• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Solved All Downloaded Apps have an "X" on the tile need repair


mfaklis

New Member
Posts
26
#1
The default metro apps are OK. The store apps that I bought and downloaded from the Microsoft Store have an "X" in the lower right corner of their tile. When I click on the tile, I can go to the store and "repair" the App. How can I do this for all store apps at once, rather than one by one?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIndows 8 Pro

Nuccii

New Member
VIP Member
Guru
Canada

Posts
1,950
#2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Posts
23,279
#3
Hello Mfaklis,

The X on an app tile usually indicates that the app is out of date and needs to be updated, and/or you need to install Windows Updates.

Windows 8 app tiles have an "x" in the lower right corner

How to Update Windows Store Apps in Windows 8 and 8.1

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/25343-windows-update-check-install-windows-8-a.html

To help make it easier: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/33837-store-check-updates-shortcut-create-windows-8-a.html

In addition (if you like), check to make sure that you have Windows set to automatically download and install updates for apps.
Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

mfaklis

New Member
Posts
26
#4
Thank you for the reply, however I make it a habit of searching the forum prior to posting, so I already read those postings and did not get the desired results. However if it takes days to see results then I'm just impatient.

The events that led up to this situation is that I replaced my motherboard and defined a RAID 1 mirror as my boot drive. I could not do a system image restore because the RAID 1 overhead makes the drive appear just a bit smaller and Windows 8.1 will not do a system image restore even if, as in my case, less than a third of the drive was in use. This left me with no alternative but to reinstall the OS from the original DVD.

After finishing with all of the Microsoft Updates, I went to the store, signed on with my Microsoft User ID and restores all of my store apps. A few days later while probing my store settings I saw two entries for this machine since I rebuilt it with the same name. I was unable to determine which entry was for the previous machine, so I deleted both machines. I requested all of my store apps to be installed on the current machine. Tiles for all of my store apps were there the next morning, all with the "x" in the lower right corner. If I clicked on the tile I am given the opportunity to go to the store and repair that store app. I found I could repair only a single selected store app at a time, and I have over 200 store apps. I could not find any forum posting here or on Microsoft's support forums that allowed me to "Repair" all of my store apps at once. I looked at the PowerShell commands for store apps, but couldn't identify a command for the repair. I hoped to get a list of installed store apps and pipe that to a command to repair each one. I'm hoping others may understand the PowerShell commands better than I or that there is a document procedure other than manually repairing them one by one.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIndows 8 Pro

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Posts
23,279
#6
Great news. Thank you for posting back with your results. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone