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Syncing Win8 phone to win8 tablet by USB connection.

Q: Syncing Win8 phone to win8 tablet by USB connection.

Why wont my Win8 phone come up on my Win8 tablet's Desktop in File Explorer by a USB connection. It did once, but no more. Any suggestions welcome. Thank you!

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A: Syncing Win8 phone to win8 tablet by USB connection.

Could be a couple of reasons.

Reboot your phone. Sometimes they just won't talk to each other.All USB cables are not equal. If you use the cable that came with your phone, you should have no problem. If you are using a different cable that came with another device, it may or may not work.

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How can I transfer items from File Explorer, etc. from my Win8 laptop to my Win8 tablet. A cable doesn't work. Would a 2 in 1 (dual) micro usb to usb 2.0 flash drive do the trick?

A:Transferring between Win8 laptop & Win8 tablet?

Cloud? Bluetooth? Wireless? If they share a homegroup, wireless transfer should suit you nicely?

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I am not a huge fan of the built in Win8 backup program but still using it for now.
 
What I want and I know I seen it somewhere (even wiling to get the paid version) of a program that you install, and configure what folders/files you want synced with your external HDD. So each time you connect it whatever changes are made to the files are re-copied to the external much like a differential backup.
 
Things to know:
I am NOT interested in Online Backup
I am not interested in taking an image of my PC
I only want specific directories backed-up
I am fairly certain I seen something like this with high ratings but can't remember the name of it for the life of me.
Oh, and most importantly, I want them to be flat files
 
 

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I should have checked to see what the real official site was before installing Ipadian One thing I know or sure I am infected with is addcash.com popups. I'm not sure if I have completely removed everything though. I uninstalled the stuff that was installed from the fake Ipadian from the add/remove programs in control panel. I removed the firefox addon that was not supposed to be there and the popups appear to have stopped and none of my tabs are forced to auto reloading. I went into internet explorer's internet options advanced tab clicked reset and chose the delete personal settings option. I ran spybot search and destroy and my bitdefender virus scanner. With that attached are the logs requested for posting (character limit of post exceeded by 100s of 1,000s to copy paste them). I'm not sure if I have removed all the crud this mistake has put on my tablet. DDS.scr won't run as it says can't run in compatibility mode and the tab that usually gives user control of if it runs like that is not present.

Thanks
 

A:Help me clean my win8 pro tablet.

Bumping as it has been over a week since I posted and I need to know for sure if my system is clean.
 

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I have an "OTG" cable with male micro USB and female USB. If I backup my HP Stream7 onto an AC powered external HD with this cable, I will only be able to do it on the tablet's battery power because of one micro USB port. I will charge the tablet to 100% to last through the B/U, BUT, can this be done without harming the tablet?
 

A:Backing up Win8.1 Tablet

I don't see how you'd harm the tablet.

You are just planning on backing up the data right?
 

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I currently have Win7 & Win8 preview in separate partitions on the same machine. I am trying to figure out the best way to install win8 pro on my system and keep my current dual boot setup with Win 7 intact and stay legal.

So....I have a 3 licence family pack of windows 7 of which I have used only 1 licence. Is there some way I can use one of the remaining win7 licences to upgrade win8pro over top of the Win8 preview and keep my current dual boot win7/win8 setup(legally) and without messing up my current Win7 installation (or Win 8 preview installation for that matter)? Is there any advantage in getting the OEM version instead?

A:Question- upgrading win7HP/win8 preview dual boot to win7/win8 pro

If I understand it correctly; Anyone dual booting a legit version of Window Vista, XP or Win7 and Win8 RP can use the upgrade version of Win8 to do a clean install over the Win8 RP version.

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Good evening everyody, sorry I'm new here.

Here's my problem : I have a brand new asus transformer book t100HAN, but it came with windows 10 family edition in it, which I intensely dislike.

I have two copies of windows 8 pro (through my university) one x32 and one x64 ; is there any way for me to ditch the windows 10 and install one of my win8 on the t100HAN ?

Thanks in advance.

A:How do I install Win8 on a t100AH tablet with windows 10

I'm not a big fan of Win10 myself, but consider that Win8 is already out of support, so you would need to upgrade to Win8.1 soon after install. And, if you then add a Start Menu (of which several good ones are available), then what you end up with is a LOT like Win10. Myself, I refer to Win10 as Win8.2 with spyware -- as that is what I consider it to be. And, I use the best Win10 spyware remover out there (Destroy Windows 10 Spying) to disable the telemetry being sent to MS, and I do NOT use Cortana, OneDrive, or Store apps.

The other big difference between Win8.x and Win10 is the forcing of Windows Updates -- but there are also ways (as documented in our sister site -- the Win10 Forums) to disable Windows Update from updating Drivers.

My advice is to make these changes and stick it out with Win10 for a while -- and see if then, it's tolerable. Moving back to Win8.1 is really NOT going to be a lot different from Win10.

