and then reinstalling? What do the details say? Do they all give the error code 0x80010108?

You may want to try running these:

App Troubleshooter:
www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=20291

Apps and tiles not working tutorial list:
www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=21051

DISM to Fix Component Store Corruption:
www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=26512

Try running scannow at least three times:
www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=3047
Code to copy/paste: sfc /scannow

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Over thirty apps are 'pending', waiting to update. But they will not download --- they report 'Waiting for Wi-Fi'. The internet connection is good. I have lost use of Mail, People, Edge, and many other important services. I have switched Windows Firewall on, which restored the Store but not the apps. What is going on?

Answer:Store apps will not work, download or update

Hi clayto.

Does your tablet, from your specs, have cellular and wi-fi. If so what happens if you disable, for a short period, the cellular?

As well any chance you have enabled "Metered Connection" in your Wi-Fi settings?

Start => Settings => Network and Internet => Wi-Fi

then click on your current connection.
Ken

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Its been about a week and and I m not able to download apps from the store or update the installed ones.everytime I try it says we are having trouble connecting to the store at the moment. Try again in a little while.

Answer:Unable to download or update apps from wp store

Did you sync your account?
Is the date and time correct?
Did you do a soft reset?

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Answer:Why is the Windows 8 store unable to download or update apps?

Is it a specific app that is having this problem, or is it all of them?
If it's all of them, you should give the PC a reboot and try again.

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windows 8 store gets stuck on pending forever and so I am unable to download or update apps

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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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Greetings!

Windows 10 Store gives error 0x803F8003 when trying to download/update apps

note: the error appears right after it shows acquiring license.

Answer:Win10 Store gives error 0x803F8003 when trying to download/update apps

someone please help with this?

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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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Hi,
I'm getting error when I install any app from the store. Error number is 0x87af000b
Device - Lumia 930, with Windows Mobile 10
Have you experienced this kind of problem? Please help

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i want to add apps like cameras games everything with the help of the play store

Answer:How can I add apps to my Lumia from the Play Store?

Play store for Android and can not be used for Windows Phone because the OS is different.
You only can use the store for windows phone (the STORE app on your phone)

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New to this forum: I have been unsuccessfully trying to resolve this issue through other forums. I am unable to "Get" new apps since Anniversary Update.
Lumie 640 LTE, Windows 10 Mobile Build 10.0.14393.189
Can't "Get" new apps from App Store. I get the message: "Try that again. Something happened on our end. Waiting a bit might help."
Can get updates for installed apps.
Can download/reinstall "owned apps" that were previously uninstalled.
Can download/install apps which were installed on my other Lumia 640 LTE on Window Phone 8.1. Any "Owned" app seems to be no problem.
This is what I have done so far: Soft reset including removing battery. Hard reset and restore. Reset time zone. Turn on/turn off battery saver. Verified that both of my Lumia 640's are listed under "Devices" in my Microsoft Account.
Hope someone can shed some light on this, and I don't have to wait on a future update to rectify the problem.

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Whenever I'm trying to download some of the apps like Vlc and pocket tank games, it always showing Pending and it doesn't download

Answer:Why in not able to download some of apps from store?

Happened to me twice so far. Tried everything except for a hard reset but that's just going through too much trouble.
Had the problem with 'Analog Clock Tile' and 'Navmii'. Both only started downloading two days later. Such a weird and annoying issue that was.
But only happened in the last couple of weeks of 2014. No issues since.

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It says my internet is too slow. I have no other choices

Answer:Can't download apps from Store

Is it really too slow ? Check here: Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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It's been stuck like this for a couple of days.
It was working fine before that.
Anyone else getting this?
I think it stopped working after the cumulative update.
EDIT: The solution is:
1. Open the start menu.
2. Type msconfig.
3. Open "System configuration"
4. Select "Normal boot."
5. Restart computer.

Answer:Store won't download apps

My laptop is doing the same. No connection errors or messages, it just doesn't download anything. Connection has been fine, as I've been downloading Steam games without issue. My updates through the store include an update for the store itself, which I'm hoping is a patch for our problem, but i obviously can't download it. My downloads have also been stuck for a few days. Restarting the service, app, or queue has not solved the problem.

