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Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 update from the Store

Question: Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 update from the Store

Posted in error. (Relates to tablets).

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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SEATTLE, May 27 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it has withdrawn a security update for its Windows XP software after discovering that it switched off Internet connections for some of the 600000 users who downloaded and installed it.

http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2003/05/27/rtr983641.html
 

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Microsoft is investigating behavior where systems may not recover from a restart, or applications cannot load, after security update 2823324 is applied. We recommend that customers uninstall this update. As an added precaution, Microsoft has removed the download links to the 2823324 update while we investigate.You receive an Event ID 55 or a 0xc000021a Stop error in Windows 7 after you install security update 2823324MS13-036: Description of the security update for the Windows file system kernel-mode driver (ntfs.sys): April 9, 2013...Weve determined that the update, when paired with certain third-party software, can cause system errors...KB2839011 Released to Address Security Bulletin Update Issue

Answer:Microsoft pulls security update for Windows and Windows Server

Hum, just checked my update history and found 2823324 is installed and as yet no problems.
 
For now I will not try to fix something that ain't broken and wait and see what happens next.
 
from everything written about the problem it seems to only affect systems with certain software installed, which I hopefully don't need.
 
Nev.

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See http://www.infoworld.com/article/2834930/security/microsoft-yanks-botched-patch-kb-2949927-re-issues-kb-2952664.html ,
 
This may explain problems that some have had recently.
 
Above link posted only for info, I see no reason to turn this into a MS bash session, as some seem inclined to do when an opportunity presents itself..
 
This topic is now closed.
 
Louis

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Microsoft officials say the latest Windows 10 cumulative update fixes problems some users were having with Windows Store. What else is in it? We have no idea.
 
The newest cumulative update is KB3081438. The Microsoft Support page says nothing about the specific features and fixes that are new to this update beyond "This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10."
 

Article

Answer:Microsoft's third Windows 10 cumulative update said to fix Store issues

"This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality"
Any update with a vague description like that should be considered suspicious. If I were offered an update worded like that for my windows 8.1 machine I would definitely refuse it, if they won't say what it is for it is either not important or not pleasant. Remember that this is the sort of language which was the wording used for the KB page of kb3035583 when it was first released (it's page has been updated since to give a more accurate description of what it does, but when that update first came out it's page was all vague like that).

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Intel has temporarily pulled its just-released TRIM firmware update (02HA) and associated SSD Toolbox from their download site, following a number of reported problems with the new software. Details remain scarce at the moment, but according to several posts on Intel's support forums, users are left with a disk read error and no way to load Windows after rebooting from a seemingly successful firmware upgrade.


more..

Answer:Intel pulls SSD firmware update amid Windows 7 issues

Oh dear...looks like the really screwed up this time, especially is someone's importaint data like docs, pics, etc just went up in flames

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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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From Microsoft pulls the plug on Kin by Ina Fried:
Amid slow sales, Microsoft has decided to halt work on its Kin phone, focusing instead on its Windows Phone 7 effort, CNET has learned.
The phone will not ship in Europe, as planned, and the company is shifting the team's workers to focus on Windows Phone 7, the Microsoft smartphone operating system due out later this year. Andy Lees, who heads up the company's cell phone efforts announced the move to Microsoft workers earlier on Wednesday, according to a source close to the company.
Microsoft confirmed the move in a statement to CNET.
"We have made the decision to focus exclusively on Windows Phone 7 and we will not ship KIN in Europe this fall as planned," the company said. "Additionally, we are integrating our KIN team with the Windows Phone 7 team, incorporating valuable ideas and technologies from KIN into future Windows Phone releases. We will continue to work with Verizon in the U.S. to sell current KIN phones."

More at the above-linked article.

Answer:Microsoft pulls the plug on Kin

Thanx Corrine....
I dont know if i would trust using a phone on the Microsoft network!! (I dont trust them,they have gotton quite intrusive)

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Heres the latest about XP SP2.
http://management.silicon.com/itdirector/0,39024673,39123224,00.htm
 

Answer:Microsoft pulls plug on XP SP2

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Hi, I have a problem with a Windows 10 store on my desktop PC. This is not a phone.
I have the latest build 10240 with all of the updates installed. The last few updates installed over last night and then my Store app stopped working.
I searched reddit and found some guys have a similar problem:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3ej38n/store_update_stuck_on_00mb/
The thing was that when I tried to open the Store app this morning I've got a message: Before you can shop, we need to update the Store
I then pressed Update button and then It tries to update the Store app.
But then it just says Pending and it doesn't do anything for the whole day now.
I think there must be some other applications waiting for an update and they all got stuck.
Does any have any idea how to open the store?

