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Microsoft Store tile not working


wsyeager36

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#1
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.:cry:
 

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wsyeager36

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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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Where did you get your Windows 8 from?
 

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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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wsyeager36

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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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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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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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wsyeager36

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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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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..
Well, good luck to you then. I don't think you're going to get it fixed otherwise.

It sounds like it may be due to some incompatibility issue from the upgrade. That's one reason why I always prefer a clean install.
 

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wsyeager36

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Do you know how many non-store applications people have on their machines from Windows 7, not to mention that they may not even be developers (which would have a lot more)?

Unfortuantely, you're thinking along the line of Micorosoft and not a company that should have tested all these situations out BEFORE releasing it to RTM.

Again, for me, if Micorosoft doesn't get this fixed, they are going to lose a lot of customers.....

Bye bye Windows 8.... It's not worth the hassle of upgrading your machine if you are forced to lose all your exisitng non-Store applications....
 

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You act like this is a wide spread problem? I'm not sure it is, it sounds like its just a glitch from doing the upgrade. If Brink had a magic answer don't you think he would have posted it? We all try to do the best we can to help someone, sometimes the answer isn't something someone wants to hear. Thats life. Its impossible to test every scenario, and every combination of installed apps and programs, for an upgrade scenario. Plus, the DP, CP, and RP are test builds with faults in them. Not something I personally would want to upgrade from. It sucks that you are having problems but don't take it out on us. Also just let me state that this post was not meant to be condescending or an attempt to flame you. I'm just trying to explain things the way I see them without making things any worse. ;) :)
 

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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..
I hear ya on this. I installed Windows 8 Pro (from scratch) on my system and used it for about 3 days. I then installed a LOT of software on the desktop as I'm a developer as well (VirtualPC, C++, VS2012 (desktop & metro), tons of utilities, etc etc).

After the first day, I noticed that some Apps stopped working, Weather, News, Sports while others kept working (store, travel, contacts, EMail etc).

I started doing research on this and for close to 15-20 hours of research, I haven't found a solution (excluding Refresh, which I also refused to do so I wouldn't lose hours of work for the desktop). Also, doing a Refresh doesn't provide any guarantee that the issue won't come back.

I tried uninstalling them, reinstalling them, changing Antivirus, reverting to Defender, turning off/on the firewall, UAC thingy, tried other apps to see if it was only those 3, but some new apps showed the same behavior while others worked. I even tried to program my own app based on the samples they show us to debug it and see what would happen (hoping it would not work either) but it worked so I couldn't "debug" it.

I finally decided to revert to Win7 until perhaps the first Service Pack. So all this to let you know that I agree that Microsoft **needs** to get their act together and fix this asap. Heck, they also need to bring back the start menu (desktop) imho. Had to use ClassicShell (tried Start8 too).

I wish you good luck in finding a solution out there. I'll keep checking the sites to see if there's a resolution to this as it still bugs me to no end even if I don't have Win8 installed anymore... and *then* perhaps, I'll reinstall it, but dual boot next time.

Regards,
 

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I've reinstalled Win8 (dual boot) and traced all the steps one by one to see if anything broke when I either installed something, or changed a setting.

So far, everything works after moving folders, installing tons of software, changing permissions on files (when dual booting, it gets complicated ;) ), etc.

I think I might have a clue as to what *might* be causing the blocked options but I haven't been able to recreate it yet.

1) I installed Waterfox (Firefox 64bit) and set it as my default browser... when I started IE again, the first time (3-4 days ago) it asked me if I wanted to keep using it -- and if I remember correctly, I said to keep using Waterfox... but this time (today) I said to keep using IE. Thing is, when I selected IE, Waterfox still thinks it's the default browser while IE also thinks it's the default. changing the settings in each programs don't change the behavior. I'm starting to wonder if the dialog box that showed up was related to default browser setting, or something related to the Metro UI.

So my guess is that some parts of IE are used in the "Metro UI" and for connecting to the Internet, so perhaps it's related to internet options and IE permissions.

If I find more info, I'll check back here to see if you're still having the problem or not. In any case, if I ever recreate the error and find a solutions, I'll post it in every forums I know of!

Regards,
 

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Hopefully the problem doesn't come back. Dual booting here too. I've moved my User folders like Documents, Pictures etc, but haven't had to mess with any folder permissions. Not yet anyway. Hard to say whats going on with WaterFox and Internet Explorer. Explorer and Internet Explorer are tied together somewhat and Windows 8 has the Metro IE. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that switching default browsers somehow messes some things up though.
 

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I've reinstalled Win8 (dual boot) and traced all the steps one by one to see if anything broke when I either installed something, or changed a setting.

So far, everything works after moving folders, installing tons of software, changing permissions on files (when dual booting, it gets complicated ;) ), etc.

I think I might have a clue as to what *might* be causing the blocked options but I haven't been able to recreate it yet.

