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Accidental deletion of a Metro app

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    Accidental deletion of a Metro app


    While I have been running W8 on my my laptop for a few months, I am at a point of wanting an OE Metro app back that I discarded during setup.

    It was simple (and now I know wrong) to uninstall the icon from the desktop, rather then to unpin. Shoot me it was the excitement of the new OS

    Well bottom line, it was IE. Now of course I can simple create one, but a created one doesn't offer the same variable's as the Metro app.

    I would think this is a standard app for the Store but no... that would be to easy. So here I am, how can I get this back.... Can I get iy back



    Thanks TW

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  2. #2


    Hello,

    I only have a local account so I can't access the store directly; however, I think if you go to your Start Page, click on the Store App, and then right-click on the actual Store Page (see image), then click on the "Your Apps", it should get you to the right place to identify your existing apps and show you the original apps that can be restored as well. No guarantees but it is worth a try; yes?

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    Posts : 10
    W7 64


    No luck Captain besides, I'm a surgeon, not Billy Gates

    Unfortunately it is not there either. Is it IE, Internet Explorer, InternetExplorer?...
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  4. #4


    Hi,
    Welcome to the forum, go to Store, right click then select "Your Apps", you may find IE in "Apps not installed in this PC" list, HTH.
    EDIT: norepli has already said it all, too early for me, havn't woken up yet
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  5. #5


    Aye-aye Doctor! FYI, IE10 is considered to be an option in Windows 8; therefore, it can be uninstalled and (hopefully) reinstalled via >Control Panel >Uninstall >Turn features on and off >Tick/Untick IE10. Unfortunately, I have never tried this method and I am hesitant to recommend it to you; however, if you are an adventurous sort, you could give it a whirl (at your own risk). To put it in terms that you are more familiar with, I would say this might be equivalent to a kidney transplant where the patient might require dialysis after the operation if the kidney starts to fail. Good luck.
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    W7 64


    Funny you should mention a kidney transplant... Been there done that, for real

    Well I didn't uninstall IE10. Only uninstalled the app/ Metro app.

    It is nowhere to be found. Neither in All apps, Apps not installed on this pc, nor Apps on XYZ

    So she's a puzzlement.
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    Hello Tom, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since it's only the IE10 Metro icon that is missing and not IE10 completely, you might see if the tutorial below may be able to help restore IE10 Metro to your Start screen.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    W8 Inspiron 17R W8P+MCE HTPC


    What I have found is if you set another browser to be default, the Metro app just disappears completely. Try disabling always check to see if browser is default on start up.
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    W7 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Tom, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since it's only the IE10 Metro icon that is missing and not IE10 completely, you might see if the tutorial below may be able to help restore IE10 Metro to your Start screen.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    twas the fix I needed. Thank you very much.

    So any tricks up your sleeve for a Chrome tile
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  10. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Tom.

    The problem is that whatever browser (IE10 or Chrome) you have set as the default program is the only one you will have a Metro tile on the Start screen for.

    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode
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