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Daniel E. Navarro
04-18-2012, 05:09 PM
Hey there, I just installed Win8 and It's great, but I'm getting some small issues and I thought maybe you could help.
1) For some reason I can't access all apps in the Metro Start Screen... I right click and It doesnt do anything. I have to type something and delete it to get my list of full apps
2) The Store says I have to update some apps but when I try to, it says it can't. I retry and retry but they never update
3) Also, the weather app doesn't work. I downloaded a new one and It doesn't work either... They both say I don't have an Internet connection, but I do.
If you know the solution to these problems please do tell!
Thanks in advance!
04-18-2012, 09:15 PM
Daniel, welcome to the forum!
At this time, Windows 8 CP is still a beta OS. There's going to a some things that may not work for everyone, while there may be others that's already declared it the perfect OS. While that's going to the extreme, most users has minor glitches.
Like for me, my Libraries aren't working. A box appears stating that each one isn't working, & can be safely deleted. Although I keep my data on a separate partition anyway, what's the deal here?
The Store probably isn't ready yet, there's no need to buy apps for a beta OS. However, the Weather app has worked for some, it also hasn't for others.
Once the RC of the OS is released late spring/early summer, we'll probably see a more polished product in place. By September/October, any final changes will be made, as it's hitting the shelves come October. At that point, you should expect everything to work the way you want.
04-19-2012, 01:24 AM
Each setup has slightly different problems. For example my Weather app works, although I almost never go to the Metro UI, why bother. I spend almost 100% of my time on the Desktop. After all I want to get something done.
As Cat mentions, we are hoping many of the little problems will be fixed with the RP in spring.
04-19-2012, 06:28 AM
I see most of the So-Called Metro Apps, as nothing more than Place Holders. That's where the app will be in the final release, but not now.
04-21-2012, 08:02 AM
You need to remember that these apps are test apps and have problems..so hope fully the RC version will have these issues fixed.
If you will go to the store app (providing it works..lol) and install those apps and they usually work. I think you can also go to the WCP page on answers.microsoft.com and find answers to your problems with apps.
04-21-2012, 09:33 AM
I've found that some of the Metro apps are working for me. eMail worked from the beginning. Yesterday, I installed the Metro weather app, Maps, & Music, they're running fine. Being that I'm not a gamer, I didn't fully follow through with Music, once it got to the Xbox deal, where there was info to be provided, I stopped.
I really like the Metro Weather app, saves me the time from opening a web page, after the OS is fully going, to find my local weather bookmark & click onto it. These extra steps takes time, much more so than the Metro Weather app does.
Yes, there are still a few bugs (my libraries aren't working, & that seemingly phantom icon shows up), but other than that, I'm satisfied with Windows 8 CP at this point. The upcoming RC will probably address many of the issues that has been posted on this forum & many other forums & support sites. I'm looking forward to that date, which still hasn't been announced.
But I don't want it to be rushed, as Windows Vista was. That OS, had a little more time been spent with R&D, could have been a more popular OS than it turned out to be. Probably enough so, that the "XP issue" that has continued to dog MS, wouldn't be an issue today. XP was released around a year or so after Windows 2000, had Vista lived to it's hype, it would be on the no support list by now.
I'd rather see Windows 8 a great OS delivered late, than rushed through & be a flop. That's why I don't like deadlines. With what MS has in Windows 7, a very popular OS, there's no need (from within MS) to rush anything. It's external issues, mainly competition, that's turning up the heat, with the highly increasing mobile market. Seems that many OEM's are coming up with a new tablet often. MS needs a larger chunk of that market to increase revenue/increase stock value. Windows 8 is MS's greatest shot in this area.
Hi I'M Rick just sign up on the forms my computer come with Windows Vista on it never had any problems with it but I did upgrade to Windows 7 I have had Windows 8 CP for a few week now most of the apps work so far for me
04-21-2012, 09:57 AM
Rick, Welcome to Our Forum.
