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unable to pin to the start screen

  1. #11

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Shawn, perhaps this person is struck in a "Temporary Profile" like I was?

    Krohm, are all of your Tile Apps gone from the Start Screen? Even if you have not installed any of your own, there should be at least 2 rows of the Built In MS Apps. If your system loaded you into a Temp Profile, you will not be able to add anything, and you will be missing almost everything that is normally on the Start Screen.

    The way to know if this is happening, is that as you log in, it will say "Preparing Windows" and it will take Windows 8 up to 5 minutes to load from that point. Then when it logs you in, there will be a Bubble Notification telling you a Temp Profile has been loaded.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 21,868
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jon,

    It's a possibility. I was hoping that Krohm may have a restore point available dated just before this started to hopefully save him a lot of time trying to find the cause to be able to undo it afterwards, and quickly get it done with the restore point instead.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 56
    Windows 8 x64

    its been like it for a long time,.. im not restoring cause i cant add icons to the start menu. thats ridiculous.

    ive just created a shortcut to explorer to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and put my additional apps and shortcuts there if i want to add them.

    no it isnt a temp profile

    ill format reinstall in a month or two anyways when i go ssd drives
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  4. #14

    Posts : 21,868
    64-bit Windows 10

    Yeah, for that long ago it wouldn't be worth doing a system restore. It's only helpful if it was for a recent issue.
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