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Some Metro Apps not launching

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Some Metro Apps not launching

    Hey guys,

    I'm having a problem with a few metro applications. They either close on launch or they don't load any internet content.

    The apps I have problems with is the News, Weather and Sports, Finance and Travel. The main bunch.

    My internet works fine except so I don't know what the problem is. I've also tried refreshing Windows 8 and resetting my router.

    Any ideas?

    Here's a profile of my net connection profile if it helps in anyway (found in Windows Powershell with the get-netconnectionprofile command) -

    Name : Network
    InterfaceAlias : Local Area Conne
    InterfaceIndex : 12
    NetworkCategory : Private
    IPv4Connectivity : Internet
    IPv6Connectivity : LocalNetwork

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5
    Win 8

    If you have anti-virus software installed, make sure you update to the latest version.

    Also try changing your DNS servers.

    I had to do both to get my metro apps working, and get them to use my network.
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  3. #3

    Do you really have to change your DNS servers just to get win8 to function properly???? This just doesn't seem right. This is the same company that brought us Windows 7.
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  4. #4

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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3

    I also find some of the apps hang or do not work. Yesterday the store app froze. Only way to fix was to do a reboot
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