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How to find games I've downloaded from Microsoft Store (Windows 10)

Question: How to find games I've downloaded from Microsoft Store (Windows 10)

Hi All,

I need help finding the folder for the games I downloaded from the Microsoft Store in Windows 10. It gets annoying finding games through the search tool and having them pinned to my taskbar would also be inconvenient. I would rather they were in a folder. Does anyone know how to get them all into one folder? I've tried..

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Answer: How to find games I've downloaded from Microsoft Store (Windows 10)

If they are xbox app games they are listed and can be launched via the xbox app.

For a list of all your downloaded app games, click the store app, click your account photo on the upper right of your screen and click "my library", all your game downloads will be there, you can then click on a game and then click open to play it.

TC

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Hi All,

I need help finding the folder for the games I downloaded from the Microsoft Store in Windows 10. It gets annoying finding games through the search tool and having them pinned to my taskbar would also be inconvenient. I would rather they were in a folder. Does anyone know how to get them all into one folder? I've tried..

Answer:How to find games I've downloaded from Microsoft Store (Windows 10)

If they are xbox app games they are listed and can be launched via the xbox app.

For a list of all your downloaded app games, click the store app, click your account photo on the upper right of your screen and click "my library", all your game downloads will be there, you can then click on a game and then click open to play it.

TC

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Games from store will download but in most cases when i click on the tile for the game the opening screen will come up and after a few seconds it minimizes its self and that is the end of it. No Microsoft games will play and very few non Microsoft games will play.

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I installed a few free games from the store. There are no links for instructions. F1 does not produce help.
Shuriken Ninja is one in particular game.

Does someone have tips or suggestions.
Thank you

Answer:Directions for games downloaded from Store

How to play you mean?

Just downloaded it and installed...

It shows up in the start screen. That's how you get it to work...

The purpose of the game is to try to hit the red target. aim with your mouse, and click the left mouse button to shoot.

It took me about a minute to figure out.

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Hello forum members.

I've searched the tutorial section of this forum yet I'm still unable to find this simple answer; How do I access a game after downloading from the Store. The Store site states I've downloaded a game although the games folder on my computer is empty.

I know the answer to this problem will be a simple one.

This is quite frustrating....please any help is much appreciated.

Answer:How to access games once downloaded from the Store

Downloaded Apps do note store downloaded programs same way or place as desktop programs.

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I bought a game about 2 or 3 years ago and i wanted to play it again. I found it and can open it but I wanted to make a shortcut of it. The thing is for the life of me I cannot find out how to find it in my computers files to make a shortcut of the game. I have been looking online for an hour now and I'm getting frustrated.

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Answer:I downloaded pinterest app from store and now can't find it....

Snoopy_dog wrote:I have nothing to add here.When you go to the Start Menu and type Pinterest, does anything appear?  

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Guys I only have about 24 gig free on my windows SSD drive after installing windows 10, I want to purchase Gears Of War from the Microsoft Store but I cant find out how to specify where this game will download and install. Does anyone know? Thanks in advance!!!!
 

Answer:Just installed Windows 10, where do games install from the Microsoft Store?

Should be able to pull up the Settings App >system>storage. There will be an option to change the save location for app's.
 

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Hi - this user accounts area has stumped me - can you help?
I have downloaded a number of games from the Microsoft store. But on my pc I have a child user account for my three children via the Microsoft family accounts windows 10 online software.
How do I make the games I have downloaded on the admin account available to the children's accounts on the pc? Presumably there is a better way than downloading it in each childs account?
Cheers
shalamar

Answer:Access to downloaded store games for all user accounts?

You'd like to think so but as far as I know, no. You have to install them separately for each account.

You can share the same store logon (so you don't have to buy them again) but you have to download separately for each account as it puts data on different place on the disk for each user.

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/hen...h-your-family/

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I see them on games but cannot open them, free cell spider solitaire

Answer:I downloaded Windows 10, now my microsoft games I had on previous Windows cannot get. Where could they be?

Ya the shortcuts are still there, but Microsoft removed all the programs themselves, and added a Modern App called Microsoft Solitaire Collection, it should be pre-installed, if for some reason its not download it from the store. That has Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, Freecell, and two new games. However for games like Mahjong, and Minesweeper, you'll need to get them from the store. Hope this helps!

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Answer:I can't find FIFA 14 in WIndows Store. Did Microsoft removed the game? :(

Yep, they did.
Sent from my dark knight 1320

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I cannot find the shutdown operation or the Microsoft games I was using before updating to Windows 10. How do I find these applications?

Answer:How do I find the Microsoft games after updating to Windows 10?

If you click on the Windows button on the lower left-hand part of the screen, you will see what's referred to as the Start Menu. It will have the power button to give you shutdown options and it will also have the Store, where you can find games to install.

