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configuring settings to meet minimal requirements for apps


New Member
Ok, so I got my new Windows 8 surface tablet and I consider myself pretty tech savvy. However, I have no idea how to get apps! Every time I go to the store to get an app, I cannot download it because in place of the 'try it or buy it' button, there is a message saying I 'have not met the minimal requirement settings.' I have no idea what said settings are, or where to find them. I have a strong internet connection, and I have room on my tablet (it's brand new) so any help would be much appreciated! Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and hopefully I can get a hold of this newfangled tablet business.


Staff member
Are you using a local account or a Microsoft Account (formally known as a Windows Live Account)? If you are using a local account you need to use a Microsoft Account to access the Store which can be done secondarily from the Settings Charm while in the Store App.


New Member
That was part of the problem. As it turns out, I also had not updated my tablet to 8.1 since it had been bought on black Friday. So I had to go through and update everything in the month that the device had been dormant. Thank you so so much for your help!