Windows Live Tiles Not Working

December 2016

Some Windows 8 users have reported cases in which their live tiles either don't work, or are unresponsive. This can be the result of a variety of factors including incompatible software, a virus, or a registry error.

This article will walk you through three possible solutions for restoring access and functionality to your Windows Live tiles.

Windows Apps and Tiles Not Working

On a more basic level, issues with Windows Live tiles may be a result of incompatible software and drivers. Make sure that your drivers are up to date and compatible with Windows 8. Avoid installing incompatible or legacy software (unofficial sources).

Stalled tiles may also be a result of a computer virus. Update your antivirus software and perform a scan to check your computer for bugs.

The source of error may also lie in the registry. You can perform a registry check by pressing [Windows] + [R] and running the regedit command.

Now head to
and delete the Ole key. Next, navigate to
and set the value of FilterAdministratorToken to 1.

Close the registry and restart your PC. The above manipulation allows Windows to automatically run applications with full administrative privilege.

If the problem persists, you can always try to refresh your PC.

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