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

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

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

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

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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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For some reason the option to save new apps to my 2nd drive is greyed out however I can save documents, music, pictures and videos there. Ive reset windows to a fresh install, reformatted the drive. Rebooted a ton of times and still nothing. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:New apps will save to: Greyed out

It's been that way for a few builds...

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Hello everyone,

I have a teclast x98 air II recently updated to windows 10. I have limited space and bought a 64gig micro sd thinking that windows could install apps directly on to it. Apparently this feature is disabled and postponed. Is there a workaround or any other way of manually installing apps to an SD on windows 10?

Thanks so much in advance for the help.

Answer:Is there a workaround for the greyed out save apps to SD yet?

Hello ilanvfs, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Microsoft has temporarily delayed this feature to be able to save apps to removable locations on Windows 10 PCs until a later release.

Microsoft Postpones Windows 10 Ability to Install Apps on SD - Thurrott.com

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I'm not sure what happened. I've always left this setting on. Just recently I noticed my 'most used' programs in the Start Menu was no longer showing. I went into the settings and saw that the toggle was greyed out.



Any idea how to get the toggle back? Beforehand, I think I was going through the settings in Cortana trying to turn everything off.

Answer:'Show most used apps' toggle in Settings is greyed out

Go to Settings>Privacy>General and turn ON "Let Windows track app launches...."

Add or Remove Most Used Apps from Start Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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Running Win10 AU x64 with dual monitors connected to an nVidia Quadro K2200 video card running the latest 369.09 nVidia driver. My desktop extends across the two monitors and I'm using the standard Windows 10 blank screen save after 10 minutes of inactivity. Both monitors blank ok - the problem is that when I use the mouse or keyboard to bring the monitors out of screen save, all the applications that had their windows open on the RH monitor when screen save activated have been moved to the LH (primary) monitor, and I have to shift them back to the RH monitor.

This doesn't happen every single time, but it happens about two thirds of the time. Any suggestions on what to look for or how to remedy the problem?

The LH monitor is an Eizo EV3237 connected via displayport and the RH monitor a Dell U3011 connected via DVI.

Answer:Screen save w/dual monitors: apps all move to LH monitor on resume

Nick, this has been a topic of discussion on several threads here. What seems to work for some people does not work for others. I run 3 monitors and really do not have a problem with them moving. What I do is right click the desktop and select view, then uncheck 'Align Icons to Grid'. I then arrange the icons where I want them. Then I go back and check the 'Align icons to grid'. that works well for me, but not for others. It will change like yours occasionally, but that is always when I have a program lock up or have to do a hard shutdown, which is very rare for me.

I know I have see third party software mentioned to resolve this problem. I have never used third party software for that, so can't tell you anything about them.

Here are a couple of the other threads dealing with icon alignent if you would like to try some other options.
desktop icons alignment - Windows 10 Forums

Solved Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving - Windows 10 Forums

Desktop icons keep rearranging - Windows 10 Forums

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Running Win10 AU x64 with dual monitors connected to an nVidia Quadro K2200 video card running the latest 369.09 nVidia driver. My desktop extends across the two monitors and I'm using the standard Windows 10 blank screen save after 10 minutes of inactivity. Both monitors blank ok - the problem is that when I use the mouse or keyboard to bring the monitors out of screen save, all the applications that had their windows open on the RH monitor when screen save activated have been moved to the LH (primary) monitor, and I have to shift them back to the RH monitor.

This doesn't happen every single time, but it happens about two thirds of the time. Any suggestions on what to look for or how to remedy the problem?

The LH monitor is an Eizo EV3237 connected via displayport and the RH monitor a Dell U3011 connected via DVI.

Answer:Screen save w/dual monitors: apps all move to LH monitor on resume

Nick, this has been a topic of discussion on several threads here. What seems to work for some people does not work for others. I run 3 monitors and really do not have a problem with them moving. What I do is right click the desktop and select view, then uncheck 'Align Icons to Grid'. I then arrange the icons where I want them. Then I go back and check the 'Align icons to grid'. that works well for me, but not for others. It will change like yours occasionally, but that is always when I have a program lock up or have to do a hard shutdown, which is very rare for me.

I know I have see third party software mentioned to resolve this problem. I have never used third party software for that, so can't tell you anything about them.

Here are a couple of the other threads dealing with icon alignent if you would like to try some other options.
desktop icons alignment - Windows 10 Forums

Solved Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving - Windows 10 Forums

Desktop icons keep rearranging - Windows 10 Forums

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

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

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

Hopefully someone can help me with this very annoying problem

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

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

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

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

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

Hopefully someone can help me with this very annoying problem

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

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

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Hello,

All the windows apps (search,calculator,calendar,store etc) were greyed out since a while.. untill earlier today they look normal again because of one of these:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

but nothing happens when i click them
i tried some solutions through google but didn't work.

anyone know what to do?
thanks you

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RAM: 8090 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, -2048 Mb
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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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Basically as the title says, My windows 10 apps are f**ked and Ive tried stuff and it doesn't work, Anyone here who can help?

