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About to uninstall 8 and put Windows 7 on computer


Roddrick7

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#1
I've kinda had it with this OS. I thought I would upgrade from Vista to 8 but am finding that was a mistake so far. Windows 8 seems to be very fast with the internet and I've figured out how to get around in it over the past week but I'm frustrated with not being able to do the things I want to do with it.

I use my computer to play DVD movies for the kids, surf the web, use Excel, Word, other programs to make signs and fliers for work, open files, PLAY GAMES, etc. I can't do the more important things like play DVDs for the kids or play games. It wont play DVDs even after I downloaded and installed VLC Player. I've tried to play EVE online and it just freezes up with that even after I've completely turned off Windows Defender. I tried downloading and playing a few other online games from Steam but they just crash my computer.

I ordered a new video card and will install that hoping to fix some of these problems but I'm not happy at all with 8 so far.

I don't have a problem with no Start button or using the Metro app setup. I do have a problem with the computer not doing what it used to. I understand the reason for not including a dvd playback device but there should be an app for it or something. Posts on other forums complain that even Media Center won't play DVDs even after it was bought from the app store. I know the new wave is to pay for a movie and have it streamed in online but what about the dvd collections most of us have?

I've installed all the updates I can find and nothing helps. I'm not complaining as much as I'm looking for help and advice on how to get this system doing what I want. Thanks for any input.

Rod
 
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    Widows 8
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    PC/Desktop
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    AMD
    CPU
    AMD 9750
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    4 gig
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SpyderBite

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#2
I'm able to do all of those activities you are having issues with. In fact my windows 8 machine is my primary computer for gaming and video.

Have you:

1. Updated all your hardware drivers to the windows 8 versions?
2. Try a clean install. Aka. Wipe the drive and install windows 8?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Professional
    Computer type
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    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware m14x
    CPU
    I7
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    FireFox
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Roddrick7

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#3
I upgraded from a Vista installation, choosing to keep personal files and folders. I can move those over to an external HD and re-install I suppose. I think I saw a file in the Settings area to reinstall 8. I don't want to wipe the HD cause I only have an Upgrade version, not a full install disk. Don't wanna have to dig out the old Windows 3.1 install disks either, lol.

If you play games, have you been able to download from Steam and run them? I tried that last night with Fortress or something and when I tried to run it, it simply crashed the computer.
Rod
 

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  • OS
    Widows 8
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    AMD
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    AMD 9750
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    AMD
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    4 gig
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    Onboard ATI 3000
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    Windows Security Essentials Defender

azasadny

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#4
Rod,
Do the clean install as I'm doing the same things you are and I'm not having any issues. Don't give up yet...
 

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    Win 10 Pro 64bit
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    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
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    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
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    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
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    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
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    Corsair M65 wired
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#5

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
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    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
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    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
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    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
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    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
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    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
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    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Windows Defender
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azasadny

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#6
Yes, I had many, many issues when I tried the upgrade and dual boot, but now I'm running after a clean install and no issues at all...
 

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    Win 10 Pro 64bit
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    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
    CPU
    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
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    GeForce GTX 980ti SC ACS 6GB DDR5 by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Corsair SP2500 speakers and subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27EA33 [Monitor] (27.2"vis) HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (system drive)
    WD 6TB Red NAS hard drives x 2 in Storage Spaces (redundancy)
    PSU
    Corsair 750ax fully modular power supply with sleeved cables
    Case
    Corsair Air 540 with 7 x 140mm fans on front, rear and top panels
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT liquid cooled CPU with 4 x 140" Corsair SP "push-pull" and 3 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Z illuminated keyboard
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    Corsair M65 wired
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    85MBps DSL
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    Chrome and Edge
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znod

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#7
I've kinda had it with this OS. I thought I would upgrade from Vista to 8 but am finding that was a mistake so far. Windows 8 seems to be very fast with the internet and I've figured out how to get around in it over the past week but I'm frustrated with not being able to do the things I want to do with it.
You should be able to do essentially everything from the Windows 8 desktop (e.g., install a browser other than IE on the desktop or use IE exclusively from the desktop) that you could do from your prior setup--well, except for play DVD's. If you can get something that will work for your DVD's, then just forget using the metro start screen (except if absolutely necessary), and focus all attention on the desktop. Unless you simply can't do otherwise, start everything you want to do from the desktop. What are some of the other things you want to do and can't. Maybe you don't need to reinstall.

Also, if you decide to reinstall, for simplicity, you could do a refresh.

