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  1. Giga Hawk

    Solved the stub received bad data w8.1

    Strange. I am having this issue too, on a fairly newly installed system. No idea why.
  2. Giga Hawk

    Solved Confusing WHQL BIOS setting on GIGABYTE mainboards

    Have you tried to instruct Windows 8 to enter the BIOS?(Settings\Change PC Settings\Update and Recovery\Recovery\AdvancedStartup\Restart Now
  3. Giga Hawk

    Power Options - Add Console lock display off timeout

    Actually I have the same issue on another computer. Why does it lock after one minute? When you find the solution, please let us know.
  4. Giga Hawk

    Power Options - Add Console lock display off timeout

    The local group policy is always enforced unless overwritten by a domain group policy. For this setting it does state This presumably just means that it is enforced once you set a time. Have you tried that? Does it check out in the screensaver settings? Should be the same value just in...
  5. Giga Hawk

    Solved Google Drive App on Windows 8.1 not working

    I tried the latest version and it is now working for me too :-) edit: I should have written "app". I meant the desktop software.
  6. Giga Hawk

    Windows 8 OEM Key Not Working

    Use one of these keys to install, then enter your key and activate. Windows 8 (core): 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT Windows 8 PRO: XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/31093-activate-retail-windows-8-1-windows-8-product-key.html
  7. Giga Hawk

    Windows upgrade to 8.1 failed

    Okay. There is possibly a way to install 8.1 directly. There are instructions how to get a 8.1 ISO file and then I believe you use a generic key to install and then you enter your key and it will be activated. If you have 8.0 activated you should be able to read your key with a tool. I haven't...
  8. Giga Hawk

    Windows upgrade to 8.1 failed

    That didn't work for me. I had a laptop with Windows 8.0 pre-installed but I replaced the HDD with a SSD so I had an empty hard disk and the 8.0 key in the BIOS I installed 8.1 and it asked for a key and didn't activate. I called Microsoft and they asked for a key. I told them it was in the...
  9. Giga Hawk

    Solved Can't install Windows8.1, need administrator privileges

    When you open a command prompt using "Run as administrator" Do you get or do you get something like
  10. Giga Hawk

    Solved Confusing WHQL BIOS setting on GIGABYTE mainboards

    This mystery has been resolved by Gigabyte support.
  11. Giga Hawk

    Windows 8 Clean Install with RAID Setup Issues

    paddles please provide full specs in your profile so we can see what kind of RAID you have. I assume you have Intel Chipset RAID? In this case, I believe, you cannot use AHCI for one Disk and RAID for the others. It is either or. However, Intel Raid should support all the AHCI features you may...
  12. Giga Hawk

    Installation stuck at Expanding windows files 98%

    Try using a different installation medium. You can use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to copy your Windows 8 DVD on a USB flash drive and boot and subsequently install from the flash drive. You can get the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool here Microsoft Store
  13. Giga Hawk

    Solved Confusing WHQL BIOS setting on GIGABYTE mainboards

    Thanks. Will try and report results. Meanwhile I installed with CSM: OFF, Secure Boot: ON, still both Win 8 and Win 8 WHQL are available to do that. WHQL points to driver signing.
  14. Giga Hawk

    Windows upgrade to 8.1 failed

    Well :-( As a last resort what Microsoft tells to do is to 1) disconnect from the internet 2) install a clean 8.0 3) disable download of drivers from Windows update 3) reconnect to the internet 4) Install Windows Updates (without drivers) 5) Install 8.1
  15. Giga Hawk

    Windows upgrade to 8.1 failed

    Looks like you are not alone Have you tried detaching all peripheral devices (except monitor, keyboard and mouse perhaps although if the mouse is "fancy", the mouse driver could be the problem (SteelSeries - Gaming Mice) not sure about your Rapoo 7100P) Update the drivers for all devices that...
  16. Giga Hawk

    Windows upgrade to 8.1 failed

    Hello Inenting, welcome to the forum. You can update to Windows 8.1 via the "Store" app. There are specific instructions from Microsoft as to which updates you need to install before you can update to 8.1. From my experience I can assure you, it is better to install all available updates. When...
  17. Giga Hawk

    Solved Confusing WHQL BIOS setting on GIGABYTE mainboards

    I am installing Windows 8 and the Gigabyte mainboard gives three options regarding the OS Which one to choose?? Obviously it is one of the Windows 8 options. Both will unlock a few new settings like the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) or (not visible on the screenshot) Secure Boot. But...
  18. Giga Hawk

    Power Options - Add Console lock display off timeout

    A system scope approach which doesn't require user settings or power settings: gpedit.msc > Local group Policy Editor\Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Interactive Logon:Machine inactivity Limit For Core users I...
  19. Giga Hawk

    How to reinstall Windows 8 after a previous upgrade?

    Yes, basically the next step would be getting a "Windows 8 Upgrade ISO online from Microsoft" I sure hope you don't have to install Vista for that :-)
  20. Giga Hawk

    How to reinstall Windows 8 after a previous upgrade?

    If you have obtained Windows 8 via upgrade, it shouldn't be a problem. Either way, you should have a serial number for Windows 8, an installation medium (DVD, USB) and that should be enough. You can always call Microsoft if internet activation fails. If you don't have an installation key or a...
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