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    Activation problems with 8.1 upgrade

    I have been running WIN 10 PRO, that was installed through the upgrade path[win 7>win 8.0 PRO upgrade etc]. I have just replaced my hard disk, due to failure, and successfully reinstalled Win 7. Win 8 PRO installs and runs up to finding devices. At this stage the computer freezes and i have to...
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    corrupt

    Totally agree.
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    corrupt

    Spoke too soon. Now getting redirected to other advert sites.:o
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    corrupt

    Tried a a few thigs. One thing was blocking ad*.ly from accessing the internet from my computer. This worked so I blocked ad*.ly from accessing my computer, this also worked. Conclusion was that the site I was trying to visit had been nobbled. I tried again a few minutes ago and now have full...
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    corrupt

    It only happens on one address. I have tried resetting the browser, that did not work so I reinstalled a previous image of the drive, and that also did not work. I have another PC so I tried to address the site causing the trouble and this PC also directed me to the unwanted site. So, it looks...
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    corrupt

    Whenever I enter a certain address into my browser, the address instantaneously changes to "Adf.***" and goes to this site. How can I prevent this? Help appreciated.
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    Solved Hard drive activity

    The hard drive light on my laptop is showing continuous activity and is not going out,even if the computer is left idle. How can I find out what is happening?
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    Solved Video wont play

    I have a collection of Digital Photographer tutorials on DVDs from about 2006. They used to play fine on Windows 7 but on Windows 8 although the DVDs load they will not play the enclosed video content. A label saying a plug-in is not loaded is displayed. What plug-in is required and where can...
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    Solved activation

    Hi been running for the last two weeks with no problems. Thanks for all who responded and a big thanks to MS support for their help. Regards
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    Solved Pirated disk info needed:

    Hi EXSCENTRIC I would strongly advise that you complete and send off the counterfeit report. I bought a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 2 years ago which looked completely authentic, holograms, COA sticker,packaging etc. I installed it on a laptop and it activated and was used until the...
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    Solved Upgrade

    Thanks for your replies. The reason I asked is that I have a laptop and pc, both running Win 7 32 bit. I upgraded both to Win 8 32 bit, and they ran perfectly. I then felt Win 8 64 bit was the way to go so the laptop was reinstalled with a clean install to Win 8 64 bit. The disc was for...
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    Solved Upgrade

    Hi Is it allowed to upgrade to Win 8 pro 64 bit from Win 7 32 bit?
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    How Can I Burn Windows 8 Media Center

    Hi I got my free Windows media key about the middle of January and installed it yesterday. It worked fine.
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    Solved activation

    All sorted. I downloaded the Belkin driver for Windows 7 and ran it in compatability mode for Windows 7. So far no problems. I was on the phone to MS support in India for nearly two hours but in the end activation was achieved. I suspect that the underlying problem was that I formatted the...
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    Solved activation

    Hi The upgrade version comes with both 32 and 64 bit installation discs, and one serial key to install either version.
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    Solved activation

    Hi I have been running Windows 8, with media pack, in 32 bit mode for the last two months without problems. I have now done a clean install with formatted drive of windows 8 in 64 bit mode. All went well and activation was a success. However the USB network adapter is giving serious problems...
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    X box controller

    Hi Thanks for all your replies. I must be missing something. I have now reinstalled Win 8 in 64 bit and it is still not working. The controller and receiver are genuine Microsoft components and the software and driver was downloaded from the MS site. Will this play all games from the MS store...
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    X box controller

    Hi Dirtyvu Yes all the kit is genuine Microsoft, and yes I did sync. the wireless adapter and controller. If it helps the OS is 32bit. I have tried it out on a Win 7 OS and it works okay.
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    X box controller

    Hi I have a wireless X box controller with the PC adaptor. I have downloaded the latest drivers from the MS store and in device driver it says that it is working properly, but it doesn't work. I have tried it on two PCs, both with Win 8 installed. Has anyone got it working on their machine...
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    cost of Win 8 upgrade

    Just looked on the MS site. The cost of an upgrade has now increased to:- Windows 8 now costs £99.99 Windows 8 Pro now costs £189.99 Glad I bought mine earlier.