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  1. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    I found an interesting article in the Microsoft Support forums, here, and I'd be interested to see if this solves the problem, but the KB numbers linked into it are somewhat old. At the latest, it looks like one of the KB numbers is from July 2016, and one would hope that if the issue is...
  2. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    Slavic, I tried the update download that you linked to, but the system sat there running the program for approximately 11 hours continuously with no results. Question: With a new OS installation, (as I said I'd had a complete OS drive failure and installed on a new drive) I use a couple of...
  3. Silverhand92

    So my Dell laptop

    Depending on how long ago the system was upgraded to W10, there should be an option in 10's System Settings that allows you to roll back to the previous OS. Regarding the reset / refresh process, if you click "Reset" you'll confirm that you want to take the actions on screen. (i.e. reset the...
  4. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    Looks like it was a virus on top of a bad harddrive. My entire system crashed, and I had to install to a new drive. My machine "Tantrum" earns its name yet again. OK, not solved. New drive, reinstalled 8.1 Pro, still having issues. Windows Update is still not working. (It's a new drive. WHAT...
  5. Silverhand92

    Buying laptop, any suggestions?

    I've got my own angle. I'm a Dell Certified Technician, and love their systems for their ease of repair and replacement for components that have any issues. ASUS is a great system line, also. MSI is fantastic. And personally, I'm not a fan of HP, Toshiba, Acer or Lenovo. The short end of the...
  6. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    Results attached. (I'm getting pretty good with Alt+PrintScreen.)
  7. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    Followed your steps as above, attempted to start Windows Update in services, then attempted to run the commands in this command prompt capture. (Yes, I like white text on a blue background. Nicely visible, IMO.) A DLL failure is popping up red flags in my mind. I also downloaded and ran...
  8. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    Slavic, thanks for replying. wuauserv in Task Manager Services shows up as Stopped, and when I click Start on the service, it will not change activity states to "Running" or anything like that. Going into Services, I right-click Windows Update, click properties, set it to Automatic(delayed...
  9. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 Pro - Unable to Update

    As the title says, my OS is unable to update. I've tried a lot of things. I've tried Brink's article from Seven Forums to reset Windows Update, I've tried the MS Update Troubleshooter, I've tried an article I found about using GPEdit to change the Windows Update settings. I'm running out of...
  10. Silverhand92

    Solved Cant Check for updates

    Ran Option 2; Tried Windows Update. "Error Message" still there. Ran Option 3; Tried Windows Update. "Error Message" still there. I'm running out of ideas. HELP!!!
  11. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 won't automatically sleep - what about making my own timer?

    The instructions I had posted above have to do with going into your system's firmware environment, a type of Basic Input/Output System, or BIOS, for short. These settings can be complicated if you're not familiar with them. If this doesn't seem like something you would know how to do, or feel...
  12. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 won't automatically sleep - what about making my own timer?

    OK. So, looking through what you've said, if you've checked the power options and your system still doesn't sleep, I'd say, double-check the following: First up, hit Windows + Q and search for "Power Options" Click on the icon that shows the battery and power connector. Go into "Change Plan...
  13. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 won't automatically sleep - what about making my own timer?

    I see that your system is a desktop. Does it have more than one HDD?
  14. Silverhand92

    Windows 8.1 won't automatically sleep - what about making my own timer?

    Check out the Power Options in the Control Panel, and look for Change Plan Settings. You should be able to set sleep options in there, based on power usage and power conservation.
  15. Silverhand92

    Can I change the log-in/log-out screen from ugly flat colors to a background image?

    Here's a handy tool that I found when I was wanting to customize my lock screen: Lock Screen Customizer - Win.Aero
  16. Silverhand92

    Can't recover password of deceased family member

    Alternatively, you should be able to refresh the OS (Windows 8.1) by restarting the system and using the F10 method to go into Recovery Boot Mode. This will allow you to clear the system and start over, using it like a brand new system with W8.1 on it. Unfortunately, this does mean that you...
  17. Silverhand92

    Solved Request: Windows Defender always active?

    I haven't had another problem with this since doing the GPEdit method. The original issue, and the problem behind it was that a malicious program had been installed that had deactivated my OEM license. Since then, I had disconnected the data cables from all but my main OS drive, reinstalled...
  18. Silverhand92

    Schedule Automatic Check For Updates?

    I want to be able to set my system to check for updates automatically on a schedule, and if possible, install them automatically as well. (I've been told the latter is not possible, but if there's a way, I'm interested in at least knowing how.)
  19. Silverhand92

    Windows Store says "Your Connection is Too Slow"

    I've never had a problem with the Windows Store apps before. The app is Shazam (music identifier). Edit: After some troubleshooting, I can now access the Store's "My Apps" tab, and *see* the apps I have previously had on this system, but I can't install them. Attempting to install Shazam now...
  20. Silverhand92

    Windows Store says "Your Connection is Too Slow"

    Yes, I've tried with no other devices (or other people) using internet. Here is an image of my results on Speedtest.net: My stating earlier was that I can play a game and listen to Youtube at the same time with no issues, but the Windows Store gives me that message that "Your connection is...