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    I'm guessing the Windows 7 VHD file(s) would have...

    I'm guessing the Windows 7 VHD file(s) would have to be 'attached' in Disk Management of Windows 8.1 — before becoming accessible in File Explorer. Perhaps the following link can help:
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    JVarde For what it's worth, in the past three...

    JVarde For what it's worth, in the past three weeks I have delivered three 8.1 systems: Toshiba Ultrabook [i7, SSD]; Asus laptop [i5, HD]; and an Acer Ultrabook [i5/, SSD, 4 GB RAM]. None of these...
  3. cjdahl60, here's a thought: BEFORE doing this,...

    cjdahl60, here's a thought:

    BEFORE doing this, at least create a Restore Point; then, in Device Manager, delete the driver for the WIFI chip or adapter and immediately Restart. This will cause...
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    To supplement Ruirib's answer with more detail,...

    To supplement Ruirib's answer with more detail, here's a pretty good article:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/how-windows-8-hybrid-shutdown-fast-boot-feature-works/

    I have...
  5. Ron All good advice above. I would say,...

    Ron

    All good advice above. I would say, before you undertake these changes IMAGE your system and practice the recovery operation up to the point of actually initiating a restore.

    In addition,...
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    Well, I spent one joyless hour with the Preview....

    Well, I spent one joyless hour with the Preview. The upgrade from the Windows Store proceeded quite smoothly and over a 50 MB/sec optical fiber line and completed in about 45 minutes. BUT the...
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    Odos270: This is exactly what you want and a...

    Odos270: This is exactly what you want and a very great deal more, but at the cost of $20 + learning curve.

    True Launch Bar:

    http://www.truelaunchbar.com/

    'CD Control' [optical drive tray]...
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    Tweaking Firefox 21 on Windows 8

    If you have already tweaked 8 to your heart's content AND you use Firefox perhaps because you favor its Add-ons and Themes here are three suggestions:


    1) For SSD users, run Firefox...
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    CorelDRAW [Graphics Suite] X5 will install on...

    CorelDRAW [Graphics Suite] X5 will install on Windows 8 and function normally ONCE Net framework 3.5 is installed. This is not part of 'Eight' by default but easily done:
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  10. The extent to which the 'Classic Menu' component...

    The extent to which the 'Classic Menu' component of Classic Shell can be customized yields an interface superior to whatever concession Microsoft might make to users lost in or dissatisfied with the...
  11. Avoid new Build 6514 update to Acronis True Image 2013 - for now . . .

    Since a number of Forum members use Acronis True Image 2013 on their Windows 8 systems, news of its just released update

    It appears Acronis has blown it again: the first update to the quite good...
  12. Further to defective Defender Definitions: ...

    Further to defective Defender Definitions:

    Sunday morning, 9 pm, Eastern Time: Definition 1.145.1483.0 continued to fail scans with 'stopped service' error.

    Sunday afternoon, 2 pm, Eastern...
  13. Windows Defender Definition Update Breaks Windows Defender

    Re: Windows Defender Definition Update Saturday, 09 March 2013 Eastern Time

    On two completely separate Windows 8 systems the Def update for Defender today resulted in the failure of both Quick...
  14. Just in case check this: Power Options > Advanced...

    Just in case check this: Power Options > Advanced settings > Sleep section > Allow wake timers > Setting: DISABLE.


    33666

    Good luck!
  15. Two suggestions: (1) while it is improbable that...

    Two suggestions: (1) while it is improbable that Windows 8 has not determined and downloaded the appropriate chipset drivers for your laptop's motherboard, it might be worth the effort to visit the...
  16. Have you tried running the setup executable in...

    Have you tried running the setup executable in compatibility mode? In in this instance obviously for Vista, say Service Pack 1. And of course check Run as Administrator.

    'Open' your OEM...
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    Two Notes about Office on Windows 8 Pro

    1) The large patch issued for 8 on October 11 [KB 2756872] restores compatibility with Office 2003. Previously Office 2003 partially broke 'Windows Update' on Windows 8 RTM.

    2) Font rendering in...
  18. Thread: Desktop Tile

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    royw: SFC /scannow will do it! I succeeded in...

    royw: SFC /scannow will do it! I succeeded in deleting the Desktop tile in my second day of testing 8 Pro (and am still not quite certain how). I wasn't sure whether to proceed with a Refresh or SFC...
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    Caution about RecImg

    In my test of RecImg on 8 Pro it failed in all respects. This may be because it was working on a dual-boot 8/7 computer with the backup directed to a custom folder on a separate, dedicated backup...
  20. alan sh: Yes, there is a solution. Four caveats...

    alan sh: Yes, there is a solution. Four caveats before I provide the link.

    1) Microsoft terminated Sidebar because a recent analysis of gadgets demonstrated multiple potential security breaches....
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    Martin: I also dual boot Windows 8 Pro with...

    Martin: I also dual boot Windows 8 Pro with Windows 7 Ultimate x64. You don't mention them so I will take the liberty of remarking on two indispensable tools for dual boot systems, both freeware from...
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    Martin: Start Menu in Classic Shell definitely...

    Martin: Start Menu in Classic Shell definitely launches with Windows 8; indeed, if so set it reliably accomplishes a near by-pass of Metro, actually passing through it in about 2 seconds.

    I cannot...
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    Office 2003 + Windows 8 Pro x64

    A consensus is emerging in Windows 8 forums around the net that Office 2003 as a suite or individuals apps therefrom break Windows 8's Update.

    Diagnosis of the initial reports attributed the...
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    Well, if the issue is remembering page and...

    Well, if the issue is remembering page and section numbers, one possible kludge would be to select the page(s) or section(s). Then do a Ctrl + P and specify 'print selection'. Thus the particular...
  25. Re: WOPR 2003 on Vista 64 bit (SP1) (Word 2003 SP3)

    jscher2000: Thanks for the reply. My experience has been that Service Pack 3 for Office 2003 necessitated moving the Security Level to 'Low" in order to allow the WOPR macros to run. This has not...
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