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This Week on Windows: Celebrate the countdown to 2018 with great deals at Microsoft Store

Q: This Week on Windows: Celebrate the countdown to 2018 with great deals at Microsoft Store

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

Beginning today, find the perfect last-minute gift or treat yourself during the Countdown to 2018 sale with deals of up to 50% off popular PC games, up to 65% on select Xbox Digital Games, up to 60% off popular movies and TV shows, up to 75% on must-have software and apps for Windows 10, great deals on Surface and Xbox One bundles, entertainment and more! You can shop the sale now at Microsoft Store online, on your Windows 10 PC, and on your Xbox.

Below we?ve rounded up some of the best Countdown deals, available now at Microsoft Store:
Game On

There are numerous adventurous options on sale now for PC and Xbox gamers alike:
PC Games
Save up to 50% on popular PC games for Windows 10, including these favorites:

Disneyland Adventures ? 35% off

The Disneyland theme park comes alive like never before. Each adventure is based on the park?s real-life attractions, with opportunities to interact with beloved Disney characters.

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.

Super Lucky?s Tale ? 35% off

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, the game named ?Best Multiplayer Game? at this year?s Video Game Awards.

For Minecraft fans, save $100 on the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle (1TB), and enjoy $20 off select Minecraft Edition Xbox Wireless Controllers with purchase of the Minecraft Explorers Pack. There are also several limited-time deals happening now inside Minecraft.

Or save up to $80 on Xbox One S 500GB bundles, now starting at $199, plus get a free select game.

Xbox Digital Games & Subscriptions
Save up to 65% on select Xbox Digital Games. Plus, if you?re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can save up to 10% more! Not a Gold member? Get your first month of Xbox Live Gold membership for just $1. And while you?re at it, try Xbox Game Pass for just $1 for the first month.

Here are a few of our Xbox Digital Game favorite deals:
Call of Duty WWII ? 17% off; 25% off with Gold

The popular franchise returns to its roots in this edition, a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation.

Star Wars Battlefront II ? 30% off; 40% with Gold

Enter a Star Wars multiplayer universe where up to 40 players fight as iconic heroes and authentic-to-era troopers, all in a massive array of vehicles on land and in the air.

Cuphead ? 15% off on Windows 10 and Xbox

Inspired by cartoons from the 1930s, this game is a classic run-and-gun actioner with visuals and audio painstakingly recreated to be authentic to the feel of the era.

Entertainment
Not a gamer but still want to be entertained? Find great deals on Movies & TV and ebooks during the Countdown sale, too.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens + Bonus ? 25% off

Relive this epic adventure and see tons of deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage and amazing bonus features, too ? including an hour-long featurette.

Spider-Man: Homecoming + Bonus ? 50% off

Following his sensational debut in Captain America, a young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) begins to navigate his newfound identity as a web-slinging superhero.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle + Bonus ? 25% off

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman?s journey leads them to discover an allied spy organization in the U.S.

ebooks
If a good read is more your speed, you?ll enjoy flipping through and choosing from the numerous ebooks on sale, up to 80% off, including:

The Bourne Objective by Robert Lundum ? 50% off

No matter how the plot twists and turns in a Jason Bourne novel, the thrills are always first-rate. In this installment, he?s facing down mercenaries in Africa when he witnesses the death of an art dealer named Tracy Atherton.

Don?t Sweat the Small Stuff and It?s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson ? 80% off

The holidays are a stressful time of year, but keeping life?s little things from driving you crazy is what this book is all about.

Today Will Be Different ? 50% off

A brilliant novel from the author of Where?d You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future.

Gear up for the best you in 2018
It?s not all fun and games ? we?ve got great deals on Surface, PCs, and apps to help ring in the new you in the New Year!

Surface and PC Deals
Save $200 on select Surface Pro and Surface Laptop i5 devices, designed for the way you work, play and all of the moments in between. Save up to $650 on PC and Windows Mixed Reality headset bundles and immerse yourself in a wide range of epic experiences. Or save up to $500 on select new Windows 10 PCs.

Software and apps
Save up to 75% on must-have software and apps for Windows 10, including:

Affinity Photo ? 20% off

The latest version of this professional photo editing software is faster, smoother and more powerful than ever so you can do more than you imagined with your photos.

Dolby Access ? 20% off

Music, games, and movies have never sounded this sweet! Whatever you watch, listen to or play, enjoy the rich, deep sound they deserve with Dolby Access.

djay Pro ? 40% off

Hosting a New Year?s party or just need a new soundtrack for your life? Use djay Pro to access millions of tracks, including millions on Spotify, and put your own unique spin on music.

You can also still get your gifts in time for the holidays by picking up your online purchase or visiting your local Microsoft Store, and get a Limited-Edition Xbox Holiday Ornament with any in-store purchase while supplies last. Plus, experience the Microsoft Wish Machine by sharing an inspiring wish for your local community while you?re there. Wishes are already being granted so follow #MicrosoftWishMachine and get yours in today through December 31!

If you?re still looking for that perfect gift to give this Holiday season, we have the answer: This year, give the gift of choice with a Microsoft or Xbox Gift Card. Or, give the gift of games through Xbox digital gifting. It?s simple and fast, no shipping required.

Explore more deals
We?ve rounded up some of our favorite Countdown deals from Microsoft Store here, but there?s so much more to explore ? PC games, Xbox digital games, Movies & TV, ebooks, software, and apps galore!

And just to keep things interesting, be sure to visit the Microsoft Store on Xbox, on Windows 10, or follow Microsoft Store on Twitter, for even more, one-day-only Daily Deals on Xbox games, Movies & TV, and ebooks!

Happy shopping!

*Available 12/22/2017 to 1/4/2017 on select items available through Microsoft Store while supplies last. Offers and content vary by market and may change at any time. Not valid on prior orders or purchases. May not be combinable with other offers. Other exclusions and limits may apply.

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Starting July 7 through September 17, your local Microsoft Store is offering savings on best-in-class products for back to school.

Before heading back to school or setting out on that first job search, there is a moment where the excitement, hope for the future and desire to learn is empowering, and Microsoft Store is the best place to discover and purchase the technology to help you achieve more. Starting July 7 through September 17, your local Microsoft Store is offering savings on best-in-class products, including the well-crafted Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book to help students and young professionals start new adventures and make ideas happen. Microsoft Store offers a 10 percent discount for students, faculty, and staff currently attending or working at a higher education institution in the U.S.

Below are the deals available to help students and new professionals make their ideas happen:

Get a Surface Pro 4 and a black type cover for $999, $899 for students*: Surface Pro 4 is powered by Intel Core processors and Windows 10 ? with features like Paint 3D, game broadcasting, Windows Ink, Microsoft Edge and more. Surface Pro 4 combines the portability and performance of a laptop to enable the creator in all of us. With its unmatched versatility as a tablet or a laptop, it?s perfect for students, teachers and anyone who needs to get things done on the go, with a sleek and light form factor. With Microsoft Store?s Recycle for Rewards, customers can also tr... Read more

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We hope you enjoyed this week?s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to read more about the top Black Friday deals from Microsoft and our partners, kicking off Nov. 23; check out our Windows 10 Tip on editing any URL in your Microsoft Edge Favorites ? or, keep reading for more of this week?s news!
What?s new in the Microsoft Store:

Black Friday deals from Microsoft and our partners


Black Friday deals from Microsoft Store and our partners kick off Nov. 23. Save big on Surface, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Windows 10 PCs ? and get an Xbox One S at its lowest price ever! You can also save on apps like Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, PC games including Forza Motorsport 7 ? Standard Edition and Halo Wars 2, movies like Deadpool and Wonder Woman and more. Here?s a sneak peek into the hottest deals you can enjoy starting next weekend through Cyber Monday at Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com. You can check out more deals here.

