Since I have seen "both" recommended as a first step, and since the correct sequence is not defined anywhere that I can find, here's my take on this subject:
Run sfc /scannow (first)
This will attempt to fix any corruption from the resident component store
(Note: internet access is not...
FYI, I am now getting an Event ID 513 log every time I create a System Image backup using Macrium Reflect Free; however, it doesn't seem to affect the restoral because everything seems just fine after same. Since I have never noticed these logs when running Win 8.0, I'm wondering if...
Brink and I have both confirmed that the latest GA of the Windows 8.1 ISO breaks the System Image functionality. This was confirmed by both of us by doing a clean install and immediately attempting to do a System Image backup. Here is the failure you will receive:
The root cause...
Just an FYI on this possible issue:
My CPU: Intel G2020 2.9 GHz dual core:
Running 8.0, CPU would throttle down to 1/2 speed or so (1.57GHz) during low activity periods.
Running 8.1, CPU now only throttles down to the about 2.73GHz or so during low activity periods.
That spike was...
I have done several Win 8, Win 8.1 Preview, and Win 8 RTM clean installs recently and I always seem to end up with a Pacific Time Zone by default. Now, that tells me I am either missing that option on a consistent basis or MS didn't include it. Just curious to see if anyone else can...
Just an FYI on Adobe Flash version 11.8.800.168. I was prompted to install the update, I accepted, and then no sound on any YouTube videos thereafter. So, I though that was strange and I found that Vimeo and Daily Motion both worked OK. All PC sounds worked OK as well.
Did the same as above on...
I've been on vacation so I've missed a lot of 8.1 news (I guess). Anyway, as a non-apps person, I don't see any immediate benefit to arbitrarily rush into this upgrade for the following reasons:
1. I've already got the boot directly to desktop and start button covered via Start8.
If you decide to try this on your 8.1 computer, please be advised of the following:
On boot, you may receive a warning indicating that Avast 8.0.1497 is not compatible with Win 8. The Avast response to this issue is:
The temporary solution is to check the "don't show this notice again" box when...