dad upgraded from windows 7 to 8 a few months ago and selected to keep his old files (i.e. pictures, vids, so on) now we cant find his old files. I have gone to the windows.old file and there are files there but they all say that they are empty. everything else seems to be fine but we cant find all of his vacation pictures or other media that he really was not wanting to lose.
I have been using a PC for over ten years and, at best, I am still a novice! I am experiencing a lot of issues I had overcome with Win7. I will address thes one at a time. In the past when I was looking for a folder or file I pressed START and keyed in what I was looking, a name or unique words. How do I do that using Windows 8.1?
I recently purchased a new laptop (Windows 8), we put the hard disk from my old slow laptop (win XP) that stopped working into a "sata enclosure". When I attached it, I cant find my personal files. Its like the space is taken up but my important files cant be seen!! All that comes up on the hard disk enclosure drive (F is: recovery, swwork, windows, and preboot folders... and a recov.wim file. I even ran "Search" but still cant find my documents or anything...
I'm trying to download some DLLs to use for my Paint Shop Pro program and I need to put them in my System 32 files, and I can't find System 32. I new at working with this Win 8. I received the 2 dlls in a zip folder. I opened them and saved in a folder in Documents. I tried to right click on extracted file to find the System 32 files that way, not there. I went to extract and tried to extract to, and tried to browse to System 32, but I just could not find the System 32. I saw Programs and Programs (68) but no System 32 .
I have a lot of files who are stored into folders (~ 2-3K worth of folders with 2-20 files in each folder) and I need to search in each one to see if there are any files that are similar in name. None will be exactly the same so I need to only compare the first 10 characters and if there are 2 files that have the same characters, then I need to have them displayed so I can decide if I should delete one. The problem with commercial duplicate detectors is they match the entire name or the CRC of a file which in this case will be different.
If you're willing to look at the text above, you'll find that this "PATH" is totally different with the one we set in Environment Variables dialog or get from the CMD.
I want to use some executable files in "d:commonin" with my web application hosted by IIS8, but I found that the web application could not find the executable files in "d:commonin", which should exist in "PATH"
Well, though I can just put the executable files into system32,
I figured out how to search but Windows 8.1 stopped searching for files. I type a word in the window and nothing happens after I hit enter.
I searched the web and suggestions say to use the charms menu but I haven't figured out how to search a thumb drive with the charms menu search.
When I insert a thumbdrive, the window opens and I type in the Search Toshiba (G) box and hit enter and nothing comes up and Windows can't find its own files on a thumb drive but it works on the C drive.
I keep turning on another computer with Windows XP to do searches or I use Windows 7 and I can get around a little.
The screen shots on the internet doesn't seem to work or relate with my system.
My "c" drive is starting to get full mostly because of a very large music collection. My friend said"simple,just put everything on "d". I think I should have gotten an external drive. Anyhow, now when I go to listen to a playlist song on media player, I get blue dots with an "i"in them and a message saying that the media player can't find the file. I tried changing the file location for the media player to"d"drive,but it would not let me (suggestion from same friend who said "mine works fine in "d" drive. Should I move everything back or get an external drive or is there a way to make this work. Asus Notebook a45x ,Windows 8,Media player version unknown.
My friend has 3 or 4 hard drives with personal files that she wants me to combine into one hard drive. She says there will be many duplicate files and we need to eliminate them. What would be the best way to go about doing that?
After updating to 8.1, windows search is slow, even though I disabled Bing and I don't have extra locations in the index, and it doesn't find files even though they are in subfolders of My Documents. This problem is very outstanding with Word files.
I tried deleting the Data folder, and rebuilding the index, but to no avail. I need a way to search for text within files, so the "Everything" app does not seem to be the solution. I am trying out AgentRansack right now, and it does work, but it is slow and uses up almost all the CPU when it is searching.
