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#1 kiddingguy

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:57

In the App Store of Windows 8 is listed that I have 2 updates.
However, clicking on this link 'Updates (2)' gives me the message 'No updates available'.

Where and how do I get these updates? And for which app/programs are they?


#2 nekkidtruth

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:05

Welcome to Windows 8. Where everything is faster and perfect! If it's not working, you're doing it wrong! /s

I've been battling with this issue for a while as well. It seems completely random as to when those updates actually show up.

#3 vetCalum

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:13

Welcome to Windows 8. Where everything is faster and perfect! If it's not working, you're doing it wrong! /s
[. . .]

I don't remember seeing anyone state that Windows 8 is perfect. Most people realise that pretty much all software has bugs.

#4 nekkidtruth

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:21

I don't remember seeing anyone state that Windows 8 is perfect. Most people realise that pretty much all software has bugs.


With all due respect Calum, you did see the /s on the end of that sentence right? It's not me you should be convincing that software has bugs....I'm well aware of them. It's the pro-Windows 8 folk who seems to be wearing blinders ;)

#5 Jazirian

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:29

In the App Store of Windows 8 is listed that I have 2 updates.
However, clicking on this link 'Updates (2)' gives me the message 'No updates available'.

Where and how do I get these updates? And for which app/programs are they?


From http://answers.micro...m=1341953672498:

That problem is likely due to an app (or in your case apps) being taken down from the store for either updates, repair or for whatever other reason it may be.

I believe that the default Music and Videos apps are the culprit; they are not showing up in the store for me.

Showing updates to removed apps - that is terrible design.

#6 vetCalum

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:33

With all due respect Calum, you did see the /s on the end of that sentence right? It's not me you should be convincing that software has bugs....I'm well aware of them. It's the pro-Windows 8 folk who seems to be wearing blinders ;)

It seemed to me as if that sarcasm was trying to suggest that some people think Windows 8 has no bugs, considering the topic of this thread :) I could be wrong, though, so sorry if I am.

#7 nekkidtruth

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:33

It seemed to me as if that sarcasm was trying to suggest that some people think Windows 8 has no bugs, considering the topic of this thread :) I could be wrong, though, so sorry if I am.


That's exactly what that sarcasm was suggesting. Hence my mockery of it. ;) A quick visit through the zillion other Windows 8 related threads should yield you more than enough proof that there are some who feel there's little to nothing wrong with the the OS. But I digress...

#8 Detection

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:16

Try restarting windows, I keep forgetting that shutting down at night is not actually doing much else than hibernating and a reboot often fixes weird bugs like that

#9 +Brandon Live

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 15:17

From http://answers.micro...m=1341953672498:

I believe that the default Music and Videos apps are the culprit; they are not showing up in the store for me.

Showing updates to removed apps - that is terrible design.


It's not the design. Remember that we aren't at GA yet.

#10 Jazirian

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 15:36

It's not the design. Remember that we aren't at GA yet.

It might not be the intended design, but this does seem to be the culprit. Frankly though, we don't know whether this is intended behaviour or whether it is a defect that will be fixed before GA (appreciated, you might know the answer to that). As it stands, displaying '2' on the store icon when no updates are available is exacerbating an OCD I didn't know I had ;-)

#11 +Brandon Live

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 15:44

It might not be the intended design, but this does seem to be the culprit. Frankly though, we don't know whether this is intended behaviour or whether it is a defect that will be fixed before GA (appreciated, you might know the answer to that). As it stands, displaying '2' on the store icon when no updates are available is exacerbating an OCD I didn't know I had ;-)


I know how you feel :-)

#12 azspeedbullet

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 17:16

does these updates also update the store stuff in release preview?..i have the rtm that i have yet to upgrade

#13 AngelGraves13

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 00:28

Same thing here. Restarting the computer fixed it.

#14 nekkidtruth

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 00:31

does these updates also update the store stuff in release preview?..i have the rtm that i have yet to upgrade


From my understanding, RP and RTM do not have the same store. So you would have access to the actual live store.

#15 Dn Bianco

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 16:03

I have this problem too!
I found a fix for that. It seems that suddenly, the Store app remembers some inexistent updates (?).
To fix that, you have to go to the %temp% folder (WIN KEY + R, enter %temp%) and you'll find a file called winstore.log.
You have to delete this file, but you have to close 2 process first: Runtime Broker and Com Surrogate.
Runtime Broker it's easy to close, but Com Surrogate restarts automatically, so you have to close again, and delete winstore.log inmediatly.
Once you have deleted it, restart your PC. When it restarts, maybe you will se the "2" number (in the Store tile)... Open it, and you'll see the "2 Updates available" is gone.
Fixed!



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