Answer:Windows 10 Tiles greyed out-Line under them in all apps-

Try this

right click and turn it on or off what ever works

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Basically as the title says, My windows 10 apps are f**ked and Ive tried stuff and it doesn't work, Anyone here who can help?

Answer:Windows 10 Tiles greyed out-Line under them in all apps-

Try this

right click and turn it on or off what ever works

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Just done the creator update and I've noticed that the 'check apps and files ' option under app and browser control is greyed out

the other 2 options are set to warn correctly

anyone know how to enable this option?

Answer:Check apps and files windows defender greyed out

I just discovered the same issue.

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During Windows 10 clean installation from bootable USB drive - using https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html - I've relocated Users folder into D:\ directory.

Operation went smooth but now I've encountered a problem mentioned in topic's title and presented on the screenshot: Start Menu
Basically, all Apps are not turning on for all current and future accounts. On the other hand, Search and Settings are working properly.

To get rid of the problem I've followed steps listed in this thread: https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...reyed-out.html
...but it didn't work out. Instead, PowerShell returned error HRESULT: 0x80073CF3 for all reinstallation attempts.

Following error applies for all Apps:

Code:
Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF3, Pakiet nie przeszedł weryfikacji aktualizacji, zależno
ści lub konflikt?w.
Windows cannot install package Microsoft.3DBuilder because this package depends on another package that could not be
found. This package requires minimum version 14.0.0.0 of framework Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00 published by CN=Microsof
t Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US to install. Provide the framework along with t
his package.
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 3b952808-d8b7-0001-8b2b-953bb7d8d001 in the Event Log or use
the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 3b952808-d8b7-0001-8b2b-953bb7d8d001
At line:1 char:38
+ ... | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -Disab... Read more

Answer:Windows Apps greyed out with Users folder relocated

bump

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Hello,
I'm not sure if this other problem is related with the previous, on the Windows start menu some applications are "black" and cannot launch

 

Answer:Windows Apps are greyed out with an exclamation mark icon

hello JB007, after 4, 5 days my windows update start to work and I made the update smooth.
After "over thinking" a lot I remove all my security softwares and, reset some settings on the system with this tool: "Windows 10 manager".
this is a trial software that tweak, optimize, fix and reset your windows Speed Up & Optimize Windows 10 | Tweak Windows 10 ? Yamic Soft
in my situation, I just hit fix button and after restart my laptop the updates run smooth and come back to normal.

**Do a restore point first**
cheers.
 

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Installed the latest update and company apps is gone from the settings menu. I have to have it to install my work email.
Any ideas?

Answer:Nokia 1020, installed an update, now the company apps in settings is not there.

I believe they called it "Workplace" in the settings now. Try that out.

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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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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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Hello,

I have this problem on my computer that I can't Move, Resize, Uninstall, etc, an app on Windows 8.1
Every time I right click on an app to see if I can get those options nothing happens. I also try to hold the app and drag it, but it doesn't work either. I am guessing a virus disabled this option in the past and corrupted my registry, since my task bar and power options were missing but I managed to fix it all except this. If any has had this problem please help me out, thank you.

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This is a thread spin off of
http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/1011304-linux-security-myths-talking-people.html
OS X for the most part do not like to install programs in system level.

You cannot move appp around in windows as windows makes DLL files and registry entry and moving it will break it.Also Microsoft wants people to use shortcuts and moving apps will break the shortcuts of path of the files.

In OS X all files needed to to run the app are glued with the app and in windows you must run the installer to make the directory where it will copy all files to run the app ,make path ,make the shortcuts and DLL files and registry entry .

Moving files around break the DLL files and registry entry .Part of this is to stop illegal copying.In windows people use the installer to remove or install app we never move app around like in OS X .

Also most time apps have to run in system level in windows not like OS XClick to expand...

It is not the scopes of Linux ,windows ,OS X security myths but the thread got little of topic of talking about moving appp around in windows and other OS.

Please discusses here with out making the other thread more of topic.
 

Answer:Cannot move apps around in windows ( thread spin off)

Note there is a debate going on there. One member saying it can be done in Linux and windows and saying it is easy if you know what you doing.The other member saying it is very hard and you have to know lots about the OS to do that.
 

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Not moving windows apps to SD card on windows 10 64bit (HP Pro 610 Tablet) Trouble code: 0x8007005 C drive format: NTFSSD card format: Exfat What format suit for my SD card.

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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and was excited to find it as there are a lot of people giving great answers to Windows 10 problems and I sadly ran into one recently. I have had Windows 10 installed for about 4 months now and things have been going decent. A couple of days ago my system received a Windows 10 update that took about 2 hours and looked like it was installing Windows all over again (but it wasn't) and once this happened I couldn't find the Microsoft Edge application and the start button would not work at all. After doing a system restore to a date prior to the update things are back to "normal" except for this one problem.

