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Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant
Before upgrading to Windows 8, we recommend that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your current PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report and optional steps for you to buy, download, and install Windows 8.
Started when I got a Sandisk SSD 120gb, and it was awful. Crashes, some things wouldn't work etc. So I put windows 8 on another HD partition. Then I took out the SSD to send it back. When I connected everything again, NOTHING. I tried everything, nothing. Opened it up again, everything was...
Apologies if this is in the wrong place, unsure if it's hardware, driver or OS related.
Having a strange issue. PC worked fine this morning, turned it on just now and it got as far as the Jmicron controller saying "detecting drives please wait"
Normally this takes seconds, however it now takes...
In the daily paper today, Msft is redoing win 8 to something called Blue?
later this year?
Microsoft may be moving toward bringing back the Start Button and allowing users to boot straight to the desktop with its coming Windows 8.1 release later this year.
If my vista setup will accept windows 8 pro upgrade,, is it advisable to do that or just go to win 7? desktop
My win 7 HP, should i upgrade it to win 8 pro upgrade or? laptop
there was a price around 90.00 for it
i cant seem to find a way to add hibernation in my shutdown menu when i press ALT +F4...i can still choose to hibernate the computer by pressing the power button or closing the lid though....
what does x86 mean?
why are there two folders namely 'program files' and 'program files x86' on c:???
so whats the difference in just Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro???
and what about Windows 8 RT?? What does 'RT' mean???
I just bought windows 8. I saw the user account on the screen. Can I put the blink in the user account next time I would turn on the computer and don't see the user account anymore?
Somebody told me that if I would buy a windows 8 computer. None of my quicken 2000, incredimail, graphic Dreamweaver 8, Photoshop 7.0 and cute ftp works on windows 8?
I can download and install windows updates and can restart the computer to configure the updates, but then a problem arises. The computer restarts and it starts to configure the updates but when it gets to 15% it stops and restarts again, it eventually stops the reconfiguration at 15% again and...
Started doing this a few days ago. Have to use power button. Nothing happens when I select shut down or restart.
Seems like every time I start my PC up, also frequently when Ive been away from the comp for some hours, it just disconnects and won't connect again. Sometimes I select "diagnose" and it fixes without reboot, but 80% of the time it has to reboot (something about IP) This is the first time Ive had...
Hi: Loaded win 8, and only after doing so, discovered that it would work better if AHIC were enabled before the load. Any way, without harm, to post-activate AHIC? The Microsoft site indicates a reload is best, cautioning that to do otherwise could lead to problems, failure. Conclusion was that...
I need to know if Windows 8 will run on a computer with a Intell E 5300 dual core processer Thank you
I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 that allows 5 hot keys to be set to the programs of your choice. How do I set a hot key to open a program that runs on the new Windows 8 Metro interface? Can you? Specifically I want to open Metro Media Player but I cannot locate the executable...
Hello all, my daughters bought a windows 8 computer, how does she get it to look like windows 7.
Start button, Programs the lot if possible?
Hi, I have a laptop and use google chrome and wanted to know if anyone can tell me how to change my homepage and if i can add a list of 'favorites'
thank you (in advance)
I bought a new pc with Windows 8 OS, but I forgot the sign in password and I think I'm stuck. I'm currently using my other pc with Windows 7 to write this. What can I do to get passed the password prompt or to reset the password? Or do I need to buy some password recovery/reset software? I'm sure...
Bought a laptop last week for my neighbor and Best Buy and Future Shop sent back all their laptops with windows 7 on before Xmas and all they have is windows 8..
what a night mare to navigate I have had to Google and you tube simple searches such as 'Find desktop' f'ind control panel' etc .....
I believe the cause was a prog from Giveawayoftheday.com a photo touch up prog, which refused to work in Windows 8 64bit. I rebooted trying to get it to work.
It took between 10 and 20 minutes.
Horrified, i removed the program, and rebooted. No better.
I reinstalled windows, after trying...
I saw in the demo model that by swiping the screen left to right ( visa verse) the screen would act like your Iphone screen .. o nthe HP laptop we bought .. BUT it does not do this I have to use the mouse to swing the screen ..\
was there a windows page I didn't activate to do this ??
I did try one of the preview versions and pretty much stared at the monitor wondering how to use it and find stuff. After a week I deleted it.
In the following months I found some articles and You Tube videos that lifted the mystery. I'd like to say it is beyond me why Microsoft would make an OS...
I have a Qwest Communications DSL and I have a question. If I did not use WEP how would I know who is using the WiFi.
A curious question. I do use WEP and the thought came to me.:)
Had to buy a laptop for my neighbor and am having a devil of a time trying to transfer over the dbx files from her
outlook express 6 ( from xp ) to ANY email account whether it is hotmail / gmail/ thunderbird that can be accessed
thru windows 8..
I have the dbx files backed up on a...
