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Windows Store App Live tile no of updates always incorrect

Q: Windows Store App Live tile no of updates always incorrect

I have noticed over the past 4 weeks that my Windows Store App Live tile displays a number of updates for example 19 - when you go into the store and click on updates there may be only 14 or 15 updates.

I know changes have been made to Skype updates and this is no longer available to update via the app - have there been any other changes I should be aware of? This is not just on one device but 4 in the same household. None of the Live tiles display the number of updates actually being available?

Previously the live tile and actual updates available have always matched?

Confused and would appreciate any help

Thank you

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I am using windows 8.1 RTM version.
I cannot find my desktop tile or the store app anymore. I have tried searching with the search charm too. I checked various users and they are not there either. Some desktop programs have gone missing too

I will appreciate any help from you guys

A:My desktop tile and store tile has disappeared Windows 8.1

Do they show up in the Apps view, Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8 , if they do then just pin them back to the start screen.

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Since the Creators update the only tile not working is the Store.

Ive tried everything
1-changed timezones
2-wsreset.exe
3-dism

turn live title off and on
NOTHING!

please help! Thank you
 

A:Windows 10 Store Tile Not working

Regretfully I cannot really help you
I do not think anyone else will be able to either
A known problem which is awaiting resolution by Microsoft
https://betanews.com/2017/10/23/windows-10-fall-creators-update-missing-apps/
 

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Yes, I understand that to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 you must go through the Store in the Modern UI/Metro environment, but, well into the first day of the Windows 8.1 upgrade release, the initial tile for that upgrade is still saying:
'Windows 8.1 Preview'.

That threatens implications that I'd rather not contemplate.

Is anyone else seeing '..Preview' on the Store tile?
Has anyone ignored the Preview reference and chosen the download link beneath it?

A:Store's Tile Still Says 'Windows 8.1 Preview' On Day One

I had this same preview tile this morning. I didn't intend to install it, expecting to get a download link so I could see what the link said. Well, I clicked it and the install started immediately - took a good while, but the install into full 8.1 went well.

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I seem to have mistakenly deleted the Windows App Store tile from my Windows 8 machine. I, of course, have looked under All Apps and it's not there.

Does anyone know how to reinstall this app?

Thanks!
dg

A:Reinstall Windows App Store tile

Hello dg, and welcome to Eight Forums.

For now, you might see if this Store shortcut may work for you. You can pin it to the Start screen.

"Store" App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello Everyone,

I have windows 8.1.1 fresh install I do not know why but My game app does not have live tile I tried to reinstall it and all the other stuff

Moreover I have this problem I add pictures


it happen only with this game endless skate I tried to uninstall it but it does not help

A:windows 8.1.1 64bit game app does not have live tile...

Originally Posted by ShakedBenratzon


Hello Everyone,

I have windows 8.1.1 fresh install I do not know why but My game app does not have live tile I tried to reinstall it and all the other stuff

Moreover I have this problem I add pictures


it happen only with this game endless skate I tried to uninstall it but it does not help



Game tile has never gone live.

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I am really enjoying Windows 8 so far. It took some getting used to, and I still believe it is more ideally suited for touch-interface, but I still enjoy using it and updating my computer usage habits because of it.

That being said, I don't seem to understand the Mail app that comes on the start page. I have added my accounts, and can check them accordingly, and I really enjoy it. But when I get new mail, I get a popup in the upper-right hand corner of the screen about the new mail. My question is this:

Can I make the Mail Icon show my new mail, (in a live-tile fashion) much like when I get new messages the friends live-tile shows those messages. Is that possible? Even if it is just the title/subject, or author that would be a nice customization and benefit to me.

Thanks for reading, and sorry if this belongs in the customize section and not here.

John T.

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I'm personally going to try to make this simple, and yet cover all of my problems in a small thread.

I updated windows 8.1 pro with wmc from store.

I had NO problems, received no error messages, had no dc's, the power didn't shut off, the download didn't stop .. literally nothing went wrong. After update everything worked fine. All the apps are downloaded and were working fine.

But,

After 2/3 months since updated, I suddenly noticed that every live tile / folder / app / game / setting etc. which were working fine, now not working.
When I clicked on any tile, nothing happened. It just went to a blank green screen because my background color is green. It appears on the left upper corner as opened but doesn't run. When I click, I am send back to Start Screen or Desktop. Even Store and Windows Setting stopped working. So, naturally i started checking the web for answers, but couldn't find a solution to the exact problem i was having. I saw countless posts of people saying "Just uninstall / re-install the apps" but at first, I couldn't get my App store app to run. Again, it was just blank after several minutes of waiting. I was able to download it after using the search bar menu on the right side of my computer, and was able to start installing some apps.
NEXT PROBLEM:
So i thought that everything was going to be ok, but then I ran into another problem where some of the apps wouldn't install, and I received an error message with the code/number of 0x80070002... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 live tile apps not working..!

Hello Riaz,

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

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

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Only a few days ago I realised that both my computers (windows 8.1) had live tiles enabled in the metro interface, and that they had been downloading things for them (various new pictures to be displayed on the tiles, and alos adverts for apps available in windows' store. I disabled the live tiles (there was only one, the windows store) on both machines as soon as I realised this. So they won't be wasting any more of my bandwidth downloading png pictures of apps I don't care about.
This however got me thinking: If the windows store shows adverts, and these adverts are shown (atleast in some sense) through the live tiles, then could these tiles end up distributing viruses? As far as I could tell the only things be downloaded (and wasting a small amount of my bandwidth) were png images, but part of me wonders if flash animations (with hidden exploits) or exe files could be downloaded and run like this? Has this ever happened yet? I have no particular cause to think it has happened to me but the fact that these tiles exist like this and do what they do makes me think it could happen some day? If it could then that would be a huge problem waiting to happen, viruses delivered through a running function on a computer that most people would never even think to look at.
Would it be possible? Has it ever happened yet? The same concern would probably affect windows 10 as well, because it too has live tiles.
Thanks

A:Could an infection be delivered via a live tile in windows 8/8.1 ?

Tile images are usually hosted by programs so in order to get malicious one would require you to install one of those. You can still create one of your own and for example poll data from
website. It usually involves downloading image and small config file. In this case the host is IE.
 
Technically it could be possible to send some malformed config which then uses some vulnerability within system itself in order to inject malicious code. Still would still require you or some other program in your computer to create new live tile. I don't think it would be very useable case since you already have an access to the system at that point.
 
I don't think its going to be any less secure then just surfing over web. Microsoft controls Windows Store so there shouldn't be any problem with that matter of malicious data being send over their channels.
If there were some major security issues with this I think they would have been noticed at this point. But this is majorly just speculation on my part.
 
@EDIT
 
So as Didier Stevens pointed out, live tile hosts(Apps) are run inside sandbox environment. Most malicious active would require to escape that sandbox or use
some other exploit. As with the regular programs, user discretion is still advised when installing apps.

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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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 Does anyone know how to add a gmail account to the live tiles when your selection like gmail is not there?

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heyI just bought a laptop that came with windows 8.1. Today the mail live tile stopped updating, and keeps showing that I have 2 unread mails even though I don't. I open the app and all the mails are read, the I close it and the live tile still shows "2".my internet is on and the live tile is set as dynamic.How can I solve this?

A:windows 8.1 mail live tile doesn't update

If you right click on the tile, do you have the option to Turn live tile on?




Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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I have upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. After doing so and making sure my accounts are all setup, I have found that I can not get the mail tile to act "live". I have verified it is set to live by right-clicking and seeing that link state "turn live tile off". I tried doing that and then turning it back on. I have tried rebooting. But the tile just isn't live. My other live tiles (news, finance, weather, store, etc) all seem to be live. It is only mail that I am having a problem with.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Steve

A:Mail Live Tile not Working after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

OK. Not sure what is going on. My Yahoo Mail account would not allow me to set it up as get messages as they occur. I had to set it up as check every 15 minutes. My Gmail account did not have this issue. But still not getting the live tile to work. I saw 15 apps needed updating now, so did that (mail was one of them), but still no live tile working for mail.

I finally decided to install Yahoo Mail because I needed the live tile for that account. But that live tile was not working either. I had people send me emails, and nothing. They sent to Yahoo and to Hotmail. Then after about 4 hours, all of a sudden I started getting the live tiles updating. I have no idea why.

I removed Yahoo Mail, and still the live tile worked for mail. I waited until the next morning to verify it was all good and it is still working.

So marking as solved. Not sure what solved it, but there you go.

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heyI just bought a laptop that came with windows 8.1. Today the mail live tile stopped updating, and keeps showing that I have 2 unread mails even though I don't. I open the app and all the mails are read, the I close it and the live tile still shows "2".my internet is on and the live tile is set as dynamic.How can I solve this?

