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Metro apps keep telling me they are offline

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Metro apps keep telling me they are offline

    Hi folks

    I bought Win 8 Pro today and upgraded from windows 7. When I connect to the internet via the desktop everything works perfectly (connected to home wifi) but whenever I try to launch a metro app I get general issues that I'm not connected to the internet, check my connection and try again... see attached screenshots

    What I've tried
    • creating a new user account
    • creating a new admin account
    • using a local profile
    • using my Hotmail account
    • refreshed the install / lost all programs (will be a pain to reload all)

    when I view the network and sharing centre it doesn't show my active connection (see attached)

    Has anyone came across this?

    I was thinking of trying a clean install, or perhaps using a different connection; phone as modem etc

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails network.png   store.png   weather.png  

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  2. #2

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I used my phone as a modem and that connection showed in the N&S centre and allowed me to use some/most of the Metro apps such as the market, messaging, mail and sky-drive... I'm not exactly sure what this means or how to resolve the issue

    Hope someone can help
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  3. #3

    Go to change adapter settings, disable your network connections, reboot and see whether it resolves. You could also try resetting your Router. HTH.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Cheers for the suggestions dude... sadly no joy

    I'll keep working on it and post my progress / findings here to hopefully help others who might have the same issue in the future.

    *falls asleep on keyboard*
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  5. #5

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro

    I had this issue. I fixed it by disconnecting from my wireless network then reconnecting to it. No idea if it'll stick after reboot, though.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    I had the same issue.
    Here is how I resolved it: I switched user and tried with another profile. Everything worked in the other profile. I went back to my profile, bingo!
    Not sure why and for how long.
    If this does not work, try deleting temporary internet files.
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