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

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

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

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

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

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hi all im wondering if i can have andriod apps on a windows phone ive got lumia 525 and a samsung s3 and change back and forth sometimes but one app i need is on andriod and not windows

Answer:Can I have Andriod apps on a Windows phone?

No. Android phones run Android apps, Windows Phones run Windows Phone apps.
Often the app provider releases apps in several platforms though. E.g. Facebook on both.

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

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I have seen the list of mobiles that support project astoria but my mobile is not listed and this mobile is my daily phone and i don't wanna take rick of bricking my phone...

Answer:Is it possible to install Andriod Apps On My Lumia 525 Running Windows 10 Mobile Built 10536.1004?

No.

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likewise we could install social apps and games

Answer:Are Andriod apps available for the Lumia 535?

No androids apps are not available for windows phone. The operating system is different.
(and windows apps also do not work on android)
You only can use apps which are in the windows store.

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Answer:Why microsoft not preapairing apps like andriod....

Not a question really. Wait for Windows 10 and you'll get more apps. Some Android apps will come to your Windows phone then.

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Like the Watch Food Network app., do you need a sat./cable sub. to watch a channel through a app. that you wouldn't get on basic tv... Surly there is a way to pay for it without a cable.sat sub right?
 

Answer:Andriod TV network apps.? (not OTA channels)

Depends on the channel/app. Most are only available to users with a subscription (ie: cable to SAT package which includes the channel). A few offer free content, such as what you can already get on their website.
 

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Hello and good morning to u all, I have a query and i'm hoping that i can get a good solution here, please. I have just purchased a nice HTC wildfire phone for an upgrade, i've set it up ok, and ive downloaded a few feww apps....there are one or 2 paid apps that i'm interested in so fair enuff. I have a gmail account which is already set up, but I don't currently have a google checkout account set up....and its asking for my credit or debit card details...I dont really wanna give google these details, but do they NOT accept paypal instead please??? I'd rather use paypal to pay for the little apps that i download...UNLESS there's no other way around it....and i'd have to use just the google checkout option. If someone can advice me accordingly pls, many thanks

Answer:Andriod Payment for marketplace apps query

click here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our school uses proxy that requires username/password authentication to connect on Wifi. Good thing is Windows Phone 8.1 has option to turn proxy on/off and sign in to proxy. The problem is after setting up the network connecting to it, my apps still can't
connect to the network (some apps for example are Facebook app, Skype, other 3rd party apps). The IE and Windows App Store can connect to the network though. I am currently looking for 3rd party app that can provide global proxy authentication so I can connect
my apps to the internet but I can't one.

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I removed all the built in apps but windows store from my wim file and I was expecting it to be smaller. Can someone explain and is the a command in powershell to compress the wim when I save?

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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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previously there will be a option in windows phone store to download and install manually but i can't find it on latest windows store? is the option pulled off?

Answer:How do I download Windows phone apps in the new Windows store and install them on the phone?

New store is far from perfect and it is not possible ATM but AFAIK it is promised to be implemented in future updates...

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my application has one items grid and a button in pivot control.first pivot item contains two columns.first column header- item name,second column header-selected ,i have one web-service,on load of that pivot control it should display the item name and one check box dynamically. when user selects the multiple items and click on submit,i have to send the items to db via web-service.

Answer:Windows phone 8.1 apps

Please sign up as a developer and post in the developer specific forums. Thank you.

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Ate there any you'd recommend??

Answer:Best windows phone apps

I haven't really come across any in the near one year since I got my Windows Phone. The one issue I have always had with the Windows Phone as opposed to the iPhone is how poor the Windows Store is compared to the App Store.

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Is possible to run other installed application on Windows Phone with your own developed code? And if it possible how is it done?

Answer:Run other apps with your Windows Phone App?

Yes you can run all installed apps with your developed one. Just deploy your app to device via visual studio or windows phone dev tools

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Sorry if the title is confusing, I couldn't figure out how to explain it.

