How to Fix Missing Metro Apps and Tiles in Windows 8?

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How to Fix Missing Metro Apps and Tiles in Windows 8?

When a Windows 8 computer is upgraded to Windows 8 RTM from its Developers Preview or Release Preview versions, you may encounter some strange issues such as missing Metro apps and tiles from the Start screen.

This issue may occur due to some improperly installed system files while upgrading the system from earlier released beta versions of Windows 8 operating system. Sometimes upgrading Windows 8 from any earlier released Windows operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows 7 can also corrupt certain system files.

This can make some pre-installed apps such as Games, News, Mail, etc. to disappear from the Start screen.

This issue can be fixed by following any one of the three methods discussed in this article.

How to Fix Missing Metro Apps and Tiles in Windows 8

In order to fix missing metro apps in Windows 8, any one of the three methods given below should be followed:

How to Scan Windows 8

To scan Windows 8, step-by-step instructions are given below:

  1. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account.
  2. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go the desktop window.
  3. Once on the desktop screen, hover mouse to the bottom right corner of the window.
  4. From the displayed options, click Search.
  5. On the opened Search pane in the right, make sure that Apps category is selected.
  6. On the same pane, type CMD in Apps field.
  7. From the displayed results on Apps window, right-click Command Prompt.
  8. From the displayed advanced options at the bottom of the window, click Run as administrator.
  9. On the User Account Control confirmation box, click Yes to provide the administrative consents to open the command prompt window.
  10. On command prompt window, type SFC /SCANNOW command and press Enter to initiate the scanning process.

How to Refresh a Windows 8 Computer

To refresh a Windows 8 computer: