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  1. james1st

    still attempting to dual load Win 8 and Ubuntu

    I have made a little progress since my last post. I can load Ubuntu but only from the live disk. I have stopped at that point because I need to know if I now proceed as was normally done with previous Windows O.S. My direct question is this: Do I shorten the partition where Windows 8 resides and...
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    Solved UEFI/Legacy

    Many thanks for the replies, especially to Mystere. Very good input and I agree with you totally about the out-dated information. Even though I have looked at the Linux sites I had not seen anything relative to booting Ubuntu with UEFI. I am most grateful to you for putting me on to this link...
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    Solved "Application Blocked" dialog box on some sites

    I am very sorry for not answering you reply. I thought I had done that. Thank you for answering and yes it was a java problem.
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    Solved UEFI/Legacy

    I am not a happy camper with Windows 8. I am confused with the Legacy and the UEFI boot methods. The reason I am confused I think, is because I read to darn much on the Internet. One bit of confusion is with respect to changing from UEFI to Legacy. It would appear from some comments that if I...
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    Solved "Application Blocked" dialog box on some sites

    I have a couple of crossword puzzle sites that I have used for a long time that have just been blocked. The message looks like this: Application Blocked Application Blocked by Security Settings Name: Crossword From: http:// ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Your security settings have...
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    Solved Thinking of going back to Windows 7

    Hey, great responses from you all. I will certainly have a go at those suggestions, Have to admit I'm over my angry spell. The thing that sent me over the top was that I couldn't slap a cd-rom in and load it. I suppose there are different BIOS for the various machines, and the information I...
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    Solved Thinking of going back to Windows 7

    I am totally fed up with Windows 8. This is my computer. I bought it, I paid for it. I tried Windows 8 for two months now, and it gets worse each day. So anyone have some suggestions on installing Windows 7 on mu computer? I will have to buy Windows 7 and install it and I just want any advice to...
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    How do you find the applications?

    Hi everybody, I have problems running Skype from Windows 8. I can't seem to find any options or adjustments for the program. I was hoping to find some type of an adjustment relative to the video transmissions. When I Skype with my son he cannot see my video if I use Windows 8. If I use Windows...
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    Windows 8 Partition Display

    Thank you for the replies... As I understand it then, the only partition that I might alter would be the C: partition. With respect to the "Secure Boot" item, there are a number of reasons for wanting to be able to boot up from a cd/dvd disk. For example I want to boot up a gparted disk to...
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    Windows 8 Partition Display

    I am coming off Linux op system and am a bit lost. My latest endeavor is understanding the Windows 8 partitions. I have a Dell Inspiron 5721, 8 GB memory, 1 TB hard disk, with Windows 8 O.S. Looking at the partition display, I see the disk is divided into five partitions. Now, here is where I...
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    Solved How to change the BIOS boot order?

    All right! I got it, (at last):dinesh: Many thanks for the help in getting me there. I will mark this thread as solved.
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    Solved How to change the BIOS boot order?

    This all started when the OS recommended that I make a backup recovery disk. So I made a usb recovery and couldn't load it. Then I made a dvd recovery and couldn't load that. So that's where I stand now, but I am getting smarter by the minute. I really am enjoying Windows 8. It is a whle new...
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    Solved How to change the BIOS boot order?

    Update... I found that there is another key, the “f12” key which seems to be where the boot order might be changed. Unfortunately, I don't understand it and I am chicken to just do things without knowing what the results might be. Anyway this is what pops up when f12 is pressed during...
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    Solved How to change the BIOS boot order?

    Thanks for the quick replies. I have no problem accessing BIOS. On my laptop it is the as it has always been... that is press f2 while starting. But once in BIOS, there is no choice for arranging the boot order.
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    Solved How to change the BIOS boot order?

    I have read many of the posts here on this subject. I have Googled and read many inputs on how to solve this problem. None of these have worked for me. Here are some of my system specs: As so many others have written, I can't change the boot-up order which means at this time, I can only boot...
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    Solved Start-up language selection

    A sincere thank you for those quick replies. I think I have it straightened out now. Seems I got a bit confused along the way. I mark this thread as solved. Have a super day!
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    Solved Start-up language selection

    Hello all, I have just started using Windows 8 and like it very much. :D I do have one very small problem.I have dual language, English and Hebrew. When the program initiates the language selection comes up in Hebrew. I would prefer it to initialize in English. I haven't been able to determine...
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