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Windows 8.1 app backup

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1 x64

    Windows 8.1 app backup

    I want to backup my windows 8.1 start screen app (only) with user configuration of those app.I want to do this,so that I can restore this app on my another computer running on windows 8.1.Please anyone can help me to how to do this.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1

    Hey Deb1995,

    Welcome to the forum

    Are you logging in to your Windows 8.1 machine with a Microsoft account?

    If this is the case your applications and preference choices get linked to this account meaning when you log in to your other computer with the same account you should get the same experience.

    If you are using a local account here is how to switch in to using a Microsoft account:

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Microsoft have put alot of work in to Windows 8 to make sure you get the same experience across an agnostic range of devices running windows 8/8.1 , one of the reasons they have done this is to reach the needs of consumers like you and I... the way they have made this standardised look and feel it to leverage Microsoft accounts.

    Just a quick bit info about Windows Live IDs

    What is a Microsoft account? - Microsoft Windows Help

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  3. #3

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Deb, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    There's no need to back up your modern apps since they are already available for you from the Store on any PC.

    If you sign in to Windows 8 or the Store on a PC with the same Microsoft account that you used to download/purchase the app, then you could use Your apps in the Store to download and install the app on that PC as well.

    Option One in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to do this.

    Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store

    Hope this helps,
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  4. #4

    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1 x64

    My working pc is completely offline.So I can not connect my Microsoft user account to it.If any other way is available to do this for offline pc please tell me?
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