Just a quick note.
Stardock Groupy has been causing me issues.
For the past week my system has been experiencing slow boots ( I have an NvME and when it takes more than 5 minutes to reach desktop something is wrong) and slow restarts (on the way down it never shuts off-just keeps displaying Restarting with a busy circle), I have left it at restarting for over 3 hours, it never restarts-I have to use the power button to shut it off and then start it up again. I have started a new job so haven't been able to troubleshoot as much as I have wanted to to. This weekend,with some time off, I have been troubleshooting for two days (Saturday we had Thanks Giving Dinner so yesterday and today).
What I found is if I uninstall Star-docks Groupy all the program hangs, desktop manager hangs, restart/startup problems go away. If I then reinstall Star dock Groupy they all return after the very first boot.
I have no clue if this is Star docks programming or some other software conflicting with star docks Groupy application. And, frankly, I do not care.
All I know is that when I updated to the latest version of Stardocks Groupy I had issues with maximizing windows explorer (some conflict with Actual Windows Manager rollup) where I had no issues before and star-docks answer to this is uninstall Actual Windows Manager roll up and purchase our Windows FX application?
Sorry, but that is as bullshit an answer as I could ever get from any support group and I know because I AM a support group for 3 different companies.
I had to make a choice today and I chose to uninstall Stardock Groupy because that is the absolutely fastest way to get my PC back under my control.
I will TRY to install the next release of Stardock Groupy because I LIKE the program and what it does for my work flow. I will also look to actual windows rollup to see if they provide a similar application to use.
I have spent entirely TOO MUCH TIME on a program that should (and did in past iterations) work flawlessly and not crap out my whole windows installation!
If someone one were to ask for a recommendation about Stardock software one year ago I would tell them go for it, some of the best software I have ever used. Today I would say stay far away until they work out their in-house issues.
Have a nice day.