I just got a new laptop and had previously been using SourceTree on Windows 7 without a problem. However, I cannot make it work on Windows 8.1 - it pops up with a blank dialog and another blank "Welcome" dialog. If I click somewhere within the "Welcome" dialog, it either goes away or reappears depending on where I click, and eventually I get a message saying that Sourcetree "has stopped working". I love the program and want to continue using it. On your homepage you show it running on Windows 8. What's the problem?
I haven't had a similar problem, but others have. This one found an answer: https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/286989/sourcetree-does-not-run-on-windows-8-1
Try searching this site for "sourcetree crash", and skip over any that mention OSX or Sourcetree versions 1.6+ (Windows SourceTree version is 1.5.x as of May 2014).
It works fine for me on Windows 8.1.
Go to Personalization and check your themes. Having a unique or broken theme has been known to cause minor UI problems in SourceTree even though Windows itself works fine (by "broken", I mean the background image is displayed as a black rectangle instead of whatever your background actually is).
If that doesn't work, try re-installing?
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