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How do I reinstall the 'News' app?

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    How do I reinstall the 'News' app?


    In attempt to make it work, I thought I would uninstall it and reinstall it. No trouble uninstalling

    However, I can not find it in the Store no matter how I search. Does anyone know how I can find it to reinstall it?

    TIA

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    It can be found under Windows essentials in the Windows Store (I am not 100% sure)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    It can be found under Windows essentials in the Windows Store (I am not 100% sure)
    Alas, no. I can not find it anywhere. In searching MS's own site they refer to a third party app. I just want to reinstall the original MS News app that came with Windows 8 - why should it be so hard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    It can be found under Windows essentials in the Windows Store (I am not 100% sure)
    Alas, no. I can not find it anywhere. In searching MS's own site they refer to a third party app. I just want to reinstall the original MS News app that came with Windows 8 - why should it be so hard?
    I will try and get back to you, PC problems.
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    When in the App store right click the screen you should get an option on the top for Home and Your Apps. Click Your Apps and see if it is listed as a previously installed App and re-install from there.

    (Option One)
    Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store
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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    When in the App store right click the screen you should get an option on the top for Home and Your Apps. Click Your Apps and see if it is listed as a previously installed App and re-install from there.

    (Option One)
    Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store
    I tried that, and it does not show up there. Surely Microsoft's own News App is available somewhere in the store? I found their other apps there (Sports, Travel, etc.).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    When in the App store right click the screen you should get an option on the top for Home and Your Apps. Click Your Apps and see if it is listed as a previously installed App and re-install from there.

    (Option One)
    Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store
    I tried that, and it does not show up there. Surely Microsoft's own News App is available somewhere in the store? I found their other apps there (Sports, Travel, etc.).
    Is this the Release Preview?
    It might've been removed.
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