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Why aren't my system metro apps working?

Q: Why aren't my system metro apps working?

Here's the problem:
I have a pc which is running windows 8.1 and my system metro apps are not working. The live tiles of system apps like mail, calender, people, news etc are completely blank and title of these live tiles are also unusual like "" and when i click on it the app starts and suspends in background and when i revoke it using task manager it again suspends. Please help!! I'm tired of this. I dont want to reset my pc as i have some important data and dont have enough time to back it up. Also there is an exception the store metro app works with proper live information. Other metro apps do work like vlc, wikipedia, etc.

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A: Why aren't my system metro apps working?

Please can anybody help?
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A:Certain Universal Apps aren't working

For App licensing see:

Package licences gets archived then re-installed (per lease activation) - not sure how long each lease lasts tho'.

eg: Onenote entry on 21 June ( 2 months after initial install)

The license with Id 8ce3d3dd-a4c7-6c38-5fde-1f9f5df98807 has been archived successfully. PFM if available:

Application license successfully installed.
User Id (if available): NULL
License Id: 8ce3d3dd-a4c7-6c38-5fde-1f9f5df98807
Associate Id: 8ce3d3dd-a4c7-6c38-5fde-1f9f5df98807
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am trying to open word hunt but its not working. not one of the tiles do anything when i click them..

A:Metro Apps not working

Please explain your problem elaborately. Your problem can't be solved just reading what you have posted, can it be?
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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.
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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 !


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What you may need to do is go into "Setting" and do a recovery. Not really sure what could be causing this problem. How long have you had Win 8 installed, and was it working prior to this problem.
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I am having somewhat of an odd issue. When I launch a Metro app, it will show the 'app start screen' but then immediately close. It would appear that the process is still running because I can see it, and others attempted, in the running Metro apps area (top left, mouse down). I recently completely disabled UAC but then re-enabled it to get them to work. I now know that it is not a UAC issue because I have seen the error about it not being enabled. I do believe however, that disabling may have started this issue.

Any tips?

Thanks in advance!

A:Metro Apps not working

Hello InfectionZer0,

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

The issue with UAC having to be turned on to the default level for Metro apps to run has been fixed in the RTM release though.
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A:Metro Apps stop working one by one

Hello Jimbin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, before doing a refresh or reset of Windows, you could see if the items listed in the tutorial below may be able to help get your apps working again.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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If anyone else has any ideas please share.
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A:metro apps quit working

There might be an update for the apps. Check the store. All of mine had an update available but that could've just been because I did a new fresh install today
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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......
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A:Windows 8.1 Metro Apps Not Working...

Hello Ekansh,

Here's a list of troubleshooting steps that will hopefully help with this.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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A:Metro Apps not working after migrating From HDD to SSD


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.

You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
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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.
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A:Be Admin and keep Metro apps working

Hello Carneiro, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm sorry, but Metro Store apps will not work in an elevated account, and/or when you disable UAC by having EnableLUA set to 0.

This is an either or setting. There's no way to have both with Store apps working.
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A:Internet working on browser but not metro apps

From what I've read about this problem you should be able to reset winsock and tcp/ip and fix this problem.

Also, certain anti virus software's can cause this problem like AVG, in which case you would need to uninstall them using the special tool.

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netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)

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Refresh Windows 8
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Hello Jamie,

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

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spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:1
+ powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (powershell:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

WIndows Firewall is on -

Not sure how to fix -
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A:Metro apps stop working, tiles black out!

If you can, right click on the app and on the bottom, click on uninstall and do it for both of them.

Go back to the Store, right click on the screen, you'll see an option My Apps. Just re-install those 2.
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A:Windows metro apps not working and Virus/Firefox!! HELP!

Hello BillyTech95,

You probably has viruses in your PC and they prevent you to start metro apps and changes firefox to become your default browser.

