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    Hi i am trying to download The Amazing spiderman Game from windows store (WP8) I have7GB of free memory on the phone and the game requires 566MB.However i get the error message
    you've reached the storage limit when trying to download game? Any help with this would be great. Thanks !
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    I'm having the same issue. It happened with spiderman, even though I had +3Gb available... I deleted a bunch of apps, and it installed.
    Today I went to try the new Batman game, and same issue. I've deleted everything I can live without, and a few things I even need - but still getting this storage error with 3.51GB free?!?
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    I'm having exact issue with my 820. I found this thread on MS but it doesn't seem to have a solution.

    Windows phone 8, Nokia Lumia 820 storage limit reached, with 3.04 gig - Microsoft Community

    I've also contacted Nokia regarding this, they will call me back in the evening. I'll reply here if I find anything.

    If anybody has any solution with this, please share.
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    OK - workaround - use the windowsphone.com internet site to push the app to the phone. Worked a treat for me. Plenty of threads on the net about this issue btw - looks like it's known by MS, and a fix should be coming.
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    I had this exact same issue with Spider-Man, and I have over 3 GB left on my phone. I really wish Microsoft would allow us to store apps on the SD card. I have a 32 GB SD card, and all I can use it for is music and movies?

    The 3DS and Vita allow you to store games and apps on a memory card (the Vita requires it), so I don't know why Microsoft and Google block this feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waxercat View Post
    OK - workaround - use the windowsphone.com internet site to push the app to the phone. Worked a treat for me. Plenty of threads on the net about this issue btw - looks like it's known by MS, and a fix should be coming.
    Like this guy says, you won't run into the storage problem if you go to the website and buy the app/game. It will immediately push it to your phone and download the game. I did it for Batman and Modern Combat 4.
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    I think that the source of the glitch was from the limit itself which was set om the internal of the OS, so I guess that limit wasn't changed since WP7, but that's just a guess, and CMIIW then :)
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    it starts with downloads being .xap files, which are basically zip files. Extracted, they may need more space than the download itself. Also, since you need to store the .xap and the extracted game, you'll need at least double the space of the .xap. So, an example: Modern Combat 4 takes 1.01GB, they're being downloaded. The extracted game needs 1.1.6GB (according to Nokia storage check). So, during the installation, you'll need about 2.61 GB. Additionally, the system reserves about 500 MB that can't be written onto with an app installation (it cancels the installation, but by taking photos I can go down to 0kb free storage).
    If you install the game via SD card, you'll only need the 1.6 GB (from the example) and a bit for the system, which explains why it works
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    Quote Originally Posted by tendoboy1984 View Post
    I had this exact same issue with Spider-Man, and I have over 3 GB left on my phone. I really wish Microsoft would allow us to store apps on the SD card. I have a 32 GB SD card, and all I can use it for is music and movies?

    The 3DS and Vita allow you to store games and apps on a memory card (the Vita requires it), so I don't know why Microsoft and Google block this feature.
    Totally agreed with you! What is the point of having a 64GB SD card but it is only for storing pictures,music+videos and some installer ?It will be very nice if I can move installed apps+games to SD card. Hopefully the next update will bring this feature into reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oris View Post
    Totally agreed with you! What is the point of having a 64GB SD card but it is only for storing pictures,music+videos and some installer ?It will be very nice if I can move installed apps+games to SD card. Hopefully the next update will bring this feature into reality.
    Well that's reminded me of an Android version 2.3, where we can move installed files to a SD Card, but it's not moving all files, though, it's moving the app's needed components there.
    And I hope so, in the next major update a.k.a 8.1 update, it will support moving installed files to SD Card. ;)
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    installing the app from store works, I was trying to get "Six Guns" the error was showing. So as you guys suggested I pushed it from the website and presently it is downloading over my device.
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    hey how u did it plzz tell me !
    m in desperate need to download SIX-GUNS
    plzzz telll me
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    I know its been a long time since anybody has been on this thread. But i really need help. I am trying to buy and download Halo: Spartan Assault on my Lumia 820. its around 700MB download and i have 2.6 GB free on my phone memory. even though its letting other games download easily even those of similar size but for free. it wont get past verification and say that the storage limit is reached. I even tried testing apps that need purchasing and it let it past normally. I tried the download from the browser but it will just send me back to the store as if i went there myself. My phone has the latest update so far.

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