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Can't download apps to 2nd computer

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Can't download apps to 2nd computer


    I tried to download an app (Netflix) to a 2nd computer running Windows 8. I got a message stating that I had exceeded the number of computers (5) on which I could run apps and listed the 1st computer 5 different times. When I tried to delete the duplicate listings of the 1st computer, I received a message that I would have to wait three days before being able to substitute a new computer. Anyone know how to address this glitch?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello MrBromwich, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It's not a glitch. You are only allowed to install a Store app on up to 5 different Windows 8 PCs at a time using the same Microsoft account.

    All you can do is uninstall the app on any computer that you do not want it on, remove that computer from the list, or wait the 3 days to substitute a new computer.




    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Unfortunately, it doesn't help. The message saying I had previously downloaded it on 5 Windows 8 computers was wrong; the 5 computers listed were 5 duplicative listings of the same 1computer! In fact, I had only downloaded the apps on 1 other Windows 8 computer, not 5. That's what I meant when I said it was a glitch.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    I don't think there's any other way but to wait the 3 days, then remove the duplicate listings in "Your PCs".

    Unless of course you use a different Microsoft account to download it.
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