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I just purchased an HP Pavilion 20 All-In-One desktop computer that unfortunately had Windows 8 on it - I needed a computer immediately and no one in town had an all in one with 7 pro. I purchased Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit OEM software (from reputable store; computer is 64bit) and thought it would be an easy install - insert disk, follow directions. It acts as if it's installing windows 7, but when it gets to the screen which shows the language, time and - forgot the last drop down choice, I don't have use of the mouse or keyboard. I can't tab, use arrow keys, or anything. I have spent hours searching online before bothering anyone for free advice, but now I'm looking for free advice. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Also, do I post this in Windows 7 Pro or 8 ?

Let me add that this All In One does not have the touch screen monitor.
 

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Can someone please help me.
I installed Windows 8. Then created a new partition and installed Ubuntu on it.
But now if I want to select Windows 8 in Grub, it waits a couple of seconds and then restarts Grub.
Image: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B0B...lFrTnZORlE3T0U
Has anyone an idea how to get Win8(Consumer Preview) working again?

Thanks for every answer

A:Installed Ubuntu,Win8. Now if I select Win8 in Grub it won't start.

Have you tried the Ubuntu forums? I see this thread, perhaps it will help.

[ubuntu] Dual booting 11.10 and Windows 8 - Ubuntu Forums

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Hopefully my explanation of this problem is not too confusing, this my first post.

My system is a multi-boot for Win7, Win8.1 & XP. I boot into Win7 most of the time. The multi-boot is controlled via EasyBCD in Win7. My data drive is a separate disk - F. I have been running this configuration for over a year without any major problems.

The system is an older Dell-XPS Core2 Quad CPU Q9450 A 2.66GHz with 8Gb memory
System drive - 1Tb with four partitions
Data drive - 1 Tb one partition

Recently I booted into Win8.1 after a few weeks of using only Win7. The data drive F: was not available. It does not show up in Disk Management and under Device Manager it shows as not connected to the system when the Unavailable Devices are displayed.

Booting back to Win7, the data drive is available, no problems with it. There are not any errors in the event/system logs in Win8.1 or Win7 related to the data drive F.

One possible cause might be that the motherboard battery was replaced about a week ago. I had to go in the BIOS and make changes for problems encountered when Win7 was booted. Unfortunately, I didn't boot Win8.1 to see if it had any problems. I've looked at the BIOS, but don't see anything that might cause this problem.

The config for the EasyBCD is below for boot into Win7
There are a total of 4 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Microsoft Windows 7
Timeout: 30 seconds
Boot Drive: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 8.1
BCD ID: {3081a5c6-c566-11e3-808b-85773c60a873... Read more

A:Multi Boot-Win7 & Win8.1 - Data Drive not seen in Win8.1

First off, why so many entries in BCD ?

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Hello community,
I need some advice from specialists. From day one my tablet got hacked.
Symptoms are:

blue screens / tablet shuts suddenly down
screen freezes
programs suddenly open
anti-virus-software (avira, avg, otl, tdsskiller, malewarebites, aso.) show me pseudo reports (saying they can't find a threat)
files/data disappear or a file is simply empty
I've reseted my tablet to it's factory settings already a couple of time, but the Trojan always comes back.
I can't download and open programs like (dds, gmer, ... ). Every-time I try windows with the following content pop up:

Load Driver(
C:\Users\SH98AC~1\AppData\Local\Temp\pgldipob.sys) error 0xC0000428: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for...
windows defender has been turned off
I urgently need protection, because for the past years there was no single day in which my offenders didn't hack, track and undermine / harm me.
What started as Cyberbullying / Cyberstalking is now a corrupt and anarchic network with loyalists in politics, banks, companies, health care system, insurances, social organizations, aso.
Because of the political and social influence this organized crime has within the past 5-10 years I've lost:
fundamental rights / human rights (I'm not a free person anymore)
data protection / data privacy law
all my friends / supporters
family (=offenders)
job / income
home
my citizenship in my homeland. I was forced to leave my mother country (Germany) and... Read more

A:victim cybercrime - win8.1 tablet with unknown trojan

Your problems are beyond the ability of anybody on an online forum to assist so you need to seek specialist help
This is now closed
 

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Hello community,
I need some advice from specialists. From day one my tablet got hacked.
Symptoms are:


blue screens / tablet shuts suddenly down
screen freezes
programs suddenly open
anti-virus-software (avira, avg, otl, tdsskiller, malewarebites, aso.) show me pseudo reports (saying they can't find a threat)
files/data disappear or a file is simply empty
I've reseted my tablet to it's factory settings already a couple of time, but the Trojan always comes back.
I can't download and open programs like (dds, gmer, ... ). Every-time I try windows with the following content pop up:

Load Driver(
C:\Users\SH98AC~1\AppData\Local\Temp\pgldipob.sys) error 0xC0000428: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for...
windows defender has been turned off


I urgently need protection, because for the past years there was no single day in which my offenders didn't hack, track and undermine / harm me.
What started as Cyberbullying / Cyberstalking is now a corrupt and anarchic network with loyalists in politics, banks, companies, health care system, insurances, social organizations, aso.