I run two monitors at work and when I start my day, I often have to manually set where the applications should be located. For example, IRC is on the right monitor, near the top, then Firefox is on the left at the top, etc.

Is there an application that would snap these application windows to the frame of the monitor and also allow a preset size, so when I started the app they would always return to the same location?

When I played WoW there was a tool called Maximizer which did this but can't find something that would work with regular applications.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Looking for Windows app that will manage apps size on desktop

http://www.displayfusion.com/
 

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Since a day ago, without me doing anything(!), some parts of apps are shown in a different font size and some windows are shown bigger that it was before when they were normal, and I don't know how to fix it. Have a look at the images attached. When I used snipping tool to take screenshots I noticed that there a large white space surrounding the capture, as much as I can remember it was not there when I took screenshots before. What's wrong with Windows?

Answer:Incorrect font size in some windows apps

It depends on the person who created those metro apps. As for software, same thing.

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So I recently purchased a windows 635 go phone off At&T, and I tried downloading a few free apps. However every time I try downloading an app or updating something it will give me the following error message: We weren't able to install this app to your SD card, its possible that something is wrong with the SD card. And then it goes on to direct me to storage sense. This is my first windows phone, so I am rather confused... My phone has 4 gbs of space free, so shouldn't it be able to download apps? It does say my SD card is not found, so should I buy one?

Answer:Why won't my windows 635 phone download apps?

If you are on the start screen swip to the right. You are now in the app list.
Find the app Storage Sense.and tap on it. Storage sense will now open.
On the lower have of the page you see 3 "bars". Go there and change them all to "phone". Probably some of them are now SD.

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Hello!
I was watching youtube and there are many videos how to install google apps or android apps on wp.
So are there any ways to do that?

Answer:Google apps on windows phone

You probably watched videos about Project Astoria (tool from MS) which allowed installation of some Android/Google apps on WP. Project Astoria is now cancelled if I'm not mistaking

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I was looking in UserVoice for Windows Phone, and I read this:
"Allow Windows Phone apps to run in Windows 10 tablets and PC's"
What do you think about that, guys? Would be it good for Windows ecosystem?

Answer:What do you think about Windows Phone apps in tablets and PC's?

isn't it the way it will be with windows 10????...whatever run on one system will run on every other system?????

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I'm brand new so bare with me. I'm running xp pro on my pc. We'll I'm trying to run xp. I was wondering if there is a way to download xp applications,  I. E. Chrome for xp pro, with my phone. So can I save an xp pro app to my SD using my phone. If anyone has any info on that I'd be so so gratuitous. U have no idea. Thanx

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I have recently seen after the last update that most websites with a app, prompt do download android app. I also tried to download and said to sign in to google. Does anyone know anything about this?

Answer:Android apps on windows phone 10

Those Android apps have not yet been ported to Windows Phone.
Sent from my rooted Nexus 7 (2013) using Tapatalk

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I've been with Windows Phone since the beginning with the Lumia 900. I've since switched to the Lumia 820. I would love to have a 930, but I live in the US and use AT&T. I would upgrade to the 1020, but why, when WP8.1 devices are coming out with the new sensor core technology, WP8.1 native, and the best possibility of getting the Denim firmware update.
But none of that bugs me as much as the fact that I still cannot get a simple Wifi app like I could with Android.
On Android, there is an app called Wifi Analyzer. It will show me all the different wifi networks in the area (not by mapping known networks, but by searching for wifi networks within range). It will then show me signal strength, channel, and even encryption protocol. It gives me a graph of signal strength overall, or over time. And it has a signal strength "beeper" where it beeps faster the closer I am, and slower the farter away I get to/from a specific wifi radio.
My searches for this kind of Windows app return nothing but apps which have "wifi" in the description even though they are not related to the wifi radio or connection, or apps which act as nothing more than shortcuts to the wifi settings. (which you don't even need on WP8.1)
My question(s) is: Why are there no wifi analyzer apps? Is this because of hardware access restrictions for app developers? What about apps which show simple wifi connection data (SSID, speed, encryption...) for the network you are connected to?
Thanks!