Answer:Windows 10 Desktop (not for phones) Store update pending. How can I open the store?

Exactly the same problem here in New Zealand on 2 machines. 10240 is installed on both PCs and they simply refuse to download any data from the store that will perform the store update. One PC is sitting on the "pending" which the other gets a little further to "0.0 MB of 40.1 MB...". It is only a few days until official launch so these basic bugs really ought to have been sorted by now :-(

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Hi, I am running a Windows Vista Ultimate version 6.0 and I get a pop up frequently as "Microsoft store update center failed and stopped working". My updates didnot work as it fails and when I open many of the applications it says the program has been stopped working, I am sure I don't have a virus. I have Mcafee and MSE. But Please help me how to fix all these problems.Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks...
 

Answer:Microsoft store update manager failed

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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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Sony has put the kibosh on a new update for the PS3 after that update created bootup problems for many users.

A host of PS3 owners who installed update 4.45 on their consoles have been reporting the trouble on Sony's PlayStation forum since Tuesday. The update, which was designed to let people turn trophy notifications on or off, essentially renders the console unusable. Users are complaining that the PS3 freezes at some point during the bootup process.



Read more at: Sony pulls buggy PS3 update after user complaints | Internet & Media - CNET News

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Sony has put the kibosh on a new update for the PS3 after that update created bootup problems for many users.

A host of PS3 owners who installed update 4.45 on their consoles have been reporting the trouble on Sony's PlayStation forum since Tuesday. The update, which was designed to let people turn trophy notifications on or off, essentially renders the console unusable. Users are complaining that the PS3 freezes at some point during the bootup process.



Read more at: Sony pulls buggy PS3 update after user complaints | Internet & Media - CNET News

Answer:Sony pulls buggy PS3 update after user complaints

Well, I got the update last night. Hopefully it doesn't cause too big of a problem.

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

Thanks
Mazhar

Answer:How to add app into microsoft windows 8 store

Hello Mazhar, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Here you go:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SFC /scannow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SFC /scannow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

Thanks,

Ricardo

Answer:Microsoft Store does not work on Windows 10

Hello Ricardo and welcome to Ten Forums.

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

Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Run in Windows 10

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Hi,

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

Thanks,

Ricardo

Answer:Microsoft Store does not work on Windows 10

Hello Ricardo and welcome to Ten Forums.

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 8 Microsoft Store Atlanta

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Store app for Windows Phone?

The app was discontinued.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope this helps you out!

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Are there any ways to block the Microsoft store on Windows 10 Pro now that the official method by Microsoft was removed with the anniversary update? Or at the very least, is there a way to stop people from downloading and installing apps? Even though the user is logged on as a User, not Administrator, they can still install the app (but not traditional software executables). Is there a way I can maybe do this on the network level by blocking ports?

I do have some Enterprise licenses but I would rather not have to waste them if the computer already comes with Windows 10 Pro.
 

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Microsoft promises fix for the windows 10 store issues

Microsoft Promises Fix For The Windows 10 Store Issues - Windows 10 News and Updates

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For the last year, almost every day I have gone to> SETTINGS, Updates & Security, Activation, Go To Store, and clicked on the $138.00 to buy a Windows 10 Pro Product Key and ALWAYS get an error message window that states: "Give it another Try" Something went wrong.
It's been impossible to purchase a Windows 10 PRO product Key. No one has yet been able to help me resolve this issue.
Please, is there any other way a person can purchase a Windows 10 PRO product Key?
Anyone??
Frustrated but thanks

Answer:Can't Purchase Windows 10 Pro Product Key via PC Microsoft Store

Have you contacted Microsoft...?

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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 personally would love it!
And I'm not talking about support from companies like Kobo, but a section on the store like Music, Apps, Film and Games

Answer:Would you buy e-books if Microsoft sold them on the Windows 10 store?

