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sstewart

New Member
Niles

Posts
54
#1
just absolutely ROCKS!!! i cant believe the vast knowledge that so many people have here. I'm new to this windows 8.1 game and I'm just blown away with the support, the tricks and tweaks; if I just want to change something, all I have to do is search and BANG...there it is!! i just want to take this time and tip my hat to all those who have helped me and have donated their time for others. keep up the great work and patience towards those who are still learning like me! lol! thank you all :thumb:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    toshiba c55-b5296
    CPU
    2.41 ghz
    Memory
    4 gig
    Monitor(s) Displays
    55" led
    Hard Drives
    500 gig
    Internet Speed
    TWC turbo (25mbs)
    Antivirus
    bitdefender/malwarebytes

DustSailor

New Member
Pro User
#2
We have a 'resident alien' who tends to lend us his vast amounts of knowledge for a time. But of course many, many people contribute their time to making our lives easier here.

Now that you've just got on to 8.1, how do you feel about the free offer of Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft that was just announced, when it arrives?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3820 CPU OC @ 3.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1.Assassin2
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 16GB Quad Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia by EVGA - GeForce GTX 670 4GB
    Sound Card
    On board Creative SB X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    acer 24" H243H
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Main 500GB Hybrid Drive @ 7,200RPM
    Secondary OCZ SSD Vertex 3 Max IOPS
    PSU
    Silent Pro 1000w gold 80+
    Case
    Azza Hurrican 2000
    Cooling
    Liquid CPU cooler & fans
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000
    Mouse
    Tek Republic Wired Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    5ms Ping 5.15Mb/s Download .64Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer
    Antivirus
    Defender, Malwarebytes

sstewart

New Member
Niles

Posts
54
#3
too soon for me to make a decision. even though i didnt like the layout of win8/8.1, Im getting used to it. i get the whole app thing, handheld devices. phones, tablets, etc. are "tops" these days and they just want to capitalize on that. i understand that they want people to have access to the best of both worlds. the convenience of a tablet and the function-ability of a pc. but in my opinion they have a LONG way to go. besides, if i wanted those other things...I would just BUY THEM and leave my computers alone! again, its just MY opinion. my problem is all the glitches. yea...my old vista had/has its share of problems but it was more of a personal preference kinda thing. (i wish they'd done this or that) i dont know if its just my particular brand of laptop or its windows, but i've more grief with these little hiccups such as my two finger scroll not working, wireless card not being enabled here and there and other small things. in fact..as im typing this, my network has shut off and turned back on three times now!! LOL i know the settings to correct it but window just isn't listening..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    toshiba c55-b5296
    CPU
    2.41 ghz
    Memory
    4 gig
    Monitor(s) Displays
    55" led
    Hard Drives
    500 gig
    Internet Speed
    TWC turbo (25mbs)
    Antivirus
    bitdefender/malwarebytes

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#4
We have a 'resident alien' who tends to lend us his vast amounts of knowledge for a time. But of course many, many people contribute their time to making our lives easier here.

Now that you've just got on to 8.1, how do you feel about the free offer of Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft that was just announced, when it arrives?
Yes and one busy Resident here too, i have learned from his tutorials and advice. How does one claim this upgrade when it arrives ? Be by Microsoft store, like 8.1 upgrade ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

DustSailor

New Member
Pro User
#5
[...] the convenience of a tablet and the function-ability of a pc. but in my opinion they have a LONG way to go. besides, if i wanted those other things...I would just BUY THEM and leave my computers alone! [...]
This is one of the main issues they'll be working on for the pending Windows 10 release. It is still in the works as we speak. Here is a review of some pending features concerning smaller vs bigger screens in Windows 10: Windows 10 for mobile wants to be the full PC experience on tiny screens
The selling point for me was that it is free! :)
It does come with some other nifty features, like built-in cortana (personal assistant, like Siri on an iPhone).

