The past week or so I have had a problem with updates for windows defender in win 8.1 failing to work. Is it from any of the last updates on patch Tuesday? or another problem. I can get the update from a windows site and install it from that but not from defender its self or windows update.
long time ago I downloaded Windows 8 Enterprise x64 from MSDN and activated via microsoft, and now I got RTM and GA from other sources (what I mean it's that I did not download directly from MSDN). Now that I have some time I make some tests.
The activated machine has never get internet connection, results:
Enterprise 8 and RTM iso:
-I use the Setup.exe with graphical options.
- That iso don't allow me inplace update, only install with keep data, keep data and aps and keep nothing. Using keep data and apps, I got 8.1 deactivated.
Enterprise and GA iso:
-I use elevated cmd ---> setup.exe /auto:upgrade (seem this option is the same as install and keep data & apps)
-Using graphical interface of setup.exe is the same as before, no inplace update. Using keep data and apps, I got 8.1 deactivated.
-My account password did not work, as it install english keyboard layout and set it to default (mine is Spanish)
-A new pop-up appear after install in the upper right corner telling me how to use the charm bar (something that did not appear on RTM)
Is this normal? Or should I think I download a bullshit with same SHA1 as MSDN? Why I can't make inplace update with an activated Enterprise machine and GA iso? and moreover, Why are this iso's so different?
Then how to make inplace update to Enterprise edition without internet connection?
My Toshiba laptop after auto updates is not booting. I used windows 8 backup dvd but still not booting. I tried automatic repair using the dvd but it failed. How to set it right without loss of data on the laptop?
So lately the system time on my computer wasn't telling the right time, and every time I changed it, it would just change back. So I changed the CMOS battery to what I assumed to be an identical battery, and Windows was unable to start and said I had to system restore. So I took out the old battery and put the new one in and the same thing happened. When it prompts me to restore and I click on it, I just get the black screen with the blue windows icon, minus the loading icon. What should I do?
I know that Windows 8 doesn't come with the ability to read DVD movies, by default, but I was told it was as easy as installing a multimedia player like VLC, Media Player Classic Home Cinema or PotPlayer. Well, I tried all of them and everytime I insert a DVD movies, the multimedia software hangup when trying to read the DVD. What's up with my setup?
The other day I was looking into the services of my computer cause typically certain services run at certain types and I'm used to it being like that, however I noticed a service that usually ran wasn't running.
Checked in the services list. The Background Intelligent Transfer Service was set to Manual... check online and apparently the default is Automatic (Delayed Start). So hmm... set it back to default of Automatic (Delayed Start), wondering why it was like that way.
Look through the Event Logs. A few entries of BITS constantly being switched to auto start and demand start interchangably by SYSTEM. Going back to the 10th of July.
This morning after I had set it to this, Windows Update service isn't stopping itself after a period of time after boot like it usually does. I'm... confused by this. Why is it still running? Check Services. Apparently this entire time it had been set to... Automatic (Trigger Start). I'm... surprised by this, confused and not understanding. Look up the default, set it back to its default of Manual (Trigger Start). Hopefully that fixes that.
But it's kinda weird and odd that my computer was like this. I guess some services didn't get altered properly from the shift from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1? Cause I upgraded via the store. By the way I'm running the Pro version.
Now that Windows 8 cannot be permanent activated with Windows Media Center Key and only KMS working for 180 days, tested this today so this is true only kms 180 days works. So is there any solution any other alternative for permanent activation of Windows 8 and 1 can install all Microsoft updates after permanent activation ....
For Windows 8 core and pro RTM and for Windows 8 Enterprise volume edition MSDN iso ....
when i make a search for directories, then i double click on the wanted directory; now i would like to navigate as normal, instead explorer keeps in the path box "search-display.." not allowing me to navigate or to expand directory tree, how can i instruct it to exit search mode and continue from that path?
it's getting boot and install only in EFI mode. after trying to reinstall it won't allow me to select the disk partition, as it gave me the error "
Windows 8 cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks." i tried all the given solutions on GOogle. even i cannot recover or refresh using windows 8 environment. many times it gives me BSOD. cannot vonvert to MBR as it says it cannot be done on virtual HDD.
tried many things nothing works, need to install windows 8 after every 1 or 2weeks, many a times my BCD data gets corrupt, and windows wont start. Also tried many things to repair this, but only thing that works is reinstalling windows 8. That gpt or MBR error was solved by selecting UEFI:CD drive. in boot options by pressing F12 after inserting the disk.
