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Apps Won't Launch


johndw20

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#1
I have installed the ioWin8 Dev Preview on a HP Mini 210-1000 (twice) and it appears to install without issue but from the Metro UI almost all of the applications cannot be launched. Windows Explorer and Control Panel are the only ones that will launch, though the others do react visibly to being clicked on and they can be manually rearranged using the mouse and dragging.

Is there a Service that needs to be started or a configuration setting I am missing??
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Mini 210-1000
    CPU
    Intel Atom 166GHz
    Memory
    1GB

brummyfan

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#2
Try right clicking an application, click advanced at the bottom right corner and click run, this is another way of starting Apps.
No, you don't need any services to be started, the above method is for opening from Apps window.
EDIT: You could also try "Refresh" with this Tutorial:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2293-refresh-windows-8-a.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

johndw20

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#3
Odd results

Thanks for the reply and suggestion. Right clicking has a different effect than you described. A check mark appears at the top right of the app in question, and at the bottom of the screen three opriotns are presented: Smaller, Uninstall, and Unpin.

Does that provide any clues?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Mini 210-1000
    CPU
    Intel Atom 166GHz
    Memory
    1GB

Avalon

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#4
Ah, so you are specifically talking about the Metro apps, and not regular start shortcuts?
You may want to try this.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64
    CPU
    i7 950 3.06GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage III
    Memory
    G Skill 4GB DDR3 2000MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX570 1.25GB DDR5
    PSU
    Antec ATX TruePower 750W
    Case
    Antec Lanboy Air Red

brummyfan

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#5
If you right click large icons, you get those options, the smaller icons will have advanced and pin/unpin options. Capture1001.JPG Untitled1002.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

johndw20

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#6
Something is definitely wrong with my installation as I have followed the instructions for creating the application folder on my desktop, worked like a charm and non-metro apps launch fine but metro apps do not launch.

Equally I have tried right clicking on both large and small icons and the advanced options item does not appear.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Mini 210-1000
    CPU
    Intel Atom 166GHz
    Memory
    1GB

brummyfan

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#7
If you have any important docs or pics, back them up and try a "Reset" and see whether it helps.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Capt.Jack Sparrow

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#8
I have installed the ioWin8 Dev Preview on a HP Mini 210-1000 (twice) and it appears to install without issue but from the Metro UI almost all of the applications cannot be launched. Windows Explorer and Control Panel are the only ones that will launch, though the others do react visibly to being clicked on and they can be manually rearranged using the mouse and dragging.

Is there a Service that needs to be started or a configuration setting I am missing??
Hello there!

What is your screen resolution? It should be above 1024x768 check this article Fix: Metro Tiles are not responding in Windows 8 | The Windows Club
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7

ilham

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1
#9
I have installed the Windows 8 Pro on a HP Mini 110-4100, but from the Metro App applications cannot be launched because the resolution. I have change the resolution to 1024 x 768 but the metro app can't be open too and after that my notebook restart. Please your help master...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8