Can anybody help me?
 

A:Victim cybercrime – win8.1 tablet with unknown trojan

white123hat, this is the second time a moderator has closed a post of yours. If this occurs again, you could face banning. There is a reason your original thread was closed, and we are not equipped to deal with these sort of requests.

thanks,

v
 

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Hello community,
 
I need some advice from specialists. From day one my tablet got hacked.
Symptoms are:
 

blue screens / tablet shuts suddenly down
screen freezes
programs suddenly open
anti-virus-software (avira, avg, otl, tdsskiller, malewarebites, aso.) show me pseudo reports (saying they can't find a threat)
files/data disappear or a file is simply empty
I've reseted my tablet to it's factory settings already a couple of time, but the Trojan always comes back.
I can't download and open programs like (dds, gmer, ... ). Every-time I try windows with the following content pop up:
Load Driver(
“C:\Users\SH98AC~1\AppData\Local\Temp\pgldipob.sys”) error 0xC0000428: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for...

 
I urgently need protection, because for the past years there was no single day in which my offenders didn't hack, track and undermine / harm me.
What started as Cyberbullying / Cyberstalking is now a corrupt and anarchic network with loyalists in politics, banks, companies, health care system, insurances, social organizations, aso.
 
Because of the political and social influence this organized crime has within the past 5-10 years I've lost:

fundamental rights / human rights (I'm not a free person anymore)
data protection / data privacy law
all my friends / supporters
family (=offenders)
job / income
home
my citizenship in my homeland. I was forced to leave my mother country (Germany) and now I'm a refugee ... Read more

A:victim of cybercrime - win8.1 tablet with unknown trojan

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I left my Dell Latitude 10 Tablet (Windows 8 x86) on the roof of my car ... and it wasn't there after returning from my short drive. =(

I know with Android you can remotely install applications and even out of the box you can just find the GPS location by going to the google play website.

Is there ANYTHING I can do now after the fact with Windows 8?
Any way to remotely install, have microsoft track next time someone turns it on (since it's logged in via email address), or do anything?

Best I've managed is to put a file on dropbox offering a reward if someone manages to turn it on.
(Plus craigslist and some flyers).

A:Lost Win8 Tablet - Any way to locate or erase remotely?

Was your tablet connected to your companies Exchange server? If so, then your company can initiate a remote wipe.

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Hi

I'm having difficulties installing the tablet buttons in WINDOWS 8.1 Pro. Everything else works, perfectly.

In Windows 8 Pro this buttons worked nicely, but now, after a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro two of the buttons don't work. The buttons are the Toshiba assist button and the presebtation button. I've tried to configure them in Toshiba assist software but nothing happens.

I'm sure I've installed all drivers that made wverything work with Windows 8. As anyone tryed this and add success?

A:Portege M750 and Win8.1 Pro -tablet buttons don't work

> I'm sure I've installed all drivers that made wverything work with Windows 8

Windows 8.1 is not Windows 8 and many of Toshiba Win 8 drivers and tools don?t work or are not fully compatible with Win 8.1

As far as I know the Toshiba does not support Win 8.1 on this Portege M750.
This means that no Win 8.1 drivers will be released and in such case some notebook features like the control buttons could not work properly.

Fact is that using Windows Vista or Win 7, such buttons were controlled by Value Added Package. This package does not exist for Win 8.1 and has been replaced by other software called Toshiba System Driver

So in case you want to try to get the buttons to work, I recommend checking this with Toshiba System Driver

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I am trying to gather some basic info about usage of Win8/UEFI and Win8/BIOS. So please participate in this noncontroversial survey. Note that you will not have a place to respond if you are not using Win8.

After responding, I?d also be interested in hearing about problems you have had using Windows 8/UEFI that appear to be associated with using UEFI (i.e., they most likely would not have occurred, in your opinion, under BIOS). Ultimately, I am wondering if you think Windows 8/UEFI is an idea whose time has come.

A:Information on Usage of Win8/UEFI and Win8/BIOS

Voted . . .desktop; hope that helps.

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Hello,
I would like to test power management of my PCIe SSD, ASPM can work well.
And I want to know L2 state work well, too.
Anyone knows how to let PCIe device enter L2 state in Win8.1?
Thanks.

A:How do I let PCIe device enter L2 state in Win8/Win8.1

AHCI will automatically do it, by talking to the bios.

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On my computer there is a pre-installed Windows 8 which works fine for
UEFI boot (Secure boot not necessary).

Now when I switch in UEFI setup at boot time the UEFI mode into the CSM (BIOS) mode
and restart then Windows 8 is not starting any more.

