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Metro Apps Crashing

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Metro Apps Crashing


    I installed Windows 8 but I never got to get the Metro Apps working...
    The screen with the logo comes up, but then it just goes to a green screen and then back to the home screen!

    I was suspecting that it had to do with the Video driver or Silverlight.. but I guess not!

    Anyway has an idea?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I'm having a similar problem, whenever I try and launch a metro app, the tile indents to show that I clicked, but then nothing happens. I can launch system applications like Control Panel and Desktop, but none of the apps are working.
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  3. #3


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    WDP 8 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by jborda View Post
    I'm having a similar problem, whenever I try and launch a metro app, the tile indents to show that I clicked, but then nothing happens. I can launch system applications like Control Panel and Desktop, but none of the apps are working.
    Just wondering " Do you have a Windows Live account?" I had the same thing with the tiles at first. Seems like they were updated or something cause they started working?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I do have a live account and I was using it.. I will try again when I get to my machine!

    Thanks for the tip!


    Quote Originally Posted by myzr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jborda View Post
    I'm having a similar problem, whenever I try and launch a metro app, the tile indents to show that I clicked, but then nothing happens. I can launch system applications like Control Panel and Desktop, but none of the apps are working.
    Just wondering " Do you have a Windows Live account?" I had the same thing with the tiles at first. Seems like they were updated or something cause they started working?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    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.
    Last edited by tsiehta; 15 Sep 2011 at 22:48.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I tried with and without a Live Account and the metro apps are still not working....
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    The Contemplator
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    Doncaster, UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    The apps are there on the Metro Start Page of all 3 available downloads, but they only function if the WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer (the largest 4.8GB version) is installed.
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    That's not the case.

    Apps work just as normal on the x86 build (non dev tools build) as well.

    Have mine installed on a physical machine. Apps work...
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    The Contemplator
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    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    What about the x64 build (non dev tools build)? They didn't work on that version when I installed it in VBox. Could it be a limitation of running it as a Virtual Machine? I've not tried the x86 version, although I have downloaded it.
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    Probably the VM. VBox isn't Win 8 supported after all.


    Why I chose to go with a real machine instead of VM - to get as close to working right as possible..
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