I just recently upgraded to 8.1, and I noticed something minor is missing, or I just can't figure it out.
When I was using Win7, I would occasionally use the URL of a picture to upload it to Facebook, instead of saving it to my computer and uploading it like that. In Win8, there's no more familiar "file select" box, and nowhere to paste the url to the image
(Other than the obvious "save it to your harddrive which I don't want to do.)
I am having issues with download and upload speeds on my computer. I have narrowed it down to my computer as every other computer on the network has 26Mbps DL and 2.5 UL speeds where as my computer is limited to a 16Mbps DL and 0.4 Mbps UL. I originally thought it was my Wifi card but when I did a direct connection using a Ethernet cord from my motherboard ether port to modem the speeds did not improve at all.
Windows 8 Pro (tried 10 times to get it to upgrade to 8.1 and that fails as well and reverts back to 8)
Intel i-7 3770k
32GB of RAM
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Since yesterday I've been getting a "The Microsoft Document Cache encountered a problem" error notification. whenever I restart my PC. The weird thing is its happening on both my desktop and laptop.
Anyway when I click on it I get this box...
Clicking the repair button gives me this dialogue box...
And tells me the action can't be completed because another application is using the document and to close all office documents which... 1) - there are no shared or in use items, 2) - all office documents are already closed, and 3) - Restarting the computer and doing this again results in the same error and issue.
If you click cancel, you get this box... and Upload Center basically crashes.
I have recently purchased a laptop with windows 8.1. After I had to delete some search engines - apart from yahoo and google, I find that I am now unable to upload email attachments in my yahoo webmail and unable to upload photos in facebook. I don't know whether the 2 things are connected, I just noticed the problem after I had done this action. When I try to attach/upload I get a page telling me skydrive is unavailable, not the folders from which to chose file. All I can then do is cancel.
And btw, I had tried to get rid of the adware using adw-cleaner which hp had recommended but it did not seem to complete the action and after re-start seems to have vanished. I don't know enough to reconstruct what I did to delete the search engines, I don't think.
New Windows 8.1 laptop. Any time I upload a file in a browser it crashes within seconds. It doesn't matter if I use Opera, Chrome or Firefox.
Also, some applications crash directly after launching them such as SmartFTP, SnagIt Editor and Jing crashes when I save a file. Also, when opening This PC in a file upload dialog sometimes it will keep loading for hours.
I've tried to get more information by clicking Debug after a crash and here are some of the errors I've noticed:
Code: Unhandled exception at 0x66AAF19F (apphelp.dll) in opera.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation writing location 0x0C9E0DA8.Unhandled exception at 0x7720A604 (msvcrt.dll) in Jing.exe: 0xC00000FD: Stack overflow (parameters: 0x00000001, 0x0F6E2FFC).
I've already performed "sfc /scannow" without any issues, reinstalled all software that has these issues , installed all available Windows updates and generally tried applying different settings but nothing seems to work..
Currently in the process of locating my "library folders" to my storage drive rather than keeping them on my boot drive. In the process, I made a mistake of somehow syncing my music folder with my pictures folder. Now they open up to the same directory on my storage drive. At the same time, my pictures folder was renamed to Music.
1.) How do I disconnect my original "pictures folder" (which is now renamed to music and is essentially the same folder as my music folder).
It should be as easy as deleting the picture, but it's not... nothing is as easy as it should be in this train wreck. How do you delete an old account picture? I've tried just replacing it, but that turns into a whole puzzle you need to unravel first. If you pick the picture you want to replace, you would think that you would make it the big one of the 3, but you'd be wrong... that would make too much sense. If you hit browse and pick a new picture, the big one moves to the right and the new picture becomes the big one. Eventually you end up with 3 pictures and you get stuck in a sort of Rubic's Cube just trying to get the picture you want. This is some really bad software. Even the most die-hard M$ defenders have to know it, whether they want to admit it or not. So... how do you remove all the old pictures and only have the one you want.
HP HDX 18T CTO 1 TB C: Drive 500GB D: drive 4GB DDR2 RAM Windows 8.1 with updates
When I try to open up my pictures folder, I can not see any previews of photos and I have to go through an entire folder using the Microsoft Picture viewer to view each and every picture then memorize the photo number in order to attach it to any e-mail or to insert it into my Outlook 2007. Is there an incompatibility issue here ? 2007 vs Windows 8.1 ?? What can I do to rectify the situation ?
Just performed a clean install of Windows 8 Pro. x64 on a new system. As soon as Windows finished installing, I opened secpol.msc, enabled the built-in administrator account, rebooted and deleted the first account I made during Windows setup and am now using the built-in administrator account as my main account. I don't care if the Metro apps. don't work.
What I want though is a way to change the account picture for this built-in administrator account. When I go into the Metro UI, click on the my username at the top right of the screen and click on "Change account picture", nothing happens.
When I go into the desktop then Control Panel -> User Accounts, there is no option to change the account picture.
