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    The great Windows 8 debate

    Personally I'm not surprised that Windows 8 had such a low uptake... Actually I'm not even surprised it was lower than vista, and there's one simple reason: it looks different. Vista got picked up cause it was like "Oh look, It's windows XP, only flashy!", and then GIANT disappointment with the...
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    Solved Windows 8 Add Features will not accept Windows 8 Pro key

    As stated in my Original Post: the key I had was a "Windows 8 Pro upgrade key I received from ExpertZone" for completing a Windows 8 Accreditation. This issue is solved and all product keys are legally owned.​
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    Solved Windows 8 Add Features will not accept Windows 8 Pro key

    The issue has been resolved. I was able to upgrade using an 8 pro ISO that I gained access to.
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    Solved Windows 8 Add Features will not accept Windows 8 Pro key

    This machine is a Lenovo Z575, which has already been upgraded from it's OEM install of Windows 7 to Windows 8.
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    Solved Windows 8 Add Features will not accept Windows 8 Pro key

    Hello all, I figured this was a good place to put this as I suspect it has to do with activation. I'm currently upgrading my friends windows 7 home machine to windows 8 pro.. I have already upgraded him to windows 8 using an already activated key (This laptop I'm working with will NOT be...
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    Windows Update Issue: WARNING

    I can confirm that this update failed to configure on my machine as well. Reboot to black screen, and my computer also had a very tough time going through the regular startup process... Unplugging my machine from power for a few minutes seemed to alleviate the issue and I was able to boot...
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    Solved Have Microsoft Banned the use of Torrent clients in window

    F_Secure is fail IMO. Of course everyone is entitled to use what they know and are used to, but I've never had a problem using MSE (Now integrated with Windows Defender) + MalwareBytes.
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    Intel 'preparing' to put an end to user-replaceable CPUs

    To be honest if Intel decides to do a complete change to BGA, it kind of forces themselves into a niche market. There is still a huge market for custom built PCs, and I can see manufacturers either offering a set of mobo's with the different chips right on the board or investing more into other...
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    Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

    I will investigate this, thank you very much :)
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    Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

    Any reason why this would be an issue on a machine fresh out of the box?
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    Show Us Your Rig!

    My rig when I finished my upgrades at work: I think I may need a new case for the number of drives I have... had to use brackets: On closer inspection, I had to use nested brackets ((2.5-3.5)-5.25") to get my SSD's in properly!
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    Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

    Thank you for the advice. I have attempted this method on an A55V setup but unfortunately the same thing happened. The recovery creation stalled on "Copying Recovery Partition." I even tried switching from a USB3.0 to a USB2.0 port, though I figured this wouldn't change a whole lot. It would...
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    BIOS-embedded Windows 8 product keys - reinstall troubles?

    I completely agree! Mind you this doesn't really work with laptops.
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    BIOS-embedded Windows 8 product keys - reinstall troubles?

    I don't pretend to completely understand the Windows authentication process, but if the key is embedded in the BIOS and not stored anywhere in the OS it definitely does pose a problem in terms of retrieval in those types of situations. It might ebb the controversy of there being no warranty on...
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    BIOS-embedded Windows 8 product keys - reinstall troubles?

    Is there a way to visually read the key if it's embedded in the BIOS? Usually if I want to do a fresh install on a machine and I can't see the key on the machine, I'll just use ProduKey or something along those lines to pull the key out of the OS
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