I have a question about Windows Charms on Win8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by letmein7, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. letmein7

    letmein7 MDL Novice

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    When I go to Windows Charms Start screen, I see Desktop, Mail, Calendar, Weather, and so on. When I click on Calendar for an example, I don't see date or anything. What I see is a picture of this Calendar tab and it automatically goes back to Windows Charms Start Screen. When I click on Internet Explorer from this Start screen, I see IE 10 browser. I want to know how I can config and use Calendar or Mail from this Start screen. Thank you.
     
  2. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    What you mean is just "Start Screen", "Charms" is the black bar you can bring up on the right side ;)
    You seem to encounter a bug, try "sfc /scannow" in a Elevated Command Prompt (go to Start Screen > type cmd > and right click onto it and Start it as Admin or use shift+ctrl+enter)
     
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  3. letmein7

    letmein7 MDL Novice

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    #3 letmein7, Nov 2, 2012
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    Thank you for your prompt response. I did run sfc/scannow and it didn't find any problem. I can't run the Calendar or the Mail or the Finance from Start Screen even though I can run internet explorer .

    Any suggestion?

    Here is what happens.

    I go to Start screen and click on the calendar for an example. It opens and immediately closes and I see start screen.

    What is problem? Thank you for your help.
     
  4. Pr3acher

    Pr3acher MDL Member

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    Hi,which edition of Windows 8 do u have (RTM,CP,RP) ?
    Make sure you are connected to the net.
    Maybe your OS aint activated ?
     
  5. letmein7

    letmein7 MDL Novice

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    I bought a win8 pro at my computer store and it activated successfully. This is a legal copy. I was able to download all win8 updates from MS site.
     
  6. mtrai

    mtrai MDL Addicted

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    Did you turn off any windows features aka Windows Firewall? Are you using a Local account?
     
  7. letmein7

    letmein7 MDL Novice

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    I'm using a local account and I don't turn off windows firewall.
     
  8. mtrai

    mtrai MDL Addicted

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    Some things do not work right or even work with local accounts.