Article ID: 2736598
When you start Windows 8, you don’t see the Microsoft Internet Explorer tile on the Start screen, even though you might still see the Internet Explorer icon on the Task bar.
This problem can occur because the Internet Explorer icon is no longer pinned to the Start screen. This problem can also occur if the computer experienced an unexpected shutdown during the installation of Windows 8.
To resolve this problem, try the following methods.
Method 2If Method 1 did not restore the Internet Explorer tile, follow these steps:
To control how you want to start Internet Explorer from the Start screen, go to the following Internet Explorer Team Blog article:
Launch Options for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8