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Apps not downloading where they should(please help

Q: Apps not downloading where they should(please help

Hi, my computer disk is full however my data file on my computer still has 789GB free but when I try to do new updates or download apps it says it cant because disk is full. Please can someone tell me how I can utilise all the free space on my disk. Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Apps not downloading where they should(please help

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A: Apps not downloading where they should(please help

Hi MichaelW123, and welcome to TSG.

What do you mean by "data file"? Where is it located?

Do you have a single Hard Drive in your computer that is divided into multiple partitions?

Please run the TSG System Information Utility and then copy and paste the results in a reply post here.

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hi i have a new laptop and have put my apps fb, ebay ect in favourites but cant get them in all apps at start, ive tried in the store to download but they arent there.im not technical minded and a complete novice so would be gratefull if any help could be as simple as possiblethanks in advance.

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Endless days of trying to find one simple standard ms word and ms excel to download on my pc since I accidentally deleted them.......and all I find is add-ons, add-ins,and updates. All I would like is the program to install on my pc.

Deanna
 

A:Downloading Sys. Operating Apps.

Microsoft Office is not available as a download.

You need to purchase the physical product, and install it from the original CD.
 

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hi i am having problems downloading an abode reader app i am just getting the circle going round if that makes sense

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I have Windows 8.1 RTM version and I can't download any apps from the store. The store download the apps fine, but fail installing giving a 0x8e5e0212 error.
Thanks in advance

A:Error when downloading apps

Hello Eden, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8

Do you have a 3rd party AV program installed that may be blocking them?

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can some one help me to trouble shoot my login problem in store

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First off, thank you microsoft for turning solitaire into a competition game, ...

And because hearts is no longer part of what is installed in windows, I figured I'd hit up the Store app and fetch me one.

Open the store.
Search for "Hearts"
Click on "Games" in the left panel.
Click on ANY game presented.
(dot dot dot)
No install button, no helpful instructions on installing something, nice work.

There's a button that can be clicked, marked [Free]

Yea, that works, something happens.

Dialog pops up, "Choose an account", don't have one, close.

And, the store stays stuck, never getting beyond the "Working" with the moving dots above it.

A:App Store Not Downloading Or Installing Apps

Hello cDreamDancer,

You must sign-in to use the App Store.

Here's how:
Store - Sign in with Different Account in Windows 10

To create a Microsoft account:
https://account.microsoft.com/about

Hope this helps,
John

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Hey guys,
I just attempted to download Instagram from the Windows app store, but when its about to start downloading, I get this. I am running the Anniversary Edition of W10 and I just installed the latest updates, but I can't get it to work... can you please help me? I really wanna use IG on my PC as I'm not that big of a smartphone/tablet fan. Thanks.

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I have windows 10 everytime i try to install a app from the windows store it keeps saying can,t validate licence the error code i get is   0x803f7003.  any help would be great thank you in advanced.

A:Windows 10 store apps not downloading

Seems like a lot of users are currently experiencing this issue. You can try the method below.Press Windows + R keys on the keyboard.Type wsreset.exe in the open box and press Enter.Check if it takes you to a store page which displays that the cache has been reset.Now try to open the store app and check.Apparently the servers are overloaded at the moment (which is possible).Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/3f1j4c/getting_this_error_0x803f7003_in_windows_store/

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Problems downloading mircosoft apps eg facebook, messager & other mircosoft apps why? Is it my proxy or firewall settings

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I've been having a couple issues lately. I've just recently formatted my pc, and went to download iTunes from the Apple website, but evey time i click on the "Save file" button, my system automatically reboots.

Also, Windows Media Player will not open. When I dbl-click on the icon, the player shows up on the screen for a split second then shuts down. This also happens when I right-click and select "Play with..."

Can anyone help me plz ?!

A:Issues downloading files and opening apps...

Hello and Welcome to TSF!!!

Since it is fresh installation of operating system, you did not install well OS I am afraid...
That is why the best solution would be to do the installation again...

Make sure Windows XP CD is good, not scratched...
Maybe you CD-ROM is not in good state...

Keep us posted...