Downloads Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and run a threat scan and deletes everything it found:

If the problem still persists, downloads AdwCeaner and run a scan:

Run a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware if AdwCleaner and MBAM doesn't solve your problem:

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A:Customized User Profile Issue - Metro Apps not working

I'm not sure, that registry keys will do the trick. AFAIK it's a security issue. Apps are storing some data in user profile - and this requires access rights to trusted level low. Moving user profiles doesn't grants this trusted level to the target folder.

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A:Recover Win 8 Metro tiles/apps without doing a system reset?

As it's quick to try, first discharge the motherboard components like this:Turn off computer and remove power plug. Remove main battery too if it's a laptop. Before putting it back together hold the Power Off/On button for at least 20 seconds. This procedure has been known to unstick things at odd times.Otherwise there are quite a few hits in Google (use "metro tiles missing Windows 8"). Here are a couple of different approaches: pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks
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A:Windows 10 Start Menu, metro apps, and taskbar icons not working

Right click the start button and click on Programs and Features. (It's at the top.)
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A:did system restore and now certain programs aren''t working

Go to Start/Search and type CMD right click the CMD icon in the results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type chkdsk /F and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and restart your computer. Check Disk will run at next bootup and check any files.
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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,
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Do the apps open if you do so directly instead of by searching?

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A:Apps aren't opening in Windows 8

Info and you could try the apps troubleshooter:
I used Thunderbird for an email client, did not want to bother with MS accounts.
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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.


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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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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


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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.

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Apps - Close in Windows 8

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Hi there!

Are you using the retail edition or Technet edition?
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Exept SOME metro aps?

Only one Microsoft accounts is accepted. So you can only hotmail, msn or live account.
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Hello Matrix,

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

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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.

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Hello Max, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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Here is my list of must have Metro apps:
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I'm having a problem with a few metro applications. They either close on launch or they don't load any internet content.

The apps I have problems with is the News, Weather and Sports, Finance and Travel. The main bunch.

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
InterfaceAlias : Local Area Conne
InterfaceIndex : 12
NetworkCategory : Private
IPv4Connectivity : Internet
IPv6Connectivity : LocalNetwork

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.
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So far pretty much all of the Metro apps I've tried are really terrible, clunky and amateurish. Granted, I have only tried a handful (only FREE apps) but the ones I've tried are pretty bad.

Take, for instance, the Mail app that comes with Win 8. It doesn't allow any form of customization that I can determine. I can't resize the panes (I'd really prefer to turn off the preview pane) and I can't find any way to open an email full screen. Lack of customization seems to be the norm with other Metro apps as well.

I think Metro apps will need to get a whole lot better before they will help Win 8 succeed.

Do others like Metro apps? Can anybody point me to any apps they really like?

A:Are there ANY Metro apps that don't suck?

Yeah, there are a few actually.

-Fine Cooking, for recipes and delicious food.
-Radio apps. Most of them are quite awesome.
-News apps
-Sky drive
-Maps. Avoid if you are paranoid.
-One Note FX
-Bing, for the pretty pictures it shows.
-Internet Explorer is actually quite cool once you get used to it.
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A:Metro Styled Apps

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.
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Other than that, windows 8 works fine. Just wondering if anyone knows a solution to this problem, please and thank you

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
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A:Same metro apps on win 8 phone?

Very much a big YES! The new and also disappointing to some feature of Windows Phone 8 is that it has a shared core with Windows, probably obviously WinRT code.

What that enables is an awesome plethora of options, games, and apps. Unlike ios, where the OS doesn't take full advantage of the device, the new WinRT apps will. An app built for Windows 8 will have a ridiculously easy port over to Windows Phone 8. WP 8 doesn't have a Charms bar, but it will have UI elements to interact with settings and such. That's what I really like about the new metro ecosystem Microsoft is building. It offers a very consistent user experience, but takes advantage of the devices capabilities. An app on Windows Phone 8 takes advantage of the screen size how the user interacts with, meaning the little ... icon for more and swiping left and right to navigate through the apps. That same app can be on Windows 8, but takes advantage of the Charms bar for search, sharing, and settings. Since a tablet PC has more screen estate, more can be shown. And to navigate through the content, it's a simple scroll.