[...]How does one claim this upgrade when it arrives ? Be by Microsoft store, like 8.1 upgrade ?
Not sure right now, but they'll let us know once it is released, I think. I would guess it would be through the store, since they don't(?) want to push it as an automated updated through Windows Update.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3820 CPU OC @ 3.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1.Assassin2
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 16GB Quad Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia by EVGA - GeForce GTX 670 4GB
    Sound Card
    On board Creative SB X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    acer 24" H243H
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Main 500GB Hybrid Drive @ 7,200RPM
    Secondary OCZ SSD Vertex 3 Max IOPS
    PSU
    Silent Pro 1000w gold 80+
    Case
    Azza Hurrican 2000
    Cooling
    Liquid CPU cooler & fans
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000
    Mouse
    Tek Republic Wired Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    5ms Ping 5.15Mb/s Download .64Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer
    Antivirus
    Defender, Malwarebytes

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#6
[...] the convenience of a tablet and the function-ability of a pc. but in my opinion they have a LONG way to go. besides, if i wanted those other things...I would just BUY THEM and leave my computers alone! [...]
This is one of the main issues they'll be working on for the pending Windows 10 release. It is still in the works as we speak. Here is a review of some pending features concerning smaller vs bigger screens in Windows 10: Windows 10 for mobile wants to be the full PC experience on tiny screens
The selling point for me was that it is free! :)
It does come with some other nifty features, like built-in cortana (personal assistant, like Siri on an iPhone).

[...]How does one claim this upgrade when it arrives ? Be by Microsoft store, like 8.1 upgrade ?
Not sure right now, but they'll let us know once it is released, I think. I would guess it would be through the store, since they don't(?) want to push it as an automated updated through Windows Update.

Thanks, sure we'll find out more here to in coming months.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

IownAmoneyPit

Canadian Loonie X 2
VIP Member
Pro User
Posts
680
#7
Welcome to EightForums sstewart my experience was similar to yours when I joined our sister forum SevenForums in early 2010
and thankfully our "resident alien" and the many people who contribute their time & knowledge are members of this forum too, not to mention our newer forum TenForums.

With the high level of knowledge and expertise available across all forums I now have a combination of Windows 7, 8.1 and now Windows 10 TP installed on 3 different computers.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG G750JX - DS77-CA Gaming Laptop
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio with MaxxAudio support & Built-in subwoofer & 2 speakers
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" 16:9 FHD EWV LED Backlight/Full HD 3D(1920x1080 120Hz) Non-Glare LCD Panel
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Upgraded to a Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB SSD from the factory Installed 750 GB 7200 RPM HGST Drive
    Keyboard
    Premium Illuminated Gaming keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    10/100/1000 Mbps capable
    Browser
    (Primary) Latest Firefox version & IE 11
    Antivirus
    Kapersky Internet Security 2016
    Other Info
    Optical Drive - Blu-Ray DVD Combo , Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11ac ,10/100/1000 Base T BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card), External Ports - VGA, HDMI Output,
    4 x USB 3.0, Headphone output, Microphone input, HD Web Camera , 8Cells 5900 mAh 89 Whrs Battery, ,2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC) Coolermaster U Stand
#8
What I wonder is how this upgrade will come to desktop users? I just bought this computer for Christmas 2014 and I am in no shape to upgrade for a while yet. I just changed from windows vista after having my old computer for 6 years. Im still just finding my way around 8.1.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy 700-414
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4570 3.20ghz
    Memory
    12 gigabyte
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD 4600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 22bw
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x1080
    Hard Drives
    2TB
    PSU
    460w
    Keyboard
    Hp Wireless cichlet style
    Mouse
    Logitech m 100
    Internet Speed
    Charter Cable Wireless
    Browser
    INTERNET EXPLORER 11
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360

