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    Cannot use "CMD" in 8.1 using Microsoft account

    I've been fiddling with this 8.1 tablet for days and haven' turned on my Win10 machine so haven't gotten threshold 2 yet. Just interested, did you make a local account to see if cmd would work using it? I'll update my 10 machine today but if what you say is true I'm going to do a backup first.
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    Cannot use "CMD" in 8.1 using Microsoft account

    I tried the solution in that thread with no results. I don't have syswow64 as this is 32 bit Win8.1 with 32 bit uefi. I'll just have to put a little effort into learning powershell. Thanks again for all your suggestions. If you happen to get a brainstorm regarding this in the future let me know.
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    Cannot use "CMD" in 8.1 using Microsoft account

    I'm "powershell" challenged Many thanks to you for taking your time to help me. I was able to get into powershell using my Microsoft account. I just didn't know what to do once I got into it. I can only do the most basic stuff using CMD and powershell is a completely gray area for me. I...
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    Cannot use "CMD" in 8.1 using Microsoft account

    Absolutely nothing No matter where I try to access cmd, whether normally or as administrator, I get UAC and then nothing-no error no window of any kind. (except from run which I get nothing, not even UAC) Nothing is being logged in event viewer that I can tell. I even tried adding another...
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    Cannot use "CMD" in 8.1 using Microsoft account

    I've got an issue with a Dell Latitude 10 tablet running 8.1. I bought the tablet used and everything else runs as it should except for this one weird issue.. It was running 8 originally. Since I use a Microsoft account on all my other devices I set that account on the tablet making sure I had...
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    Solved A Partitioning Mess

    I installed build 10162.
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    Solved A Partitioning Mess

    Another note for anyone finding this thread-I went ahead upgraded my WIn7 to the WIn10 preview to see what my partitions would look like. Sure enough WIn10 made another partition as seen in this screenshot. In the end it seems making the system reserved partition plenty large did not make a...
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    Solved A Partitioning Mess

    Thank you so much TopGundcp! Your instructions were very easy to understand. For anyone else who might read this post I want to add one thing. For some reason EasyBCD did not make the newly created Z: partition as active so at first the system did not boot. I don't know why. It was just a...
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    Solved A Partitioning Mess

    Here you go!
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    Solved A Partitioning Mess

    But what about the 450mb partition?? One more question. Thank you for taking the time to respond. I've read a lot on the web and understand that since my boot files reside on the Win7 partition I'm good in relation to being able to boot okand I suppose that once I upgrade that Win10 will retain...
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    Solved A Partitioning Mess

    For some unknown reason I decided to mess with my partitioning arrangement in preparation of the upcoming Windows 10 release. Using my backups my goal was to have Windows 7 on the first 500gb partition and Windows 8.1 on the second 430gb partition. Once Windows 7 upgraded to Windows 10 I...
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    Multitudes of problems installing 8 under UEFI

    Forgot to say Sorry, I forget to say that each attempt gives me the same response "start pxe boot over IPV 4" then "no bootable device'. In bios under boot option the last boot option on the list is LAN. I can find no way of disabling it as a boot choice.
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    Multitudes of problems installing 8 under UEFI

    Try to get my response to all in one reply To theog & Saltgrass & genet- Yes, the laptop came preinstalled from Toshiba with Windows 8. I have a copy of Windows 8 installation media which I downloaded in iso. I can successfully use this iso burned to a dvd so the data is not corrupt. I used...
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    Multitudes of problems installing 8 under UEFI

    After trying everything I know and could find I'm crying "uncle" and posting here. I have my first Windows 8 UEFI laptop with a crashed hard drive. Naturally my customer did not make his recovery disks nor make record of his product key. I have no less than 6 times made a UEFI bootable usb to...
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    Downloading photos

    Photo Viewer Solved this for Me Both my husband & I upgraded to Windows 8. He screamed to high heaven about not being able to deal with his photos. Since we both use Start8 and boot directly to the desktop I downloaded Windows Live Essentials. We use its Photo Viewer to deal with our photos...
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    Solved Windows 8 will not boot with out the DVD

    Personally, if it were me, I would try another hard drive. You've had several indications that something is not quite kosher with the hard drive (a windows warning, can't feel or hear the drive spinning, could not format). As far as the disk being "reconditioned" that might be the reason...
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    Solved Thinking of going back to Windows 7

    Some simple tweaking and you can have Win8 looking and acting almost identical to Win7. I had a new laptop come in this week that the owner just hated and he was completely lost. I added Stardock's Start8 & tweaked it so it would boot straight to the desktop with automatic logon. Now there is...
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    Newbie needs answers to what are probably stupid questions

    You are a gentleman of the highest order, Sir! I know I asked a lot of questions for one post but I wanted to make sure I had the flow of things correct in my mind. You have given me very insightful answers to my questions in a language I can understand. I have read and read and not gotten...
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    Newbie needs answers to what are probably stupid questions

    Hello, I really don't know where to start. I have read extensively on virtualization but the more I read the more confused I get. Please bear with me as I'm sure you will think my questions are quite stupid & I'm sorry but I have a lot of them. I have 2 PC's both running dual boot setups...
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    Windows 7 deletes Windows 8 restore Points

    7 Hours of Working with MS-no fix After multiple attempts I finally got someone with MS technical support. It ended up being escalated after trying many different things.I have cauliflower ear from being on the phone so long. My poor old computer has been restarted so many times it was on the...
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