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I am missing the Skype tile.

Q: I am missing the Skype tile.

I am missing the Skype tile.

I installed first the Metro version, then unistalled it and installed the desktop one, but the tile is missing and I only have the desktop icon. When I right click the desktop icon looking for "pin to Start Menu" it is not there. I don't know why, because it is there for any other icon/program, but not for Skype.

Any clue?

A: I am missing the Skype tile.

Go on the start screen and search for Skype. The Skype for desktop app in the app list should come up. Right click it and then pin to start should be on the bottom of the screen.

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Hello windows 8 forum,

I'm wandering if I can find its folder directory. After I followed similar tutorial with the hope is there but quite disappointed. There no games tile associated with other tiles there. Can you tell me where I can find it? Thank you.

A:Games Tile is missing

Hello Botard,

Double check to see if the Games app is on your Apps screen.

If so, then you could just "Pin to Start" it.

If not, then you should be able to reinstall the "Xbox Games" back from "Your apps" in the Store.
Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I right click on the .exe file in the file manager and select Pin to Start Menu. The Tile appears and works. However, the next time I log on that tile has disappeared. Any ideas on what's happening?

A:Tile missing on every logon

What is the executable you are trying to pin?

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My Internet Explorer Tile has stopped working and is now missing.

I did not install any other Internet Browsers.

I did try to add a second Internet Explorer tile that opens the regular Internet Explorer. That didn't work and now the normal tile is gone.

When in the Start Screen, typing "Internet" BRINGS UP NOTHING. So that method of bringing it back does not work.

A:Missing Internet Explorer Tile

Go to desktop IE, make it your default browser, reboot.

Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

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My desktop app is not functioning correctly. The tile has vanished from the start menu and search, the shortcut button in my program data is still there, but does not work, and it does not show up as an app in the side bar thingy, it was fine yesterday and nothing has changed since then, it vanished while i was in the middle of using it, can someone help me please? Here is a video of how it is misbehaving

I had the same error in the original windows 8 but it seemed to sort itself out eventually, can you guys please help me fix it?

A:Desktop Tile Missing and malfunctioning

Hello Boi, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since this has just happened, you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this started may be able to undo and fix this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have used easeus partition manager. I think this has disabled some options. I have 5 OEM partitions on harddisk. Now what should I do?

A:Missing troubleshoot tile in advanced startup

At your own risk, flash your bios with the latest Bios update, or the same one you are using now. I know this sounds a little weird, but yesterday I had issues after a dumb attempt at refreshing my install, and I couldn't reboot due to start up, I couldn't restore an image. So I took a punt and flashed the Bios with the same bios that was installed and it fixed the issue.

Flashing a BIOS can have risks associated. Please only attempt this if you know what you are doing. First possibly just reset BIOS to defaults and see if it makes a difference.

Its worth a try.

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My brother in law has somehow deleted the Desktop tile on the start screen. How can I restore it?

A:Desktop tile Missing from start sceen

Hey Brian,

This should restore it for you.

Desktop - Restore Missing Tile on Windows 8 Start Screen

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On T460s, a clean installed Windows 10 64-bit has loaded all the Lenovo drivers. The audio driver works fine, and the Dobly feature can be turned on/off from Control Panel -> Sound. However, the Dobly settings are missing from the Lenovo Settings App. All other tiles are there and work fine.  I recall a Dobly Tile in Lenovo Settings App from T440s and Windows 8.1. 

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Okay, so I don't have this problem anymore. Well, last night, I had noticed that there was no desktop tile and if I typed "desktop" on the start screen there was no app for it Also, "Change PC Settings" wasn't starting. My guess is that it did that because I had a really hard time uninstalling a program so I had to try going by means of registry editing. So I ended up refreshing my computer (from the installation disc since PC settings wasn't working ) Now everything is back to normal. So all I want to know is how I can prevent this from happening again.

Thank you,

~shadowboy1795

A:Desktop tile missing and can't find it in All Apps

Hi there. I always use and advise to run SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8 at least three times before attempting other means.

Is restore points configured on? I believe that is off by default.

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Hey all

I successfully got the Win8 90-day trial installed about 4 days ago, and everything's been working great. There have been no crashes or performance problems, and my hardware and software works fine.

However, today I ran into an odd problem. Somehow, the Desktop tile on my Start screen disappeared. I don't know how this happened, and I can't seem to get it back.

I have tried searching for Desktop and all that comes up is Remote Desktop Connection, and nothing else in Settings or Files. I can't find the tile anywhere.

I know there are other ways to get back to the desktop, I'd just like the tile back.

Anyone have ideas? Thanks for the help !

p.s. sorry if this is in the wrong section, didn't know where to put it.

A:Desktop tile missing from Start screen

I'd like to know this too. Almost all of the tiles for classic apps have disappeared from the start screen and the equivalent icons on the desktop and the applications e.g. office have dissappeared from the 'all apps' and search so there appears no way of launching them. All the applications still appear in the program list in control panel. Oddly enough I have three application for classic desktop left on the start screen.

These all disappeared when I did a scroll on the mouse in the start screen, one second thirty or so tiles, next second about a dozen left.

