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[Need Help Fix] Metro Apps Keeps Closing Everytime I launch it

Q: [Need Help Fix] Metro Apps Keeps Closing Everytime I launch it

So I just upgraded to windows 10 today, and I was exploring around discovering new things in Windows 10. But a few minutes later when I decided to open the calculator It closes instantly, Even the windows store I was searching for a fix, none of it worked. So please can anyone help me?

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A: [Need Help Fix] Metro Apps Keeps Closing Everytime I launch it

If you have only just upgraded there may be several updates for the metro apps still happening in the background. I would wait a while, try a restart and see if the problem still exists.

http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/52450-need-help-fix-metro-apps-keeps-closing-everytime-i-launch.html
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I realize this is an old post Metro apps closing but it is a current issue for Metro apps closing me I'm writing on my Mac OSX which I haven't had issues with for years nothing major like this anyway We bought our kids Toshiba laptops for Christmas for homeschooling and they both have Windows It's only January and I've had several issues with them The latest is the same as described in the last post quot I have an administrator account and another account It is just a home Metro apps closing desktop My admin account has the issue of any Metro app minimizing after - seconds but the other account is able to access them quot My son's account can access the apps and play Minecraft I was able to access the apps on the Admin account until I installed Uniblue Registry Booster and ran it However I did the same to my daughters computer and it is working fine So I don't think Metro apps closing it is RB I have tried System Restore at different restore points and those didn't work Same problem I tried System Refresh That also didn't work Same problem I'm at a loss of what to do except get my back and save up for a MacBook But any help here would be VERY much appreciated BTW I've been through some computer classes but not anywhere near the level most of you are at I'll let you know if your responses are over my head though Thanks Oh I should also mention that when I go into the app menu most of the tile apps have an X in the bottom right corner When I go to the full menu almost all of them have the word quot error quot after the name including Settings I had to get into Settings another way

A:Metro apps closing

Mate, you mentioned Registry Booster! You've located the problem. As far as I can tell, 95% of people on this forum recommend never using any registry 'booster' (apart from ccleaner), and the number one reason is because it makes a system unstable, and the second is like it: it doesn't actually provide any tangible benefit.

I recommend a system Refresh or a system reset, and failing that, a complete reinstallation.

No defragmenter, reg editor, optimizer, etc. should ever be installed. Upgraded Windows OS's also have SAFE upgraded built-in tools to do the same things as the other guys' stuff (like optimize drives). See Optimize Performance for better speeds.

These are my recommendations, hope they are helpful to you! I really think the only fix for you would be in the tutorials I've suggested (System refresh, and how to optimize performance). Good luck in your quest for the solution!

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/59845-metro-apps-closing.html
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Hello all I don't know if this is intended or not but my Metro apps will only completely close if I use alt f from within the app to close it If I pull the app down from the top with my mouse or Metro closing apps f4 only alt with I go to the switcher right click and click close the only thing that happens is that my Metro apps get removed from the app switcher Metro apps only closing with alt f4 and from the alt tab list Using the task manager I can see that they are still there and still using the same memory that they were before I tried to close them With alt f they disappear from the task manager and I get back the Metro apps only closing with alt f4 memory that they were using Additionally when I close them with pulling down or the switcher when I open them again from the start screen it is as if nothing had happened They still open into whatever state they were in and the splash screen with the app icon doesn't appear again like it would if the app had actually closed and been reopened This definitely seems wrong as all three options to close apps worked in Windows but in Windows only alt f works Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Metro apps only closing with alt f4

Hello The Visitor,

It has changed a bit on how to close an app from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. In Windows 8.1, you will now need to wait until the app flips to show it's tile when you drag it down to close it.

Here are some more ways to close apps in Windows 8.1.

Apps - Close in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/34581-metro-apps-only-closing-alt-f4.html
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A:Photo App and other Metro apps will not launch

Despite spending hours today trying to figure this out, I managed to uninstall the other troubling apps and reinstall them and so far I got the Photo app working.

Hopefully this helps someone else. Uninstall the metro app and reinstall if you moved your user folder.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/19006-photo-app-other-metro-apps-will-not-launch.html
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Also, is it possible to have the live tiles screen visible all times on my 2nd monitor. I use Stardocks Start8 BTW if that helps

A:Closing Metro Apps takes me to desktop

Hello gizbug,

If you are using Windows 8.1 now, then:

You could uncheck the When I sign in or close apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start box from step 4 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to go to your Start screen.
Desktop or Start - When Sign in or Close apps in Windows 8
You could open the Start screen from the taskbar on your 2nd monitor to have it show until you either open the desktop there or drag and drop a desktop window there.

