Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Adding Features to 8.1 Industry Pro

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro

    Adding Features to 8.1 Industry Pro


    Hello everyone, I'm a member on sevenforums and usually post a lot there but its my first time here. I do plan on possibly helping out here on issues in the future but I have a question today.

    I got a copy of Windows 8.1 Industry Pro and it seems like a stripped down version of 8. My question is, what app do I need for the Search feature to look for/suggest Apps from the windows store and/or other results?

    For example, on a normal 8 install if I search for Netflix and I don't have the App, I get suggestions on where to download it. For me, it will display no results if I don't have the program/app Im searching for locally.

    Thanks in advance!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Where did you obtain this version of Windows 8.1? Google seems to think its Windows 8.1 Embedded ? If true what is it installed on?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Where did you obtain this version of Windows 8.1? Google seems to think its Windows 8.1 Embedded ? If true what is it installed on?
    Thanks for your reply.

    I got it through Dreamspark and yes Windows Embedded Industry Pro. Its on a custom PC I built.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    IMHO, not the right choice for that hardware. Embedded is meant to run on Point Of Sale systems etc. At least that's my understanding. I think you'd be better off with the regular 8.1 Core or 8.1 Pro. Pro if you can get it.
    See if this fixes your search issue, Search Online with Bing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    IMHO, not the right choice for that hardware. Embedded is meant to run on Point Of Sale systems etc. At least that's my understanding. I think you'd be better off with the regular 8.1 Core or 8.1 Pro. Pro if you can get it.
    See if this fixes your search issue, Search Online with Bing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1
    Yeah I realize its not the optimal OS for my machine but its free and actually very fast.

    That link actually sort of helped but I think I found my problem and its that when I search, I don't have the option to search Apps via metro screen and it doesn't seem to search Windows Store either.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I haven't looked at the ins and outs of Embedded versus normal Windows but you may find other restrictions as you keep using it. Can you not get the regular 8 Core or 8 Pro where you got Embedded?

    So what exactly happens when you do a search? I have the Integrated Bing search function (that I linked to) disabled. I don't need or want online search results when I'm looking for something on my PC locally. Usually I just launch the Start Menu and start typing. If I need an App for something I just open the Windows Store and use its search function. I have 4 PC's so usually I just go to the My Apps section of the Store for Apps I've already used/bought.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I haven't looked at the ins and outs of Embedded versus normal Windows but you may find other restrictions as you keep using it. Can you not get the regular 8 Core or 8 Pro where you got Embedded?

    So what exactly happens when you do a search? I have the Integrated Bing search function (that I linked to) disabled. I don't need or want online search results when I'm looking for something on my PC locally. Usually I just launch the Start Menu and start typing. If I need an App for something I just open the Windows Store and use its search function. I have 4 PC's so usually I just go to the My Apps section of the Store for Apps I've already used/bought.
    No I had one Windows 8 key but I installed it on my mothers PC. I actually like the stripped down version and so far I haven't seen any significant restrictions. I can use Hyper-V and AD (for learning purposes) just fine I just wanted to add a few features to make it a little prettier.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    If you go to the Windows store and do a search, can you find the Apps you want? It sounds like some of the standard Apps include with 8 Core or Pro are not standard on Embedded.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If you go to the Windows store and do a search, can you find the Apps you want? It sounds like some of the standard Apps include with 8 Core or Pro are not standard on Embedded.
    Yeah, I was supposed to edit that post but got pulled away..

    Basically I want it for aesthetics and laziness reasons. I can go to windows store but I really just want it on the search charm. I want to go to the metro screen/search and type "weather" and get options from Windows Store. If Im not mistaken I've seen that happen on an MVA video I was watching recently.

    I'll just check out the standard apps that comes with the normal 8 installs and stop being lazy.

    Thanks for the help.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Gator1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If you go to the Windows store and do a search, can you find the Apps you want? It sounds like some of the standard Apps include with 8 Core or Pro are not standard on Embedded.
    Yeah, I was supposed to edit that post but got pulled away..

    Basically I want it for aesthetics and laziness reasons. I can go to windows store but I really just want it on the search charm. I want to go to the metro screen/search and type "weather" and get options from Windows Store. If Im not mistaken I've seen that happen on an MVA video I was watching recently.

    I'll just check out the standard apps that comes with the normal 8 installs and stop being lazy.

    Thanks for the help.
    That link I posted earlier has to do with the desktop search also searching the Internet. Search Online with Bing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1 There is an option to turn it off during the Install, I do. Have a look at the settings, your fix may be as easy as turning a few things back on.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Adding Features to 8.1 Industry Pro
Related Threads
I would like to be able to get windows media centre onto my PC, however I have searched for ways to add features to windows but none of the guides are working, as the Add features to 8.1 option does not show in the search results, or control panel, or windows updates......as well as pretty much any...
hello i m trying to get Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro with Update from dreamspark. does anybody know that when my dreamspark subscribiton ends aka when finish my univerisity will i still get updates/be...
The PC industry still doesn't get it - Neowin "The OEMs need to learn that whether its with Windows, Android, Linux, or some other future platform, the only way to win peoples hearts and minds is through good design and execution of products and marketing. Simply packing the most numbers...
DailyTech - CES 2013: Industry Source -- More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8 "But the numbers are troubling. Despite Microsoft playing an interesting licensing sales gameselling a deluge of licenses to OEMs at a rate that would indicate Windows 8 to be outselling Windows 7, the...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook