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May 22, 2014

Yesterday I successfully installed Windows 8.1 and i noticed that my start button isnt working after a while.

What i did: Disabled npu.sys to avoid the memory leak, other than that i did no tweaks or something.

A reboot is solving the problem, but i wont reboot my laptop every hour or so..

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