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Windows 8.1 hiccups

  1. #1


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali

    Windows 8.1 hiccups


    Hey guys, I just installed windows 8.1 preview and I really like it but I am having a few hiccups with it. Whenever I click the explorer icon in the taskbar windows explorer will restart, causing the entire desktop to disappear briefly. It will not bring up the explorer window. Also, my toolbars are not near the icons in the taskbar tray. That isn't a big deal, but explorer crashing is. Does anybody have a solution for this? I don't want to have to rollback to windows 8.

    I have learned that it is caused by Autodesk Inventor. Is there anyway to fix it so I can still use Inventor or should I just completely uninstall it?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    For troubleshooting purposes, uninstall it, and see if this takes care of your problems ...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I have learned that it is caused by Autodesk Inventor. Is there anyway to fix it so I can still use Inventor or should I just completely uninstall it?
    what IT,win8.1 or autodesk
    i would uinstall autodesk and if solves the problem then i would try a reinstall




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  4. #4


    Not sure how you would uninstall Windows explorer?

    I would first remove it from the taskbar. Then navigate to Windows. scroll to "explorer.exe". Right click and repin to the taskbar. I have no knowledge of how autodesk works, but it does seem that it has disrupted the default path.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Not sure how you would uninstall Windows explorer?

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    we meant uninstall Autodesk Inventor ,
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  6. #6


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Autodesk is uninstalled and explorer works fine now. I just wanted to keep autodesk on my machine so I could use it.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Surgikill View Post
    Autodesk is uninstalled and explorer works fine now. I just wanted to keep autodesk on my machine so I could use it.
    You could try reinstalling autodesk it may work all right after a reinstall
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  8. #8


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If the Autodesk program worked under 8, then reinstall 8 and toss 8.1 into the trash asap.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    I trashed 8.1 because none of my games would work either. I really liked it better than 8 though, so I hope it's not still a glitchy mess when it comes out in october.
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