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Problems updating Windows 8 apps

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Problems updating Windows 8 apps

    I have automatic update of Windows apps switched on but on opening the apps store I am told there are 29 updates. I have tried to install the updates one at a time but the screen shows the message "Pending" and nothing more happens. I have checked that my internet connection is OK. I am using a Samsung Ultrabook with 6GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive space and I have only had it a few days.
    Does anyone know what might be causing this problem?
    Many thanks

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  2. #2

    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Did you get any error messages? I ask because I am having the same problem I can't install new apps or update existing ones.

    Each time I attempt to install or update through the app store I receive error message 0x80072ee4 or 080073cff. I searched google and unfortunately none of the solutions posited helped. They include:

    1. Performing a clean boot. (Disabling all non-microsoft services and startup items)
    2. Using the SFC /SCANNOW option to verify the integrity of windows files.
    3. Clearing C:/Users/Myusername/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows Store and C:/Users/Myusername/AppData/Local/Package to clean the cache files.
    4. Clearing C:/Windows/SoftwareDistribution and restarting the Windows Update service.
    5. Verifying that all windows services are running.
    6. Disabling NIS 2013
    7. Running troubleshooter

    Nothing works. Oh and before someone tells me to run the windows restore function.
    1. I don't consider that to be a genuine solution. (What if the same thing happens again?)
    2. I don't plan on reinstalling all 50 non-windows app store applications.

    PS Welcome to WindowsEightForums PatrickDyer44
    Last edited by speedy1979; 26 Nov 2012 at 18:16. Reason: Welcome new member
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Thanks for the reply. I did not get any error message and today I have managed to install half the updates but not the rest. Having spoken to the retailer about this problem and also a very slow start up time for a computer that has an SSD, they have agreed to send me a replacement as they think it has a fault. Fingers crossed the problem won't arise again.
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