According to this advice: http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...ion-forum.html, our Ask a Question forum is designed for members and guests to receive fast help when faced with technical issues that are keeping their device from functioning properly.
What you are asking is something that leads into a prolonged discussion.
Furthermore, unregistered guests may not post replies. There is no way for you to participate in the discussion that you set up. IMHO, that removes much of the value in it for yourself and others.
If you wish to have a serious discussion on this topic, I would urge you to join the site and post your inquiry in a more suitable forum. In this instance, I would recommend General Windows Phone Discussion Lounge - Windows Central Forums.
Please see this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.
As the thread is outside the scope and mandate of AaQ and you are unable to post replies to facilitate the conversation, this thread will be closed.

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Microsoft promises fix for the windows 10 store issues

Microsoft Promises Fix For The Windows 10 Store Issues - Windows 10 News and Updates

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Many Windows 10 users are facing Store related issues as can be seen in various forums. Microsoft Windows Store team has also identified some of the top Store related issues and is working on their diagnosis and fixes.
Some of the Store issues being identified and mentioned by the Windows Store quality team in Answers are : Store launch failures : When you click on Store app to open, it just opens for a moment and closes or not opening at all. App updates not completing or downloads getting stuck : While downloading new apps or updating existing apps from the Windows Store, one may notice that the app download stops in between without completing or the download appears to be persistently stuck at “Pending”. “Server Stumbled" error VCLibs system libraries being downloaded multiple times.Store is missing error
So Microsoft Windows Store team has identified these top Store issues and is working on to fix them. Microsoft appreciating the users patience is working on the details to determine and deploy fixes. It will be posted or informed as soon these are ready. (Source:meraTechPort) EDIT 14/08/2015 : Many users reporting that now they can download their stuck 'pending 'apps in Store..so seems Microsoft already fixing the glitches..no details yet from Microsoft.

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I upgraded Windows 8.1 pro to Windows 10, the Microsoft Store only worked for once and then it would never get started, it quits each time I try to run it. I only cancelled a game download from the Store before this happened.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNj...Teet-wkrbeVbnQ

What is going on? Is there a solution to this?

Answer:Windows 10 Microsoft Store Quitting Issue

lanmeiyu123 said:

I upgraded Windows 8.1 pro to Windows 10, the Microsoft Store only worked for once and then it would never get started, it quits each time I try to run it. I only cancelled a game download from the Store before this happened.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNj...Teet-wkrbeVbnQ

What is going on? Is there a solution to this?



I am a windows insider. I have been complaining about their "modern apps" failures for 6 months now. Most people tried to shut me up by saying they were test releases. But as we got closer and closer, I escalated more and more including Satya Nadella and Gabe Aul. They seemed to come out with bandaid fixes but never addressed the root cause. While the store is likely to stabilize over time, you can look forward to problems with other modern apps like "People", "Microsoft Money (Finance)", and other apps that are the ones generally supporting live tiles. Mail and calendar have not been resistant to this problem. While I suspect that data in your users/appdata folder is getting corrupted, windows folks in Redmond have been keeping mum about this issue. So sorry for your experience with Windows 10. I can tell you that classic apps seems to be pretty rock solid. In my opinion, only when Microsoft starts debugging with tracing and a sniffer on their network do they have a chance of resolving this. My experience is that they keep recoding and hope it goes away. Best of lu... Read more

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after imputing my account detail, i get a message that activation failed.
''we were trying to activate your phone without troubling you about it, but something went wrong, so we need some more information before we can continue. Tap close and we'll explain.''
when i tap close, it takes me to another page asking me to provide an activation code. please help me out because this is very frustrating

Answer:i cant log into my microsoft account on my htc windows 8X so i cant download from the app store.

can you enter the account using a browser on a pc? you might have two-step authentication turned on, which is why it asks for an activation code?
then again an 'activation code' is only needed when you're trying to activate sth :/

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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 recently upgraded my pc from windows 7 to windows 10 from iso file. now when i m trying to download any app from store. sign in required, and when i am click to sign in option the new window just pop up and loading for a moment and window show that "something went wrong - please try again latter" and i do that several times but it still show that now please help me to solve this problem

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"Full of" may be a little strong (maybe not).
But you have to be careful where ever you shop. There is a post over at the JRiver Media Center forum about a guy RAMESH NAGALLA who is selling JRiver for $3.99 - and bunch of other programs that he doesn't own. Apparently he has a lot of software for sale (JRiver, Zoom Player, Tomb Raider, etc.) that he doesn't have licensing agreement for.
I bet it would be tough to get refund from this guy.