Mixer Interactivity, Mobile Broadcasting and Windows Mixed Reality Arrives in the Minecraft 1.2.5 Update


Hot off the heels of MINECON Earth, Minecraft takes a deep dive into the world of Mixer Interactivity and Windows Mixed Reality with the 1.2.5 update, which graduated from beta this week! Players will be able to build, explore and battle mobs from new, creative perspectives, making this update the most immersive yet. Here?s what?s new:

Windows Mixed Reality: Building, exploring and coming face-to-face with monstro... Read more

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On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced its plans to launch Windows 10 on July 29 with global fan celebrations, joint efforts with thousands of retailers, including all Microsoft store locations, a new global advertising campaign, and a new year-long initiative to celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world. Available for the first time as a free upgrade*, Windows 10 delivers a fast and familiar experience that is more secure and automatically up-to-date. Featuring new innovations like Cortana**, Microsoft Edge and Xbox integration, Windows 10 is the best Windows ever.

?Windows 10 was built to empower people to do great things. We are thrilled to celebrate the launch of Windows 10 with our fans,? said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Windows and Devices Marketing at Microsoft. ?We?ll mark the launch of Windows 10 by celebrating the people and organizations that upgrade the world every day ? and by helping them do more in their communities.?

Global launch celebrations for Windows fans

Windows fans have helped shape Windows 10, with 5 million Windows Insiders providing valuable feedback. The Windows Insiders will be the first to receive Windows 10 and are invited to join Windows 10 fan celebrations in 13 cities around the world, including Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, S?o Paulo, and New York City. Fan celebrations will offer... Read more

A:Microsoft to celebrate Windows 10 launch around the world on July 29

Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows 10 preview build availability ahead of RTM


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The Windows 10 RTM (release to manufacturing) milestone is close at hand.

On July 13, Microsoft temporarily suspended availability of Windows 10 for PC preview builds in preparation for the upgrade process, which commences July 29.

"Windows Insiders have been the first to see our work on Windows 10 at every stage. Now you will also be the first to get a build flighted to you using the channels that we'll use for targeting and deploying to PCs for our staged rollout," said Gabe Aul, head of the Windows 10 Insider program in a July 13 update to a previous blog post.

More from Aul:"We're suspending the availability of Windows 10 builds briefly while we prepare for that (rollout), and the next build that we flight to you will be delivered using the production channels. Starting tomorrow (July 14), we will also not be delivering any additional ISOs at this point as we really need Insiders to be using, stressing, and validating our distribution and upgrade processes. We'll make ISOs available again in the future, but for now we ask you to upgrade your current build via Windows Update once the next build is released."




Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows 10 preview build availability ahead of RTM | ZDNet

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Windows 10 is a little over a week away and the hype train is in full motion. Microsoft on Sunday published a video primarily targeting those that might still be grappling with the idea of upgrading to its new operating system.

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A:Microsoft kicks off Windows 10 countdown with "10 Reasons to Upgrade" video series

Yeah, Windows 10 <b>literally</b> combines start menu and tiles...exactly what <b>nobody</b> asked for. We wanted tiles on the desktop, ala a new breed of gadgets. The obvious goal is to keep pushing people towards the start screen and limited, dumbed-down mobile apps on the PC. Yeah..not gonna happen. Windows 10 will tank just as bad if not worse than Windows 8 due to Microsoft's obsession with copying all of the competitions <I>worst</I> aspects.
 

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Microsoft today said it will deliver a single security update on Tuesday to patch just one vulnerability in Windows.

However, the company acknowledged that it does not yet have a fix for a crippling bug in Windows 7 that went public nearlytwo months ago. The expected update will patch a vulnerability rated "critical" --

Microsoft's most serious rating in its four-step scoring system -- in Windows 2000. The bug also affects Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, as well as Windows Server 2003, Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2, but is tagged as "low" for those editions.

