Ok I had windows 8 on my laptop at one time and i remember having a problem but forget what solved it. I just installed windows 8.1 and got light room installed, photomatix and a few other apps..
but adobe photoshop elements just wont go. my error lead me to a site that said to install adobe application manager . I downloaded ApplicationManager7.0_all.exe and it will not install.. just says installer failed to initialize
Out of the blue today when I opened PSE 11 and then tried to use it to open a file on my Desktop, it went to sleep. Task Manager showed it "not-responding". Rebooting the computer did not work. After a couple of tries, I waited for 2-3 minutes and it then displayed files on the desktop. I switched the location it was searching, which was Desktop to my photo folder, and everything started working normally. Closed and restarted, and it was fine opening files from my Pictures folder. But, when I switched it to Desktop it went to sleep again for 2-3 minutes. At one point it got a message, which I forget exactly, but basically saying it could not find the file it was searching for??
It seems unique to the Desktop location. The Desktop is part of the operating system (Windows 8.1), and on a SSD. The Pictures folder is on my HDDs. I don't recall making any changes to the setup.
Summary of the symptoms:
1. Only is slow with File, Open, or File, Open As, when the location is the Desktop 2. Operating system (8.1) is on a SSD. Normal file folder is on HDD. 3. Same actions when location is Pictures on HDD is normal. 4. Process Explorer does not seem to detect any activity going on during the "sleeping" mode
When selecting FILES and OPEN in apps such as ADOBE PHOTOSHOP (and others) all I can see is silly little fake pics instead of the real one. Very maddening and am unable to figure out how to change it in WINDOWS8. Seems to be a default fixed feature but I surely hope not.
I'm using Outlook as my mail program on Windows 8.1. I also am starting to use Photoshop Elements 12. In Elements I see a method to make a PDF of photos and email them to contacts.
Is there a way to export the Windows 8.1 Outlook contacts to the Contact list in Elements 12 ? or failing that is there a way to print the contacts so I have a hardcopy reference from which to enter the info into Elements ?
I observe Windows 8 use different font now and I can't find the old fashioned dialog for detailed customizing all desktop elements like it was used up to Windows 7. The display control panel only offers change size on couple of basic elements. Also, any hint turning off smooth scrolling of list and combo boxes, it's annoying slow.
My DPI is currently on 250% and I like it this way. The problem is that the elements of my windows seem too big now and take up too much space.
If you open "My PC", the bar with "Name", "Type", "Available Space", etc is too thick. Is there no way to decrease the size of this bar and perhaps strip the entire layout like in good old XP? I don't need Groups/Categories twirl down menu, my current directory address/location, back&forth buttons, etc. I just need it simple and compact.
Few tips or tools on manual customization of windows layout? I tried googling but I only found out how to manually resize scroll bars Scrollbar - Change Width Size in Windows 8 ...
I have been having an issue in Photoshop selecting a printer. I have already gone to Printers and Devices and set my laser printer as the default printer. However, every once in a while, the default goes away in favor of the One Note 2010 printer. I would like to delete the Fax, One Note 2010, and Microsoft XPS Document Writer printers hoping that Photoshop will realize which is my default printer.
I have Acrobat Pro to make Pdf's. I am running Windows 8 Home.
Win 8 fails to load 2 apps on initial start up. Razr Game Booster and Acronis Scheduler.If I do an immediate Re Start both apps will load correctly. SFC tells me no problems. Event log says Acronis failed to start, nothing listed for Razr app.
I recently did a refresh of Windows 8, not by choice but I was getting BSOD on boot after a bad install of nfs+ paragon .
Anyways I reinstalled almost everything but I have this problem that I notice as a audio problem at first but seems to be much bigger. I will open a video on youtube say, the video will play but there will be no audio. I go to open the audio control panel or anything pertaining to it, the window for it will either freeze or refuse to open at all. Aside from that, after I noticed this or even before I notice this I also can't open up most apps, noticeably steam games, they will start too load but then freeze on load. No Idea what is causing this and I don't know what else to upgrade driver wise. Very fed up since the refresh could have been avoided in the first place...
Windows 8 boots up pretty quickly, but it takes a notably long time (compare to Windows 7) for it to show up the system tray applications. In Windows 7 it is almost instant.
Is this Microsoft's problem or the app maker's problem?
Also, the apps seem to load sequentially. Is there a way to rearrange them so that the ones I want load quickly. I need AutoHotKey, Logitech Setpoint and Logitech Gaming Software to load up ASAP. Rest can take their sweet time.