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I am attempting to download apps from the app store ,I am continually getting a message 'please try again something has happened at our end' 

Answer:why will my pcs not download apps from the app store

@johnnyweir? If you are asking about the Windows Store (as provided through your Start Screen), then the following instructions to reset the windows store application may help: Reset the Windows Store Application When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Click my Answer Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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Whenever i tried opening the store it shows we're unable to connect to the store please try again later...I have been having this problem since last 4-5 days...can anyone help me please..

Answer:Why am I not able to download apps from the store?

Have you checked the date and time on your phone?

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each time I try to download apps from the store, it shows the "downloading x mb" bar, but the bar wont change. It happens either if I use mobile data/wifi. However, I still able to update installed apps.

Answer:Why can't I download any apps from the store?

Check and see if your Microsoft account is "up to date" by going to settings/ email+accounts, then long press on your Microsoft account and hit "sync".
Other than that, you might just need to restart your phone (hold power and volume down buttons together for about 10 seconds until it vibrates)

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Please help me i cant download apps from windows store. When i try to download a app.The app starts downloading but the download bar doesn't move forward a bit . Please help me

Answer:Cant download apps from store

Hello, shanplane. Welcome to EightForums.

You may want to try www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=20291

Hope that helps you.

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I have Notion Ink tab , every time I try to download an app it says I am not Connected to Internet. Please Suggest me what to do.

Answer:Why am I not able to download apps from the store on my TAB?

Are you connected to Wi-Fi?
Btw how is the tab? I am thinking of picking one myself.

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I cannot download apps on my phone ( Lumia 950 OS 10.0.14393.67) from the store it just closes and won't download anything, but it has no troubles updating my apps.
any idea what to do ? time date setting are okay

Answer:Cannot Download apps from Store

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I cannot download apps on my phone ( Lumia 950 OS 10.0.14393.67) from the store it just closes and won't download anything, but it has no troubles updating my apps.
any idea what to do ? time date setting are okay Change temporarly your apps destinations from SD to device (Settings -> System -> Storage -> change app location , apply).
Then make a soft reset

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I have a Lumia 950 so build 10586. Is anyone else experiencing apps in the store that should be available but are not? MyStarbucks finder shows grey when I click on it I get error code 0X00000005. On a WP8.1 device it is available. Anyone else?

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I believe that all of the unofficial 3rd party Starbucks apps were pulled, since Starbucks issued cease and desist orders.

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Is there a way to install google play apps on my Lumia 640 lte wp8.1

Answer:is there way to install google play store apps on my lumia 640 lte 8.1

The solution is purchasing an Android phone.

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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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As of a few days a ago, when trying to install apps from the Windows Store, they all seem to fail. The progress bar shows the app downloading fine. When it finishes, I get an error saying: "We can't find the app. The error code is 0x80070002 in case you need it." This happens with every app I try. When the latest preview build came out I installed it but the error continues. I can not find any working solutions.

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all other internet connections are fine. when I download an app from windows store - says internet is too slow!

Answer:Why can't I download apps from the Windows store?

While this isn't always a fun response - be patient and try again.
There could many reasons for this happening to you as there are many factors at play when you click that download button. Perhaps there are a millions of other users all trying to download that app at the same time. Perhaps the servers in-between you and said app are in maintenance and are slowing things down. There could be a lot of traffic your neighborhood at the moment you clicked download. The ISP you use could throttle that particular network node.
If the apps aren't downloading, just try again in a few minutes or a few hours. Things will probably be very different.

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Trying to download apps but it keeps coming up with error code 80860010 trying to download from the windows App Store

Answer:Why won't store apps phone download?

Allow me to copy / paste directly from Microsoft's support website:
Thank you for posting in the forum. I understand that you cannot get any app on your Nokia Lumia 630, you are getting this error code: 80860010.
Please check in settings > time + date if automatically settings are turn off. Also, make sure that you have right language and region on your phone, and then please restart it.
I would also try to use other connection (Wi-Fi or data connection).
If issue still persist, I would try to perform hard reset and set up it again with your Microsoft account, but do not forget to backup your data. More information you can find here:Learn about Windows Phone
backup | Windows Phone How-to (United States)Reset my Windows Phone
8.1 | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
The source is error code 80860010 - Microsoft Community

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I am having trouble downloading anything from the Windows Store onto my laptop. I just barely got it and have not downloaded anything yet. When I try to download, it says "Error: see details" When I click on see details it says "something unexpected has happened" then it tells me to report the problem and try restarting it which I have tried and it does nothing. Please help me.