A:windows 8.1 mail live tile doesn't update

If you right click on the tile, do you have the option to Turn live tile on?



Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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I keep getting an error code when I try to download apps or games. Error message is 805a8011 & when I try to pop download a game or a free app the error message pops up & nothing happens

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Hokey Smokes, Folks, I clicked on the tile for Windows Store, and it has a variety of free game and other free apps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any real help would be appreciated.

A:Microsoft Store tile not working

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

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

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

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Leaked screenshots purported to be from an internal build of Windows 10 have hit the web, revealing some of the subtle but important changes Microsoft has made since releasing the most recent technical preview.

Read more
 

A:Leaked Windows 10 screenshots reveal transparent Start Menu, new Live Tile animation

And it still has the stupid tiles
 

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I looked around and couldn't find a post on this anywhere, sorry if it's been dealt with already.

Every so often my Live Messenger crashes (sometimes when I'm using it, sometimes I come back to the computer and it's not working) and when I try to restart it, I get an error message saying simply "The parameter is incorrect"

Any ideas?

A:Windows Live Messenger Incorrect Parameter

Hi saminal,

have you tried reinstalling WLM?

Also, sometimes parameter issues relate to 'broken' shortcuts which point to the wrong location so it may be an idea to recreate the link.

Hope that helps

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A couple days ago, I went to restart my computer and instead of it saying Shutdown, it said something like Install Updates then Shutdown. I always keep my windows up to date so I did. This may be a coincidence. But since then, I have two problems. The big one is that my Windows Live Mail client will not store my passwords for my two accounts. I now have to Sync, then enter both passwords in order to get any email. Yes, the "Save Password" box is checked. But when I enter properties for either account, the password field is empty. When I type it in, then make sure that Save Password box is checked, I apply and exit. When I go right back in, the field is empty again. I have also performed a system restore to a week ago, way before this update happened. No go.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Windows Live Password won't store

Sp3?
 

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I hope I've put this in the right area of the forum. If not, please forgive me (and move this as you see fit).

I'll try to explain this to the best of my ability, please bear with me through the explanation. When I first started this job I was the first user on a new PC with Windows 8. I was asked to set up a Skype account which I did by creating a new Windows Live e-mail since I didn't want to use my personal one for business. I had continual problems with some conflict (I never found but believe it was caused by Skydrive) that caused my Live account to continuously need a password reset. After much frustration I set up a Skype direct account and closed the Live account.

Today I tried to go into the Windows Store to download an app and it's still asking me to log-in with the old, closed Live account. I have literally been sitting here for an hour and a half trying to find a way to log-in to the store with a different user and e-mail. There is nothing. I tried Microsoft live chat support which was really no support at all. I printed out and tried the instructions I found on this site for signing in with a different Microsoft account but it doesn't work as nowhere am I given the option on the screen to sign in with a different account. It shows my Live account with no option to change to another and a password box with the message that too many attempts were made to log-in blah blah blah reset the password. But, the account is closed so this is impossible to do (yes, I ev... Read more

A:Need Help Removing Live ID From Windows 8 Store

Hello RJUCPU, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could add a new local administrator account, sign in to it, and should be able to sign in to the Store with the Microsoft account you wanted instead.

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

Once everything checks out in the new account, you could delete the old local account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I use WLM as my default e-mail program. I just updated to WLM 12 from 9, and noticed that my address book had 3 of the same address for 90% of the people. I went thru the book and deleted all the dups. . . and when I ask for an address for a new e-mail, no dups. I also deleted about 100 no-longer-valid addresses.

However, I have 2 drives on this computer: an SSD that is the boot drive, and E:, which contains the working files. BOTH DRIVES HAVE A CONTACTS FOLDER under USERS/(my name)/DOCUMENTS/CONTACTS. BOTH of those folders still contain addresses that I DELETED!!!

Questions: Why do I have a /Contacts folder on BOTH drives. And where is WLM getting the contacts if it does NOT show the contacts I deleted, but the Contacts folders do?
 

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I have just built a new PC with Windows 7 on it. My old PC had XP with MS Office 2003 OEM, but I have decided to go with Open Office on my new machine to save expense.

I have some miscellaneous contacts and some calendar reminders stored on my old machine in Outlook, and I need to transfer these to my new machine. I thought I could do this using Windows Live Mail. So I nstalled it on both machines, then transferred my Contacts from outlook to WLM on the XP machine, then exported them to a csv file. So far so good forgetting about reminders for the moment....

