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Broken Store apps after restoring on dissimilar hardware

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    Broken Store apps after restoring on dissimilar hardware

    Hey guys, long time no see! Click image for larger version

    Well, after a bunch of changes in my pleasantly static life, I'm back here with this problem:
    I work installing multiple computers using always the same image I made on a virtual machine and use to update often. The image have a normal Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64 installation with Office 2013 SP1 that I activate with their respective licenses after restoring, also adding a couple of extra applications for daily use of the owner of the computer I'm restoring. Some of those applications are Windows Store apps, specifically Facebook, Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Microsoft Minesweeper.
    In order to install those apps I linked the local user account I made to an empty Microsoft account that I created specially for that purpose, downloaded the apps and later unlinked the Microsoft account converting the user account into local again. Everything is perfect on the virtual machine. I can open the apps without problems using the local user account. But, after creating an image of that and restoring in another computer, those apps shows a black "X" on a white spot in the bottom-right corner of their tiles. That means only one thing: clicking that kind of tiles deliver you to a message error that contains a "Go to the Store" link in order to fix the problem.
    All my "drama" starts right here because I need to re-link the user account with my empty Microsoft account, fix the problem for every app with the error and unlink again. Sounds pretty easy to do but takes LOTS of time that is multiplied by around 30 computers that I do daily.
    Do you know some method to avoid this problem or, at least, a method to fix it faster using some kind of command that I can write in a batch file?

    Your help will be greatly appreciated.
    Sorry for the wall of text and thank you in advance. :3

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Broken Store apps after restoring on dissimilar hardware

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