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When running the Windows 8 developer preview via VirtualBox, Metro apps don't seem to open when I click them. Has anyone encountered the same issue?

Additionally in the traditional UI mode, I can't seem to open the old fashioned Start Menu, nor can I find any apps.

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Seems you need to set the resolution of the virtual machine to at least 1024x768 to run the apps.

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Can you please tell us what resolution you need to set it to for the apps to be supported? –  nhinkle Sep 15 '11 at 10:23
    
I just set it to the highest one available. –  CuiPengFei Sep 16 '11 at 0:49
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You need to set it to 1024x768. That's the minimum Metro supports. If you have it set to a lower resolution, nothing will happen if you click on an icon (I guess they'll have to figure something new to communicate the error, now that they've forbidden dialog boxes). –  Kaypro II Sep 16 '11 at 19:23
    
Damn, wish I'd known this before installing on my 1024x600 netbook :P –  Chris S Nov 8 '11 at 0:12

You need to set the resolution to a minimum of 1024x768 to run Metro apps. If you have it set to something lower, the app just won't launch and no error message will be displayed.

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