Solve Windows 8 Apps not Working problem and Metro UI Opening on Netbooks

Windows 8 Developer Preview works fine on most of the Netbooks. But some Netbooks have 10 inch screen with the resolution 1024×600 maximum while Metro UI Apps need the least resolution of 1024×768  to open. Here’s how to solve “Windows 8 apps not working” Problem.

Okay, Let me clear your doubts about its working that Windows 8 works smoother than previous versions of windows in Netbooks. So there’s nothing about low RAM or Atom Processor. Its only because of the low screen resolution and at the end of reading this article, problem will be solved.

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Solution is to change screen resolution to 1024×768 but chances are that, there is no option to so in Control panel. This can be enabled by installing Intel Graphics Drivers which opens up options to choose from various standard resolutions.

This video guide will help you solve the problem. At the bottom of this post, download the Intel Graphics driver which allows you to change resolution to 1024×768.

Changing resolution in your Netbook solves most of the problems like Windows 8 apps not working, Metro UI not loading or Windows 8 Apps not launching. Also, this is helpful while playing games that are working slow because of the same problem.

If its still working slow then the rest depends on your RAM & Processor. When you change the resolution, the screen looks a bit blurred but that is not a big deal. Whenever you want to use Metro UI Apps or play games with higher resolution, just for that time change the resolution.

Note: After installing, this driver you will have to keep an eye on your windows update as it will surely prompt you to update graphics driver. If that happens, you will lose the options for screen resolution. You will have to install it again.

Download Here Internal_VGA_Intel_32bit_8.15.10.1912 Drivers

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Rupam Das - November 7, 2011

I developed few windows 8 application and you are spot on. Sometimes the resolution makes it tough to get the exact look and feel in the application in the netbook that we create at the time of development. If microsoft can come up with better test environment with scaled screen like an android emulator, then the problem can be solved. Nice post though. Keep up the good work.

    Rohit Langde - November 7, 2011

    Ohh you already worked on Development of Metro Apps, that’s great!
    I never thought from a Developer’s point of view and made this article from End user perspective as is given by Microsoft.
    Hope the future work is scalable and users don’t face this problem especially on Netbooks.

Ashutosh Joshi - November 25, 2011

I am currently using windows 7. Is windows 8 better than it? should I update it to windows 8?

    Rohit Langde - November 25, 2011

    Sure, you can. Though in beta but my experience says, its quite stable. No problems as of now.

ali - March 2, 2012

the download site is not working

Agusp - March 8, 2012

Hai Rohit, the download link does not work, please upload again.

    Rohit Langde - February 16, 2013

    Link is now updated. Thanks for notifying.


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