Most Metro apps disappeared RRS feed

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  • Is it possible that if Metro Apps are moved off main screen that they are deinstalled?  I was using my Win8 Pro and gesture controls and all of a sudden more than half my Metro and Lenovo apps disappeared.  They were not listed when I went to all apps and looked at the Metro Apps installed.  I was able to download and reinstall but want to understand what happened.  Any help would be appreciated.  Using a Lenovo WS530 laptop.
    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Monday, October 7, 2013 4:52 PM off topic
    Monday, October 7, 2013 3:48 PM


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  • Hi,

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, October 7, 2013 5:51 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:06 PM
    Monday, October 7, 2013 3:51 PM
  • Unfortunately your post is off topic here, in the TechNet Site Feedback forum, because it is not Feedback about the TechNet Website or Subscription.  This is a standard response I’ve written up in advance to help many people (thousands, really.) who post their question in this forum in error, but please don’t ignore it.  The links I share below I’ve collected to help you get right where you need to go with your issue.

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    Monday, October 7, 2013 4:51 PM