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    Start menu icons/shortcuts not refreshing/updating

    Hi, These fixes don't seem to be relevant to my particular situation. It seems like the above is targeted at actual Microsoft store apps and not regular start menu shortcuts to non-modern apps. Steam, as in my example above, is a traditional program, not a store app and is not refreshing unless...
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    Start menu icons/shortcuts not refreshing/updating

    Within the last month or so, shortcuts on the start menu haven't been refreshing when their respective icons actually change. This only pertains to 3rd party programs and games--not those downloaded from the Microsoft store or included in Windows by default. For example, Steam recently changed...
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    Solved Win 8.1 stalls during loading screen

    Well, after some desperation, I began yanking as many devices out as I could. Luckily, I started with hard drives. Apparently, one of my redundant backup drives failed (one that contains my file history :( ). Was a WD Green drive that was the most recent acquisition I had, oddly enough. Guess...
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    Solved Win 8.1 stalls during loading screen

    Today, I restart my PC and now it refuses to load Windows. I have changed nothing recently, neither in BIOS nor software. It was a simple, routine restart and it hasn't worked since. I even tried re-imaging my primary drive from 1 month ago (after trying more recent images) and I still have the...
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    Solved Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality

    Interesting. I haven't run into this issue using legacy mode on 3 different systems--2 clean installs, 1 upgrade. I wonder why it is occurring for some people in legacy mode? Sounds like the problem is even more pervasive than originally thought and it doesn't sound like something that will be...
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    Solved Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality

    If you are using legacy boot, then your system won't be affected that I've seen. I've tried both UEFI and legacy boot on mine and the latter works without an issue. I just prefer UEFI.
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    Solved Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality

    So resizing the recovery partition to 350 MB or a shade less was a successful workaround for you? No errors or other unexpected behavior after restoration? Were the recovery tools in the partition still functional? The reason I ask is how you phrased it with the word "chance." I prefer to leave...
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    Solved 8.1 Successes?

    Mine has been an overall enjoyable experience, both with the upgrade and clean install. There were some minor issues after the upgrade, such as text size and having to reinstall a couple of things. The clean install, while lengthy, proved to still be a bit better, though. I had zero of the...
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    Windows 8.1 breaks video card

    GeForce 331.58 is now the newest WHQL version. Try downloading the newest driver directly from the Nvidia site and be sure to select "clean install" when running the installer. This will revert settings to the defaults while uninstalling the old version. For what it's worth, my gtx 770 works...
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    Solved How to verify mysterious Skydrive sync is functioning?

    Okay, so I performed a clean install using a Windows 8.1 Pro disc (after originally just doing the upgrade) and everything worked out just fine. All major settings carried over, including desktop background, lock screen, etc. The Windows installation even gave me the option to set the system up...
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    Solved How to verify mysterious Skydrive sync is functioning?

    Hmm, I guess I'll give it a try and see. Worst-case scenario is that I have to use a backup image to get some stuff back. I know in 8.0, you may have to sign out/sign in sometimes for things to work properly.
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    Solved How to verify mysterious Skydrive sync is functioning?

    That's unusual. It should do that and also sync desktop background, lock screen, etc. same with account picture--8.0 did that as well. The other stuff I've always had to configure again. What do you mean by links to reinstall apps?
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    Solved How to verify mysterious Skydrive sync is functioning?

    Wondering the same. It now fearures a settings backup, but zero info as to how that works or even a way to restore these settings. Being able to restore settings would be extremely handy for clean installs
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    8.1: Modern UI app process persistence after closing

    Okay, so they can be stopped/killed under the task manager. While that is good, the fact that I have to do that much to stop every last app is very inconvenient. Why can't they just work like they did to start with--i.e. actually stopping after they are closed?
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    8.1: Modern UI app process persistence after closing

    As the title suggests, in Windows 8.1, Modern UI app processes continue to run after I've closed the actual apps. I don't know if this behavior is intentional or not, nor do I know of any way to prevent it. I know in Windows 8.0, just about all apps stopped their processes after you close them...
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    Solved cleanmgr.exe and removing a previous sageset

    Okay, so according to the link, the stateflag000n entry is the saved profile from what I understand, so I would only delete those. I know there are plenty of configurations, but I don't like an unused configuration just sitting there. I'm actually just using CCleaner now. Edit: confirmed that...
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    Solved cleanmgr.exe and removing a previous sageset

    Trying to remove one of these that I've already set. I don't really need to use it anymore and would like the setting gone, preferably. I know it writes an entry into the registry, so knowing which directory and key to either modify or delete would be good or simply a command line parameter that...
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    Solved Account sync issues

    Okay, this makes sense now. I do think I actually had some issues with some of the data on my account, which should've been resolved. Then, I think the above technicality made everything seemingly not work or go haywire, since it was syncing settings from the new system (s). The devices I use...
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    Solved Account sync issues

    I can't seem to get my profile to reliably sync to new devices or when I've tried clean installs on my main system. I have all settings checked to sync and the PCs are all trusted devices. Sometimes it will sync the desktop background and my profile picture, others it may sync some of my...
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    Solved 2 step verification and account madness

    I've tried restarting, shutting down, etc. Finally, I just gave up and left it alone. I came back later today and it was magically trusted now... ? That confused me, but at least it should sync all of my settings. Apparently ignoring it did the trick, lol. In all seriousness, I truly do think it...