Basically, get rid of the iphone and ipad!

I find it OK to switch between Desktop and Start Screen. It kind of makes me think of the jump list in Windows Phone, where shows a whole screen of little tiles with a letter on it to jump to that section of file names.

You know, I think that could be potentially a good marketing strategy for Windows Phone 8. Power of the PC in your hands? I don't know, some might think that wouldn't be good because of the Windows name, but that's blasphemy. If they can promote the ecosystem of the metro design, where a Windows Phone 8 goes hand in hand with a Windows 8 tablet PC and even go hand in hand the current updated Xbox and the new one next year, that could be a HUGE hit as well.
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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.

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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.


Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store
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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.

I don't know if some Apps share the WWAHost for their net connection or not, as I haven't really played with Apps much.
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A:Metro apps updates??

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,
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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
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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,
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Anyway has an idea?

A:Metro Apps Crashing

I'm having a similar problem, whenever I try and launch a metro app, the tile indents to show that I clicked, but then nothing happens. I can launch system applications like Control Panel and Desktop, but none of the apps are working.
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For those people that are confused about running two apps at once in Metro.

Snap an app: Use two apps at the same time - Microsoft Windows
See also:

A:Video: Using two metro apps at once

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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A:Disable Metro, but still use the apps?

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}

Metro Apps - Open from Desktop in Windows 8
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The laptop is a Toshiba M750 laptop with touch screen @ 1280x800. I'm logging in with a Microsoft Account, Time zone and location is set to Melbourne Australia

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
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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!
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A:Windows 8 metro apps do not work

This is the sort of issue that makes IT departments go absolutely crazy, and why most avoid new versions of Windows until the first Service Pack appears.

Since its such a mind-boggling oversight on Microsoft's part, I thought I'd take a look around, and see what fellow sufferer's of the issue had come up with. You've already covered quite a few of the strategies, but here are a couple more that some users have come up with.

Enable the Windows Update Service
It appears that the Windows Store and possibly other Metro apps rely on a network component of the Windows Update Service. For some users, enabling this service fixes the trouble with Metro apps not opening. For domain accounts, to make the fix stick, the policy would probably have to be altered to allow the service to run (as it is commonly disabled).

Clear the store cache
a) Press "Windows key + R"
b) Type " wsreset.exe" and click OK

Proxy issues:
---1--- A windows internal HTTP service might not be using the proxy settings defined in IE. Running the following command changes the service to use the IE proxy settings. For some users, this has then enabled the Windows Store to work.

Open a command prompt with 'Run as Administrator' and type:
import proxy source=ie
Now go back to the store and try it and see if that fixed your issue.

---2---Or: Disable Proxy connection if enabled
(use this only if your network setup does not require a proxy)
a)Press ?Windows + W? and type ?Internet Options? and press enter.
b)Click on ?Connections? tab.
c)Click on ?LAN settings?.
d)Uncheck ?Use a proxy server for your LAN?.
e)Under ?Automatic Configuration? select ?Automatically detect settings?.
f)Click on ?Ok? and click on ?Apply? and ?Ok? again.

I saved this weirdest of solutions for last. I have no idea why simply enabling the HyperV feature in the computers Bios (if available there), and adding the feature in "Programs & Features" in the Control Panel (under turn Windows features on and off), should make Metro apps work. But some users (at least in a couple of threads) have reported:


Adding Hyper-V feature to the computer fixed the issue. I can now access store and add also interact with Modern (Metro) apps.

How crazy is that! They didn't add any virtual machines, they just enabled the feature. I'm going to keep an eye out for more information, in case a reasonable explanation appears (and I'll post it here).

Best of luck
. . . Gary
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A:Avast! & Windows Metro Apps

- ignore -

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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
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A:Metro apps can not connect to internet !!

Try a Refresh using this tutorial:Refresh Windows 8
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A:How to access and close apps - Metro UI

You don't need to close the Apps, they become suspended when you leave them. All the Applications in the Accessories are in Apps window, click search and click Apps in the right of the screen. HTH.
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