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  1. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    As the title says, my OS is unable to update. I've tried a lot of things. I've tried Brink's article from Seven Forums to reset Windows Update, I've tried the MS Update Troubleshooter, I've tried an article I found about using GPEdit to change the Windows Update settings. I'm running out of...
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    Schedule Automatic Check For Updates?

    I want to be able to set my system to check for updates automatically on a schedule, and if possible, install them automatically as well. (I've been told the latter is not possible, but if there's a way, I'm interested in at least knowing how.)
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    Windows Store says "Your Connection is Too Slow"

    I'm not sure when this started exactly, but when I go to install an App, I get a message that says "Your purchase couldn't be completed" Webpages and even games that require a faster connection speed than the Windows Store are working fine, as I'm able to play SW:TOR and listen to Youtube at...
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    Reassigning Drive Letters?

    I'm unsure where to ask this, even, and I'm wondering if you might have an answer, or at least be able to point me in the right direction.... I recently had to re-OS my main harddrive, and I'm wondering if you know of a way to reassign the main libraries (i.e. Desktop, Documents, etc.) to match...
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    Error Installing App

    OK, so I'm attempting to install the Fitbit app on my computer, as the last time I tried using it, it wouldn't run. I had to remove it from my apps menu, and uninstall it in order to re-install it with the most up-to-date version. Unfortunately, I've tried installing it several times, and I...
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    Startup Metro-App?

    The title of this thread is very straight-forward. I'm interested in having a Metro App begin activities immediately upon system startup. Is there a way to do this?
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    Hide Network from Sharing Center?

    Hello, My computer has two network connections, my main one, labeled HomeNet, and a secondary, software-based "network" for monitoring the PC's in my house. I want to be able to hide the software network, that is, to remove it from the Network and Sharing Center, and also if possible, remove it...
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    Solved Install 8.1 over a factory W10 image?

    Alright folks, I've been doing some looking around, and unfortunately, W10 leaves a bitter taste in my mouth... I'm interested in a new 2-in-1 mobile platform, such as the ASUS Transformer Book, the so-called "TabTops" or "LapTabs" (I think I agree with the former term a little more, but that's...
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    Windows Updates: Install Optional?

    I'm interested in getting Windows Update to install the Optional Updates - such as Windows Defender Definition Updates - without having to manually select all of the updates. I've attempted to research the methods, to no avail, although I've concluded that it is probably possible through...
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    Default Lock Screen: Unable to Change to 24 Hr Format?

    The title says it all, almost... I'm able to see a 24-hour time format on the user-based Lock Screen for Windows 8.1x64 on my personal laptop, but upon logging out of my account, the lock screen returns to a 12-hour time format for the system default lock screen. I have tried every option that...
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    Solved Task Scheduler Error?

    Hello, all. I've been working on my personal desktop to organize my system's tasks, etc. Upon recently opening Task Scheduler, I received the following error... I'm not sure what this means, although I would like to get this error resolved. Any suggestions?
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    Solved Microsoft Office Word 2013 unable to save?

    Greetings, I'm a former IT Systems Technician, and my girlfriend is a work-from-home writer. I've recently migrated her PC's original processor and ram from an HP motherboard to an ASRock board, linking the original WD Caviar Blue 1TB drive to the board as a secondary drive to collect documents...
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    Windows Log-off: Automatically Change Volume?

    I've been looking for this kind of option ever since XP, but never found it. What I would like to know is whether or not there is a way for Windows to automatically reset its sound volume to a specified level upon log-off/shutdown. It would be nice to not have my volume up at level 60 when I...
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    Solved Hide me: WIDCOMM Bluetooth Tray App in Notification Center

    Alright, so I've looked around at the Eight Forums, debated on posting this in; Installation & Setup Performance & Maintenance Network & Sharing Drivers & Hardware Customization ​ Alas, I've decided to put this up here. What I would like to do is to remove the Bluetooth tray icon from the...
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    Solved Troubleshooting Help? Win 8.1 programs slow/ unresponsive

    Alright, so I'm a former IT Systems Analyst (Glorified tech support junkie). As such, I've built my family's computers, and exist as the home IT/nerd. My girlfriend's computer is the byproduct of a Windows 7 HP system's components being migrated to a new chassis and upgraded motherboard...
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    Solved Is it possible to remove the Search icon next to user pic?

    Alright, so I've learned how to remove some Windows 8 features that I don't like or want, such as the power button next to the user profile pic, but is there a way to remove the search button next to the user profile icon?
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    Solved Request: Windows Defender always active?

    Alright, so a while back, I had a nasty encounter with a virus which crippled my main PC, including deactivating my OEM license for Windows 8, as well as somehow forcing Windows Defender to be disabled. Upon clearing out the virus, I had stumbled across a method for preventing Windows Defender...
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    Solved Unable to hide GWX icon in Notification Area panel?

    I recently received the notification to Get Windows 10 in my 8.1 Taskbar. After reserving my W10 upgrade, I chose to hide the notification icon, only to have it show up again after my computer had been shut down overnight, and powered up the next morning. Seeing it as maybe a fluke, I attempted...
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    Can OneDrive be removed from Notification Icons center?

    I consider myself a minimalist, preferring the Start/Tiles screen over having icons on my desktop, which allows me to be able to see full detail of my wallpapers without interference. I also don't like having a lot of unnecessary icons in my Notification Center area, such as OneDrive, which is...
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    Solved AMD Driver Has Crashed and Recovered (Gaming)

    I play a LOT of Star Trek Online, and as an MMORPG, the game is prone to a lot of updates. The game recently launched a new "season" (expansion) and after downloading the updated game data, I attempted to log in. The client program loads up, runs through the loading sequence, and then crashes at...