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Did Microsoft lift GPL code, used in Microsoft Store tool?

Question: Did Microsoft lift GPL code, used in Microsoft Store tool?

I understand Microsoft is a big company and that this could have been externally contracted work, but someone dropped the ball during code review/licensing.

An interesting post. Do read the comments too, however ... Microsoft lifts GPL code, uses in Microsoft Store tool | Within Windows

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Answer: Did Microsoft lift GPL code, used in Microsoft Store tool?

Microsoft has taken offline the utility it supplies to help download DVD and USB images of Windows 7 purchased online, while it investigates allegations that GPL-ed code was used to develop the tool. iTWire - Microsoft pulls download tool over GPL violation accusation

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HI,

I have a problem when it comes to using a custom ISO to install windows seven using thethe Windows Official installation tool. The problem i have though is that when i try and open my ISO it comes up that its not valid.

I know the solution to this so i went over here

Within Windows | Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool with custom ISOs

TO download a tool which apparently does something to the ISO which allows it to be used on the software, but when i double click the isoavdpcopy file it opens up a CMD screen and then dissapears all within a second. What am i doing wrong as i want to use this custom ISO.

I cant even post a screenshot of the cmd screen because it dissapears to fast and does nothing

Answer:How do i use a custom ISO with Microsoft Store USB Installation Tool

Hello CMDCNTL Welcome to the Seven Forums!

The MS tool and the guide you are pointing are both flaky to start with. Now that you have found SF I can point you towards a guide with a far easier program mentioned that should help you see 7 installed in no time! USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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First, I am not sure whether this is the correct discussion, sorry if it is not.
The problem: Two days ago I bought the app Oxford Hachette French Dictionary from the Microsoft Store using their web page. I have confirmation that the payment has gone through and that I am the "owner".
I attempted to download the app, clicking on the button on the web page, whence Store opened. The app appears to have downloaded and Install starts, but then there is an error Code: 0x87AF000B. I have done this several times just in case.
In the "elevated" cmd prompt, I have entered
net stop wuauserv | move "c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution" "c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.old" | net start wuauserv
then rebooted the computer. This made no difference to downloading the purchased app so I reversed what I had done. [ | is standing for carriage return or enter]
I ran WSReset.exe. The result was "ms-windows:store:PurgeCaches | Package could not be registered."
I'm scared to go further in case I make the situation worse.
Please would someone advise how to make MS Store downloads work.
Thanking you in advance for your answer/s
regards
JanetW

Answer:Microsoft Windows Store error code 0x87AF000B

Run the Windows Store Troubleshooter.
Change your Internet connection from Cable to WiFi or vice versa and see.
Boot in Clean Boot State and try to install it.
More ideas here: Cannot install Apps from Windows Store on Windows 10/8 PC

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Running latest Windows 10 on HP laptop, when trying to dowload and install MS jigsaw puzzle i receive an error code 0x803F8001 i have tried all the fixes out there for it like powershell script via CMD admin and PS admin shell console. nothing works still get this error?

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Windows 9 will reportedly have new activation methods that will tie the OS more closely with a specific PC

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will unveil Windows 9 this fall, claims notorious Russian leaker WZor, who has a pretty good track record. In a Russian language post on Ru-Board, the leaker said that the upcoming update to Windows 8 will be the last major overhaul of the existing OS. Microsoft is expected to launch the Windows 8 Update 2 in August.

Windows 9 to have new activation methods

WZor claimed that Microsoft will back the launch of Windows 9 with heavy advertising blitzkrieg and a new distribution method. The new activation methods will tie a copy of Windows 9 more closely with a specific PC. It will require the user to log in to Microsoft Store, and users won’t be given an activation key. Talking about Windows 8, WZor said that there will be new updates after the Update 2 due next month. But no new features will be added to it.

Motivation behind the new activation method is “problems in China.” The world’s most populous country recently banned Windows 8. Notably, a couple of weeks ago, WZor claimed that Microsoft may announce Windows 9 at its Worldwide Partner Conference, which begins July 13 in Washington D.C. That claim was missing in the latest report, but WZor reassured us that the new OS will be launched this fall. However, he only talked about the announcement, without revealing whether it will be a Developer... Read more

Answer:Microsoft to Force Microsoft Store Account to Activate Windows 9

Not sure how logging into the store ties the OS more specifically to a computer. Doesn't seem right at all. However, if it is only logging onto the Microsoft Store to activate, and not forcing a Microsoft account to use the computer, I can see that being okay. As long as the local account continues to be an option, things will be fine. If I'm forced to use a Microsoft account to use my computer... I'll stay on 8.1. And then maybe move to Linux.

Transformation of UI is already being done in 8.1 Update 1. No surprise that it would be further enhanced.

Launch of 9 wouldn't put an end to 8. And let's face it, Microsoft never lost its dominance on the desktop market. There is nothing for them to re-establish here. The only thing they need to establish is a stronger presence in the mobile market.
 

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Here's the Microsoft Download of the utility that will prevent booby-trapped word [.rtf] files from infecting your computer.
 

Answer:Microsoft Fix It Tool for Disable opening RTF content in Microsoft Word

Applies to

Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Word 2010
Microsoft Office Word 2007
Microsoft Office Word 2003
Still no word from Microsoft regarding if it affect WordPad.
 

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Hi
I opened Microsoft Store today after a windows 10 App update for Microsoft Store =11712-1001-11-0., found I was logged in with my Microsoft Account, which I should not have been.

I signed out but when I open Microsoft Store i am signed in again with my Microsoft account..
Win 10 Pro version 1709 Build 16299.192

Edit The only other update I have done was KB4056892

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I had purchased a surface pro 4 from amazon UK in Ireland, and unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a microsoft store located here. Is there anyway of getting microsoft complete?
Thanks!

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this would give local accounts access to the Store.. for "FREE" downloads only.
a great PR move. I use Comcast as my account Email sign on.. it would help if
I could access the store with my Comcast account.. a great PR move on Microsoft's part. as most providers use all operations systems anyways for their customers..

Answer:Microsoft should allow Local accouts access to Microsoft/Windows Store for local accunts

You can already selectively sign into the apps like the store, groove, film and music etc.
I use a local account and i can download apps + games as i have only signed into the store.
When signing into a Windows System App such as Groove or Store, choose to sign-in into that app only - it is the option written in semi grey text.

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If someone really wants the high end $2179 version of the Lenovo Helix, and lives near a physical Microsoft Store, you might stop by and check the price. While it is on sale for $1799 on the web site, it was marked at either $1399 or $1499 in the Scottsdale store. Sorry, I didn't pay too much attention, hence the statement it was one of those two prices. It, however, was certainly not a typo since all three demos had the same sales tag and they were definitely all the high end model.

