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  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Installed it on my backup PC. Went to the App store to install Slacker Radio but its not listed. Looks like some Apps are filtered out if you are running the Enterprise Edition. I did a Google search for that App and then clicked the "View In Windows Store" link and go a "Not available for your PC" message. That may not be the exact wording but it was something like that. This sucks. This could be a very short lived install.
    I managed to install Slacker Radio again. Even though it's not available in the store and it does come up in a search but not install, from the Store I right clicked and selected "Your Apps" from the top menu and it listed all the Apps I had downloaded. Not only did it list what I downloaded from RTM but also on previous builds and one was Slacker Radio, I selected it and clicked install at the bottom of the page and sure enough it installed. Not sure why it works this way but there you go, if you installed it before you should be able to install it again.

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  2. #42


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Installed it on my backup PC. Went to the App store to install Slacker Radio but its not listed. Looks like some Apps are filtered out if you are running the Enterprise Edition. I did a Google search for that App and then clicked the "View In Windows Store" link and go a "Not available for your PC" message. That may not be the exact wording but it was something like that. This sucks. This could be a very short lived install.
    I managed to install Slacker Radio again. Even though it's not available in the store and it does come up in a search but not install, from the Store I right clicked and selected "Your Apps" from the top menu and it listed all the Apps I had downloaded. Not only did it list what I downloaded from RTM but also on previous builds and one was Slacker Radio, I selected it and clicked install at the bottom of the page and sure enough it installed. Not sure why it works this way but there you go, if you installed it before you should be able to install it again.
    That's interesting. The only thing left from my Enterprise install is a Windows To Go setup on my external IDE/USB drive. The App Store is disabled on that but there is likely a way to turn it on again. I might play around with that latter, I'll let you know how it goes if I do.
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  3. #43


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    @ R0bR Slacker radio installed OK from the "Your Apps" screen, thanks for the work around.
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  4. #44


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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ R0bR Slacker radio installed OK from the "Your Apps" screen, thanks for the work around.
    Sweet! There is an advantage of using your Hotmail account for W8 after all, it's not all doom and gloom. Actually, I found that some Apps I installed previously like MetroTwit were already configured when I installed it again even with a total clean install of RTM.
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  5. #45


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I have a Microsoft Live ID that I use for the Windows 8 logon. On a clean install if it has internet access, it will sync some settings, like my account picture, desktop wallpaper and colors, etc. Also settings for any of the preinstalled apps that I may have used in the past. Those settings are stored in the cloud and tied to my Microsoft Live ID. if you go to the PC Settings screen, there is a "sync your settings section" where you can turn things to be synced on and off.
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  6. #46


    got it and love it.
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  7. #47


    Hafnarfjrur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Yeah, I have no Idea if its Microsoft or Slacker Radio that blocked it, all I know is it's not an option for the Enterprise trial.
    Hi there
    I might be being obtuse here of have mis-understood something --- why can't you just INSTALL the app NOT USING the wretched app store -- surely a standard "stand alone Windows install" using an .EXE or .MSI file should work.

    There's no way on this planet the every Windows application will be installed via "the store" -- and if MS try and restrict it then they could be up against some very hefty "Monopoly" and "Restraint of Trade" legislation.

    Even the EULA doesn't restrict you from installing software from wherever you want to source it.

    In any case the direct link works on Enterprise which is what I'm using.

    I can't get any stations however as I'm in Belgium at the moment and slacker radio only currently seems to work for USA (and probably Canada).

    enc screenshot --- just forget the whole "App store" idea.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #48


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    Jimbo, I did go that route and pocked around their site. What I found was there are different Slacker Radio Apps depending on what version of Windows you are running. The Windows 7 version runs in the taskbar. Its not the same App. It quits after 10 songs per day and asks you to upgrade to the paid version to listen to any more. That one you can install stand alone, but its not the one I wanted. When I tried to down load the Windows 8 app it just linked me back to the app store and the not available for your PC screen. I could have missed a better direct download link, I don't know. I'm not running the Ent trial anymore anyway.
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  9. #49


    Hafnarfjrur IS
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    Hi there
    I can understand giving up for all sorts of reasons but if you've got say WINAMP installed you can use shoutcast radio --loads and loads of free stations all over the internet or as a separate application what about tunein radio.

    WINAMP works fine -- decent equalizer built in too

    Listening currently to a Dutch classical music station

    cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #50


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    My main PC is dual booting with 8 RP and I'm using Slacker Radio on that. I was running the Enterprise just for a look see at what might be different from the RP. I don't have access to Technet or MSDN so the RTM builds that I could actually get my hands on couldn't be activated. I'll keep your suggestions in mind though for my other Windows 7 PC.
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