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All Downloaded Apps have an "X" on the tile need repair

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    WIndows 8 Pro

    All Downloaded Apps have an "X" on the tile need repair


    The default metro apps are OK. The store apps that I bought and downloaded from the Microsoft Store have an "X" in the lower right corner of their tile. When I click on the tile, I can go to the store and "repair" the App. How can I do this for all store apps at once, rather than one by one?

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mfaklis,

    The X on an app tile usually indicates that the app is out of date and needs to be updated, and/or you need to install Windows Updates.

    Windows 8 app tiles have an "x" in the lower right corner

    How to Update Windows Store Apps in Windows 8 and 8.1

    Windows Update - Check for and Install in Windows 8

    To help make it easier: Store "Check for Updates" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    In addition (if you like), check to make sure that you have Windows set to automatically download and install updates for apps.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    WIndows 8 Pro


    Thank you for the reply, however I make it a habit of searching the forum prior to posting, so I already read those postings and did not get the desired results. However if it takes days to see results then I'm just impatient.

    The events that led up to this situation is that I replaced my motherboard and defined a RAID 1 mirror as my boot drive. I could not do a system image restore because the RAID 1 overhead makes the drive appear just a bit smaller and Windows 8.1 will not do a system image restore even if, as in my case, less than a third of the drive was in use. This left me with no alternative but to reinstall the OS from the original DVD.

    After finishing with all of the Microsoft Updates, I went to the store, signed on with my Microsoft User ID and restores all of my store apps. A few days later while probing my store settings I saw two entries for this machine since I rebuilt it with the same name. I was unable to determine which entry was for the previous machine, so I deleted both machines. I requested all of my store apps to be installed on the current machine. Tiles for all of my store apps were there the next morning, all with the "x" in the lower right corner. If I clicked on the tile I am given the opportunity to go to the store and repair that store app. I found I could repair only a single selected store app at a time, and I have over 200 store apps. I could not find any forum posting here or on Microsoft's support forums that allowed me to "Repair" all of my store apps at once. I looked at the PowerShell commands for store apps, but couldn't identify a command for the repair. I hoped to get a list of installed store apps and pipe that to a command to repair each one. I'm hoping others may understand the PowerShell commands better than I or that there is a document procedure other than manually repairing them one by one.
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    WIndows 8 Pro


    Problem Solved!

    I found a link to "Sync App Licenses". Clinking on that solved the problem. I have way too many apps and need to uninstall the ones I tried but don't use. Because of the number of apps it took a while to sync all of my took licenses.

    App - Sync License in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Jul 2014 at 09:29. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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