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    complete close store apps

    is there a trick or setting that will completely close and flush an app so it is not setting around, ready to pop up? Right now all I seem to do, is use task manager, to completely end the task.
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    I Love Windows 8/8.1

    I was skeptical when 8 came out, but I learned to love it. Windows 10 makes me feel like I am working on a rainy day.
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    Network review

    Maybe ten,fifteen, or two thousand years ago, I created our home network. If memory serves me correct it was 3 machines with XP that progressed into 7 and 8, and now has11 units . Originally I had my primary machine that was used to create the home private server giving it a name and...
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    Solved WMC Guide discontinuing

    Alright we all know that MS no longer supports Windows Media Center (to bad - best program out there) AND that they will discontinue guide service as of Jan 2020. Which is all fine. BUT Every time you access the guide, it now gives you a warning to get an alternate guide service, as they will...
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    How to turn off an app update notice

    I love the MSN Weather app, use it all the time, it is the (old Bing Weather) which still exists on Windows 8. However, when you upgrade to Windows 8.1, it gets upgraded to MSN Weather version 3.0,4.214 and when it launches, it always says there is an update (which there actually is v...
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    Biggest problem with Windows Store

    The biggest problem with the Windows Store apps are, if you purchase them and later, let's say a year from now you re-install and want to reload the same apps, if the app has been discontinued, there is no way that you can acquire it. You are simply screwed. At least with desktop apps you have...
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    Breathing Life into Surface Pro 1

    I got a Surface Pro 1 (1514) for a good price, the unit is almost pristine (almost) I am having 2 different issues that I might get some answers to (I am not familiar with the Surface Line at all) Battery; sometimes it shows not detected, I do all the common fixes online.. it will then show...
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    Network graphic view

    In windows 7 you used to be able to right click the network icon on your taskbar and select Open Network and Sharing Center and you would get this screen which (circled in red), allowed you to show a graphical representation of your devices Which when clicked, would then map out a...
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    How to get Defender to show in custom icon tray

    Even though I have Windows Defender turned on and in custom icon area Show icon and notifications the icon still won't display in the right hand taskbar area, how do I get it to show?
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    Unable to ping my public ip address

    Wasn't sure where to exactly put this question I have a xampp home server that I use for web development projects I had been using Comcast for residential ISP and had zero problems However (for cost reasons) switched to CenturyLink and now I can't ping my public IP address, by that I mean if I...
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    Can't ping my external IP

    for years I had Comcast with Arris modem that I used in bridge mode with a Netgear R6300 router everything worked great no problems however recently switched over to CenturyLink optic fiber network and using their CenturyLink Modem ZyXelC2100z I could not get the bridge modem to work with the...
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    Where to get an windows 8.0 iso

    I have my upgrade pack for windows 8 to 8.0 pro with media center (key only) but where do I get the windows 8.0 iso so I can install an upgrade?
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    How to get my Photos App back

    In a recent effort to try and upgrade my PC from Windows 8 to 8.1, it simply failed, resulting in a need for me to restore to factory settings. I restored back to Windows 8, did all upgrades. Preceded to do all my Metro App upgrades, they were all successful except for the Photos App. It hung...
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    Dual monitor problem 8.0 vs 8.1

    Okay I have a little problem with Windows 8.1 Pro here is the scenario 1 Windows 8.0 Pro tablet 1 Windows 8.1 Pro laptop both machines have a 50+ inch HD TV attached each TV is set as the main display, with the tablet and laptop screens set as secondaries each are running off the Intel...
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    Solved Can't change date and time from desktop since 8.1.2 update

    I had 8.1 installed, and did the update from 8/12/2014 and now I can't change my date and time from the desktop, it gives me the following message; So what do I use to open and run it? Windows 8.1 is becoming a real hassle to deal with :mad:
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    Solved No Operating System found after Windows 8.1 upgrade

    Helping a friend on his Acer Aspire V5 laptop that was running an OEM Windows 8 to upgrade to 8.1. After selecting the Upgrade to Windows 8.1 via the store, the system went through it's install procedure, however after it does an auto reboot, it gives you a blank screen with the message No...
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    Solved How to exit windowed apps

    Once I have entered into windows mode when using a Metro App, how do I exit Window mode and return to full screen and still be in the app? Using Stardocks Modern Mix they have this ability, does Windows 8 not have this?
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    Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable clarification

    I am unclear how the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable installs are handled. I have 15+ versions installed, do I need all of those? can I uninstall all the old versions and keep only the most current? How does this all work? Thank you for any clarification a head of time
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    Solved Control Panel Charm

    Here is one of those silly little quirks that drives me crazy about Windows 8 & 8.1 When you click settings on the charm bar, it will present different options (at the top) depending if you are on the desktop or Start screen, WHY? Why does it simply not show all options (there are only a...