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    Installing Windows 8 Core with embedded key

    Hey guys, so I've had it. My computer wont work with the recovery media I have and it won't work with windows 7, so I want to install Windows 8 or 8.1 but the problem is my key is embedded in my bios. I know it should automatically extract the key but I am unsure of which iso to use. I am...
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    Switching over components

    Hey guys I have an hp laptop with an i5 4200u in it and 8 gigs of ram. It is an absolute nightmare because the track pad never works and nothing works right on it. I was wondering if I could buy a cheap Lenovo with cheap components and just switch over my processor/hdd/RAM. I don't know enough...
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    Default audio changes when monitor in plugged in.

    Hey guys. I am having a problem. I use my laptop and i plug it via hdmi into a monitor when I am at home, but i unplug it to take it with me to class. Whenever I plug the monitor in it defaults audio settings to the monitor and not to the laptop speakers, even though the default setting is...
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    Synaptics clickpad suddenly started tracking odd.

    So I was using my computer the other day and suddenly my clickpad started tracking very poorly. Before it used to be accurate when it was tracking my finger, however now it jumps around the screen when I move my finger around on it and it takes a full second before the clickpad translates...
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    Mouse won't work now touchscreen won't work. Windows updat

    Alright guys, Windows update has been really messing with my pc lately. I ran update and when it installed the updates my integrated mouse ended up not working. I rolled back update and installed the updates one by one and the one I ended up not installing was the camera codec pack. Now the...
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    Bluetooth won't work, skype won't work, ntflix won;t work

    Alright guys, I have just refreshed my pc because I was having numerous problems with it and it turned out to be a bad stick of RAM. However, now I am having software issues. Whenever I try to make a call on the desktop version of skype, the program crashes. Whenever I try to open HP support...
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    Solved Removing shortcuts won't remove from start menu

    Hey guys, in the midst of trying to remove bloatware I have been removing bloatware and its shortcuts from the start menu and respective folders. However, I am running into a snag. There was a wildtangent games folder installed with a bunch of games. I remove everything associated with it, but...
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    How to install 8.1 core with embedded key.

    Hey guys, I have been trying to figure out how I can go about installing 8.1 on a blank hdd using my embedded product key. I hate using the manufacturer recovery because there is a slew of bloatware that I need to get rid of. If anybody could help I would appreciate it.
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    Windows 8.1 upgrade results in blank black screen

    Hey guys, I just reset my laptop and am upgrading to 8.1. This is the third time I have tried upgrading and every time it results in a blank black screen. I believe it has to do with video drivers. By a blank black screen I mean totally blank. There is no backlight and there is no cursor. I had...
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    Memtest shows error. RAM re-seat and it comes out clean.

    Alright I have a majorly odd problem on my hands. I thought I had fixed this problem in my other thread. I have run the laptop for approximately a day and it crashed. I ran Memtest and it came up with errors within the first pass. I removed the bottom of the laptop and re-seated the RAM (I...
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    Solved Random BSOD, Random erros, Debug says ntoskrnl.exe

    Hey guys, so I am in a bit of a pickle. I have an HP m6-k015dx laptop and it is giving me hell. I will get random BSOD's, usually at or a short while after login. They usually happen consecutively and then stop. I was able to enable driver verifier in order to see what was wrong. After it was...
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    None of my browsers will work after BIOS update.

    Hey guys. I have been on the line with HP tech support for over an hour and I have gotten pretty much nowhere (big surprise). Anyways, I was having overheating problems with my pc. Tech support said I needed to update my BIOS. Piece of cake. Computer boots back up, BSOD. Alright, well whatever...
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    Wireless card with poor reception and dropping connection

    Hey guys. I have an HP m6-k015dx and it has an intel centrino 2230 wifi card in it. I also have an old, netgear wna 1100 usb wireless adapter. The wireless usb adapter I have gets extremely better wifi connection that the internal adapter and the signal strength on the networks won't fluctuate...
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    HP m6-k015dx msata ssd install

    Hey guys I just pulled the bottom panel off of my HP m6-k015dx and noticed that it has a pcie expansion slot. I was wondering if I could use this slot to add a 120gb msata ssd in the laptop. I tried searching online but nothing came up except sites where I could buy my laptop. Any help is...
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    Windows 8.1 hiccups

    Hey guys, I just installed windows 8.1 preview and I really like it but I am having a few hiccups with it. Whenever I click the explorer icon in the taskbar windows explorer will restart, causing the entire desktop to disappear briefly. It will not bring up the explorer window. Also, my toolbars...
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    Installing linux on usb with efi machine

    Hey guys, I am trying to install Kali linux on a usb and use it with my efi machine. I registered on the kali forums and asked this question but my thread got deleted because the question has been answered before and they don't feel like helping a newb out. I read the entire guide on how to...
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    Uefi guide

    Is there anywhere where I can find a guide on how to work with my uefi laptop? It's just foreign to me. I have no clue how to reinstall windows if I put a bare drive in my laptop, or exactly how to optimize my computer for it. I understand what it is and the advantages to it. If there isn't a...
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    Random Restart with prompt (intelppm.sys)

    BSOD SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (intelppm.sys) Hey guys just got a new laptop. HP ENVY TouchSmart m6 Sleekbook. I don't know how I'm feeling about it, but I am having one problem with it. It keeps randomly restarting. It seems to only do it while defragging with defraggler. A blue...