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    Upgrade From 8 to 8.1 Won't Install

    Thanks for the reply, I gave that a go and it still wouldn't go through. I found out that the laptop is under warranty so I let Lenovo deal with it. Windows RT and the update process through the store were terrible ideas.
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    Upgrade From 8 to 8.1 Won't Install

    I have been given this Lenovo Yoga 11 laptop running Windows 8 RT to be upgraded to 8.1 RT. Every time I download the 8.1 update from the Windows Store it gets to 'Checking Compatibility' and then displays this error. Couldn't install Windows RT 8.1 You need to install one or more updates to...
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    8.1 Shut Down Questions

    Thanks for replies, I'll give the suggestions a go. So basically all button's which say Shut Down are lying! I just wanted to check, do I need still need to set 'powercfg -h off' if I have already unticked fast startup? All this just to shut down a computer, boy what has happened to the world?!
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    8.1 Shut Down Questions

    Because this feature caused a crash in one of my devices so severe it had to be physically replaced and I want to ensure this is not a factor in the future. Microsoft had made it very ambiguous as to which shut down button actually shuts the machine down. Saying shut down when it's actually...
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    8.1 Shut Down Questions

    I am running 8.1 Update 1 and want to system to fully shutdown every time. I have already unticked 'turn on fast startup'. Do I also have to disable hibernation using the 'powercfg -h off' command? Ideally I want the hiberfil.sys gone. There is also the issue of different button's doing...
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    Black Screen & Pointer When Booting Windows Recovery USB

    Reading on here I have just found the EXACT set of circumstances which lead to my issue. http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/45416-windows-8-1-black-screen-after-installing-update.html That member installed two updates exactly as how I did and ended up with exactly the same problem. The...
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    Black Screen & Pointer When Booting Windows Recovery USB

    I used the ,ro command and have managed to mount the partion. I can now browse the WINDOWS directory freely and even open my files and copy them. As of yet I haven't found out how to mount the drive read/write. Reading into this more I have found out that the issue might be Windows Fast Boot...
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    Black Screen & Pointer When Booting Windows Recovery USB

    OK I have managed to boot Ubuntu 14.04 from a Live USB and everything (touch, wifi, screen etc) is all functioning. It's looking less like a hardware failure and more like driver / corruption if everything works in Ubuntu. It's now clear bootable Linux based stuff is working, WinPE stuff isn't...
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    Black Screen & Pointer When Booting Windows Recovery USB

    It is utter madness that you cannot use one Surface to recover another but thats apparently how MS have done it. The Surface box needs a huge sticker on it saying if you didn't make a USB recovery, your stuffed! Also if Windows won't boot at all, your stuffed! I have different USB's but as I...
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    Black Screen & Pointer When Booting Windows Recovery USB

    I tried another recovery USB made on a Surface Pro, it did not boot because apparently they are hard keyed to only the Surface it was made on (OEM 8.1 cannot recover anything else). Looking in the file structure this isn't a whole lot different from a Surface recovery USB and a recovery from...
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    Black Screen & Pointer When Booting Windows Recovery USB

    Thank you for the reply, The recovery USB I am using was made from a laptop running retail Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and it approx 700MB in size. Yes I am using it on a Surface Pro, to boot from USB I hold down the volume key and power key. It reads the USB and goes into it but then the screen goes...
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    Surface Pro will not boot

    I cannot boot into anything so all those suggestions cannot be done. I need to get into the recovery menu and eveything I have tried has failed.
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    Black Screen & Pointer When Booting Windows Recovery USB

    I'm trying to boot from the bios into a Windows 8.1 Recovery USB. When it loads it just goes to a black screen with moveable mouse pointer and will sit like that endlessly. However when I boot with an Acronis USB for example everything comes up on screen fine. Can someone explain why this is...
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    Surface Pro will not boot

    Hello, I'm having a issue which is complicated and would really appreciate some help. I have a Surface Pro which hard froze during a windows update and now will not boot at all. It just sits at the 'Surface' logo when you turn it on with the loading circles. I didn't have a USB recovery key...
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    Welcome to Eight Forums [2]

    Hi everyone, just registered, really informative forum you have here! On a side note, I can't seem to access my Inbox. Is that because my account hasn't been fully activated yet?
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    Microsoft patches XP after support ends for XP

    I thought that maybe after the whole contracted support period ends (lets say a couple of years from now) they might bundle up every patch they made for the government and release it publically. I know its a bit ideological but it would only serve to strengthen the security of the internet as a...
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    Microsoft patches XP after support ends for XP

    The UK government made a deal with MS for private XP extended support for millions of public service computers. I wonder if those fixes and updates would ever one day end up available to the public. Because it seems a waste to keep updating and patching an OS that the majority can't benefit from.
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