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need some Q&A in w8 set up please

  1. #11


    madhorseman
    sorted that screen and login with the netplwiz cmd. ontop of most things now.

    one surprise the samsung laptop battery is not removable, so i am having to unplug the mains rather than remove the battery but its been going 5 hours so far with all the scans,reboots,updates,installs etc.

    also these apps they take ages to open even minesweeper and solitair, is dragging them sideways off the screen the only way to close them, ESC button does not remove them no option in right click either to shut them down.

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by sunnystaines View Post
    znod thank you.

    been trying to get windows 8 laptop set up all day its driving me bonkers.

    3] have many passwords on Norton vault although its enabled in manage add-ons its not visible.
    ​In Chrome the Norton Vault is always there.

    My Vault (in IE 10) only shows up when I try to log in somewhere.
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  3. #13


    medabas IE was so fast in w8 I was going to stay with it, but as norton vault is erratic in w8 IE, I have mved back to chrome where it works ok.thanks for your reply.
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  4. #14


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by sunnystaines View Post
    medabas IE was so fast in w8 I was going to stay with it, but as norton vault is erratic in w8 IE, I have mved back to chrome where it works ok.thanks for your reply.

    You're welcome.
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  5. #15


    Novi Sad
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by sunnystaines View Post
    laptop arrived today preinstalled with w8 home, not started on it yet can you answer these points please before i start [i have spend last couple of weeks reading up on w8 in prep]

    1] last min chage of spec, laptop now has a small 8gb ssd drive plus a normall hdd...do i install all programs eg office, security etc on the hdd and leave ssd to w8 and its updates only.

    2] when i download software that does not mention 64 0r 32 bit can i presume thats ok, i know all drivers must be 64bit.

    3] it has intel plus nvidia graphics, the later apparently takes over when the intel one starts to lag. now to update nvidia drivers can i do this direct from nvidia [as in a desktop] or should i stick with the laptop makers driver list [in this case samsung series7 laptop].

    4] another change of spec ms office starter for unkown reason not preinstalled, i have a copy I downloaded &saved and used on my net book should this be ok to put on w8 as it only came with a trial version which i will delete first.

    thanks
    You can get the nvidia drivers from their website. After that in the nvidia control panel you can set that the High Performance GPU is always used.
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  6. #16


    nero
    got the driver through samsung driver update, took a few attempts to get it to stick.

    thanks
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