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  1. TanyaC

    System loses network/internet connectivity, blank screens

    Hi, My brother has a Win 8 Pro PC with an ASRock Extreme 4, GTX 570SC, 650W PSU, 16GB RAM (2133), running two monitors @ 1920x1080. I built this system for him about a year ago. He has a 120gb SSD too and a DVD burner. A few weeks ago the system started disconnecting from the Internet and his...
  2. TanyaC

    Screens go into standby, PC might be hanging

    Hi, My brother Has windows 8 pro with a SSD, 2 monitors and a GTX-570. He has 16GB of RAM and a ASRock motherboard. All of these parts are less than 12 months old. At random intervals both of the screens will simultaneously go into standby and the computer appears to freeze (music playing will...
  3. TanyaC

    Cannot install games - need administrator privileges

    I thought I had finally gotten my sons computer going. Except for a number of everyday applications that require authorization to open everytime, like Winrar. But no so. My son has a significant investment in games. 1. One game, Sim City 4, wont install because it says "You need administrator...
  4. TanyaC

    Solved permissions, UAC and administrator nightmares

    Hi, I am setting up a windows 8 installation for my son. He wants to be able to use the new start menu, as well as desktop. I am having a nightmare trying to get things installed and running. I get Access denied errors, UAC nags and so on. I have set his account up as an administrator, but...
  5. TanyaC

    Installing Windows 8 on SSD and move that SSD to a new PC

    Hi, My son has had me purchase a copy of Windows 8 for him (I really tried to talk him out of it, but he really wanted it, go figure :shock:). I have a PC with the same model/brand mobo he has. I have a 120gb SSD which is his. His PC has a 1.5TB spinner and a different brand and amount of...
  6. TanyaC

    Solved Change background without changing color scheme

    Windows 8 has this irritating behaviour that makes it change the color scheme of all windows to one of the minor colors in the background. Now don't get me wrong, I like pink, but when my background has a couple of pink flowers in an otherwise green background, I end up with a high intensity...
  7. TanyaC

    Integration with social networking, Windows Live and Cloud Computing.

    I've just started playing around with W8 CP. I'm trying to hard to give it a fair go and to even force myself to like it long enough to do it justice, but I fear I'm losing the battle. One of the things that I'm curious about is the integration of various technologies. I don't use [anti]social...