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  1. billmcct

    Solved ASUS default recovery partition not working

    @Markos2b, Don't hijack another users thread. Start a new thread for your request.
  2. billmcct

    kb3172729 just offered to me

    Install it it's needed. From my history: Install date: 10/30/2019 4:48:48 PM Title : Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3172729) Description : A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help...
  3. billmcct

    I Love Windows 8/8.1

    Personally I hate it. Windows 7 forever. Or til I die.
  4. billmcct

    Cannot Set Explorer Default Folder

    Glad you got it working.
  5. billmcct

    Cannot Set Explorer Default Folder

    You can safely delete it.
  6. billmcct

    Cannot Set Explorer Default Folder

    Do you have an shortcut on the desktop? Right click it and copy. Past it back to the desktop. Rename it File Explorer. (unless you already have the file explorer shortcut on the desktop then name it File Explorer 2) Right click it select properties and edit the two items "Target and Start in"...
  7. billmcct

    Cannot Set Explorer Default Folder

    Right click the desktop > New > Shortcut. Enter info. I guess an easier way would be to copy and past back to the desktop any shortcut. Rename it to whatever then edit the properties for Target and Start in.
  8. billmcct

    Return HP notebook to factory

    Try using the "esc" key at startup to get to the recovery.
  9. billmcct

    Cannot Set Explorer Default Folder

    Have you tried making a new shortcut? Target: %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E} Start in: %windir%
  10. billmcct

    Are there apps that cause a w7 type start menu under w8.1?

    IMO the best. Welcome to the Home page of Open-Shell-Menu
  11. billmcct

    Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing.

    Damn good question. I suggest you keep the download and instructions in a backup for future use.
  12. billmcct

    Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing.

    Read @Slavic's post above, his link is for KB3138615 x86. The link for x64 is: Download Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3138615) from Official Microsoft Download Center May fix the problem.
  13. billmcct

    Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing.

    Restored the system a second time and all is working well., @Slavic: Your link was the x86 version but I got the x64 and saved for future use. Thanks Both, Bill
  14. billmcct

    Solved Update fix tutorial needed

    Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums includes win 8 See this: Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing. Link for KB3138615 x64: Windows 8.1 update repair. Download Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3138615) from Official Microsoft Download Center
  15. billmcct

    Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing.

    Thanks Brink, but that didn't help. I have never used Win 8 before so I know very little about it. Resetting the computer again now and starting over.
  16. billmcct

    Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing.

    Reset a friends Win 8.1 laptop with factory reset. Checked for updates and installed 23. After restart checked for more updates and the update checker runs for hours (and hours) finds nothing. I had to leave to look at a home property for my nephew and didn't get back for 5 hours and update was...
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