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Brand new windows 8 upgrade install live tiles do nothing

  1. #1

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    windows 8

    Brand new windows 8 upgrade install live tiles do nothing

    I just upgraded my alienware to windows 8 via the online download and none of the live tiles do anything I click them and it just kicks me back out to the metro screen with all the tiles. None of them work at all? Can anyone help

    UPDATE********** Uninstalling AVAST ANTI Virus completely fixed this problem
    Last edited by bredbu; 30 Oct 2012 at 15:26.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    I assume no one else has had this problem? its really strange none of the live tiles work at all
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  3. #3

    Hi bredbu, welcome to the forums, try a refresh, back up any important files to an external hard drive prior to refresh.
    Refresh Windows 8
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  4. #4

    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    Thanks for the info, do I need to have windows 8 on a disk? I got mine from downloading it from microsoft for 40 dollars.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Hi bredu

    You can redownloading your D/L & made a ISO.
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.
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  6. #6

    Yes, you need the disc, if you haven't created one, find the receipt send by the Store(email), click the link in that email to download and choose the option "create media to install latter"(I think 2nd option), you can burn the .iso file.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    I had the exact same problem as you. Within a day all the metro apps just kicked me out to the start screen. Did a fresh install and everything is working fine so far.
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  8. #8

    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

    Clean install is the way to go. I tried the upgrade/install route and had issues (sluggish performance and Media Center failed to work properly).
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  9. #9

    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)

    this is happening to a lot of people, it appears that 3rd party anti-virus programs are the biggest culprit.

    I might delete my avast anti-virus all together, the built-in anti-virus in windows 8 is really good, why run both.
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  10. #10

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro

    Many third party anti-virus seem not to work on WIN 8. I installed Mcafee enterprise which works great on Win 7 Ultimate, and it simply would not run. I eventually went with a clean install of Win 8 and use windows defender for now.
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