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    [SOLVED] For some reason this has fixed itself. I have...

    For some reason this has fixed itself. I have just continued using the computer as normal avoiding the programs that wouldn't run and then after turning on this morning it is saying there is internet...
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    [SOLVED] supposed connection problem

    I am running Windows 8.1 on an HP laptop. It has suddenly started telling me that there is no internet connection when there really is one. The computer starts up, I open my browser and am able to...
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    Yes, I thought Tweaking.com might sort the...

    Yes, I thought Tweaking.com might sort the problem but no luck there either. I also tried using the Microsoft help system and had a chat with a technician but he got nowhere and to be honest I don't...
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    Thank you for the suggeston but I'm afraid...

    Thank you for the suggeston but I'm afraid running C: \$Windows etc didn't work. the installaton just shut down. It isn't due to lack of disc space as there is over 300GB of space on my C drive.
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    modern setup host

    I have downloaded Windows 10 onto a USB and installed from it onto my wife's laptop and a desktop withouth any trouble BUT when I tried to install on my HP Pavillion laptop all seemed to be fine but...
  6. Thread: start menu

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    This just proves I'm a fool. I was looking for a...

    This just proves I'm a fool. I was looking for a complicated solution but of course it is simple. as I realised when on my third coffee. All you do is click on the start8 windows symbol and in the...
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    start menu

    I've been using 8.1 without any trouble but had it set to boot direct to desktop and used start8 to get the usual menu. I've downloaded Win 10 onto a USB and installed. All wwent well and it all...
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    I think that sounds the best bet. I should have...

    I think that sounds the best bet. I should have done that before setting it up but - you live and learn
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    Tablet name problem

    I've just got a tablet running Win 8.1 Obviously the firm that sold it had opened the box and checked it was OK before posting and they had given the tablet a name. When I got it I logged in with my...
  10. Thread: charms problem

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    Thanks Bruce but I had triedy rebooting but that...

    Thanks Bruce but I had triedy rebooting but that didn't work for me, only the constant delete, install sequence sorted it.
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    Finally solved it - I just kept on uninstalling...

    Finally solved it - I just kept on uninstalling then reinstalling from the store. It took eight goes but all seems well now
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    charms problem

    I am running Windows 8.1 with all updates and everything seemed to be working fine until today I pulled up the charms, tapped on weather and got the usual screen, blue with the white 'sun' but after...
  13. Thread: Search hijack?

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    Of course you're right Paul, I must learn to...

    Of course you're right Paul, I must learn to spell properly but this does happen with other sites (and I did spell them correctly) so there must be some little devil lurking around. I'll run...
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    Search hijack?

    I am having strange behavior with my searches and some new tabs. For example, if I put www.wikepedia.org into the address bar of a new tab instead of going to wikepedia I get taken to...
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    Yes, it is a similar problem but not a solution...

    Yes, it is a similar problem but not a solution that works for me. I can't find anything to do with conduit on my computer but still this thing pops up when I least expect it.
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    Yahoo Error Handler

    I use Firefox as my principal browser although occasionally Chrome. Recently when I have entered a correct address into the browser bar instead of being connected the Yahoo Error handler has appeared...
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    Thanks for the suggestion Roderunner but I'm...

    Thanks for the suggestion Roderunner but I'm afraid that it didn't work. I did the flush, got confirmation and then rebooted but the icon still says no internet access although I'm online now!
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    connection problem

    I have a Lenovo Thinkpad running Windows 8 with a wireless connection to my router. I boot up and am connected online straight away but the icon in the panel, while it shows a full connection to the...
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    Thanks again Rich After I'd run the...

    Thanks again Rich

    After I'd run the troubleshooter it seemed nothing had happened but I did a complete shutdown and restarted. It seems to be fixed!
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    Thanks Rich The troubleshooter reckoned it had...

    Thanks Rich
    The troubleshooter reckoned it had fixed errors with update but the window keeps on coming back!
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    Thanks Clint I have tried a full shutdown...

    Thanks Clint

    I have tried a full shutdown using shutdown.exe -f -s -t 00 which according to Microsoft closes everything but i still get the little window saying I need to restart.
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    Thanks Jerry I tried that but there is nothing...

    Thanks Jerry

    I tried that but there is nothing pending and according to the machine all updates are up-to-date.

    norrum
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    Thanks Jerry I tried that but there is nothing...

    Thanks Jerry

    I tried that but there is nothing pending and according to the machine all updates are up-to-date.

    norrum
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    windows restart window

    I've been running Windows 8 for some time now on a Lenovo Thinkpad. Everything seems to be working correctly and i have updated and installed without any trouble But, whenever I shut down and restart...
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    bypassing start sign in

    In January, Fred Langa tols us how to bypass the need to sign in when Win 8 starts. I followed is instructions which worked fine, as long as the computer was starting from being switched off. If it...
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