1. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Ok I purchased a bunch of apps and games on my WP 7. Will they be available when I get WP 8? Or would I lose them? I really dont want to loose these apps since I paid more in total then most people would pay for apps.

    Thanks in advance.

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    11-04-2012 09:37 PM
  2. Vheissu's Avatar
    I don't know and this is a really good question, but i would think that you don't have to rebuy them since they literally don't even need to be changed MS has made the WP7 apps just work so one would assume that they are the same app exactly and would recognize that you already purchased it.
    11-04-2012 10:07 PM
  3. futurix's Avatar
    Ok I purchased a bunch of apps and games on my WP 7. Will they be available when I get WP 8? Or would I lose them? I really dont want to loose these apps since I paid more in total then most people would pay for apps.
    You will not lose anything. Very few WP7 apps do not work on WP8 - all of them use native code and Microsoft only gave native code access to a few high-profile developers which are likely to update for WP8 (Skype, Tango, Navigon, Viber).
    11-05-2012 06:46 AM
  4. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Sweet.

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    11-06-2012 04:13 AM
  5. ncxcstud's Avatar
    You won't have to rebuy them. However, when you go to download them again it'll still say 'buy' on the app marketplace screen. Don't fret! Just click on the 'buy' button and it'll tell you that you've already purchased this app before would you like to download it again and you'll click 'yes.'

    To 'practice' this just delete one of your paid apps off your phone now and then go download it again.
    11-06-2012 09:50 PM
  6. perbear's Avatar
    Does this work even if (when) you factory reset your W7 phone? And what about contacts, calendar and free apps and games?
    11-07-2012 04:21 PM
  7. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    It should since you just get your live account back on your phone. Then just sync your contacts.

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    11-08-2012 12:09 AM
  8. Necroscope's Avatar
    Along the same lines, how do you transfer your text conversations to your new phone? Internet favorites, all that stuff.

    When I pre-ordered in the store, the associate told me to bring the phone in when I recieved it and they could 'transfer everything over'. I did not start thinking about what that meant until later.

    This is my second smart phone, so I never even thought about how to move my whole ecosystem.
    11-09-2012 08:20 AM
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