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  1. Moving Program & Other Folders Off Drive C

    "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 do I run command prompt as a non admin?

    How do I run command prompt as a non admin?
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    DISM Command Problem

    I read the following article:

    "Doing the Restore Health Command is better than SFC /SCANNOW

    •Open an Admin Command Box and type one of the following to run DISM in the manner you choose:
    •Dism...
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    Sudo15, I tried to follow the method outlined in...

    Sudo15, I tried to follow the method outlined in your howtogeek link and my Win 8 key was accepted for Win 8. Once the download began I closed the download tool, as instructed in the link, and then...
  5. Thread: Keyboard Problem

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    Sudo15, thanks for the link and if my keyboard...

    Sudo15, thanks for the link and if my keyboard stops working in Win 8.1 again I will revisit it and try the solution mentioned there.

    Regards, Roy
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    Sudo15, I have read it, and it doesn't help. I...

    Sudo15, I have read it, and it doesn't help.

    I would appreciate further advice regarding Post#5
  7. Thread: PC Settings

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    PC Settings

    I have a desktop shortcut to PC Settings, but when I click it the settings pane starts to slide on to the desktop from the right hand side, but then slides back again. How do I stop it sliding back?...
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    Sudo15,thanks. Belarc Advisor gives the same...

    Sudo15,thanks. Belarc Advisor gives the same product key as the one I saved in a text file, and so do Produkey and Magical Jelly bean Key Finder.

    If the Win 8.1 clean installation works the way...
  9. Thread: Keyboard Problem

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    Hi Prescott, according to Device Manager the...

    Hi Prescott, according to Device Manager the driver provider for my keyboard is Avast Software, which I can't believe. (I do use Avast Internet Security).

    I will ask Avast about this, but don't...
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    bassfisher6522, my PC was built by my local...

    bassfisher6522, my PC was built by my local computer technician in 2003, since when many modifications have been made. I wouldn't call what I did "messing about".

    The key I purchased from the...
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    Windows Product Key

    I used the Refresh Your PC option on my Win 8.1 64 bit partition and inserted my Win 8.1 disk when prompted to do so. I was not asked for a product key, but Windows is activated. I was intrigued by...
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    Joe, thanks. I did watch what was selected to be...

    Joe, thanks. I did watch what was selected to be removed.

    Regards, Roy
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    Thanks Calimanco, I should have remembered that,...

    Thanks Calimanco, I should have remembered that, although isn't there a drawback to that method, i.e if I am right you cannot then uninstall any Windows Update previously installed?
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    Windows Old Folder

    I just used the Refresh Your PC Option to solve the Keyboard problem referred to in my Keyboard Problem thread. The option worked but the most difficult and time consuming aspect was deleting the...
  15. Thread: Keyboard Problem

    by royw
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    Sudo15, yes I did that and it made no difference....

    Sudo15, yes I did that and it made no difference. I got completely frustrated with having to use the On Screen Keyboard, so I used the Refresh Your PC option which worked fine, and the keyboard works...
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    One Drive\SkyDrive

    How do I uninstall OneDrive?

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards, Roy
  17. Thread: Keyboard Problem

    by royw
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    Keyboard Problem

    My keyboard works on Win 7 and was working on Win 8.1, but no longer works on the latter OS.

    Device Manager says:

    "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be...
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    Sudo15, One of the items had the option to...

    Sudo15, One of the items had the option to include software.

    I am using the latest Realtek HD Audio Driver.

    CLiNT, I have disabled them.

    Thanks and regards, Roy
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    Nvidia High Definition Audio Driver

    I have just installed Nvidia Graphics Driver 344.11 on my Win 7 64 bit partition. Before doing so I uninstalled the previous version with Revo Uninstaller Pro, then searched for remaining items with...
  20. Thread: Page File Size

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    Sudo15, thanks a lot. That solved the problem. ...

    Sudo15, thanks a lot. That solved the problem.

    Regards, Roy
  21. Thread: Page File Size

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    Page File Size

    The option to change the page file size on my Win 7 partition is grayed out. How can I fix this?

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards, Roy
  22. Thread: Kb2984006

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    satrow, thanks for the confirmation. I wonder...

    satrow, thanks for the confirmation.

    I wonder why Microsoft offered me this update for Win 7, but I suppose I'll never know.

    Regards, Roy
  23. Thread: Kb2984006

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    Kb2984006

    When I checked for the September Microsoft updates I was offered KB2984006 "to fix issues in Windows". I chose to install it but it failed to install 4 times, with error code 80073712. After that,...
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    I reinstalled Nero, which as I said required Net...

    I reinstalled Nero, which as I said required Net Framework 4, and then the Net Framework 4 updates were reoffered and they installed successfully. I also uninstalled Nero Backup using Revo...
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    KritzX, thanks but I had already done what you...

    KritzX, thanks but I had already done what you suggest. I unchecked the option to encrypt the spacebar, not expecting that to solve the problem, but it did. Who would believe it!

    Regards, Roy
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