As far as I find out an UEFI-based Windows 8 can only boot with UEFI mode enabled.

So my question is: Can I turn an existing UEFI based Windows 8 installation into
an CSM/BIOS based installation (=a Win8 which boots successfully even when I enable CSM in UEFI setup) ?

If yes: How do I do that?

Peter

A:Can I turn a Win8 installation for UEFI into CSM-Mode Win8

What OS are you trying to install?

Your other thread is about dualing booting Windows 7 & 8,
Can I boot with one Bootmanager Win 8 and Win7?
Windows 7 & 8 will dual boot in UEFI mode.

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I've a windows 8 Pro package that require me to install it as follows: Upgrade eligibility requirements apply. I had no problems here, I've upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. Also I've had no problem having done the update through the Windows Store to Windows 8.1. I'm happy. My question though is thus:

Can I, with my legal Windows 8 Pro Upgrade-key-package download the Windows 8.1 Pro ISO and use that instead of the Windows Store feature to update my system to Windows 8.1 Pro?

Thank you.

A:Updating a Win8 Pro to Win8.1 Pro with a Legal Upgrad disc

Hi

Welcome To Eight Forums

Check out this thread:

Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

Hope this helps

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Hey all,

I have been going crazy trying to find the nitty-gritty details of what goes on under the hood with the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on a Surface Pro 2 I am considering upgrading.

I am aware the many Windows 8.1 devices have OEM Product Keys embedded in the BIOS. I am trying to find information on how Windows 10, if installed from a .ISO bootable media, interacts with this key, and how Digital Entitlement plays into all of this. It's currently hard for me to make sense of a lot of this. Can anyone help clarify how all these elements play with one-another?

Another question regarding this process I have currently: If I use a NEW Windows 10 product key during installation, would the new key replace the previous (8.1 OEM) one in the BIOS?

The more I find out about all this, the more mystery there seems to be to it. I am just trying to find the cleanest way to install Windows 10 on a Surface Pro 2, and this BIOS OEM key and Digital Entitlement vs. Product Key thing is really confusing me. Sorry if this isn't the best place to ask, I'm just pretty lost right now and could really use advice from someone who's really knowledgeable about this stuff, currently.

Thanks all .

A:Win8.1 to Win10 and Win8.1 BIOS Product Keys on SP2?

Activation in Windows 10 - Windows Help

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Hello Guru Members

I work for a small charity organisation for the elderly, (not trying to pluck heart strings), and the situation is that we were granted 7 new computers, these computers have Windows 8.1, and because we have an existing domain network we actually need to have Windows 8.1 Professional installed.

So prior to knowing that Windows 8.1 could not connect to our network, I had already started getting all the Windows updates, and cleaning the PC's of all the Lenovo add-on's software.

Once I realised that it was not Windows 8.1 Pro on the PC's but only Windows 8.1, being a charity we were able to purchase from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Centre 7 Windows 8.1 Professional licences.

I tried to use the VLC licence through the 'Windows Add-on's feature in Windows 8.1 , but a Volume Licence key is not accepted, and i have also been told that I must download the Windows 8.1 Professional .ISO from the Volume Licensing Centre, and install this particular download version.

But my question is, when I do the installation from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 pro, will it give me the option to do an upgrade installation, I worried as I don't want to lose all the previous windows updates, and Lenovo hardware driver files.

Or, is there a way to get the Volume Licence Key into the existing Windows 8.1 to unlock the Pro features, or even a clever way to trick the Windows installation.

Any members help would be really helpful.

kind regards
Livio
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A:Can i do an upgrade install from Win8.1 to Win8.1 Pro?, beggin members help thanks

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Okay, my log is right below.
Can't afford much new software. I was running Wordperfect X3 and Corel Paint Shop Pro x3 and the photosoftware ran better than on Win XP. Actually so did WordPerfect. Upgraded to 8.1 on Sunday and no functioning in WordPerfect. I am at least an amateur and beyond writer and photographer.
I don't know where I stand on PaintShopPro, but how can I get my documents from WordPerfect? I can't find any support for WP X3. Is it still made? Can I make it run? If so, how do I get rid of WordPerfect Mail?




Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12207 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -2016 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1892623 MB, Free - 1825988 MB; D: Total - 13137 MB, Free - 1610 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AF3
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7.0, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: XP to win8 to win8.1 corel programs

Have you tried OpenOffice or LibreOffice which can open MS Word and Corel WordPerfect documents. And its free!

As for a Paint Shop Pro replacement, try Paint.NET from http://www.getpaint.net/
 

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I need to rebuild Win8.1 update back to system specs. When I go to refresh or reset to factory original it asks for the disk. I put in my Win8 disk which is the retail from Microsoft. It comes back as the wrong disk. I think maybe because it is a Win8 disk and not a win8.1 disk?

Anyone have any thoughts how I can fix this?
Is there a way to get this done without having to reinstall win8 and patch all the way up to win8.1 update?

