Every time I plug in my HDMI cable or unplug it, Windows 8 logs me out and I have to log back in and restart all my applications. Is there a way to prevent this?

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    This shouldn't happen at all. Sounds like a configuration problem This PC on a Domain by chance? – Ramhound May 11 '15 at 13:25
  • @Ramhound, No, it's not on a domain. – adam0101 May 11 '15 at 13:33

I was able to fix this by following the instructions here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/19622776

Basically uninstall and reinstall your display adapter.

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