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Preventing the notification of any updates to the apps by Microsoft Store

Question: Preventing the notification of any updates to the apps by Microsoft Store

Hi

With Windows 8.1 Update, how do I prevent all users that the notification of any updates to the apps by Microsoft Store will never be displayed?

Thanks

Bye

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Answer: Preventing the notification of any updates to the apps by Microsoft Store

This should cover it: Tech Blog :: Enable/Disable App Notifications In Windows 8

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Store not giving updates for many apps like groove, film & tv, camera etc... even I cannot get the new store update. did hard reset, soft reset even roll back to 8.1 using WDRT. still not showing update. Switched to all rings and waited for nearly 15 days. Anyone having this issue?

Answer:Store Not showing updates for many inbox apps including store itself

If it is not a Lumia 1520, 930, 640, 640XL, 730, 735, 830, 532, 535, 540, 635 1GB, 636 1GB,
638 1GB, 430, 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q, MCJ Madosma Q501
You will not get updates

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This topic is tied to the following post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/304226/unable-to-update-mbam-spybots-d-or-avg/I have malware on my machine that prevents me from updating any of my security apps (MBAM, SpybotS&D, AVG). If I do scans with them in both regular and safe mode I receive no results.Steps i've already taken with the help of a moderator includes: - running fixexe.reg - running TFC - running rkill - running SuperAntiSpyware - re-running MBAM (to no avail)Now I have run Defogger, DDS, and GMER and will post the results per the guidelines and attach the appropriate files:DDS.txtDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Duong at 20:43:34.07 on Mon 03/22/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_05Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1270 [GMT -8:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) coloro:#E567177FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* coloro:#E567176FW: NVIDIA Firewall *disabled* coloro:#E567175============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Juniper Networks\Common Files\dsNcService.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\... Read more

Answer:Malware preventing security apps updates (i.e. MBAM, Spybot, AVG)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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First happened with the public release of Windows 8.1 Preview was live and now again today.

Anyone else experience this?

Because I don't even have these installed.
 

Answer:Windows Store Updates for Apps I don't have?

hello

i looked and i have as updates them 4 plus weather and i have sports,news,weather installed but
not finance or travel installed i uninstalled those 2 but i got updates for them also

i wonder why if there not installed strange

finance
sports
travel
news
weather

thanks

James
 

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Hi, I recently installed windows 10 home and i can't download or update any windows store apps since. Does anybody know a fix for this? (Belgium)
thx

Answer:Why are all my windows store apps updates stuck at 0.0 mb?

Hello and Welcome to Windows Central,
I have experienced this but only for a few moments - it's possible that the servers are currently busy with the release of the Windows 10 to users worldwide. You may try any of the following:
- wait a little while, e.g. around 30 minutes, before trying again
- restart the Store App
- restart your PC
Should you wish to provide us with more details or ask further questions, please don't hesitate to create a Windows Central account and respond to this thread.

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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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Hi.
Yesterday i updated my Windows 10 and after that i uninstalled these apps that i don't use but it still shows updates for them:

I rebooted my system multiple times since then but no luck. Is there any way to hide these?

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Hello, i restored my surface pro and upgraded to 8.1.
But when i am trying to update all the windows apps i am getting an error.
This app wasn't installed. View details.
After i view the details is writing
Something happened and this app couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: (different error code for each app, ex skype : 0x80070002)
Do you have any suggestion about how to fix this?
Thank you in advance.

Answer:Errors duing Windows Store apps updates

Use the Windows App Troubleshooter or Windows Update troubleshooter or Reset Windows Store cache. Else if any of these posts help you: Error 0x80240437 Something Happened This App Couldn't Be Installed FIX : Error 0x80080008 While Updating Windows Apps In Windows 8 Fix: Unable to Install Apps from Windows 8 Store Fix : Error Code 0x8024600e When Trying To Install Or Update Windows Store Apps FIX : Error 0x80073cf9 While Installing Apps From Windows Store In Windows 8 Error 0x80070005 While Updating Windows Store Apps

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

Answer:Windows store offers updates for apps not installed

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

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Hi.
Yesterday i updated my Windows 10 and after that i uninstalled these apps that i don't use but it still shows updates for them:

I rebooted my system multiple times since then but no luck. Is there any way to hide these?

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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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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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using vista.
there are certain microsoft updates that i do not want to install.
i keep getting repeated notification that these updates are available for download.
how do i stop these old notifications but still get notified about new updates????????

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks,
herb
 

Answer:microsoft updates notification

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Hi everybody.
I have searched now for the last 4 hours every forum, but I did not find a solution. I just bought today a lumia 550 with windows 10 (10.0.10586.0).
If I want to download an app from the store (e.g. whatsapp) the download starts but than it remains at 0.0. However the connection is good, I can surf in the internet, update my mails, etc. but the store downloads don't work.
Does anybody have a solution? Im pretty desparate. I also did the region and time setting thing, but it didnt help
Thanks a lot in advance'

Answer:Lumia 550 - Windows 10 mobile- store wont download apps or updates

Hi congrats on new phone, can you please tell a few things
1. Does it support dual sim ?
2. If yes then are both support 4G?
3. What about USB OTG?
4. Glance Screen ?
5. Double tap to wake up ?

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Hi everybody.
I have searched now for the last 4 hours every forum, but I did not find a solution. I just bought today a lumia 550 with windows 10 (10.0.10586.0).
If I want to download an app from the store (e.g. whatsapp) the download starts but than it remains at 0.0. However the connection is good, I can surf in the internet, update my mails, etc. but the store downloads don't work.
Does anybody have a solution? I?m pretty desparate. I also did the region and time setting thing, but it didn?t help
Thanks a lot in advance'

Answer:Lumia 550 - Windows 10 mobile- store wont download apps or updates

Hi congrats on new phone, can you please tell a few things
1. Does it support dual sim ?
2. If yes then are both support 4G?
3. What about USB OTG?
4. Glance Screen ?
5. Double tap to wake up ?

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Each time I try to install a new app from the Windows Store I get the following error:
ERROR CODE 0x80070422. What do I need to do to fix this problem? Thanks for
any and all help.

Cryptokid

Answer:Microsoft Apps in Windows Store (8.1) problem

If you Google Search: Windows ERROR CODE 0x80070422

You will see several possible solutions and all very similar but I think one of these could probably solve your problem.

Fairly common and easy to fix error.

