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Blank Taskbar Icons for Windows Store Apps

Q: Blank Taskbar Icons for Windows Store Apps

On my ASUS N550, Windows 8.1, my taskbar icons are blank for any Windows Store apps. The icons are normal for other apps (like MS Office, Explorer, etc...).

It was working before and all of sudden, it stopped working! To start with, I thought it was the graphic card driver and I did all the updates but it didnt work.

In case you need to know; my computer is not connected with any business policy, I am just using my hotmail account.

Many thanks

Exact same issue as in this thread but solution doesn't work for me: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/61467-blank-taskbar-icons-windows-store-apps.html#post496628

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Preferred Solution: Blank Taskbar Icons for Windows Store Apps

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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On my Surface 3 Pro, in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 (tech preview), my taskbar icons are blank for any Windows Store apps. The icons are normal for other apps (like MS Office, Explorer, etc...).

I am betting it has something to do with a group policy. But I can't find anyone else out there with this problem. I've reimaged the device, upgraded from 8 -> 8.1 -> 10. Nothing has changed.
When I first got the Surface - it all worked great. I could see the icons fine. As soon as I joined the device to our corporate domain, that is when the problem started happening. I have tried connecting to the internet from home (thinking it was a network/firewall issue at work) but that did not solve it.

See the attached screenshot (it's a screenshot of Windows 10 - but the same thing was happening in Windows 8 and 8.1). It does this for any of the "apps".

Any ideas what group policies might affect this? Any other ideas?

Dan

A:Blank Taskbar Icons for Windows Store Apps

Hi Dan,
Welcome to the forums, try this:Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

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"Right-click taskbar > Properties > Taskbar > Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar" determines whether Store (Metro/Modern) apps show up in the regular taskbar as well as in the "point to upper-left corner for recent apps" area.Apparently, this has recently acquired a bug where icons for Store apps will remain in the taskbar even after they are tombstoned/killed.Turning off this setting will clean icons for tombstoned Store apps from the taskbar, but, of course, leaving it off makes it more difficult to work with Store apps that are actually running.This setting is, for some reason, also responsible for whether the taskbar is accessible by mousing to the bottom of the Start Screen. With it unchecked, there is no way to access the taskbar when running an application that blocks the taskbar, like a video or a game running in fullscreen or windowed borderless modes. Leaving it off is therefore not a viable option.

The part about tombstoned apps not vacating the taskbar is new behavior (to me at least), so I assume this was broken in a recent Windows update (I installed over 200MB of updates earlier today). My new habit to work around this bug will be to uncheck, apply, check, and apply this setting whenever I close Store apps, but is anyone aware of a real fix for this issue?

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The title says it all. I have a taskbar filled with pinned apps and I'd like to move that information to another profile, but I can't find it anywhere.

Anybody know?

A:Where does Windows store list of apps pinned to the taskbar?

Here you go. C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned

Both Start menu and Taskbar are there.

Gary

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Hi everyone,

I couldn't find a solution to my problem so far and I will be really grateful if someone can help me. After installing all available updates of windows 8.1, my checkbox for "Show windows Store apps on taskbar" simply disappeared from the taskbar properties. Moreover, the on and off option from Settings -> Change PC settings -> PC and devices -> Corners and edges -> App switching also seems to be forever gone. In other words when I open an app I can't close it (Esc isn't working any more or X option) and I can't see it on the taskbar Please HELP. Thank you in advance!

A:windows 8.1 missing show windows store apps on taskbar

Hello Geryga, and welcome to Eight Forms.

The show Store apps on the taskbar option was part of the April 8th updates. Please check to make sure that you have all available Windows Updates installed, then check to see if you have the option afterwards. If you did install them all, then see if restarting the computer may help.

Windows Update - Check for and Install in Windows 8

Taskbar - Hide or Show Store Apps in Windows 8.1 Update

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hi
I cant see icon of metro in taskbar of windows 8.1

A:i cant see icons of metro apps in taskbar of windows 8.1

Are you in the Desktop or in the Metro/Start screen?

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Hello friends, I encounter this problem on my operating system.
It has happened with different PC's
Any solution?

