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No Power button on Start Screen After Update 1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    No Power button on Start Screen After Update 1


    So I updated all of my computers to Windows 8.1 Update 1 via Windows Update yesterday. I noticed that on my laptop, my desktop, and my wife's tablet, the power button shows up between the user profile picture and magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the Start Screen.

    However, it does not show up on my tablet after the same update. Is it a screen size thing or did I do something wrong?

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yes, if the screen size is smaller than a certain size (700 pixels? I don't recall) it will not appear.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Is there any way to get it to?

    My tablet is 1366 x 768 11.6".
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Matthew,

    I just tested 1366 x 768 on my Surface Pro 2 with a 10.81", and it still has the Power button on Start for me.

    Are you sure that all the Windows Updates are installed?
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  5. #5


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    the power button shows up in the first update [second one actually I guess ,first one was just the updated installed],the largest one.kb29193555.msu size 707.363kb, I did the updates manually and checked for noticeable differences after each of the 5 updates
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Matthew,

    I just tested 1366 x 768 on my Surface Pro 2 with a 10.81", and it still has the Power button on Start for me.

    Are you sure that all the Windows Updates are installed?
    It doesn't tell me that there are any more updates. Do you have a list of them?
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  7. #7


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    this a list of the numbered updates I got for win8.1 64bit.
    Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1 Update
    Recommended Install Order
    1. KB2919442
    2. KB2919355
    3. KB2932046
    4. KB2937592
    5. KB2938439
    6. KB2949621
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  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Launch Windows Update from control panel, on the left you'll see a "View update history" That will show you what updates have been installed and when.

    Windows Update - View Update History Details - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  9. #9


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Yes, if the screen size is smaller than a certain size (700 pixels? I don't recall) it will not appear.
    8.5", Mystere. See here Exploring Windows 8.1 Update ? Start Screen, Desktop and Other Enhancements - Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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  10. #10


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by mattman View Post
    Is there any way to get it to?

    My tablet is 1366 x 768 11.6".
    You should have it, then. Go here for all the new stuff: Exploring Windows 8.1 Update ? Start Screen, Desktop and Other Enhancements - Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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