Also this is what the TaskManager's startup performance analysis looks like.
Having this *feature* means that Microsoft can blame the app maker for the slow startup. But why doesn't that happen in Windows 7? Is this because Desktop is another app, and stuff don't really get priority?
Also I still cannot find why PeerBlock would not start when placed in the classic Startup folder.
I went to go set photoshop as the default for opening a jpeg, and I noticed this weird option on the list that says %1. I don't know how to get rid of it it is very annoying. I tried cleaning the registry with CCleaner and removing "%1;" from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFileAssociation. Nothing has worked so far, What is %1 anyway?
I used my BD to load an ISO file and it mounted a CD Drive (F to accomplish that. I know to unmount the drive you need to right click and 'Eject' it. However, my 'Eject' option is greyed out and not available. Until I unmount that drive, I am not able to use my physical Blue Ray Drive. how to accomplish this?
actually i wont enter to safe mode in win 8 and i go to windows and press "Win+r" then typing "MSCONFIG" and hit the item "safe boot" and then "minimal" but when my system have been restart i cant access to safe mode and get caught in "welcome page".
It just continuously shows the loading screen and if I look at the task bar there are 2 windows stores there. If I close one, then open the other, the one I closed comes back. But if I close the other they both close.
I recently bought an ASUS N550 with the idea of replacing the HDD with an SSD and using an HDD caddy wanted to put the old hard drive back in and use the extra memory. I took all these steps, copying the contents of the HDD onto the SSD, then putting the SSD in the hard drive position and the HDD in the space where the optical drive used to be.
However, if anything, my pc has become slower since this change. I assume that this is because the laptop is still loading the OS through the HDD. Why is this? If the SSD is in the hard drive slot, I don't know why the OS isn't being loaded through it.
I looked into changing the UEFI Firmware Settings, however it wasn't immediately apparent how to change the boot drive. How I can run my system through the SSD?
Operating system is windows 8.1 motherboard is ASROCK FM2A58M-HD+ 500 gb hard drive and 4 gb Ram
For about the last week or so my Norton 360 has been picking up a threat, every time I turn my pc on. I thought Norton was getting rid of It so I didn't pay to much attention until my media player kept playing up and certain programs wouldn't load or take a long time, so I did some research and it turned out to be a trojen. anyway I have tried to put my pc into safe mode and have restarted my pc. my operating system wont load back up.
I have a red screen with a power button that gives me the option to restart or shut down. and there is a ease of access button. I have tried repairing with the original disk but it say my hard drive is locked. and it wont let me reinstall it either.
Here is an issue I have run into since I side graded to 8.1.Pro on one of my machines. I expect the other machine has the same issue but I mostly use 7 ATM. I have some XP virtual machines that were created by importing the image of XP into VMWare Player and now those VM refuse to run with the following error.
It is obvious the VM was based on the XP machine from Windows 7 Ultimate. How can I fix this as XP Mode does not install and Windows 7 is no longer on this machine so I can't point the program at the file on another OS drive?
I cannot load programs via the web (this may also be true of programs from disc) I have tried to install programs from Bank Tree, Dassault Systems, and numerous others and they all freeze during the initiation stages, I have tried installing in safe mode but this will not work as due to the safe mode, something is missing, so I turned off the firewall but this had no effect at all, this situation is driving me mad I'll bet it's the pesky Windows 8.1 that is the problem.
My pc shut off today all of a sudden, it was running normally, and next time power on windows would not start up normally. the power turn on as normal, windows 8 blue logo show up with circle running for 3 seconds, then screen would show a sign losing signal from monitor, then screen would turn dark, nothing going on, power still on, no beep, no sound or anything.
I am running windows 8 retail with license bought from Microsoft on ssd, and windows 8.1 enterprise rtm on a separate drive. Normally there are 2 items on blue boot menu.
I managed to log into safe mode, everything is still there, icons and files, installed software. I checked boot record and there are still same as before.
My problem is that my computer no longer is able see Windows 8.1 on bootup. I get a "Loading OS".... message and nothing happens.
Before this happened, I reset my computer from Windows with the intent to change a BIOS setting for the CPU fan and an Windows update was applied on reboot. Windows (apparently) installed the update and then I got to the login screen. At this point, instead of logging into Windows, I hit the reset button to make the BIOS change. After doing this, when I tried to boot again, Windows would even begin to load and I got the "Loading OS" message immediately. Is it possible that Windows did not finish installing the update even though I was at the login screen for Windows 8.1?
