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    8.1 upgrade

    Having upgraded to 8.1 yesterday, the problems I have found thus far ae:

    restarting the computer takes about 5 mins
    one of my two printers doesn't work
    internet explorer 11 is constantly freezing, then stopping responding, then quitting and re-starting

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Trevor,

    "one of my two printers doesn't work"

    You might check to see if there's a newer 8.1 driver available for it at the printer manufacturer's driver download page that may allow it work. What brand and model number is the printer?

    "internet explorer 11 is constantly freezing, then stopping responding, then quitting and re-starting"

    Could be an add-on or toolbar you have installed. See if completely resetting IE11 may help.

    Internet Explorer - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

    "restarting the computer takes about 5 mins"

    You might see if troubleshooting with a clean boot may be able to help ID the issue if a hanging app is at fault.

    Troubleshoot Problem with Clean Boot in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Nov 2013 at 14:14. Reason: spacing
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    Thanks Shawn - off to do my homework!
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