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    Hello all,

    Apologies if this has been posted already, however it may help someone else -

    By default the Microsoft Store doesn't support proxy settings. This can be a problem when downloading Windows 8.1 which won't work.

    In Desktop mode, configure your proxy and its exceptions (if required):

    Then from a Command Prompt (with elevated rights) enter:

    Code:
    netsh
    winhttp
    import proxy source=ie
    IE's proxy settings will be imported into the Store's own proxy configuration. Re-try download Windows 8.1 and it'll work successfully.

    You then have to repeat the above to remove proxy settings from Desktop mode, then the Microsoft Store.

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    Your netsh command above can also be entered as a single line.

    Code:
    netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie

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    Good to know

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