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

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

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

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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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Hi,

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

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

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

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

Thanks very much.

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

Is your DNS client service running on your system .

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

Thanks very much.

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

Is your DNS client service running on your system .

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

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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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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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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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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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As the Windows 10 Final release date nears, Microsoft is fine tuning its builds and providing it for Windows Insiders for feedback. Many of the Insiders had complained that those having many apps find it tedious to scroll through to their wanted app in the All Apps list in Windows 10.
Microsoft has done lots of UX improvements in the recent Windows 10 Preview builds and one of them is addressing this issue.
Now if you want to go to a particular app quickly, say Weather app, you don’t have to scroll down all the way to W. Now to access it quickly, just click on All Apps and click on any of the Letter in all Apps -
It’ll provide the Alphabets list and click on W, say for Weather app and it’ll take you directly to all apps under that letter.
Hope this small tip helps you. (Source:meraTechPort)
More Windows 10 tips and tricks here.

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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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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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Really weird problem here. For some reason, some app links won't launch from Objectdock or Rocketdock, yet others will. The only thing they have in common is that they're either Microsoft programs like Freecell or Snipping Tool, or programs that are used to modify Windows like Classic Shell Explorer and Start Menu Customizer.

At the same time, other MS programs like Media Player, and 3rd-party tweaking apps like Ultimate Windows Tweaker, work launch just fine with both docks.

This issue is only happening in the docks. The Start Menu and Explorer will load these programs normally. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Like I said, weird. Any ideas?

Thanks

Answer:Some apps won't work in Objectdock/Rocketdock, fine in Start Menu

With the Snipping tool I had to use
C:\Windows\Sysnative\SnippingTool.exe as the link to it.
Try Nexus dock free Winstep Nexus Dock and Nexus Ultimate - The Advanced Docking System for Windows works very good
Jerry

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Running Windows 8.1. Have admittedly modified it quite heavily but perhaps someone could point me to the root of what I have screwed up.

Pretty much, any apps which have the purple wheel splash screen do not load (presumably crash). Normal windows settings work fine. Windows applications and Metro apps works with no hitches (I have none downloaded but default Music, Games all start with no issues).

Much appreciate any suggestions.

Answer:All Metro Settings crash (Acc, Display), Apps work fine.

Originally Posted by redsky


Running Windows 8.1. Have admittedly modified it quite heavily



Modified what? Using what? 3rd party software? Is your copy of windows a registered version? Can you recall when it stopped working properly? Have you tried restoring to an earlier state?

Could you give us more information?

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Question: Apps locker

I am using Nokia Lumia 920. I want to lock our apps like whtsapp, messenger, line and all more pls tell me whose apps download. Or install for lock apps.

Answer:Apps locker

WP doesn't allow one app to control other so anything you will download will be fake.
Just lock the phone from settings. If you wanna hand your phone to someone else just use kids mode.

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I updated my lumia430 to windows10, after updates there are showed two messenger icons (same name but different image) in the apps list. One of them works very well and another doesn't. Moreover it can not uninstall, delete or remove. It shows pin to startup and uninstall option by tap on it but do not uninstall. It also do not shows in app corner in settings. It is confusing and I want to remove it forever. How is it possible?

Answer:2 messenger icons in my all apps list. 1 works well but another not work and do not uninstall

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I updated my lumia430 to windows10, after updates there are showed two messenger icons (same name but different image) in the apps list. One of them works very well and another doesn't. Moreover it can not uninstall, delete or remove. It shows pin to startup and uninstall option by tap on it but do not uninstall. It also do not shows in app corner in settings. It is confusing and I want to remove it forever. How is it possible? an old trick was going to store and installing it and then uninstalling it
Try it
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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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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Source: Why Android malware scares are almost never as bad as they seem
On Android, it's split between the OS and Play Services.
Google Play Services is a system-level app, which is updated in the background by Google on every Android phone going back to 2010's Gingerbread release. As well as providing APIs that let developers interact with Google services, and porting many features back to older versions of Android, Play Services has an important role in Android security.Click to expand...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Troj... Read more

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

More information about Potential Harmful Apps; Android Security.