My system configuration: System Info Utility version 22.214.171.124 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G645 @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 3029 Mb Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1813 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 102399 MB, Free - 33011 MB; D: Total - 374009 MB, Free - 51233 MB; Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61M-DS2 Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
I recently installed windows 8 on my dell laptop. The brightness is automatically set to higher than my normal settings whenever the PC boots up. It starts from the Blue Window 8 logo screen to the Select Your Operating System screen. I'm dual-booting windows 7 and 8. When it reaches the Enter your user password screen, it goes back to back to normal settings. (I always set Brightness to lowest possible). So basically this always happens when the PC boots up, But it auto-adjusts itself to my settings after I enter my password).
I installed the Ambient Light Sensor drivers for my laptop to fix the Device Manager yellow exclamation marks. But I disabled the Ambient Light Sensor service in Services.msc, but that didn't fix it ... Adaptive Brightness is also disabled..
Lenovo Thinkcentre Windows 8.1 Pro (with media centre) 64-bit 16GB ram
I am trying to add a new user account to my machine (Microsoft account). When complete, none of the default Start screen apps are properly installed - aside from the desktop tile, all others have a black X in the bottom right hand corner and suggest repair/reinstall when clicked.
Have tried deleting the account and starting afresh, but still the same problem. The main account is working fine, no problem with the apps. Also tried Microsoft's Windows app troubleshooter app, but no fix.
I had no problems adding users to previous Windows 8 machine. How to proceed. Machine is fully patched from Windows update.
My Dell Latitude D830 won't reboot in any manner - windows fail to start. It starts on well, shows the Dell logo, loads the files on prompt and gets stuck on one of the files with 'Please wait...'
The problem it is the only Dell machine around and I lost my recovery key. I have useful files therein that I would like to recover and backup but it would not get even to the C: prompt by any option. How can can I create a recovery disk from the web or I must get another Dell machine? This is acutely an emergency for any asap response will go along way for me.
How can I create the recovery without a dell machine?
My (12-year-old) son's computer won't boot. It's a Dell Inspiron 17" running Windows 8, bought from Costco in July 2013. When I turn it on, Dell logo comes on and then in upper left it says "Checking Media [fail]", then "checking media" again, then "No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine". I insert a USB recovery drive (it was made for my Toshiba that runs Windows 8.1, but it should work anyway, right?).
I choose US keyboard layout and it then opens into Recovery Environment. I choose Troubleshoot → Refresh Your PC. Message appears "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again." I go to Troubleshoot → Startup Repair, which runs and then says "Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC." I then go back to Troubleshoot → Command Prompt and run chkdsk on Windows drive (c). It says "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems." Dell would probably tell me it's a hard drive failure and tell me to buy another one.
I recently install Left 4 Dead on my laptop and it changes my font to bold, not only in the game but all in my system, my default font is now bold.
I uninstall the game but the font was not changed. I went to Font Settings on Control Panel and make it to default, it now go backs to normal but not for all programs.
For instance, my Firefox's font was still bold, changing to default also I can't. So how do I turn all fonts back to normal? Look at image and see how my Google looks like, it's bold I want all back to normal. I think the font is Arial Bold.
I recently got my new computer and I'm a fresh user of Windows 8. I'm happy and all I was just wondering if the system interrupts process is a normal process, should it be there at all ? It does no harm so far (I think), I just wasn't sure after reading up on it if the complaints were only because the process was usually a high %, or if the process itself is bad.
Windows Update works.Everything below is done in an elevated command window.SFC /scannow fails. Error is "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them."DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup completes without error.DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth completes. Says corruption is repairable.DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth fails with error code 0x800f081f.DISM log is full of Chinese characters (attached).SFCFIX completes. Says there is no corruption.Tried above in safe mode w/ networking. SFC and DCIM fail to complete.Ran Microsoft Safety Scanner against computer. No infected files.Ran SFC and DISM 11 times.Compared SFC and DISM logs to a set on a working computer (no errors). Exceptions in faulty computer logs are also present in working computer logs.
Since I installed W8 64x my networks drivers won't start at boot, therefore I have to disable the drivers via Device Manager and re-enable them in order to work. (see attachment for the only error I get - I don't know whether there is a log in another place?)
Ok, so I made a local account, because I don't give a rat's about all that Sync stuff. I found out how (from these forums) to make it automatically log you into an account. However it keeps trying to log into an "Other Account", I don't have another account, that's just what it says. Then it of course says incorrect Username or Password, because there isn't one, so I have to click sign into a different account, and then click my normal account, defeating the whole purpose of having it automatically sign in,
I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8. I slowly got to grips with it, but then it offered to update to 8.1, so I let it. A few minor changes that I could see, but no issues, and I have been using it for some days. It was fine when I turned it off yesterday. This morning, I turned it on (normal screen), went to look at my emails and the magnification was HUGE. Nothing I tried altered it, except to move from from huge to enormous and back. So, I went to some other chat rooms and they were the same - huge, so I have to keep using page up, page down, and struggling to find the scroll bar at the bottom to go from side to side to read a line of text. I am typing this on my old desktop.