1. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    I know this is going to sound like a ridiculous question but here goes...

    Is there a way to install the Windows 10 store on a Windows 8.1 phone, so that we can get the Windows 10 versions of apps on an 8.1 handset?

    I just rolled a phone back from 10 to 8.1 for my son and when restoring his Windows 10 backup, I noticed that the store app form Windows 10 is actually a different store app. The icon is dark and has an exclamation point in the corner of it. When I try to click on it I get a message that says "This app is no longer available. You should remove the tile from your start screen".

    I'm sure that it isn't possible but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.
    05-05-2016 02:41 PM
  2. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    There isn't a way, no. Even if you could, the Windows 10 apps wouldn't be able to run because Windows 8.1 doesn't support the Windows 10 APIs that the apps need.
    05-05-2016 03:53 PM
  3. Ma Rio's Avatar
    ^ Basicly this. No way. Though I don't see a reason why would you stay on 8.1.
    05-05-2016 08:13 PM
  4. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    ^ Basicly this. No way. Though I don't see a reason why would you stay on 8.1.
    I don't, but my son wanted his 520 turned back because it was running slow and all he does is watch videos on YouTube, Netflix, etc and play Minecraft on it.
    05-06-2016 10:26 AM

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