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Automatic app updates not working

  1. #1

    Posts : 34
    Windows 8

    Automatic app updates not working

    Hi guys,

    So I have "Automatically update my apps" enabled, but pressed the "Check for updates" button to check if it is working correctly, and noticed there was a Bing Weather update available! I've gone ahead and installed it manually, and sure enough the version I had: .258 has been updated to .309. Anyone know why this app was not automatically updated?

    By the way, I'm not using a metered internet connection.

    (Later edit) Great, I've just checked again and there is a Bing News update available now! No automatic update happening, and also no number 1 visible on the Store app live tile, despite the fact that there is clearly one update available!

    Curious that they were both Bing apps though. Maybe it's a Bing thing.
    Last edited by templar1; 14 Jul 2014 at 23:27.

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  2. #2

    Hi templar,
    It might be a permission problem What Anti Virus programme do you have? and are you in an admin account?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 34
    Windows 8

    Hello midou35000,

    I am using Kaspersky Internet Security and an admin account.
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  4. #4

    Still permission problems, okay download this file: Download SubInACL (SubInACL.exe) from Official Microsoft Download Center , and double click it while the file is in desktop and make sure the destination file is C:\Windows\System32, it will reset the permissions on your PC then open a new notepad file and paste this:
    @echo off

    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f

    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f

    @Echo =========================
    @Echo Finished.
    @Echo =========================
    then name it to "reset.bat" then run it as admin and wait a few minutes, when its doe you will get a message "Finished, press any key to continue" then you should be able to install updates automaticly again, if the problem assists then remove or disable all the third-party security programs such as firewalls and anti-virus software.
    Hope that helps
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  5. #5

    Posts : 34
    Windows 8

    Okay, I will try it. Thanks midou35000.
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