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I redeemed my Bing rewards for a $5 coupon at Microsoft store. I couldn't use it though because it seems you can not combine 2 coupons.
Question is, can I somehow use it to buy apps for my phone? It says I can't use it for buying gift cards.
Thanks!

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I have money in my Microsoft account but there seems to be no way to use it in the windows 10 store app (PC).
It gives me the option to use my Microsoft account on my windows phone and my xbox but not my PC.
Anyone else have this issue...

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Each time I try to install a new app from the Windows Store I get the following error:
ERROR CODE 0x80070422. What do I need to do to to fix this problem. Thanks for
any and all help.

cryptokid

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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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If a person has apps from the Microsoft store, do they have to be repurchased if you reinstall Windows 8 or are they like Apple's App Store where there is no cost to reinstall?

Answer:Microsoft store apps question on reinstalling Windows 8

Hello mwhals,

You will be able to reinstall your apps again from Your apps in the Store without having to repurchase them. Option One in the tutorial below can help show you how to if you like.

Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello
I have upgraded Lumia 730 to anniversary updates.
After that I am facing hell lot of issues.
Lots of apps (Phone, Store, Edge browser.. many more) are not visible and other apps are not working properly.
What should I do?
Why Microsoft releasing buggy updates.
It just scrap my phone.

Answer:In-build apps(Phone, Store, Edge.. so on) are not visible after anniversary updates on lumia 730

make sure to check for updates in the store.
sometimes you have to give the phone to settle down after the update.
try a soft reset.
if all else fails, hard reset.

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Hi guys!

I'm having this problem since yesterday, and I can't find anyone with the same problem.
I have this problem where no microsoft applications work. I can't open Edge, Windows Store or Photos app. When I want to open them, there is absolutely 0 response. No error-message, nothing! When I observe the task manager while starting these apps, they DO appear for like, 1 second. They immediately disappear though.
I don't know what the issue is. I have this problem since I installed the application: SaferVPN (I already uninstalled it).
Ou yea, my Windows search doesn't work either. No reaction from the system at all.

I already tried running sfc /scannow.
My computer is up to date.
There were no windows updates involved at the point of time where the problem occurred.
I tried restarting windows several times.

I run Windows 10 for quite a long time now. Also, when I want to add a Microsoft Account, it give no response either. (I think thats because it usually opens a small Edge Browser Windows for entering the credentials.

Can you guys please help me? I usually find my solutions in already existing forums, but I didn't find anyone who had the same problem as me (perhaps I didn't google the right thing and couldn't find it because of that.)

Thanks for anything in advance.
Kind Regards,
Maarten

Answer:Microsoft Preinstall Apps don't work (Edge, Windows Store etc.)

Hi smaardy, welcome to Ten Forums. The best way right now to fix your problem is by doing an repair install/ in place upgrade. This is from the Tutorial Forum. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums . Choose the option to keep your apps and files. There was a way to re-register the windows apps, but it has not been working with the latest version of windows (fall update or version 1511).

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Hi guys!

I'm having this problem since yesterday, and I can't find anyone with the same problem.
I have this problem where no microsoft applications work. I can't open Edge, Windows Store or Photos app. When I want to open them, there is absolutely 0 response. No error-message, nothing! When I observe the task manager while starting these apps, they DO appear for like, 1 second. They immediately disappear though.
I don't know what the issue is. I have this problem since I installed the application: SaferVPN (I already uninstalled it).
Ou yea, my Windows search doesn't work either. No reaction from the system at all.

I already tried running sfc /scannow.
My computer is up to date.
There were no windows updates involved at the point of time where the problem occurred.
I tried restarting windows several times.

I run Windows 10 for quite a long time now. Also, when I want to add a Microsoft Account, it give no response either. (I think thats because it usually opens a small Edge Browser Windows for entering the credentials.

Can you guys please help me? I usually find my solutions in already existing forums, but I didn't find anyone who had the same problem as me (perhaps I didn't google the right thing and couldn't find it because of that.)

Thanks for anything in advance.
Kind Regards,
Maarten

Answer:Microsoft Preinstall Apps don't work (Edge, Windows Store etc.)

Hi smaardy, welcome to Ten Forums. The best way right now to fix your problem is by doing an repair install/ in place upgrade. This is from the Tutorial Forum. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums . Choose the option to keep your apps and files. There was a way to re-register the windows apps, but it has not been working with the latest version of windows (fall update or version 1511).

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When you download an app from the Microsoft Store how do you change the install location? There are no options shown whatsoever. :O

Answer:How Do You Change The Install Location Of Metro/Microsoft Store Apps?

I would also like to know this - my SSD drive that my Windows runs from is only small and I don't want it filled with the Apps etc, I like to put everything else onto my secondary "main" drive.

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Just like it happened in Windows 8, Windows 10 requires users to log in with a Microsoft account in order to install apps from the Store, but this is no longer valid for those whose computers are powered by the Pro SKU of the operating system.

German website WIndowsArea has discovered that Microsoft suddenly made a policy change that makes it possible for Windows 10 Pro users to install apps from the Windows Store without the need for a Microsoft Account.

There are some limitations though. First of all, only freeware applications can be installed, so if you want to purchase an app, an account is still required.

Then, if you?re trying to update a paid application that?s already installed on your Windows 10 device, an account is once again needed.

Why the change?
Microsoft hasn?t explained why exactly it made this change, but given the fact that it concerns the Pro version of the operating system, it?s not difficult to see that the company specifically targeted companies that are trying to get more control over what users install on their systems.

On the other hand, it?s not yet clear if the Enterprise SKU of Windows 10 can also install apps without a Microsoft account because reports in this regard are still mixed, with some claiming that it works, while others indicating that it doesn?t.

Without a doubt, installing apps from the Windows Store without an account can boost adoption of Store apps, but we?ve reached out to Microsoft to find out if this is inde... Read more

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Hi guys!

I'm having this problem since yesterday, and I can't find anyone with the same problem.
I have this problem where no microsoft applications work. I can't open Edge, Windows Store or Photos app. When I want to open them, there is absolutely 0 response. No error-message, nothing! When I observe the task manager while starting these apps, they DO appear for like, 1 second. They immediately disappear though.
I don't know what the issue is. I have this problem since I installed the application: SaferVPN (I already uninstalled it).
Ou yea, my Windows search doesn't work either. No reaction from the system at all.

I already tried running sfc /scannow.
My computer is up to date.
There were no windows updates involved at the point of time where the problem occurred.
I tried restarting windows several times.

