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Solved: windows 8 apps won't open

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mattistech, Sep 1, 2012.

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  1. mattistech

    mattistech Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. ETech7

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    Any error messages?
     
  3. mattistech

    mattistech Thread Starter

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    nope it dosent even try to open
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    "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.
     
  5. mattistech

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    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.
     
  6. DoubleHelix

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    You must have a bad install if most of the apps don't open.
     
  7. TerryNet

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    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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