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    Windows 8.1 with Fast Startup Enabled Hangs Occasionally

    It's most probably a driver issue. If your PC/laptop has official 8.1 support from HP then you should contact them.
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    Windows 8.1: Most Metro Apps crash immediately at launch

    Thanks Montenegrina for the helpful Weather solution. Microsoft should of course fix this asap.
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    Solved MSN Weather broken? (blank pages, Places lost)

    Sorry for the double post. Searched a bit more in the forum, and Montenegrina's solution seems to work (thanks M.). Setting the Region/Location/Home Location to United States fixes the Weather app. This would be a bug, hopefully!
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    Solved MSN Weather broken? (blank pages, Places lost)

    Hello everyone, it's a few weeks that this great app behaves erratically (v.3.0.4.214). Confirmed on at least 2 PC's. I open it up and sometimes it won't open at all or minimize unexpectedly. Usually, it does open and the home city's weather is displayed fine. Switch to another place, and...
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    Windows 8.1 with Fast Startup Enabled Hangs Occasionally

    Thanks for the update, Nemix. I've also switched from 8.0 to 8.1 and disabled Fast Startup to make it work. Wonder what Microsoft changed there to cause all these old laptops to freeze brutally at startup.
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    Delete/remove App review from Store?

    I'm looking for a way to delete a review I left for a Windows 8 app, but is seems impossible. Surely there must be a way?
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    Windows 8.1 with Fast Startup Enabled Hangs Occasionally

    Same here with an old Toshiba laptop. With Fast Startup enabled it always freezes during boot-up at the MS logo. With FS disabled, it's fine. 8.0 didn't have this problem (same drivers used). Tried both 8.1 update and clean install.
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    8.1: High disk activity makes it unusable

    Thanks. I'll wait a bit more. Also, tried to eliminate some of these reasons (disabled scheduled defragmentation, waited for indexing to complete, disabled Defender [there's another security application, the same I've always used].
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    8.1: High disk activity makes it unusable

    After updating to 8.1 (the update process went fine - no such issue on 8), at seemingly random moments, hard disk activity goes up the wall, essentially making the system unusable for 3-4 minutes. Here is a pic of the task manager (it can go a lot higher than 5.3 MB/s): The Device Manager...
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    Force updates installation during shut-down? (Win 7-like)

    Thanks. That's what I'm trying to avoid. Unnecessary extra, or forced restarts. Thanks, this is a solution. It essentially restores the behaviour of all previous Windows versions, sacrificing the speed of Fast Startup. Wish there was a way/option for Windows 8 to automatically disable Fast...
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    Force updates installation during shut-down? (Win 7-like)

    It seems that Windows 8 will only install some updates after a restart. No surprises here. However, since the Windows 8 "user" shutdown is not a real shutdown, but a hibernation (hence it will not be followed by a restart, and will not install updates), Windows 8 forces us to an extra...
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    Store: update notifications for uninstalled Apps?

    For the last month or so, Windows Store now reports available updates for applications I have uninstalled, like Sports and Finance. This did not happen in the past. Does the same happen for you, too? Is it a problem, or a devious and annoying way to trick us into reinstalling these Windows 8 apps?
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    Automatic shutdown disables Fast Startup?

    Just booted from an auto-shutdown and found 1 error entry with Event ID 100 and the current date/time. There was only one more (warning) entry with the current date/time (Event 101).
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