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Live Tiles Not Working

  1. #1


    Posts : 53
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

    Live Tiles Not Working


    Okay i already tried running sfc/scannow but live tries are not working, they are working only on the mail, the all used to work, the weather and news but now live tiles are not working is there a fix pls?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Did you do an upgrade install? Might need to start over with a clean install since you are having several problems concurrently (this one and Windows 8 Freezes after sleeping and powering on.).

    Still, you could try creating a new user account of the same type with which you typically login. Copy everything you will need to the new account (from C: > Users > Old User Account) if the new account works. Then, delete the old account. You can go back to the original user name similarly. Before you do so, make sure that deleting the original user account also deleted that user's folder in C: > Users. Sometimes this folder does not get deleted. If not, then going back to the original user name creates a minor only superficial "problem." To delete the folder, you may have to take ownership. I would not go back the original user name using any other procedure.
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  3. #3


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jimbo,

    Double check to make sure that "Live Tiles" is turned on for each app. Sometimes turning it off and on, then opening the app will toggle the live tile to work again.
    If you have a metered network connection, then double check to see if you may have set a data usage limit for them.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 53
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    Thank u both, u did not help me but the problem was sorted out by performing a system restore.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    You are very welcome.
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