Answer:Lenovo Helix i7, 8GB, 256GB Microsoft Store In-Store Price Discount

That's a nice discount!

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Well I use groove music to play my offline music but it lacks an equalizer and lyrics support so I was wondering If there is anybody who can suggest 5 great looking and feature rich free offline music players in the store or conventional music players if the interface is modern.

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I have a new laptop with Windows XP SP2 on it, IE6 (though I use Firefox, not IE), and MS Office 2003 Student Edition. The latest update that popped up as "high priority" from Windows Update is this GDI+ Detection Tool (KB873374).

It sounds like you have to install it then run it and then visit MS Office website to check for updates...? Is this worth doing? Can it cause more problems than it will help? (I thought I've read about issues when updating MS Office with security patches...? And that you have to download yet something else to even check for Office security updates...?)

Or do Office security updates come through Windows Update, and I don't need to worry about this? (But if that's the case, then why even have this GDI+ thing available?)

I'm always worried about ending up with a bunch of conflicts with other programs like AVG, ZA, AutoGK, DVDShrink, etc. And I'm always hesitant to install something that has to run on my system.

I've got AVG and ZA, keep both up to date, and I have Automatic Updates turned on just to let me know when there's a critical update (so I don't have to visit the Windows Update site to get updates).

I was thinking I would only do the updates to Office that come through Automatic Updates and not worry about any others...

Also, what's the difference between Microsoft Update and Windows Update? Is it better to have Microsoft Update, or does that have its own set of problems associated with it? (A... Read more

Answer:Questions About Microsoft Gdi+ Detection Tool & Microsoft Update Vs. Windows Update

Well to start off the difference between windows update and microsoft update is as follows. Windows update is what originally comes with the computer and only updates the windows platform. If you choose to upgrade to the microsoft update it will check all of your microsoft programs for updates.
As far as going to the office website for updates... unless you want to install non-critical updates to your office suite then you shouldn't have to at all. Finally - that GDI+ detection tool is the little program microsoft uses to scan your computer for any of their products - that is if you use microsoft update and not the original windows update.
So if you like your computer to maintain critical updates by itself for the microsoft programs than yes use microsoft update and yes install the GDI+ decection tools.

Hope this helps you out!

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The Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool or MGADiag Tool provides detailed information about the Microsoft Genuine Advantage components and settings currently on your system. It will allow you to diagnose and automatically resolve problems regarding your Genuine Windows.
Download it by clicking here. Run the tool, copy its findings to your clipboard and then submit a Genuine Windows technical support request here. If you need additional resources, read more here: Windows ActivationGenuine Windows.

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Is it possible to order a SP3 online at the MS store and pick it up in store? I just decided on buying one and would rather get it tomorrow obviously, but I have too many online discount things that I want to use to not buy it online.

Answer:Microsoft Store in store pickup?

Have you called the local store and asked them?

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YOUR STUPID CODE PROCESS BRINGS UP A POPUP BOX THAT TELLS ME THE ARE NO APPS INSTALLED TO OPEN THIS TYPE OF LINK ( YOUR BLUE CONTINUE BUTTON IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS RESPONSE EMAIL!!!!!!!)I JUST WANT A CODE TO BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS FROM THE STORE.WHY IS THIS SO FRIGGIN FRUSTRATING

Answer:microsoft code process - no link to obtain code from email

You're not addressing Microsoft here and we have no idea what you're seeing. If you could describe it better maybe we could help or possibly contact Microsoft directly would be another alternative for help.

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Hi
When checking for updates it keeps finding Microsoft. Net native runtime package and updates it over and over again. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this ? Thank you
 

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I opened Microsoft Store on my windows 8 desktop. There is Bank of America App. I then searched for "Bank of America" in the store. It returned nothing. It has been going on since yesterday. It happened before. Updates seemed fixed. It is happening again. Is Microsoft serious about competing?

Answer:Microsoft, are you serious about your app store?

Is this thread serious? Am I understanding you right? A service that doesn't have an app that you want in it's store isn't competing? Or a app store that returns nil results of your query isn't competing? Either way, both scenario's makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Regardless. As a test I was able to search for the Bank of America app in the store and got results. Furthermore, the app showed up as soon as I opened the store but decided to try it anyway.

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Question: Microsoft Store

I can't download any app from store, also can't update any app. I am using Lumia 535, and my OS vision is 10586.29

Answer:Microsoft Store

I think you mean the Windows Store, which is where you download apps and games.
Try a soft reset. That generally fixes store problems. In order to do a soft reset, simply hold down the power button and the volume down button until the phone vibrates.

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Hi
I got quite gift cards in my MS account. Can I buy any accessories from the Microsoft store,?? I am from India

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So when I open the Microsoft store (windows 10) and I go to sign in at the top I click on my profile and the screen turns grey I cant seem to figure out whats happening help

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1. Is MS store in Win 8 an application?
2. Can we install it in Win 7? If so,how?

Answer:Microsoft Store of Win 8 in Win 7

Hello whateverman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Windows 8 Store is a feature only for Windows 8 to be able to install Store (Metro) apps in Windows 8.

You cannot add it to Windows 7. The Store apps will not install or work in Windows 7.

Sorry.

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Hi
I bought a Lumia 1520 for my sister as a Christmas present
And I can't download and install apps from Microsoft store for her
And then my phone got that problem too
What is going on ?

Answer:What's with the Microsoft store ??!!

Quite strange I can download apps and updates as per normal,true soft reset in her new phone

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Question: Microsoft Store

In the Microsoft Store, some of the Apps - but not all - prior to installation display the following warning: -

"This app has permission to use some features of your PC that might affect your privacy"

Does anyone know what this actually means in simple English..?

Would it not be more appropriate for all apps NOT to have such permission and to have to request permission from the User as and when needed, with an explanation as to why permission for access to "privacy" is being requested and what the potential impact of agreeing to such permission might be....?

T.
 

Answer:Microsoft Store

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Question: Microsoft store

When ever I attempt to go to the microsoft store it gives me an error.  it says "Try that agan. Page could not be loaded. Please try again later. The error code is 0x8000FFFF, in case you need it." Nothing I do fixes the issue.

