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Transferring windows 8 app from one pc to another?

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    Windows 8.1 x86 and x64, Windows 7 ultimate x64, Win XP x86

    Transferring windows 8 app from one pc to another?


    This is a rather unusual thing I am trying to do here. There is a game my daughter loves to play and its no longer offered in the windows 8 store, I have no idea why but they took it down. I sold my last tablet to a friend, the game is still installed and still works fine on that particular tablet. I granted myself ownership of the winapps folder and copied the game from the old tablet to the new tablet, I also copied all the game data from the local user account. When I try to run it it says "This application can only run in the context of an AppContainer."

    How can I make this work? As a computer tech I would also like to know how to do this in case a weird similar situation comes up for a client as I always get these odd ball requests from my clients. I can just see this happening in the future to me on the job.

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    Windows 8.1 x86 and x64, Windows 7 ultimate x64, Win XP x86


    Can I build a container for this app that is already compiled? Can I copy the app package info from somewhere on the tablet that its still working on?
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Transferring windows 8 app from one pc to another?
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