I run Windows 10 for quite a long time now. Also, when I want to add a Microsoft Account, it give no response either. (I think thats because it usually opens a small Edge Browser Windows for entering the credentials.

Can you guys please help me? I usually find my solutions in already existing forums, but I didn't find anyone who had the same problem as me (perhaps I didn't google the right thing and couldn't find it because of that.)

Thanks for anything in advance.
Kind Regards,
Maarten

Answer:Microsoft Preinstall Apps don't work (Edge, Windows Store etc.)

Hi smaardy, welcome to Ten Forums. The best way right now to fix your problem is by doing an repair install/ in place upgrade. This is from the Tutorial Forum. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums . Choose the option to keep your apps and files. There was a way to re-register the windows apps, but it has not been working with the latest version of windows (fall update or version 1511).

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It may sound like a newbie question, but why doesn't MS actually pay the likes of "snapchat" devs, for instance, to develop the same app they did for iOS, for example.
It could become some kind of contest for some time. The more essential the app for the Windows ecosystem at the moment, the more chance you have to get paid by MS to develop it, and even sustain it (maintenance) until Windows has a sufficient ecosystem of apps to be appealing to the majority of devs.
I know it could be a multi billion $$ endeavour, but isn't MS in dire need of app developers? It seems like the whole MS strategy is now based on developing apps for the store.

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It may sound like a newbie question, but why doesn't MS actually pay the likes of "snapchat" devs, for instance, to develop the same app they did for iOS, for example.
It could become some kind of contest for some time. The more essential the app for the Windows ecosystem at the moment, the more chance you have to get paid by MS to develop it, and even sustain it (maintenance) until Windows has a sufficient ecosystem of apps to be appealing to the majority of devs.
I know it could be a multi billion $$ endeavour, but isn't MS in dire need of app developers? It seems like the whole MS strategy is now based on developing apps for the store.

Answer:Why doesn't Microsoft pay the official devs to build the most on demand apps for the Widows Store ?

I think Dan talked about that and why that wouldn't work in the long run...
1. The devs would be dependent on payments... So Microsoft would be expected to pay for every update or something...
2. Snapchat just doesn't like Windows...
3. I forgot, but there are more points as to why this isn't the way to go...
I think Microsoft just has to make it very, very clear as to why devs should come over, but if it isn't clear enough by the numbers, features, capabilities, etc, then good luck winning over developers, therefore apps, therefore less users.
For now

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Hi,
I have to take care for multiple computers for our youth work. It are windows 10 computers with multiple local users (administrators). Computers are clean installed at the beginning of this year.
Windows 10 makes me very unhappy, cause very often Store apps stop functioning. I?ve had troubles with the photos app, the calculator app and the store itself. A user starts the pc and calculator/photo or store app does not work any longer. The app is found in the search result, but it?s icon is white. And under it the text ?desktop app?. No joke: the store pretends to be a desktop app.
I read some other posts on your forum about not working apps or not working store. But ?my? apps and store think they are desktop programs.
When there are problems not all the users on the pc have the problem. Mostly it?s okay for one user, and for all the other users it is corrupt.
I found a work around: make a new user. And for the new user all apps work.
But I get a fulltime job creating new users and giving the user?s documents and settings back.
Does anybody know a way to PREVENT the loss of functionality of the modern apps?
Does anybody know a way to REPAIR the broken modern apps? I found some Powershell magic on the internet, but that did not help.
I?d be very grateful for any help.
Koen

Answer:My Windows 10 Store and Store apps think they are Desktop apps

Looks like some corruptions issues for your user profile.
See if any fixes under Widows 10 tab of FixWin 10 help you. It will also let you run DISM to repair your system image and run system file checker with a click. Do that.
Else please see if these links help you: Clear & Reset Windows Store Cache Windows Store not working in Windows 10 – Automated Fix

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I just upgraded a reasonably new Dell XPS from Win 8.1 to Windows 10 Home. The upgrade appeared to progress normally but when finished I couldn't find any "modern" apps and then I saw that when I clicked on the Store icon. I get a message that there is a problem with the Store and to contact my system administrator. That's me and I don't have a clue I've tried may suggestions found surfing but no success.

Any insight appreciated.

Answer:Upgrade from 8.1 to 10. No Microsoft Store and no "Modern" Apps

Hi Gary and welcome to the forum

Have a look at these two threads and see if any of the solutions help you

TenForums Solutions
Microsoft Community Solutions

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I downloaded a free calculator program and did not like it so I immediately uninstalled it. However, it's still listed under "My Apps" in the Microsoft Store.

Is there a way I can cleanup some of the items listed in the "My Apps" section of the Microsoft store.

Thanks!

Answer:Cleaning Up "My Apps" Section Of Microsoft Store

Hello tackyjan. Welcome to the Eight Forums.

Not sure why you would want to. Try the button - bottom left corner. I did not try it. ... do not want to clear ...

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Sharing apps that are potentially a scam and fake by stealing legitimate apps content (ie. Screenshots, Description) etc. They include common traits such as;

Multiple In-Apps Ads
Excessive Permissions
False 5-star reviews with or without a comment
Device Administration
more
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=The+Review+Team
Spoiler: Screenshot

Click to enlarge.
Contains

Imitation of legitimate apps
Misleading purpose
Excessive Ads usage
________

Have you found any?
 

Answer:Avoid these Fakes and Scam Apps on Google Play Store / Chrome Web Store

Battery Repair Life

This app gets 4/5 stars. Negative real reviews are present but a ton of fake 5 stars.
I can say with reasonable certainty that this app does not keep promises.
It is not possible to repair the lithium battery cells via software.

Just placebo effect.

This app uses social engineering techniques to get tons of installations and money by Ads and we consider the fact that it has full access to the internet, what would be the reason?
Installations : 500.000-1.000.000.
Permissions: full internet access and view network state.

Battery Repair Life - Android Apps on Google Play
 

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Every time I go to open an app this message keeps coming up This App can't open Check the window store for more information.  Go to store".   All apps have a cross x in corner.  Up until 3 days ago the apps were working. 
The window store is timing out before updates have been completed.