Answer:Microsoft store

Hi,This may occur due to corrupt store files or settings. It may also happen if any proxy is enabled.I would suggest you to reset Windows store cache and check if it helps. Please follow these steps:a. Press Windows + R keys to open run window.b. Type the following command in run and press Enter.wsreset.exeTry disabling proxy and check. Please follow these steps:a. Press Windows + R keys, type inetcpl.cpl in run window and press Enter.b. Click connections tab and then click LAN settings.c. Click to uncheck "Use proxy server for your LAN" box.d. Click ok, apply and ok.If you are using third party security software, try disabling third party security software and check. Disable third-party Security Software.If still issue persists,Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files.Refer this link:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833#bookmark-use%20the%20system%20file%20checker%20toolRun the DISM Tool:If the issue persists, run the DISM tool to restore the healthy system files.Right click on the Start button, click on Command Prompt (Admin).In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command:DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /RestorehealthTo close the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type Exit, and then press Enter.RegardsVisruth

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Question: Microsoft store

Hi
Does anyone know if you rent a movie from the Microsoft store on your windows 10 Computer. Can you also watch it on your Xbox one? I can not find it on my xbox one . Thank you
 

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need to know why my microsoft store has stopped working 

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need to know why my microsoft store has stopped working 

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Question: Microsoft Store

I went to local MS store. While waiting , was chatting with 3 employees.
I noticed each had an iPhone! I brought this up and one smugly said that all MS services worked on iOS.
Not only is w10m dead but it is buried

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need to know why my microsoft store has stopped working 

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Its been 2 weeks of not being able to get an app fro the store! I have 38 sitting in que waiting to updated and/or new ones I want to use! 

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Every single laptop that I want to buy on the Microsoft Store, is out of stock!!! I've been keeping an eye on the website, checking it daily for WEEKS now and none of the items stock has ever changed. Wtf Microsoft?!!! If you aren't going to have any inventory, take the laptops off your site! Why clutter up your store with unstocked inventory? What a flippin' joke. Every time I've purchased something from the Microsoft Store or dealt with the Microsoft customer service, it's always been a TERRIBLE experience! I even talked to a Microsoft Support associate and they said "Unfortunately we do not have information about stock availability as it is updated in real time, once our warehouse is in stock it will be made available to the public." WHAT A JOKE! Buy Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Signature Edition Laptop - Microsoft Store Buy Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5716SLV Signature Edition Laptop - Microsoft Store Buy HP Pavilion 15-ab292nr Signature Edition Laptop - Microsoft Store Buy Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008 Signature Edition Laptop - Microsoft Store Buy HP Pavilion 17-g192nr Signature Edition Laptop - Microsoft Store
All out of stock! The only devices in stock are the gimmicky 2-in-1's that NOBODY wants to buy! It's like Microsoft is trying to shove these 2-in-1's down our throats when nobody wants to buy them.

Answer:Microsoft store is a joke!!!

ASUS ROG... Amazon

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I can't launch Microsoft Store on my mother's laptop. It's running Windows 10, version 10.0.14393. The laptop is only about a year old.

Whenever I try to launch the store, I just get hourglassing. I've let it go as long as 45 minutes and it never gets launched.

What can I do to resolve this?

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We have windows 10 and since installing we have noticed that when we try to play the microsoft solitaire collection it's become very slow, now it won't play at all, so we uninstalled the said collection and tried to re-install it....nothing....hope someone can help
Babs

Answer:Trouble with Microsoft Store, can I get some help?

Do other applications work and can you tell us the specifications of the computer?

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When i try and download apps from the store it makes me sign in with my Microsoft account.

For security reasons my Microsoft account is quite complicated

After i sign in with the Microsoft account the next time i start my computer i have to use the Microsoft password and because its so complicated that is just not practical.

Is there not a way i can access the store without this Microsoft account password

Answer:App store and Microsoft account

You need Gmail account to access play store likewise you need Microsoft account to access Microsoft Account. Though there is some work around but i would suggest you to Change your Password to something much less complicated but Strong.

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Hi
I have a $1000 credit for the MS Store(online) but not really sure what I should buy. I had the credit for almost 1 year now and it expires on June 21,2015 so getting down to home stretch. I really was hoping that a new windows phone would have come out but that's not going to happen.
Right now I decided I will get
- HP Stream Mini 200-010 ($200 with educational discount)
and a laptop for my moms birthday in June. I have not decided which one yet(any recommendations?). she is running a laptop that super old(think like 7 years old and still uses XP and is super slow(takes like 15mins to load). She just basically uses to check her email so I am thinking of a laptop that uses eMMC for storage as I rather get the speed(I would hope the speed would be faster than hdd and closer to the ssd drive to speed.) then having 500gb harddrive, though I all ears the pros and cons.
I don't think I want to spend more than $250 on the laptop though as I think anything more is just a waste.
So they have a fewAcer Aspire E 14 ES1-411-C507 Signature Edition (has 500gb hd)HP Stream 11 Signature Edition Laptop (Magenta)ASUS X205TA-UH01-BK Signature Edition Laptop
They seem to have multiple models of each not sure what the difference are though.
This will get me to like $504 dollars with tax. I have to spend the $1000 all in one go. So I got basically $500 left and not sure what to get. I really don't need anything so I guess it is finding something that I might need.
I have a 360 and played may... Read more

Answer:What Should I Buy?($1000CDN GC) at Microsoft Store

I wonder if you could buy a gift card to basically extend the expiration date?

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I called the number listed for the Microsoft store in my town on Friday to inquire about the preorders for Lumia 950XL. They told me they were taking preorders but I would have to go to the store in person to place an order. So I went to the store that evening, and when I asked them about it, they told me they stopped taking preorders. When I told them that I contacted them before coming there, they said it was the customer service and not them. It seems when you call the number listed for the actual stores, it goes to customer service and not to the store. If I wanted to speak to someone at the store, then I would have to ask the guys at the customer service centre to connect me to the store guys. Seriously, what the hell is this? I was mad. Why have the store numbers listed when you can't actually contact them? On top of this, they told me that the phones won't get any student discount nor the free display dock offer. I told them that I could get the student discount online, and they were surprised. Told me if that was the case, then I would have to order one online. I then called up the Chicago store, because I would be going there after thanksgiving and (after asking to speak to the store guys) they told me I could place a preorder over the phone and also told me if the online store takes student discounts, then they would be able to as well. It was genuinely nice talking to that guy after speaking to the morons in the Columbus store.

Answer:Bad experience with Microsoft store

That is indeed a bad experience. Unfortunately, every company falls victim to bad employees from time to time. It seems some more often than others. There is also the issue of companies falling victim to their own lack of education for their employees. If they don't teach their employees the policies, products, and how things work, then they can't give customers the service that customers deserve and demand.
The bit about calling a store and actually talking to customer service and not someone at the store is something that many, many companies are doing. I can't call my local bank down the street because the number automatically forwards me to the customer service line. If I want to talk to a person at the physical branch, I have to go into the bank and get the direct number to their private line. A bit ridiculous if you ask me, but it's the way business is going these days it seems.