Image :

http://i.imgur.com/fioNIoY.png

A:Windows 10 Apps Blank Icons

How do the menu tiles look like in Start screen ?

Do they work if you click at them ?

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Most of the apps icons on my Start Screen have gone blank...just colored tiles with nothing in it. No name, no live update, nothing. What is going on???

A:Apps Icons have gone blank on start screen in Windows 8

Run sfc /scannow to try to repair the system. Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I have upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 and been using it for the last week now with no problems.
Today, during a mandatory update my pc went blue screen and said it had to restart.
Once it restarted it updated and booted fine.
However after the update I realized that my start menu stopped working.
If I press it nothing shows up. It is the same with my search menu.
Also none of my taskbar icons will work like the volume and notifications.
I have searched the internet and tried all the solutions provided like windows powershell and uninstalling antivirus and restarting explorer but nothing seems to work for me.
I can't reformat and clean install at the moment because it's really inconvenient for me and have some important files and big programs that I can't back up.

Can anyone please provide me a solution for this bug?
Is there anyway I can reinstall the last update again manually?
Or if I revert back to win 8.1 would this problem still persist?
I can't afford to lose anything since I am away and need my computer for work.

A:Windows 10 Start Menu, metro apps, and taskbar icons not working

Right click the start button and click on Programs and Features. (It's at the top.)
In the window that opens click on 'View installed updates'
Click on the updates you want to uninstall and Bob's your auntie's live-in lover!

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I just noticed something. I hardly ever use Store Apps but I had cause to look at a couple just now.
The Task Bar, which I'd noticed previously when using Store Apps would hide itself after a moment, and could be recalled with a mouse movement downwards, is now on screen permanently.

is that normal? I like it like this! The title bar does vanish and reappear as expected.

EDIT: I just did a little reading and see it's not just me. I also have the desktop 'drop shadow icon text' that just won't go away even after registry hacks.
I do hope Windows 9 doesn't inherit any of this kind of thing!

A:Taskbar remains on screen even in Store Apps.

Hello Mark,

Since the August 12th 2014 Windows Updates, the taskbar will on some PCs always show on the Start, apps, and PC settings screens if you do not have the taskbar set to auto-hide and you open the Start screen by pressing the Start button on the taskbar while on your desktop. If you multiple screens, then this doesn't apply.

If you do not have the taskbar set to auto-hide or you open the Start screen by pressing the Windows key, you will not see the taskbar on the Start, apps, and PC settings screens unless you open the taskbar using step 5 below.

Taskbar - Open in Windows 8.1

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

wherever a Windows Store app shows a small icon (in search and on the "All Apps" screen), the actual icon is missing:

The larger icons on the actual start screen show up. Re-installing the apps does not help, and the icons of desktop apps show up.

What can I do to fix this issue?

Best,
Felix

A:Store Apps: No small icons (just rectangles)

Hi there, felixfreiberger. You may want to run through this tutorial: Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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I originally wanted to completely disable the UAC as the admin permission messages that popped for almost any/everything i wanted to do were very annoying. I dont remember exactly what i did, but it was something in gpedit or something similar to it. After i did that my windows store app stopped working, and appeared as a blank space in my task bar as it was still pinned there. As the store wasnt working, apps related to it like the calculator disappeared from my pc. They dont appear when i search for them, and links to DL ones from the store dont work either.
I tried the guide here Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 10 Forums and did step 2, but that managed to break powershell and make it disappear as well as disabling my task bar and start menu. I cant right click anything in my task bar, and can only use the start menu's right click menu. I was considering restarting/resetting, but i was hoping someone here would be able to help figure out what i originally did so i can hopefully attempt to fix this

A:Store, start menu, taskbar, and apps like calc not working

.....................I originally wanted to completely disable the UAC as the admin permission messages that popped for almost any/everything i wanted to do were very annoying. I dont remember exactly what i did, but it was something in gpedit or something similar to it.......................................

When did you do that ?
If it is not too long ago, and if you do remember the date, do a system restore.
Pick a date BEFORE you did the gpedit as your restore point.

