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  1. Can't be done. Cortana only uses Bing.

    Can't be done. Cortana only uses Bing.
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    A little icon showing the percent completed shows...

    A little icon showing the percent completed shows up in the notification area. It just says that an update is being downloaded but you can tell it's Win10 update by how long it takes.
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    [SOLVED] I had a slightly different problem with a...

    I had a slightly different problem with a computer built by a local shop a couple of years ago and with Windows 8.0 on it. It would shut down spontaneously, sometimes with a BSOD but accompanied by...
  4. I use a paid program called Tag&Rename that will...

    I use a paid program called Tag&Rename that will allow the editing of metadata for .wav files. You can find it here: http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm
  5. I had this same problem with Windows 8.1. I have...

    I had this same problem with Windows 8.1. I have Norton Internet Security as well. The problem didn't start after installing the update but only after Firefox updated to its latest release (37.0.1)....
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    [SOLVED] I found the problem. I had made a policy change...

    I found the problem. I had made a policy change that was advised. Turned out to be a mistake because that change made some web sites (including Windows Update) return an error code. I changed the...
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    [SOLVED] Thanks Coochin but running that didn't do...

    Thanks Coochin but running that didn't do anything for me. Great tool though. I've added it to my set of troubleshooting tools. I'll wait another day or two to see if I can find a solution. If no...
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    [SOLVED] I've already done all that stuff too with zero...

    I've already done all that stuff too with zero effect.
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    [SOLVED] Error code 80072EFE

    Suddenly when I check to see if there are any Windows Updates for my 8.1 installation, I am getting this error message and am unable to check for updates. I have run several antimalware checkers...
  10. It's an incentive to get as many users as...

    It's an incentive to get as many users as possible on Win 10. That will then give developers an incentive to develop for the whole Win 10 ecosystem. I think Microsoft also would love to get all the...
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    5 meters can be extreme for an HDMI cable....

    5 meters can be extreme for an HDMI cable. Anything above 10-15 feet in length can cause problems. HDMI is a very shaky piece of technology. One possible solution is to look into Redmere cables,...
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    For me, the most important new feature in Win 8.x...

    For me, the most important new feature in Win 8.x is File History, the best backup process for the average user to protect personal data.
  13. 8.1 Update works fine. I had one problem that was...

    8.1 Update works fine. I had one problem that was caused by a security program I use (Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit) causing an issue with running Internet Explorer under the new update but the vendor...
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    I believe a number of motherboard makers updated...

    I believe a number of motherboard makers updated their firmware to better support Windows 8. I have an ASUS Sabretooth board and there have been at two BIOS updates for Windows 8.x.
  15. Doing a reboot seems to have fixed everything and...

    Doing a reboot seems to have fixed everything and IE is operating again. I reinstalled the updated MBAE and that seems to work OK with no effect on IE.
  16. I was running the old version of MBAE and...

    I was running the old version of MBAE and downloaded and installed this new version. It didn't fix my problem. Do you have to reboot after installing it? I may try uninstalling MBAE to see if it...
  17. Internet Explorer not working after Windows 8.1 Update 1

    Anyone know of a solution to Internet Explorer not working after installing Update 1 to Windows 8.1?

    I have tried all the suggested solutions I could find: turn off IE and then turn it back on,...
  18. I have pretty much the same problem with Internet...

    I have pretty much the same problem with Internet Explorer cited above. Internet Explorer no longer works after yesterday's updates and the update to 8.1.1. Fortunately IE is not my primary browser...
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    Yes, the Taskbar is my start menu. I have all of...

    Yes, the Taskbar is my start menu. I have all of the icons arranged on the Taskbar into groups (It would be nice to have separators on the Taskbar but I can live without them since they are not...
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    I'm in total agreement with you but some people...

    I'm in total agreement with you but some people seem to feel that the way they do things is the only way to do them.
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    I do know what efficiency means. I did organize...

    I do know what efficiency means. I did organize the Start menu in Windows XP and 7 when I used those OSes since I did use it occasionally and in its out-of-the-box condition, it was way too cluttered...
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    Maybe my problem is understanding why the Start...

    Maybe my problem is understanding why the Start button and Start menu are so important to so many people. I have been using various Windows releases since 3.0. When the Start button came along, I...
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    But there is no such thing as a touch only...

    But there is no such thing as a touch only computer unless you are talking tablets, which I am not. But even tablets can have a keyboard and mouse attached or work with an onscreen keyboard (though...
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    You do not need touch to use Windows 8. I have...

    You do not need touch to use Windows 8. I have been using it for months with a mouse and keyboard. It works fine. Touch is just another way to use it. The idea that Windows 8 works only with touch is...
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    What do you mean by "more pragmatic"?

    What do you mean by "more pragmatic"?
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