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    Windows 7 File Recovery

    AFAIR when upgrading Win 7 to Win 8 the option was left over in the control panel. With the upgrade to Win 8.1, MS Removed the leftover option from the control panel. Don't think you can get it back. This only happened when upgrading Win 7. A new install of Win 8 wouldn't have that in the...
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    Windows 8.1 cannot install SMB feature

    I was thinking that it was for Servers.
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    HP Deskjet 9300 printer on win 8.1

    In search box type Advanced Printer Setup and run as admin.
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    Solved Taskbar not completely at the bottom

    So, it would be helpful to others with this problem, if you could explain HOW you solved this. I would think it had something to do with screen resolution.
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    Network HD lost data

    The biggest problem with the WD My Books is that they use hardware encryption by default. If the PCB controller board goes bad then it is almost impossible (but can be done) to recover any data since the encryption key is imbeded into the board. You can't just replace the board as you can on...
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    Network HD lost data

    There is a lot more on this out there. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wd-my-book-nas-devices-are-being-remotely-wiped-clean-worldwide/...
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    Network HD lost data

    It's WD's fault with faulty software/firmware allowing the drive to be hacked, so all they can do is update the software. They sure as hell can't replace your data. I would never use one of those drives.
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    Network HD lost data

    WD f'ed up: https://www.techspot.com/community/topics/western-digital-asks-users-to-unplug-their-my-book-live-drives-from-the-internet-following.269868/
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    Can't delete file

    The NTFS file system has a maximum file name length of 280 characters. Unless your file name is over 280 you shouldn't be getting the error your receiving. Did you even try booting to safe mode?
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    Can't delete file

    You can also try this: https://www.softwareok.com/?Download=Delete.On.Reboot
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    Can't delete file

    You may need to boot into safe mode.
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    Can't delete file

    Just drag the file into another folder higher up. Then delete it.
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    Solved ASUS default recovery partition not working

    @Markos2b, Don't hijack another users thread. Start a new thread for your request.
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    kb3172729 just offered to me

    Install it it's needed. From my history: Install date: 10/30/2019 4:48:48 PM Title : Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3172729) Description : A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help...
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    I Love Windows 8/8.1

    Personally I hate it. Windows 7 forever. Or til I die.
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