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    How do I determine cause of computer Freeze?

    My wife's computer is just a few days old. It's a home built machine on an Asus P8H61 mb, with intel i3-2100, 4MB of Corsair ram, and a new 120GB SSD. I have Win 8.1 x64, Office 2013, and Malwarebytes installed (and a few other apple phone support products) - that's about it. It ran fine all...
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    Solved Will Win8.1 mount an ISO or do I need third-party software

    I just bought Office 2013 from the Microsoft Store and downloaded it as an ISO. I plan to copy the ISO to the desktop and install from there. From what I've read, I should be able to mount the ISO and Windows will treat it like a DVD - but it is not clear if Windows 8.1 can mount the ISO or if...
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    Need to access secondary hard disk as the primary is bad

    How can I get access to the data on my backup drive (secondary drive) since the primary drive is bad (can't start Windows)? I thought "Windows-to-Go" https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831833.aspx would work and I would boot up on the Windows USB stick then access my backup drive...
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    Can you recommend a good Hard Drive maintenance program?

    I'm finishing up rebuilding from a bad hard drive. I got no warning that there was a problem (but I wasn't really looking either). I think I should have some software installed that monitors my hard drives (reads SMART or tests the drive, or such) and lets me know if something is going bad. So...
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    Solved Restore procedure says my restore/repair USB disk is no go

    I am having problems with Win8.1. This weekend it started acting up (very slow to boot up and shutdown, and other issues). I also get an error message about files missing (one has to do with Chrome.exe, another with HP printer, and something like IPHLPAPI.DLL). Looking at Task Manager I see...
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