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App store links dont work on windows 8.1 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have submited a windows 8.1 to windows store, but i dont want to be available to everyone so choose this option

    Distribution and visibility.

    Hide this app in the Store. Customers with a direct link to the app’s listing can still download it, except on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Learn more

    the app was published, and i got 2 links to download it, something like this:

    You can share this link to help customers find your app in the Store:

    URL for Windows 10 https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/xxxxxxxxxxx
    URL for Windows 8.1 and earlier http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

    the link works on a surface with windows 10, but it doesnt work on a older surface with windows 8.1, it redirects to store but it open on its default page.

    do i need to do something extra for the links to work?

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:32 PM

All replies

  • You need to upgrade to Windows 10. As the docs you quote say, hidden apps are not available on Windows 8. They are a new feature for Windows 10.
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:49 PM