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    Ethernet Unidentified, Limited

    Me Too! This is a good forum Jim, really like the layout!
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    Ethernet Unidentified, Limited

    Thanks Jim! I finally took a good look at all the available Ethernet Drivers on HP Page and installed the newest one and it worked. Usually I find Microsoft does a good job at Ethernet Drivers but not in this case, live and learn. Thanks, Stealth
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    Ethernet Unidentified, Limited

    On Clean Install even after installing Service Stack and Rollup, and now Downloading and Installing all the updates, I get "Ethernet Unidentified, Limited" I tried another port in my router but get the same thing. All my other computers work fine on it also. The cable is a known good one but...
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    KB4018355

    mrjimphelps, thanks for the reply!!!
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    KB4018355

    Why am I getting Updates that were last updated on 4/6/2018? 1. I'm also considering turning Off Updates for Office 2007 all together so that MS won't bugger it all up now that it is not supported. Any advice on doing that please? To top it all off, the Hashes don't match! Well, I see now...
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    Solved New 8.1 Image Update Issues

    Sorry, false alarm. I'm all good now.
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    Solved New 8.1 Image Update Issues

    I had a Retail Image of 8.1 from 3/25/17, or just the Image from the offcial download. It required to install the 2015 Windows8.1-KB3021910-x64.msu. And then Windows8.1-KB3172614-x64.msu to get updates going. But just downloaded a new Image last night and used the same proceedure, but now the...
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    Sysprep Won't Update - Activate

    Can someone tell me if I should Turn Off Fast Startup when ready to Image with Sysprep?
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    Sysprep Won't Update - Activate

    Okay guys, a google search has provided enough for me to get to where I want to be...thanks. I'm still open to any suggestions but at this point I think I will just boot normally through OOBE and create a Temporary User account, Update, Image, and then just create new account and delete the...
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    Sysprep Won't Update - Activate

    I'm trying to make myself a Sysprep Image to Deploy to various computers. A very general one, nothing installed and no settings changes. I've done this with Windows 7 a few times but now running into a few problems. 1. I'm using a Retail Image on a Verified Windows 8 machine. 2. Got into...
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    Determine Product Key Type

    That's awesome! Been real busy, will post back with my findings, though most probably know what the outcome will be. I've been using Produkey.
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    Determine Product Key Type

    Thanks KYHI, that was my next move, though I hate installing to much junk on my pc, hope it is Portable. I've used it before but forget the Deets. Thanks for the reminder though, as I would forget some of these things if I weren't reminded!
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    Determine Product Key Type

    I'm sorry Bat 1, I didn't think it mattered. I only want to know if there is a way to tell what kind of Key it is, to avoid installing the wrong OS. I guess I should just assume it was Regular Windows 8? It has a Windows 8 Sticker on the back. If it was a Windows 8 Pro it would say that...
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    Determine Product Key Type

    I have a Windows 8 pc I got used and did not have an OS on it. I installed Windows 7 Pro on it and am thinking of Dual Booting with Windows 8.1. I got the Windows 8 Key with Produkey and from a Linux Live Session. They both match and I believe them to be correct. What I would like to know...
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    Clean Install - Windows 8

    I agree Mooly, 6hrs is pretty good. I think I could have done this one faster, but had a few issues along the way. The 6hr one was with AMD A8-4550M and an SSD on a laptop. This install seems to be going well, will report back, fingers crossed, no help from ms that's for sure. I need to...
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    Clean Install - Windows 8

    Thanks for the quick reply Brink, sorry to be so frustrated but MS is driving me crazy. I did get it figured out and will post back as to my Install Time. Last one was about 6hrs, and the OEM's are taking about 7:40hrs and average to good equiptment, does this sound correct to you? I have a...
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    Flash BIOS with no Bootable OS and possible corrupt BIOS

    I will use that link in the future TrustMe. I know most of the info here is good so will bookmark that one. I was able to get things going without the BIOS Flash so if every thing works well from here on out will leave it alone. I may Flash the BIOS once the OS is fully installed, and is...
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    Clean Install - Windows 8

    How is it possible that there is not one mention of how to get Updates Installed in this Tutorial? This would be the biggest challenge to "Clean Install Windows 8" Please, I'm just trying to find out if there is a faster way to do this. My current way involves about 6hrs of Service Stacks and...
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    Flash BIOS with no Bootable OS and possible corrupt BIOS

    This machine was Really messed up, would not boot anything. Tried booting linux to get some files off machine but could not do so after multiple multiple attempts. Minitool Power Data Recovery would not even recognise the Drive. Now, I still can't get it to boot using the attempts below. 1...
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    Backup Utilities for GPT

    What is all the talk about GPT being harder to Backup or Create an Image? I see that even Macrium Reflect Free supports this. Need to backup my Windows 8.1 asap!!!