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    CPU-Z recognizes 8gb of ram, but SYSTEM only recognizing 4gb

    If your CPU is 64-bit, you definitely should install x64 OS. Check the first tab on CPU-Z.
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    Win 8.1 start up problem

    It was possible if you have set to install Windows updates automatically. It would be better to set "Check for updates but let me choose..." and uncheck "Give me recommended updates...". With these settings, you will be notified as soon as updates arrive, but the decision whether to install or...
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    Win 8.1 start up problem

    Technically, nobody can force you to upgrade from 8 to 8.1. But the drawback is that the official support of 8 ended in 2016.
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    Win 8.1 start up problem

    From my (maybe not very extensive) experience, update from Windows 8 to 8.1 using the installer from MS Store does not always go smoothly. Sometimes after the update may occur the problems with not fully compatible programs, drivers or old settings, like faults in the Task Scheduler. I suggest...
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    Windows 8 Recovery Error

    Hello, a lost soul :) It seems that you need to make another bootable USB drive with WinRE for OS installed on your PC. Please recall exactly the version of OS on your laptop (e.g. 8.0 or 8.1) and whether it was 32- or 64-bit. Then try to find any accessible PC with the same OS, take a USB...
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    Solved Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    Oh... One answer to two questions and one advice is something, but still not too much... 3) Please look at the file CBS.log and check which DLLs were fixed and which weren't. You can guess that fixing them will be the next step of your (long?) work...
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    Solved Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    Please try to add more info when possible: 1) Have you noticed something unusual in the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)? 2) Which update-related errors have you seen in the Event Viewer? This DLL error should be fixed ASAP, unfortunately, here is no info about its name. Maybe it can be found...
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    Saving Freeze up

    Maybe a problem is with storage or you use over-zealous antivirus? Try to boot in the Safe Mode with network and check the same. msconfig.exe -> Safe boot + Network; disable all non-MS services (hide all MS, disable all remained) -> OK, restart.
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    Solved Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    You gave some clues, but the whole picture is not fully clear yet. First of all, the last lines in WindowsUpdate.log show that "wuauserv is disabled". This is a critical error, because this service should never be disabled in normal situation. You also noted that your attempts to change the...
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    How to reinstate WinMail onto Windows 8 or Windows 10

    Hello enedeavor, I haven't explained the bug with progress panel in details, sorry. This is how you can see it: Open the Windows Mail and after it finished to check the last mails, double-click on the right message on the status bar (let's assume that it shows "No new messages"). You will see...
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    Solved Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    You forgot to note that the service Windows Update (wuauserv) is running on your PC either because of autostart or when you start it manually in the Services and it is visible in the Task Manager in the list of Windows processes among the processes running by Service Host: Local System. (Sorry...
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    How to reinstate WinMail onto Windows 8 or Windows 10

    Hello endeavor, and thank you for supporting this mail client, here and on Seven forum! In fact, the most of requirements and operations are similar to Seven or exactly the same; I restored WinMail in Windows 8.1 the same way as I have done it several years ago in Windows 7, it worked almost...