Microsoft downplayed the threat even to Windows 2000 users. "The Exploitability Index rating for this issue will not be high, which lowers the overall risk," said Jerry Bryant, a Microsoft security spokesman, in a post to the company's security
response center blog today. Date: 7 January 2010

More............Microsoft won't fix Windows 7 crash bug next week

A:Microsoft won't fix Windows 7 crash bug next week

Thanks for the update.

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microsoft are offering deals some of which will run to january
http://www.infopackets.com/news/busi...ws_7_deals.htm

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It?s one of my favorite times of the year and this holiday, I?m looking forward to welcoming my sons home from college, enjoying time with my daughter, and watching a lot of football.

Of course, it?s also a great time to celebrate loved ones with incredible gifts and Microsoft has some great options ? from the must-have Xbox One X or amazing value of the Xbox One S, to positively reviewed Surface devices, to cutting-edge technology like Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
With Black Friday just around the corner, Microsoft Store and our partners are offering some great deals on my favorite tech, there?s something great for everyone on your list. Here?s a sneak peek into the hottest deals you can enjoy starting next weekend through Cyber Monday at Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com. You can check out more deals here.

Save up to $329 on new Surface bundles


Described as a ?killer device? and ?near perfection? by top reviewers, the new Surface Pro is a beautiful ultra-light, versatile and powerful device. If you have a loved one looking for uncompromising mobility and productivity so they can create, study, work or play anywhere, the Surface Pro is the ideal gift. You can take advantage of our best deal ever for the new Surface Pro ? $329 off the Surface Pro i5 256GB and $229 off the Surface Pro i5 128GB. Both Surface Pro options feature all-day battery life, a stunning PixelSense display, and a lighter-than-ever-feel, both bundled with the Black Type Cov... Read more

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Microsoft Releases Windows Vista SP1 To Businesses This Weekhttp://www.informationweek.com/windows/sho...cleID=206401787

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Holiday shopping is well underway and, for those that haven?t found that perfect gift, Microsoft Store has you covered with its annual 12 Days of Deals unwrapped daily at midnight ET through Dec. 17 ? featuring an exciting deal every day on the hottest products from Surface to Xbox to Windows Mixed Reality ? from Microsoft and its partners.

Check out today?s Day 1 Surface Pro bundle deal and get a sneak peek into tomorrow?s Day 2 savings on select Xbox games available at your local Microsoft Store or Microsoft.com where you can track all the deals. Plus, take advantage of picking up a purchase in store made online and free shipping and returns on every item, every day.

Here?s a look at the first two deals ? stay tuned for more!
Day 1 (Dec. 6): Save $329 on Surface Pro i5 128GB bundled with a black type cover, plus get a free select sleeve, now for $799.
Day 2 (Dec. 7): Save up to 50 percent on select Xbox games like Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Middle Earth: Shadow of War.
Receive a Limited-Edition Xbox Holiday Ornament


While you?re shopping this weekend, Dec. 8 through Dec. 10, visit your local Microsoft Store to receive a Limited-Edition Xbox Holiday Ornament with a purchase of an Xbox One S or Xbox One X. Starting Dec. 15 through Dec. 17, you can get the exclusive ornament with any in-store gaming purchase of $50 or more. If you want to skip the holiday lines, get select Xbox digital games, downloadable game content, and subscriptions as the perfect ... Read more

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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

A: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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Microsoft is reportedly putting the finishing touches on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which is slated to arrive on August 2. The report comes from Windows Central, saying that build 14384 should be the first RTM (release to manufacturing) build.

The company has begun the sign-off process for the build, which means that it will put a variety of builds through internal tests, and then it will pick the best one for a public release.

According to the report, Insiders can expect to see a final build by the end of next week. The timeline isn't surprising. With the Anniversary Update less than a month away, we should certainly be in the polishing phase.

