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    Solved WinHlp32.exe-How can I enable Legacy Windows Help system on Windows 8

    Still the same as Win 8.1. Except the stub from Windows 10 takes you to a web page, which may or may not open the installer.
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    Official Microsoft ISO/Media Creation Tool

    I had similar errors on my laptop with Windows 8.1 x64 pro attempting to download 8.1 x86 pro. I thought it may have been because there was not enough contiguous free space on the diskwhere Windows 8 is installed, having freed up about 9 GB to allow for the download after I realised I had less...
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    Migrate Windows 8.1 x64 to 8.1 x86 on another machine

    I've been using Windows 8.1 x64 on this machine since it was released as an upgrade to Windows 8. It's a full retail license as far as the EULA and Software licensing is concerned. I believe that the license can be transferred to another machine, and that the license is either for 32- or 64-bit...
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    Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise suited for games?

    Yea, thanks for the rep. There's a fair bit of information out there on WES2009, WES7, and WE8x, on MSDN, Technet and specialist sites. MDL has a dedicated Embedded subforum. I can point to this specific help for AMD graphics: AMD® WES7 Support Packages, and the site is all about Embedded...
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    Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise suited for games?

    If you were a games developer who wanted to produce a line of arcade machines running your games, which happened to run under Windows, a Windows Embedded platform would be an ideal gaming machine for you. You'd make money, Microsoft would make money... If you wanted to explore the possibility...
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    Solved Windows 8.1 Sleep Issue

    The power management features of a system need the correct Chipset drivers. Just to make sure, go here: Acer | Download for your Windows 8.1 64-bit drivers for your Acer Aspire XC-603 motherboard - they seem to be very recent: Chipset Intel Chipset Driver 42.7 MB 2014/10/02...
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    Virtualize IE8 on XP

    According to the instructions and license terms here, the Modern IE VMs work for 90, and not 30 days:
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    Can a fresh install of windows on virtualbox be infected?

    You can download 90-day VirtualBox VM versions of XP - clean and legit - from here:
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    where can i download microsoft office 2013 for free?

    You can use the Office programs free online thru OneDrive - except for Access - just click the Create button, and Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint are available. If you are one of the 80% of people who use less than 20% of the Microsoft Office features, then this should be fine for you.
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    Dual boot 7 & 8 how to tell which owns text mode Boot Menu

    I've been dual booting both 7 and 8x for years, and both have been reinstalled as upgrade in-place repairs, and as far as 8 is, concerned, upgraded several times. I have always preferred the text mode, legacy boot menus, not least because they do not warm reboot when an OS which is not windows...
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    XP VM Disable end of life warning in MSE

    It's just putting off the eventual reality - Microsoft has disowned its most historically successful OffSpring, and continues to slowly strangle XP. Still, over one fifth of PC users hang on to it... My advice is to cut the ties now if you want to run XP, dump MSE, Defender, Windows Updates...
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    Microsoft increases OneDrive 2GB upload file size limit

    How long does it take to upload 2GB at 18Mb/s, which is about the max rate my BT FTC broadband can manage?
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    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    I applied the install.wim (from a Windows 8.1 update 1 ISO d/l from the net, burned to an USB, as per the excellent tutorial to my failed windows 8.1 boot volume using Dism from a windows 8 usb stick. The...
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    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    Thanks Shawn, I have been perusing the TechNet Dism pages and will be trying some of the offline repair techniques outlined there, and I will of course report back with any findings. One thing I intend to do, sounds a bit crazy, but I have had some success with it before* - is to apply the...
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    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    Apologies for not reading all 13 pages, so this may have been asked before. Is it possible to run Dism to fix possible component store issues offline? I have a non-working Windows 8.1 MCE (update 1) which was fine until I accidentally destroyed the partitions while investigating some old Acer...
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    The keyboard of the future will know just how you feel

    Hal9000: "Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?" :roflmao:
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    Good News for Malewarebytes

    Could you walk me through it please , Peter, how to download and install the wholly free version, avoiding the premium trial, because, somewhere in the install process I feel I have been misguided into accepting this trial, instead of the free version I was expecting to download and install...
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    How can I copy the key data in registry

    Have you tried their registration page? It all really depends on their license terms, whether you can upgrade freely to their latest version. Login They say that The CD version has been discontinued and is download only
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    Good News for Malewarebytes

    The trouble with Malwarebytes Free is that after the trial period, the interface itself is threatening: This seems to threaten in a bold red block that the (only) course of action open to the user is to buy the premium version, and worse, that the license is no longer valid - an implied...
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    Restart Time

    XP Professional Sp3 74 sec There's life in the old dog yet: Windows XP Pro Sp3 on a P4 3.20GHz, 2.0GB RAM, Fujitsu Siemens P5GD1-FM Rev 1.x Scaleo P, Western Digital WDC WD2500JD-55HBB0 HDD, NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Display adapter 74 seconds restart, 34 seconds bootup. Not bad on a 9-y-o...