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    Thanks for the replies. Unit has separate power...

    Thanks for the replies.
    Unit has separate power supply & it is good - I can hear the drive spin up.
    I had tried the different usb port approach - no go.
    Now all is OK (few days later). I gave it a...
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    USB drive hiccup

    Running Windows 8. Have an external sata drive that I connect intermittently using usb (external box houses sata drive but connects to system via usb cable). Until today, it would show up as an...
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    Image editor features

    Wondering about the differences of Corel PaintShop Pro X6 (PSP) & PhotoPaint (included in the CorelDraw X6 suite). Are the feature sets identical? If not, what are the major pros/cons? Tried on the...
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    Thanks for the instantaneous replies!

    Thanks for the instantaneous replies!
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    Is this legit?

    I have a popup from http://ca.java-updating.com/k210sbpgb6r1usko2sh7psjcp5
    stating that it is a Free Java Security Update (Ver 7, Update 21) that is *Required*

    It isn't kidding! I can not remove...
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    Win 8.1 problem

    Running Win 8 Pro, 64 bit. On visiting the Windows Store (to obtain Win 8.1) I do not see the download option.

    I return to Windows 8 & run the updater. This has returned "Failure configuring...
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    Thank you for the suggestion. Ran it, said it...

    Thank you for the suggestion. Ran it, said it repaired some configuration issues but did not not specifically stated which one(s).
    Will attempt to re-update.
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    Tried "sure fire" method... nothing (neither via...

    Tried "sure fire" method... nothing (neither via IE-Metro nor "run" command line. System is Win 8 Pro 64 bit.
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    Windows 8 Update Error

    Allowed it to do the latest update(s). Updates completed d/l with no errors reported. Rebooted to allow reconfiguration. After a significant wait (~20 minutes) I got this error message: "Failure...
  10. How up-to-date should Windows 8 be before upgrading to 8.1?

    Does the 8.1 update (my system is Pro, 64 bit) include all the previous updates to Windows 8? If not, should I allow all previous updates to be installed before going to 8.1? Or...?
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    Visual C++ redistribuables

    My Win 8 Pro system has 16 variants starting with 2005 & going to 2010 - some even have 32 & 64 bit variants (system is 64 bit).

    Are all these necessary? Would the 2010 versions not be backwards...
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    Sound... or the partial lack of

    My system used to offer sound while browsing the Internet in IE10 (happens also in Firefox). Without changing any settings (that I am aware of) all browser-related actions are silent. Movies on...
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    Free space on a SSD

    Have noticed that my boot drive (128 GB SSD) is getting a little full. My system is a desktop with a non-touchscreen monitor. This boot drive holds Windows 8 & apps; data & backups are on other...
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    Mouse problems?

    Running Windows 8 Pro (upgraded from 7 Pro) on a desktop (non-touch screen). Infrequently (once, every 7-10 days) when I cold boot the system (this is a real cold boot; the system is on a UPS that is...
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    Thanks all for the info. Will go with it for now...

    Thanks all for the info. Will go with it for now & play with it a bit
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    firefox - how does it...?

    Running latest version under Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit. When first opened it displays a blank screen. If I click on the "+" sign to Open A New Tab the screen is filled (3 x 3 matrix) of websites -...
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    File History how-to

    File History (FH) is the Windows 8 backup module but it seems pretty set in its ways. By default, it will only backup libraries, desktop, contacts, favorites & Skydrive. Problem is, I don't see any...
  18. Thread: Weird Notepad

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    Finally got it sorted (MS Support, tho, not me:...

    Finally got it sorted (MS Support, tho, not me: Big thanks)

    Seems Windows 8 does not like the software for a Seagate GoFlex exterior hard drive. Found out after the fact that this software is not...
  19. Thread: Weird Notepad

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    Weird Notepad

    I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit about 2 days ago from Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit. System is i7 with 16 GB ram.
    Everything works except Notepad. I can open the app, type data into it but the instant...
  20. Thread: Windows.old?

    by Duncan_1
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    Thanks for the MS how to. Got a lot of...

    Thanks for the MS how to.
    Got a lot of apps/data/etc on the drive. Everything is running smoothly (& backed up).
    Gonna go for it!
  21. Thread: Windows.old?

    by Duncan_1
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    Windows.old?

    I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit to Windows 8. The Windows.old directory uses almost 20 GB of my SSD.
    I expect that this is my Windows 7. Since I have no intention of reverting, is there a...
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    Windows 8 Upgrade, Yes or No?

    Wondering...
    1. If I purchase the upgrade online (no DVD) is there a way to save the file that MS delivers to me (considering only Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit)? Assuming that there is, would that, in...
  23. Thread: Re ReFS

    by Duncan_1
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    Re ReFS

    Noted that Windows 8 offers this new (to other than the server family) file system.

    Hoping someone would discuss:
    1. What are its advantages/disadvantages compared to NTFS?
    2. For the average...
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    Access refused to Documents & Settings

    Running Windows 7 Pro with SP1 (all other updates current). I am the sole user (aka Administrator)

    When I 2x click on Documents & Settings to open it I get a C:\Documents and Settings is not...
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    Where is my hard drive space going?

    Running Windows 7 SP1 from a ssd. Systyem was ported onto this ssd about 6 weeks ago. The boot drive holds only Win 7 & applications; when freshly installed it was around 59 GB total. Now it is close...
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