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I would like to reset my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 START screen. It has so much stuff on it from installing software that it defeats its usefulness. I tried links such as this one but it doesn't seem to work.

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Windows 8.1 allows you to select multiple tiles then remove them. I ended up right-clicking and selecting a tile, then clicking all other tiles, then unpinning them from start. Took a few minutes but it's done.

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This should do it.

del %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\appsFolder.itemdata-ms*

But you'll delete the related preference files, so you may want to back them up first.

More here from the How to Geek.

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