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    If a user who is a member of the Administrators...

    If a user who is a member of the Administrators group is logged in, the the UAC prompt does not display a user ID, just a dialog box with the option to approve or disapprove the impending action. If...
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    The only user ID's/passwords that will work are...

    The only user ID's/passwords that will work are members of the Administrators group. Those are your only choices, and if there is more than one such account, they are selectable via the dropdown.
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    I concur with Bruce and Clint. I would suggest a...

    I concur with Bruce and Clint. I would suggest a full drive image (the complete hard drive, not just the partitions) as a starting point.
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    I'm running 8.1, but not the10 preview. You can...

    I'm running 8.1, but not the10 preview. You can run sfc /scannow in safe mode; that might get better results.
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    See post #13 - it can also repair files that sfc...

    See post #13 - it can also repair files that sfc /scannow cannot repair.
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    Yes, it does work on live Windows. I ran it...

    Yes, it does work on live Windows. I ran it about three days ago to rebuild the store. Sfc /scannow found errors it couldn't repair, and I ran DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth. It took...
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    Have you run sfc /scannow?

    Have you run sfc /scannow?
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    The OS is usually embedded, and usually some...

    The OS is usually embedded, and usually some Linux derivative, but there has to be an OS to be able to read and interpret the TCP/IP stack, otherwise they couldn't connect via Ethernet (or WiFi, for...
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    Your media player has to have some rudimentary OS...

    Your media player has to have some rudimentary OS (probably Linux) in order to connect via Ethernet. What is the brand of the media player?
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    Once again, Windows 2000 and Windows XP do not...

    Once again, Windows 2000 and Windows XP do not support UEFI/GPT. An OEM Windows 8 is UEFI/GPT. A traditional dual-boot scenario will not work, because neither Windows 2000 nor Windows XP will...
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    If your Windows 8 is OEM, it's on UEFI/GPT. ...

    If your Windows 8 is OEM, it's on UEFI/GPT. Neither XP or 2K support that platform. Have you considered a virtual machine?
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    I have Task Scheduler take care of it. Windows...

    I have Task Scheduler take care of it. Windows Defender Automatic Update, Scheduled Scans.
  13. Thread: uefi bios

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    Is your USB stick UEFI bootable? This link...

    Is your USB stick UEFI bootable? This link might be of some use. I'm dual booting Windows 7/8 on my laptop and now on my desktop.
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    I've gotten elbow deep in the registry A LOT, but...

    I've gotten elbow deep in the registry A LOT, but that's because I don't run a Microsoft-sanctioned installation of Windows. I move Program Files, ProgramData and Users off the HDD that the OS is...
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    How about post #8? The only registry issues I've...

    How about post #8? The only registry issues I've ever had to deal with were those I created myself, tinkerin' around in the registry.
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    A merge would revert hardware settings to the...

    A merge would revert hardware settings to the bare metal registry settings and leave most of the rest intact, but if by chance you've updated a driver in between, that would be lost, as well as any...
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    Do you by any chance use a "registry cleaner"...

    Do you by any chance use a "registry cleaner" from time to time?
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    That won't work. It will indeed disturb whatever...

    That won't work. It will indeed disturb whatever you've installed (that writes keys/values to the registry) after that registry export.

    Regular drive/partition imaging cures those kinds of ills.
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    By "startup programs", what do you mean exactly?

    By "startup programs", what do you mean exactly?
  20. Thread: Backup

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    "The" backup is better than no backup, but as you...

    "The" backup is better than no backup, but as you have discovered, limitations can set in. "Backups" is better than "backup". I use drive imaging for backup, and have several iterations of stored...
  21. Thread: Passwords

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    To use The Store and/or synch across devices. ...

    To use The Store and/or synch across devices.


    The OP isn't about your box. Some folks do use The Store (Store Apps can only be downloaded through The Store - not directly off the web), and some...
  22. Thread: Passwords

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    The Microsoft Account Password is necessarily...

    The Microsoft Account Password is necessarily only for App Store purchases/downloads and synching across devices. Windows 8 can be installed using a local account, and the OS is fully functional...
  23. Thread: Clone?

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    How's your activation? When I've gotten that it...

    How's your activation? When I've gotten that it was because Windows was not activated due to the change in hardware. Once Windows is activated, it goes away after a reboot.
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    The registry key is...

    The registry key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. The logon is handled by system accounts in ProfileList. The user accounts are listed after the...
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    That "very good job" is relative. I have 16GB...

    That "very good job" is relative. I have 16GB RAM, and no page file in Windows 7. The page file size recommended by Windows is 22977MB. I've been running without a page file in Windows 7 since...
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