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Help with metro apps not working, (found possible cause)?

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  1. #11


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ambellina635 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rialcnis View Post
    Some of the APPS that do NOT work:

    The Weather that came installed, which I just uninstalled and reinstalled still does not work. It says I am in London (I'm in CA)...but the app wont load past the spinning progress circle.

    Maps that came with the install, loads and recognizes where I live in California but the MAPS is very fuzzy and when I zoom in it just blurs.

    XBOX/GAMES just spinning to log in but cannot, even though I can log in fine on the XBOX website. (No XBOX hardware)

    Netflix
    just spins indefinitely

    Amazon takes me to sign in screen but when I click sign-in with my Amazon info it either clears the password or tell me wrong combination username password and I know it is correct.

    IHeart Radio...the white screen comes up and says "registering device" with the progress circle spinning, but stays like that indefinitely.

    Red Karaoke Spins never loads.

    CW Television...come up but says "got error" in upper left corner.
    You are experiencing all the exact issues I am as well. I've just given up on them working and decided to hope that Microsoft will fix the issue eventually.

    I hope this doesn't drag out long.

    I can't find any real MS answers for this.

    I hope they send us a fix that cures it.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro MCE x64


    Ok, I finally fixed it the second to worst hard way. I did an inplace upgrade (not supported by MS, different from a refresh or reset) of WIN8MCE to WIN8PRO, which required me changing a registry key (thankfully that simple), and after two evenings have everything working without spending the 20+ hours it would take me to reinstall/configure everything from scratch.

    Not going to touch those two commands especially the secedit unless i'm making my own database (unlikely though i did learn how).

    sfc /scannow, anyone with like a virtual machine version bored enough with a saved state to test to see if running it causes the metro apps to break?

    Thanks you.

    I'm thinking those two commands change more then just what I thought, so going to stay away from permissions reseting for now, until something reliable comes around.

    I guess the old addage if it ain't broke don't fix it, (or break it). lol
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  3. #13


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    Glad you were able to get the issues fixed Drathian. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to carry out your fix. It's very sad that something was released like this...especially when the new metro tiles were the major focus point of the OS. But I will just wait and see if there's a fix issued. I really have grown to like Windows8 very much despite this problem.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Drathian View Post
    Ok, I finally fixed it the second to worst hard way. I did an inplace upgrade (not supported by MS, different from a refresh or reset) of WIN8MCE to WIN8PRO, which required me changing a registry key (thankfully that simple), and after two evenings have everything working without spending the 20+ hours it would take me to reinstall/configure everything from scratch.

    Not going to touch those two commands especially the secedit unless i'm making my own database (unlikely though i did learn how).

    sfc /scannow, anyone with like a virtual machine version bored enough with a saved state to test to see if running it causes the metro apps to break?

    Thanks you.

    I'm thinking those two commands change more then just what I thought, so going to stay away from permissions reseting for now, until something reliable comes around.

    I guess the old addage if it ain't broke don't fix it, (or break it). lol

    I am right in understanding that you are saying (theorizing) it was the scan itself that broke your APPS?

    If possible, could be more specific in what you did to fix it? Was it just modifying a registry key?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro MCE x64


    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Window NT\CurrentVersion

    changed the key:

    EditionID

    from:

    ProfessionalWMC

    to:

    Professional

    Allows me to run the installer and re-upgrade windows (windows 8 mce to windows 8 pro) while keeping my file and settings, just to be safe I ran control panel and removed windows components media center. Then after it was done i reinstalled the media center key.

    *Yeah i'm thinking for some people the sfc /scannow isn't stable in this version of windows.*
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  6. #16


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Given that's no longer the way to do it, perhaps . Dism /online /Cleanup-Image (/CheckHealth, /ScanHealth, or /RestoreHealth) is what you should be using.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8 Pro


    Hi,

    Today I spent 3 hours on the phone with Microsoft about the APPS not working. Finally it was solved without a refresh!! The solution was a real trial and error.

    I will make a new thread in this forums with details. All my APPS are now working.
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