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11-24-2011

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Re: A720: After Windows 8.1 upgrade, Start Button doesn't work.

2013-11-10, 14:53 PM

Ok, thanks for that. I will stop making suggestions; however, I will say there is an article available from Microsoft that describes many Lenovo related 8.1 issues and how to resolve them.

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10-18-2013

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Re: A720: After Windows 8.1 upgrade, Start Button doesn't work.

2013-11-10, 15:09 PM

Please don't think any of this was argumentative. I'm quite happy to have a suggestion that resolves the issue, albeit unlikely.

I'm an MS partner and 25 year developer. Unfortunately I am all too familiar with their shortcomings. They can't guarantee 100% compatibility ever. Truth be told I'm more disappointed in Lenovo and the inability to replace parts within the A720 than anything MS has done (e.g. the USB wifi).

 

Please cite any article with a URL that exists, would likely be helpful for others looking for info.

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Re: A720: After Windows 8.1 upgrade, Start Button doesn't work.

2013-11-10, 16:40 PM

Here is a thread from the Microsoft forums some may want to follow in the event a solution is found:

 

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/518612be-35ff-4679-bc62-1e0d04df626f/windows-81-upgrade-new-start-button-unclickable?forum=w8itprogeneral

 

 

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04-20-2014

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Re: A720: After Windows 8.1 upgrade, Start Button doesn't work.

2014-04-20, 17:00 PM

I have the same problem ideapad z580 niether the start button not the left most corner apps :smileysad:

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10-29-2012

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Re: A720: After Windows 8.1 upgrade, Start Button doesn't work.

2014-10-11, 17:14 PM

Anyone come up with a solution to this dilemma yet other than reverting back to Windows 7?

 

Really finding it frustrating Lenovo has chosen to leave those that purchased the A720 in the dust when upgrading to Windows 8/8.1, thought by now things may have changed slightly but has not been the case.

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09-27-2013

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Re: A720: After Windows 8.1 upgrade, Start Button doesn't work.

2014-10-11, 17:18 PM
No fix for Windows 8. But I can confirm this issue is resolved in the Windows 10 technical preview.
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01-09-2012

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Re: A720: After Windows 8.1 upgrade, Start Button doesn't work.

2014-10-11, 21:12 PM
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-performance/cant-click-windows-icon-and-hot-corners-not/649e78a2-ff71-4bb6-a28b-7c0b6e0e6c22
have a read through and i hope it works for you
Thx dave

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09-27-2013

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Re: A720: After Windows 8.1 upgrade, Start Button doesn't work.

2014-10-11, 21:20 PM

None of the solutions mentioned in that thread resolve this issue. It's explicit to the A720. You cannot click on the start button no matter what you do. Only the right-click menu in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen works.

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Re: A720: After Windows 8.1 upgrade, Start Button doesn't work.

2014-10-11, 22:30 PM
if you can boot to safe mode does the start button work in there?
Thx dave

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06-30-2012

USA

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Re: A720: After Windows 8.1 upgrade, Start Button doesn't work.

2014-10-13, 1:57 AM
Yes, I am running W10 Tech Preview and Start button thankfully works.

Cannot tell if left edge detection via mouse (which was also not working in W8) is fixed. In W10, recent apps are triggered by a new button on the Taskbar. :-(
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