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quickbooks 2012 not responding windows 8.1

Currently running Quickbooks Pro 2012 on windows 8.1.  I am able to open Quickbooks and work with my company file but if i walk away for a while the application locks up and displays "Not Responding" at the top.  The only way to get out of quickbooks is to close the program and "force" it to stop.  Then I have to go into Task manager and kill/stop the "Intuit Personal Database Manager" process.  If i do not kill that process, I cannot restart Quickbooks.  
After I do all of this I am able to restart Quickbooks and work again unless I walk away from my computer for a few minutes.  I am using Quickbooks in single-user mode.  I have tried opening up the firewall ports as indicated in "http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/articles/SLN41458" but this did not help.

Thanks in advance for the help.
  • Update...  I tried setting the compatibility mode on the QBW32.EXE and also QBDBMgr.exe to "Windows 7" but this alone did not seem to help one bit.  We seemed to be having slow internet connection across our wireless network on the Windows 8.1 PC (works fine on other Windows 7 PCs).  So on this hunch I disconnected from wireless network and went to a direct "wired" network connection.  After doing this our problems seem to have went away at this point.  I can't say 100% sure that it was the wireless alone.  Probably the combination of setting compatibility mode plus the elimination of wireless network.  I must say this is really poor support from Intuit but it's working at the moment.
I teach with QB 2012 on W8 and then the lab was updated to W8.1. The data file is local on the harddrive and the computers are networked but QB doesn't have any reason to talk over the network. There are some weird display issues but otherwise things are running fine.
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