Don,

Finally figured it out and the Modern (Metro) tiles work!. The Windows 8 procedures for customizing the Default user profile are completely different from Windows 7. I'm attaching some useful links below that will allow you to make a copy of your Default profile successfully:

How to Customize the Default User Profile by Using CopyProfile: How to Customize the Default User Profile by Using CopyProfile

How to Capture an Image for Deployment: How to Capture an Image for Deployment (Generalize)

How to Customize the Start Screen: How to Customize the Start Screen

Removing Built-in Applications from Windows 8: Removing Built-in Applications from Windows 8 - The Deployment Guys - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Removing or Updating Windows 8 built-in Windows Store apps causes Sysprep to fail: Removing or Updating Windows 8 built-in Windows Store apps causes Sysprep to fail

Hope this helps.

Joe