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Dell Dimension 8200
Pentium 4
40GB hard drive
RAM 768
WinXP Home
The download box gave no choice of where to send the download--just said "C:\Documents~ \Hoyle Card Games," and I couldn't expand it to find out where the setup program is. Windows "Search" function couldn't find anything, although the smaller program I had to use to download the game demo was sitting right there inside a folder on my desktop. Maybe something is wrong with Search, but I have no idea how to fix it.
Every time I clicked on the "fetch" icon for this program, hoping to find a way to see where the setup files had been downloaded to, I got the message that they were being "extracted," but before the extraction (and to where?!) could be completed, my computer hung and I had to press the on/off button to turn it off, so I really want to get rid of this file. Of course, it is not listed in Add Remove or among my program files, so I have no access to its Uninstall. It is supposedly taking up 510.15MB of my hard disk somewhere. I used System Restore to go back a day to before I had anything to do with Hoyle Card Games, and now that original "fetch" icon is gone, but presumably the thing is still eating up space.
I am really disgusted. Can anyone please help?
 

Answer:Holye Card Games: Downloaded, but can't find setup.exe

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I have installed apps from the microsoft /Windows store, I got messages in the upper right of my screen that they were installed, but I haven't been able to find them - no tiles for them. I download the digital nightstand app, but it didn't come up when I did a search of my c drive for "nightstand". Did they get put into a hidden folder?

Answer:microsoft store apps were installed can't see or find them

Hello nrabus, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Check to see if they might be listed on your Apps screen. You may need to scroll the screen left/right some to see all apps.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Cannot find all my favorites from Internet Explorer , I believe I was using. In any event, downloaded Microsoft 10 yesterday and now all my favorites are gone.  Where can I find them? Need a simple solution since Microsoft is suppose to be so user
friendly and I recognize that they do not want users to use internet explorer, but that is what we grew up on.  Thanks for the help.

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I have Restore Windows:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Included:
Microsoft Office 2013 Preview 15.0.4128.1014 (x86x64)

Window tab says:
1.Setup controller has encountered a problem during Installed
2.Please Review the log for further information on the error
3.A repair attempt was unsuccessful or was cancelled

Answer:Microsoft Office Can't Find Licence (After Windowsx64 Re-Store)

I'd call Microsoft support directly on this one.

Ah previews, yeah they don't last forever....

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Hello,

I want to warn gamers about this web site : Cyborg Key Store, also named Windows 7 Key Store. They are liars.

It is really scam ! Never spend your money on it and buy all your Steam games on Steam ! Never trust people who tells you you can get the games at their prices !

Theirs methods? Stealing their own customers and stealing credit cards numbers to buy "gift keys" and to sell them at lower prices.

I tried to get a key from them, and I regret it deeply ... I should have kept my money ...

Now I started a procedure against them and I invite everyone in the same case as me to contact me at : [email protected]

Thank you very much
 

Answer:Never buy your games on Cyborg Key Store (Windows 7 Key Store)

WHHHAAAAT?!

A domain name called windows7keystore.com that sells video games on their main page at a suspiciously low price isn't a good place to enter in credit card information?

EDIT: I have an update from this groundbreaking news!

Copied and paste from their terms of use:

"Acknowledgement

You understand and accept all the terms, delivery and legal information provided by windows7keystore.com, including the risks by continuing and placing an order."
 

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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 open the windows store and a file immediately began to download. It's labeled as "drm". Anyone familiar with this?

Answer:Windows store downloaded something without my knowledge

It looks like there is an e-Book reader that comes up in a search. The only other thing I can think of, is you may have gotten some paid media content and the store was downloading the DRM license for it.

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Something very odd is happening. I tried to install a number of Windows Store apps ---- none of them would download, so I thought I would try again later, it might be a temporary glitch. Then by pure chance I discovered a lot of files from these apps on an external USB drive, drive E, on which I only keep the ISO file from the re-install. They are all together in a folder called Windows apps. None of them will launch from there.

I know of no reason why they would be in E. I expect Store apps to be somewhere in drive C. Where should they be, and how did they manage to get downloaded to E?

Answer:Where are Windows Store apps downloaded to?

Hello clayto,

Store apps are installed to the hidden protected "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" folder by default.

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Hello!
I have two Surfaces Pro 3.
I had to reinstall windows on one of them, and just for try, I installed Windows 8.1 on it (downgraded from W10)
And on Start Screen appeared many downloadable applications (just icons) wich I had installed before ON ANOTHER DEVICE.But one of them was "iNui Air Hockey" .. This app is no available on Store for a year..
But I clicked on it and installed... And now it works.. LOL How is that possible ?? When I click on "rate app" it doesnt work cuz this app is deleted from store.
I think its still on store, but not available for public.Is there any way how to save that app ??? On USB or cut it from app location. I want it later when I install Windows 10 back.
Thank you!

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Something very odd is happening. I tried to install a number of Windows Store apps ---- none of them would download, so I thought I would try again later, it might be a temporary glitch. Then by pure chance I discovered a lot of files from these apps on an external USB drive, drive E, on which I only keep the ISO file from the re-install. They are all together in a folder called Windows apps. None of them will launch from there.

I know of no reason why they would be in E. I expect Store apps to be somewhere in drive C. Where should they be, and how did they manage to get downloaded to E?

Answer:Where are Windows Store apps downloaded to?

Hello clayto,

Store apps are installed to the hidden protected "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" folder by default.

