Alt-tab window won't stay on top of other windows in Windows 7

WHen I do an alt-tab in Windows 7, if I don't constantly switch window (holding down alt and quickly clicking tab) it will go into Peek mode.  Normally, I would expect the alt-tab window to stay on top when the Peek happens, but, instead my little alt-tab window disappears behind the windows being brought forward by the Peek.  I can still cycle through the windows by pushing alt-tab, but my window has disappeared.  When I tried this on someone else's Windows 7 box, it didn't do this. 
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I recently starting having this problem.

In my case, I've narrowed it down to the Windows Gadgets (i.e. sidebar.exe). Once I closed all my gadgets, the problem went away; alternatively, when I killed sidebar.exe, the problem went away.

 

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Hi,
Welcome to Microsoft answers.
 
Which version of Windows7 are you running ?
 
I suggest you to update your display drivers, goto manufacturers website and download the latest drivers and install.
 
Also check use aeropeak to preview desktop, follow these steps:
 
1. Right click on your desktop.
2. Goto personalize.
3. On the left bottom corner click on Taskbar and Start Menu.
4. Check use aeropeak to preview desktop.
 
Let us know if you have any issues.
 
 
Thanks and Regards,
Azam - Microsoft Support.
 

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