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  1. How to stop Microsoft Store from installing Spotify When I install Spotify using Desktop...


    Hello. For some reason, I must install Spotify by using Spotify's offline installer, but the installer detected that I have previously installed the MS Store version, so it automatically installed the MS Store version. I have already found topics form the Spotify Community, but it told me to ask for Microsoft,


    Here is the Spotify Community page: EDIT: I didn't create the post below

    https://community.spotify.com/t5/De...not-the-Windows-10-Store-version/td-p/4797187


    Here is a capture of the 'About Spotify' box:

    How to stop Microsoft Store from installing Spotify When I install Spotify using Desktop... 52fdb681-f199-4b3d-b95f-d89fc612950a?upload=true.png


    Best Regards,

    Bosco

    :)
     
    BoscoChungYT, Aug 24, 2020
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  2. Spotify

    I have just discovered two Spotify entries in the StartUp list in Task Manager.
    However there is no trace of Spotify elsewhere in the system.
    I went through the registry and deleted every reference to Spotify that could find, although some refused to be deleted.
    That made no difference.
    The store shows that Spotify is installed. Which is strange.
    However I found an entry in the Apps list in Start Menu, clicked uninstall and that cleared the problem.
     
    Hairy Scot, Aug 24, 2020
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  3. Cortana - Spotify problem

    So when I tell Cortana to play a song on spotify she does successfully finds the songs but doesn't actually play it. She just brings up spotify without changing the song.

    I found this fix:

    • 1. Unlink Cortana (in her settings)
    • 2. Revoke Cortana app access (via accounts.spotify.com), and while you're logged on...
    • 3. Set up an App Password especially if you're using facebook to log in (this may not be neccessary, but I did so just to circumvent all potnetial issues).
    • 4. Uninstall Spotify

      5. Install Spotify from the Windows Store (I believe the actual cause of the issue is that those of us with the problem probably installed from the Spotify Installer download, rather than
      the Windows Store).
    • 6. Launch and log in to the Spotify app with the app password you created in step three.

      7. Link Cortana using the app password you created in step three.
    • 8. Restart your computer (my Cortana didn't think Spotify was installed until I did so).

      9. Enjoy hands-free music browsing!

    The problem with this tho is that it only works untill i shut down/restart the PC. After that I need to redo this all again in order for it to work and its really frustrating to do this everytime I open my computer.
     
    DanLevitchi, Aug 24, 2020
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  4. How to stop Microsoft Store from installing Spotify When I install Spotify using Desktop...

    Spotify installation

    I tried to uninstall the app, but when I went on the start list to uninstall it, it didn't appear. I tried going via the app store, but it isn't in my apps, and when I go on the actual Spotify page on the app store, it doesn't let me install or uninstall
    it. It just gives me the option to 'view', but when I click on view, it just takes me to the start list. It only happens for this app, none of the others.
     
    AlissiaHenson, Aug 24, 2020
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