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stoping music playing

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Pro/Windows 8 Pro64bit

    stoping music playing


    Hi, I have installed windows 8 enterprise to check it out, I have clicked on music on main start screen, but cannot stop it without switching computer off. have tried loading wmp but that just plays another tune over original. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Medion, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You have opened the "Music" Store (Metro) app on the Start screen. The tutorial below can help show you how to close Store apps.

    Apps - Close in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Pro/Windows 8 Pro64bit


    Hi, thank you that helped, and worked, (still thinking in XP terms).
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Yeah, it will take a bit to get used to it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    windows 8


    It takes some getting used to having 3 or 4 different locations where music could be playing in the background. Sometimes it can be an app. Sometimes it can be a background tab in IE10 of Metro. Sometimes it can be a page opened on the left side, etc.
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