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    Solved Windows Firewall Blocking LAN Connection

    I have some shared folders that others need to access via a Windows 7 VM. Suddenly they can't, an error saying device is not responding. If I disable Windows Firewall on my PC (Windows 8.1) they can connect. However even this is a problem because they need to enter username and password even tho...
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    Solved Brand new laptop problems

    I'm setting up an MSI CR70 for one of my staff and am having nothing but problems. I removed some of the bloatware and installed avast! plus a couple other programs and it seemed to be working. She had to ship the laptop back to me because it had become unresponsive and she couldn't use it. I...
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    Show Your SSD Performance

    Like the thread on Seven Forums, post your SSD benchmark results here. I just upgraded the firmware on my Crucial M4 and ran AS SSD. Performance was lousy so I ran a secure erase and it's better than ever, BEFORE AFTER
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    Solved Updates Killed My Installation

    Yesterday after installing updates and rebooting my, computer crashed hard and I had to reset it. Today, it happened again so I'm restoring an image I made with Acronis. When it's up and running again, I'll check available updates and install one by one to see what the hell is going on...
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    Custom Start Orb

    I use Stardock Start 8 and it's great. It allows the user to use a custom sStart Orb. I was hoping someone would make one for me. Here is the start orb I want (this was made for Windows 7) Here is one of the Start Orbs that come with Start 8 If someone could convert the first orb...
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    New Technet Sub

    I first got a Technet sub when Win 7 was released but I let it lapse. I was just about to pull the trigger on a new sub but while looking for a promo code came across this Can someone confirm that if I let my sub expire expire in 12 months that I will be unable to use the software I...
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    Windows 8 Security

    Post your ideas/suggestins/wants for improvements to be added to the next version of Windows. I'd like to see UAC improved. More information about exactly what's going on could be handy. Bit-locker available in more versions and not just Ultimate. What do you all want to see?
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    Microsoft's Future: Crystal Clear

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    The Future of Windows

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