TIA

A:Can't Refresh or reset Win8.1 with Win8 Disk

Hello Blue1, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could use OPTION ONE to download a Windows 8.1 ISO file with your retail Windows 8 product key, then create a Windows 8.1 installation DVD/USB from the ISO to use to refresh/reset with.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I bought windows 8 online months ago and what I though was a repair disk that I thought I was making at the time did not work, so I ordered the installation disk. I'm trying to use automatic repair using my new install disk but it keeps telling me it is unable to make repairs because the target windows is locked. WTF? I'm full control administrator and are not connected to any network. I really hope someone helps me here cuz my win8 OS is acting very unstable. I love the new feature that lets one make repairs without touching any personal data. Speaking of data, I do have backups available if (and I have the feeling its what I will end up having to do) I have to do the most dreaded... Complete erase & Install... UGH!! GOD I HOPE I DONT HAVE TO!!!

A:Trying to use new win8 Disk to repair win8 on desktop But!

Originally Posted by Nathanr411


I really hope someone helps me here cuz my win8 OS is acting very unstable.



Hey. If you explain any issue(s) in how it is acting unstable, we might be able to help.

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running win8 pro
4 gb ram
64 bit
intel core 2 duo
avg internet security 2013
 
for two weeks, started having problems with java download. while playing games on pogo, games wouldn't play because of flash player and couldn't get it downloaded.
then today, ie, firefox, and chrome started crashing and now the os crashes.
my wife's son installed 8 about two months ago on her computer. to me, it seemed not quiet right and seems to have gotten worse as time went by.
we ran the installation disk to reinstall but now it crashes in a few ninutes after it boots.

A:browsers crash in win8 and win8 crashes

Was it established beforehand that this computer would be compatible with Windows 8?

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When I use File Explorer on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Preview I have the navigation pane set to 'show all folders' and 'automatically expand to folder'.On Win8 I use SkyDrive for Desktop, and I place the SkyDrive folder in 'C:\Users\Karl\'; and the SkyDrive folder appears in the File Explorer navigation pane under the Karl Dixon folder.Win 8.1preview has Skype for Desktop integrated into the OS.; and the SkyDrive folder appears at the top of the File Explorer navigation pane.
As I am currently back using Win8 due to an unrelated issue, I would like to know how to have Win8 show the SkyDrive folder at the top of the navigation pane whilst still using 'show all folders' and 'automatically expand to folder' settings.

I'm currently hoping that if I uninstall SkyDrive desktop on Windows 8 before I upgrade to the final release version of Windows 8.1, where SkyDrive will be baked-into Win8.1, that will fix it. I am only trying to replicate the behaviour of Win8.1 Preview, which I installed on both my Win8Pro and Win8EnterpriseN machines previously, and both had the built-in SkyDrive folder located at the top of the navigation pane in File Explorer.

A:SkyDrive for Desktop on Win8 and Win8.1 Preview

Hello Lilsting,

SkyDrive is not as integrated in Windows 8 as it is in Windows 8.1.

Do you have Show Favorites checked in your navigation pane settings?
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8
Do you have the SkyDrive desktop app installed in Windows 8? Windows 8.1 doesn't need this.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...l-windows.html
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is it possible to upgrade from Win8 32bit to Win8 x64bit or trick the PC into thinking its x64bit so I can install x64bit programs

A:Is it possible to upgrade from Win8 32bit to Win8 x64bit

No, you cannot trick it and you cannot upgrade. You can format and start over.

Is there a particular reason you want to get 64bit apps? Is it to take advantage of more than 4GB of RAM?

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Goody day, need help how to fix Error code: 0xC004C003. i update my win8 pro w/ MC (OEM key) to win8.1 Pro w/ MC through windows store. now i got that error and the watermark. well i thought when i update my OS, i still got the OEM key from my past OS. and yeah. im wrong.. any help how to fixed the water mark and bring back my oem key? any other positive way or suggestion for it before i used activator. Thanks

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I upgraded two computers from win8 retail to win 81. One totally failed and had to removed the hard drive and put it in my working computer, to roll it back to win 8.0. It would not boot at all not even to bios after that fiasco. The other computer went just fine. The MSI P7N motherboard with core2duo did not work after running and first reboot, it was left with a black screen. Had to remove hard drive put in other computer (newer with quad core, etc.. win8.1) and roll it back then put it back in the computer which had the fail. I still don't know what failed. I think that computers older than 5 years just don't have the proper hardware for Win8.1, but maybe wrong.

A:win8.1 upgrade win8.0 to 8.1 2 computers, one failed

New Windows 8.1 requirements strand some users on 8






I think that computers older than 5 years just don't have the proper hardware for Windows 8.1, but maybe wrong.

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Hello guys,

I had my phone working on my home network, but after wiping it to try a new ROM, I cannot connect back to my Win8 network.

