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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...
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    Solved Message that says there has been a problem and the pc need to shut down/or restart

    It sounds like malware. Perhaps run an offline scan. Using another PC create the Windows Defender offline boot CD or USB stick and go back to the suspicious PC, boot from the media and run the tool https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17466/windows-defender-offline-help-protect-my-pc
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    Windows 8.1: black screen with cursor

    There is this tool that you can try; you can select the individual fixes to run. One of them is to reset to default security permissions. Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Free/Pro Best way (and safest in my opinion) to view hidden files is to boot a Live Linux dvd and then use their tools to...
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    January 8, 2019 - KB4480963 (Monthly Rollup) Windows 8.1

    It seems odd, but my system seems more responsive after this update. Not just subjective, but measurable. I used to get a strange 4 - 5 second delay when starting various programs (mediainfo, Agent Ransack, etc - mostly low impact stuff). This has been reduced now to 1 - 2 seconds, similar to...
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    unable to create a new user

    I believe the Default profile is damaged, at least the ntuser.dat. Not sure if there is another copy of this in the system somewhere. I'm going to spend a bit more time researching before throwing in the towel and reinstalling clean EDIT I was lucky to have found a backup of the all...
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    unable to create a new user

    I found some info in the event log which I've started to research. Here's what it said event 1: Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, and that your network is functioning correctly. DETAIL - The configuration registry...
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    unable to create a new user

    Hi all I wanted to create a new user to troubleshoot some display issues I noticed - such as the drag bar within windows is not visible until you put you mouse on it. Don't remember that before. I first noticed a problem is Firefox, but it seems as if there are other issues afoot. In Firefox...
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    Windows Updates on a new install

    Yes it seemed to go well, Defender is working now. I did hide kb2976978. Earlier updates, such as kb3068708 which three years ago it was advised to skip is now wrapped up in security rollups and is now unavoidable. All of these articles on the web that mention this kind of updates (mostly...
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    Windows Updates on a new install

    I'm not sure what happened but after the install, before any updates were applied, the system was incredibly sluggish, I couldn't do anything - until I disabled Windows Defender. Then approx 70 important updates and 84 optional showed up. I installed 62 security updates, im still researching...