Posts Tagged ‘Windows 8’

Where are my Windows 8 apps?

Posted: November 22, 2012 in Windows 8

So you have installed Windows 8 on your machine and want to try out some apps from the store, but you only see a small subset of applications as the screenshot below shows. (33 apps in the Top Free category)

You’ve read some tweets or postings about Microsoft releasing a Lync client to the store and Citrix has released Citrix Receiver, but you can’t find them anywhere. So let’s try and search for them, but as you see below that dosen’t help either;

The reason for this is a setting in the Store, that will only show applications that contains your own language by default, you need to turn this off to able to see all applications in the Store. To do this you do the following;

  • Start the Store application
  • Press Win+C
  • Select Settings on the charms bar
  • Select Preferences
  • Turn off the setting “Make it easier to find apps in my preferred languages”


Now you will see all the applications in the Store (98 apps in the Top Free category) and also be able to search for them, happy shopping 🙂



In Windows 8 Release Preview the Windows To Go Control Panel applet was added to control the boot when a Windows To Go media is present.

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Want to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on your PC, check that your hardware and software is compatible at Compatibility Center for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Download Windows Server 8 Beta

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Windows 8

Windows Server is the leading server operating system that powers many of the worlds’ largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. Building on this legacy, Windows Server “8” delivers hundreds of new features and enhancements for transforming virtualization and cloud computing to help you reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Within Windows Server “8” you will find exciting innovations in areas of virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, and a transition to Windows PowerShell to take scripting to a whole new level.

Learn for yourself by downloading the beta today to check out all of the things that Windows Server “8” can do for you.

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Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Now

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Windows 8

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup will check to see if your PC can run Windows 8 Consumer Preview and select the right download. Setup also features a compatibility report and upgrade assistance. Built-in tools for creating an ISO or bootable flash drive are available for some previous versions of Windows (excluding Windows XP and earlier). You can find system requirements and additional information in the FAQ and in the links on this page.

Note before you download: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is prerelease software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you’ll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC.

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