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    Can't Install Adobe Flash Player (error)

    OS: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 Primary browser: Opera (stable) I know Flash is *supposed* to be included in all versions of 8/8.1, but it's my understanding that this generally only applies to Internet Explorer, not 3rd-party browsers. Most other browsers still need to have their own specific...
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    Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

    My method to get a 100% official 8.1 iso was to just download it via BitTorrent thru a magnet link on the My Digital Life forums (another famous tech site). They also provide the hash sums for the images, so it was easy to compare those with the hashes available on MS's websites (to make sure it...
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    Recommendations when setting up brand new computer

    @ C5Longhorn: Whenever I buy a new PC I alway format the HDD and install a fresh copy of Windows. The main issue is that nearly all manufacturers include a bunch of junk. You can always take the approach of getting rid of what you don't want one by one, app by app, but my personal belief is that...
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    Solved download speed different from speed test

    @ CountMike: Thanks for the DU Meter mention, looks good. I'm also currently using an app called NetLimiter to limit up/down speeds per app, mainly for the ones that don't have internal limiters of their own.
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    Recommendations when setting up brand new computer

    Do the basics, like setting up accounts and properly securing them, installing drivers and Windows Updates, etc. And do not install Windows in GPT/UEFI/secure boot mode. It has caused me so many issues in the past, especially in regards to dual-booting with Linux, encrypting my HDD, etc. I...
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    Solved download speed different from speed test

    The mostly like reason for your speed drops is that the results of these tests merely measure the fastest up/down speeds that your connection is capable of, what you get in real-world situations will usually be lower than what the tests say, because various factors come into play.
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    Win 8.1 x64 Not Showing 2nd Network Adapter In Connections

    Here's the info request. But please note that I didnt have the external adapter plugged in the the time I followed your instructions (did I need to?).: Wireless System Information Summary (Time: 12/26/2013 7:54:16 PM Pacific Standard Time)...
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    Win 8.1 x64 Not Showing 2nd Network Adapter In Connections

    I bought an external USB WiFi adapter (Alfa AWUS036NHA) a few months ago, for the purpose of using it for penetration testing, studying networking and Internet security, fooling around with WiFi hacking, and just generally being able to get much stronger signals and throughput, etc. It's...
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    Coming and going compatibility issues with Medieval 2

    This is a long shot, but if all else fails you can try playing the game in a virtual machine via either VMware or VirtualBox. I've had to do this with Shogun: Total War and Medieval: Total War and it works fine. If you check the official TW forums you will find untold #s of posts by people...
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    Counter Strike 1.6 on Windows 8

    I honestly believe my solution is the best answer, I've had this issue in the past on Win 7 and 8 and what I posted solved the issue both times. @ AllenMoves: Hate to make this sound like a personal attack, but I would dare say your link is spam, your video is only 43 seconds long, gives no...
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    Win 8.1 Black Screen During Games (No BSOD Codes)

    I'm running 8.1, and have had a similar issue to yours on my Lenovo G700 (even though the laptop is new and appears to have nothing wrong with it), but in my case I occassionally got a black screen in games like Skyrim, GZDoom, etc (no BSOD though). The issue could be with Windows 8.1, it's...
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    Run all programs as administrator

    @ Anakunda: It's generally not a good idea to run all apps as admin, this can pose a serious security threat (something Brink should have mentioned). The reason why things like UAC exist (even though I have it mostly disabled) is to protect your system from rogue apps, apps running as admin have...
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    Error 0x80070522 persists after format - I'm stumped

    I really dont see how your error could possibly persist after a format of the drive during a Windows install, unless you actually didnt do so but just think you did. Simply deleting the partition and installing Windows on the unformatted space isnt the same thing as formatting, it's possible...
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    Solved External HD permissions - how to get rid or easy way to se

    Is the drive a USB 2.0 or 3.0? If it's 3.0 then Win8 should already have default 3.0 drivers installed, but this could still be a cause of the issue. Try installing all available Windows Updates marked as Important, and install the newest versions of all available drivers for the laptop. It's...
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    can't access UEFI BIOS and BOOT menu on my lenovo z580

    I own a Lenovo G700, and I have heard that Shift + F2 will get you into the BIOS. It might work if all else fails. You can also call Lenovo support or search around a bit more. But in my case I have to use the hardware OneKey Recovery button to access it.
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