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Is the Windows Store tile in 8.1 now giving messages about Win10??


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#1 rp88

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 05:02 PM

I think this is the best place for this post, it's about what I think might be a new source of "upgrade to windows 10" offers/adverts... Moderators, if you don't think this is the right place for this post then feel free to put it elsewhere but I thought this was the most relevant place for it to go.


I came across something today, there were, all of a sudden, 7 "messages" in the "Windows Store" tile icon on the start screen of my windows 8.1 computer. I rushed to disable the Windows Store service, so didn't get chance to look at precisely what the "messages" were, however It would seem likely that they relate to Windows 10. In the next few days I'll see what happens but if anyone with windows 8.1 would look at their start screen, see if they have a sudden number of messages in that "Store" tile and see what they say then it might reveal whether ms has now started advertising windows 10 via start screen tiles as well as via GWX. For now I'm leaving the windows store service disabled on one computer and enabled on the other to see what happens over the next few days, with system images to hand incase disabling it has caused any problems. I do not recommend anyone copy me in this disabling until I've had time to see whether it's problematic and until people have actually had time to investigate whether the "messages" they are likely to have got are windows 10 related or something else entirely.

Note: in this topic I'm simply asking whether others have noticed these messages and whether anyone who has checked them has seen them to be windows 10 related, I am simply trying to work out whether this is occuring, any debates on the subject would perhaps be better in threads specifically for debating (and if it turns out that I've misinterpreted this sudden number of messages and they are not windows 10 related at all then there won't be anything to debate).

Edited by rp88, 16 December 2015 - 05:02 PM.

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 05:33 PM

Am I safe in presuming that you've got the Windows Store app as a live tile?

 

My partner has not mentioned anything about this, but also does not have the Store app as a live tile.

 

I would actually be kind of shocked if Microsoft didn't market Windows 10 in the Store.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 06:01 PM

The windows store tile is one of the tiles which appear on the start screen of windows 8.1, I keep it on the non-live mode so it shouldn't refresh but even then it seems to cause strange daily downloads of random png images. On this occasion I was about to log off when I noticed a piece of text had appeared on the tile, which was as disabled as I could make it using only the normal settings one can get at (control panel, task manager and all the things aceesible directly from it, the pc settings app...). The text said I had 7 messages within that tile. Since I saw this I have disabled the windows store service, via a change to a value in the registry, on one of my computers to see if this makes this, and the weird image downloads, stop. I never use the windows store, infact I don't think I've ever opened the app except once when I made the upgrade from 8 to 8.1. I was wondering whether you too had seen it saying you had "7 messages" waiting in it for you. I was wondering if this was a new way in which ms was trying to advertise windows 10, because I had not had messages waiting for me there before. I cannot be sure that the messages were advertising about windows 10 and not something else entirely because my first thought upon seeing that I had "7 messages" waiting for me was to disable the windows store app, tile and service entirely rather than to check the content of those messages.

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Edited by rp88, 16 December 2015 - 06:03 PM.

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