We have just iupgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8. The pre-loaded tiles do not seem to be attached to programs. For instance the tile for 'Store' just links to a blank screen. The tiles I have created work fine.
Thanks if you can help. Paul
I have run the MS App T-shooter, it said it had fixed one problem, but the problem is still there.
When I upgraded to Windows 8 it created a load of tiles on the Start window. On the left are all the programs that I had as Icons on the Vista desktop, they all work fine apart from one which is 'Sky Drive' On the right are tiles that come with Windows 8, these don't work, for example if I click on the tile 'Music' the screen goes blank apart from a revolving circle of dots at the top of the screen, the only way I've found to get out of this is to hit the Windows key. This is the same for all of these keys, People, Weather, Video, Messaging etc. The only two that seem to work are Maps and Camera.
What antivirus do you use? I've read about folks upgrading to Windows 8 who have had to uninstall the antivirus they had and then install the latest version of the antivirus software in order to resolve the 'apps don't work" issue. Avast seems to be a common culprit.
You may have to uninstall it. It will have disabled the Windows Defender and possibly Windows Firewall.
After uninstalling, restart go into the action center and, with luck, you should find two options there to enable each again.
No such luck, it's still the same.
I've managed to get Icloud, Music and Video to work by unpinning them from the start screen and then repining them from there original place they are stored. But the others I can't find as it says they are in Programe Files:WindowsApps. But in Programe files there is no WindowsApps.
I can pin and unpin but a lot of the Apps still don,t work. They are:-
Photos, News, People, Messaging, Weather, Bing, Store and Calendar. All of these just give a blank screen. There might be more but these are the ones that windows put on the start page when it was installed.