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How to recreate desktop app Tiles to Start Screen?

  1. #1

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    WIndows 8 Pro

    How to recreate desktop app Tiles to Start Screen?

    Under 8.0 Pro, as I added traditional desktop applications (i.e., Office 2013), the install would create both shortcuts in the traditional program menu as well as Tiles on the Metro start screen. After upgrading (in-place) to 8.1 Pro, all of the traditional applications and their shortcuts in the traditional program menu were still there, but the Tiles on the Metro start screen were gone.

    How can I recreate Metro Tiles for my traditional desktop applications?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,579
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello mfaklis,

    In Windows 8.1, installed programs will now only place a shortcut on your "Apps" screen instead of "Start" by default now. You could go to your "Apps" screen and "Pin to Start" anything you wanted though. Option Two in the tutorial below can show you more on this.

    Start Screen - Pin or Unpin App, Folder, or Drive in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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