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Remove orphaned tile

  1. #1

    Remove orphaned tile


    Unistalled hp connected music, but now I have the icon in start menu. Clicking on it only opens install/uninstall window. How do I remove this orphaned tile?

    Henry

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Right click-Delete on classic shell.
    Unpin from Start in metro.

    A screen shot would help of when you right click the tile.(options at bottom of screen)
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    It's a desktop app not metro. Pin/unpin from task bar, start screen, uninstall and so on. Clicking on uninstall takes you to windows uninstall window, but as I said I have already uninstalled all crapware, only hp connected music left a tile on start screen
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    So, you can't right click it & choose Delete ?

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    Here is screenshot.

    HenryClick image for larger version
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    That's Metro not Desktop.

    Anyway, choose Open File Location & delete it there.
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    Are you kidding me since when do metro apps open windows uninstall window to be deleted, and besides metro apps only generally have 2 options, pin to start and uninstall, they don't have the pin to taskbar option in windows 8. Look at the screenshot.

    Henry
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    No, I'm not kidding.

    If whatever is responsible for creating the tile is removed, the tile should disappear.

    I've removed programs & its' tile went away.

    Do as you wish.I can help no more.

    Someone with more knowledge will probably come along & offer better advice.
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    That's my point, I removed the program and the tile remains, with generic icon.

    Henry
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Hewjr100 View Post
    That's my point, I removed the program and the tile remains, with generic icon.

    Henry
    Have you tried to open file location.?
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