System Restore Windows 10

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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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I know this is a windows problem, but I have scoured the internet with no solution.  If i unpin the edge and store icon from the taskbar and I reboot or logout (or just kill and restart explore.exe) then they come back.  There are 2 fixes that are supposed to work - removing these from registry key, and from a roaming profile path - but none of that works for me.  Anyone got any other ideas?





* Search box is your friend * I don't respond to PM if question belongs in forum

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In All Apps, Files&Folders and Network Speed Test icons show blank whereas its tiles work properly Pls help asap
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A:Blank icons in 2 apps

Duplicate post. See here: Blank icon in 2 apps

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I like the Windows 7 task bar the way it is. I want to have only large icons instead of a long tail of icons and text. So I don't need to unmix all the icons. But I run both Firefox and Aurora. For those who don't know, Aurora is the night build of the same Firefox. Windows, somehow detects them as the same thing, which they're not, and stacks the icons. Now I use the two browsers for different purposes and I would like to tell Windows 7 task bar: Aurora is something different, like Opera or Chrome and I would like it displayed as such. Could you help?

A:How to unmix the taskbar icons for symilar apps?

i dont use aurora so bare with me, are the taskbar icons for ff and aurora both the same,if so is it possible to change the icon for aurora, in the properties panel.

edit; on reflection this wont actually address the stacking problem.

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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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Hi all. I recently bought a new HP desktop with Windows 7 Home edition. The problem I'm having is on the taskbar, most of the open programs just show a blank black square instead of an icon. I have to run my mouse over them and read the box to see what program is what. Any ideas how to fix this annoying problem? Thanks.

A:Blank Icons on Taskbar

Hi,

Try this:


Quote:





Originally Posted by jenae


Go to Start all programs accessories and right click on command prompt select “run as administrator”

type "taskkill /im explorer.exe /f" without quotes press enter

Now type each line and press enter after each line.
Note the spaces.

CD %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local

attrib -h IconCache.db

del IconCache.db

Now type exit and press enter
Reboot to take effect




Regards,
Reventon

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i was on my laptop last night trying to get rid of av security suite it's a virus that blocks helpful things on your computer and tries to get you to buy it's product, i was on firefox and it said "this program seems to be unresponsive, end program?" and i clicked yes then my computer restarted and there was nothing but the wall paper on it and i can't get task manager up because the AV security suite is blocking it, anyone have a solution?
 

A:Laptop goes blank no taskbar no icons

Where we see this most frequently is in peculiar hard drive failures...
Did it work normally when you rebooted in <SAFE MODE>?
In <SAFE MODE> you should be able to remove AV, then see if it will boot normally, then defragment, and scan your system with a variety of antispyware and antivirus downloads.
You can always reinstall AV later.
 

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Hi experts,

after an automatic update on our PCs (W7P), some (not all) notification icons on the taskbar are missing and most of the ones visible are not clickable. Please see screenshot here:



Any hint will be much appreciated, many thanks in advance!

A:W7P taskbar - some (not all) notification icons blank

Do you know what update it was?

You could try a system restore point to before the issue.

You could also try this as well:

Notification Area Icons - Reset

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I started up my computer to find that there were no icons or taskbar, just the desktop background, as the title states.

I've tried multiple solutions to no avail including, restarting multiple times, using the Windows Repair disk, verifying regedit values and restarting explorer.exe multiple times.

At first, I thought it was a problem with explorer, so I ran it in Run.

Nothing.

I saw that explorer was running in task manager (I have access to the ctrl+alt+del menu).
I ended the process and restarted explorer. Nothing happened.

If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this, they would be GREATLY appreciated. The only other solution I have is to do an active recovery, which I REALLY don't want to do.

Thanks a lot.

A:No Icons or Taskbar, just blank desktop.

Hello QWWW23 welcome to the Forums.. have you tried a system restore ? System Restore

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

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

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

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

A:Default store apps corrupted (including Store)

Originally Posted by nardavin


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



Hi nardavin and welcome to Tenforums.

