Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated January 9, 2017)
The Start screen is what you see when you first log into Windows. It is the place where your tiles are displayed and you can quickly start the apps associated with those tiles. Since the Start screen acts as a sort of "dashboard" for your most commonly performed Windows tasks, it makes sense that at some point you'll want to modify the tiles visible on the screen.
Removing a tile from the Start screen is easy. The first step is to select the tile you want to remove. You can do that using any of the following methods:
With the tile successfully selected, you should note that a number of options appear near the bottom-left of the screen. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1. Options available when a tile is selected.
To remove the tile, choose the Unpin from Start option. The tile is immediately removed from the Start screen.
This tip (12833) applies to Windows 8.
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