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    You can probably use diskpart to clean the drive,...

    You can probably use diskpart to clean the drive, then format as anything you'd like
    Be careful - selecting the wrong drive to clean will wipe everything out!!!
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    Also, try running systeminfo.exe from an elevated...

    Also, try running systeminfo.exe from an elevated Command Prompt
  3. I use the Windows automated backup along with an...

    I use the Windows automated backup along with an automated backup by Acronis True Image Home 2014 - both backup to my Western Digital Cloud device on my LAN
    I also use SyncBackSE (the pay-for...
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    [SOLVED] Frankly, I posted the link because I've had...

    Frankly, I posted the link because I've had similar problems and have used the techniques to fix things.
    In my case it was a faulty installation of Kaspersky Internet Security (although I've seen...
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    You can get another hard drive (for the laptop)...

    You can get another hard drive (for the laptop) and attempt to restore to that.
    You can attempt to restore the backup to an OS inside of a Virtual Machine

    Other than that, I don't know of any way...
  6. Thread: System 32

    by usasma
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    The best thing that I've found is to put the...

    The best thing that I've found is to put the computer in a common area where what they're doing is visible (without them being spy'd upon)
    Then when you see them doing something that they shouldn't...
  7. Thread: System 32

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    Children will find a way around everything that...

    Children will find a way around everything that you try to do.
    As for virus' - I told them that it'll cost them what it costs my customers ($200 US for a virus removal w/hardware diags).
    I was...
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    [SOLVED] You might want to try this also (DPC delays): ...

    You might want to try this also (DPC delays): ...
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    Again just FYI - but the lack of errors usually...

    Again just FYI - but the lack of errors usually results in a blank text file in Startup Repair.
    I don't know if this carries over to other Windows functions, but I wouldn't be surprised.
  10. Just a note - I've assumed that the Windows...

    Just a note - I've assumed that the Windows Update flash player updates are for IE only.
    At work we have a Win8.1U1 PC with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari also installed and will sometimes see Adobe...
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    Just FYI - Disk Management snapin is that which...

    Just FYI - Disk Management snapin is that which loads when you run "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes)
    The MMC (Microsoft Management Console - mmc.exe) loads first, then it loads the Disk Management...
  12. Mine works without issue (I used this site: ...

    Mine works without issue (I used this site: http://www.itma.vt.edu/tech/shockwave.htm )
    It has 2 UAC prompts before the movie loads and displays.
  13. Just saw this on CNET: ...

    Just saw this on CNET: http://www.cnet.com/news/windows-8-1-update-2-reportedly-will-land-august-12/
    Says it's gonna be released on 12 August
  14. Windows can do this (I can't recall the exact fix...

    Windows can do this (I can't recall the exact fix - but I was using the "Ctrl" key to fix it with IE a long time ago)
    The issue here is that others can adjust this behavior - and if a developer...
  15. I have to question the accuracy of this article -...

    I have to question the accuracy of this article - it states that a Microsoft rep has posted in EightForums

    The link to EightForums (...
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    Just a shot in the dark, but DISM may help....

    Just a shot in the dark, but DISM may help.
    Please run the following DISM commands to see if there's any problems with the system (from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt). Press...
  17. I misread the WUT comment as it had fixed things....

    I misread the WUT comment as it had fixed things. Didn't know if you'd tried it again.
    Also, I've got eye problems so I occasionally miss things.

    I wonder about your Windows Updates problems and...
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    Sweet! Thank you!

    Sweet! Thank you!
  19. Run the Windows Update troubleshooter: ...

    Run the Windows Update troubleshooter: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/open-the-windows-update-troubleshooter
    Plenty of other suggestions after this, but the troubleshooter takes care...
  20. I think your analysis of the error/startup...

    I think your analysis of the error/startup process is correct.

    The communication app error is common - but I don't know of fixes for it (I haven't researched it).

    The...
  21. As an example, suppose that your system isn't...

    As an example, suppose that your system isn't able to connect to OneDrive immediately upon booting.
    Then the system initializes, and it's able to connect.

    In this scenario, you'll see OneDrive...
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    Just my 2: 1) Get ALL available Windows...

    Just my 2:

    1) Get ALL available Windows Updates
    2) Get ALL available updates from the computer manufacturer
    3) Get ALL available updates for any other devices that are installed (especially...
  23. Thread: Stuck.gif

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    Re: Stuck.gif

    It's also available at MajorGeeks Forums (that's where I got mine for another board that I'm on)
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