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Hi.

When downloading an app, I checked the box to not open the Store app when clicking an available app. I thought it would give me an alternative and that I could easily change the choice back if needed. That is not the case.

I've tried the advice I found so far, deleting the local cache and running commands in the PowerShell and they haven't worked.

Does anyone have an idea to get me back to opening the Store? Right now it just hangs if I launch it and it does nothing when I click Free at the app download GUI.

Thanks for your help.

kev

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Lots of things Microsoft related are timing out and inaccessible right now.

Answer:Is Microsoft.com and Windows Store down for everyone else?

Not here..?
Sent from mTalk on Windows 10 Phone

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Have a laptop with Windows 10. as of this am, not much of anything will start.. Windows Edge when started blinks screen, and then goes away, as does Microsoft Solitaire Collection, and most other games I have tried. Other apps seem to be ok, and when I went into perfmon /reports, it says that a "service has ended abnormally", and solution is to restart service. I would if I knew which service is not running. I looked under recovery, and there is an option to RESET PC, but says although files will be kept all apps and settings will be gone, so I don't think I want to run that.. tried to run sfc /scannow, and It comes back and says I have to be admin to run, but my user id HAS admin access.. reboot doesn't help, all comes back normal, but same results with trying to get anything to run.. When I initially installed WIndows 10 I know that I had enabled system protection and created restore points, but can't even try that now, as it says that there are no more restore points out there, and system protection was turned off.. I didn't turn it off, so really am at a loss with next step to try. There must be something I can run to do a repair of Windows 10, or is there an app available out there to purchase that will do this, or am I pretty much out of luck?

After spending time on this,,, sfc /scannow works,, dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth now work...Went into troubleshooting and did troubleshooting on Windows Store Application.. it chugs a long time, and ... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Store Apps won't run

Hi frustrated.
I think major upgrades turn off system protection so you need to check that after ever cumulative update.
I think the store cache corruption is a common issue and may have been the result is the recent widespread issue with system restore. My store cache is corrupted also but my store still works. Very strange.

In order to run SFC you need to select command prompt run as admin and you need to run it three times with a reboot each time.
SFC Command - Run in Windows 10
If it can not repair everything then you'll need to run DISM and then try SFC again.
DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image

If these fail then you might be able to set everything right (except the store cache) by doing a repair in place install. You can choose to save all your apps and data. Take a look at the tutorial.
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
Be sure to backup all of your data just in case anything goes wrong.

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Does anybody know if you can phone upgrade at a microsoft store as in turning in your current lumia for a newer lumia without having to start a 2 yr contract. I've heard of ppl who've turned in their l920 their in return for a 1520 and only paying $99

Answer:Microsoft Store Trade In??

I think it's best if you call a Microsoft Store employee since they would be able to help you better than us.

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Would they be able to fix a bricked 520 ? If so is it free or cost money?
I tried to downgrade from TP and it gave me an error.

Answer:Microsoft Store fix bricked 520

You should be able to reflash that yourself. You typically can't brick the boot loader (like never) and providing that still runs you can reflash the phone using the new Windows 8 Lumia Recovery Tool

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I keep getting error code 0x80072EFD.
This problem was happening before I updated to Windows 10 and is still giving me this error code after I updated.
Can Someone please assist me in resolving this issue?

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I just bought a lumia 950 from the microsoft store in the US does it have dual sim as described on the store specs page?

Answer:Lumia 950 from the microsoft store in the US

Yes, it should have it.
The only way to not have a dual sim one is if you bought the AT&T Lumia 950.

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Here is a teaser for the experts.

I recently purchased an MS Surface Book and cannot download anything from the MS Store. This came about after MS did a Win 10 upgrade from 1607 to 1703.

When I click on ?Get The App? it opens a splash screen showing the MS Shopping Bag logo but it closes within a second. It happens with any ?Get The App? button on any app download window. I have checked all the usual suspects as listed here.

I have restarted the laptop but that did not fix it.

I logged out and back in again and that did not fix it.

I tried WSRESET but that failed, the error said ??ms-windows-storePurgeCaches?the app did not start??.

I opened Control Panel then under ?System and Security?, I clicked on ?Fix Problems with Windows Update? and let it run. That did not fix it.

I tried resetting Windows Update by turning off Windows Update in services, renaming the Software Distribution folder, then restarting Windows Update in Services but that did not work either.

I have tried logging using both my MS account ID and Password and also Locally, but neither of these allow downloads.

I tried using Edge, IE and Chrome, downloads did not work.

Any other downloads I try NOT from the MS store all work OK.

I did an on-line chat with MS and gave the tech control of my laptop. He tried all the things that I tried but he could not fix the problem either.

He opened a Ticket for me, the number is 13954952690 but when I checked yesterday the ticket was closed, Grrr?.

The tech also ... Read more

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I can't launch Microsoft Store on my mother's laptop. It's running Windows 10, version 10.0.14393. The laptop is only about a year old.

Whenever I try to launch the store, I just get hourglassing. I've let it go as long as 45 minutes and it never gets launched.

What can I do to resolve this?

Answer:Microsoft Store won't launch

First try the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter as Admin at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\All Categories. Also run sfc /scannow form an Admin command prompt, do a full PC restart and report back what you find.

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Everytime i try to open the store/download an app it crashes. I have reset my laptop and it worked for a few brief moments then afterwords the store would no longer work again. I got this laptop about three days ago and i have been having problems with the microsoft store since. Please help!!

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I just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and I decided to add an app. I clicked on the store app and then picked the app I wanted and then clicked on Free. A menu came up that said choose account so I clicked on Microsoft Account and a screen popped up for about one second and then was gone. I then went up to the upper right hand of the screen and clicked on the icon to the left of the search window and clicked on Sign In, then I clicked on Microsoft Account and the same thing happened again, a screen popped up and then in a second it was gone. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this?
Below is the screen I see for a few seconds before it goes away.
Also, when I go into Setting/Account and click on "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" the same thing happens.

Answer:I cannot login to the Microsoft Store

I think I am the only person using Windows 10 that has this problem. The people I have talked to at Microsoft have not idea why this is happening. As it is now the apps portion of Windows 10 is useless for me, I might as well go back to Windows 7.

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i resetted my microsoft lumia now i dont have windows store to download apps pls help say what to do

Answer:How do I get the store on my Microsoft Lumia?

Reset again and see if u get it. Or just go on google and search... If other apps have store links which lead to store. I'm sure store will have a link for itself to store lol ... Lol ..