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

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

A:Default store apps corrupted (including Store)

Originally Posted by nardavin


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



Hi nardavin and welcome to Tenforums.

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

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A while a back ago I upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10. I was happy to go back to the classic shell look and feel. Although signing-in password changing/disabling is sadly not up to par as it should be (Can't disable pw/cannnot change back to old pw). Anyways back to my main issue the windows 10 store and apps.

Ways I've tried to get it up and working or just other problems
1) wsreset.exe- fail
2) http://www.techgeekandmore.com/2015/...r-0x80070003/- worked for 1-2 apps then failed
2.1) Renaming SoftwareDistribution to .OLD- failed
3) Every single time I run something in command prompt or admin. powershell I break the start menu & cortana or It- fails
4) I also have trouble logging into the windows store. When I click sign-in I just get a plain blank box, it's like the java script didn't load the sign-in material. I'm pretty sure my java is up to date last time I checked.

In conclusion, it sounds like I need a reinstallation of windows 10/store ; or even to get rid of system entirely (reverting back to 8). It would be a lot of help if someone could give me some kind of direction to take this, because this has been baffling me for awhile. I'm surprised Microsoft has not put out a message about this; although I did hear they pulled their recent windows store update and did update the start menu and cortana in their last update (ofc I just broke it again ).

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Hello

I installed Windows 8 release preview. I see only about 200 apps in the store.
I turn off "Make it easier to find apps in my preferred languages".

Do you know where can be the problem?
Thanks

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I really f*** up this time. I have a desktop with a 64GB SSD for my Windows boot drive. I store all other programs on separate drive. I use visual studio and of course it starting eating my space. So I thought I will move my store apps to another drive. Well some where in moving it I cut the files from WindowsApps to another drive with out full permissions so all my files got corrupted. I thought by cleaning out my WindowsApps folder it would just redownload stuff nope now none of my apps work. My question is it possible to copy the WindowsApps folder from another working pc or does it not work that way. Because I have a few working win8 pcs I could use or am I just going to have to reinstall win8

A:Windows Store Apps

Well first I want to tell you: Never ever mess around with your system unless you have got a backup (system image) at hand to restore your Windows in case desaster strikes.

To resolve your current problem I recommend reinstalling Windows. By copying those files from another PC you would most likely face various permission difficulties which would take hours to fix with no guarantee that you will ever make your system stable again. Seriously, better reinstall everything. It takes less time and the result will be much better.

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When you buy an APP in windows store is it good on all your windows 8 devices?
Or do you have to pay again for each device?

A:Windows store Apps

That's a good question. I've been running Win 8 since the first preview and have yet to buy any apps!

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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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I had Amazon and a couple of other app Tiles that have disappeared . Amazon I use a lot and now all I find is the Kindle app. Whats happened?

A:APPS suddenly not on pc or in Windows Store?

You could try fixing system files with "sfc /scannow", if that doesn't help try System restore.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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Hi,

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

Sad Person

A:Can't Update Apps in Windows Store

I had this same problem today.

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

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

it should download the app with no problem.

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

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I just bought W8 and am not allowed to download any apps from the store, it says I need to delete a PC, but I already deleted them all. In fact there is no PC listed, but it says I need to wait 3 days to add a new PC.

This is kind of ridiculous. I think the problem is because I reformatted a few times with a virtual machine that was tied to my windows email. Is there a way around this?

edit: In case anyone suggests, I tried refreshing, and also resetting.

A:Can't install Windows Store apps from day one

Well, shrt term workaround, disable the Microsoft integration and associate a different account. In 3 days, put it back

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Hi, Greetings to all

When I bought my Windows 8 laptop, I liked the Windows photos app which was default to view photos.

The main feature I liked in that was a slideshow feature which shows collection of pics in a single frame similar to this.
Attachment 42179

(for better understanding I attached image of win 8.1 lock screen slideshow)

Then I installed Windows 8.1 (i choose the option to keep old Windows settings, Apps) and I disabled auto update for store apps.

However after updating I found that photos app along with other system apps were updated to latest version and the feature which I loved was missing. When I press slideshow it just shows 1 image per frame.

