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Does anyone else's 8.1 Enterprise not show shortcut icons?

  1. #11

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Still no luck, re-installed windows again >_>
    could it be because I uninstall the apps that windows pre loads on it?

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  2. #12

    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10

    No, that wouldn't cause that.

    I suppose the latest graphics driver didn't help.

    Does it do this immediately after doing a clean install?

    If not, then test after each thing you do to see if it may have been the cause.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Yes it does this right away.
    Sorry for the dumb questions ! but which ones do I need/ do you recommend I get from here? Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

    So far I have intel management engine and chipset installed.
    And If I remember correctly, doesn't windows 8.1 automatically fetch drivers?
    Again, I apologize for being a noob
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  4. #14

    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10

    Go ahead and use the tutorial below to get your system specs, and post back with them. This way we can be sure of what you have to be able to recommend drivers for.

    Speccy - Advanced System Information Tool - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. #15

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Intel Core i5 @ 2.90GHz 33 °C
    Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

    6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)

    Dell Inc. 0GDG8Y (CPU 1)

    DELL ST2421L (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Intel HD Graphics (Dell)

    931GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA) 36 °C

    Optical Drives
    TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653J ATA Device

    High Definition Audio Device
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  6. #16

    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10

    You could use the Intel Driver Update Utility to see if it can get you the latest graphics driver automatically.

    Intel® Driver Update Utility
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  7. #17

    Posts : 191
    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit

    I too have noticed this problem today. I have installed the latest drivers from my manufacturer's website as well as the latest nVidia driver. Everytime I reboot the icon arrows are not appearing until I hover my mouse on them, kinda weird.. Anyone else has this?

    Running Windows 8.1 Pro 64x with Media Centre
    Last edited by JohnnyGui; 20 Jan 2014 at 15:23.
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  8. #18

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    I still have this both on my Desktop & Laptop :/
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