Windows 8 app files

Marios

Active Member
#1
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?
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
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Microsoft MVP
#2
Programs to install applications for running under Windows may be either .exe (executable files) or .msi (Windows Installer, previously called Microsoft Installer - hence MSI).
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#3
Can i download app files from other sites and microsoft app store for modern metro windows 8 OS
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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