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I am not able to see any results in any of the games categories. Also when searching for a particular game none of the results shown are valid to my search. Is the Windows apps and games store app down our is there a problem with my phone? I have been having this problem at least for a month now. I'm from India.

Answer:Windows apps and games store app down? Shows no results in all of the games categories.

It is currently down for most people for the last few hours, not months though.

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An example is Kodi. I install it from Windows Store. Make a mess, uninstall it and want to reinstall it. Where is it on my HDD so that I can reinstall it without downloading it again. Windows Store knows I have it (it says I own it.)

Answer:Reinstall downloaded Windows Store app without downloading again

Hi macnab

I think this tutorial should help.

Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10

Ken

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se in tempi brevi come una settimana o bisogna aspettare pi settimane o anche mesi

Answer:POGO now available only if downloaded as dowland, when it will be put on store windows?

I mean, if you put on POGO store in a short time, like a week, or later in 2 weeks time or even months

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I'm still relatively new to Win10, having done a clean install on my laptop that had been running Win7 for a few years.

I'm trying to understand if there's any advantage/disadvantage to installing apps from the Windows Store versus installing the regular versions of the same software. For example, I'm a long-time user of portable apps and for years have used the portable version of VLC. However, I saw that there's a VLC app available from the Store. So I installed both versions (i.e. the portable version and the Store app version) and the portable version is clearly more robust and has more features than the app. Such being the case, why would anyone want the Store app version versus the regular or portable version? Is there some advantage to installing the Store apps instead of the regular or portable versions of software? Do the apps install and uninstall at lot cleaner than their non-app counterparts?

Answer:Windows Store apps versus downloaded software

The store aps are "guaranteed" be Microsoft to be virus-free, and they won't clash with Windows 10.

Outside the store, there are many fine diagnostic and maintenance software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware, CCleaner, Win Patrol, CoreTemp, and others. Also, high-tech games (which are sometimes expensive) are available outside the store.

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I'm still relatively new to Win10, having done a clean install on my laptop that had been running Win7 for a few years.

I'm trying to understand if there's any advantage/disadvantage to installing apps from the Windows Store versus installing the regular versions of the same software. For example, I'm a long-time user of portable apps and for years have used the portable version of VLC. However, I saw that there's a VLC app available from the Store. So I installed both versions (i.e. the portable version and the Store app version) and the portable version is clearly more robust and has more features than the app. Such being the case, why would anyone want the Store app version versus the regular or portable version? Is there some advantage to installing the Store apps instead of the regular or portable versions of software? Do the apps install and uninstall at lot cleaner than their non-app counterparts?

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OK, new problem. After restoring my Lumia 1020, The Windows Store app isn't showing me my previous downloaded apps. How do I get my phone to display the apps that I've downloaded from the last backup?

Answer:Windows Store App not Displaying Previously Downloaded Apps

Press the 3 tiny dots in the corner and they will be an option called my apps. It should be there

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I downloaded hike messenger it was downloaded successfully but its not opening.. I restarted my phone for 2 time but still the same issue continuous please tell me how to solve it

Answer:Why are some apps which are downloaded from store are not opening on my Windows phone?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I downloaded hike messenger it was downloaded successfully but its not opening.. I restarted my phone for 2 time but still the same issue continuous please tell me how to solve it Uninstall and then install
It might also be that the apps can no longer run on the os

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It says that I can play on both devices if they are the same platform,they are both 8.1

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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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Have found my way round most of it but not live TV or Radio.

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Have found my way round most of it but not live TV or Radio.

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Hi all

I've just had a real shock. Apparently I downloaded around 1.8 gigs last night (16/9/14 local calendar). That would be a movie or some massive update like I once got from Adobe when I was using Creative Suite.

The "Installed Updates" window shows nothing from last night. My own memory confirms I wasn't watching a movie or consciously downloading anything massive. My Firefox History Bar confirms this.

I'll ask this question like a gumby because thart's what I am. Is there any file Win7 has that logs downloads?

I use mobile broadband to connect to the internet and I've heard of people piggybacking bandwidth, so maybe there's nothing to find on my machine, but if I don't ask, I guess I won't even get a laugh.

Any and all advice gratefully received.

Cheers

ausgumbie

Answer:Can Windows help me find what I've downloaded?

Hi,
As far as I know Ctrl+J will open your downloads in Firefox or Internet explorer,

Also Start and Downloads will show you everything downloaded Use Alt to bring up the Menubar and V-View and Sort by ascending and I believe the latest will be on top,
Cheers.

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The update appears to have removed all my files!

Answer:Downloaded Windows 10. I cant find any of my old files?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question The update appears to have removed all my files! it has been noted that your supposed to back up all filed and documents before proceeding that's why disclaimers are in place you do it at your own risk im afraid :/

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I downloaded canoscan lide 30. When my computer--windows XP--went to install it. I got message that hardware could not be installed because wizard can't find the necessary hardware. I downloaded it, why can't my computer find it?
 

Answer:Windows XP cannot find canoscan after I downloaded it

You can't download hardware.

What is the full and correct name of the software you are trying to install?

And what is the exact error you get when trying to install it?
 

