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    kb3172729 just offered to me

    regarding 64bit/x64 KB3172729 for Win8.1, it was no longer offered after Jan. 2021 as the Jan. 2021 KB4535680 security update for Win8.1 x64 replaces it KB3172729 on 32bit/x86 Win8.x systems, on the other hand, still needs it as KB4535680 is x64/64bit only and is not available for 32bit systems
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    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

    Note to Brink: v6.0.9175.1 HDA (non-UAD) generic FF00 x64 driver from MUC (released to MS on 4/16/2022) - {148.9Mb cab download} WHQL for x64 Win10 1803+ and x64 Win7/8.x (, & signature files have OSAttr value of 2:6.1,2:10.0) supported hardware ID listed on the...
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    Solved BSOD always after Windows Update KB5004476

    from AVS forum: ArcCtrl.sys appears to be from some Arcsoft app or apps that were left over during removal or uninstall
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    No wifi adapter?

    Open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc), expand the Network adapters section and tell us what kind of Network adapter devices you have listed there
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    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

    v6.0.9239.1 HDA FF00 generic 32bit/64bit driver from ASRock (posted 3/04/2022) WHQL for Windows 7, 8.x & 10
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    Problem with booting

    you did not say in your 1st post what kind of laptop you are using, which would have been more helpful in solving your problem
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    Laptop stuck in reboot loop

    what kind of laptop do you have? perhaps change the ram/memory chips or install a new hard drive
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    Would A Faulty Internal Hard Drive Make File Explorer Unresponsive? (Not C: drive)

    time to replace that faulty hard drive with a new one
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    No Windows Update?

    quote from Microsoft in some of their support articles that mention updates for Win8.1 / Server 2012 R2: as dave67 said, only Win8.1 get updates every patch Tuesday [or "B" releases]
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    8.1 Pro - volume license key. NO updated drivers?

    for onboard ATI Radeon 3000 graphics just let Windows Update install the available driver for Win8.1. edit - regarding ATI Radeon 3000 graphics on Win8.1/Win10, see this AMD KB article on driver support for Radeon 2000, 3000, 4000 graphics
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    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    Several hours ago, I installed Win8.1 Pro on an old Dell laptop and installed the KB5005627 Sep. 2021 security-only update, rebooted and guess what Jody, the Flash.ocx, FlashUtil_Activex.dll & FlashUtil_Activex.exe files from the Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\ folder remained intact - they...
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    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    NO, Jody! :mad: only the July & Aug. 2021 security-only updates have flash removal. the Sept. 2021 security-only updates (like KB5005607 & KB5005627) DO NOT have them as Microsoft mistakenly mentioned them in their support articles but don't actually have the flash removal files
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    HP Deskjet 9300 printer on win 8.1

    here's the PDF manual of the HP deskjet 9300 series printer direct from HP's web site. it can connect to either an LPT1 or USB port (or even through a network/LAN connection) problem is with the drivers since that printer was made back in the early 2000s (the XP era) Vista/Win7/Win8.x might...
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    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    ok. please report back after installing the recent security-only updates whether or not the flash.ocx file(s) remain in those windows\system32\macromed\flash & windows\syswow64\macromed\flash folders (assuming a 64bit Windows 8.x OS is used) I trust abbodi's words since he checks the contents...
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    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    @Jody I got a recent response from abbodi in MDL forums and he told me this: so you can install the newer security-only updates for Win8.x (including the recent Oct. 2021 KB5006729 security only update for Win8.1 / Server 2012 R2 or KB5006739 security only update for Win8.0 embedded / Server...
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    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    I will need to ask abbodi & few other members in MDL forums about installing recent security-only updates for Win8.x & retaining flash but the MDL forums is currently down, atm he & maybe a few others there might know more on this edit - you're just gonna have to wait a little longer, Jody MDL...
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    New VLC update issues?

    update VLC to v3.0.16, which has some new bug fixes
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    What is the difference between window 8.1 and windows 10?

    90 minutes? (that's about 1 hour & 30 minutes which is super long) do you mean seconds?
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    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    unfortunately, yes flash activex gets removed with the Oct 2021 Win8.x updates (at least with the KB5006714 rollup as I installed that onto a Win8.1 OS and MUC claims that KB5006714 replaces KB4577586 for W8.1) edit - MS will continue to include flash activex removal in their recent win8.x...
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    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

    v6.0.9205.1 HDA FF00 generic 32bit/64bit driver from Supermicro (posted 10/05/2021), also available from Jetway this Oct. 2021 along with BCM Advanced Research in late autumn 2021 - [file size 316Mb] unlike the 9205 HDA driver package from Asus, the ones from Supermicro, Jetway and BCM do not...