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  1. Win8fait

    How do I edit Winkey search results?

    I want to hit [Winkey], and type “notes” and see a file I keep in MyDocs … notes.odt. I simply want to add that to my search results. It used to be there; now it is not. The file has never left my machine. I'd also like to be able to remove some of the irrelevant search results of...
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    How to bulk-load words to Chrome's Custom Dictionary file?

    Located here: C:\Users\JohnDoe\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Custom Dictionary.txt All I can find online is information about adding language dictionaries, but I have 38kb of personal, motorsport, business, etc. terms that I've collected over the decades and centralize in...
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    Solved Running Malwarebytes in Win 8.1

    @mickey12gauge I ran across something that might help. I run 8.1 with two logins: a User account (day to day) and an Admin account. From within my regular User account, if I right-click on the system tray Malwarebytes icon and “Exit” - say to try and allow a certain MS update – I see...
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    Solved Issue installing Windows 8.1 Update

    Sorry. “Solved!” should have read instead: “So there's hope for you and everyone out there that shortly this will take care of itself. People don't have to fret or scrounge around looking for ways to manually fix this like some kind of configuration problem or bug, as people are apt to do.”...
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    Solved Issue installing Windows 8.1 Update

    Last night my machine installed the KB2919355 update "by itself". Solved!
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    Cant install Update1 on one of my Windows 8.1 PCs

    Many people are having this exact problem - read the other threads. There is no solution yet. But that is why you're not getting a response and have to bump.
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    Solved Issue installing Windows 8.1 Update

    I have the same problem. I've been trying for days now. (I already installed 8.1 months ago – so the hugeness of the “Update 1” file is redundant, but whatever.) I assumed it was just chocking from everyone on earth trying to download a 887.6MB file on the same day – and the Windows updates...
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    Solved 8.1 – Problem with Notifications Icons?

    I would just have to download the file twice – once from each account. Yes, that would solve it.
  9. Win8fait

    Solved 8.1 – Problem with Notifications Icons?

    Using the original bat file I was not able to recreate the denial. However, I went through the exact same process of downloading the bat file from within Firefox, closing all apps and running it (all from within Standard), then rebooting and trying to run the same bat file from Admin, and WAS...
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    Solved 8.1 – Problem with Notifications Icons?

    Brink my man, you are legend. Thanks! (Note to others: I had to run it from both the Standard and Admin accounts and reboot both times. I downloaded from, and ran from, the Standard account first – the only odd thing was that the file that I downloaded c:\temp\*.bat would not run when I...
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    Solved 8.1 – Problem with Notifications Icons?

    1.) I think I should have my green Windows Defender icon in there. The app runs fine (full scan with that and also Malwarebytes shows nothing bad found on the machine), but on all my other machines the Defender icon is in the notifications tray, where I can hide it or not. Maybe I unchecked...
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    Windows 8.1 – What are Best-Practice security tweaks?

    @Michal – I disabled my [Server] service, but do not have a [Computer Browser] service. Perhaps disabling IE took that away. force-tls, noredirect, refcontrol, requestpolicy – wow, so adding/running all of these add-ons at the same time (along with HTTPS-everywhre & NoScripts)... The idea seems...
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    Windows 8.1 – What are Best-Practice security tweaks?

    This is great info too! But I use HTTPS Everywhere. I wonder how much of the above is already taken care of with their Extension. https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere I also run NoScript. NoScript - JavaScript/Java/Flash blocker for a safer Firefox experience! - what is it? - InformAction...
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    Windows 8.1 – What are Best-Practice security tweaks?

    Sounds like a plan. I disabled [SSDP Discovery] and added that to my standard build list (above). Thank you!
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    Solved Windows 8x File Security – 3 fundamental questions

    Okay, I solved it. WinPE USB boots to a virtual drive X:\. But there is also an E:\ drive that is mounted. You can make a data directory on E:\ - then copy your data over to that. If you copy to the virtual X:\ it just disappears with the session. The Steps: - Per oneeyed, download and...
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    Solved Windows 8x File Security – 3 fundamental questions

    Now see, that is a damn good idea. (..thinking outside the box?) Within 5min of reading your post I was in my car driving towards Best Buy. All they had was a Blac X Thermaltake. It looks exactly the same but costs $38.12. But it didn't work. I took my machine apart and plopped the HDD...
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    Solved Windows 8x File Security – 3 fundamental questions

    Right. So many that you're not able to link just one that would solve the problem... I'm half convinced nobody here knows. Not really. If I knew, I would be able to resolve this entire thread soundly in 250 words or less. ... I have not installed encryption; other than whatever...
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    Solved Windows 8x File Security – 3 fundamental questions

    I'm able to confirm the files have been copied to the PE USB, but then after the session they are erased. I see now when I re-boot to the drive a second time, it's a clean virtual X:\ mount WITHOUT the data I copied in the first session. Bummer. ...so. How do I get user data off my...
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    Solved Windows 8x File Security – 3 fundamental questions

    I'll believe everything you say if you tell me what that scary Avatar is first. (..and how the heck do I find the data files on my PE F:\ USB?)
  20. Win8fait

    Solved Windows 8x File Security – 3 fundamental questions

    Thank you. Nice links/info, as always. I had a heck of a time downloading it, but I finally got the PE component of ADK installed, and I was able to make a PE USB drive and boot from it. (Oh yeah!) And I was able to dust off my DOS skills and “cd” and “md” and from c:\users\JohnDoe - “copy...
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