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    Default Unable to use the apps from Start button, also cant acces "Change PC settings"

    Hello,

    I installed Windows 8 Release Preview. However, I am encoutering a problem. I can't use the applications from Start button and I can't acces "Change PC settings" so I can't change my password and more.

    You have any fix? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Unable to use the apps from Start button, also cant acces "Change PC settings"

    Which Start button are you referring to? There are a few Start Menu replacements available at this time.

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    Default Re: Unable to use the apps from Start button, also cant acces "Change PC settings"

    It sounds to me as though your installation is corrupted. That's the only way different subsystems would not function independently.

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    Default Re: Unable to use the apps from Start button, also cant acces "Change PC settings"

    Being that the OP referred to a Start button, which is non-existent on Win 8, it leaves me to wonder if it's a non-genuine copy.

    I read sometime back in the summer about torrent downloads of Windows 8 that were nothing but a modified, cracked version of Windows 7. These contained a Start button, like that of 7.

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    Default Re: Unable to use the apps from Start button, also cant acces "Change PC settings"

    Yea. No win8 that's legit and without third party stuff HAS a start button. I use the win8 rp and the real win8 RTM no trial no time limit (free off ehome accounts enabled with respect to msdnaa), plus StartMenuX and StartButtonX, so I got working start button, but win8, it ain't.

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    Default Re: Unable to use the apps from Start button, also cant acces "Change PC settings"

    I can't use apps from metro UI, like Sport, Photos, Music.

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    Default Re: Unable to use the apps from Start button, also cant acces "Change PC settings"

    Try to switch from to a Local account and then back to your Windows Live account to see if that helps. Also, you can refer to this thread for help.

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    Default Re: Unable to use the apps from Start button, also cant acces "Change PC settings"

    if the metro aps DON"T WORK, as opposed to seem useless, your install is bad. re-do it and consider getting another source/download...

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    Default Re: Unable to use the apps from Start button, also cant acces "Change PC settings"

    johnwerneken's comment above is correct, I just clean installed 8 RP again. The apps that I tried has worked.

    No need to spend a ton of time diagnosing a Beta OS. There's no limit on activations, & only takes a couple of hours to install, including most apps, defrag & a short virus scan. If all is well, backup the install for the next time things goes bad.

    I'm backing this one up in the morning. It's the best install that I've had since 8 RP was released. Installed for the very first time in ACHI mode w/o any BSOD's. I've been running in IDE mode to avoid them for months.

    If this install (I'll have to do this a couple of more times) does good, then this 2009 model HP desktop will get the $40 upgrade deal. Though I'll create media & clean install 8, no way am I going the upgrade route again.

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    Default Re: Unable to use the apps from Start button, also cant acces "Change PC settings"

    Glad to hear it's OK at your end, Cat!

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