-here's an article on the situation (old but relevant):
http://www.howtogeek.com/194993/the-...icrosoft-care/

Microsoft need to get tougher on this. BTW - Apple charges $100 year to put apps on their store (making less like a crook will make a profit before he/she is caught and kicked off the site).

Answer:So the Microsoft Windows Store is full of scammers.

CountryBumkin said:

"Full of" may be a little strong (maybe not).
But you have to be careful where ever you shop. There is a post over at the JRiver Media Center forum about a guy RAMESH NAGALLA who is selling JRiver for $3.99 - and bunch of other programs that he doesn't own. Apparently he has a lot of software for sale (JRiver, Zoom Player, Tomb Raider, etc.) that he doesn't have licensing agreement for.

I bet it would be tough to get refund from this guy.
http://www.howtogeek.com/194993/the-...icrosoft-care/

Microsoft need to get tougher on this. BTW - Apple charges $100 year to put apps on their store (making less like a crook will make a profit before he/she is caught and kicked off the site).



hey. dont be so sceptical about the new main feature of windows 10. you can now buy or try software via a software that pretends not to be a internet browser entirely layouted for showing you colorful squares with descriptions below it...ehhhh....waiiiiit a secooond...

also -> buy software via a bought software ... -> INCEPTION!

Hold on I am just receiving something...
MS-Marketing department live leaked communication:

- "Yo Cyril I think we really managed to sell our users a Windows 7/8 with an App Store that will generate even more turnaround for us and we just called it Windows 10, isn't that awesome and fabulous at the same time?"

- "Yeah Christopher, thats right, topkek!!! Apple was right, you really can sel... Read more

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Hello,

I have installed windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop which had Windows 7

but after installation of Windows 10 i can not able to open

Microsoft edge, Store, setting from starts menu.

It always comes with an error message "Element not found"

Can u please help what can I do to solve this problem?

Thanks

Answer:microsoft edge and store not working in Windows 10

had the same problem. check if DNS service is running. I had mine turned off due to a large host file, but when enabled it they started working.

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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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Im running Windows 8,1.
From the Windows Store I try to install Skype.
I click Install, and I get the message: "Add Windows Account" - here I type emailaddress & Password, but I get the message "Wrong password - be sure to use the correct password for your Microsoft Account"
The problem is, that it is the correct password - I can open a browser and succesfully login to my Microsoft account.
I have also tryed to reset my password, but same story.
Can any one please help me in this matter?
Kind regards,
Gert Eriksen.

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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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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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Hello, I do own a Microsoft Lumia 550 from the 30th of December '15 and I didn't have a problem with it since the last days, when I wanted to download from the Windows Store the app called "CSR Racing". It downloads until the end, it stays there 5 minutes and after that it shows up an error code. I did install a lot of other apps from the Store but it seems this one is the only one that doesn't want to install and to be ready to go. Can somebody help me with my problem?
P.S: The phone itself came with Windows 10 installed and I did do the phone update(s) and did install all app updates, I even did a factory reset to see if that solves the problem, but no luck there :(

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I own a Lumia 650 and when I get emails from the Microsoft store or just go there from the browser its mangled garbage. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a setting issue? You would think Microsoft would have a site that works with Windows phones they sell.

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

Answer:Microsoft Windows Store error code 0x87AF000B

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

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I have Windows 10 and the Microsoft Solitaire Collection has stopped loading. I was going to uninstall it and reinstall from the app store but the app store will not load either. Now What?

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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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A BUDDY OF MINE BORROWERD MY SURFACE WELL ITS RUNNING ON A 8.1 WINDOWS.HE THOUGHTB WAS DOING ME A FAVOR BY UPGRADING TO WINDOWS 10 WELL IT HAS CRASDHED ? CAN NOT OPEN WINDOWS STORE DOWNLOAD ANY APPS ANY UPDATES ETC. CAN SOMEONE BREAK IT DOWN FOR ME IS IT
THROUGH OR CAN SOME NICE INDIVIDUAL WALK ME OUT OF THE CRASH AND HELP RECOVERY MY SURFACE IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED

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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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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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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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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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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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Came across this by accident after just watching a video. Haven't seen any post about it on this forums so, here it is. You simply press the following combination of keyboard keys, and Edge, or any other Windows Store application instantly enters full-screen mode:Ctrl + Win + Enter
Press the same combination of keyboard keys to exit full-screen mode, or hover you mouse pointer to the top right corner of your screen and click the exit full-screen button.
Not sure why this handy feature isn't readily accessible via a shortcut in Edge's overflow menu, but that's typical of microsoft...

