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  1. Bill, I installed Win 8.1 with update as a...

    Bill,

    I installed Win 8.1 with update as a totally new install. I checked my Start screen apps and there were only two without Pin to Taskbar. They were Desktop and This PC and it would not be...
  2. I was still a Microsoft TechNet sub until end of...

    I was still a Microsoft TechNet sub until end of April so I got the Win 8.1 with update as a full download. Sure makes it easy when doing a clean install. I also have Office 2013 installed and I am...
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    This problem is a social problem rather than a...

    This problem is a social problem rather than a technical problem. Certain people will fall for any good story and women are more likely (IMHO) than men because they want to be friendly and not cause...
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    The following is an addition to the registry...

    The following is an addition to the registry which allows you to Take Ownership of a resource by Right Clicking. Paste it into Notepad and save it as a .REG file. Then double click it and load it...
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    Yes, Acronis is quite flexible in that respect as...

    Yes, Acronis is quite flexible in that respect as long as the data fits in the intended destination it will restore it.
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    During the installation of win 8.1 you get to a...

    During the installation of win 8.1 you get to a panel where it almost forces you to have an online login to continue. On that panel, down the bottom in small print is an option to create another...
  7. I have a fix for this problem. It is called...

    I have a fix for this problem. It is called Windows 8.1 Professional and IE11. I am using the 64 bit flavour but that is probably irrelevant. I think it is IE11 that matters.
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    Sorry, I didn't explain it clearly. In PDF...

    Sorry, I didn't explain it clearly. In PDF xchange viewer there is a toolbar with a search function. This invokes an external searcher (Google, Bing, ASK etc.). In Edit > Preferences > Search...
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    You have to take photos with both side panels...

    You have to take photos with both side panels removed. We all know that.
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    When you install it you will find it has an...

    When you install it you will find it has an online search function. One of those search providers is ASK.com. You should adjust the order of these so this one is at the bottom or turn off that...
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    In win 8.1 Microsoft does not make it easy to "go...

    In win 8.1 Microsoft does not make it easy to "go local". They only present you with the Microsoft option. You have to ignore that and select Add Account on the same page. Follow that through and...
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    I have a regular backup regime. I always do a...

    I have a regular backup regime. I always do a full image of the boot drive every 7 days with differential images every day. This has allowed me considerable flexibility. I have installed new...
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    Woody, in your article today about Win 8.1 you...

    Woody, in your article today about Win 8.1 you mention Foxit and junk apps during the installation. I have another one which I think is very bad. I have been a long time user of Avira Antivirus Pro...
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    A quote from Fred's article 2013 09 12 on Clean...

    A quote from Fred's article 2013 09 12 on Clean Slate install for Win 8

    It is important that you should continue to run update until no more patches and updates are available. Some updates don't...
  15. A little more on the subject. An Exception Code:...

    A little more on the subject. An Exception Code: c0000005 is an Access Violation.

    I have disabled all add-ons and that does not help.
  16. I tried the advice from Roderunner and unticked...

    I tried the advice from Roderunner and unticked IE10, rebooted, reticked it and rebooted and IE10 almost did not know it had been gone. Unfortunately the suggestion was no help. IE10 still crashes...
  17. I have this problem with IE10 on win 8 Pro x86....

    I have this problem with IE10 on win 8 Pro x86. In this case I am using Gmail and as soon as I select the file for attachment I get a message from IE10 informing me that it has an error and must...
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    If you are able to install XP Mode on Win 7 Pro...

    If you are able to install XP Mode on Win 7 Pro then there are no licensing issues with XP in this case. Microsoft are giving you a copy of XP virtual for free. If you use Virtual Box or VMware then...
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    re: the downloaded .ISO won't burn to disk The...

    re: the downloaded .ISO won't burn to disk

    The file may be blocked. This is a security measure to stop you downloading a file and then (without further thought) exposing your machine to possible...
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    I have already installed IE10 for Win 7 sp1 on...

    I have already installed IE10 for Win 7 sp1 on two machines. It's an easy install and it retains your previous IE9 settings where relevant. The big warning, for those who have win 8, is that Adobe...
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    Susan, I have my PCs (several win 8 and several...

    Susan, I have my PCs (several win 8 and several win 7) set to Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them. The win 7 machines do that very well but today I am reminded...
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    That Ask icon is not the toolbar and is provided...

    That Ask icon is not the toolbar and is provided along with a list of 7 other search providers which are listed in alphabetical order. You can disable all searching by an Option setting. If having...
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    I'll back up Henry S Winokur's suggestion for PDF...

    I'll back up Henry S Winokur's suggestion for PDF X-Change Viewer. I gave up on Adobe several years back and I have been using Nitro PDF Reader since then but they have seemed uninterested in the...
  24. The computer cannot be wakened from a normal...

    The computer cannot be wakened from a normal shutdown by the task scheduler. If you want that then you may be able to achieve that with BIOS or UEFI settings. See the manual for your machine or...
  25. David, why don't you try it out and let us know.

    David, why don't you try it out and let us know.
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