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Cannot start any metro app on Lenovo S10-3T

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  • Hi,

    I've just installed x86 version of W8 on the Lenovo S10-3T. Install went OK and can log in to the system.

    The problem is that i cannot launch any metro app from the start screen apart from: Desktop, Win Explorer, Control Panel.

    I can tap (or click) on the tile and see the toutch animation, but the app doesn't launch.

    The system is Intel Atom based and 2GB of RAM.

    TIA,

    Adam

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:02 PM

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  • Same here.

     

    Acer one (D250)

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:08 PM
  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:02:37 +0000, Adam Zebrowski wrote:

    I can tap (or click) on the tile and see the toutch animation, but the app doesn't launch.

    The system is Intel Atom based and 2GB of RAM.

    What screen resolution are you running?


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    If it was easy, the hardware people would take care of it.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:08 PM
  • Same thing!

    In W8 x86 doesn`t install that apps. They install only on W8 X64!

    So download the x64 and you will have that apps!


    • Edited by sinobiyo Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:17 PM
    • Proposed as answer by sinobiyo Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:30 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:17 PM
  • Nope, It's about the resolution. Min resolution is 1024x768 and netbooks have 1024x600 ;D Connect external monitor and check.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:14 PM
  • Same here.  

    ASUS S101 with Atom N270 + GMA950, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD

    Win8 32bit

     

    Another problem: can't find GMA950 driver suitable for win8, resolution fixed at 800 x 600 (the original res is 1024x600).  What driver do you use on S10?

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 5:32 PM
  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:32:48 +0000, Fleir wrote:

    resolution fixed at 800 x 600 (the original res is 1024x600)

    Even at 1024x600 you're going to be out of luck. Metro apps require a
    minimum of 768 pixels.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Manual Writer's Creed:  Garbage in, gospel out.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 5:35 PM
  • One thing you can do is

     

    - make a remote connection from a win 7 computer ( with bigger resolution ), (http://blogs.technet.com/b/digital_musketeer/archive/2011/09/14/how-to-enable-remote-desktop-on-the-windows-8-ctp.aspx)

    - open from there all the metro apps you want to play with,

    - login again from your low resolution machine, without logging out from the remote desktop ( to force the disconnection )

    - you should be able to still play with the metro apps that were opened before, but now in your machine.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:35 PM
  • I have the exact same Lenovo computer and the same thing happens to me, too.  I can't believe that applications can't run on a slightly lower resolution.  That would seriously limit which tablets could run Windows 8.  There has got to be a solution to this.  Maybe there is a Microsoft developer than can help out.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:56 PM
  • I was able to use the remote connection method to launch and try out the sample apps.  1024x600 is a common resolution for the existing netbooks and sufficient resolution for many applications.  The application themselves should be designed to layout/scale appropriately for rendering to the current display device (this is being done with the Windows 8 Control Panel App).   The Metro Apps should not be blocked from launching when running on a 1024x600 device.  It is the programmer's reponsibility to ensure proper rendering of his application.


    • Edited by PaulNguyen Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:43 PM
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:41 PM
  • Another possible solution is to use an external monitor that supports 1024x768 or higher.

    -Curt

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:04 PM
  • I just found a way to bump up the display resolution for the S10-3t at  http://www.netbooklive.com/how-to-get-better-resolution-on-your-standard-10-inch-netbook-2772/.  I was able to launched the Metro Apps straight from the device.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:12 PM
  • I don't think that a regular external monitor is the same feeling than a built-in touchscreen...
    Friday, September 16, 2011 1:36 PM
  • I am disappointed to learn that metro apps will not run on my S10-3t. Microsoft should short it out before final release.
    Monday, September 19, 2011 2:21 PM