Answer:Still no Wifi apps for Windows Phone?

There is one already built into the WiFi settings.... Just click WiFi sense and it will show you all the nearby WiFi

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I have HipChat but I can't seem to find an app for my 928. Does anyone know if there are any apps available for Windows Phone? Third party or otherwise?

Answer:Are there any HipChat apps available right now for Windows Phone 8?

There are two at the moment:
HipChat Universal and HipChatter.
Jogy

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General questions. Does Mac OSX have apps?
How many apps are there for windows 8.1 ( not phone) ? What proportion are universal?

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Please provide me some apps to listen to music I see there are many apps in the store but only few are working properly
What are some apps you use for listening to music ? on your phone

Answer:What are some top music apps for windows phone?

The apps i use are..Mixradio, Xbox Music(App Is is getting better after each update), Extreme Music(rarely)

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Are there any Printer apps available for the Windows phone yet?

Answer:Are there any Printer apps available for the Windows phone yet?

Yes.http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...5-aa6234045fcahttp://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...2-aa46b1e3d1d9

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hi friends i am a Web developer and working on PHP since 1 year nowadasy i am working on Codeigniter(MVC) freamework but i am not satisfied with PHP that's why i disided to migrate from php to microsoft.
I am a final year student in computer science so please guide me where i should start.
please guide in detail because i am not familear with windows platform.

Answer:Where should I start with Windows phone apps?

If you'd like to register on WC and join in here:http://forums.windowscentral.com/dev...r-program.html
I'm positive you'll get plenty of help from the development community here.
Microsoft mobile needs all the developers it can retain.
Good luck and a very warm welcome.

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I have a lumia 930 which does not have an sd slot. It worked fine with windows 8 and 8.1 the problem is with windows 10. All apps that come with device so they cant be uninstalled and store, crash. I have done a hard reset this works for a little while then the same problem. The crash is in two types one I try and open the app has loading then goes back to homepage or I will be browsing an app and the link or image I am looking at closes back to the home page. I have 15.9GB used out of 29.1GB so I have plenty of memory. I have the latest update.
The fixes for laptops obviously dont work what else can I try?

Answer:Windows 10 phone all apps crashing

Also tried store app storage cleaner and it is not a windows insider preview

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I'm looking for an app that can program in languages like C# or Java, for example. I am sorely disappointed that iOS and Android have tens of apps for programming (i.e. Codeanywhere), but Windows Phone has none (except for 'TouchDevelop', which appears to crash/use a strange language that's just a building block to help absolute beginners get started).
I tried searching for some, but all I got was a bunch of results saying how to code for Windows Phone.

Answer:Any coding apps for Windows Phone?

Unfortunately they're none that I know of, but let's be honest here. Why would you want to program on your phone? If you want to program efficiently you're better off with a large screen laptop or a desktop. I know I can't program without two monitors (or perhaps an Ultrawide monitor, it's in my wishlist right now :P)

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since the last update I'm in trouble to download PC applications for windows phone, I can not download anything tightening I click and nothing I have done everything helps?

Answer:Why cant download apps from windows phone?

pc applications for wp? can you clarify?

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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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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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I just upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm having a peculiar problem. One day, just out of the blue, the windows in all my apps suddenly open at only half-size. By default all main app windows take up the whole screen when you start them. I could click on the resize button in the upper right corner of the window to make it full-screen, but I have to do that every time I run an app. None of my software has an option to open the main window full or half, so I'm stuck with resizing the main window every time I open something. Any ideas on how to fix it?

Answer:Windows in all my apps suddenly open at half-size.

How many applications do this? I know that you can manually change the window size that it opens into like this:But that would suck to have to do it on every single program you have.I'm not sure why it suddenly started doing this. Did you install a new program, updates, anything different? It shouldn't just do it by itself. Have you tried using the Aero Snap feature to maximize the windows instead of clicking the maximize button? I know that if I close a window that was snapped, it will be the same way when I open it the next time. This could have something to do with it.

