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Problems with Metro apps

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
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    Problems with Metro apps


    I am using W8 Pro (French + US) retail. Clean install. Activated. UAC on. No driver issue.
    System is working correctly except some Metro apps.
    Metro applications pinned are updating correctly, all seems to work. Mail, explorer are working flowless.
    When I try to open for example Bing Meteo or Bing Sports, they are opening but not showing the content (each frame is showing an error message).
    Finance is not working at all (green screen), I tried to remove and reload the applications but some as Finance are refusing to install.

    I guess that I created this mess trying to install a third party firewall.
    I tried to turn off firewall (no change in behavior) and to repair with sfc /scannow without success.

    Any idea... thanks in advance.
    Last edited by MarcelBidon; 19 Nov 2012 at 04:52.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 and 8


    Exept SOME metro aps?

    Only one Microsoft accounts is accepted. So you can only hotmail, msn or live account.
    When you exit an app using the 'traditional' red cross top right (like I do for more than 20 years) is the old desktop appears.
    This was metn to work with Metro App, is'nt is? But back to the Metro screen you have to close by moving your mouse in the upper right and clicking the Start icon or left of your screen on the home screen. So clumsy. That had to be the other way around.
    Even if you open a, not yet Metro ready, app such as MS Office 10, then via the desktop. Not really nice.
    All in all, the desktop is still too often the screen.
    Then the Mail app. How clumsy can you make it! The display of the contents of your email will not fit on the screen! Moving an email, you can not drag, you need to right click and then click the folder where it should go. Cumbersome!! Some accounts are impossible to implement. Folders format of accounts taken over from original accouint. Making an extra folder is not possible. Each email account has therefore a different folder structure. Search old mails is not possible. Mail has been classified as read when you open the account and the e-mail on top.
    For if you manage multiple accounts, there is no overview of all received emails.
    Gmail account is in a separate map and in a map under Live???? This morning TWO maps for the same GMAIL account.
    Emtying a map like Trash, you have to select all mail manualy and hit the trashcan. No button Émpty Trash!'
    Searging mail is not possible.

    PDF reader has no print option! So you have to install Adobe again....
    Print to PDF is not standard.

    The calendar app... About the layout one can discuss, but there are plenty of examples of clearly calendars. Right above you can enter a title. Which is visible in the agenda, among you a Message Add that is not visible in the calendar until you click on the message and open. But then you can also 'Where' form. That is also visible. It is not always a meeting that is held at a certain place that you put in your diary! Sometimes it is a reminder as 'Call Piet' or 'Look after payement'! But much worse is that the message can be set to be repeated daily, weekly, etc. But nowhere can you specify how much time should be or what date!
    And there is no search option to find an item. Have to back tot the Gmail agenda for that.
    Free Games are no longer standard. But you can install Apps Games, but they are all commercially! For a small part to play for free, but every time you want something more is the checkout! I do not like that game, and I certainly do not pay for games I had previously always included and free could play.
    Why is nobody complaining about these items?
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    If you are in France, make sure to use France as regional setting.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by hmroep View Post
    Exept SOME metro aps?.......

    .......Why is nobody complaining about these items?
    They do -> In the proper threads. There are plenty. I think this man posted here looking for a solution, not to read someone's complaints. Geez.....
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 and 8


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hmroep View Post
    Exept SOME metro aps?.......

    .......Why is nobody complaining about these items?
    They do -> In the proper threads. There are plenty. I think this man posted here looking for a solution, not to read someone's complaints. Geez.....
    'This man' just does not understand all positive posts about a system that is not working 100%. After all previous versions you may expect an almost perfect system. My first computer was a Commodore 64, and I learned to work with all systems after that. Windows 8 is a step back!
    But I seem to be the only one that has a problem with it. Solutions for my 'problems' however are not offered yet!
    I do not look for solutions overhere, just hope to start a discussion about this item....
    I really hoped that Windows with version 8 launched a system that looks like software on a iPad, but than without all kind of limitations. And now Windows 8 has the same limitations....


    By the way, I am in the Netherlands. Do not think the French version is better or worse than the Dutch one.
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    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by hmroep View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hmroep View Post
    Exept SOME metro aps?.......

    .......Why is nobody complaining about these items?
    They do -> In the proper threads. There are plenty. I think this man posted here looking for a solution, not to read someone's complaints. Geez.....
    'This man' just does not understand all positive posts about a system that is not working 100%. After all previous versions you may expect an almost perfect system. My first computer was a Commodore 64, and I learned to work with all systems after that. Windows 8 is a step back!
    But I seem to be the only one that has a problem with it. Solutions for my 'problems' however are not offered yet!
    I do not look for solutions overhere, just hope to start a discussion about this item....
    I really hoped that Windows with version 8 launched a system that looks like software on a iPad, but than without all kind of limitations. And now Windows 8 has the same limitations....


    By the way, I am in the Netherlands. Do not think the French version is better or worse than the Dutch one.
    My problem is not to discuss the design of the new interface (good, fair or bad) or of W8.
    I have a problem that is probably linked with Policies, Autorisations, firewall rules or wrong keys in register.
    I am trying to fix it without making a refresh or a reinstall.

    I tried with both setting French and US. It is working the same except the applications available in the store.
    (App Store is working in both cases).
    I have not built-in applications that are working. Main problem is related to Bing family applications (Finance, Meteo...).
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  7. #7


    PDF Reader has print option, Ctrl+P.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by hmroep View Post
    PDF reader has no print option! So you have to install Adobe again....
    Print to PDF is not standard.
    Second post I have to do today about this. . YOU CAN PRINT FROM THE READER just open the device in the charm menu or use the short key......


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    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 and 8


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    PDF Reader has print option, Ctrl+P.
    So I have to learn all key commands to? Why not a printoption in the menu?
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    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by hmroep View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    PDF Reader has print option, Ctrl+P.
    So I have to learn all key commands to? Why not a printoption in the menu?

    Ask Sinofsky if you can catch him

    it's in the charm menu, if you want to use Windows 8, get use to the charm menu. it's the way it work with metro apps, you have to use the charm menu. Windows 8 is build with mainly the phones and tablets in mind, and peoples with phone don't print too much. So we return to square 1, Windows 8 is not friendly to desktop users.
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