The fate ofWindows phones that are ineligible for the Anniversary Update is still undetermined. Such unsupported devices have had a sort of "upgrade at your own risk" option through the Release Preview ring. These users will be unable to install the Anniversary Update, but it's not clear if build 10586 will remain available for them.

The report also states that the Redstone 2 (Rs2) builds that Microsoft is compiling are in the 148xx range, and should begin shipping to Insiders in mid-to-late August. The Redstone 2 update isn't slatedto arrive for the public until April, 2017.
 

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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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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

A: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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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

A: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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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

A: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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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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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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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?

A:Windows 10 Microsoft Solitaire Collection and App Store will not load!

Hi
njgreene53,

Based on my research, this game is free in Microsoft official website.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/games/microsoft-solitaire-collection/9wzdncrfhwd2

Then please try the steps in the below:
1) Go to program files (make sure "show hidden folders and files is on")
2) Right click on windowsapps and go to properties-> security tab->advanced
3)Click on continue to view the permissions of object
4) For the owner it will show TrustedInstaller, click on change
5) A new window will open->select object types->select groups and then click on ok.
6)In the space below "Enter the object Name", type ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES
7) Next press ok, it will take some time for the owner to change.
8) Last step is to restart your system.

If these steps don?t work, please try re-register Windows Store Apps in Windows 10 / 8.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/re-register-windows-store-apps


Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.Please
mark the reply as an answer if you find it is helpful.
If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact
[email protected]

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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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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?

A: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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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."
 

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A: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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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

A: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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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

A: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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​Today is the second Tuesday of the month, and that can only mean one thing: it's Patch Tuesday, or the day where Microsoft releases updates for all supported versions of Windows. In a blog post today, the company noted that it's broadening the range of devices that will receive Spectre and Meltdown mitigations, as it's removing the anti-virus compatibility check.

The Windows 10 cumulative updates that are available today are only for PCs, which is a bit out of character for Patch Tuesday. Usually, phones get some love too; however, last month, Microsoft waited an extra day, so we may see those updates tomorrow.

If you're on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, or version 1709, you'll see KB4088776, or build 16299.309. That can be manually downloaded here, and it contains the following fixes:

Addresses issue where Internet Explorer stops working when using F12-based developer tools.
Addresses issue with printing XML documents with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Updates legacy Document Mode cell visibility in Internet Explorer.
Addresses issue with pinch and zoom gestures on some hardware in Internet Explorer.
Addresses issue where Internet Explorer is unresponsive in certain scenarios when a Browser Helper Object is installed.
Addresses issue to prevent media and other applications from becoming unresponsive or failing when upgrading graphics drivers.
Addresses issue where customers receive "Check your account, you don't own ... Read more

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As I was searching for noteworthy Windows 8 apps on the internet I stumbled across this awesome site that list Windows 8 apps and filters poor apps. The site is Great Windows Apps - A Better Windows Store. Visit their about page to know more Great Windows Apps - About This Site

Its good to know that there are a lot of activities surrounding Windows 8 by the community to improve the app ecosystem.

I hope you guys find it useful as much I do.

I'm not sure if this is the right forum section to post this so please forgive my noob-ness if I did something wrong by posting this.

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Hello. I need help with these security updates for the Microsoft Office products released on 19 January 2018:
"CVE-2018-0845" - portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0845
"CVE-2018-0848" - portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0848
"CVE-2018-0849" - portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0849
"CVE-2018-0862" - portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0862

i) Besides exploitability, what is the difference of these CVEs from "CVE-2018-0802"  is, as same content and affected product list?

ii) After reviewing the corresponding Microsoft Update Catalog records, the "Last Updated" date of  all mentioned KB articles as listed below are still 4/1/2018, please clarify in details what the updates and/or changes is:

iii)  If I downloaded the corresponding security updates on 11 January 2018, do I need to download and apply them again?

