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Solved Windows 8, Metro, Apps and Games


JA12

New Member
Ireland

Posts
7
#1
I've had to buy a new laptop, unfortunately it came with Windows 8, now don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those who resist all change, but I'm having a serious problem...

Windows 8 assumes that everyone has a decent internet connection, and everything, but EVERYTHING in Metro does everything by downloading and is interactive with the internet.

I live in rural Ireland, and as far as the internet goes, we are barely out of 1985 internet speeds. This means that Metro Apps are intensely frustrating, I've so far spent hours waiting for the simplest things to load.

My main grievance is that ALL games, books etc are interactive, there is absolutely NO WAY I can use, for example the "Solitaire Collection", which appears to be one of the simpler Apps. Every time I open an App, I just get the screen filled with the same icon/colour as the App icon, and then it stays like that for hours. I'm presuming something is supposed to happen other than that.

I tried downloading and running the classic solitaire games, but those won't run under Windows 8, even using Compatibility, they all complain that Vista.Emulation.dll is missing, I put that in, it won't register, and they still don't work.

Is there any known workaround for this? I need games as executables not as Apps. I'd be perfectly happy with the standard game that came with Windows 7!

:cry: HELP?????

I've been "promised" by Eircom that they are going to install high speed phone lines since 2002 (within 5 weeks/months etc), but that's never going to happen, we've still got the loose twisted copper wire that won't take ISDN.

I tried posting this in the Microsoft Community forum, but it refused to Submit...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy m6
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A10-5750M Accelerated Processor
    Motherboard
    8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
    Memory
    8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton (trial) then AVG

Ztruker

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VIP Member
Guru
#2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

JA12

New Member
Ireland

Posts
7
#3
Putting back the Start button was the first thing I did...

The majority of the time I'm developing, using Visual Studio, XAMPP, SQL-Server, PHPMyAdmin etc...

Thanks for the links...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy m6
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A10-5750M Accelerated Processor
    Motherboard
    8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
    Memory
    8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton (trial) then AVG

JA12

New Member
Ireland

Posts
7
#4
The link to the Games for windows 8 is broken "This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader."...

If anyone has a copy of the rar, I'd be a very grateful recipient of it...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy m6
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A10-5750M Accelerated Processor
    Motherboard
    8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
    Memory
    8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton (trial) then AVG

alphanumeric

slightly off center
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#5
You can turn the live tiles off. That will save some bandwidth until you actually launch one. Or just uninstall them if you think you will never use it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

Ztruker

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#6
I'm uploadeding Microsoft Games for Windows 8 v1.2.zip to my Dropbox account. You can download it from my Public folder here when it's done uploading, about 10 minutes.

** LINK REMOVED **

Download Microsoft Games for Windows 8 v1.2.zip

Edit: New link to my Public Dropbox folder, not direct link to the download zip file.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

JA12

New Member
Ireland

Posts
7
#7
Can you email me please?

I can't PM you as for some reason I don't have permission to do this...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy m6
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A10-5750M Accelerated Processor
    Motherboard
    8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
    Memory
    8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton (trial) then AVG

Ztruker

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Guru
#8
Corrected link so it points to my Public Dropbox folder. You should be able to download now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

JA12

New Member
Ireland

Posts
7
#9
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy m6
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A10-5750M Accelerated Processor
    Motherboard
    8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
    Memory
    8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton (trial) then AVG

Ztruker

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VIP Member
Guru
#10
You're welcome, glad I could help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

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