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I have download Windows 7 with digital river. An icon named 'Win7-HP-Retail-en-us-x86' appered on desktop, when i opened it, it says 'unloading box' and put three more files on the desktop. 'Setup1.box' setup2.box' and 'expandedsetup' which is a folder. Ive searched inside and there is no ISO file?
But there is a setup.exe file that when clicked comes up with the windows 7 logo and 'install now' option.

Do i need an ISO file?

Answer:Downloaded Windows 7 but cant find an ISO file?

Hello Eldraw,

This may help.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

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Good evening ladies and gents,

I have been here before and you were able to help me so I request you attention once more. I downloaded sp2 last night but due to the late hour I was unable to install it. Now I can't locate the file to do that actual install. Can someone help me?

Much thanks,

Harold
 

Answer:Windows XP sp2 downloaded but cant find file

Do a search. The filename should be WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe if you downloaded vs. using Windows Update.
 

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As title says. I'm not able to "isolate" just PC games in Windows Store (the icon on taskbar). And I can't find Gears of War, Rise of the Tomb Raider, etc..

Answer:How can I see just PC games on Windows Store?

I can't find Gears of War ( I did yesterday, but not today), but I can find Rise of Tomb Raider by clicking open the Store icon at taskbar and type Rise of the tomb raider in the search bar at top right.

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unable to play HitmanGo and Extreme Landings as before. the games launch only for a moment then disappear. tried removing and installing but still the same. logged into onedrive thinking that may be the reason, still not working.
hope there is an answer,
thanks
Robert

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As title says. I'm not able to "isolate" just PC games in Windows Store (the icon on taskbar). And I can't find Gears of War, Rise of the Tomb Raider, etc..

Answer:How can I see just PC games on Windows Store?

I can't find Gears of War ( I did yesterday, but not today), but I can find Rise of Tomb Raider by clicking open the Store icon at taskbar and type Rise of the tomb raider in the search bar at top right.

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unable to play HitmanGo and Extreme Landings as before. the games launch only for a moment then disappear. tried removing and installing but still the same. logged into onedrive thinking that may be the reason, still not working.
hope there is an answer,
thanks
Robert

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So I am having a huge issue with a game that was moved to a storage device that no longer exists...I keep trying to reinstall the game to another drive and it keeps giving me an error message as it it trying to repair the game on a storage device that doesn't exist.

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As title says. I'm not able to "isolate" just PC games in Windows Store (the icon on taskbar). And I can't find Gears of War, Rise of the Tomb Raider, etc..

Answer:How can I see just PC games on Windows Store?

I can't find Gears of War ( I did yesterday, but not today), but I can find Rise of Tomb Raider by clicking open the Store icon at taskbar and type Rise of the tomb raider in the search bar at top right.

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Hey, I recently received a $100 Windows/Microsoft Store gift card.
When I found something that I wanted to buy, it asked me to give card details, etc, although I do have $100 in my Microsoft account.
It also seems like the "Digital" category is empty or full of free games, no big PC game (Other than Gears of War 4).
Does anyone have any idea if, in fact, there are any good games that I could buy using my Microsoft money?

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Ever since i upgraded to windows 10, there are black bars on each side of the screen when i play! very annoying! :(

Answer:Why do black bars appear while playing games, ever since I downloaded Windows 10?

Is this on PC or mobile?

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Hello,

I had tested Windows 10 a few builds with my Windows 10 Insider account, I just downloaded it again from the link which took me to the RTM download, where do I find the key that was used with the Insider builds?

Unable to activate without this, I wasn't sure if it would realize I was logged into an insider account and activate automatically or not.

Thanks.

Answer:Downloaded Windows 10 from my Insider link, where do I find my key?

Unable to activate without this...



Are you installing Windows 10 on top of your preview version of Windows 10?

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When I try to download a program or file to my Wiindows Vista I am asked to save or run ... I save it and give it a location or folder... it then appears to download it.. the screen is gone and I go to the folder where I saved it. It is not there, folder is empty. I can not find the downloaded program or file. It appears to download it but I can't fiind it.

Answer:can't find downloaded files on Vista Windows

next step is note the download file name and then do a search for it on your hard drive.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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Hi there,

I'm currently using Windows 10 and while browsing the Windows Store, I found some PC games with XBOX logo at the top while the games are showing that it will work on PC.

So, can someone tell me whether such games will work on my PC?

Answer:XBOX Games on Windows Store

yes, I had a few xbox games from the store installed

just means they are tied into the xbox system, so you get achievements etc. with them

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I was just wondering as I am new to Windows 8 and Xbox...can you actually play the games that have the "Xbox" label on top that you download from windows store onto your Tablet/PC on your Xbox?

I checked for some of them in the game download section on the Xbox but could not find them.

Answer:Windows Xbox Store Games

Xbox is becoming the branding for entertainment. Kind of weird but that's where they're going with it because of the success that the Xbox has become. That's why there's Xbox Music.

You can't play Xbox 360 Games on the PC nor can you play Windows games on your 360.

