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Internet Explorer Metro App Not Available for Second User

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
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    Internet Explorer Metro App Not Available for Second User

    Hi there,

    I installed the Windows 8 CP and configured my installation with an initial LIVE ID ( user (user-A).
    Later, I added a second user to the system, which was also a LIVE ID user (user-B).

    When I login as user-B, the Internet Explorer Metro app is not available within the tiles. I've expanded the search through the tiles library and it's still not available. In it's place, is the standard Internet Explorer, the tile looks like the Windows Explorer tile, just with the standard IE icon.

    User-B was automatically added to the system as a Standard User. I changed it to an Administrator via user-A, but user-B can still not access the Internet Explorer Metro app.

    Anyone else experienced this problem?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux

    For Metro IE to be available, it has to be set as the default browser. So, it's worth checking the status. To do this:

    1. At the Metro start page start typing control panel
    2. Open Control Panel and select Default Programs
    3. Select - Set your Default Programs
    4. Select - Internet Explorer
    5. Select - Set this program as default
    6. Check the status on the Start page.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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