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    Random Minimizing


    I am desperate for some help. I 99% of the time use Windows 8 in desktop mode and have Start8 from Stardock running. After using my laptop fro a while, all the applications minimize to the desktop repeatedly so if I maximize them they will re-minimize. This happens for about a minute where i click maximize like crazy util it stays open. I have ran 'Super anti spyware' in deep scan which also came up with no results. Thanks in advance.

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    I don't have an answer. Never heard of such a problem being connected with Start8. I have nothing to suggest except that corruption might be causing the issue. You could running sfc /scannow (may need to run multiple times--say 3). Of course there are more drastic options:

    Refresh your PC in Win8—Attempts to solve system problems by replacing system files without affecting user data files. Such files still should be backed up. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided on desktop. You personalization settings will be maintained. System settings will be set to defaults. A Windows.old folder will be created at C:. You can delete it once you have everything you want from it--Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8.


    Reset your PC in Win8
    —Formats, removes everything, and reinstalls Win8. Not even settings
    maintained. Be well backed up.
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