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Cortana missing Live Tile and from All Apps section

Q: Cortana missing Live Tile and from All Apps section

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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Hi all. Just a small annoyance really. The Cortana live tile is not working all the time for me. When I open Cortana I can see my specified news cards etc however it won't live update new news etc on the live tile.

Sometimes I will see for instance "BBC -5 minutes ago" on the tile but it won't show the headline just the Cortana circle icon.

Every other live tile seems to work ok.

Any tips please? Many thanks

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I'm personally going to try to make this simple, and yet cover all of my problems in a small thread.

I updated windows 8.1 pro with wmc from store.

I had NO problems, received no error messages, had no dc's, the power didn't shut off, the download didn't stop .. literally nothing went wrong. After update everything worked fine. All the apps are downloaded and were working fine.

But,

After 2/3 months since updated, I suddenly noticed that every live tile / folder / app / game / setting etc. which were working fine, now not working.
When I clicked on any tile, nothing happened. It just went to a blank green screen because my background color is green. It appears on the left upper corner as opened but doesn't run. When I click, I am send back to Start Screen or Desktop. Even Store and Windows Setting stopped working. So, naturally i started checking the web for answers, but couldn't find a solution to the exact problem i was having. I saw countless posts of people saying "Just uninstall / re-install the apps" but at first, I couldn't get my App store app to run. Again, it was just blank after several minutes of waiting. I was able to download it after using the search bar menu on the right side of my computer, and was able to start installing some apps.
NEXT PROBLEM:
So i thought that everything was going to be ok, but then I ran into another problem where some of the apps wouldn't install, and I received an error message with the code/number of 0x80070002... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 live tile apps not working..!

Hello Riaz,

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

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

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So. I used a linux live disk to hard delete the windows 10 "windows apps" folder from my file system. I didn't want windows to run any of them so why not?

. . . Only, I don't have a network or system tray icons on my taskbar.Now this is problematic. Are there any known ways one can reinstall the app folder and activate the apps within or known workarounds? Thanks in advance for helping me fix my stupid.

A:Used linux live disk to delete Cortana and other 'apps' off windows 10

Originally Posted by DartTimeTime


So. I used a linux live disk to hard delete the windows 10 "windows apps" folder from my file system. I didn't want windows to run any of them so why not?

. . . Only, I don't have a network or system tray icons on my taskbar.Now this is problematic. Are there any known ways one can reinstall the app folder and activate the apps within or known workarounds? Thanks in advance for helping me fix my stupid.



Hi and welcome to Tenforums.

Sounds like you might want to try a repair install by doing an in-place upgrade. You can grab the appropriate W10 ISO from MSTechBench, right-click and select mount, then run setup.exe.
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

Hope that helps!

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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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hi guys,

Must i place this in the Graphics section, the Drivers section, do not know, so here it is.

Recently and finally i changed my monitor to HDMI (bad idea).

After some problems Windows installed the Intel 4000 driver for the monitor.

Now i have too large tekst when going into the apps section. Even hitting the right corner then the tekst and icons are too big on the Charms Bar.

thanks

Jeff

A:Problems with the APPS section

Is that the only view that looks that way? If not, any chance you have something set for dual monitors? BTW, your apps view looks more like my 8.1 view than my 8.0 view.

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

A:Switch Apps Tile

Nevermind

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Hello!

Recently, one of my laptop just got this error

I have tried to reinstall windows metro app by using this command at powershell (admin) :
Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}

But when I tried to do it, this error message shows up!
I copied one of the error show in the powershell :
Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsCamera_2016.128.10.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package because
there was a merge failure with the following file: C:\Program
Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsCamera_2016.128.10.0_neutral_split.scale-125_8wekyb3d8bbwe\resources.pri
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 6a05672a-619a-0002-2cc2-066a9a61d101 in the Event Log or use the command
line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 6a05672a-619a-0002-2cc2-066a9a61d101
At line:1 char:38
+ ... | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmani ...

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

+ CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File...ppxmanifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand



Not just my Camera app, but m... Read more

A:Got weird tile name and can't open any of these apps!

Hello ZenR,

I'm afraid that your default apps included with Windows are broken.

You can do a repair install to fix them though without losing anything.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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Hi I am not sure if this belongs on this thread and I have seen possible solutions but I don't know if they are what I need for my issue.
I have a Windows 8.1 Desktop (HP) and not an upgrade from Windows 8 (I don't think so at least).
Every so often I can not open the tiles.
Instead it tries to open and maybe the top bar appears then it will return to the home page where the tiles and apps are. T
he Mail tile (Hotmail) is usually the one I open and that will either attempt to open but won't work or just not open.
I can get onto the desktop from the desktop tile and I have noticed the mail tile icon is on the task bar of the desktop. When I click on the icon it won't open.
I then try other tiles, including the live ones which are updating the news etc but they will not open. These icons also appear on the desktop tool bar.
I have only found that restarting the PC allows me to get the tiles/apps open.
Luckily each time I have restarted the tiles work as expected.

I have seen problems others have with tiles not opening and the issue seems to be something to do with going from Windows 8 to 8.1 and I bought the PC with 8.1 installed.
The issue occurred again on Sunday 9th November, the day before it was fine.
Before I tried to open the tile, there was a java update required and I ran that - not sure if thats connected to it.
With the icons appearing on the desktop although still not opening I am not sure whether the tiles are opening but not completely or it is something mor... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 Apps including Mail tile not opening

Hello Angie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

For now, see if the items listed in the tutorial below may be able to help.

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

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When i bring my mouse to the left of the screen, the preview tile for the open apps does not appear fully. Instead it stays as the image of the open app you get when you mouse over the start button at the start screen. Am installing updates now but i dont think that will fix it

This is what it looks like even when i mouse over it.
Help Please!!!!