Hope this helps.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/33615-closing-metro-apps-takes-me-desktop.html
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A:Metro apps keep running in the background after closing

Hello Antares,

Yep, when you close an app with the red X on the upper right corner it only suspends the app to the background. When an app is supended, think of it as being placed in standby mode. The app will not use any system resources if suspended. A suspended app will still sit in memory (RAM) until that memory is needed by something else in Windows 8 and is then closed automatically to free the memory. While the app is sitting in memory, it will allow the app to be loaded faster the next time you open it since it's already in memory.

The tutorial below can help show you how to completely close an app though.

Apps - Close in Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/48647-metro-apps-keep-running-background-after-closing.html
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Thanks!

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/30329-metro-apps-closing-when-desktop-mode.html
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A:Windows 8 metro apps wont launch

I have the same issue.

1. Fresh load on WIN 8 Pro, Metro/Modern apps like News, Mail, Financial, Photos, etc worked for about a day or so, then they won't open. Checked screen resolutoin, UAC, and I am not using any AV outside of Win Defender and Win Firewall.

2.Reloaded, complete reinstall of Win 8 Pro, same results, apps worked about a day or so then the regular Metro/Modern apps won't open.

3. Called MS Support and they suggested a WIN 8 Refresh. Did that (it took quite a while) and no change, same apps won't open.

MS has a problem that seems to be affecting a lot of folks, just not everyone is seems. They make us start with the Metro start page, you would think they would have gotten at least that right for everyone. Anyway, I supposedly will get a call from a level 2 support person tonight, but I am more apt I think to get the solution in Eight Forums someday.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/12082-windows-8-metro-apps-wont-launch.html
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Hello!

After a long search, I finally found a solution to the problem where metro apps crash after briefly showing the splash screen.

What did the trick with me was installing the "media pack for the N version of windows 8.1" (if your Windows version would be "N" - didn't know it was the case with my pc). Could also work for Windows 8 probably.

Hope this helps!

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/44913-possible-solution-metro-apps-crashing-launch.html
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A:8.1 Update 1 - Closing Metro Apps Always Sends to Desktop

Crisis averted. You need to go to the taskbar properties and uncheck the box that says "Show Windows Apps on the Taskbar."

Desktop or Start - When Sign in or Close apps in Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/44202-8-1-update-1-closing-metro-apps-always-sends-desktop.html
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A:Windows 8.1: Most Metro Apps crash immediately at launch

I have achieved SOME progress by establishing which apps are broken one by one and then uninstalling and reinstalling them.

I have got most apps to work at first but often they break again (crash at launch as before) or Windows reports that they need to be repaired (have had this with the Weather app a number of times). Another quirk is that often Windows store gave an error (0x80073cf9) while trying to install some apps (e.g. Health & Fitness). After retrying many times, I've been able to install all apps, but it does not feel to be a very stable state as things can break again unexpectedly.

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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/33515-windows-8-1-most-metro-apps-crash-immediately-launch.html
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A:Metro Calendar, Mail and Travel apps won't launch

Hello seatless, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if going through the troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help fix your apps in Windows 8.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/22997-metro-calendar-mail-travel-apps-wont-launch.html
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A:Use Metro Apps As Admin AND Be Able To Sync, d/l Store apps, etc???

Hello Stephen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Setting that security policy below to be enabled will basically just turn the built-in elevated "Administrator" account into an unelevated administator account that requires UAC approval to open or run anything that requires elevated rights to do so.

This would be why you are able to open the Store afterwards, but you would still need to sign into the Store with any Microsoft account to be able to install any "Metro" Store apps.
Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8

You still will not be able to switch the built-in "Administrator" to be a Microsoft account. It can only remain as a local account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/10356-use-metro-apps-admin-able-sync-d-l-store-apps-etc.html
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A:Only Metro app that will launch is Fox News

Hello Duane,

Going through the troubleshooting items listed in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,
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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/22748-only-metro-app-will-launch-fox-news.html
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A:How to keep non metro apps on top of metro UI?

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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/10109-how-keep-non-metro-apps-top-metro-ui.html
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A:Firefox crashes everytime I try to launch it.

First step would be to try starting Firefox in Safe Mode, which is done by holding down the shift key and double-clicking the FF desktop icon. (I think, but don't know, that this will work with a single click if you have a FF icon on the Windows task bar.)