Refresh Your PC in Win8—Attempts to solve system problems by replacing system files without affecting user data files. Such files still should be backed up off computer. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided on desktop. Your personalization settings will be maintained. System settings will be set to defaults. A Windows.old folder will be created at C:. You can delete it once you have everything you want from it--Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8.
 
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
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    EVGA 570 SC
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    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
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    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
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    Cooler Master 932 HAF
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    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
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    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
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    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner

Roddrick7

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#8
Cool! Thanks for the help. I found a section under settings (?), that allowed me to remove all my old files from my "old" computer to a "new" computer, i.e. my external HD. It named itself something like Windows Files from Old Computer. Looks like all I have to do is "recover" the C: drive with a wipe and reinstall clean Windows 8. I'll try that. So far, the computer works and I got the VLC to play movies (not sure how). I think my biggest problem is upgrading the video from onboard ATI 3000 to GeForce 560i GT. I checked the performance of my computer at some microsoft site and it scored in the 6.9 out of possible 9.9 range on everything except the video card. I'm going to upgrade the bios as well.

I don't mind using the Metro side of the computer and I've gotten used to the speed. If I can get it so it plays dvds and games pretty well, I'll be an advocate of the OS.

Rod
 

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System One

  • OS
    Widows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    AMD 9750
    Motherboard
    AMD
    Memory
    4 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI 3000
    Browser
    Explorer
    Antivirus
    Windows Security Essentials Defender

Coke Robot

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#9
I've never seen Windows 8 not play a DVD...even with VLC player installed. That is odd.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
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    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
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    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
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    Microsoft Touch Mouse
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

kmint

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#11
I always install the video and audio codec pack named CCCP. It has always helped to play every kind of audio and video file.

In case you may be interested here goes the link. It's free and reliable. Lots of people use it.

CCCP - Combined Community Codec Pack (yellow button to the left)

Be patient. Windows 8 is a pain but when under control and everything solved, it is better than Windows 7.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
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    Laptop
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    Asus X501A
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    Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X501A1 (SOCKET 0)
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    4 GB RAM
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    Intel HD Graphics
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    1366x768 Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics
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    298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200BPVT-80JJ5T0 (SATA)
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    Always touchpad with Asus' Smart Gestures
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znod

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#12
You have to format your local disk c:
No need to format. A refresh is really all that is needed. A reset (and a clean install) will format, but that is not really needed if one simply wants to replace all system files and retain essentially nothing but data.
 
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
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    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
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    Gateway
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    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
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    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
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    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
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Roddrick7

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Ok, thanks for all the responses everybody! Here's where I am now with this machine: I kept reading until I found other peeps with Nvidia Card problems in Windows 8 and managed to find the latest driver that specifically works with Windows 8 64bit. It fixed the issue. I forget the actual program's name cause it's on my home computer but it was something to do with "The GeForce Experience" that matched my card with a Windows 8 driver. That did the trick! Do a search on it and download the GeForce Experience if you're having similar problems.

The VLC video player still puzzles me but it plays. Sometimes, I load in a disk and go get a sandwich or something and the movie's ready to play. It takes a long time to load up. Probably some kind of driver issue. I think the driver issues will grow less over time as more and more Windows 8 drivers are published.

Overall I like the OS. It's quick and clean and doesn't take long to figure out where everything is.

Rod
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Widows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    AMD 9750
    Motherboard
    AMD
    Memory
    4 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI 3000
    Browser
    Explorer
    Antivirus
    Windows Security Essentials Defender

Brooklyn567

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#14
Did you actually upgrade from windows Vista to Windows 8, or is 8 a fresh install?

If its an upgrade then something got messed up in the transfer.

I also use VLC player on my win8 and win7, love it.

I have a fresh install of Win8 on my old HP g60 laptop, and its amazing!

Its fast, clean, and does alot.. Is your desktop custom made or store bought?
Does it freeze and shutdown, bluescreen errors?
Have you had viruses on it before?

We can probably help you out if you give us a little more about what it does. maybe your dvd player went bad?
Does it give read errors?
does it work ok for reading data/software?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
    Browser
    Chrome and Chromium
    Antivirus
    Avast Free & Malwarebytes

XweAponX

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#15
yah that's what I used on mine, its just called "GeForce Experience" - It found my cheapo eVga card, downloaded the best driver for it.

How in blazes did you do an UG from Vist-Poop to 8? It allowed you to do it? I did mine from 7 to 8, my 7 was Not-Det-Hosed, so all of my Not-Det is f'd up on this one too. Can't run VLC Streamer Helper or anything else that relies on dot-bet 4 and DX11- This includes STEAM.

