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#16 OP AngelGraves13

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:25

I had the same problem yesterday,but after a restart the 2 updates showed up on Windows Store.
In my case it was Finance and Sports but that depends of course on which updates you have installed.

You can also try checking manually for the app updates from within the Store by going to Settings-App updates.


I restarted and it showed no updates. A few minutes later it is showing 2 updates again. Either way, I'm not going to worry about it. I'm glad I got Games working again. It had previously stalled on Pending for about 2 weeks until I restarted the service. I was having a huge issue with not being able to log into Games for Windows Live for my games. It's working now, but I'll still do a format and clean install in the future. That is, when Creative updates their horrid beta drivers.


#17 francescob

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:27

That is, when Creative updates their horrid beta drivers.


Don't worry, if it's anything like the Vista ones they'll stay horrid for years to come.

#18 Shane Nokes

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:29

Waiting for Creative to create great drivers is like camping out waiting for the rapture. Odds of it happening in your lifetime are slim to none. ;)

#19 BajiRav

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:07

My specs...

Windows 8 Professional x64 / Cooler Master HAF X / Antec High Current Pro 1200W Power Supply / ASUS P6T Deluxe / Intel Core i7 940 / 24 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz XMP / eVGA GeForce 465 GTX SSC / Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD / Bigfoot Networks Killer NIC 2100 / Western Digital RE2 500 GB RAID 0 / Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard / Razer Mamba Gaming Mouse / Razer IronClad Gaming Mat / Razer Mako 2.1 THX Speakers / Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset / Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ / NVIDIA 3D Vision Glasses / Pioneer BDR-206 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter

It was working fine when I first installed Windows, but now the App Store is acting weird. Maybe they're updating it on their end.

The (2) Updates for Apps returned, though there are no updates to install.

what else did you install on top of Windows 8? any codec packs or other hacks?

#20 OP AngelGraves13

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:36

what else did you install on top of Windows 8? any codec packs or other hacks?


Steam, Origin, uTorrent, iTunes, MPC-HC, EAC, Diskeeper 12, CCleaner, MKVMerge, Handbrake, Office 2010

#21 OP AngelGraves13

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:53

Well Windows Update just installed the cumulative update and now my App Store says I'm not connected to the internet. Also Windows Update no longer works.

I don't recommend anyone install the update just yet.

UPDATE:
"WindowsUpdate_8024A000 OR WindowsUpdate_dt000"
Ran the Troubleshooter and it resolved the problem. Seems a bunch of services didn't start when the computer restarted. What a mess!

#22 +d5aqoëp

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:12

Waiting for Creative to create great drivers is like camping out waiting for the rapture. Odds of it happening in your lifetime are slim to none. ;)


No problem. I stopped buying Creative products since Vista days.

#23 moloko

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:20

Baselline your system. Issue resolved.

#24 Seketh

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:28

Careful with applications like Diskeeper 12. Windows 8 is not oficially supported, some funky compatibility issues can show up. I got a warning with Perfect Disk 12, so I didn't install it.

Anyway, if you keep having issues, maybe it's time to try one of the new Windows 8 features, "Refresh My PC". You just need to reinstall your apps after, and maybe skip some like Diskeeper 12.

#25 grayscale

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:36

I updated around 10 hours ago and never really had any problems. Been running it the whole time. The 'invisible' update is nothing new. I had been experiencing that since RP. I also had that 2 updates on the Store with nothing showing up even if I manually look for updates until a Travel update comes up when I manually check just a while ago. 1 more left. I don't have an idea with how Store updates work, but is it possible that somehow, an update is "scheduled" but not necessarily pushed through right away?

#26 Seketh

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:42

I don't have an idea with how Store updates work, but is it possible that somehow, an update is "scheduled" but not necessarily pushed through right away?


That's exactly what happens, and it should improve in no time as they tweak the Store, it's a "non-issue".

#27 Shane Nokes

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 14:20

Well Windows Update just installed the cumulative update and now my App Store says I'm not connected to the internet. Also Windows Update no longer works.

I don't recommend anyone install the update just yet.

UPDATE:
"WindowsUpdate_8024A000 OR WindowsUpdate_dt000"
Ran the Troubleshooter and it resolved the problem. Seems a bunch of services didn't start when the computer restarted. What a mess!


Yeah, something is really wrong with your system. There's something fundamentally wrong somewhere. I honestly recommend backing up, flatten it, and reinstall.

I've had none of these issues doing the same things you've described doing, so there's something installed or changed at some point that has screwed with the system.

You wouldn't by chance by using any of the fun bypass apps to avoid the start screen, add back the start button, or allow for customization would you?

#28 OP AngelGraves13

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 19:26

I'll get around to it eventually. Waiting on Creative's drivers.

#29 nekrosoft13

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 21:09

So, I bought Technet and have been using Windows 8 from a clean install for about a month now.

All of a sudden, I wasn't able to update or install some Apps.
I found a solution to the problem by using...



Now, it seems there is another problem. I'm looking at the Games App and it says "sorry this app can't be installed because your system doesn't meet the system requirements." It is installed though, and aren't the system requirements simply Windows 8? Luckily I had this in my "purchased apps" so I was able to install it from there without issue.

I'm beginning to think that Windows 8 is going to be a huge disaster when it comes to the App Store. It randomly stops working and tells you that you can't install apps. WTF was Microsoft thinking?

Also...I have 2 Updates to be installed...but where?

P.S. - The MAPS App is gone from the Store.


windows 8 will go down in history as worst windows OS ever.

#30 0nyX

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:49

I updated around 10 hours ago and never really had any problems. Been running it the whole time. The 'invisible' update is nothing new. I had been experiencing that since RP. I also had that 2 updates on the Store with nothing showing up even if I manually look for updates until a Travel update comes up when I manually check just a while ago. 1 more left. I don't have an idea with how Store updates work, but is it possible that somehow, an update is "scheduled" but not necessarily pushed through right away?

Exactly what happens to me and exactly how it works at least so far. An update may be shown up on the Store tile and within the Store App inidicating that there is an update but it is not yet available and you cant know for which app the update is.Maybe this will change with general availability but this is what happens so far so if you wait 1 day the update(s) will eventualy be available for installation.