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  • i'm running Win 8 dev on an Alienware M18x resolution is put on to 1920X1080 .  metro apps in the intro screen are not working at all only the internet explores is working the rest of the apps doesn't. When i click on any app such as weather or any tiles it just freezes and i have to click the Win button to get back! can any one help?

    Friday, September 16, 2011 2:27 PM

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  • i figured out the problem!

    I reinstalled windows 8 Dev Prv. again Metro Apps worked fine with no flaws!

    After installing STEAM GAME Software, Metro Apps stops refreshing i don't know why?

     

    SO the problem is don't install STEAM GAMES , i believe there are additional components that installs with ST EAM resulting in freezing the Metro Apps.behavior.


    Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:17 PM
  • I Had the same problem when i turned off UAC totally in the Windows Registry, i really don't like UAC.

    When i turned on again the metro apps begin working again.

     

    Friday, September 30, 2011 6:23 PM

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  • Hi Hussam,

    Which apps are not working for you? Is it all apps except for Internet Explorer for Metro?

    Robert.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:35 PM
  • The Metro icon tiles apps are refreshing its feeds!  but once i click on any app it only shows a green or orange sold screen therefore, i have to exit back to the Metro screen.

    Apps that work in the Metro screen are:

    1)IE Metro style

    2) Control Panel

    3) Desktop

    4) Windows Explorer

     

    PS: i have Steam Gaming Power application insalled http://store.steampowered.com/about/?snr=1_4_4__11

    I tried uninstalling it but it didn't help!

     

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 5:24 AM
  • i am having the same issue :(

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:54 PM
  • Eliot 194 you have Steam Gaming Power application insalled http://store.steampowered.com/about/?snr=1_4_4__11 ? on your computer and what is your computer ?

     

    try creating a new fresh user you will find some Metro apps working but not all of them

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 4:54 AM
  • no i dont, my specs are i5 2500k onbored grapics (intel HD 3000) 6gb ram 
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:03 PM
  • try changing the resolution, if it doesn't work create a new user and log in and try the Metro Apps

     

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:11 PM
  • i figured out the problem!

    I reinstalled windows 8 Dev Prv. again Metro Apps worked fine with no flaws!

    After installing STEAM GAME Software, Metro Apps stops refreshing i don't know why?

     

    SO the problem is don't install STEAM GAMES , i believe there are additional components that installs with ST EAM resulting in freezing the Metro Apps.behavior.


    Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:17 PM
  • Same here! :-(

     

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 1:54 PM
  • Click the Desktop App, or go to Desktop,

    When Desktop opens change your screen resolution to 1024 X 768 and wow now go ahead and run any metro application it will start working normally.

    Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:44 AM
  • I Had the same problem when i turned off UAC totally in the Windows Registry, i really don't like UAC.

    When i turned on again the metro apps begin working again.

     

    Friday, September 30, 2011 6:23 PM
  • I have the same Problem. Metro apps worked normal at first and after i installed steam they refuse to start. It comes only the start screen and after a w´hile it comes back to metro UI. Only IE, Control Panel, Windows Explorer, and all Desktop Apps work. Not a resolution problem.

    Did someone found a solution for that?

    Friday, September 30, 2011 10:00 PM
  • I have the same probelm with my News feed, it loads then shows the screen with the text "Loading..." and then does nothing. I even did the general restart without harming files refresh thing and it still didn't work, it just said that no changes were made. If anyone could help that would be appreciated.
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 2:01 PM
  • Only solution I found to the annoying problem is command prompt as admin run sfc /scannow and it fixes... and other than the normal errors on kernel - that every versions of windows has... I have no errors in event viewer. I have no idea what I installed that caused the problem - I do not use STEAM Games  - I have UAC off an have since installing 8102 DP,(that is not the problem), I have changed resolution (that is not the fix). I have tested additional user (that is not the fix). The only thing installed (now removed) was all the ADOBE crap that was needed to view one small web site redirect. That is not the problem .. 

     

    Surely M$ will have some simple fix to this most annowing problem... other than cmdprompt as admin -> SFC /scannow to fix.

    Oh to use -start -> right click command prompt (see the check mark) -> lower right corner -> click advanced -> click run as admin

    -> type SFC /Scannow after reboot all Tiles work again.

    Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:54 PM
  • I'm also having the same issue too... =(

    Monday, October 31, 2011 2:16 AM
  • At first, it was working after doing that task, but then; it is not working, even though I'm not installing any applications today... =( 
    Monday, October 31, 2011 2:50 AM
  • Hey Timothy Untan Luat,

     

    Let's try refreshing your PC to see if you encounter the same problem afterward. Here is what will happen 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.

     

    To refresh your PC:

    • Enter the Start screen
    • Click Control Panel
    • Click General in the left column
    • Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files, click Get started

     

    Then follow the instructions that will be provided on the screen.


    Steven
    Wednesday, November 2, 2011 7:11 PM
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  • I have also found that -  M$ claims:

    1. U have to have UAC on....(not sure if set to default or not)

    2. U need to be logged in under Live Address.

    3. U should be be as Admin Only.

    ------------------------

    What I did was (yuk) add user to : Not Admin

    left UAC in On after reboot and sign in as Not Admin.

    Wow, guess what Tiles started working again ... all @ 100%... so it seems to me some update that M$ put out

    killed Tiles (Metro) unless you did the above ....  

    Wednesday, November 2, 2011 8:10 PM