transfer Metro Apps between Accounts

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by tinux, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. tinux

    tinux MDL Junior Member

    Feb 26, 2012
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    Hi there

    How to transfer Metro apps from Ms account already downloaded to a local account???
    I want to stop using ms account and only use local and keep all my apps i downloaded. is there a way to do it??

    I know windows apps are saved in Programs file(hidden ) and once you get ownership permission sorted you can go to reg edit and also take ownership and change the location to another place. say from c:\programfiles to D:\my new location..
    but i don't know how to activate and retrieve the apps once a new account is created

    any idea?
    Thanks
     
  2. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    Change Ms account to local. It's simple.
     
  3. tinux

    tinux MDL Junior Member

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    No sadly that would not keep your apps. you would need to redownload all again
     
  4. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    So take a screenshot of startscreen with the keys : Win+ Prt Scr, and then you can remember which apps to install again.
     
  5. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Are there metro apps that are bigger than a few KiBs? It sounds like sci-fi. Phones couldn't handle them.
     
  6. tinux

    tinux MDL Junior Member

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    actually that make sense