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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 am using the SDLC Threat Modelling tool 2016 by Microsoft on a Windows 10 virtual Box 32-bit.

When I am trying to generate a final report, it discards all the different risk ratings for each threat, and instead of having the respective high, medium, low levels next to each threat, it produces a html report putting only high next to each
one of them.

Any help?

Regards,

Ioannis (Yannis) Kostakis
Cyber Security Specialist

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

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

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

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I 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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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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Any way to download games n apps besides the store because I don't like it at all.

Answer:Are there any apps/games for Windows Phone other than those in the Windows Phone Store?

No. Only apps and games in the Windows Phone Store can be installed.

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I just bought a brandnew z580 laptop. Everything seems to work fine. It has an I5 and everything I need to develope software. However, because of the cryptic, hidden BIOS settings, I am unable to adjust my BIOS to allow for the windows phone emualtor to run on my laptop. Required BIOS Settings for Windows Phoneanybody now how to get into the BIOS so I can develope like I originally wanted to do with this computer?? I have tried all the normal techniquesstart with machine completely shut off then hold f1 and press start buttonpress that small little arc button on start up and watch nothing happenevery function key imaginablecan some one please tell me how I can get the emulator to with windows phone- actually, I know what I need to do, can anyone tell me how I can access my BIOS to change theRequired BIOS Settings for Windows Phonethanks

Answer:Want To Develop Windows Phone Apps but cant with Z580

HiAre you sure that your processor supports hyper-v technology needed for this?Can you please name the specific version of your i-5? E.g i5-2520qm etc





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Please how can i download app over 20mb through my mobile data connection.

Answer:How can I download apps of over 20mb on my Windows phone please?

Hi and welcome to WindowsCentral.
If you don't have WiFi at home or at work, you could go to a restaurant/cafe that has public WiFi, or to a public library, or any other place that has public WiFi.

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Guys my region is UNITED STATES i wanna download some apps but they are not available....Modern combat 5 blackout, Cars the fast as lightening, Amazing weather HD these are not available...store shows ( item is not available)...what is this anyone facing this problem??

Answer:Some apps and games are not available in windows phone store.why??

Which phone do you have?

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I need an application that help me to lock the screen of my window phone.

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Answer:is it possible to run android apps on Windows Phone still?will it be possible to do it in the future

Cant do it, don't expect it.
It's technically been put on hold but as far as we're concerned, it's canceled.

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Recently i got a problem where some apps like flipkart , mytube , gaana , windows insider etc are not being able to connect to internet even i'm connected to wifi and it is working well but then also few apps says unexpected error check your internet connection . What should i do reinstalling those apps is not fixing the problem !!

Answer:Few apps saying unexpected error on my windows phone

You'll have to find the conflicting app. It is possible that one of your app is preventing others to work properly. Which one? That I can't answer. You will have to figure out by eliminating one by one. It's a long process though.

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i think its a shame that Microsoft says that the app gap between android and windows is not that huge! we ourselves know the condition of apps in windows store. where most popular apps like whatsapp , messenger gets updated with new features every week or two.. our great windows store still gives us with the decade old app features.. and they say they aren't behind android. the times of india app for us haven't been update since 1 year... i think Microsoft is growing at a tortoise pace! its a shame.! Do u guys agree?

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How do i install android apps on my Lumia windows 10 mobiles?

Answer:Install android apps on windows phone 10

Originally Posted by prageeth sachu How do i install android apps on my Lumia windows 10 mobiles? sorry but you cant do that by any means. :)

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I mean, are there any apps+games which are only present in Windows phone and NOT in any other OS like android & apple? I want to make my friends jealous! ? I own a Lumia 525?

Answer:Are there any exclusive Windows phone apps & games?

Halo Spartan Assault

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Can I trust a games such as ChronoTrigger in the app store that has a very long list of "App requires" such as phone dialer?
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/chrono-trigger/13e8714a-215c-47c7-b09d-73f8e7978141

Answer:Can you trust all apps in the windows phone store?

