Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a new laptop with Windows 8. When I try connect it to the internet all the Metro apps don't work, and in the tray (on network connection monitor) I see a yellow triangle with an exclamation sign inside (indicating No internet access). However all desktop apps work fine, and even updates of the operating system have been installed successfully.

My provider provides me direct access to internet, I mean I have not configured any VPN access. I get IP address from my provider's DHCP server.

Have you any suggestions on this issue?

share|improve this question


There is such a feature in windows 8 named NCSI It might be found in registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet

There is a parameter EnableActiveProbing. On my windows the value of that parameter was set to zero by default. I tried to change it to 1, restarted my computer and enjoyed with normal access to internet and with working metro apps.

So now, microsoft will track all ip adresses I establish the connection from:)

share|improve this answer
Thanks, this solved the problem I've been having for a few days now. Good find. – Mitch Sep 24 '13 at 18:05

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .