1. devynnishelle's Avatar
    I accidently uninstalled Store for Windows 8 without knowing what it is, and now I can't update any of my apps!

    How can I reinstall this?

    (No, I didn't unpin it)
    12-26-2012 05:03 PM
  2. 11B1P's Avatar
    Want to confirm, Windows 8, not Windows Phone 8. What type of hardware are we looking at? I don't know that it matters, I'm just curious what we're dealing with.
    12-26-2012 05:30 PM
  3. devynnishelle's Avatar
    It is not a Windows phone, but an acer touch screen laptop.
    12-26-2012 05:59 PM
  4. acl14's Avatar
    How did you uninstalled the Store app? I just can't figure out how. When I select the app from the Start screen an uninstall option is not shown.
    12-26-2012 06:51 PM
  5. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    You can't... go on the start screen and type "store", it should be there because you are not supposed to be able to delete it... so it can hardly be an accident..
    12-26-2012 07:34 PM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    Yup... It's still there - you can't uninstall it. You just unpinned it. Go to start screen, type store, tap/hold, and pin to start screen.
    12-27-2012 03:56 PM
  7. pardalasmatico's Avatar
    Go to C:\Windows\WinStore

    In my computer I have 16 items: 5 Folders and 11 files. I believe you need the WinStore.htm WinStoreUi.dll and WindStoreUi.WinMD

    I don't know how to recover it.

    Check your Recycle Bin
    01-17-2013 02:49 PM
  8. pardalasmatico's Avatar
    If you are using Start8 try to drag the HTML file into your "fake" menu
    01-17-2013 02:50 PM
  9. lebatsnok's Avatar
    How did you manage to do it? I would very much like to delete "app store" as it is waste of space. For example, today I wanted to open an epub file on my laptop, and it offered me to "search the app store". Ok, I let it do it, and the result was "we can't find any apps". Bull****! How can I take seriously an "app store" that can't find me an epub reader??? This is completely ridiculous.
    07-10-2013 04:15 AM
  10. DBDev's Avatar
    How did you do that?
    07-10-2013 01:51 PM
  11. smurfercom's Avatar
    I accidently uninstalled Store for Windows 8 without knowing what it is, and now I can't update any of my apps!

    How can I reinstall this?

    (No, I didn't unpin it)
    Sounds like you manually uninstalled the folder, if so you have to refresh the PC.
    07-10-2013 02:23 PM
  12. ttsoldier's Avatar
    How did you manage to do it? I would very much like to delete "app store" as it is waste of space. For example, today I wanted to open an epub file on my laptop, and it offered me to "search the app store". Ok, I let it do it, and the result was "we can't find any apps". Bull****! How can I take seriously an "app store" that can't find me an epub reader??? This is completely ridiculous.
    I'm sorry. What?

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    07-10-2013 03:13 PM
  13. Christopher Correira's Avatar
    That's funny I found this thread because I am going equally nuts trying to figure out how to delete the Windows store for my computer. Please if you know do tell how you got rid of it?
    07-15-2013 09:59 AM
  14. Christopher Correira's Avatar
    Found this for all those wanting to get rid of the store. You can not delete it but you can disable it :-)

    How to Disable the Windows Store in Windows 8
    07-15-2013 10:03 AM
  15. barkingpipes's Avatar
    you can delete it after you take ownership of the file and its subs. right click on the shortcut to find out where it lives. go there and right click on the executive file. pick properties then security. click advanced and take ownership of the file and all of the contents of the folders. then delete it. you should study how to use these things before doing it. its not a recipe, its knowing about your operating system. don't be shy about button pushing, but be prudent.
    06-22-2014 10:06 PM
  16. cashmcnew's Avatar
    Yeah i ran a fix it on the registry ,,, it took out all applications including Store,,, an i dont want to start from scratch... you can goto ( Settings) click the window icon at bottom left... ( then restore at bottom left... but if ya do this it will delete all programs except microsoft programs,,,, i prefer not to.. so im still looking
    08-23-2015 09:53 PM
  17. cashmcnew's Avatar
    i did what i wanted to ,,, but now im not sure that one day i wont need store,,, deleting tthe applications,,, speeded this old laptop up a lot... but then i tried the , registry,, put them back,,, it ran fine ,,, in shell... but it didnt work,,,
    08-23-2015 09:57 PM
  18. cashmcnew's Avatar
    There is no short cut to the apps i removed,,,, i did a complete scan of the drive,,, store aparently want deleted it was scrubed,,, i probably was right deleting it.. an xbox.... an its no problem,,, only problem is,,, im annoyed the shell program dont put them back from the web,,, I seen one that did now i cant find it LOL.... im a very old Ham opp/// an this is what i do is play with computers.....
    08-23-2015 10:02 PM

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