Currently my start menu does not show any Recently Used or Favorite Apps in it as shown below:



If I select the All apps button it also shows nothing:



I made sure that all of the settings in order to see recently used apps and all my apps are correct as below are my settings:



I have tried a couple of solutions that handled Cortana not searching for programs or "some" apps were missing from all apps but I have yet to find a solution to when absolutely no apps are showing in the start menu. I know the applications still exist on my machine as I use Firefox and Microsoft Word and Outlook plus many more apps but they aren't showing up at all. I am also under a local account instead of my Microsoft account and both have this problem.

Has anyone ran into this before or know how to fix this situa... Read more

Answer:"All apps" menu not showing ANY apps installed on machine

What happens if you try another user profile or load Start10 to see if it shows "Universal Apps".

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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and was excited to find it as there are a lot of people giving great answers to Windows 10 problems and I sadly ran into one recently. I have had Windows 10 installed for about 4 months now and things have been going decent. A couple of days ago my system received a Windows 10 update that took about 2 hours and looked like it was installing Windows all over again (but it wasn't) and once this happened I couldn't find the Microsoft Edge application and the start button would not work at all. After doing a system restore to a date prior to the update things are back to "normal" except for this one problem.

Currently my start menu does not show any Recently Used or Favorite Apps in it as shown below:



If I select the All apps button it also shows nothing:



I made sure that all of the settings in order to see recently used apps and all my apps are correct as below are my settings:



I have tried a couple of solutions that handled Cortana not searching for programs or "some" apps were missing from all apps but I have yet to find a solution to when absolutely no apps are showing in the start menu. I know the applications still exist on my machine as I use Firefox and Microsoft Word and Outlook plus many more apps but they aren't showing up at all. I am also under a local account instead of my Microsoft account and both have this problem.

Has anyone ran into this before or know how to fix this situa... Read more

Answer:"All apps" menu not showing ANY apps installed on machine

What happens if you try another user profile or load Start10 to see if it shows "Universal Apps".

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

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

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

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Seems like the apps are stuck in "update" mode and they just pop up a few milliseconds and then close when clicked.

Have tried running this code in Powershell as admin (found it here):


Code:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

The code fails after a while due to the Powershell Window is open (doh!). It doesn't matter if I try with the x86 or x64 bit version of PS, neither does it work if I save it as a script and then run it.

Any ideas?
Thanks a million for any help.

Answer:Standard apps + Store app are all greyed out

Had same issue I was thinking just reinstall 10 over the top

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Finally got Store(Beta) working on version 10158.

However when I try to move the apps to other partition the menu is greyed out.

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It pulled away youtube app away from windows phone store.

Answer:Is google's decision to stay away from windows phone apps a right move?

It's a power play/control issue is all. Not smart in the long run, but right now Google is big enough to pull this crap. Eventually it will catch up to them.

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I went into the event viewer, I can see when the lid is opened aka the computer is turned on and off; is their a log of what apps were used by day or what apps have been downloaded. i can not go to the download folder because if something was downloaded the person would have deleted it out of there because he is smarter than to leave evidence. i am essentially looking for two things, what was done on my computer on 3 specific days and if a keylogger was downloaded our something else that records my activities on these 3 specific days. i am to the point where i Will probably restore my computer because i am being there is something on there, but i am looking for proof to call the person out. he is either deleting his web history when using my laptop our using a Mozilla private screen.

any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

nikki

Answer:does Windows 8 save when apps are opened or downloaded

Check the Event Viewer under "Applications" for those specific times. If you are looking for a history, I don't know where that woudl be. Applications will tell you what was open and when.

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I know it's not possible to move/install metro apps on sd card in win 8.1 but i want to know if it possible in win 10 insider preview. If yes, do i have to move them manually or can i assign the sd card as default install location. Sorry if this question has already been asked, i searched the forum a lot but could not find an answer relating to win 10. Thank You

Answer:Can i install/move metro apps to SD card on windows 10 insider preview?

At least there's an option for it but I haven't tried it yet.

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Hi experts, just today. When I boot my machine, I can't see all my installed apps and also can't search them. Please see attached picture.
In my Desktop window I can see my files.
What should I do?

Answer:No installed apps on Windows 8.1

Hi Gimomars!

Here you go might help you to finding your windows apps.

Getting apps for your PC - Microsoft Windows

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My new Windows 10 laptop came with a bunch of Microsoftapps installed or partially installed. Is it possible to use *ANY*of them without first connecting to the Internet and getting anaccount with Microsoft? For example, my understanding isthat the Get Started app explains how to connect to the Internetand how to sign in with a Microsoft account. There's no way Ican view that info unless ... -- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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Happy New Year community! Here's my situation. Just received a replacement Nokia Icon. I haven't installed any apps and uninstalled as much bloatware as I could.
My question is: Should I load up my phone with my apps then install Denim (when it's released) or wait for the update to get a clean install then install my apps?
Does it make a difference?
Any advice/opinion would be much appreciated!

Answer:Can I Install 8.1 Denim with no apps installed or install 8.1 over existing apps?

Really doesn't matter. Just install whatever you want. When the update is available you can always do a factory reset before installing it so you will have a clean slate.

