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Recent content by JWA

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    Win 8.1 HP Envy 700-214 Auto Shut Down Upon Powering Up?

    Unfortunately Hajiki I have no idea what you're asking me. :( I've not changed or otherwise modified the PC since it first arrived; very, very little use from time to time.
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    Solved Can't Find Windows Media Player??

    I tried that previously and just now but as I'm using Classic Shell it still doesn't appear as I thought it should. Now when I do this ^^^^ the search shows a File labled WMP which does indeed have provisions to pin the program to the start menu. Interesting there were no replies to the...
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    Solved Can't Find Windows Media Player??

    Well I inserted a store-bought CD into the drive and when it opened I right clicked on the tab that appears in the task bar (bottom of the screen). A pop up dialog box opens, select "pin this program to the task bar" and that should do it. Previously WMP didn't appear in my start list but now...
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    Solved Can't Find Windows Media Player??

    Okay so I got this sorted out--DOH! :) Simply had to pin it to the start menu! Thanks for looking in anyway. J W
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    Solved Can't Find Windows Media Player??

    So running an HP Envy 700-214 PC with the Win8 Pro upgrade added. I can't seem to find any reference for WMP in my list of installed programs however if I insert a CD and hit play the Now Playing window pops up and I can switch to My Libraries where WMP is visible. I'm confused..... How do I...
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    Win 8.1 HP Envy 700-214 Auto Shut Down Upon Powering Up?

    As above I have an HP Envy 700-214 that's somewhat recently started shutting itself off almost as soon as the on power button is pushed---it does give indication its performing that function via an OSD message. After the second button push it does power up and run pretty much flawlessly until...
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    Win 8.1 Nag Delete

    I'll do that----never occurred to me that might be the culprit. I am curious how that still happens having already installed the 8.1 version upgrade. I'll let the forum know if that does the trick.
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    Win 8.1 Nag Delete

    Hoping I describe this correctly............. Have a near new HP Envy 700-214 that arrived with Win 8----I bought and installed an authentic MS 8.1 upgrade disc mostly to add WMC. This machine is NEVER online, never will be and isn't even connected to any internet connection. Every so often...
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    Disable Win 8.1 Upgrade Nagging?

    Running an HP Envoy 700-214 with W8 factory installed, did add the Pro 8.1 CD-ROM direct from MS solely to have Windows Media Center---all that is working perfectly. The occasional pop up band pushing the 8.1 upgrade is annoying. This machine is NEVER online--NEVER and will never be since...
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    Solved Media Center Auto Update Disable?

    Thanks for that link---very informative all the way 'round! As it happens I finally stumbled onto the automatic updates section of the affected PC and disabled the MC Update feature. The link did give me a command prompt to check for last wake up event---I'll run that as soon as I know how...
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    Solved Media Center Auto Update Disable?

    Complete newbie to Win8XX---forgive me for that alone please? :) Running an HP machine with Win8.1 Pro, almost NEVER connected to the web, used only to record antenna TV broadcasts via Hauppauge tuner cards. My issue is wanting to go and stay in sleep mode but MCUpdate engages about 3am every...