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Win 8.1 crashing whenever I install incompatible software

  1. #1

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    Triple Boot Win7, Win8.1 and 10

    Win 8.1 crashing whenever I install incompatible software

    Last time it was a sound enhancer called SRS Audio Sandbox. That was one of at least 4 unrecoverable crashes I've had in the last 2 weeks. Usually when trying to, or after installing incompatible(which I didn't know until the crash) software. I've installed DFX Audio Enhancer successfully for a while until it starts to cripple my games' performance. Then I have to uninstall it. But at least this one doesn't cause an unrecoverable crash.

    Has anyone had the same experience with a certain software? And why don't the Windows 8.1 recovery options work? I click on one of them and nothing happens, so I have to reinstall Windows 8.1 all over again.
    Anyone on the same boat?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 40
    Win 8.1

    1. Use a boot disk and recovery options from there.
    2. System Restore - including manually created restore points
    3. Keep disk images (Aomei Backupper is very good- free).

    And yes, I've found my desktop- especially in Safe Mode- becomes unresponsive on installing even apparently trivial software. Simply uninstalling the program does not necessarily 'fix' this.. a restore point can be necessary.

    Discovery of one such today: Advanced Uninstaller Pro 11.37. Supposedly compatible.
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Win 8.1 crashing whenever I install incompatible software
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