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How to re-install a Metro app, Alarm?

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  • I uninstall a system Application( Its name is Alarm ),And I can not find where it was installed.

    How can I install this Application again.

    thank you

    Original Title: How to install a system application


    Friday, January 6, 2012 6:32 AM

Answers

  • xxcpqzm,

    You can do a refresh of your machine and that should bring your system application back.

    To do a refresh of your machine then please do the following:

    1. Click Start > Control Panel

    2. Select the General section on the left

    3. Click the “Get started” button under “Refresh your PC without affecting your files”.

    4. Click the Next button at the “Refresh your PC” step of the wizard.

    · This first step of the wizard is shown in a green strip that covers the middle portion of the screen.

     

    · The description text at this step shows the following:

    Here’s what will happen:

    · Your files and personalization settings won’t change.

    · Your PC settings will be restored to their defaults.

    · Apps from Windows Store will be kept. All other apps will be removed.

    5. Insert the USB key or DVD with the Windows installation files if prompted.

    · This description text at this step shows the following:

    Insert your Windows installation or recovery media

    · Some files are missing. The media will provide these files.

    · As soon as you insert the media, the wizard automatically moves to the next step.

    6. Click the Refresh button at the “Ready to refresh your PC” step.

    · This description text at this step shows the following:

    Your PC will restart. This will take a few minutes.

    At this point, the PC will restart and the Push Button Reset process will take over. Once completed, your PC will reboot and the user will be left at the Lock Screen where they can log back in with their existing user account.

     “When you reset your PC your personal files and apps will be removed and your PC settings will be restored to their defaults.”

    Please post back with the results

    Thanks,


    Chris
    Friday, January 6, 2012 12:32 PM
  • Hello xxcpqzm,

    In addition to a refresh, you can do a system restore to before you had uninstalled the Metro app, Alarm.

    The steps for a system restore in Windows Developer Preview are:

    You should have been able to do a system restore or a Repair of your system.
    Go to Start page. Type in System Restore.
    Click on Settings on the right side.
    On the left side of the page, it has entries for the different options.
    Click on Restore system files and settings from a Restore point.
    Click Next.
    Click on the file for the Date and Time to before you had the issue with .exe files.
    The next page confirms the restore point.
    Click on Finish button.
    Your system will be restored to the time and date before you were experiencing the issue.

    Hope this helps.



    Marilyn
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:23 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • xxcpqzm,

    You can do a refresh of your machine and that should bring your system application back.

    To do a refresh of your machine then please do the following:

    1. Click Start > Control Panel

    2. Select the General section on the left

    3. Click the “Get started” button under “Refresh your PC without affecting your files”.

    4. Click the Next button at the “Refresh your PC” step of the wizard.

    · This first step of the wizard is shown in a green strip that covers the middle portion of the screen.

     

    · The description text at this step shows the following:

    Here’s what will happen:

    · Your files and personalization settings won’t change.

    · Your PC settings will be restored to their defaults.

    · Apps from Windows Store will be kept. All other apps will be removed.

    5. Insert the USB key or DVD with the Windows installation files if prompted.

    · This description text at this step shows the following:

    Insert your Windows installation or recovery media

    · Some files are missing. The media will provide these files.

    · As soon as you insert the media, the wizard automatically moves to the next step.

    6. Click the Refresh button at the “Ready to refresh your PC” step.

    · This description text at this step shows the following:

    Your PC will restart. This will take a few minutes.

    At this point, the PC will restart and the Push Button Reset process will take over. Once completed, your PC will reboot and the user will be left at the Lock Screen where they can log back in with their existing user account.

     “When you reset your PC your personal files and apps will be removed and your PC settings will be restored to their defaults.”

    Please post back with the results

    Thanks,


    Chris
    Friday, January 6, 2012 12:32 PM
  • Hello xxcpqzm,

    In addition to a refresh, you can do a system restore to before you had uninstalled the Metro app, Alarm.

    The steps for a system restore in Windows Developer Preview are:

    You should have been able to do a system restore or a Repair of your system.
    Go to Start page. Type in System Restore.
    Click on Settings on the right side.
    On the left side of the page, it has entries for the different options.
    Click on Restore system files and settings from a Restore point.
    Click Next.
    Click on the file for the Date and Time to before you had the issue with .exe files.
    The next page confirms the restore point.
    Click on Finish button.
    Your system will be restored to the time and date before you were experiencing the issue.

    Hope this helps.



    Marilyn
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:23 PM
    Moderator
  • Are you sure that you didn't just unpin the app.. Of course you can search it from the Metro menu, just go to Search ->Apps and then write Alarm. Then when you find it(if you haven't uninstalled it) just right click it and you can pin it again or use it immediately.
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:01 AM
  • I uninstall a system Application( Its name is Alarm ),And I can not find where it was installed.

    @ xxcpqzm


    "Uninstall" or just "Unpin"?   If the latter, I would try to just do an App search for  Alarm, then right-click, Pin.

    Oh.    Are you looking for   Alarms?   FWIW I just tried my guess, knowing that I had  Alarms  already pinned.   I don't want to Unpin it just to test my suggestion further but I have already done both with the Store app.   I hadn't noticed so clearly before that there really isn't any AutoComplete in Search Apps.   You actually have to type a full word in order to find a match.   So, it would be easy to think of  Alarms  but misidentify it as  Alarm  and then not be able to find it simply because you didn't think of adding an s to your search term.

     

    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---


    Edit:   Looks like I'm echoing a previous post (which I didn't notice when I posted).   However, my second paragraph has a new idea in it.
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:04 AM