But when I try to import the contacts csv into Windows Live Mail on my new Windows 7 machine, I find I can only import mail messages. A lot of the menu icons are greyed out and there is no option to import contacts. Is this because I have not set up WLM as an e-mail client? I have not done this as my e-mail is web based and I dont need a client for it. I just want to store some contacts / reminders on it.

A:Store Contacts in Windows Live Mail

WLM is an email client or program that must be downloaded and installed on a PC. Hotmail is the web based email service that Microsoft provides. If you want to import contacts into Hotmail, check out the Hotmail website for options.

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I would like to use my WLM as my main address book and to be able to retrieve its information when I use Word or other programs

A:Where does Windows Live Mail store contacts

Hello & welcome to the forum.

Thank you for the question, it's a good one.

First I need to clarify, how do you intend to use the WLM address book in word? The Office 2007 address option is from Outlook! not WLM. The software comes as a package!

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'Been using Windows Live Mail for nearly 2 years. Last week the Contacts list disappeared - the window appears to be 'greyed out'. Where do I find if my contacts list is recoverable?

Hmmm. Local time should read 13.54! Must fix GMT setting.

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AVG reported that we have l-worm/swen in an email. I want to find which email it's in so I was thinking to scan individual emails in the windows live mail store folder. Not sure how to read files in it.
 
Help appreciated.

A:how to read windows live mail store folder

see if this helps:
 
http://www.pcworld.com/article/189238/win_live_mail_store.html

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Laptop with Wins 7 crashed with bad sectors

Managed to copy off the storage location
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

Now do I copy this folder to the new machine BEFORE I install Windows Live or AFTER on the new computer

Will WL pick up all the folders under the new account

Do I set up the email account first before copying ????

Thanks !

A:Windows Live Mail Import from Store Folders

Hi -

Install WLM, set up the email account(s) and let it populate your email accounts.

Then check if any are missing before worrying about whether to copy over any emails or not.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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On the live photos tile on the start screen. How can I determine which pictures it shows and which not to?

Can anyone please tell me how to customise this tile?
Of the hundred of photos in the My Pictures folder it shows just 4 poor ones on a loop.

All help much appreciated
 

A:Live Photos tile

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Hello, I thought that with Windows 8.1 the Netflix app would be updated with Live Tile and all that good stuff, but so far, I only noticed that it supports the new big tile format, but it is useless when it doesn't have a live tile

I am asking about this, because I did saw a video with the Netflix app having a working live tile (It was some Microsoft employee video). Could it be in the works with an update to come? What do you think? Would you like to have a live tile for Netflix?

Thanks in advance!

A:Netflix App: Live Tile?

Doesn't your Netflix tile show your recent usage in a live tile?

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Having trouble with Live Tiles. I'm trying to open up Live News and weather tiles. I am able to open the start menu and see that they are updating with appropriate weather and top stories. When I try to open up the tile however, I am greeted by "An error occurred. Try Refreshing" but to no avail does it solve the issue.

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So I understand that the photo app gets my photos from my picture library and then just randomly scrolls through them, however there is a specific folder of photo that I don't want to be shown. Is there a way to make it so it doesn't show that folder when flicking through the various photo I have or do I have to move the folder to another location?

A:Live photo tile

Take it out of My Pictures (e.g., just put it in your C: User folder--top level--like My Pictures) and give it a non-picture related name (not sure if that's necessary). I have some snips that I don't want to see on my start screen, and that's what I do--use a folder named Snips.

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I recently upgraded to 8.1 (actually, made a clean install), and everything seems to be working as designed. Except, on the Start Screen, although all the other apps show live tiles, the Weather app does not, showing only a plain blue background with the word "Weather" on it. The live tile feature is definitely turned on for this app.

Is anyone else experiencing this? Is there a fix for it?

A:Weather app - no live tile?

Here's what I have:

I don't know if it is normal or not.

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All Store App Updates can now be found in this Thread.

This is to make it easier for members to find once an App has been updated or upgraded,
also for any member to add their own that they find in the store to add.

This will hopefully let members know when an App has been Updated or Added to the list.

All Links can be found here just click on the link and you will be taken to it.

