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Windows 8 hangs on boot & shutdown, and won't sleep

  1. #11


    Darlington, England
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    I edit the post above with the script attached to save your product key. Run it. Also, if you don't mind filling out the rest of your system specs so we'll be able to help better.
    Good Luck !!!
    Thanks allot I will fill in the rest of my specs now

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Jack0171 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack0171 View Post

    I have the latest BIOS, everything is upto date (apparently)
    see my above post about installing.
    Ok thanks, I think I will do the clean install with the Windows upgrade. One thing, will I need a new key, or can I just use the one which came with my upgrade? (I have the Windows CD)
    You are very welcome, and the upgrade key is the one.
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  3. #13


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    One more recommendation. Do not use Norton, it is known to cause a lot of problems and I've lost count of how many BSOD's I helped to resolved and all caused by Norton. Windows Defender is good enough and in addition, turn off autorun.

    Win+X -> Run and type gpedit.msc

    Administrative Templates >Windows Components > Autoplay Policies
    , double click "Turn off Autoplay", Next is click Enabled, and then select All drives so that you can disable Autorun on all drives.
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  4. #14


    Darlington, England
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit)


    Ok, I would of lost Norton anyway when I did a fresh install of Windows anyway would I? Im going to email Microsoft tomorrow and ask if they can un-register my Office Pro Plus key. Unless I can use it again??

    Thanks
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Be sure and uninstall Norton with the tool on the Norton site--assuming it applies to the Norton software you have.
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  6. #16


    Darlington, England
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit)


    Ok, first off thanks for all the help. I reinstalled 8 and it worked fine for a few days untill it started using 14Gb of RAM (with no programs/apps running). That only left me with 2Gb for my 3D graphics designing and gaming.
    So I decided to install 7 Ultimate, with 4 tabs open in Google Chrome & Skype running I was only using about 2Gb.
    So I'm just going to stick with 7 on my laptop, but keep 8 on my desktop since that works fine.

    Once again thanks a bunch!

    -Jack
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