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  1. znod

    Most Reliable Windows PC

    Installing Win8 on a Mac is doable, apparently with good results, but probably better to wait for the pertinent iteration of Boot Camp. I have no message. I don't know anything about Soluto. Just think the article is interesting for various reasons. See sig for my connection to Windows7/Win8 and...
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    Participate in Some Polls?

    I noticed that one of our poll threads resurfaced below. Maybe it's time for others not knowing about prior polls to participate in some of them. If interested, then check out: Poll: Basic Preferences--Using Metro Interface vs DesktopRelative Ease in Understanding How Windows 8 WorksAnother...
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    Solved System Builder Install/HP 32GB mSSD HDD Acceleration Cache

    HP Envy Ultrabook 4t-1200 comes with: a. 500 GB HDD and b. 32GB m(SATA)SSD Hard-Drive Acceleration Cache. Does anyone know how this setup works? Specifically, what would happen if I installed system builder software--obliterating the OEM Win8 install in the process. Would the hard-drive...
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    Anticipating Dual Boot with Blue with Safety Net

    Let's say I have an OEM preinstalled Windows 8 Pro (installed under UEFI) where all installed software and data are on one partition, and the computer (a laptop) has only one drive. And, let's say I shrink the partition mentioned above leaving unallocated space and do a dual boot with...
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    No Big Deal, but Curiosities on Dual-Boot Install

    Used Acronis to restore a Win7 Ultimate image to my old HP laptop--the one I have been running Win8 Pro on. I had forgotten to deactivate a Photoshop installation earlier and wanted to do so. Decided to do a Win7 Ultimate/Win8 Pro dual boot just for the heck of it using an upgrade DVD. FYI, the...
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    Information on Usage of Win8/UEFI and Win8/BIOS

    I am trying to gather some basic info about usage of Win8/UEFI and Win8/BIOS. So please participate in this noncontroversial survey. Note that you will not have a place to respond if you are not using Win8. After responding, I’d also be interested in hearing about problems you have had using...
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    Solved ESD-TO-ISO Won't Work in Win8 Pro: Try It 4 Me?

    To the extent you need clarification concerning my request below, please read from about post #35 in this thread to the point where the discussion provides sufficient illumination. Briefly, ESD-TO-ISO works on pre-Win8 installations. I have been unable to get it to work from Win8 Pro (i.e., it...
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    Effect of Embedded Product Key on OEM Win8's--New License

    This recent thread (Way of Performing Clean Install of Windows 8 OEM) (which also spawned this one--Marketplace Vote Win8 OEM Machine) identifies a number problems arising because of the way OEM’s (particularly Dell) are installing Win8. The first thread, at its most fundamental level, deals...
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    Marketplace Vote OEM Win8 Machine

    This recent thread (Way of Performing Clean Install of Windows 8 OEM) raises the issue of a marketplace vote for me. It also identifies a number of problems arising because of the way OEM’s (particularly Dell) are installing Win8. The thread, at its most fundamental level, deals with this issue...
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    Share Win8 Tutorial-Related Improvements for Mutal Benefit

    The tutorials here are great. Thank you Shawn and all others that have contributed. Anyway, I am going to list some of the things covered in the tutorials that I am I using and that have helped me to be happier under Win8. I don’t know exactly how to draw the line precisely, but this tread is...
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    Relative Ease in Understanding How Windows 8 Works

    You can still vote. But, if you have no reasonable basis for selecting a response in this poll then please do not participate. If you selected a response without a reasonable basis, then please take your vote back. Note that having a reasonable basis for making an assessment about relative ease...
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    Another Poll about the Desktop Start Menu

    This poll is interesting to me, but it doesn't substantively or clearly get at what I'd most like to know in relation to having a desktop start menu and our proclivities to accept Windows 8 in a post-purchase, Windows 8 in-use environment. In conducting this poll, I am trying to get at the...
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    Poll: Basic Preferences--Using Metro Interface vs Desktop

    Poll: Basic Preferences--Using "Metro" vs Desktop There is a great deal of discussion here that, to me, is based on basic preferences for using "metro" over the desktop or vice versa. Personally, I am very interested in knowing more about the related strength-classes into which your preferences...
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    Relative Efficiency Discussion: Win8 and Win7

    This topic is not for general argument about the merits of Win8 and Win7. It also is not about what one should emphasize in forming a preference for Win8 or Win7. The topic also is not about the traits or personalities of those that post on our forums or their strong and weak points. This...
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    Can't do Direct Screen-Shot Capture. Thoughs?

    I'm using a 6-7 year old HP lappy for Win8 Pro. No uEFI, but I don't think having uEFI or not is likely to matter WRT my problem (could be wrong though). I can't do the direct screen-shot capture described in this tutorial. I don't think the snipping tool can be used to do what I want. Actually...
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    Solved Original Start Screen Metro Apps Kaput

    My original start screen Metro Apps are kaput. They act like they will start, but just sort of flash, etc., and fail to start--including IE. I found a variety of possibly related threads in our forums. Below is info about some of the questions and suggestions that came up in the threads as well...
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    Solved Live: On Boot Camp Win7 Using RDC on Win8: Metro?

    Happy New Year to All. We are going to have an incredibly exiting new year's eve. :D We'll be watching Times Square midnight two hours earlier. I am live on my Win8 lappy having connected to this machine using RDC on my Win7 Boot Camp installation. I ended up on the Win8 Desktop since the Win8...
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    Backlit Keyboard Main Stream Laptop

    Does anyone know of a PC manufacturer(s) that tends to offer Win8 laptop models with backlit keyboards at prices substantially less than the lessor MacBook Pro model with the DVD drive? I am looking for something with approximately the specifications below, but not the Apple price. I find many...
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    Solved Win8 OEM System Builder License

    Here is a link concerning the new OEM System Builder license. (Edit: Perhaps I should have emphasized originally that I am talking about the OEM System Builder [Personal Use] License even though that is what I linked to). Below is a snip of, to me, its key provision, although there are other...
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    Anyone Have Current Info on Sig Pics that I Don't Have?

    Hi All: I used to see many sig pics. I don't see many any more. I got around to making one, and it sort of seems to come and go--even when I am sure that show sig is selected. Does anyone know exactly what is governing the display of sig pics. I can't find much about sigs except for the...