This is a tricky question.
The publisher of that game is a large and well established games developer. In general, such companies can be trusted to not do funky things. If the game was made by a small unknown company you'd still likely be fine, since MS tests every app before uploading it to the store, but MS isn't perfect either. At the very least the risk at contracting malware is still very low. So far there is no known malware on WP.
The game itself doesn't actually require any of the listed permissions. Those are required for the advertising and data collection software that is integrated into the game. Free games are nothing but legally sanctioned spyware. Spying on you is legal, because you agree to let the app record and report private information about you, in exchange for getting the game without paying for it. Most people care more about saving a dollar than they care about their privacy.
I have no problem spending money on software, I despise advertising, and I value privacy, so I would never install an app that requires such permissions on my phone, but that is your own decision to make.
In this specific case, you certainly don't have to worry about the game screwing up your phone.

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A few weeks ago I could enter windows phone store and efficiently browse for every kind of app and choose to install those of personal intereste. Now I have to know the name of the app (means: I got to already have heard of the app from someone) beforehand. No logic in the new windows phone store. It's just not practical.

Answer:How do i browse windows phone apps in new store?

Indeed but this is not the final version.
See for example Windows Store app listings, ratings and searches to get big changes for Windows 10 | Windows Central

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not a single app is working on my phone

Answer:Why are't my phone's apps working after upgrading to Windows 8 to 8.1?

And you have waited for them to redownload/reinstall?
What happens?

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Hi, when I go to my purchase history and I try to reinstall the app, it says that I haven't purchased the app yet. And I've tried with a lot of apps, and the same problem. :(

Answer:I cant reinstall purchased apps on my Windows Phone.

When you try to install a purchased app, many a times the buy button appears. When you click on that it says you have already purchased the app and gives you the install button.Also are you using the same email account on your with which you had bought the app earlier ?

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Hi guys, i'm using lumia 640 xl running with windows 8.1, i watched so many videos on Youtube related to this but i all fear is it allowable? if so is there's any related issues ?
Thnks in advance..

Answer:Is it possible to install android apps on windows phone?

No, it is not. Microsoft has put Project Astoria on hold, perhaps indefinitely.

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i tried a soft reset = didn't work.
i tried a hard reset = didn't work
i tried a hard reset without restoring my old image = worked for a minute then stopped working.
can anyone help?

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LG Electronics (LG) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq ?MSFT?) announced today that they are teaming up to provide customers with a free selection of quality applications for LG customers with Windows Phone 7 handsets. LG and Microsoft will subsidize a revolving portfolio of hand-picked applications, providing free access to quality applications that take advantage of the unique features and design of Windows Phone 7. LG Owners to Get Free Access to Popular Windows Phone 7 Applications: LG and Microsoft collaborate on developer program for a new mobile platform.
Lets hope the other manufacturers also follow suit

Answer:LG Windows Phone 7 Owners will get free WP7 apps

Cool News :-)
Thanks for the information

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Why is it that we need a third party app to search for a system application update?
Why can we not do this through the Windows Store?
Is it me or I'm doing something wrong?
I'm referring to the fact that i have to use apps like lumia pusher, to search for the latest update to the system apps.
Shouldn't this be done automatically by the device it-self ?
By the way I'm using a lumia 1520 on win. 8.1
Thank you in advance

Answer:Auto update windows phone Sys Apps?

Open Store, go to settings, scroll down till you find check for updates, tap it and let it search for your app updates.
Or in settings in the Store, there is a check box for auto-updates, might work for you but I had trouble with battery drain when I enable this. For me it's a whole lot easier to just to check manually a few times each day.

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Is there any apps for wireless printing on though windows phone? i looking to buy a new printer and looking for one that will work with my phone.
I have a Lumia 640 lte with 8.1 is on it also parents old 521 with win8

Answer:Is there any apps for wireless printing on though windows phone?

