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Win8 apps don't redownload or sync back after reboot

  1. #1


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Professional

    Win8 apps don't redownload or sync back after reboot


    Hello Everyone,

    I usually reboot my computer once to three times a year. Every time I reboot my computer and reinstall windows 8 and then resign in with my Microsoft I.D. that I use for my computer it never remembers or syncs the apps that I have downloaded from the Microsoft Store app.

    My question is, are any of the apps that I download or purchase from the Microsoft Store app remembered, stored or synced with the Microsoft Store in the cloud etc or do I have to redownload everything again and again and again every time I reinstall windows 8?

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello mrje,

    All apps that you install from the Store while signed in a Microsoft account will be remembered and listed in Your apps in the Store while signed in to the Store with that specific Microsoft account. This will be the same as OPTION ONE in the tutorial below. However, you will still have to download and install them again if you reinstall Windows 8.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Hey Brink,

    Thank you very much for your help. The article did the trick. Step 3 was what I was looking for. .....3. Right click on a empty area or swipe down from the top in the Store, and click/tap on Your apps. (see screenshot below).

    I didn't know that part. I was always wondering why can't I get the apps I downloaded before and have to go and research everything again every time I reboot my computer.

    Have a wonderful day and thank you again for solving my issue.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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