Can't Download Apps Windows 105

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Fix 10: Download Apps via iTunes. Choose another way to download the Apps might solve the 'Can't download Apps on iPhone' problem. Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer and launch iTunes. Step 2: Click the three dots and choose 'Apps' in the drop-down menu.


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I've been to many corners of the internet trying to find a solution to this problem. I honestly didn't know it was a problem until today, as I have rarely used the Windows App Store.
I went there to download the Nook app onto my Lenovo ideapad, running on Windows 8.1 Pro. I've come to find out that no matter what I try to download, I get the error message 'Something happened and your purchase couldn't be completed', even if it's a free app.
I made sure my laptop clock/date is accurate, changed settings in Services (Windows Update), Firewall is set correctly, etc.
What I refuse to do are things that will reset my system, alter the laptop's software or re-install Windows 8. My laptop didn't come with a disc for re-installing all the things that make my computer function. I bought it at BestBuy if you're wondering. I'm afraid my laptop won't be able to recover from a reset, unless someone has an idea that would prevent my essential programs from being deleted, especially since this is a minor issue of simply downloading an app. I don't think that warrants a complete system rest.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.