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New computer with Vista 64-bit. I have two accts, one is standard the other is admin. I have successfully dl'd my browser of choice (Maxthon2) into the admin acct. I am trying to get it into my standard acct. When I dl M2 with IE8 while in my standard acct, it wants to open into my admin acct (users\admin acct\maxthon2). Will this get it to work in the standard acct, or am I completely at a loss of how this stuff works? BTW, same thing happens when while in my standard acct I go to dl other apps that is already in my admin acct.

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I often get 'download unsuccessful' messages whenever i try to download a large app(more than 2MB). i suspect this to be because of the poor internet connection between my modem and the phone.. Is it possible to download an android app from the market to the pc and then transfer it to the phone(via cable or bluetooth)?
 

A:Solved: problems while downloading android apps

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I was trying to install some new apps in the Windows Store when it suddenly crashed on me. Upon trying the downloads again, the downloads ended in an error..."Try that download again something happened on our end"

I thank anyone who will respond and try to help me with this problem

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Hello to everyone.

Since Windows 10 1607 update I am driven crazy with this error (0x800070005) which appears when I try to download new app.

Old Windows Store apps are working normally, but I can't download any new one. I tried several solutions I found on internet, without success:
1) powershell and command prompt commands for manual resseting store
2) WSReset.exe
3) that WIndows Repair software that is often mentioned
4) Changing permisions on packages folder, WindowsApps folder etc...

Not a single solution worked. I tried system restore, but once system updates to 1607, it starts again. It is clean Windows 10 install...

Only thing that worked: I made other account, local one. On that account, I logged in Windows Store with my normal account I otherwise use. On that local account, signed only to Windows Store, I can download apps normally. When I return to my standard account, I can install only apps that I downloaded to my local account before - but not other one...

Except reinstalling whole damn thing, migrating account to new one would maybe help... But it is a little too much to do now, so is there any other solution that I maybe missed? I really can not believe that I have to reinvent wheel (to create new my account) just to use damn Windows Store normally?

Thanks in advance!

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Not sure if this is the correct folder.

Updated to Windows Anniversary - no problems.

However, now I have the problem as stated in the title.

If I turn Windows Firewall Control (v4.8.3.0) off the apps download and install fine. With WFC active store reports an error and no download.

Any ideas.

A:Windows Firewall Control Blocks Store From Downloading New Apps

Is there a way to set 'Windows Firewall Control' to allow you to see exactly what it's blocking? That way you can then create rules to allow items to make outbound connections?

Unfortunately, I've never used Windows Firewall Control, so I'm going to be of little help to you on this front. However, with the Anniversary Update, the Windows applications listed at the bottom of this post need to make outbound connections, which is different from pre-Anniversary Update.

If 'Windows Firewall Control' uses the native Windows firewall, then potentially you could run Command Prompt as Administrator, paste the following into it and hit enter. That will add these outbound allow rules directly into Windows Firewall. Alternatively, you can look at the program locations listed below and see if you can manually add them to an allow list in 'Windows Firewall Control'. The main one that is probably blocking store programs from downloading/installing will likely be installagentuserbroker.exe.


Code:
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="+ Windows - InstallAgentUserBroker" dir=out action=allow program="%SystemRoot%\System32\installagentuserbroker.exe" enable=yes profile=any remoteport=80,443 protocol=tcp

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="+ Windows - SystemSettings" dir=out action=allow program="%SystemRoot%\immersivecontrolpanel\systemsettings.exe" enable=yes profile=any remoteport=80,443 protocol=tcp

netsh advfirewall firewall a... Read more

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Hi,

I was getting Error 0x80073cf9 while downloading apps form windows 8 store.

So first I did a refresh and now it is still not working any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

A:Error 0x80073cf9 while downloading apps form windows store

Cannot install Windows 8 apps error 0x80073cf9. - Microsoft Community
may help

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Hello,

I was wondering whats the coolest newsgroup program out there in your opinion? and why?

Thanks,

I figure its time to dive into this. I'm thinking this would be a good place to ask.

My service provider comcast, FINALLY offers 2 free gigs per month.
 

A:Newsgroup reader downloading, whatare the coolest apps (readers) out there?

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Google is extending its Instant App experience to now includes select games in the Google Play Store. Called "Google Play Instant," the new feature allows Android users to play game demos by clicking on a link instead of actually downloading and installing the full app. This is an added convenience for Android device owners, and should also benefit developers who can more easily tempt users with their games.

