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    Access to USB on router stopped working

    Hi, I don't use win8.1 much, but an ASUS tablet all up to date 8.1 used to be able to access the USB drive on our TP-Link router. Just tried and this and it is a bit weird. Clicking "Network" in File Explorer shows the router, "TP-Link..." If I click on it I get the Diagnostic thing which say...
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    How to over-ride level control.

    Win8.1, two different devices (i5-laptop (borrowed), Atom-Tablet) both do the same. I am trying to record a motor running so I can find if it is making harsh noises. I set the recorder running and on the motor initial start the level is good and plays back clearly but after a few seconds it...
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    Disable Plug and Play (PnP) device

    Hi, I need to disable the Ethernet device ion win8.1 so that it always only uses WiFi. I can't just unplug the RJ45 as it is a dual boot PC and the other OS needs the Network. I tried using the Network Center to set the Ethernet as Disabled. On reboot win8.1 enabled it again itself. I then...
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    Never thought I'd need win8.1 again - but...

    Hi All, Some months back I installed Ubuntu on my faithful old Acer V5, formerly win8.1-x64. I now need to install 8.1 as some commercial software I use about twice a year only comes in windows flavor. I have shrunk up the Partitions and made an 80G hole for windows, but now I cannot find an...
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    How to get Security-Updates to current level

    Win8.1 ASUS M80TA x86 tablet. I have just reinstalled win8.,1 from the Media Creation Tool. I have a clean install and most of the files just installed are dated 11/21/2014. Now what's the best plan to get just security updates installed? Msoft says that anyone who has used a full Rollup...
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    Solved How do I install these drivers?

    Hi, just did a new install of 8.1-pro on an old Surface Pro 2 using the media download tool. I went to the msoft site https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=49042&cffa64c5-a636-96fc-e97a-0e907fcc4c04=True ...and downloaded the "SurfacePro2_Win8x_160501_2.zip" I...
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    Wifi printer stopped working

    I have Brother wifi printer that I installed in win8.1 about a year back and it has been working fine. In the Devices and Printers in Control Panel, it shows as OK, as default, but not ready. And, sure enough, it does not print to it. I tried everything I could think of to make it print as...
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    8.1 not always auto-connecting to wifi

    I have two wifi APs (let's say AP-1 and AP-2) and I sometimes have to switch from one to the other. The AP-1 is my main AP so it is always set with "Connect Automatically" for boot up. But, a lot of the time it does not connect to either AP on boot. When I need to use AP-2, I select AP-1 and...
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    F12 boot menu, second monitor- possible?

    Hi, I have an Acer laptop with win8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu 14LTS. When used at home it is sitting at the side of my desk using a USB-3-hub for external mouse and keyboard plus network and I have a 23" monitor plugged into the HDMI port. At start up I tap the F12 (external keyboard works fine)...
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    How to find an IP address of remote router

    I know, I should have written it down. :) I have a small (HooToo) wired router as an AP in the lounge for the TV/Push2TV etc. I cannot remember the static IP address I gave it. I know the subnet and gateway for the entire network and I used to have a direct link to the HooToo in my browser...
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    Bare two-drive bay - wanted

    I am looking for a low-cost NAS-like, USB connected box that is just the bare SATA guts with external power for two 2.5" drives in the one box. I bought two 1TB drives at a great price but they either need one of the two-USB to one cables or a powered enclosure. Currently running them from a...
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    Camera app launches after screen saver

    Hi All, I have a Surface Pro 2 with win8.1 all up to date. I have the display set to turn off after 30-minutes and the screen saver (Bubbles / Mystic) set at 15 minutes with the Login screen required. Most of the times when I come back and move the mouse or tap the keyboard, the camera app...
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    Can't connect to home network - new router

    Win8.1 all up to date and a new router. I decided to change the Gateway with the new router so used 192.168.97.12 as the base address for the router which would be become the Gateway for all other PCs here. That all worked OK and I have Internet access on the other PCs by changing their Static...
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    Best video connector format?

    Hi All, I have t buy a video adapter for a new monitor. The Surface Pro has a mini-DVI and the monitor has full DVI, HDMI and VGA in-ports. I am currently using an old DVI-VGA adapter and it is working fine at the monitor's recommended resolution, 1920x1080. But, if I can get a visually better...
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    Looking for micro-SD to USB

    Hi, I have a Surface and only a single USB but I'd like to use a USB thumb drive in the micro SD card slot for making backups to. Backing up to the micro-SD is abysmally slow even using Sandisk Extreme as it gets throttled as the card heats up. I found this for micro-SD to full-SD but nothing...
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    Local-remote Keyboard/Mouse adapter?

    Hi, I want to control a second PC (win7) on my desk and currently I am using my Surface and TightVNC and it is doing what I need, but the local screen refresh is jaggy and slow. I am OK with using the separate monitor of the second PC so do not want the full KVM-switch adapter. I tried an...
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    Mapped drive blocked by screen saver password gggrrrrr

    We have a laptop on our home network that is running as a NAS mapped drive. Very happy except for one thing. Screen saver kicks in after 5 minutes and needs a password to hide. At that point the mapping is dropped, so the NAS becomes useless until it gets a password. It makes no sense to...
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    Router with fast USB?

    Hi, I am using a Belkin router with a USB-SSD and dd-wrt and it is sloooow to write to. It is the 5K/sec range and for a 17M file, it takes forever. It is not the dd-wrt as I have tried it with the original Belkin firmware and still the same. Can anyone suggest a router brand and model with USB...
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    How to for DDNS dd-wrt and USB drive

    Hi, I have a Belkin router with dd-wrt "big" and set up with no-ip.com DDNS Host name. So far I can access the router firmware from outside the home network using... mynewnashost.ddns.net The router has a USB port with a Flash drive I am using for data storage for all PCs on the network and...
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    Stop scanning non-existent drive?

    Hi, I have a Lenovo Miix 2 8" running up to date win81. Sometimes I have an encrypted SD card plugged in and sometimes not. On boot up, if the SD is not there, I get a message "Scanning and fixing Drive X" and it sits there for about 30-seconds looking for the non-existent drive. I checked...