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ive been having problems with the store. not able to install new addons. a message said theres a problem with the store you need to fix it..so i go and open the dialog box..but it just hangs there without opening. anyone else have same problem? whats up with that

Answer:microsoft store glitch

Last time I had that problem, I turned off Firewall until APP was installed. turning firewall on after APP installation didn't prevent it from working.

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Hi Folk,
We are planning to add a quality application about world map quiz. Its almost completed letting me know that how to make it live on windows 8 store and its promotion as well.

Thanks
Mazhar

Answer:How to add app into microsoft windows 8 store

Hello Mazhar, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Here you go:

Overview of publishing an app to the Windows Store (Windows)

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IDM extension is now available in Microsoft store. Although you can't find it when you search on the store, you can click on the store link and download it.
 

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Hi, first sorry for my english.
I have problem on any microsoft store web pages(EN,IR,FR,DE...). First page is open ok,( http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=mycgFHCq ) then i want to go Windows phone or other pages, I get this:
I try in Edge, Mozilla, Opera, always get this. This is hapened me about 5 days ago. Only change is Microsoft update. I downgrade and is same.
I clear cache, cookies in browsers, is the same. Can you help me?

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I just downloaded Windows 10 yesterday and I am encountering a problem with the Microsoft Store. I am trying to download a few apps. When I am on the app page, I click the "Free" button, which I assume is the download button, and nothing happens. I don't get any error messages, nothing downloads, nothing pops up, simply nothing happens when I try to download apps from the store. Is anyone else encountering this problem and does anyone know a fix to this issue I am having? Thanks!

Update: I have a new and possibly related problem. I am trying to enable Cortana and it is telling me I need to sign into my Microsoft account first. So I click the sign in button in the search menu, and then nothing happens. Also, when I go into my account settings, there is an option that says "Sign in with a Microsoft Account Instead," and as expected, when I click this, absolutely nothing happens.

Also, I tried signing into the store. When I click the person icon, there is a drop down that includes an option to sign into my account. When I click this, also as expected, nothing happens. I am beginning to think this is a larger problem.

Answer:Microsoft Store Issue

I just tried it on my 'puter and clicking on a free app D/L's it.
Its like a quick flash and I see nothing going on. Then check in all apps and it is there.

Check is all apps to see if yours is listed.

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I just bought a lumia 950 from the microsoft store in the US does it have dual sim as described on the store specs page?

Answer:umia 950 from the microsoft store in the US

It will be dual sim unless you bought the AT&T model. Both are available from the MS website, but the AT&T version is single sim.

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I just setup a few more user accounts on Win10. I'm pretty sure I had them all setup correctly but I can't seem to download anything on the 2 new accounts. There setup for my 2 youngest kids and don't want them on my desktop. Mostly because all the crap they download irritates me. LOL. But anyhow, this is the screen I get and I can't proceed.

Any ideas?

Answer:Issues Getting stuff from the Microsoft Store

By any chance do you have UAC off? If so, try turning it on. No guarantees...

You can try this:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/window...for-windows-10

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When I try to install a game from the Microsoft store on my laptop, it fails, tells me to check my network connection even though my connection is fine, then gives me an error code: 0x800704C6. Would like help!
 

Answer:Microsoft store download problem

Are trying to do this with a MS account or a local one?
 

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Is there a way to change it back to how it looked before the update? If it didn't have the colored squares, I wouldn't care, but as it is now, I don't like it.

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I have been trying upgrade again to Windows 8.1 from 8.0.  8.0 was pre-installed on my Toshiba L875D-S7332 Satellite Laptop. This is being loaded through the windows store. Based on the loading bar it loads 8.1 about 1/2 way and then I get this error
message.  0xc0000142.  Can someone tell me what is likely cause and if there is a fix.  I have hit Try again and it stops at the same point and with the same error message

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Where did the Microsoft Store app go? Searching the store does not bring it up. I search on Bing and got the link from the Windows Phone Store web site. However, it tells me it is not available for my device. Im using a Nokia Lumia 920 and live in the US. Im certain my location is set to US. Any help?

Answer:Microsoft Store app for Windows Phone?

The app was discontinued.

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Hey guys! I have a Lumia 950xl that I got on day one. I went a few months without a screen protector and got some pretty deep scratches in my phone. Does anyone know if the Microsoft stores does in store screen replacement and what the cost is?

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Microsoft Store Launched in India http://www.microsoftstore.co.in/

Answer:Microsoft Store launched in India

But is it directly managed by MS?

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Posting this here as both a question and FYI for anyone that may run into this in the future. Last November, I purchased Windows 10 Pro (full retail) from the Microsoft Store as a digital download. I found it strange that they did not send me a key, so no problem I'll just use Produkey to extract it and store it somewhere safe if I ever have to do a re-install.

Well fast forward to yesterday. I recently built a new system (specs in sig), and to make a long story short I went through LITERAL HELL with Microsoft to get this re-activated. The key I extracted from the previous install was blocked due to the hardware changes. I think.. oh ok, no problem.. I'll just activate by phone.... WRONG. It still failed. I ended up calling Microsoft support, got transferred 4 times, and finally got to a nice young lady that remoted into my machine and fixed the issue for me and got the system activated.

So upon further research.. Microsoft has changed the way they do the licensing a bit for Windows 10. I have what I believe is called a "digital entitlement" which is basically locked to the hardware it was installed on. At first they told me I would have to buy another copy of Windows 10 and I was furious and demanded a supervisor, at which point they realized I had bought a legitimate copy and proceeded with getting it activated. This may be old news for some, but posting my experience and what I uncovered anyhow.

So here's my question.. is the Produkey method ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Microsoft Store purchase - where's the key?

The product key is likely a generic key because as you said the licensing is done via digital entitlement. It's very similar to how product keys on OEM activated computers are basically generic, place-holder keys.

The nice part about digital entitlement is that you can reinstall without typing in a key, you just skip they key and if the system was already activated the new install will activate as well. The bad part, as you encountered, is that the store purchase, just like the free Windows 10 upgrades, you don't actually get a key if you want to move it (if you're even legally able to).

Regarding your issue, when you bought the 10 license originally did you see a EULA that mentioned transferring to a new computer?

I just tried to find some EULA information for the version of 10 purchased from their store and I cannot find any. I really don't know what the restriction is for transferring.
 

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I have 2 laptops running windows 10 version 1709 that managed to develop issues almost the same time :

Laptop 1 : Lately managed to hide a lot of store apps icons and tiles from start menu but I can still run them from store itself also leaving at the bottom of start screen a non operational app called ms-resource:appDisplayName .