"With Google Play Instant, you can just tap and try a game without having to download it first?whether you?re looking to storm a castle on Clash Royale or become a wordmaster with Words with Friends 2. Google Play Instant experiences will be available in the Google Play Store, the Google Play Games app, or wherever game links are shared," Google explained in a blog post announcing the feature.Click to expand...
 

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Newly installed apps. ot appearing in program menu unable to pin apps to start menu.

This happened to me previously and I could find no solution....I eventually created a new admin profile, where newly installed apps appeared in the program menu and I could pin apps tomthe start menu feom a desktopmshortxut etc.

I copied over my video docs pictures and music folders to the new profile. Now a few months later the same thing is happening again. I have created a new admin profile and it all,works fine there. I have searched on the internet and others have the same issue, but of course anything you search for always finds someone else with the same issue...

Hopefully someone can help me with this very annoying problem

A:Newly installed apps. ot appearing in program menu unable to pin apps

UPDATE
actually resolved the issue....I turned on windows update and did a massive update, the start menu looks a little different, maybe a different font, pinned items can only be mace smaller or bigger, used to be an option for long ( didnt use this anyway ) but new apps now showing and pin to start menu works.....so MS fixed it, there is some advantage to updating, have backed up with true image and turned off updating, will back up again before updating next time......the update didnt like GPU-Z and temoved it plus a few other apps and turned defender back on i think.......shutup-10 sorted all this out.....

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Hi,

As the post title suggests, I am having trouble with the modern apps and connectivity. It feels like half my computer will connect to the internet, and the other half won't. Desktop apps like Chrome, Steam, Outlook, iTunes etc. all connect to the internet fine, but any of the Windows apps like Xbox, Store and (most frustratingly) Settings will not connect.

In my network and sharing centre in the control panel it says 'You are not connected to any networks' - but in the system tray, and in the settings app it shows me as connected to my home wi-fi. I am on a desktop, and using a USB wireless adapter. I don't think the adapter is the problem as I have tried it on another desktop in our house on Windows 10 and it worked fine. Curiously also, when I click 'Adapter settings' in the control panel, it shows the wifi connection.

I've tried updating the drivers for the wireless adapter, both through the Windows update and adapter website but to no avail (and as I mentioned, it seems the adapter works fine elsewhere). I've updated manually to the latest Windows 10 Pro build, i've done a DNS flush, I've tried disabling firewalls and anti-virus, I've tried disabling startup apps, I've done a clean install of Windows 10 and still am unable to fix the issue.

If anyone has any ideas that might help that would be great. I'm happy to provide any more information if people need it.

Thanks very much.

A:Modern apps not connecting to internet, desktop apps work fine.

Is your DNS client service running on your system .

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.In the list of services, click DNS Client.Make sure that the Status column displays Started and that the Startup Type column displays Automatic.If the service is not set to Started or if the startup type for the DNS Client service is not set to Automatic, follow these steps:
Right-click DNS Client, and then click Properties.In the DNS Client Properties dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Automatic in the Startup type list.Click Start, click Apply, and then click OK.

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Full Article: http://androidcentral.com/why-android-malware-scares-are-almost-never-bad-they-seem

On the iPhone, everything that matters lives inside the OS. On Android, it's split between the OS and Play Services.

Google Play Services is a system-level app, which is updated in the background by Google on every Android phone going back to 2010's Gingerbread release. As well as providing APIs that let developers interact with Google services, and porting many features back to older versions of Android, Play Services has an important role in Android security.

The "Verify Apps" feature of Play Services is Google's firewall against app-based malware. It was introduced in 2012, and first enabled by default in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. At the time of writing, 92.4% of active Android devices are running version 4.2 and up, and older versions can manually enable it in the Google Settings app.

Verify Apps works similarly to a traditional PC virus scanner:
Whenever the user installs an app, Verify Apps looks for malicious code and known exploits. If they're there, the app are blocked outright ? a message is displayed saying "Installation has been blocked." In other, less suspicious cases, a warning message may be displayed instead, with the option to install anyway. (And Verify Apps can also help remove known malware that's already been installed.)

While the underlying exploit may still be there, this makes it impossible for the bad guy... Read more

A:Android Security; How Verify Apps protects you against Potentially Harmful Apps

More information about Potential Harmful Apps; Android Security.

