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Windows 8 - Couple of things....

  1. #1


    Aberdeen
    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 - Couple of things....


    Hi guys, I've been running Windows 8 now for the last few months, got rid of the preview version and installed the RTM version a few days ago.

    Everything has been running smoothly without any problems, though I have a couple of niggling issues.

    1. Whenever I try to use the app for The Register, I get an error message telling me to check my connection. Consequently, it appears not all news articles in the app are therefore updated. Some searching around on Google has suggested a re-install from the Windows Store. I've done this twice now, and the problem is still persisting. Is this a known little problem with the app?

    2. Concerning the Windows Store itself. Its telling me that there are 3 updates that are ready to be installed, yet when I click to go and install them, the next screen says "No updates available". I cannot seem to get rid of this, and its more an annoyance than anything I suppose.

    Other than that, I'm enjoying the Windows 8 experience as it were. Can anyone shed any light on these few points?

    Cheers,
    Sisko

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  2. #2


    Hello Sisko,


    I had a similar problem to your #2. The only solution I found was the PC refresh from an image. I believe it is the recimg.exe executable. I was beside myself about a month ago, not able to update or add new apps from the store. Check it out in the tutorial section. Don't confuse it with PC Refresh (wo/ an image), which will remove all your apps.

    PC Refresh from image isn't perfect. I did have desktop apps that were lost. And I also had to reenter some network passwords. But it was a good alternative to reinstalling the whole OS. It also leaves a Windows.old folder that you may want to remove or archive.

    The ideal solution would be find a way to update from the store wo/ any refresh process, but I couldn't find one.
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  3. #3


    Aberdeen
    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yeah I performed a PC Refresh like you suggested and it appears to of done the trick. Hopefully that will be the end of it. Cheers for the input at least.

    The Register App is still throwing up its connection errors though, I can only imagine this will be sorted at a later date
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  4. #4


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by Sisko View Post
    The Register App is still throwing up its connection errors though, I can only imagine this will be sorted at a later date
    That Register App has been producing this error since it's last update, it seems to be a problem with the App and hopefully will be fixed the next time they update it. There should be somewhere in the settings for that App to provide feedback, if enough people complain maybe they will fix it sooner.
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