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Adding Features to 8.1 Industry Pro


Gator1

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Hello everyone, I'm a member on sevenforums and usually post a lot there but its my first time here. I do plan on possibly helping out here on issues in the future but I have a question today.

I got a copy of Windows 8.1 Industry Pro and it seems like a stripped down version of 8. My question is, what app do I need for the Search feature to look for/suggest Apps from the windows store and/or other results?

For example, on a normal 8 install if I search for Netflix and I don't have the App, I get suggestions on where to download it. For me, it will display no results if I don't have the program/app Im searching for locally.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Where did you obtain this version of Windows 8.1? Google seems to think its Windows 8.1 Embedded ? If true what is it installed on?
 

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Where did you obtain this version of Windows 8.1? Google seems to think its Windows 8.1 Embedded ? If true what is it installed on?
Thanks for your reply.

I got it through Dreamspark and yes Windows Embedded Industry Pro. Its on a custom PC I built.
 

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    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
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    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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IMHO, not the right choice for that hardware. Embedded is meant to run on Point Of Sale systems etc. At least that's my understanding. I think you'd be better off with the regular 8.1 Core or 8.1 Pro. Pro if you can get it.
See if this fixes your search issue, http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/27645-search-online-bing-turn-off-windows-8-1-a.html
Yeah I realize its not the optimal OS for my machine but its free and actually very fast.

That link actually sort of helped but I think I found my problem and its that when I search, I don't have the option to search Apps via metro screen and it doesn't seem to search Windows Store either.
 

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I haven't looked at the ins and outs of Embedded versus normal Windows but you may find other restrictions as you keep using it. Can you not get the regular 8 Core or 8 Pro where you got Embedded?

So what exactly happens when you do a search? I have the Integrated Bing search function (that I linked to) disabled. I don't need or want online search results when I'm looking for something on my PC locally. Usually I just launch the Start Menu and start typing. If I need an App for something I just open the Windows Store and use its search function. I have 4 PC's so usually I just go to the My Apps section of the Store for Apps I've already used/bought.
 

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    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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I haven't looked at the ins and outs of Embedded versus normal Windows but you may find other restrictions as you keep using it. Can you not get the regular 8 Core or 8 Pro where you got Embedded?

So what exactly happens when you do a search? I have the Integrated Bing search function (that I linked to) disabled. I don't need or want online search results when I'm looking for something on my PC locally. Usually I just launch the Start Menu and start typing. If I need an App for something I just open the Windows Store and use its search function. I have 4 PC's so usually I just go to the My Apps section of the Store for Apps I've already used/bought.
No I had one Windows 8 key but I installed it on my mothers PC. I actually like the stripped down version and so far I haven't seen any significant restrictions. I can use Hyper-V and AD (for learning purposes) just fine I just wanted to add a few features to make it a little prettier.
 

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    Asus M4A88T-V
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    Radeon R7
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If you go to the Windows store and do a search, can you find the Apps you want? It sounds like some of the standard Apps include with 8 Core or Pro are not standard on Embedded.
 

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    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
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    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
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    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
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    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
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    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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If you go to the Windows store and do a search, can you find the Apps you want? It sounds like some of the standard Apps include with 8 Core or Pro are not standard on Embedded.
Yeah, I was supposed to edit that post but got pulled away..

Basically I want it for aesthetics and laziness reasons. I can go to windows store but I really just want it on the search charm. I want to go to the metro screen/search and type "weather" and get options from Windows Store. If Im not mistaken I've seen that happen on an MVA video I was watching recently.

I'll just check out the standard apps that comes with the normal 8 installs and stop being lazy. :)

Thanks for the help.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro
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    A10-7700k Kaveri
    Motherboard
    Asus M4A88T-V
    Memory
    8gb Ripjaw
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    Radeon R7
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If you go to the Windows store and do a search, can you find the Apps you want? It sounds like some of the standard Apps include with 8 Core or Pro are not standard on Embedded.
Yeah, I was supposed to edit that post but got pulled away..

Basically I want it for aesthetics and laziness reasons. I can go to windows store but I really just want it on the search charm. I want to go to the metro screen/search and type "weather" and get options from Windows Store. If Im not mistaken I've seen that happen on an MVA video I was watching recently.

I'll just check out the standard apps that comes with the normal 8 installs and stop being lazy. :)

Thanks for the help.
That link I posted earlier has to do with the desktop search also searching the Internet. http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/27645-search-online-bing-turn-off-windows-8-1-a.html There is an option to turn it off during the Install, I do. Have a look at the settings, your fix may be as easy as turning a few things back on.
 

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    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
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    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
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    Stock heatsink fan
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If you go to the Windows store and do a search, can you find the Apps you want? It sounds like some of the standard Apps include with 8 Core or Pro are not standard on Embedded.
Yeah, I was supposed to edit that post but got pulled away..

Basically I want it for aesthetics and laziness reasons. I can go to windows store but I really just want it on the search charm. I want to go to the metro screen/search and type "weather" and get options from Windows Store. If Im not mistaken I've seen that happen on an MVA video I was watching recently.

I'll just check out the standard apps that comes with the normal 8 installs and stop being lazy. :)

Thanks for the help.
That link I posted earlier has to do with the desktop search also searching the Internet. http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/27645-search-online-bing-turn-off-windows-8-1-a.html There is an option to turn it off during the Install, I do. Have a look at the settings, your fix may be as easy as turning a few things back on.
Yeah I already followed the link and it gets me close so that I get other results rather than only local results but I still never get to Windows Store results via the search charm. Am I just mistaken about this?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    A10-7700k Kaveri
    Motherboard
    Asus M4A88T-V
    Memory
    8gb Ripjaw
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    Radeon R7
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    FireFox
    Antivirus
    Vipre

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Yeah, I was supposed to edit that post but got pulled away..

Basically I want it for aesthetics and laziness reasons. I can go to windows store but I really just want it on the search charm. I want to go to the metro screen/search and type "weather" and get options from Windows Store. If Im not mistaken I've seen that happen on an MVA video I was watching recently.

I'll just check out the standard apps that comes with the normal 8 installs and stop being lazy. :)

Thanks for the help.
That link I posted earlier has to do with the desktop search also searching the Internet. http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/27645-search-online-bing-turn-off-windows-8-1-a.html There is an option to turn it off during the Install, I do. Have a look at the settings, your fix may be as easy as turning a few things back on.
Yeah I already followed the link and it gets me close so that I get other results rather than only local results but I still never get to Windows Store results via the search charm. Am I just mistaken about this?
I don't know, I have the Bing search function disabled. I just open the Windows Store and search from there when I'm actually looking for an App. I would think you'd get adds for Apss, that if you clicked on and followed would lead you to the Store.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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That link I posted earlier has to do with the desktop search also searching the Internet. http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/27645-search-online-bing-turn-off-windows-8-1-a.html There is an option to turn it off during the Install, I do. Have a look at the settings, your fix may be as easy as turning a few things back on.
Yeah I already followed the link and it gets me close so that I get other results rather than only local results but I still never get to Windows Store results via the search charm. Am I just mistaken about this?
I don't know, I have the Bing search function disabled. I just open the Windows Store and search from there when I'm actually looking for an App. I would think you'd get adds for Apss, that if you clicked on and followed would lead you to the Store.
You're probably right and Im probably just being unreasonable I just didn't want to have to go to Windows Store and search. I'll probably just bite the bullet and use the store or when I stop being lazy about it I'll go crazy and compare the apps between the two. :)
 

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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    A10-7700k Kaveri
    Motherboard
    Asus M4A88T-V
    Memory
    8gb Ripjaw
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon R7
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    Vipre

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