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  • Question

    issues with photos on windows 8

    Posted March 13, 2013 - 1:13 am

    wont let me import photos from any device, and all my photos on the laptop all come up with error wht the hell is going on :(
  • Question

    windows 8 system restore

    Posted March 7, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    running win 8 used win 7 backup program that was included with win 8system seems to have made copy of system disk and saved all my files but when i go to restore sysem it only give me the option to restore files not to replace system from image it made option is not on screen as it was in windows 7
  • Question

    How to change what Windows 7 prefetches on boot?

    Posted February 26, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    How do you control what files are prefetched when Windows boots?
  • Question

    How soon will the next version of Windows be released?

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 4:58 pm

    I keep hearing bits and pieces about Windows Blue. Is this really another version of Windows that is about to be released? How long have we had Windows 8? 7-8 months in widespread release? Is this "Windows Blue" an update, or really a completely new Windows? Seems a little soon to me, but what do I know...
  • Question

    What's the best way to benchmark a Windows PC?

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    I have an older Windows 7 machine that I want to turn into a gaming PC, and since it is going to be a "play" device, I want to experiment with it. What's a good benchmarking tool so I can see objectively whether each thing I do is helping or harming my computer's performance? Free is better, but I guess I would pay a few bucks. Thanks!
  • Question

    How to restart Windows 8 in safe mode?

    Posted February 14, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    How can I restart Windows 8 in safe mode?
  • Question

    How to disable lock screen on Windows 8?

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 4:29 pm

    I use a lock screen on my phone, but I don't need or want it on my PC at home. Windows 8 puts a lock screen up whether I want it or not, and it just makes me have to skip it to get to my actual log-in. Is there a way to stop the lock screen from coming up every time?
  • Question

    How can I read POP mail in Windows 8?

    Posted February 8, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    I just installed Windows 8, and when I try to check my email, I get an error message that says Mail doesn't support POP3 email accounts. Is there a way to read POP mail in Windows 8?
  • Question

    Windows 8, seemingly at random, breaks my programs in a manner that they will no longer open.

    Posted February 2, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    What I mean by "break" is that they will no longer open from the task bar. When I hover over them on the task bar, it shows a very condensed image of what's currently happening on it, but when I click to maximize, it doesn't maximize.
  • Question

    How to fix a stuck Windows Update?

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    Windows Update always gets stuck at 13%, fails to install updates or rolls back on the next reboot. This is one of 12 of the worst Windows 8 problems. What should you do?
  • Question

    How to get into Hotmail live on windows 8?

    Posted January 13, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    How do i get into hotmail live on windows 8
  • Question

    How to encrypt a drive in Windows 8?

    Posted January 11, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 on my laptop, but when I went to use BitLocker to encrypt the drive, I couldn't find where to access it. Any ideas how to access BitLocker in Windows 8?
  • Question

    Will printers that are compatible with Windows 7 also work with Windows 8?

    Posted January 7, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    Looking at upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Will printers that work with Windows 7 also work with Windows 8? I don't want to have to replace my printers along with the OS.
  • Question

    Implementing Windows application in Tablet

    Posted January 4, 2013 - 2:45 am

    Hi, hi, I am in need of implementing windows application in Android tablet.i want to Types of Tablets available in market and its Supporting OS, and want to check whether in which tablet i can implement windows application Is this possible pl let me Know . Regards,
  • Question

    Have HP G6 with Win8 OEM product. Wont recognize login ID

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    Just got this last week preloaded. When I added my wife as a user for her home office. It started to not recognize my admin password. Had to reboot computer which would kick us both off. HP support had me do PC refresh lost somepreloaded programs and such. Worked for about 2hrs.
  • Question

    What's the best way to install Windows 8?

    Posted December 11, 2012 - 3:07 pm

    Run it in a virtual machine, dual boot with Windows 7, or do a full install?
  • Question

    Best deal on Windows 8 Pro upgrade

    Posted December 7, 2012 - 8:55 pm

    Looking for a good deal...
  • Question

    How can I play DVDs from other regions on my Windows PC?

    Posted December 4, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    I'm a fan of anime and have quite a few dvds of it, some of which a buddy of mine in the marines got for me when he was stationed in Japan. I have a desktop at home running Windows 7. When I tried to watch them on my desktop, Media Player would tell me they are region locked and that I needed to switch to region 2. Ok, no biggie.
  • Question

    What was Microsoft's worst version of Windows?

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 2:20 pm

    After being hit with ads for Windows 8, Bing, and Surface every time I turn on the TV or go online recently, I started wondering - What was the worst Windows version that Microsoft ever released? To be fair, there have been a couple I really liked, including Window XP and Windows 7.
  • Question

    my change pc settings doesn't respond

    Posted November 30, 2012 - 7:49 pm

    i installed windows 8 after i had a problem booting. After booting the change pc settings that helps to customize the windows doesnt fuction. when i click on it it goes back to the start button. i have tried the msconfig method but to no avail. Any help please
  • Question

    How do I get my desktop icons back on Windows?

    Posted November 21, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    My nephew was playing around with my laptop, and now my desktop is blank except for the start button on the lower right. I'm sure I'll smack my forehead when I learn how to fix this, but does anyone have an idea what he did and how to restore my desktop icons?
  • Question

    Windows-8 Start grid missing

    Posted November 18, 2012 - 8:29 am

    I recently migrated to windows-8 on my laptop. I suddenly seem to have lost: 1. The Start Grid on the bottom left corner of the screen, and 2. The menu that appears when you drag the mouse to the bottom right of the screen. Please help.
  • Question

    Win8 apps not working

    Posted November 10, 2012 - 12:23 pm

    Have upgraded to WIn 8 Pro from Win 7. I have got UAC enabled,am running as administrator locally (tried as just a users but no better). When app clicked it appears to open, then closes immediately. Pretty fed up!!
  • Question

    Windows 8 Apps won't start

    Posted November 9, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    Hi, Today I added a new User, my wife (I know a big mistake :-) ), since then if I am logged in with my Microsoft-Account the Apps won't start anymore, except the Windows-Store. But if my wife is logged in, all the apps are starting proberly. I can't see the problem...anybody..please.... help me!! :-) thanks, andy
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