Rename Start Menu Tiles on Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Rushell, Eng

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    The first thing we need to do is click on the Windows icon at the lower left corner of the screen to open the "Start" menu
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    We need to select an app for which we want to change the name, but please note that not all application names can be changed. Only the applications that run from the desktop can be changed.
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    In this example, we have a "COM Player" icon, and we can change the name for that
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    First, we need to right-click on the icon to place a check in the top right-hand corner of the tile
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    Then select "Open file location" on the bottom of the screen
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    Now, a new folder will open in Explorer
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    This is the shortcut.
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    To rename it, simply click on the name or press "F2" on the keyboard
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    We can also right-click on the program name to bring up a menu
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    Then select "Rename"
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    Now, we can type in a new name
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    In this example, we'll change the name to "Media Player Free".
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    Hit the Enter key to make the change
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    Now, we have successfully changed the name.
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    Let's click on the Start menu icon at the bottom left to view the tiles again
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    As we can see, the COM Player's name has been changed to "Media Player Free"
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to rename tiles on the Start menu on Windows 8 computers
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Recent edits by: Rushell, Lukward Thomason

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