Windows 10: What will happen to the Windows Store in Windows 8.1?

  1.    15 Apr 2016 #1

    What will happen to the Windows Store in Windows 8.1?


    For those of us who purchased a Windows 8/8.1 RT tablet, we will never get an upgrade to Windows 10. Now, with "Built for Windows 10" (UWP) apps coming in left and right, many including Windows 8 apps that were ported to UWP, what will happen to the existing app store in Windows 8/8.1? Because UWP apps do not have ARM processor support and thus cannot run on W8, fewer and fewer apps are going to be available.

    Will the most recent non-UWP app remain available in the Windows 8 store available for download? If so, these apps may begin to break as the developer implements server-side changes that the UWP version is being updated to handle.

    Will they be taken down from the W8 store entirely?

    Just looking to find out how long my RT tablet is even going to be able to be usable. I have a bad feeling it won't be very long.
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  2.    27 Apr 2016 #2

    Anyone?
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  3.    27 Apr 2016 #3

    Courage, Stamminator (Sharp name, by the way). I have Windows 8 on my desktop, and it downloads fine from the Windows Store. I get occasional rejects because it isn't advanced enough, but there are enough free programs to keep me going.
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  4.    28 Apr 2016 #4

    Who knows - most likely guess is 8.1 Store will remain but effectively stagnate as developers abandon it?
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  5.    28 Apr 2016 #5

    Arthur Dent was - right 6*9 does equal 42!

    If you're using base 13, it's true.
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  6.    28 Apr 2016 #6

    It will be around for quite some time, at least until 8.1's support ends. However, this was a risk that users took on when purchasing any RT devices.
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  7.    28 Apr 2016 #7

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    It will be around for quite some time, at least until 8.1's support ends. However, this was a risk that users took on when purchasing any RT devices.
    What no one who purchased an RT device (especially in those early days) anticipated was a complete abandonment of ARM processor support in future versions on Windows. This still comes as a complete shock to me, considering the IoT focus that UWP apps are going to have, many of which are going to be ARM devices. It simply doesn't add up to me.
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  8.    29 Apr 2016 #8

    stamminator said: View Post
    What no one who purchased an RT device (especially in those early days) anticipated was a complete abandonment of ARM processor support in future versions on Windows.
    It wasn't a gamble based on the processor. It was a gamble based on the crippled OS. Windows RT was a proof of concept type release with limited focus and purpose.
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