You do have an Xbox gamerscore and that encompasses all your Xbox games, Games for Windows, and Windows 8 games. I remember way back when I saw a friend playing Angry Birds and I was thinking, "there's Angry Birds on the 360???". But he was playing it on his phone. Now there's an Angry Birds for the 360 but it's a compilation with upgraded graphics but it's really expensive.

And you can check what your Xbox friends are doing while on your PC. You can use your Windows 8 PC (or Windows Phone or Android or iOS device) with your Xbox 360 as a SmartGlass device. Functionality ranges from using the SmartGlass device as a remote control for the Xbox, using your smartphone/notebook's keyboard as your 360 keyboard or for added functionality like using the second monitor as a GPS screen for Forza Horizon (a racing game). Like in the karaoke game for the 360, while someone is singing, people could be choosing songs and adding them to the playlist from their smartphone. That way, there's no sitting around while your friend is choosing songs like in a traditional karaoke scenario. You're just jumping from one song to the next with no dead time.

And there's potential for interactivity between an Xbox 360 ... Read more

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I want motor world car factory on my Nokia Lumia windows phone

Answer:How can I get games that are not in Windows Phone app store?

Not, but you could try and contact the developer of the game and ask them if and when they make a windows phone version.

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I would like to ask why the most popular strategy game 'Clash Of Clan' isn't coming to Windows Phone store?

Answer:New games to windows phone store.

This is a fan based News and Discussion site... We can't know that. Ask the game developer. Anything else is just guessing.

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I just opened the store to see if there were any new, free, xbox-enabled games.
To my surprise, there are a bunch of old Windows Phone 7 games.
Did they implement some kind of Windows Phone emulation layer and didn't bother to tell anyone?
I'm not complaining.
It even shows that I own some of them.
JJ

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Hello,
Which of the Metro games should I download from Windows Store for the 11 games in Windows 7?
-Chess Titans
-FreeCell
-Minesweeper
-Hearts
-Mahjong Titans
-Purble Place
-Spider Solitaire
-Solitaire
-Internet Backgammon
-Internet Checker
-Internet Spades

In Windows Store I found many like Spider Solitaire I get many results so can someone give me which to download for the 11 games (Don't want Collection like Solitaire Collection)?

Many Thank.

Answer:Windows Store install games

Still wait for answers...

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I've had my Dell Venue 8 Pro since September. Two of the first games I normally download are Temple Run and Temple Run 2.
When I set up my tablet I went straight to the Windows app store app to download Temple Run. Only to find it's not available.
This isn't not the only game that is not available. Games like Subway Surfers and The Official Tetris aren't there either. I have noticed there's a lot of clones of Floppy Bird.
Bizarrely there are game guides and cheat apps for Temple Run 2 and Subway Surfers, but the games themselves are not available.
I feel let down by the lack of quality games. I emailed Imangi Studios and asked them if they have plans to bring Temple Run and Temple Run 2 to the Windows app store they said they haven't got plans to release them.
I've tried android emulators but not been able run Temple Run successfully.
Can't understand why Imangi Studios won't port Temple Run or 2, as It's available on most WP8 phones.
Maybe it's the Windows architecture on W8 tablets are different to WP8 Unlike iOS and Android.
Any ideas how I can play both the Temple Run games. I do know that the Temple Run Brave & Oz are both available but they're both pay apps.

Answer:Lack of big name games in the Windows app store?

Ah the joys of a Windows tablet. The app gap. Nothing that can be done except what you already did - contact the vendor and say "I am a Windows tablet user and I'm disappointed that I can't run your app". If enough people do that they may write one.
And the app store is a mess - bloated with rip-off and garbage apps like the game guides and cheat apps you've found.
I feel your pain, we all do. There is a lot of cool stuff like Asphalt 8, Hungry Shark Evolution, and my favorite Pinball FX2, but it can be tough to find with all the crap out there. Windows Phone has a much better, but still somewhat lacking, app experience. Hopefully Windows 10 will take off like Windows 8.1 should have and the app gap will start to close.
There are some good runner apps - check the reviews on this site home page.

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Hello,

I want to run some games from the Windows Store.

I am afraid that those games will run *Always* with the MAIN GPU (in my case a poor Intel HD) but I want them to run with my great NVIDIA secondary GPU!!!

How to achieve it?

Answer:Windows Store games and secondary GPU

Ok, I solved... by the control panel of NVIDIA I have to select that specify game.

Ok, but If I want to use NVIDIA for EVERY 3D game in the store?

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I read that on the Start screen there is suppose to be something about the Windows Store to download apps. I can't find this anywhere. Can anyone tell me how I might access this?

Answer:Cannot find Windows Store?

Hello Virusfist, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The "Store" metro app should be there like in the screenshot below. You might scroll around the "Start" screen to see if it may have been moved off-screen. If "Store" is not there, then look in your "Apps" screen to see if it's still listed there.


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I downloaded the Windows 8 preview yesterday and read that there should be a place on the Start screen to access the Windows Store to get apps. I have not been able to find this. It doesn't seem to be pinned to my Start screen and I'm not finding it when I search. I've also searched through the "All Apps" section and could not find it. Anyone have any ideas? Thank you.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3582 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225578 MB, Free - 60310 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 3299 MB; F: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 59693 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D501F
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

Answer:Cannot find Windows Store?