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Random apps are not showing up in the "All Apps" section of the Start Menu after installing a clean version of Windows 10 (not an upgrade), and re-installing all my favorite software, In other words, finding a launcher to countless programs now means visiting "C:/Program Files/WhateverRandomSoftware/launcher.exe." Well, that;'s no fun.

Is there any better way to do this. Anyone know of a fix or have others experienced this problem?

Thanks!

Answer:"All Apps" Doesn't Show All Apps Installed

Hello flowingfire, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could manually add and remove items from your All apps to help.

All apps in Start menu - Add or Remove Items in Windows 10

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Random apps are not showing up in the "All Apps" section of the Start Menu after installing a clean version of Windows 10 (not an upgrade), and re-installing all my favorite software, In other words, finding a launcher to countless programs now means visiting "C:/Program Files/WhateverRandomSoftware/launcher.exe." Well, that;'s no fun.

Is there any better way to do this. Anyone know of a fix or have others experienced this problem?

Thanks!

Answer:"All Apps" Doesn't Show All Apps Installed

Hello flowingfire, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could manually add and remove items from your All apps to help.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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I was watching those videos for developers about the new SDK, and from what I understood "Universal apps" is not a new technology, there is nothing special about it. Just the same Universal apps of Windows 8 with a few improvements. There was no mention of any support for productivity apps in this framework, It's still touch centric.
The same could be said about Windows 10. It's just Windows 7 plus tiles, Cortana and notifications. Windows 10 mobile is just Windows Phone 8.1 with hamburger menus . In contrast, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8 were such a big departures from their previous versions.
It would be surreal if a few tweaks here and there would be enough to save Windows from oblivion.https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Dev...ows-10-Preview

Answer:Universal apps is not a new amazing technology that could save Windows

Nobody claimed that universal apps were new?? but the idea that those apps will now be accessible on each platform (xbox/pc/laptop/tablet/phone) is a new one for MS :) Ok ok so the basics were already present, just not functional, still...
Imagine your productivity level, if you can use one app on all those devices (except for the xbox, cuz you might just end up gaming instead of working lol)..

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

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

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

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

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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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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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I see you can uninstall couple preinstalled apps/programs.
What all preinstalled apps have you uninstalled?
 

Answer:What pre-installed Windows 10 apps have you uninstalled?

Most of the default apps in Windows 10 are Microsoft or Bing related - for upgrade or clean install.

I would imagine third-party apps would be installed on newly bought PCs. Like it was with Windows 8 and 8.1

Mod Edit: I changed the thread title to something less general than "Windows 10 & Apps".. Be descriptive
 

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Hi
I am unable to install spyware/antivirus softwares, unable to install new apps, unable to open my regisry, task manager is greyed out.

Plz help me, dont know what happened.
This is newly installed window as yesterday my old one got infected & was showing the same message, so i thought re-installing with complete formatting of window drive will solve my problem, but even on new window the problem remains.
I have tried almst every option available on net to enable my registry editing but none worked.
This issue is also not allowing to install Malwarebyte for any scan of malware etc.
Kindly help me out of my misery

Answer:Unable to install new apps, registry, task manager greyed out

Hello and welcome aszx mate first of all can you get into safe mode if so do these

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

Second how did you format the drive I always wipe them formatting is ok but always carries a risk of "residue". Having said that the drive itself could be going south too.

Addit: Please get some security on board MSE is free and quite good.

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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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Hi Everyone,

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have an idea ?

Thanks a lot

Answer:Sysprep and default apps and windows apps crash

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



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

Export or Import Default Application Associations

Configure, export, import App File Associations in Windows 8.1

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

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

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

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

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

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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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I've looked up several solutions for this, couldn't work around them, reinstalled windows 2 timesand then made a back up image, which I have to keep reverting to because my PC Settings and Windows apps (which I don't even use) will stop opening and display the "This app can't open please refresh" pop up. If there's anyone out there kind enough to work with me on this, please do. This is for windows 8.1, I'm assuming that's cool on this site?

Answer:Can't open windows apps or PC settings

Hello Heretikos,

For now, you might see if going through the listed troubleshooting items in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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I got a new computer yesterday, and ever since, I have not been able to load any of my computer settings or any of the apps installed on my computer. Whenever I try to click any of the apps or settings on my computer, it displays this message:

"This App can't open. The trial period for this app has expired. Visit the Windows Store to purchase the full app."

I tried phone customer service from Microsoft, who kept me on hold for about an hour, hung up, and after another hour when I called them back, told me that I need to do a system restore (which is not an option since I can't access my settings). I haven't tampered with the computer, I just set up a Microsoft Account and entered in all necessary information to get the computer to work. I have no explanation as to why this is happening, especially for the settings, as this has never been a problem with any other computer any of my peers or I have ever experienced. Any ideas?