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

 

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

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

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

Hopefully someone can help me with this very annoying problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More information about Potential Harmful Apps; Android Security.

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

 

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

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

It appears that this decision has been postponed by Microsoft:

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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

Anyway two ways now

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Modern App Stores have been around for many years and are present on macOS, iOS and Android. Now let's add Windows Store to the mix, since Microsoft have struggled with gaining anything to add to their Store, and would like to hear your opinion.

External sites:

What is it? What's a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app?
How it works? Intro to the Universal Windows Platform
Background: Difference between Windows UWP (Universal Windows Platform) and Win32 apps, as explains below:

"Another big reason why UWP apps are desirable over Win32 programs is that they are much more restricted in terms of what they can do after they are installed on the operating system. This makes UWP apps more secure than most Win32 programs. For instance, UWP apps can usually only read the file system in the installed location of the app, as well as an application data folder and a temporary file folder. This is unlike Win32 apps, which usually have access to the whole file system." | Link​
In my opinion, UWP apps will shapes Windows 10 future for the Windows 10 Family (Desktop, IoT, Mobile and Xbox), but I do doubt that many members here will not want UWP apps to become the norm, and would prefer Win32 apps. Comment below.

Due to the limitations of the Poll, please vote 1 option under Stage A and 1 option under Stage B - that is most fitting to your personal views.
 

Answer:Windows 10 Future: Win32 apps vs UWP apps?

Support 'em both since most of them download SW and keep a backup copy in case of low downtimes during clean installing.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 - Internet Explorer 10
1 - IE is not my default browser.
2 - Firefox is the default browser.
3 - Firefox is the association for .url .htm .html .website
4 - "Enable access to this program" for IE is unchecked in Custom "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults."
5 - IE is checked in "Turn Windows features on or off."
 
With more and more applications using the browser for Help or "get info" or "check for updates" or clicking a URL in an About dialogue, etc. etc. I'm frustrated that IE opens for these things regardless of 1 thru 4 above.
I don't care about IE for browsing teh intuhnetz and would consider turning it off (5 above) but for concerns it would break Windows Update as well as apps depending on its rendering engine (Trident if I remember correctly).
Yes, I know the IE launch might be hard coded in the apps but there may be some novel solution to prevent apps from launching IE.  I haven't been able to find it or figure it out.  
Any suggestions?
Thanks!

Answer:Prevent apps from launching IE?

Use a firewall that allows you to control what has the capability to connect to the Web...lots of them around.
 
You might also not enable "check for updates", etc. for programs and browser additions.
 
Louis

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Hello all,

There are a few apps that keep installing themselves even after I removed them. 3D builder, Get Office, etc. Is there a way, or a couple ways to get them to NOT install once I remove them? Or to at the very least block them from functioning (example, the Get Office app notifies me about getting office all the time).

Thanks!

Answer:Prevent removed apps from reinstalling

I have removed them and they do not reinstall, unless you run SFC scan or a restore from an image.
Anyway, when you go to Settings - Privacy - Background apps - you can block notifications there.

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I have been trying to disable windows Sound Recorder and bing Maps from automatically starting with windows for the past few days now (hours trying to figure this out). I don't see anything in autoruns.exe, task manager startup, task scheduler, services.msc, event viewer, or in windows store that will allow me to disable them from automatically running as the computer boots.

No other apps have this problem. I have also opened the charms menu under every app with no luck.

I have googled the issue several times with different phrases but it seems no one STILL knows how to disable these apps...I do not want to uninstall them because I actually use them, but just want them to ONLY run when I want them to (sigh... thanks microsoft...). I have certifications in IT and I still can't seem to figure out this horrid OS since its release

Answer:Prevent apps from running on startup

it wouldn't be as bad except for the fact that maps and sound recorder take a massive chunk of my tablet's ram, and because of that, I am unable to open some programs that actually take all the ram in my system (2gb)
Edit: please note that I am not using windows RT

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I have been trying to disable windows Sound Recorder and bing Maps from automatically starting with windows for the past few days now (hours trying to figure this out). I don't see anything in autoruns.exe, task manager startup, task scheduler, services.msc, event viewer, or in windows store that will allow me to disable them from automatically running as the computer boots.

