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Windows 8 metro apps wont launch

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 7

    Windows 8 metro apps wont launch


    i have just started installing some apps on windows 8 pro and they download fine. When i go to launch them they just crash out within a second. I am running 1920x1080p so res shouldnt be a problem

    any ideas
    thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 8
    Win 8 RC


    I have the same issue.

    1. Fresh load on WIN 8 Pro, Metro/Modern apps like News, Mail, Financial, Photos, etc worked for about a day or so, then they won't open. Checked screen resolutoin, UAC, and I am not using any AV outside of Win Defender and Win Firewall.

    2.Reloaded, complete reinstall of Win 8 Pro, same results, apps worked about a day or so then the regular Metro/Modern apps won't open.

    3. Called MS Support and they suggested a WIN 8 Refresh. Did that (it took quite a while) and no change, same apps won't open.

    MS has a problem that seems to be affecting a lot of folks, just not everyone is seems. They make us start with the Metro start page, you would think they would have gotten at least that right for everyone. Anyway, I supposedly will get a call from a level 2 support person tonight, but I am more apt I think to get the solution in Eight Forums someday.
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  3. #3


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by jakedavies8 View Post
    i have just started installing some apps on windows 8 pro and they download fine. When i go to launch them they just crash out within a second. I am running 1920x1080p so res shouldnt be a problem

    any ideas
    thanks

    Hello Jake,

    Here are a few things to check and try.

    All Windows Updates installed.

    If you have a 3rd party AV or Firewall program installed, then uninstall/reinstall it. Sometimes updating it to the lasts version will help if it's not already.

    Double check to make sure that the Windows Firewall service is set to be Running and Automatic.

    If this still doesn't help, then refreshing Windows 8 usually will.


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    windows 7

    Fixed the issue


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jakedavies8 View Post
    i have just started installing some apps on windows 8 pro and they download fine. When i go to launch them they just crash out within a second. I am running 1920x1080p so res shouldnt be a problem

    any ideas
    thanks

    Hello Jake,

    Here are a few things to check and try.

    All Windows Updates installed.

    If you have a 3rd party AV or Firewall program installed, then uninstall/reinstall it. Sometimes updating it to the lasts version will help if it's not already.

    Double check to make sure that the Windows Firewall service is set to be Running and Automatic.

    If this still doesn't help, then refreshing Windows 8 usually will.


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Hi shawn,

    Thanks for the advice, eventually I just did a system refresh. It is annoying that I have to reinstall all of my program's but it did work in the end.

    Thanks again

    Jake
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  5. #5


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Sorry it took a refresh.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8 Pro


    My install was an upgrade from win 7 I have problems with APPS not connecting such as XBOX or GMAPS or the MS Maps just blurs out. Some other apps work. XBox worked once. I Am not going to do a refresh at this point. I have too many programs and settings for large programs. I've been thinking these are problems with the APPs themselves. Microsoft solitaire works but always tells me it can't connect but the game works anyway.

    Windows defender/firewall seems fine.

    How many people are having trouble connecting, with APPS I mentioned?


    Edit : I uninstalled all Nvida and let windows pick the driver. No effect on my APP connecting problems.
    Last edited by rialcnis; 06 Nov 2012 at 03:25.
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