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Solved No Live Tiles in Windows Dev. Preview?


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#1
I installed the Windows 8 developer preview yesterday and I love it! However, I do not have any "Live" tiles on my start screen despite me setting up the install with a Hotmail/live account. I don't have mail, photos, etc...

I have searched all over the place for them and cannot find them. Either locally via search (in apps, files, etc...), or downloadable online. I even downloaded the Live essentials pack and installed mail and that did not have a tile/app for the start screen. :(

Is it just me, or have these "Live tiles/apps" not been released yet?

Any insight would be deeply appreciated. Thanks!

:D
 

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#3
Thanks

I deeply appreciate your response. However, that thread deals with apps not opening, or crashing.

My issue is I don't have certain "Live apps".

Again, any help would be deeply appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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#4
Also one there too -

http://www.eightforums.com/windows-...metro-ui-apps-do-not-work-my-old-netbook.html

Not everything is included in this dev preview 8102 build. Some things are missing on purpose, so it may be the case in your apps.

Store doesn't work, Windows Media Center isn't included yet, etc....


Here, from the Windows 8 blog -

NOTE: The preview build does not include every feature shown this morning. Shown but not in the Developer Preview release include the Windows Store, Windows Live Metro style apps, and some of the user interface features. The focus of the preview is the API and development tools for building Metro style apps.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/13/welcome-to-windows-8-the-developer-preview.aspx
 

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Thanks, Airbot!

However, I don't have a problem opening or closing apps at all on the start screen. My problem is I don't have the mail, photos, calendar etc... available. I'm using a pretty powerful machine with a 22 inch widescreen monitor.

Again, thanks!


Ahhhhh. That makes sense. Thanks a ton, Airbot. You rock!
 

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#6
Check my post above, I updated it.
 

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    XXX rated
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    Huh?
    Monitor(s) Displays
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    Sure isn't easy driving.
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Thanks!

Thanks, Airbot!

I deeply appreciate it.

Well, I guess I'll have to wait for the beta. :cry:
 

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    Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHZ
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    Asus Maximus Formula
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    Geforce GTS 8800 512 OC

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#8
Yep.
 

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  • OS
    LCARS
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Monkey Trainer Extraordinaire
    CPU
    My toilet habits are a private matter, thanks.
    Motherboard
    She finds stuff to do.
    Memory
    Not that I can recall.
    Graphics Card(s)
    XXX rated
    Sound Card
    Huh?
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitors are lizards.
    Screen Resolution
    I haven't found one yet.
    Hard Drives
    Sure isn't easy driving.
    PSU
    Again, toilet habits are a private matter.
    Case
    Pending
    Cooling
    2 ice cubes.
    Keyboard
    Nar, it has other key friends.
    Mouse
    Cat
    Internet Speed
    Warp 9.9

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