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Recent content by erpster4

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    April 9, 2019 - KB4493446 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 8.1

    it looks like the KB4493446 monthly rollup update also causes problems with Avira and Avast as well. they also recommend removing this update until they can provide new fixes for their software. Why does my system run very slow? Avast Knowledge Base
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    April 9, 2019 - KB4493467 (Security-only update) for Windows 8.1

    it looks like the KB4493467 security-only update also causes problems with Avira and Avast as well. they also recommend removing this update until they can provide new fixes for their software. Why does my system run very slow? Avast Knowledge Base
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    New Install - questions about ISO file and keys

    btw, the Windows 8.1 ISO from the Microsoft Win8.1 download page has Win8.1 + Update 3 (KB3000850) Update 1 (KB2919355) also included & integrated
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    April 9, 2019 - KB4493467 (Security-only update) for Windows 8.1

    it seems that the KB4493467 security-only update can cause lockups if any Sophos antivirus product is installed. Sophos Central Endpoint and SEC: Computers fail/hang on boot after the Microsoft Windows April 9, 2019 update - Sophos Community if KB4493446 or KB4493467 is installed along with...
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    April 9, 2019 - KB4493446 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 8.1

    it seems that the KB4493446 rollup update can cause lockups if any Sophos antivirus product is installed. Sophos Central Endpoint and SEC: Computers fail/hang on boot after the Microsoft Windows April 9, 2019 update - Sophos Community if KB4493446 or KB4493467 is installed along with Sophos...
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    CPU-Z recognizes 8gb of ram, but SYSTEM only recognizing 4gb

    install a different 4 gig RAM chip with the same speed as I noticed you have different RAM chips installed with different speeds which is almost bad and will downclock the fastest ram chip to a slower speed for stability (a Kingston 4Gb RAM chip w/ PC3-10700 (667Mhz) on RAM slot 1 and a Hyundai...
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    Unable to do Windows Update

    did you install the KB3172614 update? you will have to manually download KB3172614, install and reboot and then rerun Windows Update After KB3172614 was installed on my dad's win8.1 laptop, it only took no more than 8 to 10 minutes to show available updates (if the \Windows\SoftwareDistribution...
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    Can't Install KB2999226 for C++ 2015

    KB2999226 is superseded by KB3118401 so you do not need KB2999226 anymore as KB3118401 has newer files than KB2999226
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    Why did I =just= get KB3038936, an August =2015= update

    perhaps missing updated WD files that are needed from KB3038936 and were not all included in newer win8.1 rollups since KB3038936 is simply a small update, I manually download & install it from the MS Update Catalog so that windows update won't have to offer it again
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    Windows 8.1 KB2999226 update and DISM issue

    you do not need the KB2999226 update for win8.1 anymore as the KB3118401 update supersedes / replaces it (hence KB2999226 is "not applicable") and it is also included in April 2017 and later cumulative rollup updates for win8.1
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    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

    Note to Brink. The "www.realtek.com.tw" site has stopped working as it redirects here: 首頁 - 瑞昱半導體 therefore, if you need the English version of the new Realtek web site go here: Home - REALTEK which means the link to the R2.82 (8186) audio driver download is now broken. try searching for...
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    Latest CCleaner Version Released

    CCleaner version 5.45.6611 removed by Avast due to problems and has offered the previous version 5.44 instead Dont install or upgrade to CCleaner 5.45 - gHacks Tech News get version 5.44.6575 from here: CCleaner Professional | Try the world’s most trusted PC cleaner, free!
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    Windows 8 update to Windows 8.1

    no mrjimphelps - that was only true with pre-installed Vista & Win7, which used COA stickers. TrustMe is right - Win8.x OEM keys are embedded in the BIOS and no COA stickers are used with Win8.x & Win10 anymore
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    Laptop damaged mainboard

    looks like the Inspiron 3521 will need to be repaired. post in the Dell Community forums and ask there instead of what to do.
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    Seagate 2TB Unallocated, Unknown, Not Initialized

    what is the exact model name of the Seagate 2Tb hard drive? might be a bad or defective Seagate hard drive if it was purchased at a "cheap" price. time to get another one. also don't buy "used" or "cheap" Seagate 2Tb drives as those are not good quality as I had some bad experiences with older...