Windows 8 app files

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Software' started by Marios, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. Marios

    Marios Active Member

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    Can i download app files from other sites and microsoft app store for modern metro windows 8 OS without installing it directly from Windows app store before i install em? In what extension are they?
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Programs to install applications for running under Windows may be either .exe (executable files) or .msi (Windows Installer, previously called Microsoft Installer - hence MSI).
     
  3. Trouble

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    Since you seem to be talking about modern apps, which I believe since Windows 8.1 and the rush to the whole "Universal Apps" project, are sporting the new .appx file extension.
    I was just reading an article from HTG about side loading them, (something that has been available on Windows 8 phones for a while).
    It seems like a huge amount of hoops to jump through, just to be able to do it but you can have a look here if it's something that interests you.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/129535/how-to-sideload-modern-apps-on-windows-8/
     

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