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  1. Bree

    Solved Can't Find Windows Media Player??

    The easiest way is to click Start and just type WMP. Then you can right-click on it to pin it to Start.
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    SFC Errors

    Unless @Brink has any further suggestions, consider an in-place repair install. Repair Install Windows 8
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    SFC Errors

    See if this helps, clean up the component store before trying to repair it: Dism online restore health function gets error 0x80240021
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    SFC Errors

    There is a known problem with a Windows update that can cause this error. Solved - DISM Command Fails
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    SFC Errors

    Yes. the 'hash mismatch' referred to would be for the component store copy. Run the command... Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth ...in an elevated command prompt to repair the component store. Restart and run SFC again. See this tutorial for more details. DISM - Fixing Component...
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    SFC Errors

    Welcome to Eight Forums Rob. First, identify in the CBS.log what files could not be fixed and why. Use Option Three in this tutorial to do that. SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8 If it says that a file could not be repaired because the copy in the component store was also corrupt, then...
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    Missing files?

    In that case they may well have truly got deleted somehow. Try this one, free and Open Source. Kickass Undelete - a free, open source file recovery tool for Windows
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    Missing files?

    You say you created these sub-folders in Public while the drive was attached to another machine. You may need to check the ownership and permissions of each one, the original owner will be an 'unknown account' on this machine. When setting permissions on each of these sub-folders, tick the box...
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    Missing files?

    Permissions. You probably need to take ownership of those folders then grant your account permission before you can see them. Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8 Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8
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    How to implement a SSD?

    Modern SSDs are very durable. SSD vs. HDD: What's the Difference?
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    Solved New Macrium update

    Yes, everyone is. The problem is known by Macrium and should sort itself out in a while... Error while attempting to update on Nov 18. (2019) Edit: Seems to be fixed now.
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    Can you upgrade from Win 8 / 8.1 to Win 10 free?

    No, not at all. Mainstream support includes feature development, while extended support is only security fixes. But extended support is provided free to all customers. Non-security fixes are a paid-for option during extended support but the security fixes are free to all. Look at the example of...
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    Can you upgrade from Win 8 / 8.1 to Win 10 free?

    Yes, you can upgrade W8/8.1 to W10 and it will be activated. In fact, for a machine built and supplied by the OEM with W8/8.1 pre-installed it's even easier. All such machines have the key embedded in their firmware. A clean install of W10 will find this key and will not ask you to enter one...
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    Brink -- Screenshot

    Where did you download Edge? is it the beta of the new Chromium based Edge? If so. you may have inadvertently downloaded the one intended for Windows 10 and the 'update' it's asking is Windows 10! The W8.1 download is here: Download Microsoft Edge Insider Channels
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    How to Boot From Disk (HP 18 All-in-One)

    Ah, so it's a MS account. That's why it's listed twice, once as the MS account and again as a local sign in. I don't use a MS account, and @Brink's tutorial is just for resetting local account passwords. Perhaps someone who uses an MS account may be along to help further. What I can say is...
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    How to Boot From Disk (HP 18 All-in-One)

    You must first tick the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box before you can reset any passwords. I suspect yours is not ticked and that is why you cannot select a user or change the password. See Option Four in this tutorial. Local Account Password - Change or...
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    How to Boot From Disk (HP 18 All-in-One)

    Do you mean that you can boot the PC and can sign in to the built-in account called Administrator? If so, then while signed in as Administrator use WinKey+R to open the Run dialog, type NETPLWIZ and click OK. In Netplwiz you can select any other account and reset its password.
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    How to Boot From Disk (HP 18 All-in-One)

    In the BIOS you should put the Legacy ATAPI CD/DVD Drive at the top of the boot order, enable Legacy Support and disable Secure Boot. It should then be able to boot from the W8 disk.
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    Problem with ie11 tabs

    :thumbsup:
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    Problem with ie11 tabs

    From your screenshot it appears that Google is your home page and that you don't get this message until you open New Tab. Open IE, click the cogwheel top right and select Internet Options. On the General tab click the Tabs button. Set 'When a new tab is opened, open:' to either 'A blank page'...