Previously I was on a Homegroup on 5 PC's in my home... all the same local user account name and NO password.

Now I get a Login Failure message on my phone which lists some things that could be at fault, but none seem right. Ive been trying to change sharing options on my main PC to see if that helps, but it doesnt.

My phone "sees" the main computer when I do a LAN server scan, but clicking on the found server the error says it may be caused by: "WiFi is off, SMB server is out of network scope, The IP is invalid, Blocked by the firewall, SMB service is off" None of which I think are correct since I have not changed anything on the pcs up till now.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Mark.

A:Login Failure-Android phone to Win8 server over wifi

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maybe u should check the option "allow local login"
and most possible coz with windows u make a WINDOWS SHARE .. its not the same as ftp
anyways..
did it ever worked?

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I just downloaded the Technet version of Win8 Pro. When trying to UPGRADE the RP version, I keep getting a message to "remove install media, boot windows normally, and then add the install media afterwards". Of course, nothing happens when I reboot, heh. It LOOKS like I will have to do a clean install on my SSD which I just cloned so no big deal. BUT, if someone manages to upgrade, please post the procedure!

EDIT
Will I be able to upgrade WIndows 8 Release Preview to RTM without - Microsoft Answers

Nope, looks like a clean install is needed but the personal files can be kept... I will let you know.

A:Cannot upgrade to Win8 Pro Retail from Win8 RP.

The way I had heard was you would be able to use an Upgrade Version of RTM if you had RP installed. It would still do a clean install but save your personal files. It was to satisfy the requirement to have a previous version installed for the Upgrade key to work.

Jim

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What's better, upgrade a Win8 to Win8.1 or purchase Win8.1 ?

Harold

A:Win8 Upgrade or Win8.1 New Install

Upgrade the Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 is FREE.

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Last Fall I bought my wife a Dell All In One with Win8 installed. I seldom, if ever use it for I am sticking with 7 for now. She has Live Mail, Firefox installed and that is about it. No apps other than those that came with the machine.

Is it worth while upgrading to 8.1 and then 8.1Update?

If so, what is the simplest way to go about it?. Not necessarily the cheapest but the easiest.

Thank you very much.

A:Upgrade from Win8 to Win8.1Update

To upgrade from 8.0 you have to do it through the Microsoft store. When you do the upgrade from the Store to 8.1, you automatically will get 8.1 update 1. I just did the upgrade about 10 days ago and discovered this when i did the upgrade.

Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

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Before I upfrade to win 10 I'd like to upgrade to win8.1 pro I have legit disk I bought, but when I try to install I get a message "serial number not match any on system" or something like that. I wiped the C drive but kept the recovery drives and still the same result. Restored the system to factory. Any ideas short of buying a new HD, and if the number is embedded in the MB then it won't help anyway.

A:How to upgrade from preinstalled win8 to win8.1 pr...

the product key is embedded on BIOS and honestly is not worth upgrading to windows 8.1 and then windows 10, it's better if you upgrade directly to windows 10. if your system has Home version sand you want the Pro version, you can simply upgrade to widnows 10 and then change the product key on it, it will switch to Pro version automatically. or you can do a clean windows 10 install and once at desktop change the product key http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7209-product-key-change-windows-10-a.html 

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Hi,

This 64GB internal card was working fine on win8.0 Acer v5, laptop.

Tried four different SD cards, win8.1 could not see any.
I have checked with SFC and DISM no problems.
Hardware Diagnostic tool does not find the SD.
Updated drivers from Acer. No help.
Have Auto Play set to use for everything.
Tried 8GB and 32GB SD cards, nothing.
If I plug the SD cards into a USB adapter they all work fine.

This sucks big time as the SD is my daily back up drive.

Any help?

Thanks

A:SD Card Gone after win8.0 update to win8.1

OK, problem solved. Win8.1 kept seeing the SD card slot and installing the "Standard SD card slot drivers.

Acer's Support for this model V5 showed the card reader as an Alcom or something close to that and I was pretty sure that was wrong. I reinstalled an older backup image of win8 and Device manager showed the SD card reader as Broadcom SD SCSI drivers.

I reinstated the win8.1 in place of the win8 backup and then I went back to the Acer V5 models then looked through until I found a card reader that had Broadcom drivers. Downloaded that and installed and all is well with the world again.

Who was at fault? Beats me, but the card reader is obviously telling win8.1 that it is just a vanilla slot. Acer got it wrong for not listing a Broadcom card reader driver with this model. On many of their models they list two or three different drivers, but for mine there was only one and it was the wrong one for what was actually in the laptop.

The original win8.0 worked fine as the Broadcom drives were installed at the Acer factory.