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I find it perplexing that Microsoft still hasn't considered adding the ability to share Windows Store apps between all accounts on a shared PC like a family desktop. There are several feedback items in the Feedback Hub calling for sharing options ranging from sharing apps across accounts added on the PC to sharing with accounts added as your family on all your PCs.
Consider a simple scenario. I own Quantum Break on the Windows Store through my Xbox One Pre-order. Now I would like to install the game on my family desktop and be able to have it playable on other user accounts on my PC. Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn't make this a straight forward process like it is on platforms like Xbox One or Steam. The only way you can do it is by adding all other accounts to your family and then changing the Windows Store account on all those accounts to my Microsoft Account.
I don't have to state how archaic this whole process is. Given how much Microsoft is promoting Xbox Play Anywhere these days, they really should focus on making these basic scenarios simple first. As it stands, I cant convince anyone in my circle of family and friends to invest in the Xbox ecosystem if it cant deliver these features which steam has had for years.

Answer:Why hasn't Microsoft implemented Windows Store app sharing between accounts on a single PC?

I'm sincere: first time I herd that. Accounts were created for differentiate people on the same machine, avoiding damages or interferences.
On desktops, when you install most apps / progs , if you choose Custom install instead of Fast, it will ask sooner or later "Applies on your account or all accounts"

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My phone is fully updated however my store is grey and when I click on it, it says that I need an update which I can "get from the store". Any advice thanks?

Answer:Windows store needs update

Originally Posted by Jade Vare My phone is fully updated however my store is grey and when I click on it, it says that I need an update which I can "get from the store". Any advice thanks? try restarting your phone and checking again
Which OS version are you on? And which device?

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Looks like a new version of the store came down the pipe in last day. Updated manually, verified no issues detected. Working still for all user accoints. Recommend creating a restore point prior to the update just in case!

Answer:Windows Store update

Thanks for the information. Just got the update.

Jeff

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Hey guys I was wondering if I can update my windows 8 which came pre-installed to 8.1 without going to the store and waiting for it to be downloaded.
Is there any ISO online where I can readily download the image and update it? Its a HP laptop.

Answer:Windows 8.1 update ISO without the store

Windows updates stand alone will come either winth .msi or .msu extension, not ISO. You can try this link to download:
Windows Updates Downloader (WUD) Program Files

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Looks like a new version of the store came down the pipe in last day. Updated manually, verified no issues detected. Working still for all user accoints. Recommend creating a restore point prior to the update just in case!

Answer:Windows Store update

Thanks for the information. Just got the update.

Jeff

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Dear All,

1. I asked a similar question recently on Apple Forum here.
2. I personally understand perhaps the reasoning, not to debate here. It does pose certain challenge in certain scenario. Just need to know more basis due to future work area deployment. If you need to ask, I only have one Windows 8 computer at work now and I have never touched that unit from start because the user is particularly sensitive towards that computer.

3. For Windows 8.1 (completely new device), is normal system /application software updates going through App Store? Do you need to enter credit card number in order to complete the update process? Or is it very similar to normal Windows 7 style traditional Windows Update?
 

Answer:Windows 8.1 App Store Update?

To update Win 8 to 8.1 you go through windows store, no credit card.

Win 8.1 updates go through Windows Updates.
 

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Okay now, today is October 18th and I've not got a Windows 8.1 update in store yet. I've Installed all the updates that were available for windows, restarted my PC several times but I still don't get it. What could be the reason and how do I get it?

Answer:Why don't I get a Windows 8.1 Update in store?

Have you checked with any of your friends locally to see if they have the update in the MS store? If not, then it's a problem with your country. If your friends, locally, have it then it could be any number of things....internet blockage, a data cap from your ISP, your computer and it goes on.