Laptop 2 : Lately managed to stuck at load screen of ALL apps and never proceed .

I have tried :
1 - Microsoft Store Troubleshooter from here (Nothing)
2 - Signing off then back on to Store (Nothing)
3 - Wsreset Command (Nothing)
4 - Reinstalled Apps (Same thing)
5 - Tried Tweeking.com Windows Repair AIO , tried Store Fix , Permissions Fix , Services Permissions Fix , Then All Fixes (Nothing)
6 - Updated graphics drivers

Now I am running out of options , what else is suggested ?

Answer:Microsoft Store Hell Corner

Use CCleaner /choose tools and delete the ones you do not want.

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Ereader apps. RE: latest Barnes and Noble numbers aren't good, especially there flagging Nook ebook platform. I'm invested in the nook platform a bit more than most (get the occasional comic book from there, a handful of books), and it's pleasant. But failing.
And I have no desire to feed the Amazon platform.
Years ago MS invested (and has since divested) in the Nook platform. I was hopeful that Microsoft would eventually just purchase that whole division outright. That's no longer a thing I'm betting.
What are the chances of some Microsoft branded/developed ebook platform? Microsoft has music, movies, and video games... they're missing out on rounding out the media pickings without a book front these days (imo, I guess). And again, not that it's a driving reason per se, but I'm not an Amazon person.
Any musings? Thoughts? Hopes that Microsoft might pick something up that'll "patch" this? Or are ebooks more niche than I think (or, too niche for MS to be concerned about)?
Looking forward to responses,
From: Someone Wanting to Read

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Was at the Microsoft Store today and they had a Windows 8 preview on a Samsung tablet. Amazing is the last word I would use. It was incredible. No way this translates well for a desktop, but it certainly works well on the tablet. Not to say it won't be nice, just not the same great experience as on the tablet. Not to mention while I was there, one of the store reps greeted the customers to a demonstration, which I thought was pretty good marketing. Just thought I'd share.

Answer:Windows 8 Microsoft Store Atlanta

Maybe I'll stop by my MS store and see if they have one there.

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after setting up my htc 8s. I can not download apps from Microsoft Store. That i must have to input my windows activation code before proceeding.
My location is Nigeria.
Please help. Its urgent.

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

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

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Are Microsoft store apps legal? Never thought I would ask that question. I see a lot of free movie apps being offered. The ad you see at the top could pay for the movies. I find very odd though. Especially, since some of free movies are also available for rent or purchase at the Microsoft store.

Answer:Are Microsoft store apps legal?

The apps are not necessarily illegal anymore than owning or using a gun is necessarily illegal. Owning it or using it may be illegal of course depending on your country of residence.

I am surprised that MS host such tools though - poor vetting?

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I had Just installed Windows 10 as a clean install over linux and i wanted to install apps but i had no windows 10 store and i had to use internet explorer to get a different browser because Microsoft Edge is nowhere to be found

Answer:just installed Win 10 and i got no Store Or Microsoft Edge

What version did you install? Was it by chance N or KN?

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Hi,

The Microsoft Store on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 14 / Windows 10 version 1607) does not work. A screen capture is included in this post. The issue started a few weeks ago, before the last few updates. I have attempted several fixes that I have found on the Internet, all with no success. I have done the clear and reset fix - i.e. wsreset.exe. I have done several power shell command fixes with no success. The last thing I did was a system file system check - i.e. sfc /scannow and everything was fine. The issue occurs even on a newly created user. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Ricardo

Answer:Microsoft Store does not work on Windows 10

Hello Ricardo and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if the Store troubleshooter may be able to help.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

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Is there a way to change it back to how it looked before the update? If it didn't have the colored squares, I wouldn't care, but as it is now, I don't like it.

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Curious if anyone has tried this service. Seems like a lot of newbie problems can be fixed here ... and for free.

Get Free Windows PC Tech Support and Malware Removal at Your Local Microsoft Store

What You Can Get For Free

This service is a part of Microsoft?s in-store ?Answer Desk? service. Think of it a bit like the Genius Bar at an Apple Store ? yes, those Microsoft Stores feel very modelled on Apple Stores.
The Answer Desk website allows you to choose a nearby store and make a free appointment. Drop in and a ?Service Advisor? will offer some free services for any Windows laptop, no matter where you purchased it.
Free services include ?extended diagnostics,? ?software repair or support,? ?virus and malware removal,? and ?PC tune-ups.? For comparison, just the ?Virus and spyware removal? costs $199.99 if you go to Best Buy?s Geek Squad instead.
We recommend against using the Geek Squad, obviously. You can service your computer on your own. But, if you do want some professional help, you can get it for free. And, if you have relatives you live near a Microsoft Store and they ask you to help remove malware from their PCs and make it run faster, you can tell them to take it to a Microsoft Store and have Microsoft do the work so you can avoid the frustration and save your own time.

There?s always a catch. Microsoft Stores are retail stores where they want to make money, not service locations operated only for the benefit of their customers. They do offer some paid services,... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Store Tech Support

It can't hurt to try, but I'd prefer finding support online or having a trusted, tech-savvy friend look at it first. In theory, they should be experts on their own products, so much of it will depend on the particular agent you are dealing with. If I had a relative that I couldn't get to easily, I'd probably suggest it, because the people at Best Buy's Geek Squad are clueless.

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Hi everyone
I disklike the whole "App" and "Store" type of concept anyway for software distribution - but at least on a Smart phone it seems to work.

Microsoft seems totally to have hosed up its store App - which certainly doesn't endear its reputation to people who didn't like the idea in the first place.

Seems that there is no SEARCH facility -- so if you are looking for Free games you just have to go to what's on the screen and scroll forever -- and they aren't even in alphabetical order either.

Then you can't exit the application until you go into the chams bar START and finally you can only close the store app from the little icon at the TOP left of the screen before going back to the desktop.

What a pile of Dog poo. Surely even a 6 year old kid could have designed something a bit more flexible and certainly omission of a Search renders the whole application totally useless.

Enc screenshot . At least in a VM you can still get at the snipping tool !!! as the VM app isn't metro even in the VM itself is running a metro app. !!

Note : No search and games listed not in alphabetical order.
Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Microsoft store app -- No Search and it Hangs

Yeah, I didn't find a search either. I decided I just didn't care as I didn't want these Metro apps anyway.

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My Windows 10 desktop won't load the Microsoft app store. I would really like some help since my internet connection is fine along with my time and region. Cortana also isn't helping or even opening up

Answer:Why won't the microsoft app store open and load?