Feb'17 Blog: Shielding you from Potentially Harmful Applications
Support: Protect against harmful apps - Accounts Help
Documentation: PDF: Potentially Harmful Apps classifications

 

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

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Hi,

I've been struggling with this problem for a few days now. The problem is that I do NOT have internet access for firefox/chrome/dropbox/etc but i DO have internet access for IE and certain OS apps (like Network Troubleshooter). I've read and tried most of the typical solutions with no avail.

What I've Tried:
Safemode with Networking - same situation, I can use IE but not Firefox/Chrome/etc
Reseting Winsock (netsh winsock reset, etc) - didn't work, possibly just made matters worse?
Flushing DNS (ipconfig /flushdns, etc)
I do NOT have a special proxy, and neither firefox, nor chrome, nor IE are trying to use one
I have added exceptions in Windows Firewall, then just straight up disabled the firewall
I have Avira antivirus, but it does not contain any firewall features and no place that I can see to add any such exception
LSP-Fix.exe (I tried to fix the LSP registery, it found 1 problem from leftover Bonjour dll, and I've repaired it but its changed nothing)
I ran quick-scan on malwarebytes - found nothing
I ran checkdisk and found no errors
I have no system restore point
Also, with firefox, I hve tried it in safe-mode and created a new profile, but that hasn't changed anything. When I try to make a connection with firebug open, it says the request was "aborted"

Because native Microsoft software (IE, OS software) has no problem connecting to the internet, I'm just trying to figure out what bridge was burned between firefox/ch... Read more

A:Solved: Internet works for IE and OS apps, NOT for firefox or 3rd party apps

Ok, so literally nothing was working - I did a "Repair Install" using my windows 7 cd. It took 2 hours, but when it finished up all of my networking was working So, for those of you who are having similar issues, as a last resort I'd give that a shot. Definitely read a few articles about what is required to successfully perform a Repair Install, as you don't want anything going wrong during that process.
 

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PC Cleaning Apps are a Scam: Here?s Why (and How to Speed Up Your PC)  PC cleaning apps are digital snake oil. The web is full of ads for applications that want to ?clean your PC? and ?make it feel like new.? Don?t pull out your credit card ? these apps are terrible and you don?t need them.If you do want to ?clean your PC,? you can do it for free. Windows includes built-in PC cleaning tools that can do almost all of what the average PC cleaning app will do for you. Let?s Investigate a PC Cleaning App So what do these apps do, anyway? To investigate, we ran MyCleanPC ? don?t try this at home; we installed this bad software so you don?t have to. MyCleanPC is one of the most prominent PC cleaning apps ? it even advertises itself with television commercials.First, let?s look at its Frequently Asked Questions to see what it promises:?The full, paid version of the MyCleanPC software will attempt to remove issues found with your PC?s registry and hard drive, including removal of junk files, unneeded registry entries, Internet browsing traces, and fragmented portions of your hard drive.?We?re already on thin ice here ? Windows can remove junk files, clear Internet browsing traces, and defragment your hard drive without installing additional software.MyCleanPC offers a ?free diagnosis,? which is little more than an attempt to scare people into thinking their computers have thousands of ?issues? that can be fixed for... Read more

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

Thanks!

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

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

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

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Hi Everyone,

I'm superlulu from France (sorry my English)
I'm installing Windows 10 on new computer for my organization . I try to configurate one with fresh install (package of apps like Libreoffice, VLC, etc. for users) and custom desktop describes in this tutorial:

Default User Profile - Customize in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

It works fine, in audit mode I install apps, drivers, custom desktop and configure default apps like google chrome for internet browser, adobe reader for pdf files etc.

then I run the command line to enter oobe mode generalize. Everything is ok, I continue my install. Then I create new user local account. And when windows starts, I have my custom desktop but default apps are removed (Microsoft Edge replace Chrome, Pdf files are read with Edge, etc.) and Apps Windows like "Weather" or "Actualities" crash . I really don't understand what happened... i try many times for same issue...

Does anyone have an idea ?

