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  1. davehc

    Windows 8.1 fail to resume from hibernate or "fast start".

    Not a lot of help (to me!). But, the message and problem is usually triggered by an incompatible, or out of date, software item. Acronis is often a guilty party in this??
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    Windows 8.1 fail to resume from hibernate or "fast start".

    This may help (?) Some older Dell models had this problem. No remedy seemed to be available. Only recently, Dell have come up with a solution. There is now a Bios update for the particular model (Latitude E6510). After applying the update, the bios has to be set back to factory default...
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    Windows 10 Free for Windows 8 Users

    I don't think MS dare. It would be a low blow for the more speculative buyers using Windows 7, who waited, saw the complaints, and decided to wait for the next OS.
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    Solved Trouble getting USB items to show up/function on a new PC

    For the external HD, have you tried right clicking it in Disk management - Change drive letter and paths, and then adding a drive letter at the prompt?
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    windows defender

    Unless you hace altered any of the defaults, it should be on already. But if you have installed any third party anti Virus programs, many automatically turn it off. Open Defender. You can do this from the Control Panel. Click Settings and it should show you that Defender is running in "Real"...
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    The Pedant or "English as she is Spoke" and correcting it

    Like most schoolchildren at the time I went to school, I was forced, on the curriculum, to read and study Shakespeare. Even up to the age of 17, I could not comprehend many of the constructed sentences in his (?) works. That remains to this day. I saw no point then, and I see no point now, in...
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    The Pedant or "English as she is Spoke" and correcting it

    As a stranger in a foreign land (Denmark) I would like to add one further comment. English is, without doubt, widely spoken over the whole globe. Even quite uneducated people can make themselves understood in the language. It can be abused, misused in the widest sense, and still, up to a point...
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    Performing Clean Install Upgrade on Windows 8 Dell Laptop

    Just wanted to add. I have, on a couple of my Dells, taken the plunge and totaled all the Dell partitions. I don't think there is a likelihood of ever needing the factory restore, as I am well backed up. But. It could be useful in the event of you needing to sell your computer. I followed this...
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    The Pedant or "English as she is Spoke" and correcting it

    Or gotten to got - lol Or "you're speaking of" to "of which we speak" Let's close this thread!!!!!!!!! (Don't examine my posts to closely !!!)
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    Performing Clean Install Upgrade on Windows 8 Dell Laptop

    Fair comment. I now have quite a few Dells in the family. As I just said in another thread, I was a little bold when I first encountered the UEFI, and the Dell partitions. I screwed up badly with the first two, by going ahead with what you are proposing. Luckily, my son is a Dell road...
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    The Pedant or "English as she is Spoke" and correcting it

    Reminds me of an old RAF joke, allegedly true. A Group Captain, of a reputed pedant nature, drafted a memo regarding station polices in the future, and passed it down the line to his number 2 Squadron Leader. The Squadron leader wrote at the bottom, being totally uninterested, "I concur", and...
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    Performing Clean Install Upgrade on Windows 8 Dell Laptop

    As you still have the partitions intact, have you tried the option to restore to factory settings? Remove any external drives and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop. Press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear. You really have to thump the F8 fast! 'Repair Your...
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    The Pedant or "English as she is Spoke" and correcting it

    I am English, although living outside the UK. I do try and keep the language correct. But, a combination of fat fingers, bad , or no, typing skilss and a little old age thrown in, I do make mistakes. Often I write in haste, for no apparent reason, I do not heed the spelling corrector and so...
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    Title Bar Text Messed Up - Can't Change Font Size

    This is what I have Unchecked (Nothing available) and checked
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    Title Bar Text Messed Up - Can't Change Font Size

    I see in your picture, that you do not have the the small box checked "Let me choose....etc"?? Unless that is marked, you will not have access to the lists.
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    Solved Partitioning UEFI enabled system for clean install

    I would like to step in, briefly. When I first encountered the UEFI system, an factory installed computers (Dell, as it happens, but similar to your partition setup), I was unaware of some of the consequences of attempting to change the oartitions. As a result, I ruined to afctory restore...
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    Is windows 8.1 free with windows 8

    If you have a legit copy of Windows 8, then 8.1 is free via an update.
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    Am I the only exception or are there others?

    No problems. In fact, as I posted elsewhere, I often have difficulty recreating a problem, in order to offer help!!
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    8.1 cant see wireless printer

    I have a couple of oldies on my lan, I have been 100% successful by using the standard method: Control Panel - devices and printers - Add a printer Then "The printer I want isnt listed" Then "Add a local printer..etc" Then, if the printer is not in my list, I then apply the "Windows update "...
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