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Metro Apps Crashing

  1. #11



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    Saw something about having to have a certain resolution for them to work also. Anything lower than xxxxxx and the apps don't work, or work right.

    Now just to find where exactly that was.....

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  2. #12



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    I would agree with you there, Aaron. A VM is useful if you want a quick look at an OS without affecting the rest of your system, but due to its limitations and the fact that the hardware is emulated, it limits the functionality of guest OSes to the extent that some things, which would ordinarily work in a native install, just don't when run as a VM.

    I also prefer native installs, as I feel that this is the only way that you can get the most out of the OS.
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  3. #13


    Ha Noi - Viet Nam
    Posts : 5
    windows 8 Developer Preview


    Hi all,
    If you want to use all apps at Metro in Windows 8, you need using different local account (disable administrator account)
    thanks
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by tsiehta View Post
    I had this problem and after reinstalling 3 times I realized it would happen after trying to install firefox. It tells you to reboot to turn off UAC. So I did and that is when the problems start with the metro apps. I reactivated the UAC (user account controls) and rebooted and wa la.. the metro apps worked again. I put uac on the minimum setting and I was able to install firefox and metro apps still worked. Hope this helps... I have also read that your resolution has to be at a medium or high setting for them to work as well.
    this worked for me! thanks!
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  5. #15


    Kansas
    Posts : 124
    WDP 8 x86


    Today I reset my resolution to recommended setting of 1280x720, Tried to run Copper which had been working for me. Clicked tile but no app started. so went back to screen resolution and changed back to 1280x800. Now Copper works again. So for me the answer is screen resolution.
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  6. #16



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    I've just tried this, and can verify that it is indeed related to screen resolution.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I've tried screen resolution, removing myself from local administrator to administrator, and adding my hotmail account. Still nothing
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  8. #18


    Are you using the local admin account or using the initial account you created during install? I've found that with the local admin account none of the metro apps work..
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8


    I am running windows 8 consumer preview build 8250 64 bit and am running my laptop at native resolution (1366x768) and clicking on third party app like cut the rope causes a black screen with the mouse cursor and a complete freeze after a few seconds requiring me to hold the power button and reboot unless I Windows button+Q and change to something else. Here are my specs

    Model: ASUS N53SN
    RAM: 8GB
    GFX CARD: Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB (primary, secondary is Intel integrated HD graphics)
    Processor: Intel Core i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
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  10. #20


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by loismustdie555 View Post
    I am running windows 8 consumer preview build 8250 64 bit and am running my laptop at native resolution (1366x768) and clicking on third party app like cut the rope causes a black screen with the mouse cursor and a complete freeze after a few seconds requiring me to hold the power button and reboot unless I Windows button+Q and change to something else. Here are my specs

    Model: ASUS N53SN
    RAM: 8GB
    GFX CARD: Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB (primary, secondary is Intel integrated HD graphics)
    Processor: Intel Core i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
    Hi, welcome.

    If you've changed the UAC setting for your user account, set it to default and reboot then test.

    If you did not and that is not the issue, you can let us look over the important aspects of the machine by running the tool as Admin in the top thread of the Crash subforum. Then, make a zip as it shows and attach the zip to a new post here.
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