Windows 10: Seriously, this is soon to be 2019, and the store still fails at doing basic things

Discus and support Seriously, this is soon to be 2019, and the store still fails at doing basic things in Microsoft Windows 10 Store to solve the problem; So, a bit of context before I start complaining, because this is meant to be constructive and I really want to see improvements in that area. I own... Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 10 Store' started by RaphaëlHENRY, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Seriously, this is soon to be 2019, and the store still fails at doing basic things


    So, a bit of context before I start complaining, because this is meant to be constructive and I really want to see improvements in that area.


    I own an Xbox One X and a rather potent Gaming PC. I really enjoy Xbox Play Anywhere titles because I share Microsoft's gaming ideals of a gaming world where there would be no border between console and PC, where I could seamlessly switch between my couch gaming device (Xbox console) and my office gaming device (PC) and in general, Xbox Play Anywhere titles are doing a great job at that. However, well, Windows Store on PC experience is still very improvable, and it's failing at basic things.


    Today, an update for Forza Horizon 4 hits the store. Being the lucky owner of an ultimate edition (that is, the base game + season pass), I get on top of that a DLC. I'm working from home, so the PC is on during the day, and the console is obviously off as I'm busy working. So, without me doing anything, the newly released DLC installs itself onto the PC. I don't even realize it installs in the background, and I mean, there is nothing wrong with that.


    However, today, I start the game from the Xbox, which have not been on the whole day. It informs me that it needs an update, that it could take a while, and starts the process of downloading (not before offering me the choice of not installing the update and not play the game). I guess I could complain about the fact I may not want the update right now and might prefer to play the game straight away in its non updated form, but that's not the point of this thread (it's still something I very much should be able to do). However, here we go, let's download that update.


    The update is a few GB, so I'm not going to play straight away. But it's no matter as kids need a bath and need to go to bed. So, with the update started, it's time to take care of the kids.


    Once all the kids stuff is completed, there is still an update to go, about 30ish %. The game allows me to start, but i'm stuck on "installing 100%" for a while so I presume it needs a full update before starting. Ok, I tell myself, it's no matter, I'm going to go to the PC and play the game while I wait for the update to be completed on the Xbox. This is where things start to get funny. I launch the game from a shortcut, and on the last screen (right after all the useless intros), I'm greeted with a message telling me my last save is with another version of the game (the one I started on Xbox but which got stuck at installing 100%) and that I needed to quit the application, log in to Xbox Live, and somehow update ?

    So, what I was doing was to launch the game from it's shortcut, but that was not enough to update it. The game acted like it was updated (on the Xbox, I just had to launch the game for it to tell me it needed an update) but it was not. What I eventually got to do was to access the Windows Store, go to my library, launch the game from my Windows Store Library, and only then did the game request an update and proceed with it.


    And while we're at it, can someone explain me why the Windows Store on my PC looks like this. !!!???!!! I mean, I can understand why each DLC could show as purchased, or owned, but as Installed ? and each "playable" separately. At the very least, I would expect to see them as subcategories of the base game.


    Way to go, Microsoft Store !

    :)
     
    RaphaëlHENRY, Dec 13, 2018
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  2. Mussels Win User

    Basic Network guide

    I'll be adding a small page on doing this in windows vista soon, since XP is the same with a step or two less, i assume people will figure it out.
     
    Mussels, Dec 13, 2018
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Office 2019

    Only supported on Win10. Sorry, 8.1 users, only 4 years old, gotta go.

    Microsoft Office 2019 will only work on Windows 10

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com...-to-office-and-windows-servicing-and-support/

    Spoiler Office 2019
    Last year at Ignite, we announced Office 2019 – the next perpetual version of Office that includes apps (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and Skype for Business) and servers (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business). Today we’re pleased to share the following updates:

    • Office 2019 will ship in H2 of 2018. Previews of the new apps and servers will start shipping in the second quarter of 2018.
    • Office 2019 apps will be supported on:
      • Any supported Windows 10 SAC release
      • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2018
      • The next LTSC release of Windows Server
    • The Office 2019 client apps will be released with Click-to-Run installation technology only. We will not provide MSI as a deployment methodology for Office 2019 clients. We will continue to provide MSI for Office Server products.
     
    Ahhzz, Dec 13, 2018
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  4. Seriously, this is soon to be 2019, and the store still fails at doing basic things

    Windows Store crashes as soon as it starts

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Appreciate your interest in using Windows 10.

    I suggest you to do a Windows Store reset by following the steps below.

    • Press “Windows key + R”, type “wsreset.exe” (without quotes) and press Enter.
    • This will reset the Windows Store.
    After the Windows Store is reset, Computer will automatically open Windows Store. Check if the issue still persists.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to
    write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Dec 13, 2018
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