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I have installed a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 (not upgrade from Win 8, fresh install) and after I logged in my Microsoft account again almost all the titles on my Start screen have a little down arrow in the right bottom corner. My question is: Why? The apps are installed and there isn't any update for them, and I can't click on the arrows (when I do it the application start), so why they are there?

A part of my Startscreen showing the arrows:

http://i.stack.imgur.com/gQiNk.png

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Have you tried to unnstall them them install them? –  Ramhound Oct 21 '13 at 11:26
    
What a simple solution, and I have not think previously to that! Thanks :) After Reinstall the down arrow is not shown anymore. –  NoNameProvided Oct 21 '13 at 11:44
    
@Ramhound: might want to post that as an answer ;) –  Journeyman Geek Oct 21 '13 at 11:46
    
@JourneymanGeek - I will let somebody else take the credit. –  Ramhound Oct 21 '13 at 11:49
    
Also, that looks a lot like the 'updates' symbol - I wonder if updating them from the windows store would have helped. –  Journeyman Geek Oct 21 '13 at 15:09

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Just reinstall them. As simple as that. Right-click on the program title, select uninstall from the menu on the bottom of the screen which came up, then go to Windows Store and download them again. Done.

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