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Windows 8 won't let me install apps.

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December 25, 2013 7:32:10 PM

I'm still learning how to use my new Toshiba laptop with Windows8 built in. Every time I go to download an app from the store, it either says that it couldn't download the app because my PC "does not reach the minimal software requirements" or it'll say that something went wrong with the purchase and it couldn't install the app. An error code does pop up with the "bad purchase". The error code is : 0x800706ba

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a c 294 * Windows 8
December 25, 2013 11:06:12 PM

taymarie22 said:
I'm still learning how to use my new Toshiba laptop with Windows8 built in. Every time I go to download an app from the store, it either says that it couldn't download the app because my PC "does not reach the minimal software requirements" or it'll say that something went wrong with the purchase and it couldn't install the app. An error code does pop up with the "bad purchase". The error code is : 0x800706ba

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December 26, 2013 9:25:27 AM

dodger46 said:
taymarie22 said:
I'm still learning how to use my new Toshiba laptop with Windows8 built in. Every time I go to download an app from the store, it either says that it couldn't download the app because my PC "does not reach the minimal software requirements" or it'll say that something went wrong with the purchase and it couldn't install the app. An error code does pop up with the "bad purchase". The error code is : 0x800706ba

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a c 294 * Windows 8
December 26, 2013 9:34:28 AM
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taymarie22 said:
dodger46 said:
taymarie22 said:
I'm still learning how to use my new Toshiba laptop with Windows8 built in. Every time I go to download an app from the store, it either says that it couldn't download the app because my PC "does not reach the minimal software requirements" or it'll say that something went wrong with the purchase and it couldn't install the app. An error code does pop up with the "bad purchase". The error code is : 0x800706ba

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OK, we'll check out your Windows installation
First try System File Checker
Winkey plus 'X'
Choose Command Prompt (Admin)
Type sfc /scannow then Enter


December 27, 2013 9:49:34 PM

what is Winkey?
a c 294 * Windows 8
December 27, 2013 10:40:43 PM

melbel86 said:
what is Winkey?

Windows Key, between Fn and Alt...

Can be used to access Start Screen... and many others
April 14, 2014 6:32:55 AM

For anyone else with this, the solution was that the Temporary Internet Files folder was wrong in Internet Explorer. Run IE, go into Internet Options, click Settings in Browsing History section, click Move Folder and set to something valid like "c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows".
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