Open up a File Explorer window (a folder, My Computer, etc.), and paste the following into the Address Bar:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\AutoPlay
Make sure "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices" is checked at the top.
Sounds to me like your CPU is throttling down for some reason, which would likely be because of it overheating. According to your system specs, I'm assuming you're using a laptop. If you're able to, go into your BIOS (usually by pressing 'Del' or some Function key like F1, F2, etc.) and see if...
I found another thing that's causing the alt+tab problem: MSI Afterburner's OSD. Disable it and you're good to go (sucks though).
@ briente - I don't know of any other programs that do that. Try searching around and you might find one. Good luck to you.
You have a good point with the support issue. I don't know of that personally because I took the route of 'trying before buying' with NL, though I never bought it. On the other hand, I don't really need it either so it's been long gone from my storage. Either way, I would suggest to keep looking...
I've used NetLimiter and it was pretty easy to use (I didn't use the built-in firewall though since I use Comodo), but I've never used NetBalancer. When running torrents I'd recommend using the program's bandwidth limiter (uTorrent's is good).
Already tried disabling Fast Startup - didn't work. Thanks though. I just started using Task Scheduler and that works fine (make sure to set it to 'at log on' as any user or it won't work.
@ bwood720 - I'd rather not rewrite my programs just to change the registry key. I'll just stick to using...
I've found that if you alt+tab out of games in Windows 8 Pro, you can't tab back in to it and have to open Task Manager to force close it. When you look at the game while doing this you'll usually see that game is not responding. Just wondering if there's a way to fix this or should I just wait...
I have a few programs that aren't starting up when I boot into Windows 8 Pro x64 (final):
3 programs I made myself (very simple, uses registry key for starting at boot)
I've tried placing them into the startup folder (AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start...