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 I have a Lenova Yoga 2 11. I have several apps that won't open, some are windows apps, and others are 3rd party.  I have done some research and followed several troubleshooting suggestions, beginning with a sfc scan, which resulted in corrupt files that could not be repaired.   I recently loaded a different virus protection program than was originally on my computer, and from some of my research, it looks like maybe the registry fix part of the program may have removed some files that I need?  Whatever it is, I can't get into the advanced startup, no matter how fast I hit the buttons after starting.  I would like to reload windows, but my laptop didn't come with a disk.  It's supposed to have a back-up installation on my backup drive, or be available from the support website, but I can't find it at either place.  I just want my computer to work again   I am attaching a screen shot of what happens when I try to open one of my programs...

Answer:Cannot open Settings or several other apps with Windows 8.1

Try this ... http://www.resettoo.com/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-11-recovery-and-factory-reset-procedure .

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I got a new computer yesterday, and ever since, I have not been able to load any of my computer settings or any of the apps installed on my computer. Whenever I try to click any of the apps or settings on my computer, it displays this message:

"This App can't open. The trial period for this app has expired. Visit the Windows Store to purchase the full app."

I tried phone customer service from Microsoft, who kept me on hold for about an hour, hung up, and after another hour when I called them back, told me that I need to do a system restore (which is not an option since I can't access my settings). I haven't tampered with the computer, I just set up a Microsoft Account and entered in all necessary information to get the computer to work. I have no explanation as to why this is happening, especially for the settings, as this has never been a problem with any other computer any of my peers or I have ever experienced. Any ideas?

Answer:I can't access my Settings or Apps in Windows 10

Hi, the simplest option, since it's new, is to take this up with the supplier.

From another point of view, since it was new, what has happened that has given rise to the problem? E.g. did it come with Win 10 or did you upgrade to Win 10?

Further, as it's a new one, you could consider using its recovery partition. Check with your manufacturer or forum.

By the way, it almost reads as though 'I got a new computer, and now my existing (older) computer doesn't work'. Could you clarify? Thanks!

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Recently, I was going through a blog which featured Belarc Advisor software to create the list of installed applications on Windows so that you can install all those applications when you reinstall Windows. To be frank, I didn?t know about Belarc Advisor as I was using a built-in Windows feature which does my job without fail.
Last week, I blogged a guide similar to this which helps you generate list of running processes and services in .txt format. By following this guide you will be able to generate a text file which contains all the installed programs on your Windows machine.
If you are not in mood to install Belarc software, you can read on this small guide to create your entire installed applications list in .txt format.
Procedure:
1. Open command prompt with admin rights. That is, type in cmd either in Start menu search box or in Run dialog box and hit Ctrl + Shift +Enter to open the command prompt with admin rights.Alternatively you can also go to All Programs > Accessories and right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
2. Click continue button if you get User Account Control (UAC) Prompt.
3. Here in the Command Prompt, type WMIC and hit enter. Once you type hit enter to see below message.
4. Next, you need to type the following command:
/output:C:\InstallList.txt product get name,version
Where ?C? is the drive letter where Windows will store the installed applications list. You can also change the name of the output file a... Read more

Answer:How To Generate Installed Apps List In Windows

interesting read thx for info

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Hi,

I had some issues with my installation of Windows 7, so I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled it today.

I've been reinstalling apps, but I'm getting some issues. For example, when I try and install Miro, it says: -






Quote:
It looks like you're already running Miro.
Please shut it down before continuing.


Also, I tried to install ImgBurn and it said that another copy was detected and I could only install the program if I chose a different installation folder. I didn't change the folder, as there was no installation of ImgBurn on my system, and the app installed just fine.

A couple of other apps have popped up warnings saying that another instance of the installer is running, even though it's not, although as yet, Miro is the only app that won't install.

What the hell is going on here? lol. I've had no issues with Windows 7 since the first release candidate, but in the last couple of days I'm having no end of problems. I Googled this issue and found another guy with a similar problem and he found that restarting the Windows Installer service cured this problem, but that hasn't worked for me.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Fresh Windows install, but apps are saying they're already installed?

How did you format your HDD? Windows generally won't let you format C:\ from the install CD if there is a current version of Windows 7 on it. Look in your root directory, do you see a Windows.old folder, there? If so, you drive wasn't formatted. You'll need to format from an elevated command line using the DISKPART command.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
http://www.sevenforums.com/787192-post61.html

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I've downloaded steam and on that i've downloaded games when i downloaden warface it started and then i wnted to quit maybe i've done that wrong in some way... But now that i want to delete that app it says that the app is still running i didn't know how to stop the app, i've tried to delete steam (that worked) but now when i search for the games that have been deleted too i see a white paper and trying to open the game will result in a message that says cant open this app.

what do i do?

i've placed a thumbnail to explain what i'm talking about
its the 2 lowest apps btw

Answer:Apps won't go away in settings all apps

Welcome to the TenForums @DAAN

If you have an app that is not part of Windows then I would boot to Safe Mode and uninstall it there. Before doing this I would take a restore point and maybe even take an Image of my OS with Macrium Reflect.

If you are uncomfortable entering safe mode you could always open task manager and find them there. One last thought would be to look through Startup, in task manager, and disable any starts that apply to these games.

If they are not in Start Up the Sysinternals Autoruns may be of use.

All changes have risks, have a fall back plan.