So my question is how to downgrade my photos app to older version? Or how to install the old photos app in Windows 8.1
I have the files took from WindowsApps hidden folder.

A:How to downgrade Windows store apps

Anyone?

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Im looking for new apps! Are there any you'd recommend?

A:Windows Store apps you'd recommend?

Get free apps, I suggest.
I paid for a couple & they quit working.

I installed the CBC & BBC & the Weather Channel & they quit working too.

You can do what you want but I suggest trying a few free ones before paying for any. JMO.

Bing Weather works.

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Hi. Please help me. My windows store can't install app. I already tried the PART ONE ( How to Clear and Reset the Store Cache in Windows 10). As i go on to the PART TWO, i find it hard on what affected user SID should i delete. (See screenshot below).

Please help me. Thank you.

A:Windows store can't install apps

Hello Melyn, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You would want to delete the SID for the user name that you are having the issue with. In this case it would be the SID ending in -1001.

Store Cache - Clear and Reset in Windows 10

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Hey anyone who can help feel free to do so:

This is my first post on the windows 8 forums, and I was looking for help with this issue. I downloaded the Microsoft solitaire collection from the windows store, and it will not open. I click on the icon on the start menu, it pops up, and then it just takes me back to the home screen. It happens every time, and so I leave it open in the background hoping that it will eventually get past the start screen, but it never does. I quickly realized that no other apps from the store will open either... They all open for a brief moment and then return me to the start screen.

-I already updated all my drivers, and everything else seems to be running fine once I did that (Other problems disappeared once I updated)

-I already updated all my apps in the Windows Store, and the windows store itself updated when I first started my PC. All of my apps already pre-installed open and work flawlessly.

-I downloaded the Skype App, and it too would not open, so I downloaded the desktop version, but when I opened it, and logged in, the whole system would shut down! Windows said it was a driver error with my network Card driver, however I already have the most up to date driver, and apparently there is not a fix out for this yet, so I don't know if that could also be the problem. Some people say to uninstall and re-install the driver, however it is a lengthy process for that one particular driver, and according to any info I can find it hasn't fixed th... Read more

A:Apps from the Windows Store will not OPEN!!!

The following may help with your problem especially Apps Troubleshooter:

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

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I have tried the troubleshooter software, which did a partial fix (allowing the store to open). The next thing I tried was to re-register using the following command in powershell admin:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

I received the following errors:
Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.

error 0x80070002: Windows cannot register the package because of an internal error or low memory.

NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 5a2fc749-0d43-0001-d4d2-2f5a430dd101 in the Event Log or use
the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 5a2fc749-0d43-0001-d4d2-2f5a430dd101

At line:1 char:28
+ Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$( ...

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

+ CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.



error 0x80070002: Windows cannot register the package because of an internal error or low memory.



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Hi,

I'm new to Windows 8.1 and just discovered the Windows Store. What are the advantages or disadvantages of using the Windows Store? it doesn't contain many of the apps I've needed so far, and for like VLC there is a store offering but you can download VLC from the VideoLAN website - when should I install apps from the Store vs download them from the suppliers website?

Thanks

Noob

A:When should I install apps from the Windows Store?

You download apps from the Windows Store when you want touch optimized "modern" apps. If you aren't using a touch enabled computer then you are probably better off installing/running the regular Windows desktop program (if available) since the "modern" apps found in the Store are generally not as full featured.

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Windows 8 cannotaccess Apps store
Am using an Asusdesktop computer with Windows 8 preinstalled and have been unable to access Windows Store inorder to update to Windows 8.1 Keep getting, We weren't able to connect to the store. This might havehappened because of a server problem or network connection...
Have spent many hours following suggestions from theMicrosoft Community and other links but all without success. Then as a last resort, even tried Restoreand that did not get me into the Store.
While trying the many suggestions, I removed my AVG internetsecurity and used Windows Defender and Windows firewall...where I found somethings that made me think I may have a virus or malware. Under the list of Allowed Apps I found these.
@%ProgramFiles%\Hyper-V\SnapInAbout.dll,-212
@%ProgramFiles%\Hyper-V\SnapInAbout.dll,-214
@%ProgramFiles%\Hyper-V\SnapInAbout.dll,-218
@{%SystemRoot%\WinStore\resources.pri?ms-resource://WinStore/resources/DisplayName}
@peerdistsh.dll,-10000
@peerdistsh.dll,-10002
@peerdistsh.dll,-10004
Have tried Trojan Remover, Malware bytes, tdsskiller andothers but nothing has been found.
Can someone help me please.