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Windows 8.1 tile apps, no issues on desktop, give me Internet connection errors. Apps like euronews say that I am not connected to the Internet and I am. I also get "internal error" on other apps. Anyone can help?

A:Windows 8.1 tile apps give me Internet connection errors

You may want to try Stardock Software's Metro Mix. It will allow you to run Metro Apps from the desktop. The problem with Metro. Is that it uses a mix of Javascript & html5. A lot of apps in the Microsoft App store are poorly written. So in turn, you have issues.

Some have found that the problem is also as simple as the third party Internet Security or Firewall software that they may be using. See metro apps can not connect to internet! for further help.

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I can't get the XBbox One to search for movies across all of my apps anymore (VUDU, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) after the most recent update. Instead, it only seems to search Xbox Video. Is there a way to make this work the way it used to, or am I doing something wrong? Loved the way it worked before and am very frustrated about this change.

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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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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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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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Hello, I thought that with Windows 8.1 the Netflix app would be updated with Live Tile and all that good stuff, but so far, I only noticed that it supports the new big tile format, but it is useless when it doesn't have a live tile

I am asking about this, because I did saw a video with the Netflix app having a working live tile (It was some Microsoft employee video). Could it be in the works with an update to come? What do you think? Would you like to have a live tile for Netflix?

Thanks in advance!

A:Netflix App: Live Tile?

Doesn't your Netflix tile show your recent usage in a live tile?

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On the live photos tile on the start screen. How can I determine which pictures it shows and which not to?

Can anyone please tell me how to customise this tile?
Of the hundred of photos in the My Pictures folder it shows just 4 poor ones on a loop.

All help much appreciated
 

A:Live Photos tile

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14393.0/1607
I'm not able to delete Bring and some other apps using the dedicated command lines in Powershell and/or Powershell_ISE. Can someone help?

I saw here that I'm not the only one experiencing this issue (did not try that link):
Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

For the rest, interesting new features in the settings menu. The installer asks to confirmed the Home or the Pro version and sees that I run the Pro version. On post-installation, the Pro version has similar behavior of the Home version. The very last thing that a Pro version owner wants to deal with is the HOME version.

Got the ISO from Micrsoft there:
Windows 10 ISO)

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Like innumerable other Win10 users, I have been trying for quite a while to get broken apps and Cortana to work again, after the Anniversary 'update'. I've repeatedly tried sfc /scannow; DISM restorehealth; MS Repair tools; Windows troubleshooter; the infamous Powershell "Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml", ad nauseum, with no luck at all.

Today, while Googling a somewhat different topic, I stumbled across a shareware program that actually FIXED Cortana, and ALL metro apps. It's called Windows Repair Free/Pro, from Tweaking.com. The free version is fully functional for repairing Windows problems; just follow all the directions exactly. The $20 Pro version just adds some performance and visual tweak options.

You have to run the repair tools twice; it took about 4-1/2 hours, total, on my system. On the first pass, when the repair tool was re-installing metro apps, several of the same errors appeared in the cmd box as with the above mentioned Powershell command line. After the required reboot into Safe Mode w/networking, the second pass returned no errors at all, and everything is working again.

If only I had found this program five or six weeks ago! I could have saved countless frustrating hours of beating my head against the scre... Read more

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14393.0/1607
I'm not able to delete Bring and some other apps using the dedicated command lines in Powershell and/or Powershell_ISE. Can someone help?

I saw here that I'm not the only one experiencing this issue (did not try that link):
Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

For the rest, interesting new features in the settings menu. The installer asks to confirmed the Home or the Pro version and sees that I run the Pro version. On post-installation, the Pro version has similar behavior of the Home version. The very last thing that a Pro version owner wants to deal with is the HOME version.

Got the ISO from Micrsoft there:
Windows 10 ISO)

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I am not sure if this is the right place to post this request, but I am not able to get the Twitter live tile running on my Mom's new laptop. The laptop came with Windows 10 already installed as the main operating system.

When the Twitter live tile would not work, I initially tried turning the live tile off and then back on. When that did not work, I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling Twitter. The live tile is still not working. I don't remember if upon reinstalling if I was asked if the app should be allowed to run in the background.

I found this sub-forum with guidance on how to allow apps to run in the background. On my Mom's computer, when I go to Setting/Privacy/Background Apps the list of Apps that I can turn on and off does not include Twitter. I also have Windows 10 on my computer and my Twitter live tile is working. Twitter is on my list of Background Apps that can be modified and it is turned on.

If anyone knows how to add Twitter to the list of Background Apps, so that I can turn it on or off on my Mom's computer, please let me know what I need to do.

Thank you in advance.

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Hi,

when i right click on my weather tile there is no option to turn on live tile, other tiles work fine, the weather tile used to work too but now its not working.

I tried sfc scan , reinstalling the app with no results. Pls help?

A:Weather Live Tile Not Working

Hello Jimbo,

You might sync your app licenses to see if that may help.

App - Sync License in Windows 8

If still not, then try using the "Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter" below to see if it may.

Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have been trying to turn on shuffle on the photos tile and I cannot find an option to turn shuffle on anywhere. I have googled it and all the results and screenshots that come up don't match my settings at all. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Centre X64 with all the latest updates. The shuffle option on my pc seems to have vanished.HELP......

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At first it was updating and showed movement but now it's just static. It's set up with Gmail and an IMAP account with my ISP. Any ideas as to what is causing this?

Thanks,

PerryR

A:Mail Live Tile Not Updating

Hello Perry,

You might double check to see if it's live tile is turned on.