sstewart

New Member
Niles

Posts
54
#9
I'm in the exact same boat as you. Been using vista since 2008. Ha! For what I do, it served me well. I'll admit though...I'm able to do more with win8.1 for my surveillance systems than vista could, aside from the minor glitches (self induced or not) ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    toshiba c55-b5296
    CPU
    2.41 ghz
    Memory
    4 gig
    Monitor(s) Displays
    55" led
    Hard Drives
    500 gig
    Internet Speed
    TWC turbo (25mbs)
    Antivirus
    bitdefender/malwarebytes
#10
What I wonder is how this upgrade will come to desktop users? I just bought this computer for Christmas 2014 and I am in no shape to upgrade for a while yet. I just changed from windows vista after having my old computer for 6 years. Im still just finding my way around 8.1.
I'm getting it right now via Windows Update---

screenshot_245.jpg

This is my second try.
It failed before.
So I hid the Update.
Even though hidden it showed up again.
I have a Macrium image to fall back on in case my computer gets messed up.
I have Factory recovery disks too.

A link that may explain why I got the Update---

http://www.eightforums.com/vip-lounge/60718-windows-10-update-post471142.html#post471142
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

DustSailor

New Member
Pro User
#11
A link that may explain why I got the Update---

[...]/vip-lounge/60718-windows-10-update-post471142[...]
They probably don't have access to that link o.0
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3820 CPU OC @ 3.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1.Assassin2
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 16GB Quad Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia by EVGA - GeForce GTX 670 4GB
    Sound Card
    On board Creative SB X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    acer 24" H243H
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Main 500GB Hybrid Drive @ 7,200RPM
    Secondary OCZ SSD Vertex 3 Max IOPS
    PSU
    Silent Pro 1000w gold 80+
    Case
    Azza Hurrican 2000
    Cooling
    Liquid CPU cooler & fans
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000
    Mouse
    Tek Republic Wired Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    5ms Ping 5.15Mb/s Download .64Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer
    Antivirus
    Defender, Malwarebytes
#12

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

softwaremaniac

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Pro User
Posts
2,480
#13
Hey, guys just a quick question. Why do some members (when listed online) have a plus sign next to their name?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz
    Motherboard
    ASROCK Fatal1ty P67 Main Board
    Memory
    HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    SSD: Samsung EVO 250 GB
    Internal HDD: WD Black 1TB
    External: 2x2TB MyBook drives
    1x4TB MyBook
    1x1TB Seagate Freeagent drive
    PSU
    Corsair GS 700W
    Case
    Silverstone Kublai KL04
    Cooling
    Artic Cooling Freezer Pro
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Mouse
    Razer Mamba Elite 2012
    Internet Speed
    10/0.75
    Browser
    FF 39.0.3, Microsoft Edge, Chrome 44
    Antivirus
    Avast 10.0

DMHolt57

Well-Known Member
Pro User
Austin, Texas

Posts
1,467
#14
Hey, guys just a quick question. Why do some members (when listed online) have a plus sign next to their name?
...that means they have been added to your friends list in your profile... :geek:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    17074 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv7 3173nr
    CPU
    M520
    Memory
    5GB
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Internet Speed
    120Mb/s
  • PC2
    HP A12 R7 17074

softwaremaniac

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Pro User
Posts
2,480
#15
Oh, yeah. It makes sense now :) Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz
    Motherboard
    ASROCK Fatal1ty P67 Main Board
    Memory
    HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    SSD: Samsung EVO 250 GB
    Internal HDD: WD Black 1TB
    External: 2x2TB MyBook drives
    1x4TB MyBook
    1x1TB Seagate Freeagent drive
    PSU
    Corsair GS 700W
    Case
    Silverstone Kublai KL04
    Cooling
    Artic Cooling Freezer Pro
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Mouse
    Razer Mamba Elite 2012
    Internet Speed
    10/0.75
    Browser
    FF 39.0.3, Microsoft Edge, Chrome 44
    Antivirus
    Avast 10.0

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