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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

 

Anyone Noticed Desktop Icons Not Responsive on Win 8.1 Update 1

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Luckily I've not suffered from this, but then again I don't use desktop icons much. I guess I can think of 3 ways around this problem.
1) Pin short cuts to the taskbar rather than using desktop icons.
2) Pin short cuts to Metro UI and launch program from there (Not ideal!)
2) Remove the update. It offers nothing much.
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yeah but I want to solve the issue not get around it :(

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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:

 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2111442/how-to-disable-windows-8s-deep-cloud-integration-piece-by-piece.html

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I think I have a similar or the same issue and also didn't quite find out what's wrong and how to fix it. What I found is that replacing Windows Defender with Avast will at least make the start up of explorer.exe go fine. Disabling Windows Defender's active protection does not help! It has to be completely replaced.

What's still broken is the first time I open a file browser window. The icons won't show up in the first folder I browse into (it shows some default icon instead). If I wait a minute or so, icons eventually show up. If I close the window early and re-open it, the file explorer will be broken until that minute is over. All of this is only the first time I open a File Explorer after boot and won't happen again afterwards (I think).

I have OneDrive disabled through Group Policy.
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After a couple of different installs I have yet to encounter any problems with W8.1U1; if anything I'm starting to like W8 thanks to this update. By the sounds of the issues it's probably some combination of drivers and maybe even drive configuration messing with the UI loading. Maybe try out some different video card drivers, or check for chipset and SATA updates.
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I think I have a similar or the same issue and also didn't quite find out what's wrong and how to fix it. What I found is that replacing Windows Defender with Avast will at least make the start up of explorer.exe go fine. Disabling Windows Defender's active protection does not help! It has to be completely replaced.

What's still broken is the first time I open a file browser window. The icons won't show up in the first folder I browse into (it shows some default icon instead). If I wait a minute or so, icons eventually show up. If I close the window early and re-open it, the file explorer will be broken until that minute is over. All of this is only the first time I open a File Explorer after boot and won't happen again afterwards (I think).

I have OneDrive disabled through Group Policy.

that'smy exact same issue

 

if you don't disable OneDrive, you won't have this issue

 

but I've always disabled OneDrive in the past with no problem

 

that's mypoint

 

I might have to just install Windows 8 and forget about 8.1. I can't live with this bug it's so annoying

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After a couple of different installs I have yet to encounter any problems with W8.1U1; if anything I'm starting to like W8 thanks to this update. By the sounds of the issues it's probably some combination of drivers and maybe even drive configuration messing with the UI loading. Maybe try out some different video card drivers, or check for chipset and SATA updates.

it happens with or without the drivers installed dawg

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it happens with or without the drivers installed dawg

Keep Windows 8.1, but just remove update 1. It bring nothing to the table.
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it happens with or without the drivers installed dawg

Keep Windows 8.1, but just remove update 1. It bring nothing to the table.


it's not a choice I figured, it comes through windows updates not like when you can disable it through a registry entry like when we were on windows 8 to prevent it from nagging to update to windows 8.1

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