Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Windows 8 Desktop Mode Apps have no access to internet

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Windows 8 Desktop Mode Apps have no access to internet


    i have just discovered my desktop mode is completely dead of internet connection, I cant use utorrent or email etc.
    the metro works fine its just the desktop that's dead. I run wireless

    any ideas??

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    i've just installed windows 8 and got the same problem but my desktop works fine and metro has no internet connection
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    deleted avg and everything is working fine again
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Yes, third party security soft wares are problematic, either you can uninstall them or re-install with the latest updated version.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I just uninstalled AVG but still have the same problem. My HP Laptop is running Windows 8. IE, Netflix, and other APPS that require internet work fine from the APPS page, but once I open Desktop no Internet access using any program, IE, Mozilla, TeamViewer, etc.

    Very frustrating ...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 22
    windows xp 7 and 8.1


    Try this as it worked for what you are complaining about and some other things that I complained about in my thread.

    cannot connect to network to update
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Problem Resloved


    Awesome. Problem Resolved.

    Originally Posted by chev65

    First, this has absolutely nothing to do with IPv6, which by the way, always says no internet access because it's only used internally with Windows at this point. Do not ever disable IPv6 as there are components in Windows that rely on it's functionality.

    This problem is usually from either Winsock or the TCP/IP stack requiring a reset which is a very common problem.

    Run the following two commands one at time, use an elevated command prompt, hit enter after each command "in bold". Then restart your machine.

    netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)

    netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 22
    windows xp 7 and 8.1


    Glad it worked. I asked in my thread what exactly this does and how it fixed my issues but no response. I will keep these commands handy if it happens again!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 Desktop Mode Apps have no access to internet
Related Threads
restarted my laptop to find that instead of all apps opening in metro mode they all now open in desktop mode. anyone know how I can reverse this as I was just getting used to metro mode. many thanks in advance.
I've spent ages scouring Google and trying different things but with no joy and so would appreciate any help! I upgraded my Windows 7 laptop to Windows 8 and none of the apps work and they all show offline. When I open the desktop I can use the internet with no problem. In the network and...
Hi I have installed Windows 8 RP, and everything works fine, except I cannot access internet from metro apps: IE, Store, New, Mail etc. Does not access internet, even though I have access to internet from Desktop? I have tried everything, and googled for hours without any useful result. Does...
Hi all, our laptop is 6 months old (Lenovo G585), it had mcafee security trial which has expired. Last week, I noticed that everytime I opened up my google pin, facebook pin, any pin, it reverted to desktop screen from the tile screen and will launch the site from old fashioned internet...
I've had this laptop for about one week now and I must have hit or turned something off or changed something. For the first number of days when I opened things I would get the black bar at the bottom of the screen to pin sites to and I would go to the top of the screen with my mouse to see...
Hi, all. I tried searching these issues in here but didn't find anything to resolve my problem. I have a 2 part question dealing with Wifi/Internet connections. 1) "Airplane Mode" has been set to "off" using all available methods. However, it decides to turn itself on randomly. How do I prevent...
OK I have searched through this forum to no avail. I upgraded from W7. IE Metro works OK. Chrome works OK from Desktop. IE (Desktop) doesn't have internet access. I have searched the web & found nothing that works. If I go to options, connections, setup - it tells me that I am already...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook