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How can any of you use Windows 8.1 Update 1?

  1. #1


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Freezing desktop icons / explorer icons white in W8.1.1


    There are many threads across many forums that I read where people complain that the desktop icons freeze when you reboot, then become active after 1 minute. Also in any explorer Window, the icons will appear white/blank for 1 minute as well, then everything starts to work normally..

    I have experienced this on multiple install of Windows 8.1 update on different laptops

    Please tell me how can you guys tolerate this?

    It wasn't the case in Windows 7, 8, or 8.1


    just the update 1
    Last edited by MaXimus; 17 Apr 2014 at 11:28.

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  2. #2


    Jogjakarta, Indonesia
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit Spring Update


    Nope, I Never have this case before
    If Problem With Reboot Loop, maybe you Can Remove Updates in Recovery Environment CMD

    Sorry if Doesn't Help
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  3. #3


    I haven't had any issues with the new update. It has worked really great for me.
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  4. #4


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Icha View Post
    Nope, I Never have this case before
    If Problem With Reboot Loop, maybe you Can Remove Updates in Recovery Environment CMD

    Sorry if Doesn't Help
    what are you talking about?

    did you even read my post or do you just wanna post for the sake of posting?
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  5. #5


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jdwitherspoon View Post
    I haven't had any issues with the new update. It has worked really great for me.
    you haven't had an issue, but what about me an all the users in this thread?

    Anyone Noticed Desktop Icons Not Responsive on Win 8.1 Update 1


    there is a problem!
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  6. #6


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The problem is related to OneDrive, because the moment I see its icon, this problem starts, when I first install Windows 8.1 update 1 it doesn't happen

    I am gonna try this:

    How to disable Windows 8's deep cloud integration, piece by piece | PCWorld
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Hello. Perhaps the thread title should be changed from

    How can any of you use Windows 8.1 Update 1?
    to
    ... Having a problem with Update 1
    No issues here. Using 8.1.1 just fine.

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    Others might ask how the update was acquired?
    Any issues with Device Manager flags? Do you have an anti virus program running on startup?
    What is the status of your startup list? How many desktop icons?
    Any system errors reported in scannow? Have you checked the event viewer for red flags?
    Have you tried to clear the pagefile? Build a new one. Any icon cache issues?
    Are you running jump lists? Toolbars? Classic Start menus? Aero mods? Modified the registry?
    Disk tools? Tried moving desktop icons off the desktop? Tried booting to the start screen (just a test)?
    Do you have any restore points or system images? Did you update from 1 file or a sequence?
    Booting into a local account or a sync connection?

    Good Luck!
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  8. #8


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Hello. Perhaps the thread title should be changed from

    How can any of you use Windows 8.1 Update 1?
    to
    ... Having a problem with Update 1

    No issues here. Using 8.1.1 just fine.

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    Others might ask how the update was acquired?
    Any issues with Device Manager flags? Do you have an anti virus program running on startup?
    What is the status of your startup list? How many desktop icons?
    Any system errors reported in scannow? Have you checked the event viewer for red flags?
    Have you tried to clear the pagefile? Build a new one. Any icon cache issues?
    Are you running jump lists? Toolbars? Classic Start menus? Aero mods? Modified the registry?
    Disk tools? Tried moving desktop icons off the desktop? Tried booting to the start screen (just a test)?
    Do you have any restore points or system images? Did you update from 1 file or a sequence?
    Booting into a local account or a sync connection?

    Good Luck!
    nothing bro, clean install, no AV, no start menu app, nothing. tried installing the drivers, still didn't change

    The ISO I got was from MSDN which is the latest one, and has all the Windows 8.1 updates integrated
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  9. #9


    Excellent mdmd!

    I was going to ask why he or she bought the laptop with 8 preinstalled in the first place. Why not get it with 7? It's been in the news since before release what a lousy OS 8/8.1/8.1.U1 are.

    I got to say you topped me with yours.
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  10. #10


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Excellent mdmd!

    I was going to ask why he or she bought the laptop with 8 preinstalled in the first place. Why not get it with 7? It's been in the news since before release what a lousy OS 8/8.1/8.1.U1 are.

    I got to say you topped me with yours.
    coz I live in Dubai and they don't have choices of OSes or customizations, you buy it as is, you cannot change a single spec

    PLUS, ASUS doesn't provide any drivers officially for Windows 7 for my laptop (ASUS G750JX) so even custom builders who do ship these laptops with Windows 7 ship it with unapproved drivers
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