Have you run the troubleshooter? Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps - Windows Help -

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Hello, I was receiving an error whenever I attempted to install an application via the Microsoft Store after receiving my brand new Surface Book. I found a fix to my specific issue here. The relevant bits are:

Code:
As you are unable to install an app from the Windows store, I suggest you to try the below and check if it helps.Method 1: Run WSReset.exe .

Press Windows+R key to open Run boxEnter wsreset.exe in the Run command and then tap or click OK.Restart your computer and check.
If resetting Windows Store cache does not help. Try the below,
Method 2: Re-register Windows Store by running the following commands in a CMD window started as Administrator:
Follow the below steps.

Open the Start menu, type Windows PowerShell in the search bar.Right click on the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.Then enter the chkdsk command
​PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest

After running #3 in method 2 the Windows Store wouldn't even start. So based on what I was seeing I tried what was suggested at this link, relevant bits below:

Code:
Now, use the Add-AppxPackage command to reinstall the Windows Store. Use the following command:Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\<PackageFullName>" ?DisableDevelopmentMode

That didn't work, and using PowerShell I discovered ... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Store is broken in Windows 10 and I can't fix it

Hi, you can (apparently- I've not tried it) remove store from current user or all users, but this is NOT RECOMMENDED
See:
Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
(To remove Store app from current account only - NOT RECOMMENDED)
Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

(To remove Store app from all current accounts - NOT RECOMMENDED)
Code:

Get-appxpackage -allusers | where-object {$_.packagename -like "*windowsstore*"} | remove-appxpackage
(To remove Store app from new accounts created afterwards - NOT RECOMMENDED)
Code:
Get-appxprovisionedpackage ?online | where-object {$_.packagename ?like "*windowsstore*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage ?online

Naturally you're welcome to try and see how far you get, but I suspect you will end up doing a (relatively painless) in place upgrade install: I've seen a number of people struggling with apparently confined defects (myself included) for which one might think there should be an easy fix, and waste a considerable amount of time doing so.

Note that typically used Powershell commands from build 10586 break things rather than fix them now. Frustrating.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

You could of course try the following well-known sequence from an elevated (admin) Command Prompt, but I suspect the answer will end up as an in-place repair install- sledgehammer approach.

SFC /scannow

To open an admin Command Prompt window
Press... Read more

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Are Microsoft store apps legal? Never thought I would ask that question. I see a lot of free movie apps being offered. The ad you see at the top could pay for the movies. I find very odd though. Especially, since some of free movies are also available for rent or purchase at the Microsoft store.

Answer:Are Microsoft store apps legal?

The apps are not necessarily illegal anymore than owning or using a gun is necessarily illegal. Owning it or using it may be illegal of course depending on your country of residence.

I am surprised that MS host such tools though - poor vetting?

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Is there a search function in the Microsoft Store? Or aren't there enough apps to bother with a search?

Answer:Is there a search function in the Microsoft Store?

Yes. When in the store bring up the charms bar and click/tap on "Search". Seems to work fine.

-Max :-)

Search in Windows 8

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Is the Microsoft edge updatable through the store or is it only updatable through the windows update ??

Answer:Is Microsoft Edge updatable through the store

Edge is a Store app and can be updated through the Windows Store. This is so they can update it more often without having to update the entire computer.

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Hi all.
Been a long while since I've needed to fix a Windows PC -- thanks to the tech gods, I guess.
Family member's HDD failed.
Installed a replacement HDD.
Installed Windows 10 using Windows Creation Tool.
They had no record of their Windows activation code; so, I was worried about having to buy a new copy of Windows.

I was very happy to see that the newly installed copy of Windows is automatically activated. Is Microsoft using the motherboard or something else to identify the PC as the owner of genuine copy of Windows?

Just wondering how license management works at Microsoft these days. Thank you!

Answer:How does Microsoft store activation credentials?

I recently bought a secondhand Windows 7 Professional Laptop, lovingly restored back to Windows 7 with the Pawnbroker's own Legitimate reinstallation system, using the OEM COA product key.

When I clean installed Windows 10 Pro on the machine, it activated with a digital license, without my, or anybody else's Microsoft Account being used.

There must have been a previous installation or upgrade on the machine, linked to its hardware. Specifically, the motherboard, but with some small contribution from Processor, Network Adapter, installed memory etc., it has been said. The main HDD or SSD storage has very little weighting in the hardware contribution to the PCs digital identity, or "Hardware hash" as it is sometimes known, it seems.

But you are right: the PC is the "Owner" of the digital entitlement, in much the same way that the PC "owns" an OEM preinstalled software and OS, and they cannot be independently transferred.

In the case of Windows 10, if the Microsoft account is linked to the digital license, then Microsoft usually will allow you to transfer the license to another machine, at least by telephone licensing support if automatic transfer activation does not occur. The Microsoft account linked to the digital license is the record of activation stored by Microsoft that the user can refer to if there are difficulties in transferring the license.

Potentially, if my laptop was installed with Windows 10 by someone with a digital licence ... Read more

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Whenever I attempt to access Microsoft Store I receive a message stating that I do not appear to be connected to be online.   I am!

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When logging into the microsoft store i receive an error message 0x80131505 page could not be loaded please try again later.  How can I solve this problem?  I am not able to go into yahoo mail or any other search engine site.

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After upgrading to Windows 10, I've found that I have lost all of my apps and the Store. And along with that, I also did not receive Microsoft Edge.

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I did an install on one machine where it got rid of all my apps (fine by me) and am able to enjoy the Windows store tile along with several other tiles it automatically installed where updates are received automatically.

mail
social media
photos
finance
etc...
I then installed another version (Windows 8 Pro instead of Window 8) which kept all my apps. Unfortunately, I have been going crazy for the better part of a day trying to get the Windows store tile to work and connect to the store where I can download the apps I mentioned above.

You just click it (both are on desktops), and absolutely nothing happens.

I've tried everything all the searches online suggested and none work.

I have 4 GB of memory, a display which is much greater thanb 1024x768. I have an ATI Radeon graphics card with the most updated driver. This is the same exact card in tthe other machine...

What I need is a solid answer my it's not working and what I need to do to get it to work.

Any real help would be appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft Store tile not working

btw, I also set the UAC settings to their normal default settings and also didn't work.

This is a lot of "bull" because the pc that is able to get into the Windows Store has its setting turned off. I then did the same for the machine that is causing me the problems.

I just can't believe that their isn't a definitive answer out there what is causing this issue. The issue is all over the web, but with no distinct way of fixing it.

