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Windows 8 Start Up locks

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    windows 8

    Windows 8 Start Up locks


    Windows 8 Start Up locks.
    When Voice recognition Tab appears at top of start screen then goes to "sleeping" system does not respond to any key stokes or mouse clicks.
    If I rush I can get into control panel before this happens. How do I remove "Voice Recognition"?

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Follow this procedure to disable speech recognition:

    Disable speech recognition on start up windows 8 - INDONETWORK SECURITY

    Hope this helps. Good luck.
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    windows 8


    Hi;
    Your solution looks right BUT -- This is just what I can't do! By the time I get to "Advanced etc" the system fails to respond - tab says sleeping!
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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Try booting into safe mode and repeat the process.

    Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in
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  5. #5


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    windows 8

    Voice mail removal/can't get safe mode


    I tried your fix. (SAFE MODE) I am not any sort of computer expert!
    I can't do it! see below.
    my Command prompt page is thus:-
    Microsoft Windows (Version 6.2.9200)
    [[copyright etc]]
    C:\users\bill>bcedit /enum /v
    The boot configuration store could not be opened.
    Access is denied.
    Any ideas?
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Make sure you print the disable instructions and try this method please:

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    Note: Once you get into safe mode, you can access the control panel by typing "control panel" on the start page and clicking the icon to the left. Try to make the changes according to the disable tutorial and then return to the start page and type "run." This will give you access to uncheck the boot to safe mode box via msconfig. Good luck and let us know.
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    windows 8

    How do I get to System configuration ?


    As I said before when I try "bcdedit/enum/v iget "access denied" - so how can I get to System configuration page?
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by billf View Post
    As I said before when I try "bcdedit/enum/v iget "access denied" - so how can I get to System configuration page?
    I think someone else needs to help you because I can't make the connection between my last recommendation and your last response. Moreover, the brevity of you response and implied demeanor doesn't help either. With that said, I wish you luck in resolving your issue anhd I hope someone else may be able to assist you.
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