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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1481


    Posts : 149
    Windows 7 Home Premium on 2 Windows 8.1 on 1


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    Apparently I jinxed myself. Local account worked well for a week and now its back to not sleeping. srvnet is the culprit.
    I'm so sorry, Bru! I think it must have been me, since I told you a local account didn't work for me. <sniff>
    LOL.

    Now its back to working after a couple of reboots. The local account definitely works better for me.

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  2. #1482


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    I have legit iso file of all versions of windows 8 from msdn ,anyone wont one ,just pay the shipping and a $1.00 for the dvd and I'll send you one ,no key of course
    Caper, if I'm not mistaken (and I hope I am), when we signed up for MSDN/Technet, we agreed not to pass out any of the software we received. Since my account on Technet is now kaput, I don't have access to the terms, so can't check it.

    I have long wanted to pass out (without a key) DVDs for those who wanted to do a clean install, but have been afraid to because of what I believe my agreement with Microsoft entails.

    I would hate to see our helpful natures get any one of us into trouble; thus, I've kept my mouth shut (or is that my keyboard?).

    I have Windows 8.0 and 8.1 Pro from Technet that I have used for a clean install on my laptop, but am forced to go to "The Store" for updates to Windows 8/8.1 Core on this desktop.
    Wynona, aren't there generic keys and copies circulating that can be used to get you installed to a point that you must then change to your own valid key? I thought MS was ok with that?
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  3. #1483


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    Wynona, aren't there generic keys and copies circulating that can be used to get you installed to a point that you must then change to your own valid key? I thought MS was ok with that?
    Yes, there are generic keys that will let you install 8.1 and then use your 8.0 key to activate.

    As I said, I hope I'm wrong, but I believe that we're forbidden to make copies and distribute them even without the key. What we need is for someone who has the licensing terms for Technet or MSDN to read the thing and quote it to us so that we don't make any errors in judgment.

    I remember that Newegg had copies of Windows 8 or 8.1 listed for $14.95 without a key, but those disappeared almost before they were discovered. My thought is that Microsoft made them take 'em off the market. I believe lots of folks would have paid $14.95 just to be able to install a clean copy of Windows 8/8.1.

    I don't see a thing wrong with making a copy of my Technet DVD and giving it to a friend; however, before I do it, I have to know that I won't get into hot water for it.

    And that's the bottom line . . . I think we should be allowed, but I'm not sure we are.
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  4. #1484


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    Wynona, aren't there generic keys and copies circulating that can be used to get you installed to a point that you must then change to your own valid key? I thought MS was ok with that?
    Yes, there are generic keys that will let you install 8.1 and then use your 8.0 key to activate.

    As I said, I hope I'm wrong, but I believe that we're forbidden to make copies and distribute them even without the key. What we need is for someone who has the licensing terms for Technet or MSDN to read the thing and quote it to us so that we don't make any errors in judgment.

    I remember that Newegg had copies of Windows 8 or 8.1 listed for $14.95 without a key, but those disappeared almost before they were discovered. My thought is that Microsoft made them take 'em off the market. I believe lots of folks would have paid $14.95 just to be able to install a clean copy of Windows 8/8.1.

    I don't see a thing wrong with making a copy of my Technet DVD and giving it to a friend; however, before I do it, I have to know that I won't get into hot water for it.

    And that's the bottom line . . . I think we should be allowed, but I'm not sure we are.
    I understand your concern. I also wonder if this is a case of MS having the language but choosing not to enforce. Or at least not at this time. Guess it won't hurt to play it safe.
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  5. #1485


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    I have legit iso file of all versions of windows 8 from msdn ,anyone wont one ,just pay the shipping and a $1.00 for the dvd and I'll send you one ,no key of course
    Caper, if I'm not mistaken (and I hope I am), when we signed up for MSDN/Technet, we agreed not to pass out any of the software we received. Since my account on Technet is now kaput, I don't have access to the terms, so can't check it.

    I have long wanted to pass out (without a key) DVDs for those who wanted to do a clean install, but have been afraid to because of what I believe my agreement with Microsoft entails.

    I would hate to see our helpful natures get any one of us into trouble; thus, I've kept my mouth shut (or is that my keyboard?).

    I have Windows 8.0 and 8.1 Pro from Technet that I have used for a clean install on my laptop, but am forced to go to "The Store" for updates to Windows 8/8.1 Core on this desktop.
    hum, maybe not ,I never read to close any of the rules lol
    but will withdraw my offer just in case
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  6. #1486


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by orbitalfenestra View Post

    It's unfortunate MS did the update through the store and didn't want to give us the ISO il a legit way. That created many problems.


    All those who made the update that way have a broken restore / refresh feature in PC settings and it's impossible to get a clean install. It really sucks. Selling a broken Windows is not fair, they stole our money!


    Anyway....
    Did anyone re-post this link for getting a free, legit way of making a .ISO copy of Win 8.1 by just using your product key? I am sure it is in the forum here somewhere.

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/wi...-8-product-key
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 01 Jun 2014 at 18:37.
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  7. #1487


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    I setup a homegroup 2 days ago and it stopped sleeping ,disable homegroup and it fell fast asleep
    Yeah, IPV6 and Homegroup are interrelated. If you turn off IPV6, your computer will probably sleep but you cannot have a Homegroup. It sucks as I use Homegroup a LOT. I am still using Standby Helper to sleep reliably.

    Lin, I am laying remote internet curse on your machine using chicken entrails (well actually chicken livers is all that is available in the grocery store) to turn your spell of fortune into misery and pain. ZOOK (enter).
    Ooooh, John, you haven't have you? Well, I have delved into my anti-hex cookbook and have a fool proof remedy for the chicken liver thing. So far it seems to be working!!! (And, no, it didn't require me to buy a MAC or revert to windows 3.1!!).
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  8. #1488


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by orbitalfenestra View Post
    You got a face now John!
    Yeah, I saw that; if it's his'n, it's a nice one.
    Is that your real face, Wyn?
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  9. #1489


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Did anyone re-post this link for getting a free, legit way of making a .ISO copy of Win 8.1 by just using your product key? I am sure it is in the forum here somewhere
    its in the tutorial section
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  10. #1490


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by orbitalfenestra View Post
    You got a face now John!
    Yeah, I saw that; if it's his'n, it's a nice one.
    Is that your real face, Wyn?
    Nah, that's StarFerret. She has to horn in on everything I do.
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