Thanks a lot

A:Sysprep and default apps and windows apps crash

then I run the command line to enter oobe mode generalize. Everything is ok, I continue my install. Then I create new user local account. And when windows starts, I have my custom desktop but default apps are removed (Microsoft Edge replace Chrome, Pdf files are read with Edge, etc.)



I never tried sysprepping 10 but i have faced similar issues with 8.1. Turned out that you need to save the default app associations to an XML file using DISM (before Generalizing the image ) and later import it.

Export or Import Default Application Associations

Configure, export, import App File Associations in Windows 8.1

I have used "Setupcomplete.cmd" to auto import the app associations during the last face of install.

Add a Custom Script to Windows Setup
You may also need to disable the new app notification before generalizing the image.

New App Installed Notification - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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

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

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

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

Hello Stephen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

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

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Having lots of problems after Anniversary Update...can someone help with these two following issues as listed in attached pdf:

Required applications are not installed correctly.

Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
Microsoft.Windows.Cortana

Thanks...TiminAz

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

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

thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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


Kari

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

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

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

Originally Posted by xraiderv1


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

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



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

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I was using Windows 10 build 10316 normally until I use the Razer Game Booster.
After that, All Applications List in the start menu no longer shows any application...

I uninstalled the program but the problem persists.

Now, I update to build 10328 and nothing changes!

Any help?

P.S. Sorry my bad english.

A:windows 10 All apps List not showing any apps

Give this a try...................
How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 8 and 10
Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10

By the way, please do not apologize for your English.
1. Your English is wonderful.
2. English is not the only language in this planet. Be proud of your own national language.

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Modern App Stores have been around for many years and are present on macOS, iOS and Android. Now let's add Windows Store to the mix, since Microsoft have struggled with gaining anything to add to their Store, and would like to hear your opinion.

External sites:

What is it? What's a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app?
How it works? Intro to the Universal Windows Platform
Background: Difference between Windows UWP (Universal Windows Platform) and Win32 apps, as explains below:

"Another big reason why UWP apps are desirable over Win32 programs is that they are much more restricted in terms of what they can do after they are installed on the operating system. This makes UWP apps more secure than most Win32 programs. For instance, UWP apps can usually only read the file system in the installed location of the app, as well as an application data folder and a temporary file folder. This is unlike Win32 apps, which usually have access to the whole file system." | Link​
In my opinion, UWP apps will shapes Windows 10 future for the Windows 10 Family (Desktop, IoT, Mobile and Xbox), but I do doubt that many members here will not want UWP apps to become the norm, and would prefer Win32 apps. Comment below.

Due to the limitations of the Poll, please vote 1 option under Stage A and 1 option under Stage B - that is most fitting to your personal views.
 

A:Windows 10 Future: Win32 apps vs UWP apps?

Support 'em both since most of them download SW and keep a backup copy in case of low downtimes during clean installing.
 

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Hello All

I upgraded from Vista Ultimate 32 to 7 Ultimate 32.

The only quirk I cannot solve is that I see no apps on my task bar. ANd when I minimize a window it does not go to the task bar as it should. It look like a small minimized window. See attached snip.[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Tim/Desktop/Web%20Sites/Capture.JPG[/IMG]

Any ideas?

Tim
http://www.thebartman.com/Capture.JPG

A:Minimized apps and Running apps not on task bar

  
Quote: Originally Posted by twasmer


Hello All

I upgraded from Vista Ultimate 32 to 7 Ultimate 32.

The only quirk I cannot solve is that I see no apps on my task bar. ANd when I minimize a window it does not go to the task bar as it should. It look like a small minimized window. See attached snip.[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Tim/Desktop/Web%20Sites/Capture.JPG[/IMG]

Any ideas?

Tim
http://www.thebartman.com/Capture.JPG


Hi! Welcome to SevenForums!

Have you tried locking the taskbar? Try it.

If that doesn't work, right click the taskbar and click properties. [See Screenshot Called Properties]

Then under Notification Area click Customize. [See Screenshot called Customize]

Then tick the box at the bottom and click apply. [See Screenshot called Notification Area.]

Try that and report back!

ZeshanA

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Hello all,

I am new here, although I did come here quite a few times and many times found the solution :-)

My problem is (I am on 1511) that some icons of removed (by powershell) apps reapeared, and there seem to be no way to get rid of them. Nothing I have found had worked (like going to start menu folder and deleting the shorcuts).

