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Recent content by Derek

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    Solved Windows 8.1 not shutting down.

    FYI, My HP Pavilion's shutdown totally quit working, along with sleep and everything else. Nothing worked to fix it... ended up refreshing the PC, which took it back to Windows 8.0. Now it sleeps and shuts down fine. My sleep settings worked for a short time with 8.1, until I uninstalled a...
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    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    Frustrating. I just downgraded back to Windows 8 because SLEEP is more important to me on my HP Pavilion Notebook than having 8.1 is. My sleep problem became a full shutdown issue (as in I could not even shut the thing down with out fans spinning full-bore and screen shutting off, then the...
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    Solved stoping music playing

    It takes some getting used to having 3 or 4 different locations where music could be playing in the background. Sometimes it can be an app. Sometimes it can be a background tab in IE10 of Metro. Sometimes it can be a page opened on the left side, etc.
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    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

    FYI, I was having some weird issues on my Asrock P55m Pro mainboard with Windows 8. After the first install, my microphone input would work, but only at an extremely low level (after all boosting initiated and settings correct). After a reinstall, it is more normal, but still not at the level...
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    Problems getting PC to go to sleep and stay asleep

    Interestingly, I've read that people who have Asrock mainboards who are trying to run OSX Lion have encountered similar sleep issues. Many were able to fix it by changing any one of the following in Bios. I suggest you try them one-by-one and/or all together to see what happens for you. 1...
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    Downloaded US install via VPN from overseas. Causing app store probs?

    FYI... I changed my location settings, in at least one (and possibly two) places, and now I'm on the Korean app store with familiar Korean apps in Hangul. Seems they are running and installing fine, too. No reinstall was needed. Just for those who are curious... seems like there are different...
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    Problems getting PC to go to sleep and stay asleep

    I'll keep an eye on mine. So far so good. I usually put mine to sleep with the sleep button on my MS keyboard. Not sure if I've allowed it to sleep automatically since my Hibernate fix.... What is your mainboard? I'm running on an Asrock P55M Pro. You sound like you know your way around...
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    Problems getting PC to go to sleep and stay asleep

    I have had no sleep issues since disabling Hibernate under the power settings. I believe hibernate is the prob. It is a deeper sleep state. Try turning it off. From win8 desktop (not metro) choose settings on the right, then control panel, then power options icon, then change plan settings...
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    Should I give up at Windows 8?

    I agree about the downgrade of the aero look. I have this belief that MS did it on purpose to make Win8 seem faster than 7 to the average user who doesn't understand that they can disable the pretty shading and transparency of aero, thus speeding up the machine. I also fear MS will want...
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    Problems getting PC to go to sleep and stay asleep

    I have had sleep issues too.
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    Downloaded US install via VPN from overseas. Causing app store probs?

    I live in Korea, but wanted to make sure I got an all-English install of Windows 8 for my upgrade. While still in Windows 7, I used my VPN, which makes me a California IP address, and downloaded from MS. Since installing, I have had many problems with the app store connecting. It seems as if...