I then booted from the USB flash drive with Windows 8 install files (not 8.1... I upgraded from 8 to 8.1). I went into the repair option and then I got the message that no repairs could be found or were needed. (Interestingly now when I try the repair option, the computer automatically reboots so the repair option appears to be very broken now.)
Next, I tried to see if my disks were working and they seem to be. Attached is a screenshot when I list the volumes. C: drive is a HDD data drive without Windows. D: drive appears to be some sort of system restore partition (as far as I understand). F: drive is the SSD with Windows installed on it. I can navigate through all directories fine on the SSD and the drive seems healthy. (E: drive is the USB drive.) When I unhook the data drive, all the letters get shifted up one and this does not seem to be a factor in reviving Windows. Are the drive letters important? I find it odd that the SDD does not show up as C drive with or without the data drive installed.
I tried the sfc /scannow option in offline but I cannot get it to run. I believe that I am entering the letters correctly (and I have tried different variations). Please check if I am not typing this in correctly given my drive letters.---How do I get this to run?
I also tried to apply the Windows System Restore option on my flash drive, I seemingly was able to restore to a restore point set this morning. However, Windows is still not found at bootup at all.
At this point, I'm at a complete loss on how to proceed short of reinstalling Windows. Other options from the Windows 8 repair screen seem to result in loss of programs or data.
For the record, my motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3. I tried restore some BIOS settings to no effect.
I have Windows 8.1. I also use Start8 so my desktop looks like Windows 7. When I try and clean up the start menu, by deleting short cuts of programs I don't use, like metro apps (PC Settings & Store) once I delete these short cuts I can no longer access PC settings or Store. When I click PC settings in the Metro Menu it does nothing. Same with Store app. If I restore the deleted short cuts to these programs it works again. I've tried to hide these programs from the start menu but that option to hide is greyed out.
A; Hide these apps from the start menu without deleting them.
B. Delete them from the start menu but have them still work in the Metro Menu.
For some time now, I cannot load pdf files, even though I have installed and updated Adobe files. This problem started (perhaps) when I installed something called PDF Viewer, some months ago. I have deleted that but still I can't get pdfs to load.
and we use group policy i change wallpaper for users applied only for windows 7 clients but windows 8 clients not working i try to use gpupdate /force but nothing happen , the wallpaper changed only when i delete user profile and re login again it working
I have an old Dell PC running Windows 7. I just bought a new Samsung PC with Windows 8 loaded. Both have Charter Security Suite loaded. Both access the internet via my WAN connection. I have three browsers loaded: IE, FF, & Chrome. On all three browsers, my old W7 PC loads pages faster. On the Samsung, the pages are slower to load and I have to refresh (hit F5) to get them to render properly.
Other than the OS, I cannot figure out what is the root of this problem. Evidently, a lot of others are having it too (based on reading several posts found using an internet search). The WAN is the same. All 3 browsers have the issue. The virus software is the same. I have nothing else loaded on this new PC.
I'd be happy to try some options and do further testing to try to fix this issue. It does not happen every time with every web page, but it happens much to frequently to ignore. Whenever I come across a slow page, I test it on the old computer and it pulls up quickly.
I'm running Windows 8 and Office 2010. I can't open Excel, Publisher or Powerpoint documents from Windows Explorer or from emails attachments. I can run Word without problem from Windows Explorer.
The files run fine from within the programmes.
An Office window comes up and tells me that the product required is not loaded on this machine. Graphics are attached.
It has a button beside the label saying "I already purchased Office 2010". I click on this button and it asks me to run the installation programme. The following message comes up, "You cannot install the 32 bit version of Office 2010 because you have The 64 bit version installed......"
I have Adobe Reader loaded on my Windows 8 system. If I have a PDF file saved to my local drives I can open it no problem. When I'm in Internet Explorer and click a PDF link, it starts to load then freezes. I have to use the Task Manager to end the process. I've tried both versions 10 and 11 of Adobe Reader but both freeze up.
This is a new HP Desktop PC Intel i7 3820 Processor, running Windows 8
I'm trying to register the .ocx's mentioned above.I first put the .ocx's in the windows/system32, and thereafter ran the regsvr32 command in cmd (as an administrator). I also tried to register them from the windows/SYSwow64. (I run x86).
However, I get the following error for both of the attempts:
The module ".ocx" failed to load Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .DLL files.