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    16.6.1 Hotfix Driver Problems

    I updated to the latest 16.6.1 Hotfix driver and had several Event ID 16388 ATI EEU Client Events at boot. It also took a few more seconds for the login screen to appear and Photoshop decided to disable use of the GPU. I note the last Hotfix is not WHQL certified. I've gone back to the...
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    Latest AMD Catalyst Graphics Driver for Windows 8

    I updated to the 16.6.1 hotfix from the WHQL Crimson 16.1 drivers I installed in January. I had several Event ID 16388 ATI EEU Client Events at boot. It also took a few more seconds for the login screen to appear. Photoshop also found an error with the AMD driver and wouldn't use the GPU. I note...
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    Windows Phone 8.1 mainstream support ends 11 July 2017

    I can't find any definite information even from MS Support whether my Lumia 520 will be upgradeable to Windows 10 mobile. This is a very common Windows phone and I'll be very disappointed if it isn't upgradeable.
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    Solved My experience with Acronis True Image

    Yes, Acronis software engineering is poor
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    Solved My experience with Acronis True Image

    You might have a better experience with Macrium Reflect:) You could also try creating a custom refresh image.
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    Solved Still Getting "Upgrade to Windows 10" Updates

    I had that pesky update again and had to hide it again. I also have GWX as a second line of defence.
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    Solved My experience with Acronis True Image

    I used Acronis True Image a while ago and uninstalled it. I now use Macrium Reflect which is fine. I was annoyed to find that uninstallation of the Acronis software lett behind some low level disk drivers which were very hard to remove - see my thread at...
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    Kaspersky

    Barclays Bank in the UK provide a 'free' license to use Kaspersky Internet Security when you bank with them. Their security team advised they have no security concerns about their customers using Kaspersky Internet Security. Do we trust the bank's advice and is there any firm evidence Kaspersky...
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    Apple Software Update v2.2 Problem

    It seems people are having problems running the new v2.2 of the Apple Software Update program. Due to Apple's brilliant software engineering you now can't connect to Apple's server and therefore never update any Apple software again! I proposed an unofficial fix at Post 3 at Apple Software...
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    VIA USB 3.0 Ports Slow on Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H M'board

    I'm definitely using the VIA USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel and I'm using the USB 3.0 cable supplies with the Seagate Expansion drive.
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    VIA USB 3.0 Ports Slow on Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H M'board

    I have a Seagate 2TB external USB 3.0 hard drive, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard and Windows 8.1 x64. I believe all drivers are up to date. I get a good read/write speed c. 115MB/sec when connecting the Seagate disk to an Intel USB 3.0 port on my PC front panel but I only get a read/write...
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    Kaspersky

    Kaspersky anti-virus gets good test reports. The company is Russian with an HQ in Moscow. I see very little comment on Kaspersky's ownership.
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    Windows Update Error Code 80244019 Issues.

    I keep having the same problem every few days - see http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/73744-error-80244019-windows-could-not-search-new-updates.html Is there a problem with Micosoft's update servers or our PCs?
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    Having an issue with MOV files!! How do I fix this?

    Perhaps select the Repair option for Quicktime or uninstall/reinstall it?
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    Shut down restarts, restart shuts down, sleep dosen't work

    Refeshing your PC will require you to reinstall your programs which can be avoided by doing the repair install. See http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2293-refresh-windows-8-a.html In your original post, I just spotted you tried a clean install and you said that didn't fix the problem - is...
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    Shut down restarts, restart shuts down, sleep dosen't work

    For the repair install I mentioned in post 6 use this tutorial http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/26095-repair-install-windows-8-a.html You basically reinstall windows from a booted Windows system and it reinstall the windows files and settings. Use the latest Windows 8.1 installation files...
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    Shut down restarts, restart shuts down, sleep dosen't work

    Some ideas: Confirm BIOS is up to date Load BIOS defaults Set Windows power plan settings to default Run SFC /SCANNOW Repair install (last resort)
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    How to change system partition letter in a fresh install?

    You can do this but it may cause problems if you use poorly designed software which assumes the OS is installed on the C: drive.
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    Solved Cant mount ISO files on Windows 10

    First steps would be a full power off & restart then try the system file checker command SFC / SCANNOW
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    Error 80244019 - Windows could not search for new updates

    I just had Windows Update Error 80244019 - "Windows could not search for new updates" whilst doing a manual check for updates. I ran the troubleshooter WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab in my admin account but that didn't work. I then ran the troubleshooter in Safe Mode which I thought fixed the...
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