Answer:Message This App can't open Check the window store for more information. Go to store". All apps have a cross x in corner

Hi,
Did you make any change to your computer recently? If not, the most simple method is restore your system to restore your PC to an earlier point in time for test. Please refer to the link below for more details about System Restore.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc
In addition, you can use Windows APP troubleshooter to fix this problem.
Windows App troubleshooter:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=268423
Also can try to perform a Clean Boot to check whether this problem caused by 3rd program or service. Refer to the link below for more details.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
Create a new user account the verify whether the problem persists can also be considered.Roger Lu
TechNet Community Support

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I am having some trouble getting the default store apps to work. As for the store itself, it used to briefly show the splash then crash. Now it is just an unknown file type that doesn't do anything when clicked. I have tried some of the more common fixes, like the powershell re-register scripts, but none work, all returning errors of one kind or another. At this point, would it just be easier to "Reset this PC", or is there another fix I may not have tried? Thanks!

Answer:Default store apps corrupted (including Store)

Originally Posted by nardavin


I am having some trouble getting the default store apps to work. As for the store itself, it used to briefly show the splash then crash. Now it is just an unknown file type that doesn't do anything when clicked. I have tried some of the more common fixes, like the powershell re-register scripts, but none work, all returning errors of one kind or another. At this point, would it just be easier to "Reset this PC", or is there another fix I may not have tried? Thanks!



Hi nardavin and welcome to Tenforums.

You could try an in-place repair to get things working again.
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
That should do the trick.

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I am having some trouble getting the default store apps to work. As for the store itself, it used to briefly show the splash then crash. Now it is just an unknown file type that doesn't do anything when clicked. I have tried some of the more common fixes, like the powershell re-register scripts, but none work, all returning errors of one kind or another. At this point, would it just be easier to "Reset this PC", or is there another fix I may not have tried? Thanks!

Answer:Default store apps corrupted (including Store)

Originally Posted by nardavin


I am having some trouble getting the default store apps to work. As for the store itself, it used to briefly show the splash then crash. Now it is just an unknown file type that doesn't do anything when clicked. I have tried some of the more common fixes, like the powershell re-register scripts, but none work, all returning errors of one kind or another. At this point, would it just be easier to "Reset this PC", or is there another fix I may not have tried? Thanks!



Hi nardavin and welcome to Tenforums.

You could try an in-place repair to get things working again.
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
That should do the trick.

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I am having some trouble getting the default store apps to work. As for the store itself, it used to briefly show the splash then crash. Now it is just an unknown file type that doesn't do anything when clicked. I have tried some of the more common fixes, like the powershell re-register scripts, but none work, all returning errors of one kind or another. At this point, would it just be easier to "Reset this PC", or is there another fix I may not have tried? Thanks!

Answer:Default store apps corrupted (including Store)

nardavin said:

I am having some trouble getting the default store apps to work. As for the store itself, it used to briefly show the splash then crash. Now it is just an unknown file type that doesn't do anything when clicked. I have tried some of the more common fixes, like the powershell re-register scripts, but none work, all returning errors of one kind or another. At this point, would it just be easier to "Reset this PC", or is there another fix I may not have tried? Thanks!



Hi nardavin and welcome to Tenforums.

You could try an in-place repair to get things working again.
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
That should do the trick.

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hi. developing a windows store balloon game where you have to pop the balloons, then you get a score, and then other levels. well, had to select developer
mode for visual studio 2015 community edition for windows 10, then it loaded up as a windows 8.1, unless windows 10 is built on windows 8.1. even though
I have 64 bit pro.now, found some javascript code to enhance the game, with a typing tutor, but my other query, need help, if there are some accessibility
gurus for universal apps and javascript, let me know. need to have keyboard events, and build accessibility into them. tried searching, trawled through
about 30 pages, tried different keywoards. could not find any javascript or windows 8.1 , windows 10 examples. for how to put keyboard support and accessibility
into that and for different parts of the screen to be read by a screen reader. any accessibility, or it pros here, able to point me in the right direction.
and learning to do this, final project for my it course, not to do it for me, learnt a lot, but just need a gentle push in the right direction, maybe some
articles, you could point to. once done, can some one take a look at my code, test in visual studio 2015, to make sure I am on the right track and it works
with the keyboard and a screen reader. you can download a 40 minute demo of jaws from
Freedom Scientific Home Page
or get a fully functioned free windows screen reader, non visual desktop access (nvda),
NV Access
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hello how are you guys =)
i have problem like this
i cant install apps on Windows 8.1 x64 with error code 0x80070002
i have X on apps and i cant open them they dint open and they are always on task-bar
that slide show doesn't appears on animated apps like store have animated icon
doesn't work and it have X on the icon in the bottom corner right side
I try wsreset i try images dms that tike long time i try cmd sfc i try powershell
i try everything
i can tell u since when i got this problem since i refresh my computer with old windows 8.1 DVD not updated with last updates
that's is it i guess
please if u will copy past subjects please don't reply better! some new plz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Few days ago i bought brand new Limia 550 and it wont let me download any apps from store. It just shows pending and thats it. Also, i couldnt add new contacts, i did hard reset, now contacts are okay, but with apps i still have the same problem.
What should i do???
Thank you,
M

Answer:Brand new Lumia won't download any apps from store and do update of apps?

Are you on WiFi? Any other error codes?

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My Computer: Acer | Aspire V5 | Aspire V5-552G-X412 | Overview

As of a few days ago, none of the apps in the "windows" menu will open. My Store also will not boot. It opens, animates, and closes. I've tried many solutions, none of which have helped. *Note*: My resolution has not changed. It is still 1366x768.

Solutions I've tried:
1. Changing resolution: fail
2. Running "sfc /scannow" in CMD in admin mode. Result: stops at 53%, says it it unable to fix corrupted files\
Also tried opening the .log file. Says I'm not an administrator, when I have set my profile to admin. (I am the only user)
3. Clean boot, attempted to "sfc /scannow": fail
4. Using Microsoft account and local account. (I used a local account originally and tried switching to an MS account. This did not fix it.)
5. System "Refresh": says it is unable to complete refresh after reboot.
6. UAC was not changed, although I tried playing with the settings. Did not help.
7. My Anti-Virus has not been modified in any way. No firewall should be affecting this.
8. This happens on any internet connection.

I apologize if this seemed brief, I was trying to make it to the point while in class. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I may have missed some of my attempted solutions here and there, so I'm sorry if I did. This has been extremely frustrating. I really do not want to resort to restoring the computer to factory settings. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Store/Apps Will Not Open (Store crashes)

Hello Cutlass, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you have not already, you might see if any of the listed troubleshooting items in the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

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

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hi just wondered all handy or generic and new apps available in apple store or google store(android) want to know why it is not been written in windows store .What is the reason for this, does windows platform has or have some limitations?

