Recent content by Bree

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    New VLC update issues?

    You could try increasing the cache. Disabling hardware acceleration may help too. More here.....
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    What is the difference between window 8.1 and windows 10?

    That's anything up to 35 days in the Advanced options. In both Home and Pro the update to the next version of W10 remains optional until shortly before your current version reaches end of support. And there is as lot more control in Pro than in Home through Group policies. Then there are also...
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    New VLC update issues?

    I suggest you reinstall VLC 3.0.14 and choose the custom advanced install, making sure that the box for 'context menus' is ticked.
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    Computer acting weird: certain things not working like they should or at all

    This question was asked nearly a year ago, but if you still have problems then try running SFC /ScanNow .... ...if it reports errors it cannot fix, then you may also need to run DISM's RestoreHealth option...
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    WD10 ezex

    Welcome to Eight Forums. Google Translate: "i need drivers for this HDD - can you advise?"
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    What is the difference between window 8.1 and windows 10?

    No, the end of mainstream support means there will be no further development of Windows features. Extended support means you will continue to get new security updates, but nothing else. Extended support ends on 01/10/2023.
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    Can't run any swf games by any player

    There are any number of converters that can convert a swf file to an executable .exe file. This is one is an online converter.
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    How can I extract text from video?

    It may help if you first extract a sequence of images from the video. Then you can use OCR directly on the image files. The free open source command line utility FFmpeg can do that. For example, this command will extract frames at a rate one per second of video from the video Input.mp4 and...
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    What really is under the cover of my laptop?

    Pity, because for some major brands, especially Dell, going to their support site and providing the machine's service tag (serial number) will tell you exactly what it's configuration was when it was built. In general, click Start, type 'System information' and run it to see details of the...
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    I need to download a file but I can't download without registering and this website won't let me register.

    Welcome to Eight Forums. This site won't let you post unless you're registered either - so you are obviously registered now.. Try the download again, you should be allowed to download it now you are a member. If not, try signing out then back in again.
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    KB5000848 Security Monthly Quality Rollup Update for Windows 8.1 - March 9

    @Brink - New known issue: "Elements of the document might print as solid black/color boxes or might be missing, including barcodes, QR codes, and graphics elements, such as logos...."
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    My ASUS prints word documents ok but not scanned documents or jpeg images

    Welcome to Eight Forums @clad . This is a known issue with the March 9th Monthly Rollup. The issue is fixed in the KB5001640 update which you can download from the Update...
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    why does my laptop disconnect from internet when i walk into another room

    Welcome to Eight Forums. This is usually due to a poor WiFi signal from your router. Interference from your neighbours' WiFi can exacerbate this, particularly if they are using the same channel as you. Try changing your router's WiFi channel to one that is little used. This WiFi scanner can...
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    File Explorer DVD Movie Error

    Welcome to Eight Forums. Windows 8.1 as supplied by Microsoft does not have built in support to play DVDs. It sounds like your AutoPlay settings are set up to open DVDs with an app that's no longer installed, or is broken. If your HP Probook is running the Windows originally supplied and...
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    Video Editing

    I'm told by others that Shotcut is a good alternative to Movie Maker.