Installing apps on an SD card on Windows 8.1

Apparently, this question has been asked long ago and a response was generated long ago, but the solution presented does not work.  Perhaps it is time to open a new thread in hopes that someone new from Microsoft will read it and give a new response.

I just purchased a Windows 8.1 tablet.  I am very excited to get in and start using it, but the 32GB hard drive is eaten up very quickly, so I would like to install Windows Apps on my SD card.  In researching this, I found that it was an option with Windows 8, but the functionality was removed for Windows 8.1.  Nonetheless, I followed the steps laid out back in March by a Microsoft Support Engineer, and was unsuccessful, just as everyone else claimed in the following posts.

If there is a way to install Apps to an SD card, please inform.  If not, please make a patch to Windows 8.1 to allow this.


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Last updated October 30, 2019 Views 9,416 Applies to:

Hello Ondrej,

Thank you for keeping us posted.

I certainly understand the inconvenience caused to you. However, I really appreciate all your efforts towards resolving the issue.

I would suggest you to refer to the suggestions posted by “Sharief K” replied on December 5, 2013 in the Microsoft Community link and check if it helps.

I hope this information is helpful.

Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

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