How to change the user account picture for the built-in administrator account?
(Lenovo Yoga 13.3 - full Windows updates - 8.l install/conversion - full updates again.)
I took a snapshot using the webcam (via the Skype app) and it created a file C:UsersJohnDoePicturesCamera RollThe Lame Picture.png
It's been deleted for days (including the 'Camera Roll' subdirectory it rode in on).
Per recommendations elsewhere online: I've removed all the suspect live-tiles from the Start menu: Photos, Skype, Camera - and rebooted - but no way Jose. little thumbnail is still rotating through the lineup like nobodies business.
I tried to make some animated pictures using photoshop [just trying and i know it's not good at all]
The problem here is that it works well when i view it using google chrome but it shows only one frame i.e no animation in windows picture and fax viewer. I remember it was working well in my old PC which run XP.
All my items in picture library are gone from my hard drive. not in recyle bin i have scanned using recover software and they are all listed when I go to photo app displays photos then says they are not accessible. How this happened folder option is not hidden, I search hard drive for .jpg .mov files and nothing! yet they can be seen by scanning using recover software.
How I can recover files that i now cannot access!!! totally baffled how this happened.
I have just got windows 8 and I have 220 pictures in 'My pictures' folder. Only 117 are showing. I think i added the rest at later date and for some reason when i access the pictures gallery feature on windows 8 i cannot see the newly added pics.
I just downloaded the windows 8.1 preview and am baffled. The picture does not fill out my monitor. It recognizes my monitor, the resolution settings are correct but all I get is a 22" screen in a 24" monitor.
I installed Windows 8 early to setup everything up so when it comes out in October I can just buy it and activate it. Then I got tired of not being able to customize anything so I found where Windows stores various images and here they are.
Note: After each one you may have to restart explorer.exe (cmd> tskill explorer)
Tools:Take Ownership registry edit- [URL] ....
User Account Picture:
-Go to C: Drive
-In the ribbon go to "View" Tab and choose "Options"> In the new windows go to "View"> choose to Show Hidden files
-Back in the explorer go to "ProgramData" since it is not hidden anymore
-Then Microsoft> then User Account Pictures
-The images you want to change are user.bmp, user.png, user-40.png, user-200.png (You may not see the .png or .bmp)
Now in Photoshop (or any other image editing software) make 4 images of the image you want using these settings:
This took me a while as it was harder then I thought, but here is a simplified version of what I did.
1. Download and install the takeown script to registry (This will save you a lot of time and trouble)
2. Go to "C:WindowsWebScreen" and replace img100.jpg with the image you want (make sure you have the same name)
3)Go to "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindows" and right click the "SystemData" folder and choose "Take Ownership" now you can enter the folder by pressing continue
4) Now go to S-1-5-18>ReadOnly>LockScreen_Z and replace the image with the same image you replaced in step 2, but remember to change your images file name to the one of the image your replacing. For example in step 2 it was called "img100" and this one the same image is now called "LockScreen___1920_1080" for me.
5) Now for the last one is in "C:WindowsWinSxS"
6) You will see tons of folders just use the search and search for 'img100" and when you find the correct image open the folder (right click>open file location) and replace img100 with your lockscreen image (once again make sure you keep the same file name so make sure your new lock screen says img100)
It seems like a lot to change the lock screen, but I had to change all of them to change that one setting
Start Screen: [URL] ......
Look at the bottom of this post under, "Programs to do these process for you", if you want a easier way.
3) Wait a second for it to popup and select your color
4) Alt+tab out or just press ctrl+shift+esc to bring up task manager
5) Kill msoobe.exe (it may be under Background Processes)
6) Restart explorer (cmd (or win+r)> tskill explorer)
Programs to do these process for you:I personally prefer to do manual edits, but I know some people do not or have a harder time so here are two programs I found that will change account picture and start screen. Then as a bonus it will also remove the activate water marks.
Note: It did change the color (a simple registry edit), but it failed to change the start screen for me.
Recently i noticed most .avi videos have poor picture quality on Windows Media Player in Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. Jagged lines around the images in the videos. Very few .avi i have play fine,movies .avi which do not on Windows Media Player.
When i play these same .avi videos in Cyberlink PowerDVD the picture is good.
I have tried resetting Windows Media Player through troubleshooting but this did not work at all.
I have most recent video drivers for my graphics card which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC.
I have posted both images of each player to see what i mean.
I was scanning some papers with Scan in Windows 8, but when they were scanned and I viewed them in Scan the image was much larger than the original and I couldn't find any 'Original size' option or similiar. So how do I view papers and images in original size in Scan and aswell when I view them in Paint and other programs?
Okay, so I have been surfing the internet and it is said you can change your Microsoft Games avatar through the Games app....They said it works in 8 and 8.1. Yet I have not found the button "Edit Avatar" in the Games app.
Here is a screenshot of where I was told I would be :