No other apps have this problem. I have also opened the charms menu under every app with no luck.

I have googled the issue several times with different phrases but it seems no one STILL knows how to disable these apps...I do not want to uninstall them because I actually use them, but just want them to ONLY run when I want them to (sigh... thanks microsoft...). I have certifications in IT and I still can't seem to figure out this horrid OS since its release

Answer:Prevent apps from running on startup

it wouldn't be as bad except for the fact that maps and sound recorder take a massive chunk of my tablet's ram, and because of that, I am unable to open some programs that actually take all the ram in my system (2gb)
Edit: please note that I am not using windows RT

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Hello,

Is there any other free apps around that can prevent users from installing all kinds of software, pretty much like Deep Freeze. See I'm running a small internet cafe business, and I hate it when people install all kinds of third-party apps (e.g Yontoo). Kids are regulars here in my cafe and some have no idea what they're doing with the system.

I don't want to use Deep Freeze. I want something simple to use and with much flexibility.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Free apps to prevent installation

What version of Windows? Win/7 takes care of this by forcing use of the admin/password & the UAC feature.
 

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Hello all,

There are a few apps that keep installing themselves even after I removed them. 3D builder, Get Office, etc. Is there a way, or a couple ways to get them to NOT install once I remove them? Or to at the very least block them from functioning (example, the Get Office app notifies me about getting office all the time).

Thanks!

Answer:Prevent removed apps from reinstalling

I have removed them and they do not reinstall, unless you run SFC scan or a restore from an image.
Anyway, when you go to Settings - Privacy - Background apps - you can block notifications there.

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Hmm, I thought Vista came with a program that would allow the sys admin to choose which programs when accessed to not appear on the start menu. I know there are registry edits that accomplish the same thing, but isn't there a program to do this?

I can't locate the shortcut, but the main reason for this is mainly for programs I don't access on a regular basis, such as paint, or notebook.

Thanks for any ideas anyone can give me.
 

Answer:Prevent apps appearing on menu

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I found that whenever I open an app, such as 'Reader' they remain open even after I switch to something else.
I know I could close them by swiping the upper left of the screen and select 'Close'.
Is there a way to have them close altogether when I'm done with them?

James

Answer:Any Way to Prevent Apps From Remaining Open

Move the curser to top of screen and when it turns to a Hand, hold left click and drag to bottom of screen and it will close the app.

Jim

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H guys,
Currently i have a laptop with 1 admin and 1 standard user account.
I want to prevent standard users account from installing any programs and also prevent them from messing around with the settings like changing the wallpaper or themes or any other settings.

my setup is like that
Windows 10 pro

thanks

Answer:How to prevent standard users from installing apps

Gundja,

Start menu,
Windows system,
Control panel,
User accounts,
User accounts [again - may not be necessary as it depends on your Control panel View setting],
Change User Account Control settings,
give Admin permission to proceed,
Drag the slider all the way to the top,
OK,
give Admin permission to proceed.

Now everybody, including your Admin account, will have to give Admin permission to proceed to be able to change Windows settings.

Denis

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Hello
I'm pretty new to Windows 10 and one thing nags me. I don't like that Edge and other Microsoft apps launch don't save size and position when I close them. For example Edge is always fullscreen, Mail is on the right hand side of the screen.
I tried it by disabling "Tablet mode" in "Action Center" and I changed the setting to "Use the appropriate mode for my hardware" in "Tablet mode settings".
Is there something else I could try?

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H guys,
Currently i have a laptop with 1 admin and 1 standard user account.
I want to prevent standard users account from installing any programs and also prevent them from messing around with the settings like changing the wallpaper or themes or any other settings.

my setup is like that
Windows 10 pro

thanks

Answer:How to prevent standard users from installing apps

Gundja,

Start menu,
Windows system,
Control panel,
User accounts,
User accounts [again - may not be necessary as it depends on your Control panel View setting],
Change User Account Control settings,
give Admin permission to proceed,
Drag the slider all the way to the top,
OK,
give Admin permission to proceed.

Now everybody, including your Admin account, will have to give Admin permission to proceed to be able to change Windows settings.

