After I got windows 8 installed and running.. I have no apps =( RRS feed

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  • I have no apps, just dekstop, internet exployer, control panel and remote.
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:46 PM

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  • Are you referring to the Start screen (Metro)?

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:01 AM
  • Do you see the Metro apps as shown in Darien's screenshot?

    If you see the Metro apps and they aren't working, look at the following requirements:

    For Metro Apps to work, you need to have the following:
    1) Your screen resolution needs to be at least 1024x768.

    2) Next, if you have turned off User Account Control, your Metro apps will not work.
    You can check if UAC is enabled here: Control Panel > User Accounts > Change User Account Control Settings
    3) Try using a Local account instead of a Windows Live ID account.
    4) If you are using an Windows Live account, the password cannot be greater than 16 characters.

    If Metro Apps are still not working your other option would be to Refresh your PC.

    When you refresh your PC, your files and personalization settings won't change.
    Your PC settings will be restored to their defaults.
    Apps from Windows Store will be kept. All other apps will be removed.
    Follow the steps below to restore your PC:

    Enter the Start screen
    Click Control Panel
    Click General on the left column
    Under the Refresh your PC without affecting your files, click Get started
    Then follow the instructions that will be displayed on the screen.
    Once the refresh has finished, test to see if the Metro Apps are now working.

    Let us know if this helps.


    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:58 AM
  • Yes the Metro Start screen.

    I don't have piano, picstream, build etc.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:16 AM
  • I tryed the refresh and it did not work. =(

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:04 AM
  • The apps are not even on my computer. No files, nothing.
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:23 AM
  • I don't either =/
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:51 AM
  • Hi Sleeping With Siren, Vampire V''''V,

    both of you guys desparately need to get your display drivers updated. If Marilyn's advice does not help, please get all your updates, with special emphasis on updating your display drivers. Go to your manufacturer's site and get the latest display drivers available for your model. Install them, if it doesn't help, do so in Compatibility Mode.


    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:05 AM