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Just wondering how many people out there use Microsoft Great Plains, getting an idea on how much help I'd be able to get on here..Thanks guys!
 

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Being together with loved ones is a heavenly feeling. They create unforgettable memories that can be cherished lifetime. But nowadays people find very less time to spare due to their hectic work schedules. It does not only take a toll on your life but also upon the relationships you share with your dearest people. Due to lack of time, you are sometimes unable to attend their special events. They are the people who need your love and togetherness and when you are continuously absent from their lives event on their special days, it make them sad. At least an effort should be made to convey your thoughts, regards, affection and wishes through a medium that make them think only of you, make them sense your presence, love and remembrance. To make your life and relation more beautiful and forever lasting has come forward the boon of online shopping sites and their wonderful range of delightful blossoms and presents. Now within a single mouse-click all you want to say will be conveyed right at the doorsteps of your dear ones in the form of magical gifts that will straight away knock the door of their hearts and sweep them off their feet with your lovely gesture and act of remembrance. Send Flowers to South Korea to deck the heart and lives of the lovely people with your pure love and affection as Blossoms, with the brightness and tenderness possess the quality to speak out the unspoken words. Maintain your budget and order for Low Cost Flowers and Gifts delivery in South Korea. Thes... Read more

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I fear to update Vista anymore, because there's always a new trouble with each update. First, the network icon for dial-up went off and dial-up showed not connected after SP2 installation, then bluetooth discovery went dead, after some time whole network center was behaving strangely and finally, week or two before, most strange thing started to happen after a bigger update rollup - a directory or directory link named A or B was created hidden on the system drive, which basically lead to the drive itself, but after trying to remove the directory, explorer hung and eventually went dead- hard reset needed. After a restart or in the safe mode, directory is empty and can be deleted. After some time again, it's back, causing another hang-up. Spybot found nothing, updated ESET Smart Security is always on and found nothing, internet was disconnected, if it's a virus or malware, it's pretty unknown. Enough for my nerves- I did a complete Vista reinstall, this time I also installed Ubuntu just to have at least one reliable system ready.
Well, everything went ok, after installing SP2 from offline package network icon worked ok, bluetooth and wifi as well. My happiness didn't last long indeed- after installing remaining post-SP2 updates, annoying A and B directories appeared again. Any help, or even a confirmation of the same problem would be welcome. Thanx!

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A:Another great problem brought to you by Microsoft

This is drivers or hardware issue.First update all drivers for everything especially important for chipset,video card,network card ,update new BIOS as well

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I just bought a used system that was "supposed" to have a legit XP Pro O/S. It does not. Surprise, surprise.

Who has the best deal on XP Pro nowadays ?

Also, the XP on the system Expires in 30 days. Will I have to completely reload a legit copy of XP over the old one or can I simply Enter in a VALID-LEGAL Product Key ?

TIA...

PS - I didn't find what I needed during a SEARCH. Thank you.
 

A:Windows XP Pro DEALS ?

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Now that Microsoft Security Essentials is generally available to consumers in 19 countries, we've had a chance to go over the data, and there are some very interesting results. Just in the first week we saw well over 1.5 million downloads of Microsoft Security Essentials, but the price (free to Windows users) is hard to beat!



Microsoft Malware Protection Center : Microsoft Security Essentials ? Week One

A:Microsoft Security Essentials – Week One.

I got mine. thanks

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I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7 Ultimate and it have proven to me over many tests that it can hold its own against all the rest. I'm not saying it is better or worse but I have felt more confident each day I use it.

Trust me when I say I have tested it to the maximum in trying to comprimise my HD by downloading the really bad stuff. Each time it has stopped whatever came from outside dead in its tracks. Told me in easy to understand terms what MSE was doing and what I had to do to help. Many times I had to reboot because the virus was in memory and or hiding on my HD and couldn't be deleted while Win7 was running.

