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    The great Windows 8 debate

    Personally I'm not surprised that Windows 8 had such a low uptake... Actually I'm not even surprised it was lower than vista, and there's one simple reason: it looks different. Vista got picked up cause it was like "Oh look, It's windows XP, only flashy!", and then GIANT disappointment with the...
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    Solved Windows 8 Add Features will not accept Windows 8 Pro key

    As stated in my Original Post: the key I had was a "Windows 8 Pro upgrade key I received from ExpertZone" for completing a Windows 8 Accreditation. This issue is solved and all product keys are legally owned.​
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    Solved Windows 8 Add Features will not accept Windows 8 Pro key

    The issue has been resolved. I was able to upgrade using an 8 pro ISO that I gained access to.
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    Solved Windows 8 Add Features will not accept Windows 8 Pro key

    This machine is a Lenovo Z575, which has already been upgraded from it's OEM install of Windows 7 to Windows 8.
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    Solved Windows 8 Add Features will not accept Windows 8 Pro key

    Hello all, I figured this was a good place to put this as I suspect it has to do with activation. I'm currently upgrading my friends windows 7 home machine to windows 8 pro.. I have already upgraded him to windows 8 using an already activated key (This laptop I'm working with will NOT be...
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    Windows Update Issue: WARNING

    I can confirm that this update failed to configure on my machine as well. Reboot to black screen, and my computer also had a very tough time going through the regular startup process... Unplugging my machine from power for a few minutes seemed to alleviate the issue and I was able to boot...
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    Solved Have Microsoft Banned the use of Torrent clients in window

    F_Secure is fail IMO. Of course everyone is entitled to use what they know and are used to, but I've never had a problem using MSE (Now integrated with Windows Defender) + MalwareBytes.
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    Intel 'preparing' to put an end to user-replaceable CPUs

    To be honest if Intel decides to do a complete change to BGA, it kind of forces themselves into a niche market. There is still a huge market for custom built PCs, and I can see manufacturers either offering a set of mobo's with the different chips right on the board or investing more into other...
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    Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

    I will investigate this, thank you very much :)
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    Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

    Any reason why this would be an issue on a machine fresh out of the box?
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    Show Us Your Rig!

    My rig when I finished my upgrades at work: I think I may need a new case for the number of drives I have... had to use brackets: On closer inspection, I had to use nested brackets ((2.5-3.5)-5.25") to get my SSD's in properly!
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    Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

    Thank you for the advice. I have attempted this method on an A55V setup but unfortunately the same thing happened. The recovery creation stalled on "Copying Recovery Partition." I even tried switching from a USB3.0 to a USB2.0 port, though I figured this wouldn't change a whole lot. It would...
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    BIOS-embedded Windows 8 product keys - reinstall troubles?

    I completely agree! Mind you this doesn't really work with laptops.
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    BIOS-embedded Windows 8 product keys - reinstall troubles?

    I don't pretend to completely understand the Windows authentication process, but if the key is embedded in the BIOS and not stored anywhere in the OS it definitely does pose a problem in terms of retrieval in those types of situations. It might ebb the controversy of there being no warranty on...
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    BIOS-embedded Windows 8 product keys - reinstall troubles?

    Is there a way to visually read the key if it's embedded in the BIOS? Usually if I want to do a fresh install on a machine and I can't see the key on the machine, I'll just use ProduKey or something along those lines to pull the key out of the OS
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    Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability

    I agree that there should be some sort of variance between the touch and desktop editions of this UI, though built off the same foundation. That being said I have gotten used to how I can switch between apps. Just to mention about Apples interface.. the reason why it takes almost no training to...
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    Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability

    Ya know, I didn't even read this whole thread but I figured I'd put in two cents anyway. Personally, there was a small learning curve for me to get used to Windows 8.. The wonders of the internet allows many people to find the information they need when they can't figure it out themselves...
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    BIOS-embedded Windows 8 product keys - reinstall troubles?

    I would imagine that there shouldn't be any issues with re-installations as long as the user is using recovery media that came with the unit. Embedding the product key into the BIOS shouldn't have any issues as long as any firmware upgrades from the manufacturer take into account that the key...
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    Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

    Power options did not have an affect on this particular issue, but I will remember this tip for future reference. The G55V unit I was having issues with today decided it was going to finish (though it was an abnormally long amount of time.) I was still having issues with a couple of Zenbooks...
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    Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

    Hello everyone, I'm a technician at TigerDirect, and for one of our services we create recovery media for newly purchased machines. For Windows 8 machines (As I'm sure you know) we cannot create recovery disks, and have to create a recovery drive using a flash drive. On multiple occasions I...
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