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Hi,

I do not have a Recovery CD from the Acer Recovery Software that you make to reset the pc back to factory default settings.And I then :

1) installed win 8 pro from dvd - and found I could not create a recovery dvd to reset pc back to factory default settings
2) reinstalled win 8 (not pro) which required the win 8 pro dvd to be put into the cd/dvd drive
3) when it was completed,i found that the acer software had all been deleted,and I still could not create the recovery dvd's after installing the acer software as there was message that said that the Hard Drive Configuration Is Not Set To Factory Default, for all options ....to create recovery dvd's or reset etc [as I guess the hdd has the os from the win 8 pro dvd and not the version from the factory.

And when I used the Repair CD
I) there was a message that a system image cannot be found.
Where is the OS that is in the hidden partition [from factory] that can be used to get back to factory settings???
that can be used to reset up win 8 with all the acer software??

I managed to make the repair cd and a copy of the drivers and applications of the acer software but there was no option to create the recovery dvd's as mentioned earlier.

Is there a way to get back to the factory state without sending the pc back to acer??

And now it also wants a key that I don't have,as I now have win 8 installed from a win 8 pro dvd

thanks in advance

A:win8 PRO Back To Win8-No Recovery DVD's

Welcome to EightForums.

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

   Warning
I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.


How to make Acer Recovery disks.
ACER video's.
Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Click here: Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

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Hi all,
 
We have to reinstall Windows 8.1 several times a week, and on older PC's we find ourselves installing Win8 (original version), then doing tons of updates before getting to the stage where we can download and install Windows 8.1.  We have tried using the 8.1 disk, however it doesn't pickup the Win 8 licence number embedded in the laptop or rejects the the original Win8 OEM licence number.
 
This is costing us loads of time and downloads.
 
Does anyone know a work-around for this?
 
Regards
 
Richard

A:How To Install Win8.1 Without First Installing Win8

Hi Richard I guess this article on HowToGeek should help you with your issue.http://www.howtogeek.com/187525/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-of-windows-8.1-with-a-windows-8-key/You would have to test it on one or two computers however to see if it works for you.

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Wondering if anyone has done this? I am assuming settings would be lost and such. Can anyone confirm if the settings would be completely lost, or if they would be relocated to "Windows.old" folder?

Thanks!
 

A:installing 32-bit Win8 over 64-bit OS (Win7 or Win8)?

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I used windows 8 normally and has apps like steam/origin/avast/ccleaner etc and I have upgraded to windows 8.1 and the icons are still on my desktop(not incl Avast) and can be run but are not available on the start screen and cannot be found by searching via the start screen.

Extra info: Using StartIsBack

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Hoping for some help (Superfly?) with a similar issue, sorry if i'm threadjacking, can move it if needed. Thinkpad W540 purchased last summer, shipped with Windows 8 Pro but i do not have an email or car with the license key. I added on media center which required a separate key which I have. Earlier this year i kept getting the upgrade to 8.1 message and i finally gave in to end the annoyance. It went fine though i had to recreate various settings and such. About a month later, i started to get the activation notifications. I spoke with MSFT to said i was not on a Windows 8.1 Pro retail license (thanks to their pushed upgrade) instead of my OEM which i suppose makes sense. None of the license keys i had work for activation. Trying to make it go away by throwing money at it instead of time, i bought licenses of Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro Pack. None of them worked... So now I don't know what to do which has lead me to this thread. See below for a diagnostic tool report. Any ideas on what i can/should do? I'm hopeful to find a license key and/or hot fix to make this go away as i really do not want to have to do a clean install of Windows. Thanks!

Tool Version: 6.3.9600.16384
Licensing Status: In Notification
Licensing Status Reason: 0xC004FE00
Local Genuine State: Invalid Licence
Local Genuine Result P: 0
Last Online Genuine Result:
Grace Time Minutes: 0
Total Grace Days: 0
Validity Expiration:
Active Partial Product Key: JK7QT
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A:Win8 To Win8.1 upgrade gone wrong

Hi and welcome to EF.

Seems you have tried a few key installs that failed ( currently you have the correct key installed which is a full WMC key that should not rely on a base qualifing Pro licence)
Anyway, the licencing store got corrupted - although there are no specific corrupted files as such, it may be prudent to run command prompt - admin:
sfc /scannow

Then try to activate with:
slmgr -ato

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My step daughter has Win8 and 2 days ago she was unable to connect to the internet after previously being OK. She gave it to me to see if I could sort it but a lot of years ago I switched to Linux and not up to date on windows. On checking for viruses I found PWS:Win32/ZBot and got rid of it but it still will not connect to the internet even with my BT router. The message I get is blocked by firewall but when I turn off the firewall still nothing. Maybe the getting rid of the virus and turning off the firewall will do nothing I don't know but please if I can get some information it might get fixed.

A:Win8 no internet connection.

Which OS are you now using? Windows 8 or Linux?

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So the problem i am having is when I log into my HP pavilion G7 runing windows 8 pro, it says I am connected to my wifi, no issues, but then when I open my browser (chrome, IE10, firefox) or run apps it cannot connect to the internet. If I run a repair on the network, no issues found. it takes about 5 to 10 minutes for the connection to start working. Anyone else out there having this issue?