I'm sure many of you will burn me at the stake for saying that I like MSE. Let it go. I'm not telling you to change. I'm just making a statement that I believe is true.

I'd like to hear from folks that have more knowledge than I about how MSE works differently and uses less overhead to do it.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials is a great program!

MSE is a great program and has passed all my tests i have done on it i feel safe when i download content from the web.

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Hi all,
Thought we could all do with a Windows 7 Countdown timer so I put one on my website- Windows 7 Countdown.
Its set to the UK for October 22nd 2009, can't wait!

A:Windows 7 Countdown

Cool. But what I'd really like to see is a countdown gadget for my desktop.

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Three critical Microsoft patches coming next week.

Microsoft is to patch three ActiveX vulnerabilities rated 'critical' next Tuesday (July 14).

-- Tom
 

A:Three critical Microsoft patches coming next week

Dear lotuseclat79,
People recognize a great genius when it is too late! You are the one! A gentleman using Open Source system and still alerting us all about MS pitfalls! I have recently passed a small milestone, when i posted a 1000th post and as usual forgot one of the the most important persons who influenced me most in this site-YOU!

I have bought five easy step-by-step books on learning two flavours of Linux and one of them was Mandriva Linux to read and you are the inspiration behind it all! Accept my grateful thanks!

Thank u for the latest alert!

 

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every once an a while windows pop up up with a message saying that its going to shutdown and it has a timer. I had win2kpro, i thought it was time to upgrade so i formatted and got winxppro but still get the message. any help?
 

A:Windows countdown shutdown

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SF

It is finally time. For those that don't have the RTM than you have waited almost three years for this. From this point forward we are on the final stretch to General Availability of Windows 7. In exactly 31 days from now it will be available on store shelves. Some of us are hosting parties...some of us are preparing the dreaded PC backup phase while the SF gurus are gearing up for the inflow

Either way things are about to heat up!

A:The Final Countdown to Windows 7 GA

Really? Parties?

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Hello,

as it says on the title, I have a small dell PC, windows xp pro, and everytime i boot up after a few minutes, it gives me a count down pop up of 50 seconds, then it shuts down, it gives me the path: C:\winnt\system32\services. is there something wrong with my services, if so which one? why is it doing this.

thanks for the help

Steven

A:Windows keeps restarting countdown 50 sec

Have you done a full anti-virus/spyware scan?

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How Windows 7 Deals With Crashed Applications
December 26th, 2008

Windows 7 offers an interesting new option when a software program becomes unresponsive. Windows 7 offers to try to cancel the non-responsive command of a process instead of just killing the process or offering to restart the application.

The user can continue working with the application if the cancellation of the non-responsive command is successful. This essentially means that the chance of loosing data is slim to none one a successful cancellation.


windows7 non responsive processes
The success rate of this new method is not known currently but it did work quite well during tests. This is definitely the better - and safer - option than to simply kill the application or restart it. Both methods that have been used in previous Windows versions usually meant that some data would be lost in the process.

http://windows7news.com/2008/12/26/h...-applications/

A:How Windows 7 Deals With Crashed Applications

I have never seen that yet. When did they add it and it probably only works on like 2 programs!

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Malicious code threats celebrate bumper 2003
By John Leyden
Posted: 15/03/2004 at 12:37 GMT

Malicious code threats to privacy and confidentiality increased rapidly in the final six months of last year - up 148 per cent on the first half of 2003.

Virus writers increasingly targeted backdoors left by other attackers and worms in their attempts to spread malicious code, according to the latest edition of Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report. Blended threats - like Blaster, Welchia and SoBig-F - make up 54 per cent of Symantec’s top ten risks for 2H2003. More recently, the Doomjuice and Deadhat blended threats both exploited the backdoor left by MyDoom in January this year.

Older threats compromised confidentiality by exporting random documents. More recent viruses and blended threats also extract passwords, decryption keys and logged keystrokes.

