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    Your media player has to have some rudimentary OS...

    Your media player has to have some rudimentary OS (probably Linux) in order to connect via Ethernet. What is the brand of the media player?
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    Once again, Windows 2000 and Windows XP do not...

    Once again, Windows 2000 and Windows XP do not support UEFI/GPT. An OEM Windows 8 is UEFI/GPT. A traditional dual-boot scenario will not work, because neither Windows 2000 nor Windows XP will...
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    If your Windows 8 is OEM, it's on UEFI/GPT. ...

    If your Windows 8 is OEM, it's on UEFI/GPT. Neither XP or 2K support that platform. Have you considered a virtual machine?
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    I have Task Scheduler take care of it. Windows...

    I have Task Scheduler take care of it. Windows Defender Automatic Update, Scheduled Scans.
  5. Thread: uefi bios

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    Is your USB stick UEFI bootable? This link...

    Is your USB stick UEFI bootable? This link might be of some use. I'm dual booting Windows 7/8 on my laptop and now on my desktop.
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    I've gotten elbow deep in the registry A LOT, but...

    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 about post #8? The only registry issues I've...

    How about post #8? The only registry issues I've ever had to deal with were those I created myself, tinkerin' around in the registry.
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    A merge would revert hardware settings to the...

    A merge would revert hardware settings to the bare metal registry settings and leave most of the rest intact, but if by chance you've updated a driver in between, that would be lost, as well as any...
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    Do you by any chance use a "registry cleaner"...

    Do you by any chance use a "registry cleaner" from time to time?
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    That won't work. It will indeed disturb whatever...

    That won't work. It will indeed disturb whatever you've installed (that writes keys/values to the registry) after that registry export.

    Regular drive/partition imaging cures those kinds of ills.
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    By "startup programs", what do you mean exactly?

    By "startup programs", what do you mean exactly?
  12. Thread: Backup

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    "The" backup is better than no backup, but as you...

    "The" backup is better than no backup, but as you have discovered, limitations can set in. "Backups" is better than "backup". I use drive imaging for backup, and have several iterations of stored...
  13. Thread: Passwords

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    To use The Store and/or synch across devices. ...

    To use The Store and/or synch across devices.


    The OP isn't about your box. Some folks do use The Store (Store Apps can only be downloaded through The Store - not directly off the web), and some...
  14. Thread: Passwords

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    The Microsoft Account Password is necessarily...

    The Microsoft Account Password is necessarily only for App Store purchases/downloads and synching across devices. Windows 8 can be installed using a local account, and the OS is fully functional...
  15. Thread: Clone?

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    How's your activation? When I've gotten that it...

    How's your activation? When I've gotten that it was because Windows was not activated due to the change in hardware. Once Windows is activated, it goes away after a reboot.
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    The registry key is...

    The registry key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. The logon is handled by system accounts in ProfileList. The user accounts are listed after the...
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    That "very good job" is relative. I have 16GB...

    That "very good job" is relative. I have 16GB RAM, and no page file in Windows 7. The page file size recommended by Windows is 22977MB. I've been running without a page file in Windows 7 since...
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    Windows Cleanmgr.exe has been sufficient for me. ...

    Windows Cleanmgr.exe has been sufficient for me. I've tested a few apps, but nothing really improves on Cleanmgr.exe. I have a current copy of CCleaner, and I run it on occasion for comparison. ...
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    I've had older updates interfere with new...

    I've had older updates interfere with new updates, and been able to get that sorted out with a little web research, but I haven't had any system-related problem with any update, and I install them...
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    Click on my web site link in my signature.

    Click on my web site link in my signature.
  21. Windows does not "need" a page file if one has...

    Windows does not "need" a page file if one has sufficient RAM installed. I've been running Windows 7 Ultimate with 16GB RAM and no page file since 2010. Windows 8 will run just fine without one as...
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    I suggested an additional HDD for the page file...

    I suggested an additional HDD for the page file because you said your son wanted a page file. And I've run at least two HDD's in my desktops since the mid '90's.
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    Neither physics nor logic will uphold the benefit...

    Neither physics nor logic will uphold the benefit of reducing the size of available RAM so that one may set aside RAM to be used as a RAM disk for paging. If it has enough room in RAM, it won't be...
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    Sometimes I have to make a mistake two or three...

    Sometimes I have to make a mistake two or three times in order to realize that I'm making a mistake. Once I get past that, I can start making progress again. I finally got the right keys and values...
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    I fail to see any point or gain in paging...

    I fail to see any point or gain in paging something out of RAM into RAM. Leave all 32GB of RAM available to the system. Once the system boots, there will be no more paging going on (for a gamer)...
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