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A:Metro version of IE wont launch

Hello. Browser links pushed in all the other Modern/Metro apps use and opens the immersive (Modern/Metro) IE10. Perhaps this has something to do with it. Please reverse the default setting you did, try to open both, and report back.

http://www.eightforums.com/browsers-mail/23760-metro-version-ie-wont-launch.html
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A:Start Menu flickers/dissapears, apps. wont launch & minimised apps. wont maximise!!

Hi binaryboy, Welcome to TSG!!

Please post a HJT log for us to review.

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Click on Start

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A:Too many Metro Apps

That happened to me today for the first time, probably because it was the first time I had quite a few apps open. I'm getting in the habit of closing down the ones I dont think I'll use again in the immediate future.
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Hi

I use the excellent Classic Shell on windows 8.1 and love it !

Unfortunately, every now and then Apps try to open files when i double click them.

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I'd like to know if/how to remove all traces of Metro Apps from my environment.

Any advice ?

Thanks !

A:Getting rid of Metro Apps

I'm unsure if you can remove all of them. However go to the Start Screen and right-click on each and click on uninstall. The pre-installed one's like Mail, Store, Internet Explorer, etc. may not be able to be uninstalled. Either way, I'd atleast leave the Windows Store one alone. Just like it was needed to get Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, it'll probably be needed for future versions of Windows.





Originally Posted by mpoirier


Hi

I use the excellent Classic Shell on windows 8.1 and love it !

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Also the annoying metro "Start screen" is taking over my desktop from time to time.

I'd like to know if/how to remove all traces of Metro Apps from my environment.

Any advice ?

Thanks !

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Hello IR123,

If you disabled UAC by modifying the EnableLUA DWORD value to 0 (zero) in the registry key below, then that's why. This does not work the same in Windows 8 like it did in Windows 7. Setting EnableLUA to 0 instead of 1 will break Store apps in Windows 8.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

You can use the tutorial below to disable UAC mostly instea, and still have Store apps work.

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Hello InfectionZer0,

What release (DP, CP, or RTM) of Windows 8 are you using?

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A:Certain Metro Apps Not Working

I had a similar problem when installing 8 pro over 7, nothing worked. I contacted Microsoft and they were as usual unhelpful, giving solutions such as checking my timezone, anti-virus etc. In the end I did a full clean install and everything worked luckilt I didn't lose much of anything because all my important app installs/docs/pics etc where on a seperate partition, it's been fine since even though WMC took ages to be activated (not that it would have proven to be a great loss!) and even now Windows still tells me it is not activated but when I follow the link it then tells me the opposite. Anyway thats the only solution I found !

Regards

Ricky

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Hello Matrix,

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this top bar to help clarify.

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A:Broken Metro Apps

Hello Max, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if going through each troubleshooting step in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
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Also I checked the registry. It doesn't seem like Metro UI apps use the registry. I was hoping to delete some settings in the registry.

Bottom line: I am curious how to get the Wikipedia app to come back to life.

A:Reinstall Metro apps?

If you right click a metro app tile (checkmark it) you should see an uninstall option on the toolbar that pops up from the bottom of the screen. Then just go to the app store and install it again.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

and

Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/6890-reinstall-metro-apps.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/7222-apps-wont-open-metro.html
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Hi

Every time I try and install any Metro app I get the error "something happened and this app couldn't be installed. I have read that some users had this problem because the time and date was wrong. mine is correct and was at the time of installation,

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Any ideas would be appreciated

A:Installing Metro Apps

You could try sfc /scannow with : SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
and also try a refresh :Refresh Windows 8
HTH.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/4198-installing-metro-apps.html
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Hello Johnny,

By default, installed apps from the Store are automatically updated. If you like, you could still manually check for app updates, and install any if available and have not already been automatically installed.

Apps - Update in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/34598-metro-apps-updates.html
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anyone has any ideas (the term "outros" means "others" in portuguese!
cant also opens windows store or OneNote or anything! since i'm just about to buy an ssd i'll just probably reinstal everything! just worried this might happen again!

many thanks for your help and merry Christmas!

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Microsoft has made Metro where you have to buy apps through the Windows store, similar to Apple's iOS. The only way you can run Metro apps without downloading them from the Widnwos Store is if you're a developer testing your own app that was developed using Visual Basic 2011 beta.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/5841-metro-styled-apps.html
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Please explain your problem elaborately. Your problem can't be solved just reading what you have posted, can it be?

