I am unable to access system properties of my windows 8 pro. When i right click on My Computer icon and click Properties, System Properties window open for a second and immediately closes. I have the same problem even if i try to open System Properties from Control Panel.
I found out that, It's the windows update KB2871389..i uninstalled it from Windows update and "system properties" now ok.
Virtually every file shows read only when I right click on it and choose properties. In uncheck read only, then click apply and choose applies to all subfolders and files. Windows appears to change the properties (a window opens up and a green progress bar fills). But if I click OK and close properties, when I look at properties again, they are shown as read only again.
This happens both when I am logged in under my user name, as well as if I log in as administrator.
The only difficulty it's created so far was when attempting ti embed a cover art JPG into an MP3 file in my music library.
I Installed Windows 8 Pro on my PC and another Same PC of my brothers....
Both PCs are exactly same i.e. Compaq Presario SR1924IL except our RAMs and Hard Disk... He has 1.43 GB Ram and I have only 1 GB... He has 160 GB hard drive and again, I have 80 GB Hard Drive but when We installed Windows 8 Pro on our PCs the System Properties Are Different... We have Pentium D processor which in His Case is 2.80 GHz and in my case it's 2.67 GHz..
When i right click on My Computer icon and click Properties, System Properties window open for a second and immediately closes. I have the same problem even if i try to open System Properties from Control Panel. How do i solve this problem without doing system restore. Keyboard volume keys also not working
I've installed Windows 8 starting the installer from Windows 8 RP and I've just noticed that it picked up the drive letters from the old system. Now my system drive is Y instead of C , because in the old system that partition was Y. If I try to change the drive letter in the Drive Management it gives an error. how to change system drive letter in Windows 8 RTM?
I can't seem to figure out WHERE W8 stores the System Restore Points that I create so I created a 500GB Partition on an External HDD that I would like to use to save System Restore files and my question is WHERE in W8 can I CHANGE the location for System Restore?
So My computer has been acting up. I downloaded a "free" antivirus that turned out to be a virus. It just slows my computer up and hasn't fried anything yet, However i was able to download AVG and stop any major issues from occurring. Now I am trying to delete said "free" antivirus, yet i keep getting this message. "Need permission from SYSTEM to make any changes to this file." I have no idea what that means especially considering I am the SYSTEM as far as I am concerned with this computer. Somehow my firewall and antivirus had been disabled months ago and I know I didn't do it. This was a couple of weeks ago. Since then, I have been fighting to keep my computer alive.
I have a VHDX which I sometimes boot from and sometimes use as a VM in Hyper V. It has Windows installed on the default C: drive.
This is somewhat confusing as the C: may be the original C: drive or the VHDX C: drive (with the original C: drive renamed to H: in my case). I want C: to always be the native boot and T: (for example) to always be the boot for the VHDX.
Can I change the VHDX to have Windows installed to say T:? I was thinking of renaming all instances of C: to T: in the registry and updating BCDEDIT. It is not possible to change system disk in disk management.
If this is not possible can I re-install windows on the VHDX and specify a different letter and C:?
This is how it looks when booting from VHDX:
Code: DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 465 GB 1024 KB Disk 1 Online 931 GB 31 GB * Disk 2 Online 483 MB 0 B Disk 3 Online 65 GB 381 MB
After installing a clean install of Windows 8 on my Dell Inspirion N5050, startup does get past the Dell logo and onto the Windows loading logo. However, it won't go further than this. The logo goes away, leaving the screen blank (NOT black) and it won't continue to the logon page or start menu. All lights are burning (meaning it's working somewhere underneath that weird blank screen). And the funny thing that when I press the power button (or close the lid) to put it to sleep and then wake it up by pressing again, the logon/start menu is there and Windows is working perfectly.
In short: everything works perfectly, except that I have to put the computer to sleep and wake it back up in order for me to see/get into windows.
While creating custom system image, I accidently registers the custom system image as default image when refreshing Windows 8 instead the OEM one. So, how do I unregister the custom system image and make the OEM system image as the default one?
