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01-Sep-2012, 07:01 PM #1
Solved: windows 8 apps won't open
Only some of my apps wont open like photos or maps but the app store and ie work so what's going on? I know for a fact that its not a resolution problem.
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01-Sep-2012, 07:06 PM #2
Any error messages?
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01-Sep-2012, 10:29 PM #3
nope it dosent even try to open
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01-Sep-2012, 11:02 PM #4
"photos" is not a program. That's a file type. I haven't installed Windows 8 yet, but I'm sure it's capable of opening pictures.
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01-Sep-2012, 11:10 PM #5
actuallt I have just realized that only internet explorer and the windows store are the only full screen apps that open. some of the apps that don't open are calendar,people,videos,weather,photos, and messaging.
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01-Sep-2012, 11:12 PM #6
You must have a bad install if most of the apps don't open.
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02-Sep-2012, 07:53 AM #7
I think that the problem is some combination of your machine, Windows 8 and the Apps; and suspect that there is nothing you can do about it. I had the same type of problem with the Consumer Preview and Release Preview installed as a VirtualBox guest on two different laptops. The exact problems varied over those four installations. When I installed Windows 8 RP directly on one of the laptops that problem went away (but other weirdness remained). My conclusion was and is that Windows 8 is very dependent on the hardware for correct operation.
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