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Microsoft Store tile not working

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro

    Microsoft Store tile not working


    I did an install on one machine where it got rid of all my apps (fine by me) and am able to enjoy the Windows store tile along with several other tiles it automatically installed where updates are received automatically.

    mail
    social media
    photos
    finance
    etc...


    I then installed another version (Windows 8 Pro instead of Window 8) which kept all my apps. Unfortunately, I have been going crazy for the better part of a day trying to get the Windows store tile to work and connect to the store where I can download the apps I mentioned above.

    You just click it (both are on desktops), and absolutely nothing happens.

    I've tried everything all the searches online suggested and none work.

    I have 4 GB of memory, a display which is much greater thanb 1024x768. I have an ATI Radeon graphics card with the most updated driver. This is the same exact card in tthe other machine...

    What I need is a solid answer my it's not working and what I need to do to get it to work.

    Any real help would be appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    btw, I also set the UAC settings to their normal default settings and also didn't work.

    This is a lot of "bull" because the pc that is able to get into the Windows Store has its setting turned off. I then did the same for the machine that is causing me the problems.

    I just can't believe that their isn't a definitive answer out there what is causing this issue. The issue is all over the web, but with no distinct way of fixing it.
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Where did you get your Windows 8 from?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Where did you get your Windows 8 from?
    I'm an MSDN subscriber...
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    OK, I just wanted to verify they were from a good source and not something downloaded off of bit torrent etc. That sucks, I've had apps quit working but not the store itself. And on a clean install too. Mine all work for a while and then just decide to stop. What are you running for Antivirus?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    OK, I just wanted to verify they were from a good source and not something downloaded off of bit torrent etc. That sucks, I've had apps quit working but not the store itself. And on a clean install too. Mine all work for a while and then just decide to stop. What are you running for Antivirus?
    windows defender...
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello wsyeager, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might also consider doing a refresh of Windows 8 to see if that may help in case you may just have a bad or corrupted installation.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. #8


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello wsyeager, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might also consider doing a refresh of Windows 8 to see if that may help in case you may just have a bad or corrupted installation.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Not an option....

    If I do a refresh, it's going to get rid of all my exisitng applications...

    This is unacceptable by Microsoft. They better get their act together within a month when it's available to the gneral public or else there will be an uproar against this and the new OS will FAIL with users if they can't upgrade and keep their existing applications (only be able to do so with Windows 8 Pro which I have as opposed to Windows 8 (which doesn't allow an upgrade --- it does an automatic refresh if you install with this version.).

    Does anybody else have a solution to open up the Microsoft Store tile????
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    All Store apps are kept when doing a refresh. Only programs that you installed not from the Store will need to be reinstalled afterwards.

    Just for a FYI, "Your apps" from the Store can easily be installed back since they follow your Microsoft account. See OPTION ONE in the tutorial below for more details.

    Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store
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  10. #10


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    Well, I have "tons" of non-Store apps on my pc that I don't want to reinstall, especailly as a developer....

    Like I said before, this is unacceptable from Microsoft.... I shouldn't have to reinstall any of my applications when I'm upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. Thing is, it kept all of my applications just fine. Doing a "refresh" is just not an option. The Store tile should work fine when upgrading to Windows 8 Pro and Microsoft better fix this....

    They better figure out what's causing this and provide a "fast" solution.....

    IN the meantime, if anyone still has an idea of how to get the Store tile to work, I would appreciate it your answer very much..
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