Idk i hope you get the answer

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Many apps are dissapering from Windowsphone stores and new apps without coming in the platform get away. What is happening with Windows phone platform? And the time is coming for the launch of Windows 10, then how could this platform will rise ?

Answer:Why apps are leaving this windows phone platform?

Maybe ask Microsoft why they didn't put any effort into the OS for years which led to low adoption and subsequently low developer interest?

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can a 512 MB ram windows phone(i.e., nokia lumia 630) is good to run these following apps smoothly like Facebook, Messenger ,Whatsapp ,Youtube, Adobe Photoshop Express, UC BrowserHD, PDF Reader, Office Lens, Windows Reading List,Diary?
Please answer these question. I'm not a higher end gamer.Can I use these apps smoothly with windows 10.

Answer:Can a 512MB ram windows phone (Lumia 630)is better to run for about 10 apps?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question can a 512 MB ram windows phone(i.e., nokia lumia 630) is good to run these following apps smoothly like Facebook, Messenger ,Whatsapp ,Youtube, Adobe Photoshop Express, UC BrowserHD, PDF Reader, Office Lens, Windows Reading List,Diary?
Please answer these question. I'm not a higher end gamer.Can I use these apps smoothly with windows 10. you want to sue in windows 10 mobile? You can give it a try using windows insider program

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Hi . i have a windows 8 laptop and was woundering why i cant use a app like Pandora for my laptop . its in your windows phone app sotre but not for the laptop store?? . i don't understand why. both are the same . or is it the app itself only going for windows phone?? . plzz help i would love to get all access to all apps on windows phone for my laptop. ty

Answer:Why cant i have windows phone apps on laptop app store

This is intentional for a few reasons.

One, it's not nice to have an app on your Windows Phone simply blown up to a larger screen. The app has to be redeveloped for screen estate and size considerations.

Second is the fact that Windows Phone doesn't have the system contracts bar, or Charms bar, so that can't simply work that way.

Third is that the code itself is different, Windows 8 uses WinRT code, Windows Phone I believe uses the WinPRT coding structure, Xbox One I think uses WinXRT code. These are similar, but different.

The Pandora app probably won't come to Windows 8 anytime soon because... It's called a web browser. This is the thing about Windows 8 is that most developers probably aren't and shouldn't develop app versions of websites. It makes no sense to have a PC that uses typical Desktop web browsers, that have no settings of changing the site from being mobile or Desktop rendered, to have an app for ebay, or Amazon, or Pandora, or Facebook.

Also, who are you directing this at? We're not Microsoft.

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Nearly all my basic apps including Camera+Pictures, People, Storage sense, Messaging and Phone calls don't work.
Once I tap their icons, they initiate, then it abruptly returns to the start screen.
If my phone receives a call it rings, but if I miss a call and try to view my call list, it does not open.
I had made no recent changes before it started but the available memory was low. So I freed up 250mb by deleting a few games, no difference.
I could previously use the phone comfortably with only 50mb free.
A few of my installed apps like candy crush used to work, but today, immediately after turning off the sound in the game, it stopped working too.
I saw on the web that I should try updating, but my phone says it's up to date.
I tried a walkaround by installing a new keyboard, but even after it had "migrated all my data" the problem persists.
Battery pulls or restarting have been of no help either.
I'm using a Lumia 620 on windowsphone 8.1, Updated since March, 2015. (I bought it with WP 7.8 OS)
Really dunno what to do next.
Anyone have any ideas?

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I was trying to add my google apps account in Lumia 720 running Windows phone 8.1 and due to configuration errors (I probably didn't verify the account through web page), the sync is not happening. But real problem is that I am not able to delete the account since the account status is always shown 'syncing....'. I tried rebooting the phone too but no use since the account is shown in disabled state.
Is there any way to delete the account so that I can add it again manually?
Regards,
Janardhanan.R.

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What's the technology behind the Superbeam apps? Why doesn't Windows Phone able to share big files via wifi?
I have used 'Easy Transfer', 'Wifi file sharer' apps. They can send small files but can't send big files (say 700 MB video file).

