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Cannot launch the apps from the Metro UI

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  • Hi, I just install the Windows 8 dev preview to the Hanvon Touchpad. Unfortunately, all the apps (except control panel, desktop) cannot be launched from the Metro UI after touching the corresponding tile. Is there any way to fix it?

    Ben

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:41 AM

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  • "The new interface is primarily designed for 16:9 screen resolutions, with 1366×768 and larger screens able to display two Windows 8 applications. 1024×768 screens can display one Windows 8 application in full-screen, and 1024×600 screens can only use the traditional Windows desktop.<sup id="cite_ref-32" class="reference">[33]</sup> Mike Angiulo confirmed at Computex 2011 that Windows 8 will use OEM Activation 3.0 instead of OEM Activation 2.1 (used by Windows 7), which supposedly makes it less prone to cracks. Windows 8 features a new lock screen that shows the date and time and notifications, along with a customisable background.<sup id="cite_ref-win8preview_26-1" class="reference">[27]" </sup>

     

    <sup>From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8</sup>

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:58 PM
  • Hello,

    The metro style applications require 1024x768 to launch successfully. You can check your resolution in the control panel. If your current display does not support the required 1024x768 you can use an external monitor to allow for increased resolution.

    -Curt

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:15 PM

All replies

  • I am having the same issue with a Hanvon Touchpad BC10C, did you do an upgrade from Windows 7 or a clean install? I did an upgrade from win7.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:54 AM
  • I just plugged in a 22inch LCD screen, made it the only primary display and now the apps will run
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:03 AM
  • So is it because of low resolution/small screen? I also have the same problem on my Lenovo S10-3t

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:06 AM
  • "The new interface is primarily designed for 16:9 screen resolutions, with 1366×768 and larger screens able to display two Windows 8 applications. 1024×768 screens can display one Windows 8 application in full-screen, and 1024×600 screens can only use the traditional Windows desktop.<sup id="cite_ref-32" class="reference">[33]</sup> Mike Angiulo confirmed at Computex 2011 that Windows 8 will use OEM Activation 3.0 instead of OEM Activation 2.1 (used by Windows 7), which supposedly makes it less prone to cracks. Windows 8 features a new lock screen that shows the date and time and notifications, along with a customisable background.<sup id="cite_ref-win8preview_26-1" class="reference">[27]" </sup>

     

    <sup>From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8</sup>

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:58 PM
  • Installed it on Lenovo T410s and have the exact same problem.

    As a workaround, you can use the arrow keys to navigate and space to launch the application.

     

     


    MCSD
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:10 PM
  • Hello,

    The metro style applications require 1024x768 to launch successfully. You can check your resolution in the control panel. If your current display does not support the required 1024x768 you can use an external monitor to allow for increased resolution.

    -Curt

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:15 PM
  • Hello,

    Is there any chance that might change in the future, support for 720p screens would be really nice (think of TV's, some current tablets)?

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:31 PM