Denis

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Hi all,

I offten play game online, and my network is not fast. So when I playing game, it's usually "lag". I think it is because the modern apps (mail, people, weather...) and other background services auto connect to internet. I can stop or turn off these background services, but I don't know how to turn off or prevent modern apps do that to improve the network speed. So I really need your help.

Thanks and sorry for my english!

Answer:How to prevent modern apps connecting internet

Hi there

Firewall !!

How to Block a Program With Windows Firewall: 8 Steps

Otherwise just unplug your LAN cable or temporarily disable Wifi.

Cheers
jimbo

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I am experiencing the following very strange intermittent problems and evil behavior in XP.

My Start Menu sometimes only appears for a split second when clicked and will not stay displayed. Also minimised apps. wont maximise and apps. and short cuts on the desktop wont launch when double left clicked and instead show properties as if they were right clicked!!

I have done the following to try and resolve these issues.

1. Updated from SP1 to SP 2 as well as all the security updates.

2. Ran Adaware and Spybot to find any unwelcome visitors. Adaware only found one minor issue.

3. Ran Symantec Antivirus which found and quarantined several viruses.

4. Ran WinDoctor which found and said it resolved quite a few issues.

This is really a pain as it makes the system virtually unusable except for when it is behaving which is rare.

Would be grateful for any suggestions, solutions, incantations or workarounds for this issue/s

Kind regards

Binaryboy
 

Answer:Start Menu flickers/dissapears, apps. wont launch & minimised apps. wont maximise!!

Hi binaryboy, Welcome to TSG!!

Please post a HJT log for us to review.

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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Hello,
I'm using windows 10 and there are many apps like order and chaos 2 that only can play with WIFI when I have better 3G connection. is there any app that I can trick to use 3G instead of WIFI? I found there are apps in android and ios like "Fake Wifi Connection","3g unrestrictor". But not any apps on windows store?

Answer:Any Apps that can force to use 3G for wifi only apps?

It s a matter of what the API will allow. Currently due to restrictions in place from Microsoft, it just isn't possible.

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As I've understood it, ever since the release of Windows 7, there has been no way to support programs written to run in a DOS session from within Windows, even by using XP Mode or by running a Virtual Machine with Windows XP.

Is this still true, or have there been any methods or products developed to overcome this?

I ask because I have a client with several versions of custom software developed with DOS and early windows versions of Clarion. They have been successful in migrating from 95/98 to XP and even to Vista.

If I'm not mistaken, Vista and Windows 7 share much of the same core, so I've never been clear on what caused the break in support for DOS & legacy XP apps.

The procedures using these DOS routines and proprietary apps (developed in Clarion for Windows) are quite linear and wouldn't require a full-fledged Desktop OS with multi-taking. The user would have access to another system for desktop apps, e.g. FTP, Email etc., so I was wondering if WES7 or Windows 10 IoT might be close enough to a real-time OS that such a dedicated system might support these older programs.

Any ideas? Either enabling the old stuff to run somehow on Windows 10 Desktop via VM or other method, or by the use of an embedded version of Windows 7 or 10 (IoT in the case of 10)?

Until now, we've been getting by with the POS Ready registry hack for XP (only useful until 2019) or on plain Vista, which lost support last month. I'm hoping there's a more sec... Read more

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Where are the new Windows 10 - Universal Windows Platform apps from the third-parties? So far only Twitter has released an updates app, but are there any other new UWP apps from third-parties worth knowing about? So far I only see the same ole Windows 8 style metro apps in the store.
If you guys know of any, please POST THEM HERE!

Answer:Apps! Where are the new Windows 10 (UWP) apps? POST THEM HERE!

USA Today has released an updated Windows 10 app. I quite like it a lot more than the MSN News app.

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I cannot launch many of the apps of my lumia 920. They are totally irresponsive, including Calendar, games, music, facebook, weather, battery saver, etc. The live tiles of those apps are dead indeed and are not updating anymore. When I hit the apps they either just blink or the whole screen flips and nothing. I restarted the phone multiple times with no success. I also reinstalled some of the apps and they became responsive but some apps cannot be uninstalled like Calendar. Other apps that I reinstalled are now opening but the live tiles are not live and the do not show info.

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