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Recent content by Slavic

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    How to restart explorer.exe without losing session?

    Apparently I understood your problem. It's not in restoring the previous Windows session after a new boot exactly as it was before shut down of your PC. The problem is in frequent crashes of the Explorer, which doesn't have the built-in mechanism of restoration, unlike one existing in Chrome (in...
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    Google and Microsoft added Windows spellcheck to the last Chrome and Edge

    Google and Microsoft have worked together to improve the spellcheck experience in Chrome and Edge. The latest versions of Chrome and Edge are now powered by the built-in Windows Spellcheck feature rather than the previous Hunspell open source implementation. In Microsoft Edge 83 this feature is...
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    Trying to go back to 8.1, tons of lag

    OK, apparently you realise that the problem may be connected with lack of device drivers. While the manufacturer hasn't released drivers for Windows 8.1, at least Intel has them. They may be more generic than from the manufacturer, but at least you can try: Downloads for Intel® Z390 Chipset...
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    How to revert from Windows 10 to preinstalled Windows 8.1 using the original WINUCRD.WIM file saved on an external HDD??

    Look at this article, it may help: Transferring HP Recovery Media to Bootable USB Storage However, I think that it's not the only possible way. You should be able to (re)install Windows 8.1 from the typical media, like a USB bootable drive with Windows 8.1 ISO, you only need to download the...
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    Trying to go back to 8.1, tons of lag

    A few suggestions: 1) Check the (maybe) missed device drivers in the Device Manager, add or update manufacturer's MB drivers. 2) Check for OS updates and install at least the important updates (some recommended updates can also improve the OS stability). Restart PC until all needed updates are...
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    How to restart explorer.exe without losing session?

    If you need to restore the previous session exactly like it was before power off, why not to use hibernate? It may work not very well on some systems, esp. without SSD, but generally it's a direct way to save current session. Alternatively, if you need every time to open the same folders from...
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    Old Asus Laptop will not boot into Windows 8. Please help!

    The last problem can be solved easily using the force parameter, like "delete partition override", but the existence of I/O error may be a real problem after... I suggest to remove HDD from laptop and connect it to a working desktop PC as a secondary drive, of course, if you have such option...
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    Classic Shell Start Menu not coming up

    Look at the Special Items tab, then choose either Display as menu or Display as link. For example, Control Panel is traditionally shown as link, while Recent documents as menu. You can change some other options here too.
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    I have mini freezes which don't even feel like a millisecond how can i fix it?

    I doubt that someone will be able to exactly point at the root of your problems. You need to perform some tests and essentially simplify your PC configuration step-by-step until the problem disappears. 1. Hardware ========== Slightly de-overclock your CPU, RAM and GPU, say, for 5% frequency...
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    Classic Shell Start Menu not coming up

    From my practice: I use Classic Start Menu in Windows 8.1 all the time since installation, currently 4.3.1 (it may be slightly outdated, but works well anyway). The most important settings are: 1) Start button -> Replace Start button 2) Start Menu style -> Custom Start button (I use Windows 7 -...
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    Windows update never offers optional newer hardware drivers

    I see. The Microsoft's negligence to update drivers for still supported Windows 8.1 is disappointing. I only have the explanation that this Windows version is not a priority for MS and is supported even less than Windows 7 during its prime times. Indeed, Windows 8.1 is currently in the extended...
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    Windows update never offers optional newer hardware drivers

    Here I should agree with you, the situation is a bit strange. I wrote a post above, in particular, based on my past experience with NVidia drivers: quite often the new GeForce drivers offered on NVidia website arrived at Windows Update with noticeable delay, while some others, issued without...
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    Windows update never offers optional newer hardware drivers

    To be offered in Windows Update catalog, a driver should have passed the WHQL testing first. Even though it's free now, this process may take some time. Besides, the driver should have the multi-language support. Some manufacturers, esp. not the top suppliers, may decide to skip this test and...
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    Old Asus Laptop will not boot into Windows 8. Please help!

    Of course you can use the "clean" command of diskpart to remove all partitions ("clean all" will erase entire disk, which takes much time, several hours, and doesn't need in most cases). But it's a last resort, as I tried to explain above. Which problems you encounter at attempt to re-format the...
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    KB4556853 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 - May 12

    Installing this update (at least x64 version) may break the support of *.eml files, if you use the fixed version of Windows Mail. As a result, the lower preview panel in the mail client is always empty; attempt to open a standalone *.eml message results in error. Uninstalling the update restores...