I have a new Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1, and the alt-tab dialog looks like Windows XP.

Like this: enter image description here

instead of like this: enter image description here

It also contains a bunch of default icons that don't display a name. How can I fix this?


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Well, I restarted my computer to install some updates and it went back to normal. I don't know if the restart or the updates are what fixed it. I guess I'll accept this answer unless somebody comes around with a better explanation.

  • Restarting windows is the first thing I do when weirdness appears in the operating system, sometimes it takes 2 or 3 restarts to correct it, consider this a Windows "Feature".
    – Moab
    Jan 29, 2015 at 2:06

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