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I have my Microsoft Band 1 connected to my laptop and have the health app installed on the laptp (My phone is not working at moment so cannot use that). I have gone onto the manage your tiles page to remove some tiles and have found that the slider for facebook and facebook messanger is greyed out and I cannot toggle it off. It is just greyed out and i cannot click it. Does anyone know what this issue is? I don't have facebook or messanger on my laptop but did on my phone. Thank you.

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Hi,
today i have updated from W7 to W10 on my Lenovo Z580. Now I can not open settings and Windows10 apps like Calendar, Edge,... (and calculator as well - "Explorer.exe element not found"). Tried Emerging Issue 67758 fix but it didnt find any issue. Can you please help me?

Answer:Can not open Windows settings and default apps

I just had the same experience with a Lenovo Idealpad Z575. I opened Lenovo Onekey Theatre from the system tray and first changed it to normal mode before uninstalling it.

It was the culprit in my case, Messing with the graphics in some way. I tried the Microsoft fix without success.

Please post back if it fixes the issue for you.

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Hello,

In January I bought a Dell laptop with Windows 8. I recently upgraded to 8.1. Now most app tiles have an x on the right hand side of them, and I cannot access PC settings, the app store, and most other apps.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Brendon

Answer:I Can't access PC Settings, Windows Store, or other apps.

Hello Brendon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Check to see if the listed items in the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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Windows has not given me any "important" notifications for several months. Never minded, but a few days ago I bought Forza Horizon 3 to play with friends. The problem came when they invited me and I did not get any kind of notification, whereas if I invited them, they got a notification. These last 4 days I've been trying to find the problem until I found it. On Configuration -> System -> Notifications and actions, notifications are enabled, but I only have some of the many applications that should exit me (See the Screenshot):

Then I asked my friends what where the apps shown on that section. They told me a list of applications and they all agreed on one, the Xbox App. If this is activated you'll get the notifications, but of course, I do not even get the Xbox app in this section = /For example, you can see how I have the Store option enabled, and when I download a program from the Store I get notification. So Windows notifications work correctly, but Windows does not detect many Apps = (

I have tried several solutions like:? Run Toubleshooter from Windows Store apps? Run the sfc / scannow command on CMD? Trying to change values in Regedit without success? Apply the fix "AppDB Registry Import for Fixing Missing Notifications" (With this was hoping to fix it but did not solve anything)

And a lot more of "fixes" unsuccessfully. The last option will be to reinstall Windows, but I want to avoid this as much as possible = /

If anyone kno... Read more

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2in1 Acer SW011-05
OS: Windows 8.1 32-bit
CPU: Intel Atom Z3745 @1.333GHz x64
RAM: 2GB

As the title suggests, I can't open any of my windows 8 apps on my computer. Any attempt to launch the MS apps, opens, then closes itself. Third party apps like VLC just shows a dark screen and closes itself when attempting to launch it. I can't even go to the PC settings; it redirects me back to the metro screen.

Since this netbook only has 32GB SSD, system restore points were never enabled (A fact i discovered after proceeding to use it after the problem occurred). I also noted that the wsservce is not running and is not set to automatic (attempts to correct it failed due to the option being grayed out in properties).

I have check for HDD errors, tried resetting windows store, and tried re-installing an app to test if that would work.

After running Windows store app diag gave me this (See attachment)

Any suggestions please?

Answer:Windows 8.1 Store Apps & PC Settings Cannot Open

Please follow this guide here to perform a System File Check of Windows:

How to run SFC /scannow from Command Prompt | Tech Support Forum

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Whenever I try and change my settings by going through the usual charms menu-> Change PC Settings, the instant the settings window comes up it disappears. I try bringing it up from the taskbar and the same thing happens: it seems to maximize then just disappears. I can't switch to it, only close it. This applies to any app in Windows including Sports, News, etc. Thanks in advance! I'm running on Windows 8.1 and have a  HP ENVY dv6-7214nr.

Answer:Windows 8.1 settings window and other apps automatically min...

Hi @Marjorie4 ,   Thank you for your inquiry, I will do my best to assist you! I understand that you are unable to open any app.  You are unable to access the setting windows as it will not open.First I would create a restore point.  Here is a link to a  document on Using Microsoft System Restore (Windows 8). Please note the section on creating a restore point. Now would you try this  step.Press the Windows key +C to open charmsType command prompt in the search bar and press enterRight click on it and run as administratorType  powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register$EnvystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml  and press enter. Wait for this to complete and restart your notebook.  Please let me know if this resolves the issue for you.

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I'm about to install Windows 7 but I was wondering if I have to reinstall everything back? Or is there a way to migrate my current installed games and apps? I'm currently on Vista Ultimate.
 

Answer:Moving to Windows 7, how to migrate installed apps and games?

Do an upgrade to Win 7 Ultimate and you'll be fine. If you choose a complete new install then you'll have to backup data and reinstall your programs.
 

