Turn off live tiles in Windows 8
How to disable a live tile and make it an app icon
Here's how you can disable a live tile in Windows 8, and make it a static app icon instead.
1. Right-click the tile.
2. Choose "Turn live tile off."
3. The tile will now just be an icon for the app.
For more, see the original article at the link below.
HDG Guide to Customizing and Organizing the Windows 8 Start Screen | Help Desk Geek