Answer:How can I download apps from the Windows Store?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I am having trouble downloading anything from the Windows Store onto my laptop. I just barely got it and have not downloaded anything yet. When I try to download, it says "Error: see details" When I click on see details it says "something unexpected has happened" then it tells me to report the problem and try restarting it which I have tried and it does nothing. Please help me. 1. Mak sure you have signed in to your Microsoft Account.
It is a must.
2. Please use this tutorial to re-register the Store :How to Re-register the Store in Windows 10
3. This is a tutorial for the apps :How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 10
4. If the above tutorials do not fix the problem :
Create another admin user account > logon to it and see if you can download from the Store.

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My windows phone app store is working but when i m gonna download the app its still on pending status from two days..
and also i can't update my existing apps it is also on pending status...
please solve this problem...
I'm using lumia 520 and windows phone 8.1 is running...

Answer:app store not working and cant download apps

i am also facing this issue right now.. you have to give RETRY ALL.. at every time

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Has anybody been able to download any apps from the Windows 10 Store in the last few days? I've tried the last several days and I keep getting:
"Try that again. Something happened on our end. Waiting a bit might help."
I've even tried using my hotspot connection, but to no avail.
The store loads fine, just can't download any apps.
I'm using a Surface Pro, production build.

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I'd click the icon next to the search bar and click Sign In. Afterwards i'd select my account and then gray window would appear then disappear and that's it. Nothing else would happen. Same thing happens when i tried downloading apps. I'd hit Get App then the gray window would appear then disappear and the page would just reload itself. I've recently also been having an issue where Microsoft Edge would close immediately close after i open it. Not sure if the issues are related. Here's an image of what occurs:



I've tried wsreset but that didnt work. Anyone know how to fix?

Answer:Can't log in or download apps in Windows Store

Have you tried:

1. Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog.

2. Type WSReset.exe, and click/tap on OK.

?

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One is by Mobile Nations and the other is by Jay Bennett...

Answer:There are two of your apps in the Windows Store, which one should I download?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question One is by Mobile Nations and the other is by Jay Bennett... The one by Jay Bennett is the app for Windows 8.1, which doesn't get any updates. The Mobile Nations app is the new one that gets updates. You can download either one, but I recommend the Mobile Nations app.

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it shows error or asks for my family account

Answer:Why am I not able to download apps on my Nokia from the store?

Maybe you change your password on PC but forgot to reenter on phone (MHO dont what else it could be). Does your email work/sync?

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well i had this twice and once it worked with one app then when i tried downloading another app it stuck on queue like before how do i fix this

Answer:Why can't I download apps in the Windows store?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question well i had this twice and once it worked with one app then when i tried downloading another app it stuck on queue like before how do i fix this try restarting your device and trying again
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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after setting up my htc 8s. I can not download apps from Microsoft Store. That i must have to input my windows activation code before proceeding.
My location is Nigeria.
Please help. Its urgent.

Answer:I can not download apps from microsoft store using my htc 8s

Hi! You sound desperate! Here's a video about setting up your htc 8s.
Hope this helps! Maybe other members will reply latter!

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Every time i open my store on Windows 10 i can search for things but once i click on the on the app i want the store page totally goes away. what should i do? i am trying to download a media player on my pc so i can watch movies on it.

Answer:Why won't my Windows 10 store let me download apps?

what about if you shut down your pc then boot it back up???

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when i am going to download any apps from the microsoft store , a red circle is coming upon the download link and it is not workable for my window 7. 

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I just got a new Acer. I was trying to download apps from the store and it told me that there was an error. I got an account and it still wouldn't work. I really don't know what to do now so I hope that you guys will help me, thank you for your time! :)

Answer:Why won't my Acer let me download apps from the Store? Please help me!

It could be multiple reasons (wrong system date/time, store being down, internet being sloppy, etc.). Unless you post the error details its hard to assist

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I do not have wifi where I live so I use data settings to download apps from store, at least that's how it worked on my last 1520. I had to buy a new 1520 and when I try to download an app from the store all I get is a dark screen with the word "downloading" across the screen with the dots coming and going. Btw I can still see the app page while this is trying to download. What am I doing wrong?? Thanks in advance windows people!

