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No Maps in Maps App

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    No Maps in Maps App


    The Maps App looks strange on my PC since there is no map. Perhaps there is something about my system specs that would explain it:
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    Hi Ronc. That's strange. All other apps ok?
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    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hi Ronc. That's strange. All other apps ok?
    Also 1)None of the movie trailers play in Videos App. It just produces an error:
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    • Music
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    And 2) In the Sports App, the videos are blocky/pixelated most of the time.

    What seems very odd about this is that previous versions of Windows going all the way back to Windows 95 on a 133 MHz PC using Media Player or Quick Time worked fine. Of course in the old days over dial-up you had to download first. Now I have a 1.86 GHz machine that can still play videos in Media Player, stream them from YouTube or Skype using a 1.5 Mbps connection, but the Video App gives an error message for its own videos and the Sports App is useless due to the blocky videos.
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    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Yes. I tried those solutions a long time ago when I first encountered these app problems. I just went through the trouble shooting app solution again. The apps still have the same problems. I forgot to mention another error I see in the video app when trying to play movie trailers:
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    You probably have, but just to be sure, have you gone into Charms bars > settings on all these apps to make sure all settings are ok? Internet access ok? Help files in the apps? How about uninstall and reinstalling? Sometimes that does the trick. I always recommend reboot after uninstall.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    You probably have, but just to be sure, have you gone into Charms bars > settings on all these apps to make sure all settings are ok? Internet access ok? Help files in the apps? How about uninstall and reinstalling? Sometimes that does the trick. I always recommend reboot after uninstall.
    Yes.
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    Try running scannow at least three times.

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