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How do I add a shortcut to a website to the windows 8 start menu?

I'm not sure if I like the whole idea of Start screen yet, but I would find it more useful with certain web based sites as a tiles in the group.

This question is similar to my other one at: How to pin a website to the Windows 8 Start screen without Internet Explorer as default browser? but this is meant to cover only those using IE as their default!

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marked as duplicate by techie007, Indrek, Windos, 8088, KronoS Nov 5 '12 at 20:10

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Geez enough with the "possible dupe" everything is a dupe since they are all questions :) –  Mondain Nov 5 '12 at 19:52
    
Well when it's a possible duplicate I mark them as such. It's the way things go around here. :) –  techie007 Nov 5 '12 at 19:54
    
True, but its a specific question that is a "noted" twist on another question; I still believe its relevant an helpful being that I actually had this issue after I installed Win8. –  Mondain Nov 5 '12 at 20:04
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  1. Right-click on your desktop and select "New" > "Shortcut", to create a new shortcut.
  2. Create a shortcut to Internet Explorer with the website that you want as an argument:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" www.google.com

    Name it as you may want, "Google.com" on my example.

  3. Right-click on the shortcut you had just created.

  4. Click on "Pin to Start".

Thats all, now you have a tile that opens Internet Explorer with a personalized page.

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