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    Win 8 Tiles

    Good Evening,

    Currently I am in process of imaging and distributing new Dell XPS 12 with win 8. I setup one machine exactly how I want it, with all the programs,pdfs, and weblinks, and placed all of the tiles where I want them. I then created a new profile, replaced the tile placement file with the one that has all of the tiles I already created. I rebooted the machine, signed back on with the new profile and all of the weblinks and pdfs are missing. Does anyone know a way I can get these to keep? I really do not want to have to recreate all of the tiles for 40 new machines. Any suggestions?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    You will probably need the .pdf files locally within the directories for the shortcuts to reach. But I have a feeling that may or may not work as the shortcut will probably be user name dependent. Meaning, if USER A's Start Screen with .pdf files are there, and you try that with USER B, the shortcuts might not work as the shortcuts were made with USER A's user account and name.

    And the weblinks, do you mean IE 10 immersive Start Screen pins or IE 10 Desktop pins?
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