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Internet browser won't open on windows 8 starts screen

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    windows 8

    Internet browser won't open on windows 8 starts screen

    On windows 8 internet explorer used to open up as an app on the windows start screen. Today, I decided to download firefox to improve speed. However, I found that firefox only opened in 'desktop' and I couldn't work out how to open it as an app, like I did with internet explorer. I uninstalled firefox and repinned explorer to start screen and toolbar and reset it as default only to find it too wouldn't open on start screen now, coming up with the message shown by the image. .Click image for larger version I know it's not a problem with the internet because if I wrench it onto the desktop it works perfectly. Why won't the internet work on the startscreen? How can I fix it?

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Use the built-in diagnostic software to find & fix any issues.

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    win8.1.1 enterprise

    did you shutdown and restart the computer after making all the changes back ie on start
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Internet browser won't open on windows 8 starts screen

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