What to Do If Live Tiles are Not Updating on Your Windows 10 PC


The Live Tiles feature in the Start menu was introduced by Microsoft way back in the Windows 8 era. The function of these live tiles show its users information as well as the status of apps. For instance, the Weather app uses the live tiles to show quick weather information, the Mail app shows your recent emails, the Calendar app shows your upcoming appointments or events, the News app shows the latest news, etc.

However, there are times when these live tiles seem to get stuck, as it shows the same information without any updates whatsoever. To fix this issue, you can instruct Windows to automatically flush the live tiles every time you shut down your system. This forces the live tiles to update themselves when you turn on the system.

Flushing Live Tiles in Windows 10

NOTE: Before editing the Registry, it is recommended for you to back up your system so that you can restore it if you make any mistakes or if something goes wrong during the flushing process.

STEP 1: Search for “regedit” in the Start menu, right-click on it, and then select Run as Administrator.

STEP 2: In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\

NOTE: To make the navigation easier, copy the below path, paste it in the address bar and press the [Enter] button. This action will automatically take you to the required key.

STEP 3: Right-click on the Windows key as shown below, then select New, and then choose Key.

STEP 4: Name the new key as “Explorer” then press [Enter].

STEP 5: After creating the key, select it, right-click on the right panel, and then select New, and then choose DWORD (32-bit) Value.

STEP 6: Name the empty DWORD value as “ClearTilesOnExit.”

STEP 7: To change the default Value data, double-click on the ClearTilesOnExit value that you’ve just created.

STEP 8: In the Edit Value window, enter “1” on the Value data field, then click OK to save your changes.

STEP 9: Lastly, restart your system in order for the changes to take effect.

From now on, Windows will automatically flush live tiles when you shut down your system. When turning back on, live tiles will be updated with new information automatically.

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