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    What are the things you should do after a motherboard change?

    I recently had to change my motherboard because of hardware failure. Fortuanately, its of the same company, so not much headache there. My question is that what should I do now after the motherboard is changed. My PC is taking a little longer to boot. I wonder if it still is holding the drivers...
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    Unable to boot into Windows 8.1 due to corrupted registry

    I am unable to boot into windows due to a corrupted registry. Somehow the system file is corrupt. I tried repairing it said that the drive where Windows was is locked. How do I unlock it? I tried sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows It says Windows Resource Protection could...
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    Solved Which Windows 8.1 image do I download?

    I need to repair my Windows 8.1 x64 installation. For that, I need an untouched ISO of Win 8.1 x64. Microsoft.com allows you to download images from here. What is the architecture? Is it x64 or x32 bit? I need a Windows 8.1 x64 Pro image. Where can I download that from? Edit: I have already...
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    How to open ports and do port forwarding in Win 8.1 ?

    Okay I am trying to configure a SIP Phone system on my desktop and I stuck with open a port and how to do port forwarding. First how to I open a port and verify that that port is open ? Suppose I want to open the port 9000 for both TCP and UDP incoming/outgoing connections. So, correct me if...
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    Windows 8.1 - Disabling Ping

    Hello everyone, I am was reading about how DNS on local machines can actually help malware. So I wanted to disable DNS on my local machine completely. That is to say when I execute ping www.google.com from cmd.exe I should get the message could not resolve. How do I do...
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    Managing the C runtime libraries

    Hello everyone, I am using Windows 8.1 with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 installed. Now I having a lot of Microsoft Visual C-runtime libraries installed on my PC (view the screenshot below)-: Now my questions are-: Do I really need all the libraries ?? I mean what is...
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    Windows System Restore cannot detect Windows installation

    I am using Windows 8.1x64 in UEFI mode. My motherboard is Gigabyte H77M-D3H. My hard disk is configured to use AHCI. A few days back I needed to use system restore from my repair disk because of a system crash. To my horror when I selected System Restore from my Windows repair disk it showed-...
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    Solved How to add gmail account to Windows Mail app ?

    Hello everyone I am using Windows 8.1 x64. I would like to know how to add a gmail account to my Windows Mail app so that I can view my mail from there. Please note I do not and am using a Microsoft account to log into my pc. I am using a local account and want to keep it that way. Now I have...
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    Access problems in C drive

    Hello everyone, I am facing several weird problems in my Windows 8.1 installation. My first problem is that when I try to copy/create a file to my C: drive it throws an access violation error. Please see the image below-: But this not the case if I copy/create a file in...
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    Solved Strange Recovery Partition

    Hello everyone, I am using Windows 8.1 x64 and using Paragon Partition Manager I am seeing a strange partition just after my ESP called Microsoft reserved partition. I had modified my Windows installation to use UEFI using the directions given here-: Converting Windows...
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    Solved Converting IDE to AHCI after Windows 8 installation

    Hello everyone, I am using Windows 8.1 x64. I am booting in IDE mode and I want to convert that into AHCI. I have read the following post-: Change from IDE to AHCI after installing Windows 8 - Super User But has anyone converted Windows 8/8.1 to ACHI after installing ? Are...
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    Solved Win 8.1 - Cannot add features

    I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 x64. Now I cant seem to add any features to it. I want to add Media Centre but the "Add features" utility tells me that I cannot add features to Windows 8.1. Please look at the screenshot-: But my Windows 8.1 is a genuine copy and is...
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    Solved Is there Visual Studio 64 bit ?

    Is there a Visual Studio 2013 for 64 bit exclusively or does it only come out in 32 bit flavor ?? If there is a 64 bit Visual Studio please give me the link so as to where I can find it. Thanks.
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    How to update from VS 2012 to VS 2013 without unintalling?

    Hello everyone, I am running Windows x64 with Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate. I know that VS2013 was released a few days back. Can someone provide me the instructions how to upgradefrom VS 2012 to VS 2013 Ultimate without uninstalling VS 2012 if at all there is a way ? Also if...
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    Solved Unable to boot from system partition

    Hello, I am unable to move my boot data to another partition. Please have a look at the following picture-: As you can see I have created a separate a partition before my C drive and formatted it. I have used the following command to copy the boot data from my C drive to the System...
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    Solved Creating a 2nd primary partition from extended partition ?

    Hi everyone, I want to create a second primary partition on my first harddisk(disk 0 look at picture) from the free space there in the extended partition(view screenshot). Now my problem is that whenever I want to create a new partition by right clicking and selecting...
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    How to enable Secure boot on Windows 8 at installaton ?

    Hello everyone, I am running Windows 8 x64 without secure boot enabled. According to the screen shot secure boot is "Unsupported" but my motherboard has secure boot features in it. Its just that I didn't have secure boot enabled when I installed Windows 8 so Windows is...
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    Solved No USB device is getting detected

    Hello everyone, No USB device seems to be getting detected on my machine when I plug in a flash drive or an external hdd I get the distinctive sound from my speakers that an USB device is plugged in but nothing is showing up in "My Computer". I went through the event logs...
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    Solved Headphones dont play sound on laptop.

    Hi, I have a HCL laptop with Windows 8 Pro x86 installed. Whenever I connect my headphones I don't get any sound from it. I have gone to my "Playback Devices" and selected "Show Disabled Devices" and the headphones are not listed there. What can I do to work around this problem ? I need my...
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    Solved Windows 8 DVD copy

    Hello everyone, I am using Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, and I want to know if there is any way I copy an entire DVD on to another one ? You know like in Nero where I can copy the entire disc content onto another disc. Just selecting all the files from my source DVD and then burning...
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