New Version Of Windows Reading List Available - Windows 10 Forums

New Version of Windows 10 Facebook App Ready in Store - Windows 10 Forums

Latest Skype for Windows - Windows 10 Forums

New Version Of Translator Available - Windows 10 Forums

The Weather Channel App update Available in Store - Windows 10 Forums

Sway Update Available in Store - Windows 10 Forums

Reader - Windows 10 Forums

New Update Ready For Revo Uninstaller Pro - Windows 10 Forums

XBox update in the Store Available - Windows 10 Forums

New Twitter App Update Ready in Windows 10 Store - Windows 10 Forums

New Version of Microsoft Photo App - Windows 10 Forums

Latest Version Of Mail Calendar - Windows 10 Forums

Windows Camera App Update - Windows 10 Forums

Windows 10 Reading List App - Windows 10 Forums

Solved New Macrium Reflect Update - Windows 10 Forums

New Version of Flipboard - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Solitaire Collection App Updated - Windows 10 Forums

Office OneNote update via Store - Windows 10 Forums

New version of Store available - Windows 10 Forums

Any more anyone finds please add them to the Thread... Read more

A:Latest Store App Updates in Windows 10

Thanks, I'm sure I'll have good use for that thread. Until now I used to just look around the store (Window(s) shopping ?) but it has so many APPs in there so have to check just for interesting sounding ones.
Apart from few games, just couple of days ago, I installed VLC player APP and it's pretty good although with less options than in desktop version. It's good enough for fast opening of MM files so I made it as default player.
AS Fluorescence Canvas is another one but didn't explore it fully yet.
Art Text lite looks promising too.

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Hello, Everyone -

Please forgive me if this has already been asked in a thread, but I did search through the forums quite a bit and could not find anything pertaining to this.... So again, I apologize if I am being repetitive...

Can anyone shed some light on a strange issue?

Currently, I have an ExoPC with Windows 8 RP 32-bit, a Dell Inspiron Duo with Windows 8 RP 32-bit, and also a Dell Latitude E6520 (i7 quad-core) with Windows 8 RP 64-bit.

I use the same Live ID to log-in to these machines at various times.

I have the exact same apps installed on all three, and I keep all three synced with my Live ID.

Normally, updates are never an issue. But recently, in the Store Metro UI Icon, it indicated that there was 1 update to an app. I would launch the Store, and on the Store main page in the upper right corner, it did indeed indicate that 1 update was available. Then, when I click on the "1 update available" link on that page, the next page of the Store loads, and inidicates "App updates - No updates available." and the only option is the back-arrow icon to go back.

This happened on all three devices, as I would log on to them at various times. The same message.

Well, now this is up to showing that 3 apps need updating, but when I follow the link I get the same message - "App updates - No updates available." and the only option is the back-arrow icon to go back. And, this is now on all three of my devices.

So - what on earth am I doing... Read more

A:Windows 8 RP Store App Updates Issues?....

There are issues with Windows Update for the RP - 140-odd Windows Answers requests unanswered

Windows - Microsoft Answers

You could check if any are the same problem as yours, or if not, post your own problem there

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So, just discovering that with Windows 8 modern apps (Metro apps), when a new user logs into a machine for the first time, the default set of Windows 8 modern apps are installed (including the old version). Then, each person who subsequently logs in has to run the updates from the store to get onto the latest versions.

What is the Microsoft thinking here? We want to build a master image, update it (including any store apps), and then have it deployed in an updated state for all users.

But as we found out the hard way, you don't update store apps before you run sysprep or you are in not going to be able to even run sysprep to capture the image;
Sysprep fails if Metro Apps have been "updated"

Then, on a machine that is used by multiple people, each has to update the store apps on a per user basis? Really??? Are Windows updates on a per user basis, no. Are service packs on a per user basis, nope. What the hell Microsoft.

A:Windows 8 store app updates and the enterprise

Originally Posted by pparks1


So, just discovering that with Windows 8 modern apps (Metro apps), when a new user logs into a machine for the first time, the default set of Windows 8 modern apps are installed (including the old version). Then, each person who subsequently logs in has to run the updates from the store to get onto the latest versions.

What is the Microsoft thinking here? We want to build a master image, update it (including any store apps), and then have it deployed in an updated state for all users.

But as we found out the hard way, you don't update store apps before you run sysprep or you are in not going to be able to even run sysprep to capture the image;
Sysprep fails if Metro Apps have been "updated"

Then, on a machine that is used by multiple people, each has to update the store apps on a per user basis? Really??? Are Windows updates on a per user basis, no. Are service packs on a per user basis, nope. What the hell Microsoft.



Hi there

Even worse on Windows 8.1 -- No Enterprise version available and there doesn't seem to be any way once an image is deployed of avoiding the user to logon the First Time with a Microsoft ID. - Whoever thought of that one deserves to be hung drawn and quartered --IN PUBLIC. !!

Cheers
jimbo

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Is anyone else finding the store nothing short of hopeless with regard auto app updates. The process works because some apps do update. But the amount of times they also get stuck is ridiculous. I'll often go into the store on my PC and sometimes manually do a check for updates. But as I go to the downloads and updates tab I quite often see a couple of apps stuck updating at 0.1 and nothing seems to bump the along (even exiting the store) unless I press the cross to stop it and then recheck for updates whereupon said updates will re appear and I can initiate a manual update which seems to work. I notice the actual native MS apps are the most prone. I even got offered an update for Twitter which was stuck. I don't even have that one installed! It just seems plain buggy to me. Do you think I am better off turning auto updates off

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I have hotmail on the mail tile but I would also like to have windows live mail there too. Does anyone know how to do this ?
 

A:Move windows live mail to the mail tile.

Do you mean a live.com account? I would assume that you could just add it the same way as the hotmail.com account, but I don't have one so do not know for sure.
 

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Does anyone have issues with the live tile on the photos app? It works 90% of the time. But then I will open the start menu and the live tile will be occassionaly static on a single photo. No shuffling. It will work again if I either log out/ log in again or if I right click and turn live tile off and then back to on. But it's sporadic behaviour, is it by design/intention that after a while it stops shuffling?

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I can't seem to turn on live tile for my weather app. When I right click on it, there is no option at the bottom of the screen to turn it on.

Compared to the photos app, it is currently running live tile by default, and when I right click on it, I can toggle live tile on and off.

Is there something special I need to do with the weather app to activate live tile?

A:Cannot turn on live tile for weather app

Hello Pauleduc,

Double check to make sure that the Windows Time service is enabled, and that your system time is set accurately and synced.

You could also do this by opening an elevated command prompt, then typing the commands below and press Enter after each one.
net start w32time

w32tm /resync

Afterwards, see if you have the "Turn live tile on/off" option.

Apps - Turn Live Tiles On or Off in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

when i right click on my weather tile there is no option to turn on live tile, other tiles work fine, the weather tile used to work too but now its not working.

I tried sfc scan , reinstalling the app with no results. Pls help?

A:Weather Live Tile Not Working

Hello Jimbo,

You might sync your app licenses to see if that may help.

App - Sync License in Windows 8

If still not, then try using the "Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter" below to see if it may.

Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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As title says, my ebay tile does absolutely nothing .
I have reinstalled ebay app twice but no joy.
I really love live tiles and I think will be superb to have real push notifications in ebay live tile...
Any workaround would be more than welcome...

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Hi all. Just a small annoyance really. The Cortana live tile is not working all the time for me. When I open Cortana I can see my specified news cards etc however it won't live update new news etc on the live tile.

Sometimes I will see for instance "BBC -5 minutes ago" on the tile but it won't show the headline just the Cortana circle icon.

Every other live tile seems to work ok.

Any tips please? Many thanks

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My email live tile can I do an update and if so how as some of it is not working anymore.  I can get my emails up by using it but when I want to save into my email files it won't work. Thank you Tracey

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I've noticed that Skydrive live tile does not work after upgrading to 8.1. Anyone else notice this?

Prior to 8.1, Skydrive was live, that is it would display the contents of your folder, especially photos. Now, after 8.1, it doesn't work.

So is anyone else's skydrive live tile not working under 8.1?

Thanks

A:Skydrive live tile not working under 8.1?

Hello Drew,

In Windows 8.1, SkyDrive is fully integrated now.

You should have a separate SkyDrive app tile on your Start screen for the online SkyDrive, and a SkyDrive folder group in the navigation pane of File Explorer. This folder is located at: "C:\Users\(user-name)\SkyDrive".

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html

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I have been trying to turn on shuffle on the photos tile and I cannot find an option to turn shuffle on anywhere. I have googled it and all the results and screenshots that come up don't match my settings at all. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Centre X64 with all the latest updates. The shuffle option on my pc seems to have vanished.HELP......

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I like the live tile on the native photo app despite not being able to control what pics show and it only scrolling through 5 at any given time. However do people find the live tile buggy? It will be happily working away but then I will notice the tile gets stuck on a single pic no longer scrolling. Switching live tile off and back on generally kicks it back into life again. It's the only live tile that seems prone to this behaviour as all others behave themselves. I've noticed this has happened through all builds of Windows 10 and numerous photo app updates. It's very random as to when it occurs too

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