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Windows 8

Remove Tiles, Including Animated Tiles, from the Start Menu

SUMMARY: Don't need to see Bing, Finance, Photos, or other tiles on the Start Menu? Remove them quickly.

Are you the kind of person who just wants to get things done with their Windows 8 machine and don't need to see live tiles such as Bing, Finance, News, Photos, Sports, Travel, or Weather on their Start Menu with their constantly-updated information from the Internet?

To remove a tile or group of tiles from the Start Menu, just do the following:

1. Right-click on a tile to select (check) it. As desired, continue to right-click on tiles to select them.

Selecting a tile in the Windows 8 Start Menu

2. On the bottom of the screen you should see an "Unpin from Start" button. Click it.

Unpinning a tile from the Windows 8 Start Menu

This tip is geared toward Windows 8 with a keyboard and mouse interface.

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