Answer:All apps available in apple store and google store

Ehm developers choose not to develop because of our small marketshare. Not enough incentive

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i have downloaded and installed both the lenovo companion and settings app but after the install and start it links me to update the apps after which i get this code An error occurred while processing your request.Reference #132.4e24db17.1507324500.1229536e if the z series r not included what alternatives do i have to the lenovo suite that i use to have with this before i upgraded to win 10

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Does anyone know how to clear out deleted Windows Store apps from the computer? When you go into the Windows Store and right click and choose 'your apps' the selection 'apps not istalled on this pc' still shows apps that I have deleted. I only installed on one device (unless they auto-install to the xbox360 also?). I cannot see how to clear out previously deleted apps. See attached pic to see what I am talking about.

Thanks!

Answer:Clear Deleted Store Apps (ie apps not istalled on this pc)

hope its not too soon to rebump...not critical but I want to figure this out...thx!

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My Top Ten reasons Store Apps are preferred over Desktop Apps
I know what you're thinking. How can a store app be better than a desktop app? Well, the title doesn't say "better", it says "preferred". Read the list, and I'm sure you'll get an idea of the difference I'm talking about.
10. A store app has the capability to do everything a desktop app can do, IF the app developer works at it.
9. Universal Windows Apps are safer. They are obtained by using the Store, and you don't have to worry about viruses from the store apps.
8. Store apps do not slow down your system over time the way Desktop Apps can. They don't use the registry, and don't leave behind traces of files that never get cleaned up like many bad behaved desktop apps do. Reinstalling the OS every year can be a thing of the past.
7. Uninstalling a store app leaves NO traces behind and no clutter in your registry. It uninstalls everything contained it the sandbox for that app. Cleaner uninstall. With Desktop apps, you have to use a 3rd party program to track down and eliminate the traces, and sometimes accidentally kill files that other programs were dependent upon.
6. New Universal Apps for Windows 10 can scale to different screen sizes, resolutions, and DPI better. Desktop apps often become unreadable or unmanageable when attempting to scale to different DPI settings, and often the text on buttons will be cut-off or displayed incorrectly.
5. You can use the input of your choice using Universal Windows Apps. Apps b... Read more

Answer:My Top Ten reasons Store Apps are preferred over Desktop Apps

Some great points.
How about Buy it once and deploy it across devices?
I purchased NOAA Hi-Def Radar for my phone. LOVE the Live Tile. LOVE it. So handy to just glance at the tile without entering the app and you have a radar picture. My house is even "pinned" as a red dot.
Bought it for the phone. Now it's on my Desktop and my RT tablet for free. Super value.

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OK, i'd like to make it clear that i'm using the so-called "real" Administrator account that is hidden but can be activated, not a regular account with admin privelidges. At first i was trying to figure out if Metro apps can be used by this account, and it appeared that they cant, but managed to find a trick to enable it. i did it by making sure UAC is on, making sure that FilterAdministratorToken is set to a value of 1 in the Registry, and by enabling "User Account Control: Admin approval mode for the built-in Administrator account" (secpol.msc [Local Security Policy]> Local Policies> Security Options).

So i did a bit more research and toying around, only to discover that although i might have found a workaround for running most Metro apps in general, i discovered that syncing, d/l'ing of apps from the Windows Store, etc is not possible unless you're using a Microsoft account.Please note that any other account with admin privelidges can use the apps without a hitch, as well as any Standard account. So it clearly is not a limitation of just having an admin account, alone.

Also, the built-in Admin is the only kind of account that cant be converted from a local account to a MS Account, all other accounts with admin privelidges can do so. If you look in the Control Panel and try to make changes to the account, you will find that the option isnt available, whereas with other accounts it is. This brings about the issue of not being able to sync or d/l... Read more

Answer:Use Metro Apps As Admin AND Be Able To Sync, d/l Store apps, etc???

Hello Stephen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Setting that security policy below to be enabled will basically just turn the built-in elevated "Administrator" account into an unelevated administator account that requires UAC approval to open or run anything that requires elevated rights to do so.

This would be why you are able to open the Store afterwards, but you would still need to sign into the Store with any Microsoft account to be able to install any "Metro" Store apps.
Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8

You still will not be able to switch the built-in "Administrator" to be a Microsoft account. It can only remain as a local account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I want to organize the All Apps list on the Start Menu, but I need to get rid of the apps that clutter it up. I would prefer to do it without replacing the start menu with something like Classic Shell and I don't want to delete all the apps, so I've been attempting to find a way to remove the contents of shell:Appsfolder from the start menu.

I was hoping I could receive some insight into how exactly the Start Menu works. I know that the All Apps list appears to be a combination of three different directories:

shell:Appsfolder
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Which leads me to believe that it might operate similarly to other system folders like This PC and Libraries, but I haven't found anything that seemed useful in the registry so far. I would appreciate it if someone could help point me in the right direction.

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Ok so I am trying to figure this out. We have the store disabled through group policy, but would like to give access or deploy a store app to a certain set of users. Is there a way to do this through group policy or just by doing a few steps? Ive been searching around but I cant find anything. Any help would be great, thanks!

Answer:Deploying Apps or installing apps when store is disabled

nothing?

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Ok so I am trying to figure this out. We have the store disabled through group policy, but would like to give access or deploy a store app to a certain set of users. Is there a way to do this through group policy or just by doing a few steps? Ive been searching around but I cant find anything. Any help would be great, thanks!

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

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

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Hi
i do prefer a local account
but when i try to install new apps from app store
w8.1 asks me to switch to a microsoft account

can i install apps with a local account?
and how can i understand if i have a local account or microsoft account

thanks

Answer:can i install apps from apps store with a local account?

See the screenshot below for selection you have to make for not to convert your local account to a Microsoft Account:

Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8

Screenshot from tutorial Skype App - Use with Local Account in Windows 8.

You of course need an email address (Microsoft Account) but it will only be used for the app in question (Windows Store is also just an app), so in the next dialog either give an existing Microsoft Account credentials or select Sign up for a Microsoft account to create a new one to be used with Store app:

Your Windows sign in account will remain local, it will not be converted to a Microsoft Account.


Kari

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in windows store there's a tab name account in that tab pre installed apps shown when i log into other pc's these apps start to download automatically and pc got slow, is there any way to dlt those apps

Answer:How do I delete apps from my account in the Windows apps store?