A:Win8 connection issues

It sounds like either TCP/IP network stack or winsock is messed up which is a fairly typical problem.

Winsock entries tells Windows 7 how to access your network services. Additionally, your TCP/IP protocol can be corrupted. The TCP/IP protocol is a stack of 4 layers that includes several transport layers, but when this stack is corrupt you will constantly have connectivity issues.

Type or copy each command one at a time into an elevated command prompt then hit "enter" after each one, then reboot your machine.
netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)

netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)

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i have win8.1 and need connect my navi program to gps builed-in. On W7 i must only run toshiba gps program and in navi search com port.

How to make that in W8.1?

A:Portege R930-14C - Win8.1 and GPS connection

Hi

In Windows 8.1 this function is called ?Location tracking?.

You have to navigate to PC settings -> Privacy -> Location
Here you have to switch on the options:
- Let apps use my location

In this case single apps would be able to access the location (GPS) data.

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I Had Win8.1, tried Win10, had huge problems (Win10 problems and Saitek Drivers non-existent for Win10), went back to Win8.1, Now want to go back 2 Win10 , now that Saitek has newer Win10 drivers for peripherals. (Saitek, was all screwed up refused to make Win10 drivers for a very long time.

Will Win10 install over my Win 8.1 and keep my applications, or will I have to re-load al my applications and programs?

Thanx

I have DCS, IL-2 and also, Steam with Flight Simulators. Also Flight Sticks, etc. Drivers, Software, etc.
All in the Win8.1 install.

A:Had Win8.1, tried Win10, huge problems, back Win8.1, bak 2 Win10

If you use the Media Creation tool to do an upgrade, and as long as you chose "Upgrade this PC now" , you should be fine. The only problems you may encounter are incompatible drivers. You can also create a bootable media, but upgrading it directly is better IMO.

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Hello everybody!

I received a laptop awhile back that came pre-installed with Windows 8 which I did not enjoy, so I decided to downgrade to Windows 7. Which has been going fine and everything is good, but 2~3 weeks ago I had some questions involving my computers performance that I also requested advice about via this forum and was told that my process is pretty bottom shelf and that Win8 was better for this. Plus, the newest update just released so I am curious as to how they improved on it and if I will like it now. I have been reading and am just a little nervous because I don't want to ruin my only computer that I need for school. Being that Win8 has the UEFI funky new BIOS thing, I recall having to change certain items involving booting when I went back to Win7. So, I am wondering if the BIOS is still the same as when I had Win8 (other than those values that I could change back) or did it completely refigure it? I am not extremely well versed with these sorts of things and have just begun really 'tinkering' a few months ago. So, do I need to update the BIOS for Win8 or is it fine? I am currently backing everything up right now and just want to take the proper steps to ensure a smooth installation. Lastly, I read that the product key for Win8 was now stored on the BIOS and there were programs to retrieve it, but I'm assuming that is when you are running Win8. Is that key lost and do I need to purchase another one? Or would it still be on the BIOS? Any advice is greatly ap... Read more

A:Win8 to Win7 back to Win8 (HELP! w BIOS, product key on BIOS etc.)

Hi Jeremy-

What I would do is shrink C in Disk Mgmt to install Win8 in a Dual Boot to try the new update to see if its anything compelling. This is how I tried Win8 repeatedly until I finally deleted it for the last time realizing it doesn't hold a candle to Win7.

The steps are here for Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums.

If you changed to Legacy Mode to install Win7, then you can install Win8 in Legacy Mode too. You don't need to use Secure Boot or UEFI which is crapware that adds no extra value but plenty of complications.

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Okay, so in Windows 7 I am able to connect my wireless to my phone, and run an ethernet cable over to my Xbox. If I use the ICS feature and configure it under services to allow ports 88 and 53 UDP, it works fine. This also allows my Xbox to seemingly add to this list of ports as it finds neccessary.

The issue is however, with Windows 8, although I can connect to Xbox Live the same way, it does not seemingly allow the Xbox to add more ports that it deems neccessary. This leads to that NAT error message that I am actually trying to do this as a way to bypass it.

In Windows 7 this only works if the connection is set to Home (not sure about Work), but not public. I'm curious if the reason this does not work in Windows 8 is that Windows 8 does not have a Home option, but rather only Private or Public settings. I'm curious if anyone can shed some light on this or if there is some small setting buried deep somewhere that I just need to change to treat it like Windows 7 allows Xbox to treat home networks and configure/add ports automatically.

A:ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) for Xbox Live on Win8.

Diamondwolf, did you get a result on this? - I'm having connectivity problems too (though I have to say my 360 won't connect to either win7hp or 8.1 internet connection sharing laptops.)

I'm using a usb tether to my all-you-can-eat data plan 3 mobile but though internet works on the laptops, I cant get the xbox online.

Thnx

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