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Start 8 Does Not Always Open to Desktop

  1. #11


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    It's a known bug as previously stated and you should perhaps be asking on Stardock Forums as well. I believe, but am not absolutely sure, that turning off auto-login helps prevent it from happening.
    It happens here randomly.

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  2. #12


    I just updated, this morning, from V1.11 to V1.12. I've done a couple of reboots and its consistently coming up to the desktop. Maybe this will fix it.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 69
    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    It's a known bug as previously stated and you should perhaps be asking on Stardock Forums as well. I believe, but am not absolutely sure, that turning off auto-login helps prevent it from happening.
    It happens here randomly.
    Tested startisback with auto-login no such problem. It goes straight to desktop doesn't show start screen even for blink of eye
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  4. #14


    After using the latest V1.12 Start8 for a day and several reboots, I haven't had any more problems. Goes to the desktop on boot up.

    For me, the V1.12 appears to have solved my problem.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    After using the latest V1.12 Start8 for a day and several reboots, I haven't had any more problems. Goes to the desktop on boot up.

    For me, the V1.12 appears to have solved my problem.
    I wish I could say the same. 1.12 didn't solve the problem.

    Thanks for the try.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 66
    Windows 8 Professional


    No issue here. $4.99 version and its booted to desktop 100% of the time.
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  7. #17


    Gurgaon
    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    There is a free program ClassicShell Setup 3.6.5.exe which does all that paid programs like StartIsBack and Stardock Start8 do. I am using it after giving up on StartIsBack and without any problem. I especially like the way it fetches the Start Screen by pressing the Windows key.
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