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Computer Running Slowly, Games Barely Play

  1. #21


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    I just went ahead and downloaded an installer on my usb, and I'm just going to reset my computer. I probably have malware or such so it'll wash my system clean, if that doesn't work, something must be wrong with my hardware. So, I'll just store the hundreds of megabytes of save files to my Dropbox and be done with it.

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  2. #22


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Are these the drivers you have installed? https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...7-8-8-1-64-bit
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  3. #23


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    I've said more than once that it was Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. :P
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  4. #24


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Well that is a problem then. You may want to run this: IntelĀ® Driver Update Utility

    Only trying to help. Won't post again. :P
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  5. #25


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    Well, I wasn't trying to be rude, or anything. I'm a bit frustrated, is all, I'll try it but I've set my mind to just resetting the laptop.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    Well, I've ran into yet another problem. I noticed that I'll need a registry key to install windows 8.1 again. And, well, I don't believe I got a key when I got the computer, so do I really have to buy a registration key?
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  7. #27


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    No, it should be embedded in the UEFI BIOS chip and will automatically activate when you re-install. You should have a recovery and refresh option.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    Well, the only reason I was doing that was because I asked my techy teacher for help and he said I would have to install windows by using a usb with a version of windows on it. So, I guess you saved me from a lot of wasted time. *praise*
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  9. #29


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    You should have a a partition that has the OS on it for refresh/recovery. Just a matter of selecting a few options. Similar to this:

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  10. #30


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    What exactly is a partition? I'm fairly computer illiterate.
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