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    if win8 is so buggy will win 10 be better

    started having odd problems with win 8

    perhaps too many forced updates ??

    cursor freezes

    goes out to lunch and does nothing for LONG periods of time
    (could it be updating or is that microsoft stealing my personal info and phoning it home for advertisers to use?)

    some other random problems that i dont recall but only happened once

    i am really afraid of teh win10 update until it is at at least V3

    in the meantime how do i fix the current problems and make win8 more solid

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    Perform a clean boot. If it's better, then it wasn't Microsoft:

    How to perform a clean boot in Windows

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    You could start by turning alot of crap off, but since we don't know what you have running,
    it'll be a bit difficult to offer up anything substantial.
    I've been running W8 with none of the issues you speek of.
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    Perhaps upgrading to Win 8.1 would resolve issues as well, but as 8.1 is a different OS to 8.0 it would be best to run the Win 8.1 Upgrade Assistant.

    I think you can still use this one from Win 8.0 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...ows-7-tutorial but the actual upgrade may check your devices compatibility http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...ows-8-tutorial

    The reason I'm suggesting using an upgrade assistant is because I came across a case of a Win 8.0 laptop's Bluetooth drivers weren't 8.1 compatible.

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    always did full power off and restart
    is there more for a clean boot?

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    issues are new
    mostly stock win8.1 laptop
    nothing really added by us

    could it be a virus
    other than a buggy update

    don't know how to install the mbam we bought on cd/dvd
    no drive on this pc
    can we move to mem stick then copy to hd and install
    then just give it the serial number when it asks ?


    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    You could start by turning alot of crap off, but since we don't know what you have running,
    it'll be a bit difficult to offer up anything substantial.
    I've been running W8 with none of the issues you speek of.

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    moved to 8.1 long ago

    did not realize it was not till win8 type os

    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Perhaps upgrading to Win 8.1 would resolve issues as well, but as 8.1 is a different OS to 8.0 it would be best to run the Win 8.1 Upgrade Assistant.

    I think you can still use this one from Win 8.0 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...ows-7-tutorial but the actual upgrade may check your devices compatibility http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...ows-8-tutorial

    The reason I'm suggesting using an upgrade assistant is because I came across a case of a Win 8.0 laptop's Bluetooth drivers weren't 8.1 compatible.

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    First question - in a clean boot all items under the Startup tab are disabled and all non-MS services under the Services tab are also disabled.

    With a stock OEM machine you get a lot of OEM stuff to start up on boot which you don't really need.

    Booting up into Safe Mode with Networking will achieve the same thing but will also isolate any 3rd party AV programs as well.

    StartUpLite is a program that can tell you if you have any unnecessary start up items.

    I'm not sure if you can download MBAM Premium and use your CD product key as the sites I've seen for downloading the Pro version are asking for payment.

    I think your best option would be to contact MBAM support by clicking on the Contact Us Now button at the bottom of https://support.malwarebytes.org/?b_id=6400 and they should be able to tell you how you can download and activate.

    Where did you get the MBAM CD from and is it genuine ?

    EDIT - It's just with you saying Win 8.0 I thought you hadn't upgraded to 8.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedball View Post
    always did full power off and restart
    is there more for a clean boot?
    That's what the link was for:

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    Perform a clean boot. If it's better, then it wasn't Microsoft:

    How to perform a clean boot in Windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedball View Post
    issues are new
    mostly stock win8.1 laptop
    nothing really added by us

    could it be a virus
    other than a buggy update

    don't know how to install the mbam we bought on cd/dvd
    no drive on this pc
    can we move to mem stick then copy to hd and install
    then just give it the serial number when it asks ?
    You should be able to download the free version of Malwarebtes and plug your serial number in after the install:

    www.Malwarebytes.org.

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    bought it at microcenter
    it was valid and real but possibly been on shelf for a while


    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    First question - in a clean boot all items under the Startup tab are disabled and all non-MS services under the Services tab are also disabled.

    With a stock OEM machine you get a lot of OEM stuff to start up on boot which you don't really need.

    Booting up into Safe Mode with Networking will achieve the same thing but will also isolate any 3rd party AV programs as well.

    StartUpLite is a program that can tell you if you have any unnecessary start up items.

    I'm not sure if you can download MBAM Premium and use your CD product key as the sites I've seen for downloading the Pro version are asking for payment.

    I think your best option would be to contact MBAM support by clicking on the Contact Us Now button at the bottom of https://support.malwarebytes.org/?b_id=6400 and they should be able to tell you how you can download and activate.

    Where did you get the MBAM CD from and is it genuine ?

    EDIT - It's just with you saying Win 8.0 I thought you hadn't upgraded to 8.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    I'm not sure if you can download MBAM Premium and use your CD product key as the sites I've seen for downloading the Pro version are asking for payment.

    I think your best option would be to contact MBAM support by clicking on the Contact Us Now button at the bottom of https://support.malwarebytes.org/?b_id=6400 and they should be able to tell you how you can download and activate.
    I just plugged in my MBAM lifetime product key into Windows 7 along with a valid product ID and it gave me a new product key. They changed the way product keys are generated because the old ones were easy to pirate.

    They also accept pirate keys for a 1 year use of MBAM premium.

    Jerry
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