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The Office Store, Microsoft?s integrated product into Office 2013 is open. Office's new web apps come from the Office Store, where you can purchase add-ins or install free tools. The program became available this week to users with a Microsoft account and a preview version of Office, SharePoint or Exchange. For developers, the store presents a new and large opportunity to increase their income through sales.

rest of story is here:Microsoft loves its stores: launches the Office Store

app store is here:Store - Office.com

TC

Answer:Microsoft opens it's Office store

Thanks, TC. Not very many right now, but there's a few I will use.

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Hi, I've been running Windows 10 for a couple of months without any real problems. I've downloaded a couple of free games from the Microsoft store. I recently ran a registry clean up program that deleted a number of empty files, folders and registry keys. Since then my two games have disappeared and when I select Store from the dialogue box I get a brief screen flash then nothing else happens. I've found the store using my browser (Chrome) and tried to download the games again using the 'get game' button but nothing happens. I have cleared the store cache but this doesn't help.

I've not got any antivirus running except Defender. Tried a restore to a couple of days ago but it failed! Have checked region, date and time, all correct.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Microsoft Store not working anymore

A registry cleaner can cause a lot of issues as you have discovered and usually they do not need to be run

On the restore - what was the error message?

do you have older restore points , you could try ?
 

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Hi! ^_^
I'll give you my experiences with the new Store for shorts:
Many of my friends and relatives are buying copies of Windows 10 and they wanted me to install it on their PCs with all the software they need. Everything went perfect until I had the great idea of login into the Store with my very own Microsoft account just to install a couple of Store apps they wanted me to install.
Now, my problem is that I have 5 different devices from different people with my Microsoft account saved. I mean, I went to the Store and logged out my account, but still it's showing when you want to login to another account and, if you click it, it logins into my account again without even requesting for a password!
I'm pretty concern about this problem because I don't want them to install new Store using my account by mistake since I would lost control of my account's library.
I hope you can help me with this riddle. Thanks in advance. :3

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I had Just installed Windows 10 as a clean install over linux and i wanted to install apps but i had no windows 10 store and i had to use internet explorer to get a different browser because Microsoft Edge is nowhere to be found

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Microsoft Store won't connect to the internet. I am on the internet but it repeatedly said my computer isnt connected. I've searched my computer for the Windows Update to try and fix it that way and it has magically disappeared and I dont know how to re-download it. I need help bad. Thank you.

Answer:Microsoft Store won't connect to the Internet

It sounds like you may have a corrupted install.
I would highly recommend reinstalling windows.

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I still have the icon for MS Store in my taskbar, but it no longer works. Clicking on it does nothing. When I click the START button, the MS Store App is grayed out.

Any suggestions on how to get this running again?

Answer:Microsoft Store No Longer Opens

Holydoc said:

I still have the icon for MS Store in my taskbar, but it no longer works. Clicking on it does nothing. When I click the START button, the MS Store App is grayed out.

Any suggestions on how to get this running again?



Hi there

You should be so lucky !!! I HATE those store things.

It should work though -- just try to search in your search from the windows menu Store and you can probably re-install it again.

(Why you would want to is another issue --but that's your choice !!!).

Cheers
jimbo

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Hello, I was receiving an error whenever I attempted to install an application via the Microsoft Store after receiving my brand new Surface Book. I found a fix to my specific issue here. The relevant bits are:

Code:
As you are unable to install an app from the Windows store, I suggest you to try the below and check if it helps.Method 1: Run WSReset.exe .

Press Windows+R key to open Run boxEnter wsreset.exe in the Run command and then tap or click OK.Restart your computer and check.
If resetting Windows Store cache does not help. Try the below,
Method 2: Re-register Windows Store by running the following commands in a CMD window started as Administrator:
Follow the below steps.

Open the Start menu, type Windows PowerShell in the search bar.Right click on the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.Then enter the chkdsk command
​PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest
After running #3 in method 2 the Windows Store wouldn't even start. So based on what I was seeing I tried what was suggested at this link, relevant bits below:

Code:
Now, use the Add-AppxPackage command to reinstall the Windows Store. Use the following command:Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\<PackageFullName>" ?DisableDevelopmentMode
That didn't work, and using PowerShell I discovered the ... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Store is broken in Windows 10 and I can't fix it

Hi, you can (apparently- I've not tried it) remove store from current user or all users, but this is NOT RECOMMENDED
See:
Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
(To remove Store app from current account only - NOT RECOMMENDED)
Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

(To remove Store app from all current accounts - NOT RECOMMENDED)
Code:

Get-appxpackage -allusers | where-object {$_.packagename -like "*windowsstore*"} | remove-appxpackage
(To remove Store app from new accounts created afterwards - NOT RECOMMENDED)
Code:
Get-appxprovisionedpackage ?online | where-object {$_.packagename ?like "*windowsstore*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage ?online

Naturally you're welcome to try and see how far you get, but I suspect you will end up doing a (relatively painless) in place upgrade install: I've seen a number of people struggling with apparently confined defects (myself included) for which one might think there should be an easy fix, and waste a considerable amount of time doing so.

Note that typically used Powershell commands from build 10586 break things rather than fix them now. Frustrating.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

You could of course try the following well-known sequence from an elevated (admin) Command Prompt, but I suspect the answer will end up as an in-place repair install- sledgehammer approach.

SFC /scannow

To open an admin Command Prompt window
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I bought a Win 8.1 standard license from the Microsoft Store a few months ago and downloaded the ISO. I am now doing a clean install and want to make sure the ISO from which I do the install already has Update1 built into it.

If I re-download the ISO from Microsoft using my product key, will the current ISO have Update1 built in? Or will I still have to get the update from Windows Update after installation? Thanks.

Answer:Win 8.1 ISO from Microsoft Store includes Update1?

Open the ISO with 7-zip - extract DISM.exe from the sources folder.

Check properties ...if under details it says Version: 6.3.9600.17031 - you have update 1.

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Windows 8.1 64bit is my OS.
I recently did a system refresh.
Since doing the system refresh I am unable to open Microsoft store. I did all the steps from this http://windowsinstructed.com/troubleshoot-windows-store-i...

I then went to this http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows8_...
this link was on the previous article. I did a sfc scan and the result was windows did not find any integrity violations. The article said that if I got that result to try step 2 or ask a professional for help. I didn't run the DISM scan. Do you think I should run it?
On my apps screen by the Microsoft store tile the word error appears. I also have error by a lot of other titles too many tiles to list. I don't know if that information will help to solve the issue.
When I click on the store title it blinks for a few seconds then disappears.
On the start screen there is a white circle with a black X in the lower right corner of the tile.

How do I get the store to open?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Unable to Open Microsoft Store

Did UAC get disabled?

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