Symantec chronicled 2,636 new vulnerabilities during 2003 - an average of seven new flaws a day – 70 per cent of which it categorises as easily exploitable. The number of vulnerabilities logged in 2003 is up just two per cent from 2002 compared to a leap of 81 per cent between 2001 and 2002.

Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (published today) reveals that almost one third of all attacking systems targeted the vulnerability exploited by Blaster and its successors. Older worms also continue to spread thanks to the continued availability of unpatched systems needed to sustain them.

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A:Malicious code threats celebrate bumper 2003

Cheers !!
 

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At Build 2017, the Windows Store announced the initial availability of several features. Today, I want to share with you that all accounts have access to these features:
More ways to promote your apps and drive user acquisition
Create more engaging Store listings with video trailers
Create and update Store listings faster using Import/Export

More ways to manage schedules, prices and sales
Set the precise date and time that your app should become available in the Store
Control your price more precisely and schedule changes
New sale pricing options with greater flexibility
View all possible price tiers in Excel

Debug your apps more effectively by using CAB files
Use Dev Center through a modern and efficient dashboard experience

Important: If you have a submission in progress, publish it (or delete it) and your next submission will show these new pricing, sales and store listing options. Also, if you use the Windows Store submission API, be sure to read the info at the bottom of this post.

More ways to promote your apps and drive user acquisition
Many of you told us that video trailers are one of the best ways to attract customers. You can now upload up to 15 trailers to use in your Store listing. When using trailers, make sure to also include the 1920 x 1080 pixel image (16:9) in the promotional images section, which shows up after the video stops playing. Feedback from other developers using videos has been very positive, try them out!

Video trailer as shown in the St... Read more

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Microsoft today said it will deliver its largest-ever number of security updates on Tuesday to fix flaws in every version of Windows, as well as Internet Explorer (IE), Office, SQL Server, important developer tools and the enterprise-grade Forefront Security client software.Among the updates will be the first for the final, or release to manufacturing, code of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system.The company will ship a total of 13 updates next week, eight of them pegged "critical,"...http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/913...k?taxonomyId=17

A:Microsoft plans monster Patch Tuesday next week

Yowza. That's a lot. I'd better get my DSL installed before I update. ~ OB

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Hello all,

I am new to Microsoft Project 2007 and have a question regarding how this software defines a work week.

I have created a new calendar that is a 6 day work week and 60 hours a week for a project that I am working on. Thus, I know how to change the working time, the default work week, and under the "options" tab in the "change working time" menu I have changed the defaults to match what my calendar has for starting and ending times, etc.

My question is since I have changed the work week to start on Monday, if I start a task on a Monday and assign it a duration of 1 week, the task does not end until the next Monday. Since I have defined a 6 day work week, a week to me seems like it would be 6 full working days, and if it started first thing Monday it would end at the time I assigned on Saturday as the close of work. If I assign the task a duration of 0.98 weeks it ends on the Saturday that I wish it would end on, it does in fact end on Saturday.

If you change the view to "calendar" a task that starts on a Monday and has a duration of 1 week, or any round number of weeks, will continue through all Sundays and into Monday at the time that I set work to start on Monday.

How do I make a week in my situation last only 6 working days? (IE how can I start a task that will take one week, start on a Monday and have it end on Saturday at the close of business?) Obviously tasks that are constrained to start directly after this task that end o... Read more

A:Microsoft Project 2007 Work Week Defiition

Just to clarify, if you have a task with the Project standard calendar with a duration for 1 week and start it on a Monday, it will finish on that weeks Friday. If you then assign a task that is start to finish constrained to the first task, it will start on the next Monday after the first task finished the previous Friday. My problem is that since I changed the calendar, the tasks run through the non working days and up to the start of business to the next day.

Thanks
 

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1.5 Million Microsoft Security Essentials Downloads in a Week - The antivirus is free to download - Softpedia

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