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take a long time to open the right click menu on Windows 8 Desktop

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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 Bit and Windows 7 Ulimate 64 Bit

    take a long time to open the right click menu on Windows 8 Desktop


    When I want to refresh my desktop on windows 8. it takes about 30 seconds before it will open. it just keep doing that every time i want to refresh my desktop or create a new folder on it. please help me what to do? is it my drivers or some incompatible application on my pc?

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    Something in your right click menu is causing Windows 8 troubles. Start by focusing on lesser known software which may be resident in the right click menu and if you can't figure it out, begin to focus on everything that may be in there. Something there is the cause and if you're diligent enough, you should be able to isolate which one it is. Here is your tool:

    ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 Bit and Windows 7 Ulimate 64 Bit


    thanks alot . I am not familiar with registry. As a user, where can I find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Directory \ Background \ shellex \ ContextMenuHandlers
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    You're welcome. With that tool I posted above, there is no reason or need to manually edit the registry at all.

    Since you aren't familiar with the registry, I highly advise not to manually edit anything there but if you are interested in how to actually do so, you can type regedit in the Metro start screen. It will show up.
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 Bit and Windows 7 Ulimate 64 Bit


    Thank you very much. Ill explore my windows 8 consumer preview then Ill post again for any suggestions, questions and problems.
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take a long time to open the right click menu on Windows 8 Desktop
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