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    I was able to do it based on xda steps, i got to install apps to the sdcard. Now the issue is I can't install 1st party apps like finance, travel, shop, etc that i uninstalled awhile back. It wont let me install to the sdcard. So i figured i change it back to the original directory to the c drive, but now it doesn't recognize at all. Anybody know how i can fix this? Can't seem to find a sollution, may have to do a reset of my surface which would suck.
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    Nevermind i found out the issue, there is a space in between Program Files. I made it Programfiles instead of Program files.

    Anybody that runs into this issue, 1st party apps will not install onto sd.
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    I'm glad you fixed it, I haven't had any problems with it so far...

    For anyone else interested in installing apps to the SD Card, I put up a video on how to do it:
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdek View Post
    I'm glad you fixed it, I haven't had any problems with it so far...

    For anyone else interested in installing apps to the SD Card, I put up a video on how to do it:
    are u able to install 1st party apps like SkyDrive Bing on sdcard?
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    Uninstall those apps first. Re-install them will fix it. At least it fixed it for me.
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    I haven't had a problem with any of them on the sd card... I have noticed though that the Surface doesn't like reading/writing to the SD card at the same time, so if you're installing apps on to the SD Card it might slow down a little. It seems the biggest bottleneck in the Surface is Solid State Performance. With apps running off the SD card, the system itself runs so much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdek View Post
    I haven't had a problem with any of them on the sd card... I have noticed though that the Surface doesn't like reading/writing to the SD card at the same time, so if you're installing apps on to the SD Card it might slow down a little. It seems the biggest bottleneck in the Surface is Solid State Performance. With apps running off the SD card, the system itself runs so much better.
    Ya, can't seem to fix it. I did uninstall in the beginning like bing, weather, skydrive, and a few others before doing the switch. Then after the regedit stuff, i installed a bunch of apps to the card. Then i had about 10 1st party apps and all of them had error installing, but it was only 1st party apps. So i decided to try to download a 3rd party app and while the others remained with the error even after re-trying, all the 3rd party apps installed fine.

    So i switched back to installing to the c drive and then the 1st party apps installed fine.

    Ill try again when i get home tonight.
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    Ok, i fixed the issue. So in the c drive windowsapps folder, i had to go in there and delete the folders after installing the app. I would see like three different folders of bing, finance, etc related to 1st party apps. AFter i deleted, i was able to install onto the SD card.

    Perhaps the surface was thinking duplicate installations. The folders remained after uninstalling the apps.
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    I can't seem to fix. I uninstalled Bing Finance. Then set Packageroot to sd card. Then tried to install bing Finance and it failed. I deleted the bing finance folders from C:\Program Files\WindowsApps and I still got install errors. I also did this with Microsoft Solitaire and it failed. Any new apps I have not installed seem to be fine. Seems like 1st party apps that I have already installed will not reinstall to sd card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Swann View Post
    I can't seem to fix. I uninstalled Bing Finance. Then set Packageroot to sd card. Then tried to install bing Finance and it failed. I deleted the bing finance folders from C:\Program Files\WindowsApps and I still got install errors. I also did this with Microsoft Solitaire and it failed. Any new apps I have not installed seem to be fine. Seems like 1st party apps that I have already installed will not reinstall to sd card.
    As you can see I had the same issue and now I have been able to install the 1st party apps after deleting the folders in the c drive. What I did notice was some of the 1st party apps had like 3 seperate folder meaning there were 3 related folders in the c drive for Bing Search, Travel, Skydrive, etc etc. So go through the folders and double check there are not multiple finance folders.

    I was careful not to just wipe everything in the folder, if I the folders were labeled specifically to a 1st party app like bing,travel, finance, skydrive, etc. i deleted it.

    Now seems to work for me. I was able to download Ms games too.
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    Good luck to all, but I expect to see rooters and hackers here often in the coming months.
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    Has anyone seen any gaming performance issues when playing from the sdcard?
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    I am new so please be patient, but I cannot find the windowsapps folder in my C drive on my RT. Could you be a little more specific as to where it is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeBones View Post
    I am new so please be patient, but I cannot find the windowsapps folder in my C drive on my RT. Could you be a little more specific as to where it is?
    It's hidden. You have to go to Folder Options, choose Show hidden files and folder and uncheck Hide protected system files.
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    The issues I have -- Store are trying some update deleted apps. The list is increasing. I assume some apps assumed default install folder. wpcentral is one of those apps.

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