Looking at the installed programs on my Win 8.1 64-bit laptop I have several "Visual Studio" and "Visual C++" entries when I look at installed programs.
I am highly unlikely to ever need, or use these programs. Could I safely uninstall them? See below screenshot for the list of files I refer to.
I am using the latest Chrome browser ( Version 41.0.2272.89 m (64-bit)
Whenever I try to open a link that is embedded in a received email, I get a pop-up as below:
Any idea what causes this, and how to fix it? Windows does not offer any advice re: a solution
Whenever I attempt to open a link that is included in a received e-mail, I get this message:
I am using the latest Chrome version on my Win 8.1 64-bit ASUSX54C Laptop
This started happening a couple of weeks ago. Any ideas what may be causing it? I have tried uninstalling & reinstalling...
I receive investment statements regularly from my Financial Advisor. They are sent to me in PDF format, and for years I have had no problem reading the documents using Foxit PDF reader
For a month or so now I have been unable to read the PDFs sent to me, as the text is "garbled" ... here is an...
I downloaded and ran the Intel (R) Driver Update Utility on my ASUS X54C Laptop which is running Win 8.1
I found it at: IntelÂ® Driver Update Utility
I ran the utility and the utility found two updates which I downloaded as per the screenshot below.
My questions are
(1) .. should I...
Using the above tutorial I have created a restore point on my Win 8.1 64-bit Laptop. Where is the created restore point stored on my PC?
I guess I would need to know this if I needed to perform a system restore?
I have used Foxit for a long time now to open PDF files, and also to create PDF docs from other file formats. Today I have had problems with Foxit, in that I cannot create, nor open PDF files, nor can I print my existing documents created in Foxit.
I have updated Foxit, but still have the same...
I use Windows Defender as my primary protection on my Win 8.1 ASUS X54C Laptop. Every day there are updates available for Win Defender, and I always install them.
There are many KB 2267602 updates for Windows Defender, and I do understand that each update is a different definition version of...
How do I determine if these "optional updates" are really necessary for my Laptop?
Here in South Africa ADSL is slow, and expensive :( I have a 4Mbps connection, and I have a data cap of only 10 GB per calendar month.
The never-ending MS updates depletes my data allowance, and I have always...
Every time I run a Malwarebytes scan I get the same result, as per the attached screenshot.
Can anyone advise me (1) if there is a problem, and (2) how to get rid of the offending result permanently?
(I have blanked the XXXXXX part of the result - it is just my PC user name)
I have searched for a solution that will enable my Win8.1 ASUS X54C laptop to wake-up from 'sleep' when an incoming Skype call occurs.
I am in the habit of putting my laptop in "sleep mode" when I know I will not use it for more than 30 minutes or so. Being retired, I am on and off my laptop...
This a.m. I see there are a bunch of "Important" Win8.1 updates recommended (my Win update settings are to notify me, but to allow me to choose whether or not to download & install them.
Have there been any known issues / problems with these updates?
I have just run a Malwarebytes (free version) scan, and get one potential problem as per the image below.
It refers to a tool I downloaded & used to display the Windows key for my Win 8.1 installation
Is this tool a potential security threat?
Hope to get expert opinion here ...
I am in South Africa, and have an ASUS Win 8.1 64-bit laptop.
My 93-year-old Father is in the UK and has a HP laptop running Win 8.1 64-bit
He uses his laptop mainly for e-mail, and creating MS Word documents, and web browsing, and Skype
I'm on Skype with...
I have a Laptop, plus a Desktop, both running Win 8.1 - 64-bit
I posted my question here http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8-news/51730-windows-8-1-aug-update-released-kb2975719-4.html#post415047
But was told I should rather post it in this section for more responses, so here goes ...
I have an ASUS X54C Laptop.
When I bought the laptop the BIOS version was 204.
I see that BIOS version 210 for my model laptop is now available from the ASUS website. I have never updated BIOS before and am nervous about this :eek:
EDIT: From system specs, this is what the full...
It's rumoured that Win 8.1 - Update 2, should be available sometime in August ...
A question ...
At home we have a Win 8.1 laptop (ASUS X54C), plus a Win 8.1 Desktop PC
Both machines currently run 8.1 64-bit Pro, with their own Microsoft key (... they are both legitimate / legal & registered...