I still use CorelDRAW for graphics, old habits die hard and I like it, but could not get my veteran 2012 version to run on my Surface Book (Windows 10 1803). It installed ok, started and displayed the splash screen for a while, then vanished. Since it was pretty old, and Corel upgrades are very affordable, I decided to get the new 2018 version. A bonus is better support for pen and the new Surface Dial.
So I installed it, started it, admired the new splash screen briefly and wondered why it vanished just like the old one! After a bit of research, I found the problem was Windows Security related. I had to add all the Corel exe’s to ‘Allow access to controlled folders’ in Defender Security Centre > Virus & Threat Protection Settings > Manage Controlled Folder Access. I didn’t bother reinstalling 2012 but suspect the same thing would have fixed it too.
After that it was all good and I could make a new banner image, for the first time since 2015!