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Hi All
after you do sysprep it will remove the license for the windows ... its same case for all installed software on windows ?
in other word after apply the image on destination machine using DIsm, we have to activate the windows again ... do we need to put the license key for other installed software like MS office?

regards

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Hi,

Im an IT specialist first  year trainee and student in a Company.
My boss said me to find out how to install Windows 10 in PC without losing any Data and Pre-installed apps, Favorites, Documents.....

The problem is that the PC is connected to the domain server and the currently Windows 7 is also installed from Network and I have to install Windows 10 from a USB device and connect it again with domain and log in with my user and the data should be there
like windows seven installed from server had pre-installed Lotus notes and much things and they should be back. I think they are installed Automatically when a user connected to domain signs in.

Any solution or my boss is crazy?

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I go to Metro Store because it shows there are 3 to update: Skype, Norton Studio and Kindle.None of these applications appear in Control Panel's Uninstall Program list nor are they found in the Programs folder.I don't know why the updates are being offered and don't want to install the apps.Anyone know how to get it to stop offering the app updates?I searched Google and Here but find nothing related.(It is possible that this HP Pavilion came with Norton Studio and was removed on day 1 but find no remnants of it)

Answer:Windows store offers updates for apps not installed

These applications may be on the All apps start menu. Right-click a blank portion on the start menu and click show all apps on the right bottom corner. Now carefully scrutinize all the apps that are installed.These app may not be in the Program Files folder ( and/or Program Files (x86) Folder ).You may stop the updates being offered. This tutorial may be useful.CoolGuy

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Answer:I installed Windows 10 but after a while the start went then all the apps disappeared, how can I get them back?

It could be due to a bad upgrade or a an AV program that's interfering with the operation. Regardless a restart should fix it. Also MS has rolled out some patches to fix the issue so make sure you update using Windows Update.

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Hey folks,
I'm on a surface 3, and to conserve a bit of storage space, i switched my apps all over the the SD card.
problem is now, they've all disappeared, looks like they're not accessible? I get this when I click on the folder :
D:\ WindowsApps is not accessible.
Access is denied.
I've logged on as administrator and it just tells me access is denied on that account too.
It's really frustrating because the films / music / documents I have on there all play and work fine. It's just apps that i've installed :'(
edit: I've just checked and it says that the files contain absolutely nothing. Apart from WUDownloadCache - Has windows 10 just deleted all my apps?
any suggestions?

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I just purchased this new computer from Best Buy on Friday, 12/2, after returning a Lenovo with a bad hard drive. The computer came loaded with Windows 10. Everything seemed to be working except applications such as Calculator and Windows Store. They appear as a flash and then disappear. I was on with the geek squad for 4 hours and they cleared everything, checked malware, etc but couldn't fix the problem. Then calling MS they said I had to pay for a fix. Instead, call HP to help. Maybe reload W10. A brand new computer and i have to pay to fix it?? IS there a fix for this? Since this was preloaded with Windows 10, its not as if i can reload it. HELP

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I have an original Dell Venue 8 pro on Win 8.1. The device performs nicely but is crippled by only 32 GB of storage even though it has an SD card slot. For some reason, in the upgrade from Win 8.0 to 8.1, Microsoft disabled the ability to install Windows Store apps to the SD card. Currently, they can only be installed to the C: drive, which is almost entirely full. I've already removed the recovery partition and have designated One Drive files online-only. I run disk cleanup constantly- Windows 8.1 is just too bloated. Does anyone know whether Windows 10 will re-enable the ability to install store apps to removable media? Considering that cheap tablets are being released with minimal built-in storage, it seems silly to restrict this function. Although desktop apps can be installed to the SD card, the limitation of Win Store apps defeats the purpose of having a Windows tablet.

Answer:Will Windows 10 allow store apps to be installed to removable media?

Nope. At least not yet.

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Microsoft is offering an upgrade from XP to Windows 8 for $39.99.

Will I lose anything in the upgrade?

Answer:Upgrading From XP To Windows 8 Professional: Will I Lose Any Installed Apps?

There is no true upgrade from XP to Windows 8 so you will need to do what is essentially a clean install. Your data will be preserved but all applications will need to be installed. The only upgrade to Windows 8 that preserves installed applications is from Windows 7.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi guys , just signed up to this forum as it seems like its great for windows help and other things.

I just brought a new every day medium range laptop after my PC gave up after about 8 years. Its a;
HP Pavilion g6-2230sa 15.6"
AMD A8-4500M processorWindows 8Memory: 8 GBHard drive: 750gb
And after a few hours of getting my head around windows 8 in general i really like it, its soft and easy on the eye. It makes things more personal well it feels like it does anyways haha. Ive been using my laptop for browsing,downloading and a little bit of gaming and have come across only two problems which are the following. If any one could tell me the problem or any sort of resolution it would be very grate full.

1 - Browser issue , When using Google Chrome browser i cannot select certain things like inserted links.
eg - Facebook cannot add freinds using the 'add' icon.
-Cannot click downloads which say 'click here' it does nothing i have to open them in new tabs. why is this??

2 - Toggle issue, if i open up some apps say like Mail or Calender when i am not in the apps it sometimes flicks to them with the touch of the mouse pad why i cant work out what is making it do this its not a double click or moving it left they just pop up after touching the mouse.