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/7860-metro-apps-not-working.html
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I thought I could reinstall an app, but the Windows Store won't open either.

Right now, I'm sfc /scannow and hopefully that could work.

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A:Having issues with ALL metro apps

Hello Andy,

Double check to make sure that you have a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 to be able to access the Windows Store and to download and run apps.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/6678-having-issues-all-metro-apps.html
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A:Metro Apps not Opening

Well, the problem is your resolution is too low. It says Generic Non-PnP Monitor because it doesn't have drivers. If you find drivers, everything should start working.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/2453-metro-apps-not-opening.html
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Thanks

A:How to close Metro apps?

Move your cursor to top left corner and close.

Apps - Close in Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/13349-how-close-metro-apps.html
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A:Metro Apps Crashing

is this with all apps ,or just specific ones , on my win8pro dell tower i get some that crashed,but only free on that i have downloaded , ,i just uninstall them ,I haven't had any problems yet! with any of the microsoft pre-installed apps

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A:How to uninstall metro apps

Did you follow the steps to uninstall the Modern Apps per this tutorial, Option 2

Apps - Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 8

Also: clear app history

App History - Delete Usage History in Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/50352-how-uninstall-metro-apps.html
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Hi, could you expand on that please?
You've done a clean install, so presumably you can log in and get to a desktop display.
Can you launch the start menu - left click on bottom left button? What happens?
What happens if you press Win key + X?
What happens if you press Win key + S?
What happens if you press Win key + A?
What happens if you double click on a jpg file?
What happens if you press Win key + X, click command prompt, and enter 'start ms-photos:'? (Without '')

Please post screen shots to illustrate the problem you're experiencing. Thanks.

http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/35052-metro-apps-problem.html
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%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}

Metro Apps - Open from Desktop in Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/3309-disable-metro-but-still-use-apps.html
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A:Grouping Apps in Metro

Hello Martin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to arrange the tiles into groups and to name the groups on the Start screen.

Start Screen Apps - Organize into Groups

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/10098-grouping-apps-metro.html
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Snap an app: Use two apps at the same time - Microsoft Windows
See also:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...same-time.html

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Thanks. For me, the issue is that the smaller app (the one that is 320px) is in most cases too small to be usable and I cannot make it just a little bit bigger. Just far too limited in the ability to adjust to fit your monitors or the size of the application itself. Some things simply don't need to consume the entire screen from top to bottom. With metro, there is nothing I can do about that.

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I'm using Windows 8 Pro from the past month or so. Suddenly, from yesterday, Metro apps won't connect to the Internet. I tried reconnecting, disconnecting and nothing worked. So, I did a clean install and they worked. But, as soon as I updated them, they stopped working. The Apps troubleshooter says I'm not connected to the internet. But, I am connected as I can use everything on the desktop. Please help

A:Metro apps don't work

Hi there!

Are you using the retail edition or Technet edition?

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/10672-metro-apps-dont-work.html
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A:Metro Apps on Desktop?

Hello Retexan,

If you like, you could use the snap views feature in Windows 8.1 to see multiple apps on the same screen.

Snap Views of Apps - How to Use

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/47840-metro-apps-desktop.html
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A:Several Metro Apps Not Opening

Follow the suggestions in this tutorial

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/48290-several-metro-apps-not-opening.html
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Any suggestions?

A:Can't uninstall apps from Metro

Hello Omlet,

Did you uninstall the Store app like in the tutorial below?

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

If so, then you might clear the Store cache to reset the Store to see if that may help.

Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/14282-cant-uninstall-apps-metro.html
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A:Firewalling Metro Apps?

Depends on the firewall/how the firewall is set-up, but yes they can. The Windows firewall doesn't have a particularly user friendly interface, so I use a third party one.

For example, BingMaps (Map.exe) is stored in C:\ program Files\Windows Apps\Microsoft.BingMaps...\Map.exe, which although by default you don't have permission to open the folder, if the firewall is correctly configured will pick up that it's trying to connect to the internet via ports 80 and 443 and depending on the firewall will give you the option to block or allow. The same goes for Windows Store with C:\Windows\Winstore\WSHost.exe and C:\Windows\System32\WWAHost.exe, etc.

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http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/13072-firewalling-metro-apps.html
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When I try to open for example Bing Meteo or Bing Sports, they are opening but not showing the content (each frame is showing an error message).
Finance is not working at all (green screen), I tried to remove and reload the applications but some as Finance are refusing to install.

