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    Interesting subject. Here is my experience and...

    Interesting subject. Here is my experience and procedure which works quite well: I have a Windows 8.1 system including a 256GB SSD with 40GB used up in the OS and data. I have been using Acronis True...
  2. Thread: Aligning SSD

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    Good information, CLiNT. Thanks for passing it...

    Good information, CLiNT. Thanks for passing it along. My SSD is now perfectly aligned and optimized and I am a happy camper!

    Jarome
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    CLiNT, I ran WinSAT. It checks a lot of things...

    CLiNT,
    I ran WinSAT. It checks a lot of things in the computer to come up with a Windows Experience Index score (WEI). As far as I can tell it, doesn't change or optimize anything. The WEI is not...
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    SUCCESS!! I tried the Paragon alignment tool...

    SUCCESS!! I tried the Paragon alignment tool again, thinking I had missed a step somewhere, but it still failed to align the SSD. I then tried the Gparted tool, following the link Paul suggested. It...
  5. Thread: Aligning SSD

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    Aligning SSD

    I decided to replace the old slow 5400 RPM hard drive in my Toshiba Satellite laptop with a new Kingston 256 GB SSD. I cloned the old drive to the new SSD drive and all went well. Windows 8.1 booted...
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    Bad Windows 8.1 Update?

    Shortly after I downloaded a recent round of Windows 8.1 Updates, I started getting this error just before Windows starts: "Windows failed to start and we are gathering information to correct this...
  7. Device Manager shows no errors. Downloaded...

    Device Manager shows no errors. Downloaded memtest86 and running it now. Has been running for 15 minutes and shows no memory errors so far. Will let it run to completion. Thanks for alerting me to...
  8. Here is what I have tried: Downloaded the latest...

    Here is what I have tried: Downloaded the latest BIOS. No difference. Ran chkdsk.exe, sfc /scannow and WMD (windows memory diagnostic). Found nothing. Decided to do a REFRESH to replace any corrupted...
  9. What causes "Windows 8.1 installation has failed"?

    I have 3 computers, all running Windows 8 with no problems. I could not update to Windows 8.1 on any of them using the Store. Just kept repeating the download over and over with never running the...
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    I concur that it looks like a driver issue, but...

    I concur that it looks like a driver issue, but the latest Intel driver didn't help. I think my next plan is to install a good video card and disable the Intel HD Graphics chip in the CPU. Any...
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    Yes, I tried several resolutions but the problem...

    Yes, I tried several resolutions but the problem is still there - blank screen. I returned it to the monitor's recommended resolution which is 1920x1080. I borrowed a friend's monitor which has a DVI...
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    I downloaded the latest video driver from the...

    I downloaded the latest video driver from the Intel download site, but it made no difference. I think the HDMI port is working because I can see everything on the monitor until Windows 8.1 starts to...
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    Thanks CLiNT. I got the 8.1 dummy key where you...

    Thanks CLiNT. I got the 8.1 dummy key where you suggested and it worked fine and finally got 8.1 installed but had to use the original 8 key to activate 8.1. It worked fine and now I am running 8.1...
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    Why won't Windows 8.1 install?

    I have 3 computers, all running Windows 8 with no problems. When I try to download and install Windows 8.1 from the Store the green download bar goes to about the half way point (50%) then very...
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    Thanks for your suggestions. Good advice, which I...

    Thanks for your suggestions. Good advice, which I shall follow.

    Jarome
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    When I sign into SD using my Microsoft Account...

    When I sign into SD using my Microsoft Account credentials I see my computer name under “PCs”, but this is the SD account I want to keep so I can’t use “disconnect PC from SkyDrive” as you suggest....
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    Why do I have two SkyDrive accounts?

    When I go to skydrive.com and log in with my Microsoft Account credentials, I go to my SkyDrive folder where I see my files. When I log in with my Outlook.com credentials I go to an entirely...
  18. Problem solved! I first tried sharing the Backup...

    Problem solved! I first tried sharing the Backup drive I wanted to use with File History. No change. File History did not list it in available drives. I checked the Backup drive on my wife's computer...
  19. Windows 8 File History can't find Backup drive

    I am trying to set up Windows 8's File History using Fred Langa's excellent writeup in Issue 393 of the Windows Secrets Newsletter.
    I have a second SATA HDD installed just for backups and I have...
  20. The path I use to get to the database file (hive)...

    The path I use to get to the database file (hive) is: C:\Windows\System32\config\SYSTEM. I find 2 System files (no extension). One is a text file so I assume the other one is the database file I want.
  21. I disabled Fast Startup but it made no...

    I disabled Fast Startup but it made no difference, as anticipated. Also tried invoking the System Level Command Prompt from within the Recovery Environment but that also made no difference. Something...
  22. Thanks for jumping in with your suggestion. I am...

    Thanks for jumping in with your suggestion. I am not sure about the Quick Start function. Maybe bbearren has the answer. If that is true maybe that is the reason the registry edits are overwritten on...
  23. It failed to run. The error was "Failed with...

    It failed to run. The error was "Failed with hr=0x800106BA." The closest we have come so far is using regedit from the Recovery Environment. After the changes are made in regedit, everything looks...
  24. I did a FULL scan with the Windows Defender...

    I did a FULL scan with the Windows Defender Offline disk and found nothing. I then created a System Level Command Prompt form PSTools per your instructions and when I open regedit and try to delete...
  25. Won't let me delete WinDefend. Gives me the...

    Won't let me delete WinDefend. Gives me the error: "Cannot delete WinDefend: Error while deleting key". I hope using Command Prompt (Admin) is the same as using a System Level Command Prompt. If not,...
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