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Windows 8 apps not opening

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    Windows 8 64bit

    Windows 8 apps not opening


    Hello everyone so yesterday I downloaded Windows 8 evaluation edition and I'm having problems opening some apps. The apps are finance, weather, sports, news, and travel. They open but they load and load then it takes me back to the start screen again. The app stays open but it ever gets to the app it load for a little bit then it takes me back to the start screen again So can anyone help me?

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    Hi. Welcome to the forums, nckfrtg28. Try the troubleshoot option here:

    System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8

    Hope that helps.
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    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64bit


    But I shouldn't need to do that. I just installed it last night and just started using it today.
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    I know. I'm just thinking something didn't load correctly. I suggest to try. What have you got to lose? You're dual booting, correct?
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    Windows 8 64bit


    Yes, I'm dual booting.
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    OK. So what have you decided to do? Whatever it is, please post your results.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    That has happened to me several times, one or two will do it. I launch the App, it goes full screen for a second or two and then disappears without starting and throws me back to the metro Start screen. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the apps. Did the refresh once, didn't help. The only way I could fix them was to reinstall Windows 8. I didn't reinstall just to fix them, but the end result was they worked again. I don't think I've had that problem since I installed the RP, knock on wood.
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    I would follow alphanumeric's advice. He has more experience.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I don't know what to tell you. I was already contemplating doing a reinstall so I only tried the obvious things. I have the same apps installed now and they work fine. I switched from the Consumer Preview to the Release Preview and it hasn't happened again since. I can reinstall from a USB thumb drive in less than an hour so that's what I did. Another hour or so and I have my main programs installed and I'm back in business. I'm dual booting with Windows 7 anyway so I have a backup OS to fall back on. If it ends up being a recurring problem my game plan will change and I won't be in a big hurry to reinstall as a fix.
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