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How to reinstall news app

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    How to reinstall news app with PowerShell


    I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 and have had trouble opening the default Windows apps. So I removed the news app. Now I am trying to reinstall it with Powershell. How can I do this? I don't have an account with Microsoft and don't want to create one just for this. I don't see it listed when I type Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers
    Last edited by mallen; 05 Jan 2014 at 12:58.

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    Does anyone one know the full name of the app so I can try to reinstall it using PowerShell? I only have a local account and not a Windows store account and don't want to refresh or reinstll Windows just for this small app.
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    Hello Mallen,

    The default News app in Windows 8/8.1 full name is Bing News.

    You should be able to reinstall it from the Store by using Your apps, or search for Bing News in the Store to find and select to install.

    Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thanks but I am trying to do it without logging into the store. I tried using PowerShell with this command
    add-appxpackage C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingNews_3.0.1.321_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe -AllUsers
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    I'm afraid that I'm unable to help with PowerShell, but here's more information on that command that may help.

    Get-AppxPackage

    Sideload Apps with DISM

    Depending on how you removed the app (all users or just current user), you may be able to also just create a new user account to get it back.
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    Do you think If I create a new user it will install it back. Then I can delete that user?
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    If you didn't completely remove the app from the PC, then you should be able to. It wouldn't hurt to try.
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    I created a new user and it created the apps and the news app was installed. But when I log in with my account as administrator its not there.
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    If I have an administrator local account, and the new user has the news app, could I make the new user an admin, delete the first user, then change the name back to what the first name was?
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    Yes, but afterwards you could just switch the local administrator account to a Microsoft account using the same address.

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
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