Windows Live Tiles not working or are blank

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Jim

    i found that there are numerous problem related to this issue check out the direct link to fix it!!

  2. james braselton

    hi there have 80 live tiles on nokia 1520

  3. Gerard

    I have this problem already foor a long time for the OUTLOOK tile. Today it also happened for WORD, EXCEL etc. Stangely enough not for ACCESS. So it seems the empty tiles with me are OFFICE related. These are not really apps from the store, but these are tiles from an installed program.
    The text and icons only dissapeared in the START screen. The tiles in the complete tile overview are not empty.

  4. Mike

    same issue, had outlook icon empty for months, now today word and excel are empty

  5. Dan Daniel

    YEP!!! Same here. Lost most of my office tiles

  6. Dan Daniel

    I am downloading the Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 and see if that will help.

    64Bit Office 2013 Link

  7. Dan Daniel

    Download the Office Service Pack 2013 (64 / 32) Bit version. This has now restored my Empty Office 2013 Icons in Windows 8.1.

  8. Thanks for your feedback. This will surely help others.

  9. Dan Daniel

    No problems at all Anand. Happy to have helped.

    Keep up the good work and thank you for allowing me to be part of it 🙂

  10. Mo

    Worked for me as well. Thanks.

  11. prakash

    Nice post.. in addition with above post, Here is an another quick fix to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems live tile not working issue

  12. prakashdeep8

    The ultimately guide to fix windows live tiles not working issue.

  13. kallen

    I’m running Windows RT on a Surface 2. When I pin websites to the start screen, they appear only as a generic blue ie tile and there is no way to identify them. Any suggestions??? ks

  14. Brian Langston

    I’ve lost Mail and Calendar since downgrading from Win 10 to Win 8.1. How can I repopulate the blank tiles, which when i click them simply flick back to the Start screen? Many thanks.

  15. Don

    Exact same problem Help!

  16. Glen Moon

    I have the problem with my Weather App all the time. It never displays the weather! 🙁

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