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My non-working APPS fixed without a Refresh!!

  1. #31


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I am also having the same problem. I had the same problem on my other laptop and I was forced to perform a refresh. But I don't consider a factory reset (refresh) to be a genuine solution. Something is fundamentally wrong with windows live tiles and the Windows app store.

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  2. #32


    is there a fix to this issue yet?
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  3. #33


    Macau
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    most of the apps that came with the system dont work for me , wheather , mail , calender .. i dont know if its because im using a local acount and i need to log into a ms account or what is going on ... but i also dont have much time to mess with the system and i dont really need them ..

    i will do a quick test turning all services to automatic and see what hapands
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  4. #34


    yes... you are right... I am getting too tired looking for solutions for the failed Apps.... I don't use them anyway....
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  5. #35


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    This one makes me question even more the fact that my WD MYBook was grunged simply because I swapped out a dual-boot drive and a Windows 8 single-boot drive.

    Methinks Microsoft let Windows 8 out the gate ahead of time just like it did Vista.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Methinks Microsoft let Windows 8 out the gate ahead of time just like it did Vista.
    maybe just a bit,but !just like with Vista ,not everyone had the same problems with Vista,and with win8 you people are having ,my 5 year old laptop with Vista has never had a problem ,still running the original install ,my win8 install[since August 18/2012] on this tower had a couple of problem with some free apps i got fro the Store ,i just deleted them ,all pre-installed apps work just fine for me i have only a few issues with it but sorted them to
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  7. #37


    Thanks for posting this help, rialcnis. Although I don't have such problems, I learned something that I may be able to help others or myself at some later time.

    Is there any hint to as why these services are being shut off? AV perhaps? Related to in place upgrade? Just curious.
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  8. #38


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Methinks Microsoft let Windows 8 out the gate ahead of time just like it did Vista.
    maybe just a bit,but !just like with Vista ,not everyone had the same problems with Vista,and with win8 you people are having ,my 5 year old laptop with Vista has never had a problem ,still running the original install ,my win8 install[since August 18/2012] on this tower had a couple of problem with some free apps i got fro the Store ,i just deleted them ,all pre-installed apps work just fine for me i have only a few issues with it but sorted them to
    Yep, and that's my point . . . the problems don't crop up the same for everyone.

    I've been using computers since the DOS days. I'm not a guru, but . . .

    Remember Windows ME? It ran great on the computer I built with current technology (back then), but once I decided I wanted more oomph and started to upgrade the computer, ME kind of . . . well . . . it had served me well and XP had been released, so . . .

    Fast forward to the Vista beta and ultimate release . . . we BTs told Microsoft it wasn't quite ready, but weren't listened to, so . . . although I only had minor problems and didn't have the big problems others had . . .

    Then up jumps the beta of Windows 7 and from the get-go, even in "just out of alpha", I had no problems with Windows 7. Like XP, it just worked. Windows 7 turned out to be what Vista should have been.

    And now, we see a repeat of the problems with Windows ME and Windows Vista, more or less. What I see down the line is that Windows 7 will be the new Windows XP. We'll have to pry their cold dead fingers off it.

    Does that mean I'm giving up on Windows 8? Heck no! I will whip this puppy into line like it should be. Other than the problem of Windows 8 hosing my WD MyBook (I successfully got my data from it), I haven't had the problems others have had.

    Then again, the only change I've made to Win 8 so far is to build my Quick Launch Bar, which I do on every new OS. (Good grief! Have I been through that many changes in operating systems?!?) I've tried a couple of things in the March PCWorld, but both failed miserably, so I'm not going back there! I will try more "fixes" because I don't like the "metro" (or whatever they're calling it now) UI. I want to be able to open a program or file the easy way, not jump through three, four and five steps to do so.

    Well, enough . . . as I said, I'm not giving up on Windows 8.
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