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[HELP] Tiles in Win8 not showing!

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    [HELP] Tiles in Win8 not showing!


    I have a HP Pavilion with Win8 pre-installed. I have been using it normally for about 6 months now. I just thought to try Stardock - WindowsBlinds 8 or whatever you want to call it. I installed it and when the setup closed I did not chose whether I wanted to opt for the trial version or buy it. This where I think I did my mistake... The next time I tried to go my tiles screen, it wouldn't allow me to even go there! When I go to the bottom-left of the screen, instead of showing the tiles in a small format, it shows me nothing! And also now my laptop directly boots into the desktop instead of the traditional way of booting into the tiles screen. I eventually decided to uninstall it and went to the Control Panel. When I tried to uninstall it, it just wouldn't happen stating that XYZ couldn't be found or something like that. Then I did a graver mistake, I directly tried to delete the Program Files folder in the C:. But 3 files remained. And nothing changed. Then I reinstalled it and again uninstalled it but to no avail. Finally I tried regedit and tried deleting the keys left by Stardocks. At the same I ran sfc /scannow in cmd with Admin permissions. After deleting the keys suddenly the tiles appeared back ! Now to today.... When I turned my laptop back on today, I was greeted with the same problem ! I tried sfc /scannow again but it shows no problem was revealed!

    This is very annoying and a big problem as I frequently use the Tiles screen for updates .

    So now here are my questions -

    1. Is Stardock or WindowsBlinds the only program behind this or is this an internal fault in my laptop!?

    2. When I deleted the RegKeys from regedit, the problem was partially solved... Even though those files were gone, why did the problem reappear!?

    3. How the hell do I solve this problem?!

    If you need screenshots, I can send them through... Please help me...

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    [UPDATE] Suddenly Working!


    I just reinstalled Stardocks WindowsBlinds AGAIN... and suddenly out of nowhere my tile screen is working again!
    Even though it has been solved for now it seems (), please reply to my thread and please give me answers to my previous questions! Thank you!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Oh Good Lord, No!


    The problem is back ! No stupid solution to it ?? Please help me!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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