I hope you kept Win 7 and installed Win 8 CP on separate HD or partition. It's never a good idea to replace a released working OS with a beta OS.
Glad Win 8 CP is working for you. The RP should be our in a couple of months. This will require a clean install. Continue to let us know how your test of this beta OS is going.
yes I put Windows 8 Cp on a aeparate Hard Drive
04-21-2012, 10:16 AM
Hi I'M Rick just sign up on the forms my computer come with Windows Vista on it never had any problems with it but I did upgrade to Windows 7 I have had Windows 8 CP for a few week now most of the apps work so far for me Rick, welcome to the forum!
I also had Vista SP2 x64 installed on my PC at one time, it ran almost as good as Windows 7 does. But I got the OS after SP2 was released, from TechNet, & have little idea how Vista performed as new. My sister bought a new Vista PC in 2006, as a Christmas present for her 4 children. A couple of times, while visiting her, I checked my email with her PC, it was much slower than my XP Pro notebook was, which had far less specs.
Right before Christmas of 2010, I took the PC home with me, she thought I was doing it's yearly cleaning. I had purchased a OEM version of Windows 7 Pro x64 & a 4GB RAM kit from Newegg for them (at a cost of $200), & took this time to install everything & make sure that all drivers were up to date & working. Also created a backup that I still have.
Anyway, what a difference! The OEM installed 2GB RAM on that 64 bit Vista was way too little. The 4GB kit, along with the Windows 7 Pro x64 install, sped things up a lot.
The best part of all was the smiles on her kids faces, once they seen & used it. It was like a new PC to them. That meant more to me than anything.
I will have to agree cat Windows 7 is way better than Vista my computer had the 32 bit Vista that is the reason I when to Windows 7 64 bit
04-21-2012, 12:10 PM
The 64 Bit OS has so many advantages to the 32 Bit OS if the hardware is capable, it does not make sense not to use it. Just accessing more Ram alone is worth the upgrade.
I assume you installed the 64 Bit version of Win 8 CP as well.
yep I use the 64 bit Win 8 CP so far I'm doing good with it so far Windows 8 Cp is working good I do a lot of reading on the forms here you guys are doing a very good job
04-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Thank you for that endorsement. It's nice to get a thank you. We do not hear that often.
04-21-2012, 04:25 PM
There is ONE caveat, (problem) to using Win-8/CP/64 over Win-8/CP/32.
Win-8/CP/64 has NO compatibility with older software, i.e, 16 bit programs.
So if you need compatibility with such software, you MUST use the 32 bit version of Win-8.
I've not tested Win-7 enough on my own PC's to know if it has similar issues.
Personally, I still run Windows XP-Pro-SP3 for my everyday OS.
A word to the wise, is sufficient. Eh?
04-21-2012, 04:59 PM
That is good info to have for those that might be looking to use some of this very old S/W. I know TechnoMage did install and uses an old 16 Bit game.
04-21-2012, 08:04 PM
TM, hopefully at the time of Windows 8's release, that issue will be fixed. By offering an app that is similar to XP Mode on Windows 7, only do it better. Windows Virtual PC for Win 7 is better than VPC 2007 & 2004, but not as good as it's free competition, VMWare Player & VirtualBox. Such an app could fix the lack of 16 bit support.
The main drawing card for Windows Virtual PC is the XP Mode that ships with it. Even so, one has to have 7 Pro or above to get it. And furthermore, w/o a registry mod, that XP Mode looks like crap. In less than a couple of minutes, it can have 24 bit True Color. But I didn't get this tip from MS. The good thing about XP Mode is that it allowed businesses to run their vitally needed older hardware/software.
It's already been stated that Windows 8 will have a far more superior virtual app, but with the licensing & all, I don't look to see a XP Mode type app in the upcoming Windows 8 RC. Hopefully though, we'll get a peek at the virtual software itself & it be usable.
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