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Solved Can't Delete Some Tiles


ErinAnn

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#1
I've copied the following from another post that was posted last November, but never received an answer. I'm having the same exact issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

So, I have been trying to rid my Toshiba Satellite of a ton of bloatware they put on a new laptop running Windows 8. There are also some unnecessary Windows 8 tiles I can't get rid of from the big blue Metro start up screen.

Some, the ones that I guess are "apps" I can right click on, select "unpin" and they're gone, but others I cannot get rid of

Here's how my problem presents:

I select ALL APPS by right clicking on the blue Metro start screen.

Then I right click something like a game "It Girl" or "Polar Bowler" and I see PIN TO START, which I don't want to do, UNINSTALL, which I DO want to do, RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR, or OPEN FILE LOCATION. Uninstall just takes me to the control panel's "add/remove programs." Well there are no games there. I uninstalled them from there already. The other options just take me to the desktop

I'd love to be able to delete these tiles (some games, but also a number of Toshiba programs I'm never going to use.) But I've been unable to find the key.

Help?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Qosmio X875
    CPU
    i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA

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mvp
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#2
Hello Erin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might double check in the hidden folders below to see if there may be a shortcut to these uninstalled games still there. If so, deleting them should remove them from the "Apps" (All Apps) screen as well.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/20705-apps-screen-add-remove-items-windows-8-a.html

For Current Account Only:
C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


For All User Accounts: (must be administrator)
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

ErinAnn

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#3
Hi Shawn,

Thanks so much for your response.

Nothing listed under C:\Users\ etc.


There were shortcuts listed under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Games
…..but when I delete them….they still show up on the “all apps” screen.

Any other ideas?

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Qosmio X875
    CPU
    i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA

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#4
While on the "Apps" screen, right click on the game, and click on "Open File Location". This will take you to where it's at to delete it.

One more hidden location to check as well:

C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

ErinAnn

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#5
Hi Again,

There is nothing listed under C:\Users\Default\ etc.

I tried right clicking on the icon on the all apps screen and check the location…..it just shows it’s listed under “games”…..no other information for the file location.

I have even run a search for all locations for “polar”…..one of the games is called Polar Bowler Strike….and I go to every location that’s listed and delete the files…..and it still shows up on the all apps screen.

E
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Qosmio X875
    CPU
    i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA

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#6

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

ErinAnn

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#7
OMG! It worked!

I thought dealing with the registry editor was a little above my pay grade....but decided what the heck....and followed the directions very carefully.

I got rid of one of them......the Polar Bowler....glad he is gone! I only have about 10 to go.

Thank you soooo much for your time. I have spent hours trying to figure this out.

Have a nice night.....Erin
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Qosmio X875
    CPU
    i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA

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#8
You're most welcome Erin. Glad to hear that got them. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

snowkilts

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#9
Since it is games, you might check using the tutorial below to see if it's still in the Games Explorer folder, and deleting it if so.

Games Explorer Folder - Delete a Game - Windows 7 Support Forums
Hi,

I joined the forum to say that this also worked perfectly for me. I've been trying for several hours to get rid of all traces of WildTangent games that came on my new HP laptop. I had the same issue of tiles on the Metro screen that could not be deleted, but they're gone now.

Thank you!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy
    CPU
    Intel I7