Is there something specifically from MS about your Country as to what version of the OS you get to install?

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hello i have update win 8 to windows 8.1 via windows store.i noticed today when cliking pc settings-restore &recovery-advance startup the option refresh and restore option isn't enable anymore.i see only these options:
1)shut down 2)logoff 3) advance startup.in microsoft community told me that if i dwonalod win 8.1 with windows store maybe the refresh -restore option isn't enable anymore .is that true?
1)can i downlaod win 8.1 without windows store?
2)with win 8 i choose refresh option or automatic repair by itself.now i need a disk for this job?sorry for my bad english

Answer:update win 8.1 from win 8 without windows store

you can download windows 8.1 setup media > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-refresh-media
you can choose to upgrade to windows 8.1 by running Setup.exe from within windows 8
or you can boot from the setup media and do a clean install of windows 8.1 (preferred method)

either way you will knock out the factory windows 8 recovery options

on-disk recovery is an OEM feature as windows does not set up the required image partition or capture the recovery image - so the setup media disk is required..
unless you create a recovery image and a recovery partition..

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I have Windows 8 Pro installed and there isn't an update option in store to update to 8.1. I checked and I have all the latest windows updates installed and it isn't enterprise. Is there anyway I can update to 8.1 or will I need to buy a disc?

Answer:Update to Windows 8.1 not in store?

You can not update to 8.1 if your pc does not meet the requirements. They are higher for 8.1 than they are for 8
What are your system specs, including your video and cpu?

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Hi,
I have built some live tiles using.. buildmypinnedsite.com/en to build live tiles with news and events from e.g. InvestNI news investni.com/news/index.html

Can this be done with an intranet feed, eg. <meta name=msapplication-notification content="frequency=30;polling-uri=http://ininet/rss/news%20summary.xml&amp;id=1;polling-uri2=http://ininet/rss/news%20summary.xml&amp;id=2;polling-uri3=http://ininet/rss/news%20summary.xml&amp;id=3;polling-uri4=http://ininet/rss/news%20summary.xml&amp;id=4;polling-uri5=http://ininet/rss/news%20summary.xml&amp;id=5;
cycle=1"/>
It doesn't pull through and only defaults to the logo specified in the "meta name=msapplication-square70x70logo"
Thanks for your time,
Ollie.

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We hope you enjoyed this week?s episode of This Week on Windows!

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Below we?ve rounded up some of the best Countdown deals, available now at Microsoft Store:
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PC Games
Save up to 50% on popular PC games for Windows 10, including these favorites:

Disneyland Adventures ? 35% off

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Forza Motorsport 7 Standard Edition ? 35% off

Gorgeous graphics and more than 700 Forzavista cars to collect bring you the danger and beauty of competitive racing at its limit.

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A delightful platformer for all ages that follows Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic, and lovable hero, on his quest to help his sister rescue the Book of Ages.

Xbox Consoles
For a limited time, buy an Xbox One X and get PlayerUnknown?s Battlegrounds, th... Read more

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I purchased last week ideapad s10-2 from microsoft store online which came preinstalled with windows 7.   Questions: 1.  Is it possible to create factory default disk/recovery disk on an external usb dvd/cd drive as the netbook has no optical disk drive2.  If so is it possible to recover from the exteral recovery disc created in case disk crashes I spoke to lenovo tech support in the US and they said they do not support these in netbook.   I read other posts on this forum and none of them talk about windows 7. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks,Shiva

Answer:Possible to create factory default/recovery disk on s10-2 with windows 7 sold by microsoft store?

If it has OneKey Recovery, and it works the same as the version that comes with the S12, then yes, you can create Factory Default Recovery Disks using an external usb cd/dvd burner. One would assume that you can do a recovery this way too.





Scott

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There litterally isnt a Store on my 830. I upgraded to Windows 10 and "boom" no store, and that means i cant gave any apps om my phone and I really need to download apps. Help it really sucks.

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Hello everyone! I updated my PC with W10 and I'm very happy with the OS but it have 2 issues that are boring me and probabily I will downgrade back to W8.1 . The first and the worst one is related to the Store: when I open it appears the Store image with some points in circles and the Store doesn't open, I had already waiting more than 1 hour and the screen mantained equal. The 2nd problem and the last is related to Windows Update : when I go the settings and try to enter in Windows Update, on the top appears some points and never open nothing related to Windows Update.
If someone could help, I will stay very thankful

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The store has 5 updates which get downloaded but will not install. Keep getting error code 0x80070490 try that again, can anybody help?
Mark.

