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Apps starting up on desktop? (windows 8)


danish_dan

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Hi

Im having problems running my apps as apps and not from the desktop using windows 8. My google chrome app for instance used to run as an app but now it is starting up on my desktop how do i change this? the same has happened to explorer 10 it does not start up from the start up menu but from the old desktop is it possible to run them from the normal start up menu?

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rdave13

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Sometimes problems can occur with AVs. Has yours just had an update? What I've read is problems with Avast, McAfee and Kaspersky. The usual solution was to use the respective removal tool for the AV, usually in safe mode, then run on Windows 8's Defender for a while. If the apps open OK when using Defender then your AV might be the problem. If not you can always reinstall. You can also try the system file checker, option 2 here.I would not consider a 'Refresh' of windows 8 as that will remove all your installed programs from disc or online.

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