Sure. You could opt out of syncing those apps to your PC by going to PC Settings and finding the sync settings there, and you can cancel the downloads at the Windows Store.

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Hi everyone.

I'm having problem with opening apps. the problem accours even when i try opening the windows store app. heres the error message windows shows me when i open the app.

Any idea how solve the problem? thanks for helpers.

Answer:A problem with windows preventing store from opening!

Hello Max,

You might see if going through the listed steps in the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

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

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I have been shopping at a particular online store for a long time. About 4 days ago, when I tried to shop there, I encountered a problem. In order to locate the specific item I am interested in buying, I have to select a department, than a type of item etc. All that went fine. However, at the last step, where I can filter by size, color, manufacturer etc., the selections don't respond to my mouse, and the word "javascript:void(0)" shows up on the bottom left of my screen.
I have windows 7, and I am using firefox. I initially thought that the problem was related to an add-on, so I disabled all add-ons.
That did not help, so I uninstalled all my add-ons!
I set the browser to delete my history, my cache, my site preferences, my active logins, my cookies etc., and then restarted firefox. The problem persists.
I also realized that when I try to shop at that site, and I start the process of selecting the department, the type of item etc, a page loads with filters already selected, (eg. size, color, brand) apparently from a previous instance of shopping. I can not change those filters. when my mouse hovers over the filter option icons, that is where the "javascript:void(0)" word shows up on the bottom of my screen.
I tried to shop using Internet explorer, and chrome. The exact problem happened with those browsers too.
I contacted the technical support at that online store, and they insist there are no technical problems with the site.
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Answer:"javascript:void(0)" is preventing me from shopping at one online store.

What you're seeing in the status bar is neither unusual nor an error message.  Generally one sees that particular phrasing when a pop-up is the most likely result of your mouse click.  You'll see it when you hover even before clicking on some browsers.
 
I suspect an actual coding error on the website itself, and they do happen.  You might want to contact the company in question to report this and see what their reply is.

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I'm running on w10 TP build 10149 on my L920. When I searched for the apps like modern combat 5, overkill they were not shown on both the store apps. When I tried to install them through browser both the store apps shows apps are unavailable to download. Any workarounds there?

Answer:Apps unavailable on w10 mobile store apps

Are these apps region locked? If so, changing the phone region to US might help. You can always go back to whatever it was, once the apps are installed.

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Its been a while since my store app and apps like groove, mail, calendar, calculator have stopped working. Nothing happens when i click on them. I have tried all the fixes possible, powershell, wsreset etc. Can someone please tell me a way to fix it, other than refreshing or resetting my laptop.

Answer:Store apps and other windows apps not working

Originally Posted by Major Hawk Its been a while since my store app and apps like groove, mail, calendar, calculator have stopped working. Nothing happens when i click on them. I have tried all the fixes possible, powershell, wsreset etc. Can someone please tell me a way to fix it, other than refreshing or resetting my laptop. resetting the laptop should be a good solution, especially if you choose the option that lets you keep your files while programs are erased - but just in case, do a backup before resetting

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can someone post a comprehensive list of apps that ship with windows 8, and a list of currently available multimedia, web browser, and utilities apps available in the windows store, along with any news and weather apps please?

trying to find a list of apps on the net is a ye olde pain in the tukous...

Answer:apps that ship with windows 8 and apps available in store

Originally Posted by xraiderv1


can someone post a comprehensive list of apps that ship with windows 8, and a list of currently available multimedia, web browser, and utilities apps available in the windows store, along with any news and weather apps please?

trying to find a list of apps on the net is a ye olde pain in the tukous...



That's because there are thousands of em and more are added daily. So any list would be out of date.

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I think the app suspension feature as implemented pretty poorly without the option to disable this behaviour for select apps. I'd like to use the apps but I simply can't seeing that the main programs I use break when they're suspended.

Skype stops all contentions and will rarely give me message notification on new conversation, and while most types of downloads in Chrome will break including streams and sometimes even normal http downloads. If I want to check on another app like Skype or my email I'd like to switch from Chrome and come back hoping my stream be complete or download still working. Instead I have to juggle my apps around to make sure Chrome never leaves the screen for more than 5 seconds or I'll have to start all over

I wouldn't mind if Skype and Chrome were in the background using memory 100% of the time. I know this should be left to the developer to improve the background app functionality, but for the time being is there any way I can prevent suspension?

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For the past few days, I've been wrestling with Store (beta) issues.

It worked, it didn't work, it sort of worked.....
When it worked, it offered 10 updates to apps
update all did not work, so I updated them individually by hitting the down arrow
Reader updated - others didn't
I hit the retry arrow and some more got updated
I hit the retry arrow again on the ones that remained until they updated
Mail app and Store (beta) did not
MS games were not offered and are not on the Store (beta) page
Uninstalled apps were offered - screw that! They need to fix that

Then it stopped working altogether - and surprisingly, MS games didn't work even though there was no update offered.

I ran wsreset and re-registered the apps ( a few failed to re-register bcz they were in use - Cortana!)
I also ran the app trouble shooter

Somewhere along the way, Store (green) started working again (oh yeah, I forgot to mention that MS store was broken - both of them) (beta) still just sat there or disappeared after launch

Fiddle, fiddle fiddle - today I am able to run both Store apps
I ran (beta) and offered 7 updates - everything but Store (beta) was updated by hitting the retry button when necessary. I noticed that the update incremented .2 mb each time I hit retry (17 MB to 40 MB all .2 mb at a time)
I reported this to MS.

I went to Store (green) to see about my games ... no updates. I uninstalled both Mahjong and Solitaire, then installed them from Store (green), remember, ... Read more

Answer:Store, Store (beta), and apps

Slartybart said:

One cool thing is that the MS games are windowed now and...... and..... and you no longer have to wade though the sign-in window just to locally play a game on your machine. I considered that extraneous step a big issue. Why continually ask the user to sign in when they never have or they always hit cancel. The likelihood of them signing-in when they launch the app is minimal and they'll just be upset every time they take a break to play a game at work

I think MS was working behind the scenes and nothing I did actually solved the issue(s) other than reinstalling the games



I'm also having Store (beta) issues and have never had it working yet, but live in hope. I haven't tried the app troubleshooter yet though.

I wanted to ask you about the MS games. Do you play the Daily Challenges? If so, do you get 30 second-long ads that advertise other MS games but are not very good graphical quality?