Brand new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook with Windows 8. 256 SSD, 8 gigs of memory, i5-3317, non touch screen. Working fine for 2 months and now will not boot after Dell logo. Have been on tech support three times still not solved. They sent a USB recovery drive and does not boot. They sent an optical drive and the windows recovery disc; still not working! Not a novice at this but fully stumped. Cannot get to a C prompt, cannot get into Safe mode. Am able to get into BIOS but is limited in what can be done there. Diagnostics says everything is fine. Am ready to go back to Windows 7 until they work the bugs out.
Is there any way to set up a hotkey using the windows logo button in sequence with another? for example "Win + Z" or "FN + Win". I have classic shell downloaded on my windows 8.1 laptop, and I want to set up a hotkey for the metro start screen. I'm aware of how to make a hotkey through a shortcut's properties, but there's no way to use the windows button as one of the keys.
I bought this notebook with Windows 8 preinstalled. Recently there's something bad happen to my notebook and I had to wipe all the partition and hard disk. So I downloaded Windows 8.1 ISO and make it bootable with Yumi Installer. But I cannot get default manufacturer logo on boot anymore. It's default to Windows logo. How to install it to get manufacturer logo back.
I've been googling and can only find info on how to get your product key if the system is running. What if the hard drive dies? and i replace the drive? Do I have to get recovery disks from the manufacturer like samsung etc?
When booting, my windows 8.1 is slow to do load. After windows logo, it goes to a black screen for around 10 secs, then it finally logs into the Start menu. I know this is not normal because I have seen the system boot faster in the past, but I don't know why its doing it now.
I have done a fresh install of windows 8 and update to 8.1. I made to to have Fast Boot enabled.
I have haswell, so I made to update to the latest graphics drivers by Intel.
On a second note: I am triple booting: osx/linux/win with Chamelon boot loader. However, I doubt its an issue with triple boot because the black screen occurs AFTER windows logo, meaning windows has successfully loaded.
My computer randomly crashed while I was playing watch a stream and talking to a friend on mumble. The first blue screen gave me an error and had a text saying critical damage or something like that. After the computer restarted, it gave just a blank blue screen after the windows logo and would stay like so for several minutes before restarting again. I tried the shift + F8 method to try and get into safe mode, but it did not work. I also thought it may or may not have been my ram so I individually took out my ram and tested each single one. It still came to the same result. I also tried using my backup RAM, but had the same result. I am able to get into bios however, but after that I cannot even pass the logo screen.
Specs: OS: Win 8 Pro x64 GFX: MSI GTX 680 MOBO: Asus M4A87TD EVO Processor: AMD PHENOM II X6 1100T Ram: 16 GB Patriot Memory HDD: Hitachi 2TB (As boot and storage) PSU: 1000W BFG
Yesterday my laptop was until at night when I was editing some text file, it suddenly hang, (Not exactly because edit text file cause this error, just to clarify what I was doing) fine, then I was frustrated, so I shutdown my laptop and went to sleep. But today when I startup my laptop, after the logo, I encounter blackscreen, which stays on like that. So I force shutdown my laptop and then go into advance mode. I boot to safe mode and it seems to be fine, no freezing or hang or whatever it is. But if I want to boot normally the blackscreen would appear. And under Device Manager the Generic PnP Monitor have yellow !.
I have try to run sfc/ scannow and so on, which doesn't solve my problem. if I were to refresh the Windows, if there any way of not losing files?
I am trying to boot from the windows installation disc but after the window logo, for a split-second it says your pc ran into a problem, I didn't even notice the first time because it was so fast, then it just restarts. I already have indows 7 installed and i want to install windows 8 on my other hard drive.
Every morning, when I turn on my Windows 8 computer, it freezes as soon as the Windows 8 logo starts loading. Instead of panicking, I always push the "reset" button (not the power button) on ZT, and my computer re-starts without any problems.It happens EVERY MORNING. I don't want to refresh, reset, etc...