Normally I'd run a system restore for a problem like this but I have only just installed everything and there are no restore points, very surprising considering that there have been quite few updates from MS.

Thanks in advance, George

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I have had this issue for a while and was wondering if anyone knows of a way to restore these. The Cortana Live Tile and Cortana entry in the All Apps section are both missing so I cannot re-add the Live Tile back. Any help on this would be appreciated.

A:Cortana missing Live Tile and from All Apps section

Hi, try Windows key + S. Does Cortana appear and is it functional?

If not, check Location is on in the Action centre and the geolocation service is running.
Solved Re-installing Cortana - Windows 10 Forums
(See post #4)

To restore the tile and shortcut you may need to do an in-place upgrade repair install (see the Tutorial section where you can find instructions).

- do not try Powershell commands- the typical ones to repair apps haven't worked since build 10540.

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Hello pals, recently as I was multitasking on my HP W8 Pro I found my Metro UI had been corrupted or I might have done some CCleaner corruption ...
Any help?

A:Metro UI missing SOME tile icons and ALL ICONīS TEXT! HELP

Hello Amoled,

You could see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may help.

Hope this helps.

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Hello
I installed Office 2013 two weeks ago. The setup automatically pinned Office apps on my start menu. But after couple of days, the icons from some of the office apps automatically got erased from the tiles and now it looks so ugly. I tried re-pinning apps on start menu but it didn't work. I also tried sfc /scannow but it was in vein.
Does anybody know how to fix it and get the icons back on the tiles?
Thanks in advance!

A:'Office 2013' tile's icon missing in Windows 8.1

Most likely a quirk of 8.1.x that has not been found yet. Majority are using Desktop mode, so they never notice these issues. I would submit a ticket to MS, showing the issue. You will have to also show that all programs are installed and able to run (Screen print of Event log showing where you ran the program, then stopped it.

The engineers would tell you exact information to look into why they screwed up.

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I am using windows 8.1 RTM version.
I cannot find my desktop tile or the store app anymore. I have tried searching with the search charm too. I checked various users and they are not there either. Some desktop programs have gone missing too

I will appreciate any help from you guys

A:My desktop tile and store tile has disappeared Windows 8.1

Do they show up in the Apps view, Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8 , if they do then just pin them back to the start screen.

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I am new to Windows 8, and on the tile display, when I touch a tile, i.e. the weather tile, a black screen appears with Accuweather.com in the middle; this lasts about a second, then the tile window display reappears. I would expect that the Accuweather.com website would appear, but it never does. Other tiles act the same way, but some apps are executed when the tile for them is touched.
Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?

A:When a tile is touched it returns to tile display in a sec

Hello Auricman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if going through the troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help for now.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I recently had to totally reload windows 8 after a complete system crash....My problem is that "Skype" that we use to talk to our daughter is no longer in the app store neither will it appear after a search it also seems almost elusive to download any clues.

A:Missing Skype

Hello Phil,

Here's the internet link for Skype below. Click on the "View in Windows Store" button to see if it may open the Store with Skype selected for you.
Skype app for Windows in the Windows Store

There's also a desktop version available at the link below.

Download Skype on your computer - Mac, Windows, Linux - Skype

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Not sure if this is the right forum or not, just registered today to seek help.

However, for the past few days I've noticed some strange stuff going on with my laptop. For starters, there is missing text in places I know there should be text.

a few screenshots as examples here as to what i'm talking about.

game client login with missing text

this is affecting my internet browser too such as on photobucket

Not sure if this is related to another issue I'm having here but I'm having problems starting Skype.

I simply get a few error messages that repeat a while.
These messages are as follows:

"Out of system resources."
"Out of system resources."
"Out of system resources."
"Exception EOutOfResources in module Skype.exe at 0010786A.
The specified resource name cannot be found in the image file."
"A call to an OS function failed."
"Exception Exception in module Skype.exe 000D5835.
Internal error."
I've tried reinstalling it but I get the same messages.
Also checked for viruses with AVG.

Using a cheap Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows Vista 64-bit. I've never had this problem before so...no idea what to do obviously.
 

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Hi!

I have exactly the same issue as posted here http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/920330-problems-missing-text-skype.html:

Problems with missing text and Skype
Not sure if this is the right forum or not, just registered today to seek help.

However, for the past few days I've noticed some strange stuff going on with my laptop. For starters, there is missing text in places I know there should be text.

a few screenshots as examples here as to what i'm talking about.

game client login with missing text

this is affecting my internet browser too such as on photobucket

Not sure if this is related to another issue I'm having here but I'm having problems starting Skype.

I simply get a few error messages that repeat a while.
These messages are as follows:

"Out of system resources."
"Out of system resources."
"Out of system resources."
"Exception EOutOfResources in module Skype.exe at 0010786A.
The specified resource name cannot be found in the image file."​
In the screenshot you can see the Skype error together with the controls with reduced height in the All CPU Meter gadget and MS Word says there's not enough memory to load fonts.
Here is a page in the Opera browser with expanded spacing between chars in the words.
Any suggestions please?

