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Problem with my Live icons.

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    Problem with my Live icons.


    I installed a copy of Windows 8 Professional a few hours ago, and I'm having a problem I can't seem to find a fix for, I've been Googling so hard on it my eyes hurt.

    The "Live Tiles" on my new Start screen aren't working. I can click on the Store icon and it comes up, then immediately closes. I've turned off live updating and turned on app locations and all that. It still won't come on.

    I've tried it with all my new apps, and none of them work, except for the Maps app.


    I received my copy of Win8 from my school's MSDN list, via DreamSpark.


    Thanks in advance for the help.

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  2. #2


    Hi mhollan3. Welcome to EF.

    Have you tried right clicking on the tiles and on bottom of screen there is an option to turn on live tile?

    Apps - Turn Live Tiles On or Off in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Yes, it still does nothing. I click on it, it does the little animation, then goes back to the start screen.
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  4. #4


    You mean the tile goes "live" for a bit, then it goes off?

    Download from and how did you install? From ISO disc? Pro or Enterprise Evaluation edition?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Professional, I mounted it in Windows 7 with MagicDisk, and everything else seems to work fine.

    It's from the MSDN, so it's official as it can get.
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  6. #6


    Obviously something's corrupted. Try refreshing. It's new in 8. It checks system files. It won't disturb personal files, settings, etc.

    Refresh Windows 8
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    I had to burn my ISO to a thumb drive, but refreshing worked! Yay. Thanke.
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  8. #8


    Oh good! Strike one up for M$ and 8. They're making it easier to fix things with every OS release.

    Nice avatar! Again, welcome to EF. Enjoy and have fun.

    Please mark this thread solved so others may know. Thanks.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    I went ahead and did that, eight seems enjoyable so far.
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  10. #10


    I'm glad you're enjoying it. I do too.
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