A:Windows 8 cannot access Apps store...

Did you install all of the updates for Windows 8? If not when you go to the store you won't see windows 8.1.

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Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps
If you have problems with an app from the Windows store, try this app troubleshooter.

Download - http://aka.ms/diag_apps10

I was experiencing an issue with the Windows 10 Store where I was unable to download (or "Get") the app to download.

Here I use Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter for Windows 10.















Via TheWindowsClub
 

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Two that come to mind are Kindle and Evernote. Where have they gone? Any others?

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i have 12 endless... pending apps in windows store i have reset windows store properties, etc. still nothing
help please...

A:windows store apps will not install

Hello Will, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if going through the troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help. I'm suspecting that option 14 may at issue here to clear the Store cache, so you might try that one first.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Something very odd is happening. I tried to install a number of Windows Store apps ---- none of them would download, so I thought I would try again later, it might be a temporary glitch. Then by pure chance I discovered a lot of files from these apps on an external USB drive, drive E, on which I only keep the ISO file from the re-install. They are all together in a folder called Windows apps. None of them will launch from there.

I know of no reason why they would be in E. I expect Store apps to be somewhere in drive C. Where should they be, and how did they manage to get downloaded to E?

A:Where are Windows Store apps downloaded to?

Hello clayto,

Store apps are installed to the hidden protected "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" folder by default.

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Hi everyone,

I recently downloaded the google app from the windows store. I would like to pin it to start, but strangely it doesn't show up in the all apps menu. The only way that I have found to open it is by searching for it in the store and opening it from there. When I do open it from the store, it doesn't show up in my task bar. Also when I open it, it doesn't show when I swipe from the left edge on my surface pro 4. I am also unable to uninstall and reinstall since the I cant do so from the windows store and I am unable to find the app anywhere else.

Am I missing something or does anyone have any advice? Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

A:App from windows store not showing in all apps?

A google app from Windows store ?
Would you please tell us the name of the app ?

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With preview version and  after first upgrading to Windows 8 regular version I was able install apps from the Store. Now all installations and updated are giving me an error code 0x80070002.
How do I fix this?

A:Windows 8 store apps won't install

I found this in Yahoo Answers and it worked for me:
Go to troubleshooting (press win+w >then type troubleshooting). now a window opens in desktop. click "fix problems with windows updates". now click next. windows will search for solutions, but it wont find anything. then windows will ask if u want to
try in administrator mode. click yes. windows will find and solve the problem. that's it.

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I ungraded to Windows 10 a couple of months ago with no problems (laptop was working better than it ever has). A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows updates and since then I cant open Windows Store and various apps wont open (calculator, calendar, mail, maps, get started, camera, get skype, solitaire collection, money, phone companion, xbox). They are all greyed out on the start menu and when I click on them nothing happens. When I click on the windows store icon it flashes briefly on the screen then disappears.
I did a system restore (back to Windows 8.1 then reinstalled everything) and when it booted it was fine. But as I installed my apps again and rebooted it came up with an error message which led me to having to go to a restore point or refresh. I went back to a clean install and installed the apps one by one to see if one was affecting it. It seems to be any antivirus that I install (AVG mainly but also Avast) so these have been uninstalled and I have gone back to a previous restore point. However I still cant access all the apps listed above or the Windows store.
I have tried to do a thing someone posted about Powershell and that hasnt worked. Ive tried various other things but cant remember now what they were but nothing has changed.
I have an Acer Aspire E1-571. I seem to have had nothing but problems with it crashing constantly since I bought it a couple of years ago - I put this down to Windows 8 but Im wondering if it is Windows or the laptop. And whether I... Read more

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