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    Win 8.1 doesn't recognize revovery flash drive

    Win 8.1 doesn't recognize recovery flash drive I was going to refresh my pc and I do have a recovery flash drive for 8.1 that I created a while ago. When I try to refresh it says it needs a recovery drive for all of windows files but when I insert the flash drive it doesn't see it and nothing...
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    Weird anomaly

    OK, this just started happening recently. It's not a big deal but I'm curious as all get out to know what might be causing it. Here's a simple scenario describing my win 8.1 x64 system... I run 1 win explorer windows listing say D drive Then I open another explorer window to the C drive Now on...
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    Display reports wrong resolution

    This is a minor annoyance is all but it's driving me crazy. I have a Dell touch monitor that is 1920x1080 and I have a 55in TV that is also 1920x1080 Both of these displays report as that resolution in the display properties of win 8.1 x64 However when extending the displays the full resolution...
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    Solved software problems

    OK, I'm on win 8 x64. I just did a fresh install and got all the updates. Everything seems fine except there r a few programs that I can't get to run. These programs install with no errors but when I try to run them they won't open. These programs worked before so I know they're not the...
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    Solved can't change boot timeout

    I've tried everything and the boot timeout always reverts to 30 seconds. I've used the internal boot menu, msconfig and easybcd to change it to 10 seconds but it always reverts back. I even tried using the win 7 text menu with the same results. Currently I use the graphical menu because I like...
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    Installing XP AFTER Win 8?

    I need my XP back for some older programs. I've read a lot about getting xp back to the boot menu when u install 8 after xp but not the other way around. My question... If I disconnect all drives then install xp to a fresh drive that's the only one in the system, can I reconnect all my other...
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    Solved Window Background Color (NOT Desktop)

    OK, I've searched the net and win 8 forums for how to do this. I can't find anything except how to change colors via the 'personalization' screen for desktop background etc. You used to be able to change the color of the actual program window background's color but I can't figure it out. Is this...
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    Solved Weird Problem

    I'm having an issue I've never seen before. It seems to happen maybe a couple times a day (haven't paid that close attention yet). I'll be sitting there and notice the hard drive activity light is on steady and won't even blink. I can work on the system normally though. However when I try to...
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    Solved Steering Wheel for Win 8?

    Does anyone know of a pc steering wheel for racing games that has win 8 drivers? (or probably win 7 too)
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    Solved Boot Change Help

    I've searched the forum and haven't seen anything like this. I have a win 8 /win 7 system. the win 8 is the default boot os. Unfortunately I installed win 8 with the win 7 drive in the system and the computer needs that win 7 drive in order to boot. I've tried a bunch of things to get the win 8...
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    Solved Windows 8 boot problem

    Well I'm back again with a problem I can't figure out. Here's my situation... Dual boot system with win 7 and 8 c drive has the MBR (uefi mb but set fully to operate under mbr) with win 7. g drive has windows 8 and boots fine under the win 7 multi-boot menu. There's also a 750MB 2nd partition...
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    Backup and restore win 8 boot manager?

    I was having some problems getting a multi boot system up and running with both win 7 & 8 but with some help on this great forum I was able to accomplish that feat. The problem now is... Win 7 is on an ssd by itself. Win 8 is on a 200GB partition of a 1TB drive. I now want to put Win 8 on a...
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    Solved Add Boot Option After Win 8 Install?

    I've seen all the tips on setting up a dual boot while installing Win 8 with an existing win 7 installation but I can't find any way to add a boot option AFTER installing win 8. I have an image of win 7 that I want to put on another hard drive and then be able to dual boot either 8 or 7. I tried...