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Windows 8 apps not working

  1. #11


    What is the resolution of your display?

    You click a Metro app, and the time moves but nothing else happens? This may be a display issue. Metro apps don't currently support screen resolutions lower than 1024x768, so increase your resolution if possible (launch the desktop, right-click, select Screen Resolution)
    That's from the list of 50 windows 8 tips that I posted.

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  2. #12


    I had a similar issue where the app won't launch. It's the store app. Could be a bug?
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8


    Dude , I have already mentioned that my screen res is greater than 1024x768
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  4. #14


    Yeh but for me, it wasn't a res issue.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by motiur View Post
    Dude , I have already mentioned that my screen res is greater than 1024x768
    Are you using Windows Live login or Local User login? Did you tried to reinstall the display drivers?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    I have tried both local and windows live login , but no avail .

    However , I think , there is something with the display drivers . As soon as I ran Windows update , I was offered to update my ATI driver software from AMD . Also soon after I further installed the usual graphics driver from ATI using compatibility mode . But , when I suspected that there is something wrong with my old driver software and Windows 8 metro apps as suggested by some forums , I uninstalled it and , my screensavers which usually requires ATI graphics drivers ran smoothly; which suggests that my driver software has installed successfully .

    However , may be , I should mention the way I installed Windows 8 . I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop and it ran smoothly , and since I wanted to preserve old software downloads , I moved them from C drive to other drives and them overwrite the content of C drive entirely . May be there is some gotcha out there . May be a whole formatting of my entire laptop would do me *some benefit.
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  7. #17


    Then remove the ATI drivers you install using compatibility mode and install the one from Windows update. I read somewhere ATI is actually pushing drivers through Windows update so you should be good. I'm using ATI myself and I'm running drivers through Windows update.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Well , I have already done that .

    I think I have to do a clean install ; after all its a developer preview .
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by motiur View Post
    Well , I have already done that .

    I think I have to do a clean install ; after all its a developer preview .
    I think it's a good idea..!
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  10. #20


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    One more note. When I changed the "Metro Background Color" with the program in this Tutorial:

    Start and Logon Metro Screen - Change Background Color and Image

    I found some of the Metro apps did not work properly. The "Metro Background Image" change did not affect any Metro Apps. I couldn't get the Weather App to work after changing the Background Color so I did a reset, with the application in the Tutorial, and all is working again. I then replaced the Image, again with the application in the Tutorial, and all still works.
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