I guess that I created this mess trying to install a third party firewall.
I tried to turn off firewall (no change in behavior) and to repair with sfc /scannow without success.

Any idea... thanks in advance.

A:Problems with Metro apps

Exept SOME metro aps?

Only one Microsoft accounts is accepted. So you can only hotmail, msn or live account.
When you exit an app using the 'traditional' red cross top right (like I do for more than 20 years) is the old desktop appears.
This was metn to work with Metro App, is'nt is? But back to the Metro screen you have to close by moving your mouse in the upper right and clicking the Start icon or left of your screen on the home screen. So clumsy. That had to be the other way around.
Even if you open a, not yet Metro ready, app such as MS Office 10, then via the desktop. Not really nice.
All in all, the desktop is still too often the screen.
Then the Mail app. How clumsy can you make it! The display of the contents of your email will not fit on the screen! Moving an email, you can not drag, you need to right click and then click the folder where it should go. Cumbersome!! Some accounts are impossible to implement. Folders format of accounts taken over from original accouint. Making an extra folder is not possible. Each email account has therefore a different folder structure. Search old mails is not possible. Mail has been classified as read when you open the account and the e-mail on top.
For if you manage multiple accounts, there is no overview of all received emails.
Gmail account is in a separate map and in a map under Live???? This morning TWO maps for the same GMAIL account.
Emtying a map like Trash, you have to select all mail manualy and hit the trashcan. No button ?mpty Trash!'
Searging mail is not possible.

PDF reader has no print option! So you have to install Adobe again....
Print to PDF is not standard.

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And there is no search option to find an item. Have to back tot the Gmail agenda for that.
Free Games are no longer standard. But you can install Apps Games, but they are all commercially! For a small part to play for free, but every time you want something more is the checkout! I do not like that game, and I certainly do not pay for games I had previously always included and free could play.
Why is nobody complaining about these items?

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/13593-problems-metro-apps.html
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I have spend some time now to find out how to quit the new Metro Apps normally - Means don't shut them down using task Manager.

Thanks in Advance

Sincerely yours Oblomow

A:How to quit those Metro Apps

They go into "suspended" mode after you go back to whatever you were doing earlier and would presumably kill themselves if ignored long enough, only they dont.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/2312-how-quit-those-metro-apps.html
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A:Metro Apps Won't Open

I am having the same exact problem

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A:Windows 8 apps (Metro)

Here is my list of must have Metro apps:

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/16777-windows-8-apps-metro.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/10610-paying-metro-apps.html
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My internet works fine except so I don't know what the problem is. I've also tried refreshing Windows 8 and resetting my router.

Any ideas?

Here's a profile of my net connection profile if it helps in anyway (found in Windows Powershell with the get-netconnectionprofile command) -

Name : Network
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InterfaceIndex : 12
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A:Some Metro Apps not launching

If you have anti-virus software installed, make sure you update to the latest version.

Also try changing your DNS servers.

I had to do both to get my metro apps working, and get them to use my network.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/11203-some-metro-apps-not-launching.html
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Thanks for your help ! (and sorry for my English )

A:Metro apps don't working

I've only ever had one app crash on me. It worked again after re-opening it. Since then, no problems.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/4423-metro-apps-dont-working.html
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A:Metro apps won't load

You could try a Refresh using this Tutorial:
Refresh Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/4143-metro-apps-wont-load.html
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even if i play music from itunes or produce system sounds, it won't work. already went through the device manager and everything is perfectly functioning except that no sound will come out from the speakers.

what could be the problem in here?

if i reboot the system, the start up sounds will be there again but will eventually stop sounding after some time..

help, please...

thanks in advance.

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Close Threshold for Metro Apps is a must-have tool for all Windows 8 users. It allows you to improve ways of Metro apps closing. You will able to do much smaller mouse movements/touch "swipes" to close any app.







Source

A Guy

http://www.eightforums.com/customization/8343-close-threshold-metro-apps.html
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A:Drag Metro Apps to second monitor?

Originally Posted by fuzzyreets


Hi folks. Any way to drag the metro apps that show up in the main screen to my secondary screen? THanks.



At this time the Metro start page and Metro applications will only run on one monitor, you may, however, choose which of your monitors to use. Other monitors will display the traditional desktop.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/6057-drag-metro-apps-second-monitor.html
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But.. Some do.

Example: Minesweeper works, but won't "login" to xbox live.
But, the store app, flashes up, drops back to start.

At one point, when doing all the installs and uninstalls, I disabled UAC, but when done, re-enabled it.