I recently started getting these after a new install, and I'm unconvinced that they are genuine.

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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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I've noticed that even though I didn't run 'Reader' it's running and in Task Manager.
At times I also see 'Store' running when I haven't run it.
Any way to prevent unwanted apps from running??

BTW. I'm well aware of how to close them.

James

Answer:Preventing Apps From Staying in Memory

Try Alt + F4. bye, bye app

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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 recently had a couple of trips back and forwards to a high street shop. The first copy of Railroadtycoon 3 installed successfully but the play disk was not recognised. The replacement cds had different symtoms, the install disk setup.exe would show up in the task manager but no subsequent cd reading activity would occur.Has any other people discovered problems with new software's copy protection preventing new installs potentially due to over zealous copyright protection?

Answer:CD/DVD burning apps preventing game installs?

Yes - I had this with FS2004, though I'm not sure that it had anything to do with copy protection. Go into Device Manager and find your IDE Controller (this is easy to accomplish using "view by connection" mode; it'll have your drives hanging on the end of it). Select the channel that your CD/DVD drive is on (most have it on secondary - you'll know) and have a look at the transfer mode. I solved all my problems by amending this from "BIOS default" to "PIO Mode".

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Answer:Why am I recieving message that 2 apps are preventing me from shutting down on my Windows 10 P.C.?

When it says that, it shows you what the apps are... this is not uncommon if you have unsaved work and the app prompts to save it.

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I ran the following in Powershell and received the following answer:
C:\WINDOWS\system32>PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + \AppxManife
st.xml ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"
Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
error 0x80070490: Cannot process the AntaraSoftware.AlarmClockHD_5.6.0.0_x64__7jhd16s0b93qm package because the following error was encountered while
retrieving the 4 property for the value 'Assets\StoreLogo.png': Element not found.
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] aa21e529-7a17-0003-7c69-22aa177ad101 in the Event Log or use the command line Get-AppxLog
-ActivityID aa21e529-7a17-0003-7c69-22aa177ad101
At line:1 char:97
+ ... fest.xml ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manife ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File...ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

Answer:Windows 10 App Store does not open, for that matter no app store apps open at all. What could the problem be?

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...?page=6&auth=1
Scroll down to see Pranav...'s answer. Helped me once
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Hello.

I have an Asus GAC computer with Windows 8 OEM version.
When I go to Windows store I see the 8.1 upgrade notification.
When I click on it I get a message asking me to do all the upadates.
When I do all the updates, the Store notification disappears.

I have to uninstall some updates to have the notification back on the Windows store but still asking me to do all the available updates.

Is there something wrong and is there a solution.

My Windows 8 version is fully activated 'ASUS OEM)

Thanks a lot for your help.

Answer:Windows 8.1 store notification disappears after doing wind

Hello Jmm78, and welcome to Eight Forums.

See if the tutorial below may be able to help. The yellow tip box under step 4 should be good for this.

Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Show notification from these apps has only onedrive and feedback. How to add apps like calender etc?

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I'm having startup issues with a Windows 10 Build:
Cumulative update for Windows 10 ver. 1511
KB3192444. (I hope I copied it correctly).

Before this update is installed the problem doesn't exist, after it's installed it does.
I posted this issue here but have not gotten any help.
Because windows 10 automatically installs updates I needed to go into Group Policy Editor-Computer Configuration-Windows Components-Windows Update and set it to
"Notify for download and notify for install"

But, when I go back into settings for windows update advanced settings, the choose how updates are installed has remained with the same 2 options.

How can I be sure that Windows 10 does not install this update????
Does changing this setting in GPE work ok?

Any help will be appreciated,
James

Answer:Preventing Auto Updates

Hi, to hide (stop) a particular update see:
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi,
Right now i have about 56 updates pending, most of them office updates, and a couple of Windows updates.
I've discovered that a update is preventing my PC from sleeping, as when i do a system restore back to before i updated my PC will sleep, and then instaill them again my PC wont sleep.

I'm assuming its a windows update rather than an office update causing this problem.
Is there a better way to see which update is causing the problem rather than instailling each update, one by one?

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I've somehow got some malware/ trojans/ viruses, whatever you may call them, and I'm unable to update my spyware/ anti-virus software. I currently have Spybot, Zonealarm pro, ad-aware pro and a recent download of the free avg anti virus...all of which are outdated. Can anybody please assist in the removal of these things causing the problems?

Thank you!
 

Answer:virus preventing updates

Welcome! to MajorGeeks.com!

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given further down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in Safe Mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
To avoid additional delay i... Read more

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I'm having startup issues with a Windows 10 Build:
Cumulative update for Windows 10 ver. 1511
KB3192444. (I hope I copied it correctly).

Before this update is installed the problem doesn't exist, after it's installed it does.
I posted this issue here but have not gotten any help.
Because windows 10 automatically installs updates I needed to go into Group Policy Editor-Computer Configuration-Windows Components-Windows Update and set it to
"Notify for download and notify for install"

But, when I go back into settings for windows update advanced settings, the choose how updates are installed has remained with the same 2 options.

How can I be sure that Windows 10 does not install this update????
Does changing this setting in GPE work ok?

Any help will be appreciated,
James

Answer:Preventing Auto Updates

Hi, to hide (stop) a particular update see:
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi
How to reset "notification from these apps" windows 10 ?
I have uninstalled apps on the list .

Answer:How to reset notification from these apps

Do you mean this https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...a.html#option2

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Hi
How to reset "notification from these apps" windows 10 ?
I have uninstalled apps on the list .

Answer:How to reset notification from these apps

Do you mean this Action Center - Use in Windows 10

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how to add apps in the notification setting,,casue i have only three apps appearing...

Answer:How do I add apps in notification + action?

Wait until you receive a toast notification from one of those apps - then they will show up in the action centre settings.

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Is there any way to disable the Windows 10 All Apps New Notification on the Start menu, I noticed it's constantly telling me I have a new app installed even though I don't.
Scrolling through the applications removes the notification but after some time it comes back again

See screenshot
Thanks in advance
Ged

Answer:Windows 10 All Apps New Notification

I was curious about this notification as well. I always get it, but there's nothing new. I was thinking it might be caused by updates to existing apps.

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Is there any way to disable the Windows 10 All Apps New Notification on the Start menu, I noticed it's constantly telling me I have a new app installed even though I don't.
Scrolling through the applications removes the notification but after some time it comes back again

See screenshot
Thanks in advance
Ged

Answer:Windows 10 All Apps New Notification

I was curious about this notification as well. I always get it, but there's nothing new. I was thinking it might be caused by updates to existing apps.