Namely it's MicrosoftWindowsAlarms, MicrosoftZuneMusic, MicrosoftWindowsPhotos, and in Apps the name looks like this: @{Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_10.1607.1991.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwems-resource--Microsoft.WindowsAlarms-Resources-AppName-Text}

Moreover, few days ago some "new" apps have materialized - that was a shock........no update, nothing, out of blue I had about 10 unwanted apps in my all apps...............crazy.

Any thoughts?

P.S. Normally I deffer updates by turning the service off and/or metered connection. Now I have left it on by mistake...........still should not install against my will some unwanted apps..........and as I said, no update.....

A:Icons of uninstalled apps showing in All apps

Those left-over icons may be a result of deleting programs instead of using Control Panel, Programs and Features to uninstall the programs. When a program is installed the install routine puts the program files in either C:\Program Files [32-bit] or C:\Program Files for 64-bit or C:\Program Files (x86) for 32-bit depending upon which version of the OS is in use. It will also create the icons, write support files to C:\Windows or other Folders and create Registry entries so Windows knows how to run the program. The uninstall routine is supposed to get rid of everything associated, don't know if PowerShell can do it as cleanly.

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Hello, and thank you for being included in the forum.
I am trying to learn Windows 8. I have weeded out a few apps from the Start screen by right clicking and then clicking Uninstall. The apps in question disappeared from the Start screen, however, they remain in the apps folder. How do I complete a total uninstall?
Regards,
Knudane.

A:Apps remain in the apps folder after uninstall

I'm having this issue too, how do I remove these apps?

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So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore.

Now that i'm done complaining. How do i organize my "All Apps" Menu.

Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell but i ended up needing the store and one other app but W10 went retarded and didn't allow me to reinstall the packages, so this time around. I just want to organize them into a folder that i will never touch

I really hope someone can help me do this, i don't feel like downgrading back to 8.1 which as it stands right now was better for me when using Start8.

A:Hide/Organize Universal Apps in All Apps

RE : So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore

What do you mean by " pin left" ? Would you please explain ?

RE : Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

I don't believe you can do that. The apps are being organized in alphabetical order and I don't think you can take some of them out and put into a folder.

RE : First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell

You don't have to uninstall all of them.
Here is a tutorial where you can pick and choose what to uninstall.
Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10

Have a look at Option Two and Three.

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Hi, My name is Roy, ive searched all the other forum threads in this topic and i couldn't find what i was looking for.

Now, my problem is that my Windows 8 apps wont update and i cant install new apps. ive had this problem before, but i forgot how to solve it. I remember it had something to do with a folder not being in the C:/windows folder. I also remember it began with a "A" (Appinstaller?).

i was wondering if anyone who CAN install their apps and update them could look into their C:/Windows folder and write down a list of folders that appear starting with the letter "A".

Thanks in advanced!

Roy (emoteen134)

A:Updates to Window 8 Apps and Installation of Apps

Hello Roy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Usually when you have issues with installing or updated apps from the Store, you would need to clear the Store cache to fix it.
Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8
If that doesn't help, then double check through the troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below to see if one may be the issue.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore.

Now that i'm done complaining. How do i organize my "All Apps" Menu.

Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell but i ended up needing the store and one other app but W10 went retarded and didn't allow me to reinstall the packages, so this time around. I just want to organize them into a folder that i will never touch

I really hope someone can help me do this, i don't feel like downgrading back to 8.1 which as it stands right now was better for me when using Start8.

A:Hide/Organize Universal Apps in All Apps

RE : So I just found out that i can't pin left in the start menu anymore

What do you mean by " pin left" ? Would you please explain ?

RE : Calculator, Contact, Mail, Cortana, etc ALL of this garbage bloatware is something i just want to create a folder called Microsoft Bloat and put it in there. How do i do this?

I don't believe you can do that. The apps are being organized in alphabetical order and I don't think you can take some of them out and put into a folder.

RE : First time around, i uninstalled all of it using power shell

You don't have to uninstall all of them.
Here is a tutorial where you can pick and choose what to uninstall.
Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10

Have a look at Option Two and Three.

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I'll try to download a file or a flash plugin and they download a little bit and then freeze. I dunno what to do >.<

A:Downloading files or anything on my laptop freeze during downloading

Browser?

