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  1. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    Any Windows updates happened? I'm convinced Win...

    Any Windows updates happened? I'm convinced Win 8 does some updating and housekeeping in the background even if you get updates to manual.

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  2. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    It was more because my wife hasn't backup ask her...

    It was more because my wife hasn't backup ask her work from the last few weeks on it. Like school reports, planning etc. Then once I had backed that up the refresh actually didn't take Windows 8...
  3. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    Finally the Win 8 laptop is fully working again. ...

    Finally the Win 8 laptop is fully working again. Must have been a badly corrupt installation, and the refresh was the only way to sort it out, returning it to factory settings and clean install. As...
  4. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    Update. Wasn't as straight forward as it looked. ...

    Update. Wasn't as straight forward as it looked. It restored my ability to login to the desktop, but all permissions were trashed on the drive. No account had access to the root of the C drive, and...
  5. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    Well, that worked. Windows now boots ok, and all...

    Well, that worked. Windows now boots ok, and all user files are retained, even on the desktop. However it is like a clean install without any customisation of programs installed.

    One issue I now...
  6. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    Finally managed to make it start a system...

    Finally managed to make it start a system "refresh". Read up on it first and annoyingly it looks like this is the only option without a format and clean install. It's meant to retain all user...
  7. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    Well, the 8.1 update seems to be screwing up a...

    Well, the 8.1 update seems to be screwing up a lot of people's laptops during the update process. And the RT version was so bad that M$ pulled the update from the servers.

    I'm not sure if it was...
  8. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    That is really frustrating. Definitely issues...

    That is really frustrating. Definitely issues with the whole Win 8 OS in my view. That's v why I'm sticking with 7, and using my copy of 8 just for testing.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using...
  9. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    Creative X-Fi cards are known to have issues in...

    Creative X-Fi cards are known to have issues in Windows Vista onwards due to the changes made in how the OS handled audio and no longer supporting certain protocols Creative always used. This...
  10. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    Just double checked and it's true. For "security...

    Just double checked and it's true. For "security reasons" m$ disabled super admin rights in win 8, even on administrator enabled accounts.

    To get it back try the following:

    Press the Windows...
  11. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    I read somewhere that win 8 didn't provide full...

    I read somewhere that win 8 didn't provide full admin access in the same way as 7 did. Annoying if true.

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  12. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    When trying to install drivers are you running...

    When trying to install drivers are you running with administrator rights? Right click inf and select run as admin. Sounds like the OS is blocking them based on security user rules.

    I've got a...
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