Answer:Why isn't it possible to make apps like Superbeam for Windows Phone?

In my opinion it is quite possible. only few factors need to consider here.
1- easy transfer & wifi file sharer devs are not professional in this department. they only trying to make on wp user demand.
2- there are huge numbers of wifi file sharing apps available on android. but how much are actually famous??? SuperBeam, Xender(flash transfer) n few others.. n all these few apps are made by professionals.
3- these apps still not available on wp which is cross-platform.. n also easy transfer n wifi file sharer apps also not available on other platforms to share files app to app..
but good news is I contacted to both Xender devs as well as SuperBeam devs to port their apps to WP platform.
n only Xender devs replied me as they are considering to port Xender for WP platform n they ll anytime surprise all wp users..
this is very positive feedback from Xender team..
Xender is very famous wifi file sharing app on android which is previously known as Flash Transfer n I think it is very famous than SuperBeam.

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As there are lots of VR Box for andriod and other phone, could u please provide us the VR Box Apps and VR Box for Windows Phone

Answer:Best VR Box Apps and Virtual Reality (VR) Box for Windows Phone?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question As there are lots of VR Box for andriod and other phone, could u please provide us the VR Box Apps and VR Box for Windows Phone try searching here: VRHeads Forum
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bank of America is stopping support for their windows phone app, so I need a new bank. which banks will have windows phone apps?

Answer:Which major banks have Windows phone apps?

If you're in the US, than it is Wells Fargo, USAA, Ally Bank, and a couple of credit unions that have Windows Phone apps.

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Hello,
I am learning to develop windows phone 8 apps and was in dire need of help from someone experienced.
To give you some context: I have developed a basic app where the users can post messages which get stored on cloud database (azure). All users can retrieve messages posted by other users.
Within this framework I want to detect if a message is spam. I have implemented a python program which takes as input a message and outputs spam or not spam depending on the message. I want to somehow link this program with my app. Any ideas, how I can do that?
I think I can make this program run on some Virtual machine and then somehow call it from my app/cloud service. But I have no clue, how I can do this.
i have access to all azure services, so that won't be a problem.
Any ideas from the community?

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I have a Nokia Lumia 1020 and have the update to windows phone 8.1. I work in Northern Alaska and updated to 8.1 in Alaska. I live in Texas. When I updated everything worked well for about a day. I then noticed that I couldn't install new apps and already installed apps wouldn't update. They just stay in a pending state. I have read a few posts with the developers update before the final release of this happening, but can't find any information of it happening after the final release. I am on ATT if that matters.
I did a hard reset and didn't use a saved profile to install when I went home last month and the phone worked great the 2 weeks I was in Texas. It would install apps and updates for the apps without any issues. It would also update my work and one personal email accounts as the emails came in without issue. Now that I am back in Alaska the issue is back. I have to manually sync all my email accounts as well. I don't want to have to hard reset my phone every time I go to work. Is there any fix that has been found for this problem?
I have tried soft resetting, turning off the auto install updates, stopping the update and restarting the update, and even uninstalled an app and tried to reinstall it.
Please help. Thank you.
Shawn

Answer:Windows Phone 8.1 not updating apps in Alaska

Wow. I was in Ak last month in the Anchorage and Valdez area and same thing happened to me. I'm on Verizon. Apps wouldn't update or install. Email in multiple accounts wouldn't sync automatically. In the mornings, after charging overnight, my phone was locked up. Most of the time I had LTE or 3G. Really weird!!

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i have problems with whtasapp it hangs a lot , cannot go into my yahoo email says invalid information, OLX this apps shows a lots of errors

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Well, i'm new to windows phone and i never ever have purchased an app even in my previous phones.
I have a Mastercard which is a debit card from metrobank(it is where the company i work to, deposit my salary), i checked if the card have all requirements/numbers that are needed upon setting up billing payments and yes it have.
Well, right now i have lumia 525, and i'm planning to upgrade to lumia with zies optics. As for the moment i'm using 525 and if i buy Proshot right now, would i be able to install it again to the lumia that i will buy in the future?
Btw i'm from the Philippines, anyone there who successfully used his metrobank card in purchasing apps please give me a feed back.
Thanksss

Answer:Windows phone apps payment method...

