Windows8 Tricks: Uninstalling Hidden Application Packages - by Anthony Baker
It turns out that you can get into a situation where you can’t install an application on the current Windows 8 Consumer Preview from the Windows Store even if you can’t find that application anywhere in your Windows start screen. According to the UK MSDN Team, this can happen when an application is not uninstalled properly for some reason. What happens then is that when trying to install the app again, the OS finds records of the app being installed already so it doesn’t allows you to install it again.
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