Apps - Turn Live Tiles On or Off in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Does anyone have issues with the live tile on the photos app? It works 90% of the time. But then I will open the start menu and the live tile will be occassionaly static on a single photo. No shuffling. It will work again if I either log out/ log in again or if I right click and turn live tile off and then back to on. But it's sporadic behaviour, is it by design/intention that after a while it stops shuffling?

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I like the live tile on the native photo app despite not being able to control what pics show and it only scrolling through 5 at any given time. However do people find the live tile buggy? It will be happily working away but then I will notice the tile gets stuck on a single pic no longer scrolling. Switching live tile off and back on generally kicks it back into life again. It's the only live tile that seems prone to this behaviour as all others behave themselves. I've noticed this has happened through all builds of Windows 10 and numerous photo app updates. It's very random as to when it occurs too

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I can't seem to turn on live tile for my weather app. When I right click on it, there is no option at the bottom of the screen to turn it on.

Compared to the photos app, it is currently running live tile by default, and when I right click on it, I can toggle live tile on and off.

Is there something special I need to do with the weather app to activate live tile?

A:Cannot turn on live tile for weather app

Hello Pauleduc,

Double check to make sure that the Windows Time service is enabled, and that your system time is set accurately and synced.

You could also do this by opening an elevated command prompt, then typing the commands below and press Enter after each one.
net start w32time

w32tm /resync

Afterwards, see if you have the "Turn live tile on/off" option.

Apps - Turn Live Tiles On or Off in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Latest, updated Calendar app that has come by the system is still not updating the date. Phone Lumia 640 LTE, Win 10 mobile AU, 14393.189. The calendar is enabled in the background. Done few hard resets, tried resizing the tile, pining and unpinig of tile, entering dummy event in calendar, nothing helped. With the latest update of Mail & Calendar app (Sept. 22nd, 2016) I was hoping that this issue would be solved ... wrong. From "MS support tech" I got a cliche "nonanswer" as I wouldn't be able to count to ten. Any ideas or similar issues ... solutions? Thx, M

A:Calendar live tile problem

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Latest, updated Calendar app that has come by the system is still not updating the date. Phone Lumia 640 LTE, Win 10 mobile AU, 14393.189. The calendar is enabled in the background. Done few hard resets, tried resizing the tile, pining and unpinig of tile, entering dummy event in calendar, nothing helped. With the latest update of Mail & Calendar app (Sept. 22nd, 2016) I was hoping that this issue would be solved ... wrong. From "MS support tech" I got a cliche "nonanswer" as I wouldn't be able to count to ten. Any ideas or similar issues ... solutions? Thx, M The calendar tile is working fine for me after the update. I did a soft reset right after update and since it has been working fine. It has been only a day after the update , but all good for now.
As with you,it is hard to understand why the bug is still affecting you as you have done multiple hard resets. i will get back to you once i have a solution to share.
To continue the discussion, i request you to Join our forums and stay updated. :)

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Hi,
Anybody have any idea how to get the Photo's live tile to work on the Lumia 950?
The Favorites folder is under the Albums tab, and has 7 photos in it, but the live tile just ignores them. Does the "Favorites" folder have to be somewhere else on the phone? have?
Thanks!

A:Photos Live Tile on Lumia 950

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Hi,
Anybody have any idea how to get the Photo's live tile to work on the Lumia 950?
The Favorites folder is under the Albums tab, and has 7 photos in it, but the live tile just ignores them. Does the "Favorites" folder have to be somewhere else on the phone? have?
Thanks! Photo Live Tile behaviour is the same on all phones, despite app version (AU, Insider, etc)
It changes after:
1 - a reboot or a soft reset
2 - an app or O.S. update (once a week, there was one a couple of days ago)
3 - a user requested hard reset

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I've noticed that Skydrive live tile does not work after upgrading to 8.1. Anyone else notice this?

Prior to 8.1, Skydrive was live, that is it would display the contents of your folder, especially photos. Now, after 8.1, it doesn't work.

So is anyone else's skydrive live tile not working under 8.1?

Thanks

A:Skydrive live tile not working under 8.1?

Hello Drew,

In Windows 8.1, SkyDrive is fully integrated now.

You should have a separate SkyDrive app tile on your Start screen for the online SkyDrive, and a SkyDrive folder group in the navigation pane of File Explorer. This folder is located at: "C:\Users\(user-name)\SkyDrive".

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html

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As title says, my ebay tile does absolutely nothing .
I have reinstalled ebay app twice but no joy.
I really love live tiles and I think will be superb to have real push notifications in ebay live tile...
Any workaround would be more than welcome...

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First off Hello everybody and sorry this is my first post I am normally just a lurker. This forum, even though I have never posted ,has been a huge help with quite a few things and a great resource in general.

Trying to clear out the All Apps list on the start menu. Most apps I have uninstalled and utility folders deleted. The 3 things left on there that I would still like to remove are Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and Settings. I do not want to uninstall Cortana or Microsoft Edge. I simply do not want those three things to appear in the list. i.e. I deleted the Administrative Tools folder from programdata/microsoft/windows/startmenu which stops the shortcuts from appearing in the list but I still have access to all the things within.

I know its small but its important. On a side note I could have sworn i read somewhere that microsoft was going to be updating their upgrade system so you no longer had to do an in place upgrade before you could do a clean install. Does anybody know anything about that or is that not a thing. I do not seem to be able to find the original article I was reading and may have misread.

A:Removing Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Settings from all apps list

Originally Posted by Kabby


First off Hello everybody and sorry this is my first post I am normally just a lurker. This forum, even though I have never posted ,has been a huge help with quite a few things and a great resource in general.

Trying to clear out the All Apps list on the start menu. Most apps I have uninstalled and utility folders deleted. The 3 things left on there that I would still like to remove are Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and Settings. I do not want to uninstall Cortana or Microsoft Edge. I simply do not want those three things to appear in the list. i.e. I deleted the Administrative Tools folder from programdata/microsoft/windows/startmenu which stops the shortcuts from appearing in the list but I still have access to all the things within.

I know its small but its important. On a side note I could have sworn i read somewhere that microsoft was going to be updating their upgrade system so you no longer had to do an in place upgrade before you could do a clean install. Does anybody know anything about that or is that not a thing. I do not seem to be able to find the original article I was reading and may have misread.



Bit of a late reply here, but the issue is still relevant so I thought I would reply.

As yet there still seems to be no solution to this problem. Microsoft have bypassed the normal folders that list apps in the start menu so that some apps can't be removed from the list. This includes Edge, Cortana and... Read more

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Ok, I have read all the post regarding this problem, but I do not get it and have to confess: love the Win10mobile, but with all the fuss around this platform I give up.
I have Lumia 930, latest .321 update, done hard resets, tried all the "tricks" and still nothing. Two days ago received the last update, hoped that this will finally fix live tile to update the date, but I lost all the hope now. Luckily there is MyCalendar which works perfectly! Do not get it how mighty MS can not fix this problem. For me WM is dead, unfortunately. I will have the Lumia till it's finished, but my next phone, though that's hard for me to accept, will be iphone. If anyone knows trick, besides WDRT, which than again is no 100% guarantee fix, let me know, pls. Sergej

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Using 8.1 my weather live tile does not work if I have the option set to Fahrenheit. Once I set it to Celsius the live tile works just fine.

I tried installing the app again with no change. Anybody have a clue how to fix this? I really want it to display in F

A:Weather App Live Tile Not Working When Set To Fahrenheit

Mine just doesn't work! sorry i cant help you, its an ongoing issue

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Only a few days ago I realised that both my computers (windows 8.1) had live tiles enabled in the metro interface, and that they had been downloading things for them (various new pictures to be displayed on the tiles, and alos adverts for apps available in windows' store. I disabled the live tiles (there was only one, the windows store) on both machines as soon as I realised this. So they won't be wasting any more of my bandwidth downloading png pictures of apps I don't care about.
This however got me thinking: If the windows store shows adverts, and these adverts are shown (atleast in some sense) through the live tiles, then could these tiles end up distributing viruses? As far as I could tell the only things be downloaded (and wasting a small amount of my bandwidth) were png images, but part of me wonders if flash animations (with hidden exploits) or exe files could be downloaded and run like this? Has this ever happened yet? I have no particular cause to think it has happened to me but the fact that these tiles exist like this and do what they do makes me think it could happen some day? If it could then that would be a huge problem waiting to happen, viruses delivered through a running function on a computer that most people would never even think to look at.
Would it be possible? Has it ever happened yet? The same concern would probably affect windows 10 as well, because it too has live tiles.
Thanks

A:Could an infection be delivered via a live tile in windows 8/8.1 ?

Tile images are usually hosted by programs so in order to get malicious one would require you to install one of those. You can still create one of your own and for example poll data from
website. It usually involves downloading image and small config file. In this case the host is IE.
 
Technically it could be possible to send some malformed config which then uses some vulnerability within system itself in order to inject malicious code. Still would still require you or some other program in your computer to create new live tile. I don't think it would be very useable case since you already have an access to the system at that point.
 
I don't think its going to be any less secure then just surfing over web. Microsoft controls Windows Store so there shouldn't be any problem with that matter of malicious data being send over their channels.
If there were some major security issues with this I think they would have been noticed at this point. But this is majorly just speculation on my part.
 
@EDIT
 
So as Didier Stevens pointed out, live tile hosts(Apps) are run inside sandbox environment. Most malicious active would require to escape that sandbox or use
some other exploit. As with the regular programs, user discretion is still advised when installing apps.

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Hello Everyone,

I have windows 8.1.1 fresh install I do not know why but My game app does not have live tile I tried to reinstall it and all the other stuff

Moreover I have this problem I add pictures


it happen only with this game endless skate I tried to uninstall it but it does not help

A:windows 8.1.1 64bit game app does not have live tile...

Originally Posted by ShakedBenratzon


Hello Everyone,

I have windows 8.1.1 fresh install I do not know why but My game app does not have live tile I tried to reinstall it and all the other stuff

Moreover I have this problem I add pictures


it happen only with this game endless skate I tried to uninstall it but it does not help



Game tile has never gone live.

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The official app looks and feels good, but the bug that keeps the live tile switching to Fahrenheit from Celsius.
Strawberry is nice but doesn't give detailed info

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I am really enjoying Windows 8 so far. It took some getting used to, and I still believe it is more ideally suited for touch-interface, but I still enjoy using it and updating my computer usage habits because of it.

That being said, I don't seem to understand the Mail app that comes on the start page. I have added my accounts, and can check them accordingly, and I really enjoy it. But when I get new mail, I get a popup in the upper-right hand corner of the screen about the new mail. My question is this:

Can I make the Mail Icon show my new mail, (in a live-tile fashion) much like when I get new messages the friends live-tile shows those messages. Is that possible? Even if it is just the title/subject, or author that would be a nice customization and benefit to me.

Thanks for reading, and sorry if this belongs in the customize section and not here.

John T.

