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  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Task manager


    I am running Windows 8 64 bit but the task manager is the Windows 7 task manager. I have refreshed my installation and I have done a check disk. Consequently I cannot access the startup settings.


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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Keltic, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Where did you get your copy of Windows 8 from?

    What did you use to customize your Task Manager for it to be like in Windows 7 instead of the default?


    For now, you could use the other options in the tutorial below to access your startup items.

    Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Task Manager


    Thanks Shawn for your response.
    I obtained windows 8 from Microsoft when they first launched it. When I did a refresh I used the latest download from Microsoft.
    I did nothing to customize task manager - that's the point! It's always defaulted to the Windows 7 task manager since installing windows 8.
    The reference you gave show how to modify startups using windows 8 task manager which I can't access.
    Fred
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Fred,

    Option One is for Task Manager, but the other 3 options are not. You'll need to scroll down further to see them.

    Did you install any tweaking program/utility that may have changed your Task Manager?

    Please go ahead and post a screenshot of your Task Manager to see if it may help reveal anything. In addition, see if the tutorial below may help any if it may just not be opened with more details.

    Task Manager - Open in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks Shawn, I appreciate I can access startup items in other ways.
    My main issue is task manager defaulting to windows 7 - here is the screenshot:
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Was this a clean install of Windows 8?

    What build number is your Windows 8? (See Option One below)
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Click image for larger versionI installed from windows 7
    Last edited by Keltic; 10 Oct 2013 at 12:20. Reason: more info
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Possibly some issue from upgrading from Windows 7. You might see how doing either a reset or clean install of Windows 8 may work instead. Afterwards, you'll be able to add the Media Center Pack again.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks Shawn but that would be a step too far, I would rather put up with this anomaly than loose everything.
    Fred
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I hear you.
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