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    Default Unwanted Windows "Store" pop-up in Win 8.1

    I'm not sure if this is the correct sub-forum to raise this problem but here goes anyway...

    Ever since I installed Windows 8.1 a blank green Microsoft "Store" window pops up from time to time on my desktop. When I click on it, the green is replaced by a normal Store page advertising trending apps, etc.

    A traditionalist, I run permanently in "desktop" mode because I don't like the look and feel of the new Windows 8. The unwanted Store pop-up seems to appear at random intervals and is a real nuisance. I certainly never expected to get unwanted advertising pop-ups from a company like Microsoft!

    Can anyone please tell me how to get rid of this annoying intrusion?

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    Default Re: Unwanted Windows "Store" pop-up in Win 8.1

    When you installed Win 8.1, did you select "Express" or "Custom"? When I did I selected custom and made sure I only allowed things that I want. You probably opted in to be notified of Microsoft marketing updates or the likes. I am not experiencing this issue.
    Last edited by badrobot; 10-25-2013 at 08:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Unwanted Windows "Store" pop-up in Win 8.1

    Thanks.

    To be honest I can't remember. But presumably if I unknowingly opted to receive Store notifications there must be some way to opt out? Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Unwanted Windows "Store" pop-up in Win 8.1

    In the charms bar, click "Settings" . "Change PC Settings". Select "Search and Apps"- Notifications, and, if you scroll down, you will see the option to turn off store notifications

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    Default Re: Unwanted Windows "Store" pop-up in Win 8.1

    Try if you can change your preferences here: Microsoft personalized ad preferences Click the sign-in link on the "green tile". And then click "X" to turn ads off. You will need to use your Microsoft Account.

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    Default Re: Unwanted Windows "Store" pop-up in Win 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    In the charms bar, click "Settings" . "Change PC Settings". Select "Search and Apps"- Notifications, and, if you scroll down, you will see the option to turn off store notifications
    Thanks. I have now done that. Let's see if it works! I'll report back in a day or so.

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    Default Re: Unwanted Windows "Store" pop-up in Win 8.1

    Windows 8.1 will begin to roll out as a free, yet optional update to existing Windows 8 users. This update has been attracting many viewers and bringing anticipation by bringing back some of the old features along with adding some new.

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    Default Re: Unwanted Windows "Store" pop-up in Win 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Wintings View Post
    Thanks. I have now done that. Let's see if it works! I'll report back in a day or so.
    No need to wait for a day or so: it's still doing it!

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    Default Re: Unwanted Windows "Store" pop-up in Win 8.1

    OK. Try Badrobot's suggestion and see if that does the trick. Bit odd though, it doesn't happen on default.

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    Default Re: Unwanted Windows "Store" pop-up in Win 8.1

    I have now tried Badrobot's suggestion (for which many thanks) and it seems to be working - so far! Let's see if it stays that way...

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