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I am having problems with downloading like zip and installation files. When ever I download a installation file like say Quicktime 7 it would be corrupted about 50%-75% of the time I download it.
Zip files usually have atleast one file that has a "CRC check failed" and sometimes if I try to extract that file once again it doesn't give me that message. I tried to reinstall WinZip again but it still gives me the problem so don't think it is the programs fault.

Image problems happen when I try to move a picture file to another folder or when I try to save an image(less likely to happen but still once in a while). It seems like the higher the resolution or size of the image the more likely it would happen. Also though I am not sure but if it try to move a large number of picture files at once it happens more often though maybe it is just because I am moving more picture files.

Here is an example of what happens when I try to move/download a picture file:
Note: it is just a random picture that I downloaded to use as an example. The white part on the top of the image is normal it was part of the original image.

The orginal: http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4986/cars4yv.jpg
Some of the images that got "screwed up". I move 128 copies of the image at once.
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5725/car10np.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8219/car21cz.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9374/car32kj.jpg

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In the las week or so I cant download my mail,
I get this, over & over:

Get this also:

I cant think of what I might have done to cause this.
Worked one day, then, not.

Re-entered p/w, nada.

I go online to email, password, the same password, works fine when logged on to cox.

What gives???

-corne-
 

A:Downloading Mail, Not! Downloading Just Quit Working

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I am experiencing the following very strange intermittent problems and evil behavior in XP.

My Start Menu sometimes only appears for a split second when clicked and will not stay displayed. Also minimised apps. wont maximise and apps. and short cuts on the desktop wont launch when double left clicked and instead show properties as if they were right clicked!!

I have done the following to try and resolve these issues.

1. Updated from SP1 to SP 2 as well as all the security updates.

2. Ran Adaware and Spybot to find any unwelcome visitors. Adaware only found one minor issue.

3. Ran Symantec Antivirus which found and quarantined several viruses.

4. Ran WinDoctor which found and said it resolved quite a few issues.

This is really a pain as it makes the system virtually unusable except for when it is behaving which is rare.

Would be grateful for any suggestions, solutions, incantations or workarounds for this issue/s

Kind regards

Binaryboy
 

A:Start Menu flickers/dissapears, apps. wont launch & minimised apps. wont maximise!!

Hi binaryboy, Welcome to TSG!!

Please post a HJT log for us to review.

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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I save almost everything into Dropbox. When I try and attach an file to an email through the Chrome app (non-desktop version), the Dropbox app (not the programme on running on my desktop) will not allow me to select the files to add. I think this is because the Dropbox app is essentially the same as the website and I would have to download the item first. This wouldn't be a huge problem if I was able to get at the document some other way but I get stuck!

I can attach the document if I switch back to the Chrome desktop app, but I am not sure how I managed to make this change the first time!

Does anyone have any ideas about how to switch from between app modes? Thanks in advance

A:Switching between apps and desktop apps

Hello Win8Query, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to switch between Metro and desktop mode with Google Chrome browser.

Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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As I've understood it, ever since the release of Windows 7, there has been no way to support programs written to run in a DOS session from within Windows, even by using XP Mode or by running a Virtual Machine with Windows XP.

Is this still true, or have there been any methods or products developed to overcome this?

I ask because I have a client with several versions of custom software developed with DOS and early windows versions of Clarion. They have been successful in migrating from 95/98 to XP and even to Vista.

If I'm not mistaken, Vista and Windows 7 share much of the same core, so I've never been clear on what caused the break in support for DOS & legacy XP apps.

The procedures using these DOS routines and proprietary apps (developed in Clarion for Windows) are quite linear and wouldn't require a full-fledged Desktop OS with multi-taking. The user would have access to another system for desktop apps, e.g. FTP, Email etc., so I was wondering if WES7 or Windows 10 IoT might be close enough to a real-time OS that such a dedicated system might support these older programs.

Any ideas? Either enabling the old stuff to run somehow on Windows 10 Desktop via VM or other method, or by the use of an embedded version of Windows 7 or 10 (IoT in the case of 10)?

Until now, we've been getting by with the POS Ready registry hack for XP (only useful until 2019) or on plain Vista, which lost support last month. I'm hoping there's a more sec... Read more

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