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Windows 8 – “You already own this app” but it’s missing or not installed

March 21, 2013

An interesting thing can happen when you try to re-install an application that you have previously purchased. You may get the message “You already own this app”.

Yes I own it, but how do I reiinstall the thing?

One of my favourite bloggers (Aidan Finn) has found the answer and you do the following:

• Open the Windows Store.
• Left click or swipe from the top, and click/touch Your Apps.
• In the top left change Apps Not Installed On This PC to Apps Installed On . This is because the store thinks that the app is actually installed.
• Click/touch the app(s) that is missing.
• In the bottom, click Install. This is … a repair I suppose.



From → Windows 8, Windows RT

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