I have shockwave flash player and java installed that did not resolve the browser issue.

Help would be great. hiya guys.

Answer:Windows 8 , Switching apps / Browser settings. + Hiya

Hello Walshy, and welcome to Eight Forums.
Q1) Not sure about this one. If you have any installed extension in Chrome, then you might temporarily disable them to see if it may help.
Q2) This sounds like it may be the touchpad Edge Swipes feature. It's suppose to help make using the Charms bar, app Switcher, and Application bar easier, but often it makes it to easy to do so by mistake. In your case, it sounds like you're using Switcher by mistake with this feature to open the apps with. The tutorial below can help show you how to disable the touchpad Edge Swipes feature. It may be a bit different on how to for your system, but it should help get you there.
Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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If I select Apps & Features under the system menu on Windows 10 I get the scrolling dots at the top of the window but no apps ever get listed, and eventually the window seems to time out and close itself. All of the other system menu options work fine and add/remove programs which I believe from reading around is linked into Apps & Features operates correctly.
I have run all the usual standard potential fixes like sfc /scannow and even utliised the Winfix for windows app on this very website, and nothing has been reported as being an issue. I tried re-imaging back to an early saved image of mine and the first time I clicked on Apps & Features it came up correctly but any subsequent selection went back to the same issue. I have literally tried everything and have so far come up blank (just like the menu option)!
Any thoughts?

Answer:Apps & Features in System Settings does not work in Windows 10

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update for Windows 10 KB3081424 includes a fix that will prevent issues in Windows 10 Settings from occurring. Did you install it and did that help you?
See this too: Windows 10 Settings app does not open or launches the Store app instead

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I asked this question on Microsoft committee also. Not able to pin apps on the start screen is a dumb move by Microsoft. Not being able to pin Spartan on the desktop makes me use chrome and Mozilla more often because I mainly use desktop not the start menu. If this is the case then Spartan and all the other universal apps will be a flop. I don't want to access a app by opening the start menu or from the task bar. Being able to access from desktop is lot more convenient. WHY CAN'T I PIN THEM TO DESKTOP??????

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If I select Apps & Features under the system menu on Windows 10 I get the scrolling dots at the top of the window but no apps ever get listed, and eventually the window seems to time out and close itself. All of the other system menu options work fine and add/remove programs which I believe from reading around is linked into Apps & Features operates correctly.
I have run all the usual standard potential fixes like sfc /scannow and even utliised the Winfix for windows app on this very website, and nothing has been reported as being an issue. I tried re-imaging back to an early saved image of mine and the first time I clicked on Apps & Features it came up correctly but any subsequent selection went back to the same issue. I have literally tried everything and have so far come up blank (just like the menu option)!
Any thoughts?

Answer:Apps & Features in System Settings does not work in Windows 10

Ah so you're running windows 10, are you on the insider programme by any chance?

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In the Technical Preview for phones, does the search function search items other than web for notes from OneNote, messages, settings, contacts, etc.?
Also, when the search button is pressed, does the keyboard pops up by itself to be ready for input, or it only pops up when the text field is tapped?

Answer:Does Windows 10 for phones search apps, notes, settings as well?

No. There is a file search but it's not content based and hard to get into.
Keyboard appears when field clicked which is good.

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Hi guys, so basically I've ran into an issue with the app store where it will not let me install a game even though it is not installed anymore, it still show the game as installed...
it's actually more than one game but it started with gears of war 4, may update had released but the store wasn't showing any updates so I decided to uninstall the game and reinstall it. When I went to uninstall it, I got an error message like this:
As I said its happening with more then one game/app but started with gears.

So I decided to remove the files of the game manually including registry keys. I can't find anything else related to gears of war 4 on my pc but it still pops up in windows store as installed and Cortana search. clicking play does nothing.

it should be saying install

any solution to get the store seeing it as not installed?

Answer:[help needed] Windows Store still thinks removed apps are installed

Anyone have a solution?

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I upgraded to WIndows 8.1 a few hours ago (available in Store).  However, ever since the upgrade I can no longer watch videos or hear sound in all Apps. Netflix gives me a message that there is a problem with this system's configuration that prevents Windows from playing protected video and error code W8156-8007007E. Xbox Music player gives me "Can't play. Make sure your computer's sound and video cards are working and have the latest drivers"  error code  0x00d11d1 (0x8007007e). All the other Apps that have video, and or audio, give various errors messages (e.g.,  "The video failed to play". Now I can watch imbedded You Tube videos in Internet Exployer. I did find KB2756872 that seems to address the problem with protected videos not playing.  However, it doesn't mention if it is compatible with Windows 8.1 and when I follow the manual update method where you make changes in Regedit. I did not see the key that needs to be deleted. Anybody have this issue? 













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Answer:Updated Yoga 13 to Windows 8.1 - Now No Video or Audio in Installed Apps

Yep, I had the problem with no audio.  I had to go and re-install the old audio driver that is on the downloads section here, and that fixed my sound.

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