Answer:Windows 10 Store update problem

Take a look at this.

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Seems like a minor thing, but it's driving me up the pole. Any advice is welcome. On all of my PCs save one the store live tile shows at boot, as it should, and works fine. On one, however (was clean installed at W10 release), the tile usually launches with no live tile content. It won't get the content either, however long I leave it to sit, unless I run up the app and switch off live tile updates in the app settings, then exit the settings page, then return to the app settings page and re-enable tile updates. Then they update straight away.
I can then even reboot if I want and the live tile will (usually) still be showing. After a while though, it'll revert back to an inactive basic plain tile with no live content requiring the same process again.
All other live tiles work fine (weather tile needs a jab very occasionally but that's always been the case with Windows). I have tried the trouble shooters for both apps and store as advised for W8 (not much W10 guidance available), tried turning the background task on and off, tried removing and re-adding the tile and the tile's live on/off switch (which doesn't even temp solve the issue like the in-app setting does), no luck.
With any other app I'd just uninstall and reinstall it. Does anyone know how to fix the store tile? Or anything I can try? There's no way I'm going to reinstall the whole of Windows because I can't uninstall and reinstall one app, that's just not sensible, so what can be done? Any way to delete the app file... Read more

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Hi,

I've recently bought a samsung windows 8 ultrabook, went on windows store today and realised i had 32 updates available so i went to install them and all that happens is 5 dots go across the screen at the top as if its loading then windows store crashes n nothings been updated, ive done this several times now and im at lost as to what to do. HELP!

Sad Person

Answer:Can't Update Apps in Windows Store

I had this same problem today.

easiest workaround I've found, is to uninstall the apps, make sure you mark down somehow what you own.. you'll need this list..

reboot the computer, load the app store, download the apps again.

it should download the app with no problem.

load the app as you would normally and have a nice day.

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I recently bought a Surface RT from Ebay. While it installs updates up to kb2919394, it finds no updates after this point. Also, once it reaches this point it will not allow me to install apps from the windows app store. Am I missing something, as I cannot
verify if that last update is the one causing the issue. Any suggestions as to how to resolve this issue as I have not been able to find one thus far.

Thanks

Jim

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I've been having an issue with the store lately. when I go to the downloads and updates page it's just blank. there's a check for updates button and when I click on it it reacts normally but nothing pops up. I don't even know if I'm getting app updates. I've tried running wsreset but that didn't work. anyone else have the same problem/know how to fix it?

Answer:windows store update issues

My suggestion is based on Windows PC, might not work the same if you are using a WMobile.
Have a look at this tutorial:
How to Re-register the Store in Windows 10https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

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I need to format the HDD and re-install XP. But I don't want to have to download all the updates again. So how do I save the downloaded files before I format?Cheers

Answer:Where does Windows Update store the updates in XP?

you will need to redownload and reinstall all the updates again after a format and reinstall of xp unfortunatly.but fortunatly here is a very good guide from powerless on how to save them to disc to do just that click here

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Hello,

1.I have very strange problem I checked my app updates auto is turn on and I even waited few days but my apps do not updated and I must to check for updates and install them manually

2. The Weather App does not display on the lock screen and I checked in my Dad computer 8.1 32 bit and his Bing weather app display info on the lock screen.

This is new computer after my old one with windows 8 died =/

Moreover clean install of windows 8.1 pro 64 bit and I have it for only 2weeks.

Help =/ ?

Thank,

Shaked Benratzon.

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i upgraded my windows 8.1 to windows 10. in windows store i could not able to update my all store apps like in windows 8.1. then how to update it on windows 10.

Answer:How do I update store apps in Windows 10?

Launch Store App and there is photo of you at top-right corner. Click on it and menu with some actions will be shown. There is an action "Download" or something like that.

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U have upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7. Problem is that I want to off auto updating apps in windows store, but it says news administrative authentication. Although, I have login as a administrator. Help! How to choose update app or not?

Answer:How to OFF auto update in windows store

I don't think you can turn it off.

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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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Hello everybody.