Hi, I have AVG and nothing detected, but when I scan with malwarebytes it come up with what i have been told is a trojan its name is 'pup datamngr' I have selected it and deleted it as reccomended from malwarebytes and i have also gone to my 'task manager' and found something similar and 'end task'...
Hi, In win 8 do you know how to add favorites to I/E 10. I had XP before that was easy.
About 6 weeks ago I tried to upgrade my nVidia display driver to the most current. At the time it was version 310.70. I always go to Control Panel, Programs and Features and uninstall the current nVidia driver and reboot before I install the new. I rebooted and unlike the usual experience where the...
I don't really need another pc, but windows 8 looks interesting but would need win pro/// Would i be better off to keep running my desktop vista 32 bit, and win 7 64 bit lap top? How about jumping to Ubuntu?
bigger hard drives would be a plus
I am using Windows 8 on a Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop. I wanted to use the "run" command and it was then I noticed that the listing for accessories is missing in "all programs". Does anyone know how I can get it back.
I have recently purchased a notebook which has Windows 8 installed. To start with, the first couple of weeks, it was extremely fast at its processing and loading pages, but now it has slowed down considerably. What can I do to speed it up please? I have MS Security Essentials and Lavasoft...
Has anyone encountered the problem I am having : upon starting my PC (by turning it on after a certain period of turning it off), I cannot open my IE on the metro nor on my desktop?
Any fix you might know?
Has Mozilla came up with its Firefox browser for win8?
After installing win 8 on my HP 5210, I find my knowledge of computers to be a failure. I had Win 7 and did not check to see if Win 8 was going to be a problem, installing on this HP. I can not start the progs like MSN or even get to the HTTP. Any suggestions. Only progs that were installed...
I have Win 7 prof with 4 of ram. Win 8 cost $39 now and
on Feb 1st is going up to $189. I cannot decide is I should
upgrade to Win 8. CONCERNS:
Wii all my programs in 7 run in 8?
If I install and don't like it is there an easy way to revert to 7.
Can a START button be added.?
I need some advice from y'all . I am just now starting feeling comfortable with windows7 . Microsoft keeps sending messages asking, " what are you waiting for" in regards to Windows 8. I had signed up for the $14.99 up grade. Should I just download Windows 8 to a disk for future use or is Windows...
I'm using Win8 Pro ; recently I downloaded the Windows Media Center, and it is listed on the Metro Interface.
How do I remove the Windows Media Center off my Win8. I did not see this add- on in the add/remove programs.
2 GB of download?
where is the file on my system?
What is it called.
Paid, have an Icon which shows the desktop shortcut.
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\WebSetup\Sources\
I would like to place all files on a DVD, for 32 bit...
I had some X-rays and an MRI done and they gave me the images for them on a CD. The images are in a format used by the diagnostic imaging industry, DICOM. I downloaded a free DICOM viewer to view the images and it works very well but if I click on the file directly in the folder I get the pop-up...
I recently got a new PC for my birthday that's coming up Feb. 11th with Windows 8 operating system and I HATE the new UI with all the apps. Can I change the UI back to Windows 7 and use it the same way I used Windows 7? And if I ever wanted to change it back to the Windows 8 UI...which is doubtful...
I can not get Windows defender to turn back on in Windows 8. Any Suggestion. This is what I get when I click on Windows Defender.
Just a note to be aware that the Secure Boot feature could cause issues if you use programs like Macrium Reflect, Acronis True Image, Clonezilla and others and attempt to use a non-approved Operating System (namely Linux) based recovery disc. Secure Boot wants to see only approved versions of...
Hi ... We were used to having the All Programs feature with older versions of windows by going to the Start button , Now that the start button isn't there any longer you still can have the All Programs feature on your Toolbar . To do so all you have to do is right click on the Taskbar , select...
We're considering buying a new laptop from Costco, a Dell Inspiron with W8 pre-installed. Dealing with Costco, you buy what they offer. I seriously doubt, and haven't found, that there is an option to buy this laptop with W7 rather than W8.
The fact is that I'm just a bit uneasy about W8. ...
Installed Windows 8 Pro upgrade, going from Windows 7, both 64 bit, yesterday. Installation went fine and everything seems to be working. I needed to restart this evening and received the message "Installing update 2 of 11, (etc.) Do not unplug or turn off your computer. Didn't touch anything for...
I am looking to get a new laptop with win 8 and i saw a review on one that media center did not run on win 8?
It said win pro was needed?
Hi: Trying to get acquainted with win 8. Getting there. How, though, do I send an email in Win 8? Getting confusion from internet checks. Some answers seem confusing. I receive mail, all seems to be in tact, but when I compose an email, I can't find the fammiliar "SEND" button. Much thanks, Jim S
I had ripped a few video clips from DVD disks to my PC and played them well on Win 7 WMP.
Since I upgraded my PC to Win8 Pro, I could not play my clips with Xbox video format. I had to go back to use WMP.
Is there any software and anyway around to convert WMP format to Xbox format?
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