1) I installed Waterfox (Firefox 64bit) and set it as my default browser... when I started IE again, the first time (3-4 days ago) it asked me if I wanted to keep using it -- and if I remember correctly, I said to keep using Waterfox... but this time (today) I said to keep using IE. Thing is, when I selected IE, Waterfox still thinks it's the default browser while IE also thinks it's the default. changing the settings in each programs don't change the behavior. I'm starting to wonder if the dialog box that showed up was related to default browser setting, or something related to the Metro UI.

So my guess is that some parts of IE are used in the "Metro UI" and for connecting to the Internet, so perhaps it's related to internet options and IE permissions.

If I find more info, I'll check back here to see if you're still having the problem or not. In any case, if I ever recreate the error and find a solutions, I'll post it in every forums I know of!

Regards,
I'm glad that you got it sorted.


I don't think the browser is the issue though. You would only need to have Internet Explorer 10 set as the default program (browser) to have the "Metro" IE10 app tile available on the Start screen. If IE10 is not the default browser, then you would have a desktop IE10 tile on the Start screen instead of the Metro one.

I tested this by having Firefox as the default browser instead of IE10, and the Store app still worked.
 

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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

wsyeager36

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You act like this is a wide spread problem? I'm not sure it is, it sounds like its just a glitch from doing the upgrade. If Brink had a magic answer don't you think he would have posted it? We all try to do the best we can to help someone, sometimes the answer isn't something someone wants to hear. Thats life. Its impossible to test every scenario, and every combination of installed apps and programs, for an upgrade scenario. Plus, the DP, CP, and RP are test builds with faults in them. Not something I personally would want to upgrade from. It sucks that you are having problems but don't take it out on us. Also just let me state that this post was not meant to be condescending or an attempt to flame you. I'm just trying to explain things the way I see them without making things any worse. ;) :)
I mean no disrespect to anybody. However, it is a widespread problem. I see these kinds of posts all over the net doing searches on Google & Bing and people can't get their Metro tiles to work correctly.

The version I have is not a test build. I have the full-blown RTM version. It just so happens that since I'm a developer and my company uses Microsoft products, I can download these items for my home use as well from MSDN.

Since this is the RTM version and since this is a Microsoft forum, you would kinda expect someone who is moderating the forums to be in close contact with Microsoft (in some way, shape or form), and find out what it going on with this product....
 

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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..
I hear ya on this. I installed Windows 8 Pro (from scratch) on my system and used it for about 3 days. I then installed a LOT of software on the desktop as I'm a developer as well (VirtualPC, C++, VS2012 (desktop & metro), tons of utilities, etc etc).

After the first day, I noticed that some Apps stopped working, Weather, News, Sports while others kept working (store, travel, contacts, EMail etc).

I started doing research on this and for close to 15-20 hours of research, I haven't found a solution (excluding Refresh, which I also refused to do so I wouldn't lose hours of work for the desktop). Also, doing a Refresh doesn't provide any guarantee that the issue won't come back.

I tried uninstalling them, reinstalling them, changing Antivirus, reverting to Defender, turning off/on the firewall, UAC thingy, tried other apps to see if it was only those 3, but some new apps showed the same behavior while others worked. I even tried to program my own app based on the samples they show us to debug it and see what would happen (hoping it would not work either) but it worked so I couldn't "debug" it.

I finally decided to revert to Win7 until perhaps the first Service Pack. So all this to let you know that I agree that Microsoft **needs** to get their act together and fix this asap. Heck, they also need to bring back the start menu (desktop) imho. Had to use ClassicShell (tried Start8 too).

I wish you good luck in finding a solution out there. I'll keep checking the sites to see if there's a resolution to this as it still bugs me to no end even if I don't have Win8 installed anymore... and *then* perhaps, I'll reinstall it, but dual boot next time.

Regards,
Thanks, I'll be wathcing for any new posts from you...:D
 

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I've reinstalled Win8 (dual boot) and traced all the steps one by one to see if anything broke when I either installed something, or changed a setting.

So far, everything works after moving folders, installing tons of software, changing permissions on files (when dual booting, it gets complicated ;) ), etc.


I think I might have a clue as to what *might* be causing the blocked options but I haven't been able to recreate it yet.

1) I installed Waterfox (Firefox 64bit) and set it as my default browser... when I started IE again, the first time (3-4 days ago) it asked me if I wanted to keep using it -- and if I remember correctly, I said to keep using Waterfox... but this time (today) I said to keep using IE. Thing is, when I selected IE, Waterfox still thinks it's the default browser while IE also thinks it's the default. changing the settings in each programs don't change the behavior. I'm starting to wonder if the dialog box that showed up was related to default browser setting, or something related to the Metro UI.

So my guess is that some parts of IE are used in the "Metro UI" and for connecting to the Internet, so perhaps it's related to internet options and IE permissions.

If I find more info, I'll check back here to see if you're still having the problem or not. In any case, if I ever recreate the error and find a solutions, I'll post it in every forums I know of!

Regards,
Thanks so much :) I really appreciate it...
 

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