Lenovo Thinkpad x201, Intel Core [email protected], 4GB RAM
Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 

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Windows 7 32 Bitand Skype 5.0 new version of Skype no more freezing lost other topic. I am so happy finally skype works on Windows 7 32 Bit Home Premium
 

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skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do not seem instead shows a small null icon, well what to do to be seen ?

A:skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

Hello Ise,

You might see if creating a new shortcut for it directly from the .exe file of Skype may work instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Dear
 
I noticed that skype has send to all skype contacts a certain link, to one contact even multiply links.
 
this all happens on the same day: 17th december from 14:30 -14:39.
 
I haven't seen any spam send anymore after that.
 
Skype support told me to reset my password, I did, and to download safety scanner from microsoft. they proviced me with the link.
 
when I try to open the link, the browser cannot load the page, it is stuck in a loop:  sometimes I see a page, but just for a second or even less, then mostly white page, and browser keeps trying to load the page. and in chrome : a  little shield symbol on the right side of the address bar says that it's trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources. this message dissappears very quickly.
 
 
I have skype installed on two laptops, and on my smartphone (iphone).
 
The problem I told about, is on one laptop that has no antivirus. I did not yet checked the other laptop, if the microsoft page opens or not. but I do have bitdefender internet security (paid) installed on the second laptop.
 
I want to be sure the laptop that has the problem, is virusfree.
 
 
 
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A:spam send in skype account to all skype contacts - cannot load page safety scan

I downloaded the safety scanner from microsoft from my other laptop without any issue.
 
copied it to a usb, put it on the problem laptop, a full scan and nothing found.
 
I realize I did had a antivirus paid version (kaspersky internet securuity) on the laptop, as I first said that it had no antivirus.
 
I only disabled it because it had problems running.
 
Now I enabled it, updated it and run a full scan. nothing found.
 
I don't know if skype is the cause and not a virus?  the skype workers told me that the cause could be anything (email, virus on computer).
 
I mostly use skype on iphone, and here I'm confused with what the skype workers said: one said that iphone can not be infected, so no need to check the iphone.
an other said: you can download an app from app store to scan for viruses, because it is possible that the virus is on the iphone.
 
This is really not clear anymore.

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I have 8.1. I installed Skype in my typical folders of "c:\programs" (I never install in "program files" unless program is forced to do so. All associated files should be, as they are coded, in "C:\Users\main\AppData\Roaming\Skype."My question....Will uninstalling the Metro Skype from its (memory hogging, fake) desktop affect, in anyway, my actual Skype (including logs)?Thank you.I reply as fast as I can, but it could be hours or months. Always busy.

A:Uninstall Windows 8 Metro Skype Affect Regular Skype?

Well for starters you shouldn't really install two versions of Skype on the same PC.Uninstall both, then install the version you prefer.Accept the default install location as I can see no good reason for doing otherwise.

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I've experienced some problems and discomfort with skype for win8:
- not able to show screen,
- terrible design,
- very slow response (i.e. when I click RMB, the menu shows up in several seconds, and I expect to see it immideately),
- doesn't understand links to skype chat like skype:?chat&blob=blahblahblah, when I click it nothing happens.

I've also tried skype for desktop, it was even worse:
- when I changed online status to invisible (i've also tried with N/A), skype stopped to receive and send messages,
- when this or another error occurs, I try to kill skype process via task manager, TM then firstly says that skype is not responding (so i am trying to kill process), after that TM stops responding as well.
So when i've tried skype for desktop i had to reboot my laptop about 5 times in a day.

Now I've installed skype from Store back, but I still need to go to skype chat.

Could anyone please help me either make skype 5.x/6.x work on win8, or enter the chat which i need?

Here's my system: http://i.imgur.com/Fu65f57.png

Thanks in advance!

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Skype asked me to link my account with Hotmail and then wouldn't accept my login. When i tried resetting the password, Skype said it would send the code to my phone, then to my secondary email. i received neither notification and now Skype has locked me out.
Help?

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My skype contacts are missing with newest skype and the support gives me
"Carissa M.
First, ensure that you are signed in with the correct Skype Name." 
Could anyone upload skype 6.1 or lower please... 
Also does anyone know why the skype crashes when trying to login with microsoft account on newest version 6.3.60.105
Thanks 

A:Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

You can find 6.1 online with a quick google search, such as at http://www.filepuma.com/download/skype_6.1.0.129-2261/For even older versions: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/skype-5-9-0-123Don't have version 6.3 to verify the crash issue using the microsoft log in.

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Not so much a software support question, but this is the best I could figure it'd go into... but if I have an Office 365 subscription that includes 60 minutes of Skype calling a month, do I still need to purchase a Skype number so people can call me and for people to know who's calling them?

I tested it out as it is right now and when I call my dad's phone, says "Unknown caller."

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I have tried everything imaginable to get rid of these two.  I can delete Skype via 
control panel, but it comes back and re-installs itself.  
Click to call will not go away.  When I try to use the control panel I get a message that 
says, "close Chrome browsers to uninstall".   I've tried doing that and still get that same message.
I've even uninstalled Chrome and re-installed it with the same result.
These two are like a bad dream.   
Any help with completely deleting both would be appreciated.
 
