cant install games or steam on windows 8 metro it says cant run this app why is this?



I have a lenova yoga laptop with windows 8 metro and I just want to install a game that isn't a crappy facebook money making scam which is everygame in the app store! Steam wont install it says it cant run this app please find a app in the store the steam app wont run either! I have a gamers gate account and that wont install my games says the same thing im about ready to throw this piece of junk out! can anyone please help ive tried running as admin im not very good with computers





Hi Shane,

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to assist you.


I see that you are unable to install games on Windows 8.


Let us work together to resolve this issue.


However, we need more information on the issue. Please answer the following questions.


1.       What is the complete error message?

2.       Do you use a Microsoft account to access Windows Store?

3.       Is this issue specific to a particular game/app?

4.       Did you make any changes to the computer prior to this issue?


Please get back to us with the answers


Meanwhile, here’s what you can try:


Method 1: Download and run the Modern UI App Troubleshooter.


You might be able to solve some problems by running a troubleshooter that will automatically fix some common issues with Apps Performance.


Download and run the Modern UI App troubleshooter.


Check if the issue is resolved.


Further Reference:


What to do if you have problems with an app


Why can't I find or install an app from the Windows Store?


Please get back to us with the results.


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Last updated January 16, 2019 Views 995 Applies to: