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    Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15IBR Missing drivers after downgrading from Windows 10 to 8.1

    Can you install the Windows 7 drivers in compatibility mode?
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    Windows update never offers optional newer hardware drivers

    Appreciate your feedback, it's very possible your explanation is correct. I remember when this system was installed, about 2 years ago, even then it didn't seem that it found any drivers, so I used those at the motherboard support to get started. I ran the MS program sigverif.exe, no unsigned...
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    Windows update never offers optional newer hardware drivers

    I found a driver from the Realtek site dated 2020 that installed just fine, while the version on the Asrock site for my motherboard is from 2013. I know the MB sites often have much older drivers but if you search on the windows update catalog site there are 10 -15 drivers for windows 8 if you...
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    Windows update never offers optional newer hardware drivers

    But you can see these newer drivers in the Windows Update catalog webpage. But they do not appear in the Windows update, client, neither is anything offered in device manager/ device/right click "update driver" (and no updates are found) This is what it says in file setupapi.dev.log when you...
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    Windows update never offers optional newer hardware drivers

    I don't think it ever has, or I did something that stops it. Here's an example, motherboard Asrock 960gs-gs fx, Network chip Realtek RTL8111G, PCIe GBE family controller PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_81681849&REV_0C The driver installed was 8.038.0015.2015 - I'm pretty sure I manually...
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    kb3172729 just offered to me

    OK thanks for the info. I'll see what happens at the next monthly rollup. The thing that strikes me as odd is that this update would have surely been incorporated into one of the monthly rollups long ago. No?
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    kb3172729 just offered to me

    My system is up to date but this update showed up today on my 8.1 system, out of the blue, and has shown up as an "important update". It seems to be from 2016, and is apparently a security update for Secure Boot. I'm running a legacy Bios/MBR system, and this particular install has been in...
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    Win 8.1 fails to boot 0xc000021a error...?

    Using startup options to force drivers to have signature disabled may help
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    One folder with different file sizes

    This is from my own 8.1 system. The facility is there, did you try it?
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    One folder with different file sizes

    Right click the items/properties. If "Location" exists, the procedure should be the same
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    One folder with different file sizes

    You can move the appdata folders Local, LocalLow and Roaming easily by right clicking them/properties/location Moving AppData under Windows 10 - possible? - Windows 10 Forums
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    One folder with different file sizes

    Do not delete "Roaming", it's a system folder. Instead look within this to see which folders are using the space. Some of the folders are Microsoft and are related to various system components, but others will be created and used by various software you have installed
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    How to reduce the size of Windows 8.1

    Use a program such as Treesize to help you analyze your space
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    Windows 8.1 doesn't auto-install drivers after installation

    I've also noticed this. I uninstalled the AMD graphics driver and Windows installed the "basic display adapter" - system seemed content with this, it did not offer to find and/or download the actual AMD driver. On the contrary, an old Windows 7 system with an Nvidia 7600 AGP card found and...
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    Solved Message that says there has been a problem and the pc need to shut down/or restart

    As far as I know just before the PC POST completes when you hear a beep, there is a key you can press to put up a boot menu which enables you to choose the boot device. On my PC it's f12. Have your prepared CD containing the offline anti virus in the drive and select it from the menu, then...