I've got windows 8.1 with the yesterdays update but the problem comes before this update.

Wen I open the Windows Shop, it always on the green screen and does not advance. I've done the following steps: 1 - I did WSReset.exe as administrator but the store is always like this. If you close and re-open the store, I get the same green screen;
2 - I downloaded the tool Windows 8 App Troubleshooter which tells me that I have an outdated graphics driver. Is not true because I have installed the latest version.
3 - UAC is turned on but without success;
4 - I've turned my account as a local account and tried to open the shop but with the same result. I've reverted my account as linked to Microsoft.
5 - I created a new user account and with that account the store opens. I returned to my account and nothing.
6 - Finally I ran the SFC / SCANNOW and gave me this picture.
Does anyone know how I can solve my problem

Thank you, kodiak

Answer:Windows 8.1 (with last update) does not open the store.

hello ,try running the How to Use DISM to Fix Component Store Corruption .and then do the sfc/scanow again ,info on how-to in link ,see option 1
good luck

DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

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i have recently installed windows 8.1 on a new extended partition while keeping my windows 8 in previous partition.
do i need to install the store windows 8.1 update ?
as shown in another thread this looks like it has the update
advice required pls.

Answer:Do i need to install the windows 8.1 update from store ?

You don't get Windows 8.1 Update from the "Store". It was released through Windows Update.

Have you checked Windows Update for new updates? If updates are listed, look for KB9219355; which is the Windows 8.1 Update. Allow Windows Update to install all the updates shown (if there are any).

Looking at your screenshot, I don't see anything that tells me whether you have it or not. One way to tell if you already have the update, is to go to the Modern (gotta remember it's not Metro) interface and look for a power button and a search button. If you don't see either one, start typing "Windows Update" (without the quotes). If you don't see the buttons and/or can type there, you probably don't have the update.

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my hp laptop is running 8 pro right now and i cannot find the 8.1 update in store even though all the updates are installed... i have included a screenshot of store.

Answer:Windows 8.1 update not showing in store?!

Check this thread, there is a particular update required for the store to show the update:No Windows 8.1 update offered in the Store??? This might be your problem | Windows Secrets Lounge

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Hi,

I wonder if anybody has experienced this. This is a fresh install of version 0511. So I went to Windows Store, and did a App Update. During the update, the Store closes. Don't know why. I re-opened it and it was still doing updates. I don't use the Win Apps much, just doing an update for the sake of updating.
 

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Windows Camera update ready in store to be downloaded

Answer:Windows Camera Update in store

Will look for it for my tablet when I get home, thanks! My tablet has dual cameras and only one was showing up in the camera app until I went through the powershell routine of uninstalling the camera app, applied a registry tweak, then reinstalled the camera app so I hope the update doesn't break it.

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Win 10 64bit pro here.
I just ran a full system driver scan using this program, Driver Agent - http://driveragent.com/affiliate/aida64_b.php?ref=794. It has reported 114 drivers installed and 0 out of date or missing. Even the OEM doesn't have all the reported drivers I would have needed to sucessfully complete the upgrade. The windows device manager does not report any problems or missing drivers either. A little late on this report but, just saying what I have and it has primarily been supplied by Microsoft. As far as I am concerned, great job MS and windows 10.

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Windows Camera update ready in store to be downloaded

Answer:Windows Camera Update in store

Will look for it for my tablet when I get home, thanks! My tablet has dual cameras and only one was showing up in the camera app until I went through the powershell routine of uninstalling the camera app, applied a registry tweak, then reinstalled the camera app so I hope the update doesn't break it.

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Some app updates in my Windows Store have been stuck on 'Starting Download' for exactly a week now. Neither does checking for updates in the Windows Update do anything. I've tried several ways suggested from the internet, but to no avail.
Unfortunate timing now that the Fall Update is out. Any suggestions on how I can resolve the issues?

Answer:Windows Store and Update stuck. What can I do?

Yeah I got the same problem also, still waiting for a miracle fix

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When you use Windows Update, Microsoft Update, or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to install updates, you may experience one or more of the following issues: You are offered an update for a product, but the update is not downloaded or installed on your computer.You are repeatedly offered an update, even if you have already installed this update multiple times.A particular update failed to install. KB906602 discusses how to troubleshoot these issues.
Also check out this post: Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft.

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