[Fixed] Metro apps crash silently in Window 8 consumer preview.

The upgrade process went remarkably smoothly and I am liking both sides of the new OS so far (one caveat: I still haven't got the trackpad running on my MacBookAir; everything is working on my Dell XPS).

I had an issue with all the Metro apps which would fire up their splash screen and then quit back to the start screen with no visible error. There was a DCOM error log which led me to http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/b0e4f9a3-4c96-4e6f-9399-71fc5813853c

The JohnFernandes registry fix in that thread seemed to help, in that I could open the store.

After that, I needed to install the various start screen apps from the store and then they worked as expected (the very few that are available in Hong Kong at present).

Metro apps won't start under consumer preview of Windows 8

I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the Metro apps won't start when clicked. The app appears to start, the screen fills up with a green background with the app logo cen…