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Hi,
I have built some live tiles using.. buildmypinnedsite.com/en to build live tiles with news and events from e.g. InvestNI news investni.com/news/index.html

Can this be done with an intranet feed, eg. <meta name=msapplication-notification content="frequency=30;polling-uri=http://ininet/rss/news%20summary.xml&amp;id=1;polling-uri2=http://ininet/rss/news%20summary.xml&amp;id=2;polling-uri3=http://ininet/rss/news%20summary.xml&amp;id=3;polling-uri4=http://ininet/rss/news%20summary.xml&amp;id=4;polling-uri5=http://ininet/rss/news%20summary.xml&amp;id=5;
cycle=1"/>
It doesn't pull through and only defaults to the logo specified in the "meta name=msapplication-square70x70logo"
Thanks for your time,
Ollie.

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I'm trying to find an App that displays how much space is left on the Crive
as a Live Tile that auto-updates as space is cleared or used.

I'm not sure what to type into the search...
I get C++ , cloud storage, driving conditions in India and New York, driving games.

I hate having to jump to desktop > my computer to see how much is left.

I re-enabled desktop gadgets but they are still are terribly ugly... and are always "group" with other info
I dont want like cpu speed, etc.

any suggestions?

A:Storage Space (C:Drive) as Live Tile (App)

You don't have to go to desktop to go to "my computer", just pin "my computer" to your start screen. Just one click away too seeing this window:

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Before it was the large size, but after installing Anniversary update, first it just showed a blue tile, then when I resized it to see it if woke up, the maximum size it would show is the wide one, not the large.
Has this happened to anyone?

A:Facebook live tile after Anniversary got smaller

Yep. Same here. No solution found so far.

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Hello,
Yesterday, out of curiosity, I turned off live tile for the People app from the Start screen. When I turned it back on the images are not rotating (it still things it's off). I rebooted my computer a couple times and still does not work. Any way to resolve this? Thanks.

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I have saved some photos to favourite (clicked hearts) but when I asked to display favourites on the live photo tile it stays blank. I am able to display single or recent no problem. Can anyone advise why or how to fix?

A:why cant i display favourite photos on live tile?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have saved some photos to favourite (clicked hearts) but when I asked to display favourites on the live photo tile it stays blank. I am able to display single or recent no problem. Can anyone advise why or how to fix? What device are you trying to accomplish this task on? Works fine on my Lumia 640 running Win10 mobile.

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While I can name groups of tiles, does any tablet user know if there is way to may a folder and then put certain live tiles in the folder? I already have over 5 pages of tiles and its getting to be chore scrolling left and right. I would like to have tiles in "group" folders. Like all news tiles in one folder to save space on the screen

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With Win Live Mail open, Navigation Pane down left hand side, the Message List to the right, with Reading Pane below the Message List, I have a large pane between Message Pane and Reading Pane which wastes far too much space.

There must be a way of minimising this area - it leaves so little room to see the message body !

Thanks very much for any help

A:Windows Live Mail - how to reduce central section?

Simply click and drag the Reading Pane border to what you require.

Additionally you can from Reading Pane > Un-tick 'Show message header in Reading Pane'.

And/Or minimise the Ribbon by the ^ arrow by the blue white ? top right.

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heyI just bought a laptop that came with windows 8.1. Today the mail live tile stopped updating, and keeps showing that I have 2 unread mails even though I don't. I open the app and all the mails are read, the I close it and the live tile still shows "2".my internet is on and the live tile is set as dynamic.How can I solve this?

A:windows 8.1 mail live tile doesn't update

If you right click on the tile, do you have the option to Turn live tile on?



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I have upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. After doing so and making sure my accounts are all setup, I have found that I can not get the mail tile to act "live". I have verified it is set to live by right-clicking and seeing that link state "turn live tile off". I tried doing that and then turning it back on. I have tried rebooting. But the tile just isn't live. My other live tiles (news, finance, weather, store, etc) all seem to be live. It is only mail that I am having a problem with.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Steve

A:Mail Live Tile not Working after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

OK. Not sure what is going on. My Yahoo Mail account would not allow me to set it up as get messages as they occur. I had to set it up as check every 15 minutes. My Gmail account did not have this issue. But still not getting the live tile to work. I saw 15 apps needed updating now, so did that (mail was one of them), but still no live tile working for mail.

I finally decided to install Yahoo Mail because I needed the live tile for that account. But that live tile was not working either. I had people send me emails, and nothing. They sent to Yahoo and to Hotmail. Then after about 4 hours, all of a sudden I started getting the live tiles updating. I have no idea why.

I removed Yahoo Mail, and still the live tile worked for mail. I waited until the next morning to verify it was all good and it is still working.

So marking as solved. Not sure what solved it, but there you go.

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heyI just bought a laptop that came with windows 8.1. Today the mail live tile stopped updating, and keeps showing that I have 2 unread mails even though I don't. I open the app and all the mails are read, the I close it and the live tile still shows "2".my internet is on and the live tile is set as dynamic.How can I solve this?

A:windows 8.1 mail live tile doesn't update

If you right click on the tile, do you have the option to Turn live tile on?




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I keep getting an error code when I try to download apps or games. Error message is 805a8011 & when I try to pop download a game or a free app the error message pops up & nothing happens

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I have noticed over the past 4 weeks that my Windows Store App Live tile displays a number of updates for example 19 - when you go into the store and click on updates there may be only 14 or 15 updates.

I know changes have been made to Skype updates and this is no longer available to update via the app - have there been any other changes I should be aware of? This is not just on one device but 4 in the same household. None of the Live tiles display the number of updates actually being available?

Previously the live tile and actual updates available have always matched?

Confused and would appreciate any help

Thank you

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ok, as the title suggests, my windows weather tile isnt working in large mode, now if I resize to any other size, it live updates. I has no idea what happened to cause large mode to not want to update.

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Ok, maybe I?m missing something but accessing the pictures (live pictures tile) folder from the start menu shows my photo?s but not in the order I?d like them to be in. As such, to my horror I?ve found I can?t move them around (re-arrange them).