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What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?
Apparently whoever designed Windows update never considered the possibility of people using small SSD drives that only have a fraction of the space required to run applications. Everything worked under Windows 7, although I did have to do some tweaking to get it to install apps directly to drive E: (my multi-terabyte hard drive). After installing Windows Update, I had to do the same registry tweak to make it install programs on drive E:, and it worked fine the first six weeks or so, but then it started routinely breaking one or two of my applications with each update. The problem was initially tedious to fix, but I eventually got everything working. However, I was not successful at getting Windows to comply with running my Chrome browser from E: I finally relented, and moved as many of the commonly used apps to drive C: (the SSD) and consequently had to set the cache size smaller. Everything was fine for another month or so.
However, beginning sometime in November, Windows updates started failing. It schedules an update, runs the update, reboots my computer, says the update failed, and reboots the computer again, uninstalled the update, and then it works. This was an annoyance, but since it only happened once a month, I put up with it.
Recently however, Windows has started retrying updates every few days, and doesn't bother warning me in advance or asking my permission. It just unceremoniously shuts... Read more

Answer:What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?

In updates, there is a setting to schedule restart, usually 3am. Can you check that setting is enabled?

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i keep getting this message. i have already disabled automatic updates through group policy editor.

Answer:updates preventing my computer from shutting down

With this batch script you can automatically close apps not responding at shutdown in windows. Please execute the batch script as a administrator.

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I have a Compaq desktop at home running Windows 7 Home Premium. My girlfriend has a user account on it that she uses from time to time. She sometimes needs to restart the computer. When she tries to do that, many times the shut down screen shows "Install updates and Restart" as the default action. Is there a way to eliminate that option for her account or at least make Restart or Shutdown, without installing updates, the default choice? She is careful about changing the option, but I am concerned she might slip up one time.

I have no desire to upgrade to Windows 10 at this time (Yes, I know the free upgrade offer is supposed to end at the end of June). On my account, I manually go through the list of new available updates and remove any that are related to preparing the computer for Windows 10 or actually downloading and installing it.
 

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Info in this thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/736643-automatic-updates-rundll32-error.html

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:55:39 PM, on 8/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.dell.com/
O3 - Toolbar: AIM Toolbar - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AIM Toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avi... Read more

Answer:MalWare preventing Automatic Updates?

Er hm, was I suppose to post the HJT log while in non-safe mode?
 

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hello everyone,
my sons laptop has acquired a virus. (an acer aspire 5100 on xp)basically it is preventing any windows updates & any security scans. It is clever; for example if i attempt trend micro house call i get blue screen & the pc shuts down immediately. When i reboot it refers to fat32 as follows:
checking file system on c the type of the file system is fat32.

i have current subscription to trend micro internet security for three pc's but can't download due to the virus.
i am not a "power user" but i am capable of starting the the laptop in safe mode & carrying out basic tasks.(but it appears to be stopping that unless i'm doing something wrong with the "f8" key)

how serious is this & is there the idiots guide to a resolution?
thanks for looking bob (uk)
 

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Hello.

I posted in the Vista section about trouble I am having with updates installing. One person replied that "[b]ecause of the large number of problems in category items that [I] posted, and the corrupted SFC store," before I do anything else, I should post in this forum to make sure my system isn't infected.

To briefly summarize what I posted over there, I can't get some updates to install, and I have some corrupted files (or corrupted something . . . I honestly don't know enough to know what the problem is).

Here is what I got when I ran the dds:


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 16:00:03.31 on Thu 04/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16830 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1118 [GMT -5:00]

AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:Possible malware infection preventing updates

Hello ti2,

I'm not seeing any malware in these logs. You can run an online scan and see if it detects anything lurking about. It can take some time, so please be patient and allow it to run it's full course:

**Vista users - right click on the IE icon and run as administrator

Using Internet Explorer or Firefox, visit http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/par...avwebscan.html

1. Click Accept, when prompted to download and install the program files and database of malware definitions.


2. To optimize scanning time and produce a more sensible report for review:Close any open programs
Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

3. Click Run at the Security prompt. The program will then begin downloading and installing and will also update the database. Please be patient as this can take several minutes.Once the update is complete, click on My Computer under the green Scan bar to the left to start the scan.
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.
Do NOT be alarmed by what you see in the report. Many of the finds have likely been quarantined.
Click View scan report at the bottom.



Click the Save as Text button to save the file to your desktop so that you may post it in your next reply

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Hello guys, I hope I've posted this in the correct place. I'm only averagely tech minded so I'll try my best

I'm running Windows XP (sp3) and mostly use Chrome browser with IE occasionally.

My Avira Free has refused to net update for over 24hrs, and when I look at Internet Options I see the 'use proxy server' button is checked although I've previously un-checked it. I've managed to download manually from Avira and am currently running a scan with it & Malwarebytes.

I have some log files but I take notice of the warning against posting hijack this logs in this forum.

There are several processes & files that look decidedly fishy to me but am not sure of where/how to proceed. "ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:49717" for example!

I also use Malwarebytes free version & update & scan regularly with this & Avira free AV.

I usually scan any potentially fishy files with AV & MWB before downloading but something's gotten through (could be another user when I've not been here is responsible) or can hardware like a cheap chinese USB hub be responsible?

Answer:malware &/or virus (I think) is preventing AV updates

Welcome joolzLet's run these as I feel you have a rootkit.Many malwares like to change the proxy setting on you.Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.... Read more

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Under System - Notifications & actions - Show notifications from these apps I have three entries that have no symbol and a strange looking name.



I noticed these strange looking apps after the Anniversary update.

I think the Insider Hub and Windows Feedback apps can be removed from this list as they have been mergered to the Feedback Hub, but I don't know how to do this.

The Microsoft.Messaging app looks like it need to be repaired, but which is the best way to do this?

I would really appreciate some help in resolving this issue as it is starting to get on my nerve.

Thanks.

David

Answer:How do I repair apps in the notification list

This tutorial may have a solution for you.

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

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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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Microsoft all apps are on Android But why Google chrome and all Google apps are not on Windows Phone? Please bring all Google apps on Windows phone.

Answer:Microsoft all apps are on Android But why Goolgle apps on Windows Phone?

The simplest way to put this is: Microsoft is a nice company. Google isn't.

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