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    Trying to install linux on win 8.1 machine

    Have an older Samsung 900X1B netbook and wanted to update it with Kubuntu linux. Enabled legacy and uefi settings and set the the boot device to either external dvd drive or boot usb but it just keeps booting into Win 8.1. There must be some other setting I need to change but can't figure it out.
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    Can't import .csv file in Win 8.1

    Can't install .csv file into firefox with windows 8.1. Tried the "about:config" change to "true" setting but still doesn't work. Noticed the same issue with linux as well. Is there a way of fixing this with some kind of system file hack?
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    Where can I find the latest Win 8.1 updates

    For some reason, whenever I try downloading and installing updates within win 8.1 it just fails. Is there a way to find the ones I need and install them manually?
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    Can't find video controller driver

    I've installed Win 8.1 32-bit on an older Dell Latitude D630. I works fine but needs the video controller. Can't seem to find it anywhere. Anyone know where I can get it? The info for it is below. tHANKS. ven_8086dev_2a03subsys_01f91028&rev_0c Service Tag:hb4cfi
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    Icon size in file manager?

    I've never understood why newer versions of Windows gives you the option to select different icon sizes in the file manager but defaults to a list or details. I see there's a fix now for Win 10, is there one for Win 8.1?
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    Can't get DVD burner to work

    I'm using Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit. My dvd burner was working fine and still plays fine, just can't burn. Keep getting the following error which is caused by the drive trying to read the disk rather than burning it. Tried the online fix of setting the process prioity, which is a pain to use and didn't...
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    Some Win 8.1 Pro questions

    Recently upgraded to Win 8.1 Pro from Win XP SP1. Why are there like 3 download folders in this newer distro. There's one in "C:\Users\Admin1\Desktop\Downloads". Another one in the Documents and Settings folder which I can't even access and another one with a blue down arrow. And how do you set...
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    Monitor flicker

    Installed Win 8.1 Pro on an old Dell Optiplex 755 Core2Duo. I wanted to use an older Viewsonic Pro 25" CRT monitor but notice a slight flicker and it reboots sometimes. It defaulted to 75Hz where my old Dell 4600 running Win XP ran at 60Hz and never fickered. Is there a fix for this?
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    Looking for a Win 8.1 mobile manual

    Have a tablet with Win 8.1 mobile installed. Can figure out certain things like how to get out of full screen and such. Is there a manual for this version of Windows? Thanks.
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    Forum for Windows 10

    Is there going to be one of these forums for Windows 10? The forum setup by MS isn't very good.
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    Win 8.1 Pro keeps telling me I need .NET Framework 4.5

    Tried it. Still getting that annoying error message. I can't believe how bad Windows 8 and 8.1 are. Think I might just go back to Windows 7 and never upgrade again. I can see why Dell is offering new machines with Win7 installed.
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    Win 8.1 Pro keeps telling me I need .NET Framework 4.5

    Tried that. Didn't work.
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    Win 8.1 Pro keeps telling me I need .NET Framework 4.5

    Everytime I bootup Windows 8.1, I get an error window telling me that one of my appz needs .NET Framework 4.5 in order to work properly. When I try installing it, I get the following message: "1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is already a part of this operating system. You do not need to install...
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    How do you setup a dialup connection in Win 8.1 Pro

    Anyone know how to set up a dialup or DUN connection in Windows 8.1? Thanks.
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    Looking for some memory stick drivers

    I don't use DriverGuide anymore. They require a download installer for free downloads and those things just load up your system with a lot of crap like games and "mega deals".
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    How do I get back the WinXP and Win7 Menu bar

    I'll give them a try. There's always been this issue since Vista of icons in a folder being displayed in "list" format. Even when you selected small or large icons, the setting never lasted. Was that ever resolved? It was never a problem in WinXP.
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    Looking for some memory stick drivers

    I have an HP Pavilion F755US laptop that I installed Win 8.1 Pro on. Everything is working well except I have some yellow question marks by 2 Base System Devices and one Coprocessor. Haven't been able to find the drivers for them. Anyone got a good source. Thanks. Base System...
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    How do I get back the WinXP and Win7 Menu bar

    I really don't care for this graphical drop down menu bar in Win8.1. Is it possible to get the old menu bar back? Thanks.
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    Solved How do I get rid of watermark

    Nope. I can see why Microsoft is calling itself a "hardware and services" company now.
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    Solved How do I get rid of watermark

    "Windows 8.1 Pro".