Would Avast Internet security mess with metro (or whatever it's called now) apps?

A:Metro apps stopped working? Not all tho.

It was AVAST Internet Security.

BE careful uninstalling. It has keyboard hooks that don't uninstall......

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/8793-metro-apps-stopped-working-not-all-tho.html
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A:Windows 8, Metro, Apps and Games

You can get the Windows 7 games fr Windows 8, see here: Windows 7 Game Pack on Windows 8

Also, if you install Classic Shell (free) or Start8 ($4.99) then you can have the Start button as it was in Windows 7 and boot directly to the Desktop. You can still play with Metro stuff but it's not forced on you.

Windows 7 Gadgets are also available if you want them: 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/30640-windows-8-metro-apps-games.html
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I don't remember what games are in Consumer Preview.
As to Win 8 Release Preview, there are no games available.... except the XBox Live.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/6790-how-do-i-transfer-win-8-dp-metro-apps-win8-cp-rp.html
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A:Help with metro apps not working, (found possible cause)?

Originally Posted by Drathian


On my upgrade install they work fine until i run the following commands which I almost always do after a semi-fresh upgrade:

1) sfc /scannow
2) secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose
net localgroup users myusername /add

Somehow this must break permissions or something; and make the rpc server timeout, i've yet to find a solution, and would rather not do another upgrade install nor esp a refresh.

Surprisingly running the following command in both C:\windows\system32 and C:\windows\syswow64 does not produce the broken metro apps so I am a little lost with what is causing this:

1) For /F %s in ('dir /b *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %s



I would strongly suggest you stop doing at least the second item:

How do I restore security settings to a known working state?





Beginning with Windows Vista, the method to apply the security during operating system setup changed. Specifically, security settings consisted of settings defined in deftbase.inf augmented by settings applied by the operating installation process and server role installation. Because there is no supported process to replay the permissions made by the operating system setup, the use of the ?secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose? command line is no longer capable of resetting all security defaults and may even result in the operating system becoming unstable.



You're probably (unknowingly) breaking something that made sense in 2001 with NT+PlugAndPlay (aka WinXP), but nowadays will very likely break things. Also, running regsvr32 on a directory like system32 isn't necessarily a good idea either, as not everything in there should be registered that way, and could mess with the settings that setup had otherwise configured for that component in the registry.

I can't think of a good reason why you'd do either of those things by default either, honestly. Those are all very archaic things that you haven't needed to do for at least 6 or so years now.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/12513-help-metro-apps-not-working-found-possible-cause.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/13737-metro-apps-dual-screen.html
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Hiya,

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Need advice ASAP

I just need to get the Windows 8 App store working, is there an installation file which i can use to reinstal it?

A:Metro Apps not working after migrating From HDD to SSD

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Take a look at page 99.
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/Common/in...uide_en-us.pdf

You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/15957-metro-apps-not-working-after-migrating-hdd-ssd.html
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Hey,

I am new to Windows 8. I kinda like the Modern UI, but sadly now every time I open a Modern App it crashes to Desktop and I have to launch it a second time for it to work ....

I completely disabled UAC and Windows Firewall as I hate them totally annoying. I read on here that UAC is REQUIRED to run Modern Apps ... I can safely say it is NOT the case coz I re-enabled it to no avail still same annoying issue xD

The weird thing is that they work great when I run them from Stardock's Start8 menu ... But if I try to run them from Modern UI they simply just crash xD

I tried every single "Solution" posted here and M$ support community to no avail ....

Any ideas ?

A:Weird Metro Apps Issue

UAC needs to be set to Medium for apps to work correctly.

Make sure a third-party anti-virus program is not hampering your apps.

Make sure that Stardock program is windows 8 compatible

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/12231-weird-metro-apps-issue.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/33574-cant-access-any-metro-apps-pc-settings.html
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A:allowing space between metro apps?

Hi there pakZ, und ein sehr guten Tag gew?nscht!

Actually....you already provided the answer yourself ==>






i know there's some sort of workaround by using oblytile and creating "blank" app tiles with a proper snippet of the metro background as tile icon; but that's gonna become rather feasible when you're switching around wallpapers or apps more often, so i'd like to avoid it if possible.




It is not (yet) possible to influence the position of the tiles in Start, except via the workaround as described in the quote. Perhaps the Blue update, beeing released this summer, will bring more modification options. We will see!

Greetz,

Rover

http://www.eightforums.com/customization/24058-allowing-space-between-metro-apps.html