I cannot answer about the bank card, since I am in the US. But I can tell you that you will be able to install the Proshot app on a new Windows Phone if you do get another one.

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I have tried to remove the Apps Corner on my Lumia 635.

Answer:How do I remove the apps corner on my Windows Phone 8.1?

You can't remove Apps Corner - It is a setting, not an App.
Can't exit Apps Corner?
Here's the How-To... Sharing apps with Apps Corner on Windows Phone 8.1 | Windows Phone How-to (India)

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Everytime I look at my Facebook my windows phone keeps shutting down and resuming

Answer:Why does my windows phone keep shutting down my apps and pages I'm looking at?

Ate you running Live Lock Screen beta?
Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk

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I study in CBSE . I have been taught C++ in school. But not how to make GUI's . I am really interested to start making Apps for Windows Phone. I am already a fan of the OS platform. Please advise what Progamming languages I should learn to make good apps.

Answer:How to start making Apps for Windows Phone?

I mainly use C#, but you can also code in Java or C++.. Just depends on the project type you pick... Go to http://dev.windows.com < that site has all the resources you will need to get your feet wet... You can set up a free developer account, which is great because you won't have to pay the 1 time dev fee until you have an app ready to publish.
Also on that site is a download link for a free version of Visual Studio, which is what I use for my apps.
Edit I updated the link to the newer link.. MS has kind of combined the windows and Windows phone developer centers.

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Since the last update of Windows Phone 10 software a couple of days ago I can't send replies to e-mails from other accounts (other then Outlook.com e-mail). Please help

Answer:Problems emailing from Windows Phone 10 apps

Welcome to Windows Central.
Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling those email accounts other than your outlook.com account?

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I can't download apps and games on my Nokia Lumia 620 after I restarted the phone. The limit of download is decreased from 100mb to 20 mb via Mobil data. Please help me I don't have wifi to download the apps and games so help me

Answer:Why can't I download apps and games on my Windows phone above 20 Mb?

This also happened to me after updating to 8.1 Update(via DP). Swapping SIM from another Carrier and back fix mine.

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I wanted to ask.. If you buy a game or apps on windows phone can you sync it to sp3 or not?

Answer:Windows phone and Surface Pro 3: what apps sync?

Depends on the app or game.

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I am on Windows 10 mobile and I just realized that I can't find any of the following apps in the store anymore:
Here Maps
Here Transit
Here Drive
MixRadio
Any of the Lenses released by Nokia
I recently reset my phone and it sucks that I can't find and install these again. Is it only me?

Answer:Where have all the great Windows Phone Mobile apps gone?

I'm on the 10512 build of win10 mobile and have all the HERE apps and Mixradio. I did a hard reset (clean install) without retrieving a backup, and these apps were already included by default believe it or not. I only signed in upon setup with my Microsoft account and started fresh, again, no backup restore, and the apps were already in my apps list. Maybe because they're tied to my account, as I had them installed before getting the Insider Preview - IDK, but they're there...

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When I open my apps, they don't always open with a full window - sometimes yes, sometimes no. Why do they not always open with a full-screen window?

Thanks if you can help.

Don G.
 

Answer:Solved: Apps open diff size windows each time

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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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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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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 Everyone,

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have an idea ?

Thanks a lot

Answer:Sysprep and default apps and windows apps crash

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



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

Export or Import Default Application Associations

Configure, export, import App File Associations in Windows 8.1

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

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

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

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

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question error 0x87AF0001 this seems to be a new error, I haven't seen it before
As a standard suggestion - try restarting your device, checking your internet connection, checking time and region settings, checking if your microsoft account is syncing properly or not
What device is this? A pc or mobile?
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