Regards, 
Len

A:I can't get rid of Skype or Skype Click To Call!!

If you haven't followed the instructions given in link below....try that.
How can I completely uninstall and then reinstall Skype for Windows desktop?
 
You can also try using Revo in Advanced Mode to remove Skype.
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

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I have both on my Windows 10 pc and only Skype Preview seems to actually work. What's really weird is I can't find much about either online, so I'm not even sure if Messaging + Skype is being continued or even still functional. Does it require a companion phone app to work? (I use Android). Messaging + Skype can't seem to find any of my Skype contacts while Skype Preview can.
Just really confused on how barebones and non-functional this all seems, even after some Googling. Can anyone shed some light for me?

A:Skype Preview vs. Messaging + Skype

Messaging + skype has been discontinued. Everything will be focused on Skype Preview now
Links: http://www.windowscentral.com/skype-...d-mobile-works http://www.windowscentral.com/messag...versary-update
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I have always used Skype for Desktop and only recently found that there is a Skype Modern App on my system.
From what I have read it would seem the best plan would be to ditch the App and just continue with the desktop version.
Have there been any recent changes that would make the the Modern App a better solution than the Desktop version?

A:Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

They have updated it recently so it doesn't continue to ring even when you have answered the desktop version which is why I uninstalled it in the first place. This means in theory you could install both and answer whichever you felt like at the time.

I prefer the look of the desktop version personally so I never re-installed the Modern App version.

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so is there any differenced between thses two and I nedd both of them?

A:Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?

Unless you are on an RT tablet I would just use the desktop version, from the reviews the app is not very good, perhaps after some future updates it will be better.

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I have been using Skype paid calls for business usage and have huge problems with the Other side not hearing me well or at all. It used to work OK but now I have to restart hub or reconnect or just wait . This is for calls to International. If I call skype to skype it is OK most of time. My provider BT has checked all hub settings and network seems fine. I am about to give up on skype to non skype as a business option and the fact I am spending good money and cant get instant support really doesnt help. I am out of ideas
Using Vista with Broadband wireless hub and have good connection with other devices.
 

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I don't understand what are the benefits of using UWP vs desktop apps (like Viber and Skype) and having two versions installed on my PC seems a bit strange.

A:Should I use Skype UWP or Skype Desktop app on my PC?

The future is the UWP app. It will be replacing the desktop app. Benefits are notification integration and security.
I would go with the new app. It appears to work well here as a preview, and only expect it to get better.

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Hope I am in the right area...

I have the app The Weather Channel. I would like to watch 3 different cities near me for the weather. I have the app setup with all three but all I can see is one city at a time.

Is there a way to create 3 live tiles of the same weather App and each tile have the weather for a different city?

Thanks
Jim

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I opened two internet explorer windows by clicking the shortcuts on the quick launch bar.

I tiled these windows vertically ( windows xp home edition ).

I right clicked on the task bar and clicked on the undo tile option.

This appeared to work - however clicking the internet shortcuts on the quick launch bar on another day produced a window of tile size.

Any attempt to change the the window size permanently fails.

Re- opening the windows from the quick launch bar results in the the original tile size.

Any suggestions please ?

Regards

Flynne
 

A:Cannot undo tile

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Really dumb question....how the heck do I add a tile to the Metro GUI. I can move them around and remove them, but I can't for the life of me figure out to add a new one.

A:Adding a tile...?

I found when you install a new program a tile is created, you can then move it to where you want it.
Also when using IE in the Metro you can pin a site as a tile, just right click and choose the pushpin icon to create a tile to pin to the Metro screen.

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I've been putting URL shortcuts into my Apps Menu but it doesn't always give me a good name for it. For example, I go to Entertainment.com and created a shortcut by clicking on the IE11 gear, then clicking Add Site to Apps; but when it puts it on my Apps Menu, it gives it a title of "Member Logon for Entertainment Coupons", when all I wanted was "Entertainment Coupons".

Regards, Patric

A:Hot to Rename a Tile

Right click the shortcut >> Open file location >> now right click the shortcut there and select properties.

Enter the name you would like in the box highlighted below:

Regards,
Jamie

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I just purchased a new hp portable with windows 8. I have used every version of windows since 95 except for Vista and windows7.  My personal favorite is XP Pro since my system is used 90% for business use and xp is so easy to compartment and navigate.  I know that win8 has be confused but I will succeed.  My first desire is to disable the live tile desktop and use the conventional desktop only.  Is there a way and does this hurt the system

A:tile desktop

I use this from our Tutorials Section.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-menu-in-windows-8-with-classic-shell/
 

Windows 8 no longer includes the traditional Start Menu that Windows users have become associated with using..........With this in mind, a free program called Classic Shell has been updated to support the ability to add a Start Menu to Windows 8.
 

 
Good Luck
Roger

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The only thing keeping me from upgrading to Windows 7 is:

See attachement.

Does anyone now a solution. I now, I could not have tile view, but it's what I am used to.

A:Tile View

To be honest I don't think theres a way of doing that just yet unless theres a 3rd party file manager that I don't know of yet.

Thanks,
Kukag

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This is just my OCD kicking in however, I am wondering if their is a way of re-colouring a program tile of a program?

A:Tile customising

Sure there is. Depends on what you need.
You could use oblytile and / or create your own or change personalization to high contrast.
Can do, with Paint Shop, Xara, Oblytile, etc...

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hello,
whenever my pc restarts the desktop bg image is set to tiles (instead of stretch). why is this happening and how do i stop it from changing?
 

A:desktop bg changes to tile

Have you tried going to the control panel, then appearance and themes, then display, then desktop.Set it to stretch then hit apply and ok that should do it.
 

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Not really sure if i should post this here or in a different forum. If this is incorrect it can be moved.

I need a seamless tile made up. I tried to make one but it doesn't seem to like me much. Not my fortay i guess...

I need a faded blue to white. I do not want blue anywhere but on the right column. When I do it it does not come out seamless.

The graphic is what I would like. I tried to use what I posted to make it seamless but it defiantly came out funky.
Any one board and would like to make one for me?
 

A:seamless tile.........

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When I pin the Crome exe to start menu all is well, but if I change the size to small it will lose the icon and tile is faded? Anyone have a fix for this?

A:No icon on tile

I need a fix for this as well. It showed up fine until i updated to the November Update. Now when sized to small the icon goes away and the tile becomes faded. I would definitely like a fix for this.

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Hi,
I do like Win7 so far (compared to XP), but one of the things I'm missing is the "Tile vertically" function (you know, where you can select a few programs in the taskbar and make them automatically fit on the screen together).

Is it really no there or am I just overlooking it?

Thanks in advance!

A:Tile vertically

aero snap sort of replicates this feature, where you drag a window to the edge of the screen.

or try playing with windows key + arrow keys.

i know it's not quite the same, maybe other forum users will improve on this idea...

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What is the best digital clock tile that updates fast and works well

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I just installed windows 8 Pro on desktop, now in metro start screen, I click on the music tile go through to find some music I want to listen to and when it plays it opens this Xbox music thing. Why and is this normal?

A:music tile

LoL.. sheeples.. Xbox+metro= multiple platform support = phones that become the laptops (docking) = app store = revenue channel.
They thought this through while they were high on cocaine and champagne like every good corporate meeting.
It will take a awhile for competitors to build placement tiles since they have to learn the new interface and recompile their code.
MS's main competitor is Apple. Ms = Xbox+hyper visor, Pc = Steam, Apple = Riaa + Mpaa.

I remember when the FBI was busting down doors because people where using betamax to copy broadcasted tv shows, beating the children and shooting their dogs. Criminals = whatever stops the money flowing to the appointed authorities.

I wonder if they sell folk music on Xbox music center, hahahahaha... I'm like the 1 guy that searched for it.
I guess the old timers still prefer a smokey bar with live music.

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Try installing Winamp for a push and forget solution, not that I like lamas or anything, but they are fun to pet.
You are probably wanting streaming music, and there has never been a convergence of streaming music stations.
Except shoutcast and a few other .com's. Someone will have to converge all their API's into one app without pissing someone off, which is VERY VERY VERY hard to do.

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In the Tutorial section, there is one as "How to Minimize the Windoes Exlporer "Ribbon"". Right after I installed W8 two days ago, I also downloaded "Windows 8 BluePoison" and by using this, I "unlock hidden features". From then on I no longer see the "Tiles". Windows Explorer is just like that of W7 and it has not "Ribbon".

I am just curious to know how I can get that Tiles back and see "Ribbon" on Windows Explorer.

A:Tile and Ribbon ???

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and
modify the RPEnabled key to a “1” which will set it back to default.

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I have the Nokia 625 and had a picture on one of the tiles on the start screen (I think that is what it is called) I have had to replace the tile but cannot find out or remember how to place a picture on the tile.

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Hi,
Is it possible to rotate a large tile on the start page 90 degrees to form a vertical tile so i can add a vertical photo.

Regards Dom

A:Vertical Tile

Nope

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Just a quickie for you expert people out there

I have my tiles and have unpinned the ones i don't want. Now, i am left with Mail and Calendar.
Trouble is i don't have (don't tell anyone) a MS email and don't want one, i am on Gmail - is there any way i can edit the properties of that tile so that when i click the Email icon it will open my Email client as it does on the main desktop?
I've had a look at the right click options of the icon on my main desktop but it doesn't say "pin to start" - which is what i want it to do....

Any ideas??

Thanks so much in advance.

A:Tile Customization

You can use Obly Tile to create your own Gmail Tile.

Download OblyTile 0.8.8 Free - Design tiles for your Windows 8 Start Screen - Softpedia

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Hey guys!
I have a weird problem with my Chrome and I hope someone can help me:
When I first installed Windows 8 there was the IE tile, with lighter blue background and white icon. Then I installed Chrome, at first start I used it as my default browser, mostly in W8 mode, sometimes in desktop mode, but it always had the grey background tile with the Chrome icon. I wanted to make new tiles for my non-metro apps with OblyTile, and because I use IE sometimes I made one for that too, but after that my Chrome tile became a standard non-metro style tile with blue bg and smaller icon, using it first opens the desktop then the metro-mode chrome, and the original IE tile (I kept it from the beginning) reversed to the original, blue bg, white icon style, but Chrome is the default browser.