I can obviously re-arrange them if I access the ?My Pictures? folder through explorer, in fact they?re actually arranged differently than what is displayed accessing it through the Windows Start Screen.

Anyway is it possible to arrange them there because trying to manually move them around proves fruitless.

Also, how do you take a snip of the stat screen using the snip tool? God Win 8 can be annoying at times.

Thanks.

A:Question about My Pictures (live tile) on Start Menu?

There is a big fat tile named "Photos" - It does not seem to connect to the Library. Oh yes, it does, it takes a while to populate.

It would seem that the tiles in the app cannot be moved at all. I don't know about the snip tool, but someone here should know that.

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Hello All,
I have a simple little problem that I need help fixing. In my start menu in Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Edition 14393.82, my live tile for my photos is completely missing. I know it use to be there but I may have done something to delete it or maybe Microsoft has updated something that made it disappear. Whatever my problem is, I really like that particular live tile and I need help to restore it.

Thanks in advance,
Rocky

A:How To Restore Photos Live Tile In Start Menu?

Hello Rocky,

Look to see if you see "Photos" listed in the All apps left side of the Start menu. If there, then you can right click on it and click on "Pin to Start" to restore the Photos tile.

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Hello
First off, brilliant tutorial section... though I couldn't find the solution sorry.

OS was reinstalled from Dell download (apparently, a techie did it). Win7 x64 Home Premium

(1) Control Panel>Win Updates>Important Updates
It's impossible to change the when/how option for Win Updates as it's greyed out, as is the timing option. It's stuck on 'check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them'. I can live with that option but would prefer to change to auto, and more than that would like to feel I am in charge! It happens even in administrator mode.


(2) Control Panel>Default Programs>MicrosoftWindows>Email Program
In the above entry, there is only one option for Email Program which is 'Use my current email program'.

I thought I had uninstalled Windows Live through Programs and Features - or maybe it was through IE9 (as it was then). Sorry I can't recall, it was a while ago. I don't want to use email at all on the Dell (just on this Asus), yet opening IE10 and Favorites, a Windows Live folder lives on. Inside are four pages (Get Windows Live, Windows LiveGallery, Windows LiveMail, Windows Live Spaces).

Unsure if the two are connected or separate issues but would really appreciate any help resolving them please.

Also unsure if relevant but maybe better to mention... BufferZone and MS LiveEssentials were supplied with OS reinstall by aforementioned techie. Being uncomfortable with former but wanting a sandbox environment f... Read more

A:Win updates section greyed out plus removing properly Live Mail

I would wipe and drop a fresh 7 on that laptop, end of story, no 'apparently, a techie' aloof nonsense.

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Hi, I have lumia 640, latest win 10, done few hard resets, after latest outlook calendar update few days ago I hoped this problem will be fixed, but it still persists, i.e., live tile does not update date. Any idea what to do? Can not understand this since MyCalendar works fine!
The other problem I have is, that the menu for setting a call devert (settings, extras, network, ...) opens and immediately (after 2, 3 sec) closes by itself, so you don't have time to set a divert. I think this was not an issue with a previous versions. Any tip would be welcome, since I'm slowly losing patience with being a devoted win phone fan. Thx, Mark

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I bought my online upgrade and let it proceed from W7 and later downloaded and burned the .iso, so what I have is a true upgrade from W7 and not a clean install. I really have no big issues, just anoyances really, with my live tiles.

My Live tiles don't update them selves unless I open them first. What I mean is for example; the wikipedia tile gives me sugested articles in the live tile, however if I don't open it, it keeps the same info from the day prior. Same goes for the dictionary tile, it should give me the word of the day, unless I open it the tile never refreshes and stays on the previous word. I won't even get into the Mail app and tile that don't notify or update unless I open it.

My question is would any of you try a clean install to fix this? I really hate to reinstall all my programs, but really what's the point in a live tile if it isn't actually live

I guess I am just wondering what some of you gurus would try to fix this little quirk or if anyone else has this problem?

Thanks

Geeve

A:thoughts from gurus on a fresh reinstall live tile issues.

I've seen this happen when I hibernate my puter many times during the day and resume from hibernate. Sometimes it isn't connected to the network, and when I do, the tiles will usually refresh. Sometimes not, but when I restart they will refresh.

Don't know if this helps, but might help.

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I deleted photos that I no longer want on my Lumia 550. However, they are still scrolling on my start page tile.

A:Photos on my Lumia 550 that I deleted are still showing up on the live tile. How do I delete them?

same here, well, not anymore, it took mine about a month plus, tried everything, i think it was a few updates later that eventually cleared it - only patience seems to work :(

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Microsoft kicked off the month of May by announcing that they are discontinuing the Windows Live brand, saying the Windows Live apps and services were built on versions of Windows that weren’t designed to connect to a cloud service and citing customer confusion. They released a chart showing the transition process for many of the current services.

This seems to be further confirmation of Microsoft’s “all in” commitment to the cloud, but had some folks worried that we’re going to lose some of our most useful applications, such as Windows Live Writer. A petition sprang up to beg Microsoft not to kill it.

A tweet from Chris Jones (Windows Live VP) on May 3 seems to lay those fears to rest, saying: “all desktop apps work great and are supported on Windows 8, including WL Writer.”

A:Windows Live is dead, long live WL apps - WinNews.com

I would have thought someone at Microsoft might have considered these points before forcing the whole world to accept Live Mail, a very poor substitute for Outlook Express - and not very well thought through in respect of useability

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Hello. I am using Windows 10 Professional edition. Following some random Windows Update a few months ago, my default Windows 10 weather app (the one that can be pinned to the start menu) displays the temperature properly and updates regularly, however, if I click to open it, it opens blank....basically, the window is just the blue background with the little icon of the sun in the center.

This app used to work 100% before.

Lastly, I remember my calendar app not opening at all when Windows 10 was fresh. It would immediately close upon opening the calendar app. However, following some random Windows Update, the calendar app started working properly.

I "upgraded" to Windows 10 from 8.1, but I did a FULL install and chose to "save nothing" from 8.1, so it is about as legit as it can get to being a full installation and not an upgrade.

PS, it doesn't seem to matter if I enable to disable background data for the Weather app in privacy settings. I have tried it out both ways, and either way, on or off, the live tile for the weather app still updates, but opens blank and won't show me the large view when I click on it.

Is anyone else experiencing this issue? I don't use any other apps, I have not downloaded any other apps from the app store, and I have deleted some of the apps that came with Windows 10. I prefer to use my web browser for most things. I'm old school!

A:Win10Pro Weather Live Tile Works Properly But Opens Blank

Have you tried an uninstall/reinstall? That often resolves quite a few app issues.

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Hello. I am using Windows 10 Professional edition. Following some random Windows Update a few months ago, my default Windows 10 weather app (the one that can be pinned to the start menu) displays the temperature properly and updates regularly, however, if I click to open it, it opens blank....basically, the window is just the blue background with the little icon of the sun in the center.

This app used to work 100% before.

Lastly, I remember my calendar app not opening at all when Windows 10 was fresh. It would immediately close upon opening the calendar app. However, following some random Windows Update, the calendar app started working properly.

I "upgraded" to Windows 10 from 8.1, but I did a FULL install and chose to "save nothing" from 8.1, so it is about as legit as it can get to being a full installation and not an upgrade.

PS, it doesn't seem to matter if I enable to disable background data for the Weather app in privacy settings. I have tried it out both ways, and either way, on or off, the live tile for the weather app still updates, but opens blank and won't show me the large view when I click on it.

Is anyone else experiencing this issue? I don't use any other apps, I have not downloaded any other apps from the app store, and I have deleted some of the apps that came with Windows 10. I prefer to use my web browser for most things. I'm old school!

A:Win10Pro Weather Live Tile Works Properly But Opens Blank

Have you tried an uninstall/reinstall? That often resolves quite a few app issues.

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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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I cannot seem to figure out how to get the top section of http://www.alescoleads.com to display the top section. Everything under the date and tips in the blue bar shows up, everything above doesn't. I have already tried it in internet explorer(tried safe mode w/ no add ons), firefox, chrome with no luck. I uninstalled java, re-installed, I reset the internet back to factory setting, wiped out all the browsing history. Tried messing with the internet options in every combination I can. I don't know what else to try besides trying to factory reset this machine. Was curious if anyone else had any idea.

A:Website missing a section in all browsers

link works fine for me...I see everything above the blue line.

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I'm wondering why still don't exist Windows Update subforum (similar which exist on vistax64.com).In my opinion WU section is needed and should be created ...

A:Missing Windows Update section

I do check quite regularly to see if there is enough content to set the update section up, I've just checked again now and there still isn't enough to make an active section yet.

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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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Leaked screenshots purported to be from an internal build of Windows 10 have hit the web, revealing some of the subtle but important changes Microsoft has made since releasing the most recent technical preview.

Read more
 

A:Leaked Windows 10 screenshots reveal transparent Start Menu, new Live Tile animation

And it still has the stupid tiles
 

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Presenting on stage in front of an audience of hundreds or even thousands can be a daunting task. Add in some tech demos and the fact that millions may be watching live around the world and you've got a recipe...

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A:Cortana doesn't cooperate with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during live demo

Did he program/set his accent?
I setup Dragon Medical for docs all the time, there are various preset accent's to accommodate all types of users.
 

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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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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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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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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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I downloaded a free calculator program and did not like it so I immediately uninstalled it. However, it's still listed under "My Apps" in the Microsoft Store.

Is there a way I can cleanup some of the items listed in the "My Apps" section of the Microsoft store.

Thanks!

A:Cleaning Up "My Apps" Section Of Microsoft Store

Hello tackyjan. Welcome to the Eight Forums.

Not sure why you would want to. Try the button - bottom left corner. I did not try it. ... do not want to clear ...

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I am having a problem uninstalling some updates that were automatically installed by windows because the section that contains those updates in "Installed
Updates" is just missing. Normally you would go to Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > View Installed Updates then you would see a list trees with updates in each section. The section for Microsoft Windows isn't there. I'm not skipping over it,
it's just not there.



Example of not showing the section for Microsoft Windows:


Example of showing the section for Microsoft Windows:


I am running windows 7 on a domain environment. I am trying to uninstall IE11 update to revert back to IE9 (this was previously installed). My hunch is that this is a group policy setting somewhere, but haven't found anything pertaining to this yet.


 I am one of two admins for the company. This is actually happening to all the computers that I've checked, so I assume it's a systemic
problem.

I have been working on a new pc today that I needed to create an image for and noticed it isn't having the issue yet. However, a computer I recently imaged (Tuesday) is already having the problem.


I did gpupdate /force on the new pc without the issue, and it still is working fine. I'm starting to wonder if it may be a side effect of using sysprep on the machine before putting it into service. Once I'm done with this new pc image I will sysprep it
and watch for any changes.
Any help is appreciated.

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Yes there are thousands of threads like this, but none that seem to match my specific issue.

I was having trouble accessing my start menu and cortana, I did some searching and found the issue was typical, so I downloaded the official trouble shooter for the start menu, Needless to say, the trouble shooter couldn't solve my issue, I figured maybe just a restart after the trouble shooter would help, since its possible the trouble shooter was a catalyst and I just needed to restart to solve it, and done, the start menu was working flawlessly, HOWEVER, the spot on the start menu cortana occupied was now empty, obviously I noticed immediately as I only have a few apps present on my start menu. So I did some checking and couldn't find her anywhere on my computer... Now, I know what you're thinking, 'you have to enable her in your 'locations' settings, because cortana needs to utilize your location....' Well, one step ahead of you, I checked my location settings and the cortana app is no where to be found... numerous searches show shes no where on my computer any longer.... I tried downloading her from the Microsoft website but all I get is a document explaining cortanas functions... please someone help, quickly, I use her often and I really need her particularly right now. which is why its so irritating all these problems happened right at this time...

A:Cortana Missing Windows 10

You can try running following command in POWERSHELL as administrator
Code:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
and see if it helps. Otherwise you can hold down shift key as you press restart, go to advanced startup options, and do system restore. If none of these work, you can reinstall Windows 10 as an upgrade over top of itself, reset Windows 10 keeping all your stuff, or just do a reinstall.

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I reset my pc because I developed a microphone problem that I couldn't solve. The pc mic volume kept returning to zero after I set it to 100% so only for a moment or so I could be heard by Cortana. I followed online support and even bought a new mic (usb) to eliminate the mic as being the problem.
After I did the pc w-10 reset I noticed that Cortana was now missing. I have been unable to find a way to download it . My Mic volume setting does not return to zero now but I'm missing Cortana. Ose

A:After W10 reset Cortana missing

Hello Ose, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to fix Cortana for you.

Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10

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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 ICON┤S 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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cortana and my message icon now missin

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I've never noticed if this was an issue before but I was curious as to why little Cortana tidbits were not coming up in my action center on one PC, whilst they do for another machine.

So I went to settings - notifications and actions, and I see Cortana is missing here. Whilst on the other PC Cortana has an entry allowing banners and sounds to be turned on. Puzzled why my main desktop machine doesn't have the option? Any ideas why and how I can get it to show? Is it a 'mobile' PC only feature perhaps, my desktop doesn't have or use wifi, it's Ethernet only whilst our other machine connects via wifi so I guess Windows would see it as a mobile device. I only speculate this because on my desktop 'find my device' isn't active because of it being non-mobile machine. I've googled the issue extensively but there is no concrete answer anywhere - I looked at a lot of images of apps available to switch notifications on and it's a real mixed bag, Cortana shows on some but is also missing in many others. So there must be a key detail/setting that determines whether Cortana is available to send notifications in the action centre

Other than this quirk Cortana works pretty well on my desktop. She does all the right things in the actual start menu area with reminders, tips, news etc etc but I'd like her to pop up in the action centre too with handy info. Tidbits are switched on in Cortana settings by the way and both are anniversary updated versions of windows totally updated to latest pub... Read more

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The default metro apps are OK. The store apps that I bought and downloaded from the Microsoft Store have an "X" in the lower right corner of their tile. When I click on the tile, I can go to the store and "repair" the App. How can I do this for all store apps at once, rather than one by one?

A:All Downloaded Apps have an "X" on the tile need repair

Run this

Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8

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Normally, when I open My Computer and any folder within Windows XP Explorer, there is on the left side of the folder a series of menus, including Create New Folder, Rename Folder, plus towards the bottom left a place where photos are previewed (a preview panel). Well, suddenly, during some of my tweaks, this left side of the folders is missing! The folder simply has a list of the folders. I have looked in the Tools section but cannot find how to restore this left blue panel with all the shortcuts and info.

I have attached a screenshot that shows what I am referring to.

Please, someone, can you help me! This is a most useful tool that is now missing!
 

A:Solved: XP Explorer Folders Missing Left Blue Section/Menus!

sounds like you changed it to windows classic view ..
goto folder options and check >show common tasks in folder
edit sorry that under the general tab under folder options for that folder
 

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Cortana popping up everytime when three finger click is detected. I want to disable it and in my Synaptics option there is only 2 finger tap and not 3 finger tap, which is missing of which i cant disable cortana.SEE BELOWDRIVER VERSION: 19.2.4.0  PLEASE HELP   

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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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Hi, I've posted my problem in OS and Windows XP section of the site and they have requested I post here too. They said to post a HJT log and report any findings/advice from this thread back to them. This is my original post:

Hi, I recently sent my laptop away to be fixed as it wasn't turning on 90% of the time and when I got it back they said it had loads of viruses and trojans which was the problem. I use AVG which I thought would have prevented this and I don't know how they fixed it but they said it was now clean.

The laptop was used with no problems for about 6 hours altogether before I installed a new external hard drive. Well, I say new but it's actually a Seagate Desktop 500gb that i had previously imstalled but the USB connecter fell off so I had to transfer it into a new case. After installing it into the new case it appeared in My Computer and I could access all my files again but the Seagate Device Manager did not recognise it. However, I soon began getting Blue Screen Errors regularly which directed me to this page after restarting: http://wer.microsoft.com/responses/R...735f4fb6f#here

I have tried all of the steps apart from the final one and nothing has worked. I started up the laptop with nothing connected to it and just left it for a few hours and when I returned to it again I got the same message telling me a serious error had occured and to visit the above page. I really dont know what else to try to fix this problem.

My second probl... Read more

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I've noticed that any time lately I've tried to use voice dictation in my Messenger app, there's simply no microphone icon there for me to use when I bring up the keyboard. Cortana is working fine, and will dictate just fine. In my Speech settings, I have English (United States) set.
What could possibly be the reason I'm not getting a microphone icon for dictation in Messenger?
Lumia 950 on Version 1607, OS build 10.0.14393.67

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