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cannot install app on my samsung laptop


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when I try to install an app on my Samsung laptop my device field shows..no carrier Samsung sch-1545 and Verizon wireless sch-1545...the wireless is my cell and the app has installed on my cell. I can install on no carrier sch 1545 and it tells me it is installed but it is not on my laptop. where did it install? I don't know how to find my laptop device name and how to get it to show on the screen when I am installing apps. thank you
 

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Don't understand what you're saying, The sch-1545 is a Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone using Verizon as the carrier. It runs the Android OS and Android apps can NOT be installed on a laptop running MS Windows 8.

To find apps installed in Win8, you look through the list of Apps by name and then click the tile for the app that you just installed.
 

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I understand that and I cannot install on my laptop. But the laptop name does not show for me to install on laptop..the Verizon name appears and that is all that shows. I have to click on a device to start the install and nothing is showing for the laptop., the app I am installing has already been installed on a tablet and I now want it on my laptop. thank you
 

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  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    samsung
    Memory
    4gb
    Browser
    internet explorer
    Antivirus
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Unless the app you're trying to install comes in two versions, one for Android, and one for Windows, you can't install the app in Windows.

Don't understand why you're having problems with the laptop "name" -- that's not needed to install apps. Basically, you download the app to the laptop, right click on it, and select Run as Administrator -- and it installs. IF that isn't working, there's a problem with the app itself.

Tell me what the app name is and where to get it -- and I'll take a look at it.
 

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There is a way to run Android apps on a Windows machine but you need to install an emulator like BlueStacks
 

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