Can you help me to reverse Chrome to the gray bg tile and make it open the metro-mode without first opening the desktop?

Thanks in advance!

A:Chrome tile

Why not just try to do an in-place reinstall of Chrome for starters and see what happens?

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I tried to pin a desktop shortcut of msconfig system app as tile to the start metro screen but refuses to pin.
It doesn't even exists 'Pin to Start screen' selection when i right click the shortcut. What should i do?
I even copied the shortcut to the 'All Apps' folder and appeared on the left to the up and down app list but i can't
drag to start screen as tile.

A:Pin msconfig as tile

In the All Apps menu>> Windows administrative tools>> choose System Configuration & right click that.
Or you can do it from Control Panel:

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Can anyone tell me how to personalize a tile that shows up on the screen when you turn on the computer?

A:How to personalized a tile

Like this ? ---

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can you change your profile pic on Facebook
view communication from all of your social networks
post a message, check in or, set a chat status?
or All of the above

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would some one be willing to make this graphic into a seamless tile for me. I keep getting the "to close to edge error" I change it but can't accomplish what I need. Or explain to me what it is I need to do so I can make seamless tiles myself. I tried to follow various tutors but my brain is not functioning....
 

A:seamless tile

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Do like tiles use cpu when the start page is not visible?

A:Give tile cpu use?

I would suspect they do, but very little if so. It would show up as a process in windows task manager as one of the main CPU suckers if it used a lot. May be hidden behind another windows process

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Hello fellow humans!!

Alright, so I was wondering what my Main Panel on my Star Screen is missing but I couldn't figure it out.. Until I wanted to check the time. Usually, I would just do a double finger gesture on my Microsoft Touch Mouse and boom, time shows. Or just check the time when I'm already on desktop mode. This time however, my batteries ran out and I was on my Start Screen wondering what the time was. Oh, yea, I was super lazy too. So I wondered why didn't Microsoft make a time/clock app yet? It would make perfect sense to have one. Nonetheless, I know we can't always have everything.. So I'm asking you guys, are you using any apps for this exact reason? Have you got any suggestions? All I want is a tile with the time shown all over it.. No need for other information, like date or anything, just the time.. I'm asking you because, well, I don't know, I just like posting here instead of reading reviews for every single app in the store.

Thanks in advance!!

A:Time Tile

Hello Wael,

If you like, you could press the Windows + C keys to see the clock anytime and anywhere in Windows 8.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I open my mail tile, it does not show my entire inbox? How do I view my entire inbox?

A:Mail Tile

Click on the Inbox and a message below your last email will say "To get messages older than one month, go to settings." and click on it and it will take you to mail settings which will show up on the right side of the screen. There will be a pulldown menu <Download mail from> and select <Anytime>

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]Hi, I've just upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 and have tried to set up my email address but when I open the mail tile it has message NOT YET SYNCED - I don't really know what this means.
Every email address I've tried either says can't get mail or outlook tells me it can't find it.
I've tried everything I can (following lots of info on websites and microsoft's own "help page").
I don't really want to have to open a browser every time I want to look at or send mail.
I want the notification message and the ping!
I'm a bit of a novice so can anyone help me PLEASE.

A:Outlook app (tile)

Hello Eileen and welcome

I'm assuming you are using the new W10 mail app. If you click on its settings (cog icon at bottom left) you can access Manage accounts and select the outlook mail account to reach the box as shown below:


Then you can select Change mailbox sync settings and scroll down to turn on the Email sync.



This is the first thing to check but my apologies if you have already done this.

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I wish to create a tile from a shortcut on the metro start screen windows 8.1

Can you tell me how to create one

Thanks

Jeff

A:Shortcut to tile

Hello Jeff,

Which app is this for? I may already have one available in a tutorial if it's a default app.

Starting in Windows 8.1.1 when released on April 8th, you will be able to also pin modern apps to the taskbar.

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i have tryed to log in to skype to day but all it does is log in for ages then come up with an error "skype can't connect" i have tried everything to fix it but nothing works. i have uninstalled it, restarted pc, restarted modem. i can connect to everything else but skype and it was working earlier today.

A:skype error "skype can't connect"

no one gonna help -_-

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I've just done a bit of housekeeping and I seem to have lost the Tile Picture for Google Chrome. It appears when I chose 'all apps' but if I unpin and then re-pin it to start menu it just appears as a black tile.

Anybody have any ideas how I can get it back?

A:Lost Tile picture

Hello Skewett,

You might see if reinstalling Google Chrome may be able to fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there a way to nest or embed Metro tiles so they act like folders? For example, Microsoft Office deposits at least eight tiles on my Start Screen. I rarely use any but Word and Excel, so I would like simply a generic "MS Office" tile that, when clicked, gives me all of the Office tiles.

I know I can make a folder from a bunch of shortcuts and then pin that folder to the Start Screen, but I'm looking for something that stays within the realm of Metro Tiles.

A:Metro Tile Nesting?

Originally Posted by patrickd314


I'm looking for something that stays within the realm of Metro Tiles.



http://www.eightforums.com/general-d...tart-menu.html

This is probably not what you had in mind, but this is Windows 8.

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Does anyone other than me think this would work for controlling the All apps screen?
It's nothing more than our Programs folder on the screen with all subfolders displayed.
Like others, I think we should have an option to have them all collapsed into the title bar. Or to pick which ones we want pinned to the All apps board. As well as the Start screen.

In example below

1.- I showed a customized All apps

2.- then installed Microsoft Works which gave a popout

3.-clicked the title bar ? made choice to pin Word Processor & Spreadsheet to Start screen & Not to hide them on the All apps screen

4.- Shows those 2 programs plus a tile saying 4 more programs available (Get Started, Database, Calendar & Portfolio)

A:All apps tile control

Yeah, that would make the "Apps" screen more user friendly.

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I can easily make my own icons for the tiles, but how would I apply said icons so that it looks like a nativly supported metro app instead of just an old icon?

A:Customize Tile Icons

OblyTiles is what you need.

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So I understand that the photo app gets my photos from my picture library and then just randomly scrolls through them, however there is a specific folder of photo that I don't want to be shown. Is there a way to make it so it doesn't show that folder when flicking through the various photo I have or do I have to move the folder to another location?

A:Live photo tile

Take it out of My Pictures (e.g., just put it in your C: User folder--top level--like My Pictures) and give it a non-picture related name (not sure if that's necessary). I have some snips that I don't want to see on my start screen, and that's what I do--use a folder named Snips.

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Should Windows end its live tile? I've recently got rid of them - so to speak. They're still on the screen but not visible. I've just got the icon's for each app I use. The screen looks clean and light and seems to react a bit quicker. Anyway having done so I realised its just not necessary to have those floating tiles - more Window(s) dressing than practical. What do other users think?

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Anyone having a similar issue?
I have linked my FB, Linked in accounts to the People Tile - when I click on it it launches the app but as the window opens up - it crashes back to the metro interface?

Any suggestions?

I upgraded from Windows 7. I have done the latest update.

Thanks

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I use Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro 3 and my desktop. Both are x64 Pro and logged in with the same windows live ID. Occasionally the desktop tile will move on its own on both systems. I have never moved the tile from the bottom left corner myself but it occasionally will move itself to higher in the column or into the next row.
Does anyone know why this is happening and how to prevent it from continuing.

Thanks.

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Unistalled hp connected music, but now I have the icon in start menu. Clicking on it only opens install/uninstall window. How do I remove this orphaned tile?

Henry

A:Remove orphaned tile

Right click-Delete on classic shell.
Unpin from Start in metro.

A screen shot would help of when you right click the tile.(options at bottom of screen)

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for about a week my mail tile has received no email, but I can send. I have to log into my hotmail account to see new emails, what has happened
JB

A:mail tile not updating

and no one seems to have this problem but what options do I have, as I have to log in to my account each time I want to check my emails

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Hi,Just had this new laptop running windows 8 and its an Acer.
When I select the photos tile on the screen it goes to another screen which is black with a blue square icon and underneath it tells me that there are no files or folders in this view.There are photos in my picture folder as I just put then in.But if I go to the other method and select the My picture folder the photos are there.
Any Help Please.

A:Windows 8 tile problem

Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, tankid.

You might want to run through these:

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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I recently upgraded to 8.1 (actually, made a clean install), and everything seems to be working as designed. Except, on the Start Screen, although all the other apps show live tiles, the Weather app does not, showing only a plain blue background with the word "Weather" on it. The live tile feature is definitely turned on for this app.

Is anyone else experiencing this? Is there a fix for it?

A:Weather app - no live tile?

Here's what I have:

I don't know if it is normal or not.

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I have a thumb drive that I regularly plug in and out of the front of my tower using the same USB port. The drive has an assigned letter.

Plugging it in is no problem. It is detected fine and I have AutoPlay set to do nothing. I do not desire to use the AutoRun/AutoPlay on the desktop taskbar to unplug it. Is there anyway I can create a tile on the Start Screen to do so? I would imagine I have to pin some executable there?

A:AutoRun/AutoPlay tile

Hey Tony,

Are you referring to Safely Remove Hardware? If so, you could "Pin to Start" the shortcut below for it, but it'll still open to your desktop though.
Safely Remove Hardware Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
If you have write caching disable on the USB drive (should be by default), then you should be able to just disconnect it when you like without having to use the above as long as you are not in the middle of saving anything to it.

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Does anyone know how to remove this hideous orange/black tile from my start screen?

A:Switch Apps Tile

Nevermind

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I've unistall the email app, How can I turn it into a metro tile?

A:How can I turn it into a metro tile?

Hello Asus,

I'm not sure what you are wanting. Could you post back with more details?

If you uninstalled the "Mail" app, then it will no longer be on the Apps screen since it's been uninstalled. Where you wanting to restore the Mail app?

