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    Moving Windows 8.1 primary partition to the left

    I am going to move my primary Windows 8.1 partition to the left where I have opened up some free space in order to eventually extend the partition and increase the amount of space Windows 8.1 can use. The partition boot code will remain in the same place as before relative to the partition...
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    Sharing NTFS partition in multi-boot system

    Thanks ! That did indeed fix the problem.
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    Sharing NTFS partition in multi-boot system

    I have a laptop which multi-boots between Windows7 and Windows8. I share an NTFS partition between the two OSs. If I boot into Windows8 and make changes with files in the shared NTFS partition, everything works fine and I can reboot into Windows8 with no problems. If, however, I subsequently...
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    Windows 8.1 boot stuck running chkdsk

    I scheduled a 'chkdsk /f /r c:' for my C drive under Windows 8.1. When I next booted the check disk started running, reached 13%, then never got beyond that point. I can leave it running for hours and the screen shows 13% completion and the check disk never completes. This has the effect of...
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    Sleep mode turns off keyboard and mouse

    As it turns out I do have to make sure in Device Manager that all my USB hubs are set so that they cannot be powered off in order to get Sleep to work. But in Hibernate mode it seems that all my USB hubs are powered off and the Power button no longer does anything. My computer is an MSI K9A2...
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    Sleep mode turns off keyboard and mouse

    Hibernate not working but Sleep is working I realized just recently that Sleep is working on my computer, even if I change nothing in the default Power Management Balanced settings which I use and also accept the defaults in the Device Manager for my USB devices and USB hubs. It was my error to...
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    Sleep mode turns off keyboard and mouse

    Thanks ! Unchecking all of them did work properly and I am able to resume from sleep mode with either my USB keyboard or USB mouse. What is strange is that if I just unchecked the USB hubs connected to my keyboard and mouse this was not enough to allow my keyboard or mouse to work to resume...
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    Sleep mode turns off keyboard and mouse

    It does not work for me.
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    Sleep mode turns off keyboard and mouse

    I see a number of devices for my computer under the Universal Serial Bus Controllers, including Generic USB Hub, Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Enhanced Controller, Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller, USB Composite Device, and USB Root Hub. Should I make sure the box to allow the system to turn...
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    Sleep mode turns off keyboard and mouse

    I have a wired USB keyboard and a wireless USB mouse on my computer. I have set the Power Options for sleep mode under Windows 8.1 to occur after a certain amount of time. When I have returned to my computer when it is in Sleep mode after a particularly long period of time both the keyboard and...
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    Key combination of alt-shift-x becomes alt-x

    If I press alt-shift-x, where x is some alphabetic key, Windows 8 treats this as alt-x instead. Does anybody know why this might be happening ? I know that the shift key is working since in Windows 7 it works properly.
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    Explorer incredibly slow on 8.1

    Some change or update to Windows 8.1 Professional has caused Explorer to become incredibly slow. Right clicking a folder leads to a circular rotation cursor and a wait from 10-20 seconds before the right-click pop-up menu appears. Clicking on the arrow to the left of a folder leads to...
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    Clean install of Windows 8 on a multi-boot computer

    That sounds good. I really would like it that the install does not wipe out non-Windows partitions on the drive in which I install Windows 8 I think I must still disconnect two of my hard drives so that the install does not try to do anything with them. If I absolutely knew that I could...
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    Clean install of Windows 8 on a multi-boot computer

    Yes, I am concerned that a Windows 8 install will wipe out the rest of the data on the hard disk on which I install it. Of course I have all my partitions backed up but still it is a pain to copy them back if the Windows 8 install wipes them out. It would be so much better if it just left alone...
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    Clean install of Windows 8 on a multi-boot computer

    1) I am using a 3rd party multi-boot manager and not LILO or grub. I am not worrying about the multi-boot manager as even if Windows 8 takes over the MBR on whatever drive I install it I can still reboot from the 3rd party multi-boot managet start-up CD and have that manager re-install itself to...
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    Clean install of Windows 8 on a multi-boot computer

    I have 3 hard disks of 2 TB each with plenty of space for partitions. I run a multi-boot manager with a number of Windows OSs including Windows Vista and Windows 7, along with a number of Linux distros. I would like to install Windows 8 in its own partition, not upgrade Windows 7. I am...