But I don't game on this PC so I don't need em on here. Everything else so far works.
 

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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
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    PC/Desktop
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    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
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    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
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    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
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    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
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    Works 550w
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    MSI "M-Box"
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    Water Cooled
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    Dell Keyboard
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    Microsoft Intellimouse
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    Cable Medium Speed
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    Chrome/IE 10
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    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
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    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

Roddrick7

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I did an upgrade from Vista to Windows 8. It offered to do a complete install or choose to upgrade and keep personal files and folders. I chose that one. It shouldn't have made a difference in how apps run as it didn't keep any of my old programs, just stuff like pics, Excel, Word files, etc.

As for the VLD, I tried to play a movie last night. Stuck in the bonus disk from Breaking Dawn Part 2 by mistake and within 10 sec the movie was up. NP till I ejected it and put the movie disk in so I could watch the movie, not the bonus stuff. It never came up so I had to watch it on some online movie site. Sigh...It plays Bioshock Infinite great! All I needed was the Windows 8 driver for the card. I bought another card online and put it in my other computer and it works really well. Nvidia 630 GT. Doesn't even need a power plug and Windows 8 saw it immediately. I like the operating system so far but the VLD still has me scratching my head.

BTW, my home/game computer is a Windows 8, ASUS MB with AMD 9050 Quad core, 4 gig ram, 1TB HD, 750watt power supply, MSI N560GTX video card homebuilt computer. It's my 10th one so far. The one at work is pretty much the same but with a Gigabyte MB.

Rod
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Widows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    AMD 9750
    Motherboard
    AMD
    Memory
    4 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI 3000
    Browser
    Explorer
    Antivirus
    Windows Security Essentials Defender

YaYaBinks3

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#17
You have to format your local disk c:
You don't need to format your hard drive... firstly this will remove everything, from OS to System files. Secondly, if it's not playing videos ever since you installed VLC, it's a application/hardware issue.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Packard Bell
    CPU
    Packard Bell ixtreme
    Motherboard
    Packard Bell ixtreme
    Memory
    7GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 560 ti (Overclocked @830 mhz)
    Sound Card
    Packard Bell ixtreme
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Packard Bell Viseo 230ws
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Two 400GB drives (C:, D:)
    PSU
    600w
    Case
    Packard Bell ixtreme l6523
    Cooling
    Master Cooler
    Keyboard
    Packard Bell ixtreme
    Mouse
    Packard Bell ixtreme
    Internet Speed
    30 mbps
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    Google Chrome
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    Norton 360 Gold
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Brooklyn567

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#18
Through great pains and tremendous loss of time, ive discovered that when a Windows installation is glitchy from the start the problem is usually incompatible drivers or a virus in your hidden partition that is never scanned with your antivirus. It may also be inside your SYSTEM RESTORE folder, which may also reside in that hidden partition..
If you decide to do a clean install with only 1 operating system to start with, delete the hidden partition.
It will either be 100 MB 300+MB or @10GB those are Win7 , Win8, & Recovery Partitions respectively.
But only if you keep getting glitchy installs and you want to start fresh..
Windows setup will allow you to delete & recreate the partitions (blank of course).

I hope this save you time and grief.. and as always backup what you want to keep!

Brooklyn!
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
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    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
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    Chrome and Chromium
    Antivirus
    Avast Free & Malwarebytes

Roddrick7

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#19
Thanks for the info. I'll take a look at doing those things. I need to backup my files anyway before I do so. As for the VLC thing, it plays some videos and not others. After the next time I turn on the computer, it plays the movies it wouldn't play before and stops playing others, lol.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Widows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    AMD 9750
    Motherboard
    AMD
    Memory
    4 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI 3000
    Browser
    Explorer
    Antivirus
    Windows Security Essentials Defender

XweAponX

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#20
There may be an issue with certain kinds of copy protection on the DVDs. But in all easrleir versions of Windows, the DVD playability was NATIVE in the OS. In Windows 8, it is not there, it is missing from Media Player, and you have to install VLC to add the stuff that is missing from Windows 8.

Now, VLC should have installed all opf the DVD support you need, you may want to remove it, and reinstall it. Make sure you do a complete install of it- And I would use VLC version 2.0.5 rather than the latest - You can get it from the "earlier versions" FTP area. Once you do, open it up and see if this section is in the Input Codecs:

dvd.png
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

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