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    want to use a password instead of PIN for bitlocker

    hi, i want to encrypt my full HDD using win 8.1 pro and bitlocker using a password to authenticate at boot.i have managed to encrypt successfully using a PIN (the only option that seems available). please see screenshot,"group policy"where it mentions the use of a password but i've tried a few...
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    Solved trying to use bitlocker on a win 10 machine using win 8

    TPM malfunctions on win 10 machine running win 8 i'm trying to run bitlocker on a windows 10 machine on which i've installed win 8.1 pro. you will see from the following screen shots messages,that this is not at all straight forward. the top screen capture is when the lenovo was running its...
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    Solved trying to install win 8.1 pro on a win 10 laptop

    i'm trying to install win 8.1 pro on a windows 10 laptop,i know there will be issues with drivers,but thats not a problem. i purchased a windows 8.1 pro-OEM-ESD product key off amazon,it didn't cost too much, i thought i could use this to activate a clean install using a "windows 8.1 home USB...
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    Solved will legit windows 8.1 pro key activate windows 8.1 basic

    hi, my old computer has had to be be scrapped by my insurer / vendor. i'm getting a voucher for a new one from their store but it has to be a windows 10 machine,they no longer stock windows 8 machines.because i dislike windows 10, in readiness i have purchased (for about $14) a product key for...
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    Solved update errors after macrium reflect re image

    hi, I've re imaged my daughters computer to an image taken in 2016. I restored her computer because it was running slow and not because of malware infection. I've had a series of failed updates (please see attached screen shots) the final one keeps failing to install. I have deactivated malware...
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    visual anomaly on start up screen

    hello, i have just noticed that when my computer boots up the screen at first shows half the image and then the full image, i am sure it never used to do this. please see attached(zipped) video.my computer is working fine, but i just want to know what could possibly be causing this problem...
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    Solved old macrium free system image requires activation,

    hi when using macrium free to restore a system image that's older than a few weeks old, windows demands the windows product activation key for activation,which i haven't got because the OS is OEM and therefore has no sticker ,or any documentation containing the product key. the vendor...
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    any suggestions on books about win8 hardware/OS

    hi sorry this maybe OT or not in the right place but this is one of the few places i could think to post this question along time ago i started to read Peter Norton's Inside the PC 7th edition,which i had loaned from the library sent it back and due to work commitments i didn't carry on...
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    Solved problem formatting C drive

    hi, I created a Windows 8 recovery USB exactly as per tutorial. i booted this and selected command prompt, i then tried to format C partition using the following command: format C:/FS:NTFS it asked for volume label so i used VOL C: command and got volume label. i again used the format...
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    Solved problem with BIOS showing no USB so can't restore

    hi, i need to be able to boot from a USB flash drive. i'm trying to do it on an Asus transformer mini laptop come tablet windows 8.1 the BIOS is like nothing i've seen before(please see attached photos) the USB drive option is not visible,there is no way to place it at the top of the boot...
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    How to reset BIOS for new HDD

    Hi, A while ago I tried to put a new HDD in my laptop and got a message saying something a long the lines that the disk wasn't recognised (forgot exact message) I took the computer to my computer repair shop and they installed the HDD I asked them if it would be easy for me to do it and they...
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