Messages App on W8.1 Missing!!!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Hackemate, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Hackemate

    Hackemate MDL Novice

    Aug 19, 2009
    49
    91
    0
    I cannot find it....Repros?
     
  2. dudeluv

    dudeluv MDL Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    194
    30
    10
    hey have IM+ in he store
     
  3. Hackemate

    Hackemate MDL Novice

    Aug 19, 2009
    49
    91
    0
    Thank you!!
    By the way here's the answer:
    "Skype built into final Windows 8.1 version, Microsoft drops existing Messaging app"

    theverge.com/2013/6/27/4470280/windows-8-1-no-messaging-app-final-version-to-include-skype
     
  4. dudeluv

    dudeluv MDL Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    194
    30
    10
    Oh yea, I forgot about that. That is where messenger went
     
  5. steph_t

    steph_t MDL Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    228
    65
    10
    Reinstalling Mail, Calendar and People brings it back.
     
  6. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

    Aug 31, 2009
    2,620
    2,122
    90
    #6 moderate, Jun 27, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2013
    In my case it doesn't. Could you post exact steps how you did it? I have Skype Metro app installed and you?

    BTW1: Another killed app is "Bing", old "Skydrive" from Store (from W8-0) and "Browser Choice" system app (EU ballot screen)...

    BTW2: "Movie Moments" (from leaked 8-1 builds) has to be installed manually from Store, "Remote Desktop" (which was even system app on the same level as "Store" or "PC Settings" in W8 DP b8102) has to be installed manually from Store too.

    BTW3: "PC Settings" system app now finally have its own tile again (same as in W8 DP b8102 but purple not light-blue), so no charm is needed to launch it.

    BTW4: Also some apps CAN'T be found in Store (in my case) but can be found via Google (apps.microsoft.com/...) and installed.
    These are from MS: Team Crossword, LifeCam Dashboard, Trackpad Settings, HealtVault (probably planned to be succeded by "Bing Health and Fitness"). And one from Logitech: Logitech Camera Controller.

    BTW5: There are 4 updates for new Metro apps (Alarms, Calc, Recorder, For Reading), which can't be installed on my W8-1 VM machine...
     
  7. steph_t

    steph_t MDL Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    228
    65
    10
    In my case I reinstalled some apps because they often crashed, I have Skype installed.
    M3nBpzY.png
    (Messages and Skype snapped)
    When I open the mail app... in Windows Store, it also displays the messages app:
    r27MfAw.png
     
  8. [Cutimat1mi]

    [Cutimat1mi] MDL Novice

    Feb 3, 2010
    12
    0
    0
    How to get message app?
    1.Uninstall Mail app
    2.Restart pc
    3.Reinstall Mail app
    Done