Windows 8 via VirtualBox – Metro apps won't open when clicked

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

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.

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

Seems you need to set the resolution of the virtual machine to at least 1024×768 to run the apps.

Method 2

You need to set the resolution to a minimum of 1024×768 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.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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