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Trying to access the Windows store. Neither I nor Cortana can find the Store app anywhere. I tried to reinstall all the default apps, resetting the Store cache, running the Store Apps troubleshooter (all from the tutorials). Nothing worked. I get a message "You'll need a new app to open ms-windows-store". The troubleshooter gave me an error(?) that the BITS service was already running. Any other suggestions?

Answer:Can't find Windows Store app

Hi, if you don't have
- relevant usable system restore points
- disk images with which you can restore your system to a previous working state relatively quickly and without technical help (we constantly and strongly recommend the routine use of disk imaging e.g. Macrium Reflect (free)

then

try an in-place upgrade repair install. (which keeps all your programs, data, and most settings).

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I've been having alot of trouble looking for solutions to update my standaard vga graphics adapter and cant find any. Ive been looking for hours and some of the solutions i found said to uninstall it. Im not sure if my computer could b harmed by uninstalling it but are there any solutions to update it? Ive been trying to play several games every few months when im bored but they end up not working so i delete them. But now ive been told that the problem was my driver and i still havnt found any solutions. Please help if possible.



Code:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 5/3/2012, 13:03:06
Machine name: ANTHONY-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP d530 CMT(DF379A)
BIOS: 786B2 v2.18
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1016MB RAM
Page File: 1427MB used, 611MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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Answer:Windows 7- Cant play downloaded games with standard vga graphics adapt

I am guessing that your computer is incompatible with Windows 7 after checking the HP driver site.

It would appear that Windows 2000 is the latest operating system that can be used on it.

HP Compaq d530 Small Form Factor Desktop PC*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

I would suggest you download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, which will flag up any hardware issues.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...ils.aspx?id=20

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I have a Windows XP, Compaq, 448 MB RAM, DirectX 9.0c.  Whenever I download a game I get an abstract picture.  Download goes well, sound is alright, just the screen has abstract characters (abstract like Picasso).  I ran a test on DirectX and the last two 3D tests showed the rotating cube but also had the abstract pictures on the cube instead of the Direct logo.  Do you know what the problem is and can I fix it without going to the "shop"??  I would appreciate any suggestions.  I am not a computer expert by any means so you will probably have to spell it out for me.

Answer:Downloaded games shows abstract picture on Windows XP Compaq

Can we have a picture

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My PC email and my Xbox email are different and I don't want to make a whole new account on my PC for this to work. I'm on build 10240.

Sorry if this a confusing lol. So when I go to the store on my pc and download one of the games that say Xbox and then play it, I sign into Xbox live no problem, but it's with my PC email. I figured ok, well I'll sign in with my Xbox email in the store and it will log me in as my actual Xbox account. Nope, it doesn't sign in to Xbox Live at all if I'm signed in with an account other than my actual PC one.

I don't know if this is a bug or not, but I feel like it should be an option to use another account for Windows store games.

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Whenever I try to download, it says 'try again' and never downloads.

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I have recently installed 2 games (Gears of War 4) and (Forza Horizon 3) from the windows store. I chose to install them on a separate SSD opposed to the default location (C\) drive.
Now I know which SSD in which they were installed but after searching all folders on said SSD, I can't find any of the executables in which to create shortcuts and/or add the games to STEAM.
Please if you have any information regarding how I can find the exact install locations so that I can get access to these executable files then that would be great.

Thanks.

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Pretext:
1) Newly installed windows 8.1 machine.
2) I want to add the microsoft solitaire games, but I need a hotmail email (since the GUI said I need a hotmail to play solitaire (use the store to get them) on my pc).
3) So I create a new hotmail email and use that, install the solitaire collection, and can finally play solitaire (but only in fullscreen ... for some reason ... the only time I play this, is when I am waiting for some other task to complete, so it makes no sense for me to use these apps in fullscreen-only).

Questions: When I am looking at the screen, it shows me logged on to Xbox Games as DraconianAsh889 in the upper right corner of the screenshot. I have never had an xbox 'account(?)' and I have never heard of 'draconianash889' before - nothing in my newly created hotmail that I regestered to get the solitaire connection, has anything to do with 'draconianash889'. So where does this xbox games user name come from? And how do I change it?


To recap: Question 1) Where does the xbox user name come from? Question 2) How do I change the xbox user name?

Answer:Windows 8.1 store xbox games user name

I found out how to do it:

1) Login to the microsoft live account that is associated with the xbox live id (see screenshot in previous post). Fx at hotmail.com.
2) Open this link https://live.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/GamerProfile (see screenshot below).

3) On the page(GamerProfile) you can click the label 'Change gamertag'.
4) Change the tag to what you want.

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

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

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question anything i attempt to download from the windows/microsoft store gives me this error code 0x80242021 super annoying considering the night before everything was working perfectly fine. PLease Help! (it`s on my desktop not phone) check that internet connection is working
Restart your pc and try again
Check that time and date are okay
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Guys my region is UNITED STATES i wanna download some apps but they are not available....Modern combat 5 blackout, Cars the fast as lightening, Amazing weather HD these are not available...store shows ( item is not available)...what is this anyone facing this problem??

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

Which phone do you have?

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Recently been enjoying the new dx12 Froza game but is there a way to do decent desktop shortcuts. I have it some how pinned to my start menu but even then the icon is blank or solid white. A nice Desktop shortcut with icon would be nice right?
 

Answer:Short cuts for windows store games

I notice that even if you create shortcuts for the universal apps, when you apply an update to the app the shortcut breaks. REALLY annoying. So much for creating a shortcut on the desktop to Edge or other apps.
 

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Why i can't download game above 100 Mb in wm10 store

Answer:Download games above 100 Mb in windows mobile 10 store

You need wifi for apps n games above 20mb

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Every so often I see on the Windows Store, Modern Combat 4 being advertised. Or NOVA 3. But everytime I touch them it says they're unavailable. Problem is with my 925. Not sure if just across all phones.

Answer:Windows Phone Store games are missing

Hmmm, are you under the age of majority? (and does your Birthday match on your MS account?)
Is your phone at least somewhat up to date?

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I have recently installed 2 games (Gears of War 4) and (Forza Horizon 3) from the windows store. I chose to install them on a separate SSD opposed to the default location (C\) drive.
Now I know which SSD in which they were installed but after searching all folders on said SSD, I can't find any of the executables in which to create shortcuts and/or add the games to STEAM.
Please if you have any information regarding how I can find the exact install locations so that I can get access to these executable files then that would be great.

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Store Games Install Location?

Hi, if these are universal apps (not traditional desktop programs) they won't use exe files. Also, the folder in which apps are stored is protected (permissions).

If you have a shortcut for them in the start menu, you can drag one from the start menu.

Please clarify which type of program they are.

If you use a program like
Ultrasearch or Locate32 (which I like) or Everything by Void Tools (all free)
these index all files and folders fast, and you can get instant find-as-you-type results.

Many here like these.

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Not that I would use the store for games intentionally as prefer proper clients like origin or steam. But I was curious about how games bought on the Xbox one digitally translate to windows 10. For example, I bought cuphead a while back on the Xbox. I was surprised when I was on my pc later on to see I could also download cuphead on my windows 10 machine. So that was kind of cool, one purchase but available on two platforms. Does that work the same for most/all games bought on Xbox one? So if I was to go on my Xbox one and buy battlefront 2 digitally will it be available on my windows 10 machine to download through the store app. My guess is only certain games are supported in this way

cheers

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Hello recently i made a fresh install of windows 10 home edition on my gaming desktop pc , before i had the same version of windows and i didnt have any problems installing games from the windows store but now days after the freash install i click and click on a game (ex forza 6) and nothing happens doesnt show no option do donwload or anything iil leave a short clip . PS sry for any typos

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Hello recently i made a fresh install of windows 10 home edition on my gaming desktop pc , before i had the same version of windows and i didnt have any problems installing games from the windows store but now days after the freash install i click and click on a game (ex forza 6) and nothing happens doesnt show no option do donwload or anything iil leave a short clip . PS sry for any typos

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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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Hi, you guys. Here's some of my system info.HP Pavilion 6623.Celeron processor : 533mhzCore version :         4.06Installed memory:   256mbWindows XP  operating systemThis is an old computer, but its what I've got. It was running fine, no crashes or problems until I had this guy install more memory and wipe the old stuff from it. He installed Windows XP, SP3, and the extra memory. So it changed from Win98, with 128 mbs ram to Windows XP with 256 mbs. Upgrades are cool huh? Well....I got charter cable to hook me up with some internet and my "new" computer starts out fine. But it won't play some of the games I download, probably processor speed too slow, but will play some. IF it ever starts the game I can play. Recently its started shutting down and rebooting right in the middle of a great game. javascript:replaceText('%20???',%20document.forms.postmodify.message);Steams me up. Just stops and then reboots. I noticed that my I.E.8 crashes ALOT. Sometimes during browsing, or gaming, or in the last part of a download. I finally read somewhere to change settings so that it won't auto reboot.That's when I get ERROR MESSAGESTOPpage_fault_in_nonpaged_area0x00000050then tech info(0x80461400,0x00000000, 0x805679E1,0x00000000)       (during downloaded game it crashed)Message advised me to try disabling BIOS shadowing or caching.Went to (phoenix)BIOS setup but was unable to find any w... Read more

Answer:computer shuts down during downloaded games, online games, randomly it seems.!?!

well, first, those errors are the type you would see with bad RAM. the installed RAM might be incompatible. Personally, I have a 350Mhz (well, now it's 475Mhz...) Machine with 256MB and it ran XP no problems (and a few games) and still runs well, when I use it. It might not necessarily be that the RAM is bad but rather that you either have a mismatched pair of RAM sticks or the motherboard might simply dislike the new stick.Another thing that could be causing this is your drivers; also, since most of your issues appear to occur only while using the net, it could be a problem with the Wireless device your using (is this a USB device?).

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Hi

When i goto the Windows 8 Store to update to 8.1
I cannot find the Update at all

I am not the only one who cannot
and would like to update.

Has the update been removed or simply
no longer there?

