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  1. Run the Upgrade Assistant to see if you can...

    Run the Upgrade Assistant to see if you can upgrade from WHS 1. I don't think you can. Only Windows 7 and earlier qualifies and it must be on the computer to qualify for the upgrade. How to Upgrade ...
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    Don't forget that the Group Policy editor is only...

    Don't forget that the Group Policy editor is only available in Pro version of windows.
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    It is easier to start tapping the F12 key or...

    It is easier to start tapping the F12 key or whatever key you use to get to the boot menu as soon as you restart without waiting for any screen. Keep tapping until the boot menu appears or you hear a...
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    Put the disk in before you shutdown the computer....

    Put the disk in before you shutdown the computer. The second step is actually the first step--.

    1)Place your boot/repair CD/DVD into your PC's optical drive or plug the rescue drive into a USB...
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    The sfc command should have a space-- sfc ...

    The sfc command should have a space-- sfc /scannow. New users might try to run it without the space as it is printed in this article.
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    no dual boot with the win 8 upgrade

    The reason that win 7 has failed is that win 8 installations are upgrades--all of them. You lose the rights to use or transfer win 7 after the upgrade. Only the System Builder OEM version is a full...
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    Windows 7 & 8 cannot run word 97. It is the...

    Windows 7 & 8 cannot run word 97. It is the operating system that will force office upgrades. Win XP cannot run Office 2013.
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    You say--And only the full-retail version...

    You say--And only the full-retail version includes both 32-bit and 64-bit discs in the same package;
    One correction--there are no Full versions available at retail stores. All retail versions--both...
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    I agree this is a huge drawback and I have found...

    I agree this is a huge drawback and I have found that it will not restore to a diff hard drive on the same computer. I wonder about how would work on a new replacement hard drive. I installed win 8.1...
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    You cannot install WMC on a windows 8 core...

    You cannot install WMC on a windows 8 core computer. Only Pro can be upgraded to Media Center. The pack you need is the Windows Pro Pack that upgrade win 8 to win 8 pro with media center. It's...
  11. Best procedure is to right click on the IE 10...

    Best procedure is to right click on the IE 10 update and select Hide. Wait until the bugs are out of it.
  12. I found a problem with having a diff Hotmail acct...

    I found a problem with having a diff Hotmail acct password and MS Acct login password. I assume the only way to do it is to have separate hotmail accts. The hotmail acct associated with the microsoft...
  13. It would be wise to run CHKDSK /R before...

    It would be wise to run CHKDSK /R before installing win 8. Many times the problem with windows is a failing hard drive. You could also run the hardware diagnostics including the extended hard drive...
  14. Gadgets have been found to be vulnerable to...

    Gadgets have been found to be vulnerable to security threats in win 7 and earlier versions of windows. Win 8 RP is supposedly not affected. You are not using the Final Version of win 8. You are...
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    There is a new games app available in the Apps...

    There is a new games app available in the Apps Store. Search for Solitaire in the apps store to find Card Games Chest
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    Go to control panel, turn windows features...

    Go to control panel, turn windows features on/off, Games, uncheck Spider Solitaire, OK it and reboot the computer. Then go back and recheck it. You can also uncheck The Games selection and reboot and...
  17. Great tip! It is not necessary to press Enter...

    Great tip! It is not necessary to press Enter when signing in with a pin. Win 8 accepts it without the Enter button. If the Desktop is in the upper left corner, just hitting Enter as soon as the...
  18. The program has already started and applies to...

    The program has already started and applies to computers bought after June 2, 2012. Users can buy a qualified pc now and sign up for the notification of when the upgrade is available.
    From MS--...
  19. The upgrade installation disk looks for an...

    The upgrade installation disk looks for an installed qualifying version. Just pointing to the dvd will not work. Windows 8 is supposed to have an updated and streamlined installation process,...
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    This has a workaround-- disable Sleep and the...

    This has a workaround-- disable Sleep and the tuner stays available.
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    TV Tuner missing after Sleep

    Windows Media Center plays and records tv fine until the computer sleeps, then there is an error message about "conflict--no tuner found." The tuner is a Hauppauge win tv HVR 1250 Hybrid model 79xx....
  22. Thread: Shutdown Oddity

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    To add insult--disabling Fast Start makes it...

    To add insult--disabling Fast Start makes it start much faster--32 seconds! You can also make a Shutdown button shortcut and add it to the Start page. Here's the command:
    Shutdown.exe -s -t 00 ...
  23. Thread: Shutdown Oddity

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    I had the same problem. Solved it by unchecking...

    I had the same problem. Solved it by unchecking Fast start on the 'change power button" page in Power Options. You must select "change options not available' before you can change it. Also selected...
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    If you never use the battery and always have the...

    If you never use the battery and always have the laptop plugged into the adapter, you can remove the battery and leave it out. This is good for laptops used as desktop replacements and for older...
  25. Read the PC Magazine article about this "No DVD...

    Read the PC Magazine article about this "No DVD playback, No Problem" here-- http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404028,00.asp
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