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    How to reduce the size of Windows 8.1

    Take heed if/when you touch Windows Prime -- I touched Windows Media Player, and so far, I am unable to install again. This is for Windows 7 Pro, I am not sure if W8 will be likewise.
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    Cursor response freezing and Chrome browser "resolving host" issue

    I'm wondering if the USB bus on the motherboard is "overwhelmed" now and then. I'm only guessing wildly because I'm a Windows 7 person, and even my usb mouse/keyboard is inactive for some seconds from time to time. I have an external cooling assembly with 4 USB ports, it uses 1 laptop usb...
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    Fan noise increases when watching youtube videos

    I use an external USB-powered cooling fan assembly for each of my two laptops -- I do not mind the noise at all, I would worry if the noise stopped, no fan noise means no fan means laptop get hot not just warm eventually causing a sudden shutdown without warning.
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    How to disable desktop.ini and thumbs.db creation completely? (8.1)

    desktop.ini -- appears throughout my Windows 7 everywhere, because I do not desire to meddle within Windows 7 prime, I simply use a search-for and then delete desktop.ini files from time to time. I realize Windows 8 is not the same as my Windows 7, so you might get away from internal tweaking...
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    Windows startup delay

    I am not on computer forums like I used to be, cannot walk you through any process, however, I can advise the usage of autorun or anything similar to autorun. And, many have advised using Speccy to generate a lengthy report of what is under the hood.
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    What are the things you should do after a motherboard change?

    Have you discovered what are the things slowing down the computer boot and load? jv16 Power Tools has a module that will monitor and report on your windows load to desktop time; I have not used it extensively, I cannot report on what it reports and how it reports. I mention jv16PT just to give...
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    Sudden Slow Boot

    How did you move all that stuff from the older SSD to the new SSD?
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    Solved Slow Folder Opening

    Don't forget to stream-line your AV and AM protection. I use Emsisoft AV/AM as the main gate-watcher. I don't have any constantly scanning/logging, scanning/logging operations going on in the background except for Emsisoft.
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    Accumulating problems on W8

    I'm at school, cannot walk you through this. Download, install, run both MiniToolBox and Piriform's Speccy. Save all logs not on your desktop, rather save all logs somewhere in your Data partition area. Others in the know might ask you to post parts of those logs, and if so, will tell you how...
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    Solved Slow Folder Opening

    On my computer, my background-running security and monitoring software often causes pauses within explorer operations. This might be a cause in your computer.
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    Advice Required: My C drive keeps getting filled

    Elsewhere, somebody was having a C-drive fill-up, and other posters suggesting using any one of free utilities that give either percentages, graphs, color charts, etc. of which directories are loaded the most all the way to which directories are nearly empty.
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    System restore failed

    I recommend as a 2nd backup -- any one of many free and pay-for backup / restore / cloning purposes, making full images of one's OS and Data partitions onto reliable external media.
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    Taskbar disappearing when desktop is edited

    Do you have to single-click for double-click on a program's icon in order to call up that program? I'm asking because if you were clicking and moving icons around, and Windows explorer is delaying the call ups, then the icons that were clicked earlier are now having their respective programs...
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    win 8.1 backup scandal be warned

    I read many techie discussion/help boards that include Windows forums, and all I know is that many say the built-in backup / restore / clone utility is just fine; many other posters say that utility is not fine, it does not work or only works problematically for them. All I know is what I have...
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    win 8.1 backup scandal be warned

    For many, that built-in function is a boon, for many others - it is a bust. 3rd party utilities such as EaseUS ToDo, AOMEI Backupper, Image for Windows, Macrium Reflect, just to name a few of many!, enjoy a greater success rate.
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    Solved good evening all. looking for human help with

    commander, I just now realized I have not been in My Posts for some time, and saw your gracious informative reply! Did you get an answer from a local computer guru? I am baffled about Amazon. Some time ago, I purchased John Wayne's Chisom, and found out that I purchased a digital copy, which I...
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    Odd Registry Issue. Did something get corrupted?

    Replendence's Registrar Registry Manager, free or pay-for version, may be all you need. However, forewarned! If you decide to "tweak", "adjust", "fine-tune" Windows Prime -- you just might end up reaching either for your Windows install DVD or for your OS partition backup.
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    Captcha value is always incorrect

    I do not like captcha at all. Far too many are far too hard for many of us with eyesight problems to solve.
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    Solved good evening all. looking for human help with

    Exactly what did you purchase, from who (or what company) did you purchase it from, and exactly how where you supposed to download it?
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    bad block. Event ID 7, Source = Disk, Level = Error

    I was hoping you would tell me you were making routine backups of your stuff long before this situation. I will be gone most of the day, wife and I have to spend all week packing for a move, I will be in here hit or miss, sporadically, in short, the best I can do: If you do not have a 2nd...