Or am i doing something wrong?
I have Windows 8 Pro 32bit

Thank You for your help

Andrew

Answer:Cannot find 8.1 Update in Windows Store

I would suggest updating your PC and using the MS account to access the store.

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I have Windows 8.1. I've tried typing "windows", "store", "windows store" in the search bar on the All Apps page. My computer login is tied to my Windows Live account and I've tried making IE my default browser. I've been searching the Internet for similar situations, but I can't figure out why I can't find the Windows Store tile!

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So today my PC has crashed and had to reinstall windows again.
I only got Windows 8 CD and not 8.1 so it installed 8 Windows 8.
I did all the updates (checked around 10 more times after rebooting etc.) and 8.1 update doesn't show up to me in the store.
Can anyone help me out with this?

And yeah I made KB 2871389 update ...
Still nothing :\

Answer:Can't find windows 8.1 upgrade in store

To refresh the content in the Store

1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
2. Enter run in the search box, and then tap or click Run.
3. Enter wsreset.exe in the Run command and then tap or click OK.
4. Restart your PC.
5. On the Start screen, tap or click Store, and check to see if Windows 8.1 now appears on the Store home screen.

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I am using Lumia 950 and I can't find BBM App on windows store, what is the problem.
Thanks

Answer:why can't i find BBM app on windows store, i am using Lumia 950

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I am using Lumia 950 and I can't find BBM App on windows store, what is the problem.
Thanks recently it was reported that it was removed by the developer
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Here is my SSD partitioning:


I have some problems installing large games from the Store to E: as it always fails with download error: 0x80070490 trying for example the game:
Killer Instinct at Killer Instinct from the Store

I think it can be a bug in the Store itself since choosing any other partition (e.g. C: on the same physical drive, or D: on another drive) there is no problem and the download starts as usual.
I can also move already installed small apps from C: to E: and everything works as expected.
I have no other issues with the Store, and everything always worked fine for me.

Others have experienced the same problem trying to install from the Store large games on the same drive in a different partition?

Windows 10 x64 14393.447

P.S.
All partitions (C:, E: and D: on the other physical drive) have enough free space of course...

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I have Spartan Strike installed on windows 10 PC brought from Windows Store.
I know that the location of save data is in appdata\local\packages but when I try to transfer my friends save game to my PC, the game gives error that the save game doesnot belong to my profile.
Does anyone know, how to transfer save game from one profile to another in windows store games? The process is very easy in other games like GTA V, where you just have to copy and paste the save files, but the same process is not working in Spartan strike.

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I am trying to play halo 2 but the windows store apps don't pick my NVidia card nstead it tries and run it on the intel card(intergrated).How can I make the windows app run with Nvidia

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When i open windows store, it shows me some app are pending for update. its not updating since long time. please help me to resolve the issue.

Answer:Windows 10 Store is not updating or downloading apps or games

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question When i open windows store, it shows me some app are pending for update. its not updating since long time. please help me to resolve the issue. are those apps system apps like audio, display ? Its because these apps are by default stored in your sdcard and cant be updated that way. Move them to phone memory then try again. Also check your Microsoft account if it has synced properly, otherwise log out and relog again .

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I'm not a heavy gamer or an xbox owner but I'm planning on buying an Xbox One controller to play a few tittles on Windows 10, but I would like to know if the same controller works for the Windows Store games as well or simply for Steam Store downloads. And also, does the controller work wirelessly via Bluetooth or any other receiver?

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Here is my SSD partitioning:


I have some problems installing large games from the Store to E: as it always fails with download error: 0x80070490 trying for example the game:
Killer Instinct at Killer Instinct from the Store

I think it can be a bug in the Store itself since choosing any other partition (e.g. C: on the same physical drive, or D: on another drive) there is no problem and the download starts as usual.
I can also move already installed small apps from C: to E: and everything works as expected.
I have no other issues with the Store, and everything always worked fine for me.

Others have experienced the same problem trying to install from the Store large games on the same drive in a different partition?

Windows 10 x64 14393.447

P.S.
All partitions (C:, E: and D: on the other physical drive) have enough free space of course...

Answer:Can't install large games from Windows Store in E: (same drive as C:)

Hi, nothing to do with your query about games, but I'm wondering where your 450Mb or so Recovery partition is (that's the Windows partition that provides advanced recovery options). You have a 3.4Gb Recovery partition which I guess is your manufacturer's recovery partition (completely different). Has it ended up on a different disk?

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When I tried to purchase a game from the Windows Phone store with my Windows Phone 8.1 developers version Lumia 525 it's shows some error and not able to purchase. When I click on the buy button it shows loading, resume indications one after another. I have purchased one game from the store before the update and I never faced any problems at that time.

Answer:Not able to purchase apps / games from the Windows Phone store

What does the error message say? That could definitely be helpful in determining a solution.

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I remembering Microsoft talking about a managed app store for enterprises with Windows 10, but I have not been able to find any documentation or details of how to set this functionality up. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Cetons home page still appears to show they support the app, but when i click the link it says that the page no longer exists. I also tried searching the windows store on my Lumia 950, but its not there either. Anyone have any ideas how i can get this app on my 950?

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