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If you want the IE tile in Start to always open the desktop version of IE 10, then you have to make the 2 settings shown in the picture. You get there from Internet Options > Programs tab. Then do not forget 'Apply'.

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Hello all
I have the default Microsoft music app installed (and lovin it), but its live tile is just too dull->

Isnt there any way to customize it a little (like make it show artwork on live tile)?
Or please tell me some free alternate music app that has a good looking live tile
tnx

A:Customizing music app tile

I use the Groove Smart Music Player app, that one does add a cover art photo to the live tile.
Take a look in the store and try some of your own I would suggest ;-)

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Looks like I have found another forum to read while at work

I have set things up and added a hotmail account and things worked fine even though the hotmail screen seemed to lack in inforamtion as in win 7

So tried to connect to Outlook .com with no success (my lack of ability) maybe now I have lost the mail tile somehow and cannot find a way to restore it

When I restore it can someone help me to use outlook.com with the tiles ...............................Please
Not sure about win 8 at the mo
Steve

A:Lost my Mail Tile

click charms, search, apps, mail or right click on start screen to bring up all apps, locate mail and pin to start screen

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Hokey Smokes, Folks, I clicked on the tile for Windows Store, and it has a variety of free game and other free apps.

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I just recently installed W8. Outlook.com is my only email source. I created a Outlook.com tile but it isn't live and it doesn't look the same and doesn't seem to have all the features that the web based version has. I'm trying to have the web based program on the W8 Start screen so I don't have at it open in a browser. What am I missing here?

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Do you know of an easy way to change the colour of the User Tile border?

A:User Tile Border

I take it you mean on the login screen? I've wanted to change that for so long, but it's picky with the transparency and such. I guess you'd need to find a way to patch authui.dll, and then reshack it. If only I knew of a good patch or hex edit or something.

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I already know how to change the tile size for stuff like the store, internet explorer, etc. But for unofficial apps like Firefox, how would I do it? There has to be a program out there that can do this...

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Hi,
I'm using Windows 10 Pro and can't unpin a tile from Start..
someone please??!

A:Can't unpin a tile from Start

Originally Posted by Orel123


Hi,
I'm using Windows 10 Pro and can't unpin a tile from Start..
someone please??!



Hi @Orel123, welcome to tenforums.com!
Try opening the Task Manager, (right click Start and choose Task Manager), scrolling all the way down to Windows Explorer, right click and choose Restart.

If that doesn't work, the Tile in question may not have cached properly;
right click on Start, choose Run, type shell:appsfolder, press Enter, look for the application in question in that folder, right click it and choose Unpin from Start.

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When I select the money tile I get "service is currently not available please try later" . Any suggestions on what is wrong. It was working fine and all of a sudden a few days ago it quit working.

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Hi,

How many photos does the photo tile app allow on the start screen? I'm asking this as I'm finding no matter how many photos I import the app only displays 5 or 6 photos, is this all it displays?

If not, is there a work around for it?

Thanks for any help

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I've been reading on how to set color of the metro tiles. Curious question:
How does one create a custom tile for their application?

All the metro apps have cool tiles. When I create one visual studio 11, all I get is the standard black box with the star and the app title.

Anyone know how these app developers get the cool looking tiles with graphics, wording and stuff?

A:Metro tile maddness

That is something I would like to know too. Maybe somebody knows.

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I would like to assign image files to a few of the Start Screen Tiles. Su far, I am only able to do so with the Photos tile. Is it possible to assign images to others?

A:Change Tile Image

Hello jds4000. Welcome to the Eight Forums.
There are a couple of programs in the Store that you can use to customize tiles. - not free -

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Having trouble with Live Tiles. I'm trying to open up Live News and weather tiles. I am able to open the start menu and see that they are updating with appropriate weather and top stories. When I try to open up the tile however, I am greeted by "An error occurred. Try Refreshing" but to no avail does it solve the issue.

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Trying to resize some of my tiles on the Windows 10 start menu. I have added Outlook 2016 and want to set it to Wide but the only options are Small & Medium.

How do I get all the options on the resize?

A:Tile Size limited

Size options are limited to certain Apps only, default Apps all can be resized to 4 different sizes but the ones we add to Start only have two options.
EDIT: Have a look at this tutorial:Tiles - Resize on Windows 10 Start Menu - Windows 10 Forums

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If a windows 8 compatible app does not have a metro design. Is the app allowed to have a tile?

A:no metro design but can the app have a tile?

Hi, seasonss, welcome to the Eight Forums!

Yep, see here:

windows 8 install on older laptop

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IE 11  will not open from the start screen in the apps. So , I can not see my frequents  or see the star to click to my favorites. From start screen, can only open IE in desktop, but does not show place to "search" in the middle
of the screen, but at the very top in a smaller search space. Below is a larger search space for BING.  I can use IE 11 in the desktop. I am using Windows 8. Main problem is that I can not get to the App view. I did take out the Skype a few days ago that
came with Window 8. Have set a time about 6 hours from now to download Windows 10. I had tried earlier today, but would not work. Program said other updates were being entered, and could not do both at same time. I am planning to download the latest Skype
in a few days.

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