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Windows 8.1 Preview Apps Store not working

  1. #1


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Windows 8.1 Preview Apps Store not working


    OK, here's a weird one.....

    I have Windows 8.1 installed on VM Player and never had a problem. Now, for some odd reason the App Store keeps telling me there's a connection problem and won't open.... it's acting as though there is no internet connection, which of course there is as I can access the internet and other live tiles, just not the app store. And I know the apps store is up and running because on my Windows 8 (not 8.1) laptop, the store opens just fine.

    Is there a current issue going on with the apps store and 8.1?

    Oh, and now the other weird it's not bringing up apps, but now, when you click on them, you still get the apps store isn't working

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    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Drew,

    You might see if any of the items in the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

    OR this below if you're using a proxy.

    Using authenticated proxy servers together with Windows 8
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  3. #3


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thanks but it's working now. Seems signing out than back in solved the problem. Weird cause everything else was working except for the apps store.

    Anyway thanks.

    Case closed

    BTW it's a darn shame you have to create a tut for apps not working
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.

    Yeah, there's so many things that can break apps it isn't even funny.
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  5. #5


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thanks Shawn.

    Sleep time.

    Peace
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  6. #6


    brink could you help me to get access my windows store?? I have tried almost all thing u have mentioned in this post and anoter post too. But can't really help me to access my store. I tries it for last 1 week but cant get access. I have left my pc open but i also dont help me out.

    what am i suppose to do to open ma windows store??
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rishabh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Did you go through each item in the tutorial below?

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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  8. #8


    I had the same problem after updating to 8.1 No Store and some apps not working. Tried lots of solutions offered THANK YOU ANYWAY.

    Finally stumbled on a solution I ran CCLEANER free version and all problems solved. STORE now ok. I had to reinstall some apps but no problem. Hope this will help someone out there. Shane
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