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I cannot download any apps from the store. I have followed all forum suggestions to no avail. Windows 10 anniversary update and edge. Microsoft sup[ort had me reload w10 in order to solve other problems, but it did not help with app downloading. Most forum solutions are basic and are dated.

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Hi everyone! I 'm here to get help from u guys . So here's my problem. It's been almost a month that i can't download a single app from wm10 app store. Whenever i try to install an app an error comes everytime(0x80242021). I thought maybe upgrading to latest build will solve that problem . But lack of space on my phone memory is stopping me and my whatsapp is taking 500 mb space so i thought i will delete whatsapp and install the latest build and then again install whatsapp. And now I'm. On latest build i.e. 10036.1004 and really ****ed up. I still can't download any app . Now my WhatsApp is also gone. So guys please help me . N u know living without whatapp is how difficult.. I also want to avoid hard reset if i can so guys pls help..

Answer:Why i can't download apps from wm10 store?

You have to hard reset your device and give it a fresh start... Radical but effective solution that will fix all or at least most of the problems you are facing with..

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Yesterday i updated my lumia 730 from windows 8.1 to 10 with insider program. Now on app store my device shows around 42 updates, so i tried to update them all but instead of updating each app struck on 0kb means it shows start downloading but till then no progress is shown and not even a single app updated then. It doesn't show pending status instead shows 0kb downloaded out of xx.xxMb. SomeOne plz tried to help me. what should i do?

Answer:Apps starts downloading on app store but stuck on 0KB in windows 10 on lumia 730. What should I do?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Yesterday i updated my lumia 730 from windows 8.1 to 10 with insider program. Now on app store my device shows around 42 updates, so i tried to update them all but instead of updating each app struck on 0kb means it shows start downloading but till then no progress is shown and not even a single app updated then. It doesn't show pending status instead shows 0kb downloaded out of xx.xxMb. SomeOne plz tried to help me. what should i do? Soft reset. If still, Hard reset

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i have lumia 620.window 8.1..but youtube google chrome and some other apps does not show in store.and apk does not install in mobile.please give me a solution

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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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I tried downloading various apps from the store, but the message I get was I can't install this app.
For example, I tried to install PDF Reader 8, and I get error code 0x80070032.
Does the error code reveal what the problem is?
I am running Windows 8, not Windows 8.1, on the Lenovo IdeaPad.

Answer:Unable to download free apps from Store

See this:

How To Fix 0x80070032 Error?

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hello. I just wanted to download a game, which is new. Asphalt Xtreme. So when I went to the store, opened up the game page and I didn't saw a download button. The other day the button was there. But today when I wanted to download an other app, there was no download or Install button. How do I fix the problem?
Windows 10
OS Build 14393.187
Version 1607

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After relocating c:\users\<username> to D:\Users\<username> APPS no longer work, Store-App, Internet Explorer app all fail.

This WAS attached to another thread but it got separated & moved here... Poorly re-titled to boot.

I started with Win-7/64 Pro, running on a SATA-II 640gb HDD (SATA-Port-3), second drive a SATA-II 340gb (SATA-Port-4).
I made several backups & copies (can never be too careful)
Used a Full Version of Win-8/64 Pro and launched it from Win-7 to perform an upgrade.
Painfully slow but worked a treat and all my data, apps everything transferred just peachy. (Thank goodness as a Dev, I have GIT, Various compilers and tools which is a phenomenal PITA to have to reinstall, close to 2 days to redo all of it)
I set it to login to my LiveID and everything seemed to operate just fine.
(Skype Excluded! it cycles the plugin sensing of the headset, even though it is disabled in Win & Realtek setup)

Next was to move my data over to the SSD Hybrid drive.
I installed the Seagate Momentus XT-750 Hybrid Drive to SATA-Port-2 which is to be used as my D:
I then copied everything from the previous C: and D: drives (the SATA-II's) as needed... Items like my GIT Repositories, downloads, build directories and all the other stuff not attached into Windows.
After everything was successfully copied & verified, I shutdown and disconnected the old 340GB Sata-II
The new Seagate Hybrid came up as D: drive as expected, everything there and just perfect... Read more

Answer:Can't download and install Windows Store Apps

@ Brink... I see you moved this to it's own thread... Seriously ?

