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I can't install or update any app from the Store HELP!

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 64 bit

    I can't install or update any app from the Store HELP!


    I bought a new Windows 8 laptop in the beginning of January and the apps always ran smoothly. Earlier today I noticed the Messenger app wasn't working so I uninstalled it. When I tried to re install the mail, calendar, people, messenger app it wouldn't install. I then tried to download the updates for my other installed apps and that didn't work either.

    I have been searching all over the internet for a solution and have tried various different things to solve this issue. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can fix this? It would be greatly appreciated!

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    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I had the same problem a while back. I also searched for a solution that didn't involve either a PC refresh or a Reinstall and I was not successful.
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  3. #3


    Michigan
    Posts : 50
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    You can try renaming the folder C:\WINDOWS\SOFTWAREDISTRIBUTION to SOFTWAREDISTRIBUTION.SAV, Reboot and then try the install/updates.
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    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jladwig View Post
    You can try renaming the folder C:\WINDOWS\SOFTWAREDISTRIBUTION to SOFTWAREDISTRIBUTION.SAV, Reboot and then try the install/updates.
    Thanks for this but I have finally learned how to perform a windows 8 repair install. Which unlike a pc refresh doesn't force you to reinstall your programs.
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