I created a separate thread for the Skype Issue and it is in the Software & Apps section of the forum.

Either Case.... APPS NOT RUNNING or USABLE is above & beyond the silly Skype problem.

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have you verified your identity on the W10 machine? To do that, go to Settings >> Accounts >> Your Account >> Verify. Third you'll need a Microsoft account (Outlook, Hotmail, Live) to sign-in to download apps
This was d solution given to me,first things first i cant even sing in at settings-account when i click on sing in wth microsoft acc its doing nothing so plz give me a solution fr this how can i sing in on microsoft acc in settings or on window store coz em able to sign in on chrome/microsoft web site

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When trying to install 3rd party apps via the Windows Store, my system hangs at 0.0MB downloaded. I've tried rebooting and using wsreset.exe, it does nothing. Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows 10 Home x64 - Store apps won't download

There are other users experiencing same issue since the upgrade. There are many band-aid fix but still no known exact details causing it. We are hoping that Microsoft come up with the fix as soon as possible.

EDIT:

You can check this thread. A reset fixed a Windows Store issue.

Microsoft Store Issue

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hello. I just wanted to download a game, which is new. Asphalt Xtreme. So when I went to the store, opened up the game page and I didn't saw a download button. The other day the button was there. But today when I wanted to download an other app, there was no download or Install button. How do I fix the problem?
Windows 10
OS Build 14393.187
Version 1607

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anything i attempt to download from the windows/microsoft store gives me this error code 0x80242021 super annoying considering the night before everything was working perfectly fine. PLease Help! (it`s on my desktop not phone)

Answer:why cant i download any apps,games anything from the windows store

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question anything i attempt to download from the windows/microsoft store gives me this error code 0x80242021 super annoying considering the night before everything was working perfectly fine. PLease Help! (it`s on my desktop not phone) check that internet connection is working
Restart your pc and try again
Check that time and date are okay
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I cannot download any apps from the WIndows store. It either shows it pending for a long period of time or gives me some error code. Please help. I can't figure it out!!

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Trying to download and play games from Google play store. It says its installed, but I can't find it anywhere.

Answer:How can I download and use apps from the Google Play Store?

I think MS removed the option for users to launch those apps?

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Hi there,

I have recently purchased Pro version of Microsoft Windows 8. Now everything is just working fine as it should, though I faced some problems in adding my accounts in Mail app, but I sorted it out. Now, the problem is that I am not able to download/install any app from Windows Store (found in Start). I wanted to download Skype and some other software, when I found it that they just show the progress bar having nothing being filled in, and then after some time, they show a small cross alongwith it and say that this app can't run or something like that. Sometimes, in the Start screen, the tile of the software being downloaded shows "Pending" and after some time, it shows "Installing" but the progress bar never advances. Then after some time, it shows the following message;

"Something happened and this app wasn't installed. Please try again. Error code: 0x8024001e".

What is wrong with it? I hope you guys reply me on your earliest and help me solve this issue. Thank you for your time.

Answer:Apps won't download or install using Windows Store

Same with me, I get this error - windows 8 something happened and this app couldn't be installed 0x80073cf9
Please some 1 help

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I have tried everything I can find online and I am still not able to download any apps

Answer:I'm unable to download any apps at all on the windows 10 store

Hi, I'm not sure what device you are using (Phone or Pc).
Are you signed in ok to your Microsoft account?
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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Can't download apps from windows 10 store. Get Subject to Subject to Microsoft Service Agreement message. but I can't click Get to download app. its grey. can only click cancel.

Answer:Can't download apps from windows 10 store. Get Subject to Su...

Hi, Which app is it ? Many apps are from Microsoft and other vendors therefore you need to follow Microsoft rules. Regards.

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Is it possible to download free apps from Windows Store directly (without going through "Windows Store" icon/apps in Windows 8.1? I'm having a problem with Windows Store in my OS, whenever I try it, it just said no network connection, but I can surf no problem using FF/Skype etc. If I can go directly to Windows Store website and download the apps directly from there, it'll be awesome, but everytime I tried, it just goes back to my OS Windows Store.

Answer:How to download free apps in Windows Store?

Hi there and welcome to Eight Forums Michael!

Hmmm, good question. As far as I know it's not possible (at least not easy) to install apps without using the Windows Store.

But hey... why do we not try to get the issue solved so you can use the Windows Store? It sounds to me like a few 'standard tricks' might work in your case. Please follow the following two tutorials. There is a great chance this will solve the problem.
First run the DISM: DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

Then run the SFC: SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
Please do post back your results so I can help you further is these two options don't help you.

Greetz,

Rover

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Hi,
I have to take care for multiple computers for our youth work. It are windows 10 computers with multiple local users (administrators). Computers are clean installed at the beginning of this year.
Windows 10 makes me very unhappy, cause very often Store apps stop functioning. I?ve had troubles with the photos app, the calculator app and the store itself. A user starts the pc and calculator/photo or store app does not work any longer. The app is found in the search result, but it?s icon is white. And under it the text ?desktop app?. No joke: the store pretends to be a desktop app.
I read some other posts on your forum about not working apps or not working store. But ?my? apps and store think they are desktop programs.
When there are problems not all the users on the pc have the problem. Mostly it?s okay for one user, and for all the other users it is corrupt.
I found a work around: make a new user. And for the new user all apps work.
But I get a fulltime job creating new users and giving the user?s documents and settings back.
Does anybody know a way to PREVENT the loss of functionality of the modern apps?
Does anybody know a way to REPAIR the broken modern apps? I found some Powershell magic on the internet, but that did not help.
I?d be very grateful for any help.
Koen

Answer:My Windows 10 Store and Store apps think they are Desktop apps

Looks like some corruptions issues for your user profile.
See if any fixes under Widows 10 tab of FixWin 10 help you. It will also let you run DISM to repair your system image and run system file checker with a click. Do that.
Else please see if these links help you: Clear & Reset Windows Store Cache Windows Store not working in Windows 10 – Automated Fix

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is probably a silly and stupid question, but I just wanna make sure. Can I download an app like Comicbook reader on my PC and transfer it to Nokia Lumia 2520 tab via a USB cable and then install without any problem? Will installation of non-market apps be allowed. Any help regarding this will be much appreciated.

Answer:Can I install apps on Nokia Lumia 2520 tab that were not purchased from a Windows store?

The Nokia 2520 runs Windows RT, so you cannot install apps that aren't in the Windows Store. Legacy desktop Windows x86/x64 apps cannot be used on RT.
Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk

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Without Wi-Fi connection I can't download apps $ games from the store even if it's less than 100 Mb and i don't have any restrictions in data sense.

Answer:i can't able to download small apps&games if it's more than 20 mb in size from store ?

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question Without Wi-Fi connection I can't download apps $ games from the store even if it's less than 100 Mb and i don't have any restrictions in data sense. It's a known issue with known phones

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Since the release of the update for "Extra + Info", "Motion Data", "Touch".....I am trying to install the updates but every time after downloading an error message appears....What to do?? (I am using Lumia 730 Running the latest build for Windows 10).

Answer:Apps getting stuck in the download section of store while updating

Cancel the downloads, soft reset and try again, but download them one by one

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Is there any way, so that I can stop automatic download of Windows apps from the Store. Since "New apps will save to" button is greyed out and I don't want space to filled with apps or can it be turned to manual check.

Answer:stop automatic download of Windows apps from the Store

Hello Vivek Kumar, and welcome to Ten Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to turn off automatic app updates in the Store.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

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I have an HP Split x2 13.3 hybrid and a Dell Venus 8. Both of them when I use Internet from my phone, I can not download any apps from the Windows Store. I can do everything else, but I get an error message in the app store. Has anyone else seen this or know why this happens?
Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk

Answer:Windows Store will not let me Download Apps While on Mobile Hotspot?

I've noticed that Windows 8 can tell when its connected to a metered connection when I tethered it to my 920 back when i had it enabled. Perhaps its an automatic safety feature?
What does the error say? out of curiosity

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Its a very strange problem and I am not able to know what the root of the issue is. So i will list it down. I'm connecting my lumia with netgear wifi
Problems are
1) I'm not able to download or update any app over wifi. Cellular data works but not wifi. However I'm able to surf websites, whatsapp on my phone.
2) Don't know if the problem is with the router but I connected my iphone to the router and was able to download apps through their app store. So whats wrong with my windows phone here...
3) Also I connected my windows phone to another wifi hotspot and its working fine here and also was able to download apps from the windows store.
Guys please help me here in resolving this issue.

Answer:unable to download apps from windows store over wifi

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Its a very strange problem and I am not able to know what the root of the issue is. So i will list it down. I'm connecting my lumia with netgear wifi
Problems are
1) I'm not able to download or update any app over wifi. Cellular data works but not wifi. However I'm able to surf websites, whatsapp on my phone.
2) Don't know if the problem is with the router but I connected my iphone to the router and was able to download apps through their app store. So whats wrong with my windows phone here...
3) Also I connected my windows phone to another wifi hotspot and its working fine here and also was able to download apps from the windows store.
Guys please help me here in resolving this issue. If I understand you correctly here, you were able to download and update apps over another wifi connection from the one you have.
Can you delete the wifi from your phone and add it again?
Secondly, switch off your router and then start it up again to see if your phone can update after that

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Whenever I try to download a game more than 150mb in windows 10 mobile,it show code error: 0x800704C6 or 0x80070070.
Anyone know how to fix it,i am facing this problem from almost 15 days.
I tried to reset my phone but it doesn't fixed it,i am on build 15063.138 slow ring.
Help me please?

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i my store app like onedrive, shareit not able to download..it shows me to upgrade windows..but now i am using windows 10.......download link not available........

Answer:windows 10 problem to download store apps like one drive

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question i my store app like onedrive, shareit not able to download..it shows me to upgrade windows..but now i am using windows 10.......download link not available........ Reboot your device

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Hello
I have upgraded Lumia 730 to anniversary updates.
After that I am facing hell lot of issues.
Lots of apps (Phone, Store, Edge browser.. many more) are not visible and other apps are not working properly.
What should I do?
Why Microsoft releasing buggy updates.
It just scrap my phone.

Answer:In-build apps(Phone, Store, Edge.. so on) are not visible after anniversary updates on lumia 730

make sure to check for updates in the store.
sometimes you have to give the phone to settle down after the update.
try a soft reset.
if all else fails, hard reset.

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mine store getting stucked while downloading apps or updating it shows pending or dowloading but it wont download anythng i have a proper wifi connection also why i am facing this problem can any1 help me out of this plz ......thanks

Answer:why i cant download apps on my lumia 530

have you done a soft reset? you could do that by holding together volume down + power key until phone reboots. such issue resolves on their own.

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I don't have a sim in it but i have wi-fi connection when i will start to download after some the response is .The microsoft account is unavailable at moment please try again later

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When i try to download apps on the windows10 mobile store the apps always stuck saying "starting download"for hours i tried shutting down phone,turning off cellular data and on it again but none of them work,so anyone please help me with your answers as i am a frequent apps+games downloader.I am using a lumia 535 dual sim

Answer:I need a help!... Can't download apps on Lumia 535

1) What about Wifi, does this occur here as well?
2) Do you have enough storage space as you say you are frequent apps + games downloader?
3) Do you have apps and games set to install on a Msd card? If so is that full? Have you tried a different msd card?
4) What about a soft reboot?
5) Have you tried a battery pull?

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I bought Nokia Lumia 530 and when I attempt to download anything using the store it says pending but never installs? What is the problem?
It says it has a problem connecting to the store and that I should try later.

Answer:Lumia 530 won't download apps

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I bought Nokia Lumia 530 and when I attempt to download anything using the store it says pending but never installs? What is the problem?
It says it has a problem connecting to the store and that I should try later. Can you restart the phone and try again? Make sure your internet connection is strong and that you're signed in to store
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I have recently not been able to download apps on my Lumia 520. I get a message saying attention is required and to try again. I try to re- download but I keep getting the same message. I've tried a soft reset but this doesn't fix it. Has anyone experienced this ? How do I rectify?

Answer:Can't download apps on Lumia 520

Do you also get a failure code?

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How to download WhatsApp on Microsoft Lumia 535 ?

Answer:How do I download apps on my Lumia 535?

WhatsApp | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

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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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