I'm not sure how far reaching this is but I just noticed that when I select a folder and type a file name in the search bar on the right of the address bar, files are found on my backup drive, which is attached by USB to the PC, this drive is attached because it contains other partitions for file storage.
The folder in this case was on the desktop and it shows that it is on C: Drive, but files were found on the H: Drive which is where I run my backup to.
When I un-attach the H drive the files found do not respond to left or right click.
When I tried to reset my laptop, it read "could not find the files needed". mine is an Acer aspire V5, it didn't came with an installation disc or media, i know it should have a hidden partition for recovery, but i think the system is having trouble with it. i think a malware might have done this, i got malware bytes, I tried norton online scan and eset online scan, but did not detect any. before this, i experienced my firefox browser icon on the taskbar progressing a download but cant see anything on downloads tab, i closed firefox several times, but it continued everytime i opened firefox, and it did finished its download.
Later i noticed explorer.exe is always having an established connection in TCPview, without me opening any apps. so i thought i really need to reset the computer, but this is my problem. I've already run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth restore health on command prompt, but it showed no integrity violation.
Windows8 navigation. Can not find familiar file directory to access files, instead apps and app store! Could some one direct me how I can turn off start screen and go back old fashion ways. Else I will have to go back to my Vista.
Had to defeat the password. Then files and pictures would not show up in my DropBox this never happened in Win 8.0, it needed upgrade to DropBox strange Microsoft did not work with DropBox or include the upgrade path in 8.1. Next my WiFi would not connect to computer running Win 8.1 never had this problem in Win 8.0 had to search for upgraded wireless drivers to solve this item, i would have thought Microsoft would have noticed this in their testing. Then there are these little pop up notices of memory problems, when no problems are being had. I am still getting used to dealing with Windows 8 and the fun of having some of my year old programs not being able to install. I am just glad i have a few other computers running Win7 and working very well. The jury is still out with my Windows 8 so i hope things will get improved, or just better usable will make me happy.
The method for obtaining a retail Windows 8.1 ISO has been published and re-published. It seems that most people who are interested in the ISO want to use it for a clean install. I respect that, however I want to upgrade my copy of (retail) Windows 8.0 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro.
Can I use the retail Windows 8.1 ISO to upgrade from 8.0 Pro to 8.1 Pro?
PC is an AMD A4 processor with 8 gb RAM, 32 bit operating system, x64 processor with win 8 pro installed. When attempting to upgrade to win 8.1 pro 64-bit iso, by clicking Mount> double click Settup, I am getting the following message: "This app cannot run on your PC. To find a version for your PC, check with the software publisher". If I installed the 32bit iso it works fine.
I've had a search but am still a bit confused. Before I hose my system, can I just check a couple of things? I have legit win8 pro + MCE x64. I have the x64 WZOR ISO. I'd like to upgrade from 8 to 8.1 without losing anything (data or programs).
1. Is this possible?
2. Do I mount the ISO & run setup? Or do I have to burn & boot off the ISO?
3. if I run setup from within windows, it tells me my key isn't valid for this version of windows. Do I just need to use the 'universal' professional key (XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB) and then switch for my MCE key after upgrading?
I've recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, but for some reason it installed Windows 8.1 32-bit, instead of the 64 bit version. I've left it this way for a week or so but some of the applications I use need to be 64 bit.
Basically, how do I upgrade to a 64 bit version of Windows 8.1?
I have purchased window 8.1 pro DVD from a retail store please note it is complete windows DVD not an upgrade pack i want to upgrade my window 7 ultimate to win 8.1 pro with this Complete DVD and retail key provided with it, upgrading with this DVD note i don't want to lose any of my data and installed apps which are compatible.
I'd like to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Pro. This will be run as a guest on VirtualBox 4.3.2 (the newest as of November 2013) on Ubuntu 12.04 (April 2012) with weekly updates.
In Windows Store, an attempt to upgrade fails because, it indicates that Windows 8.1 is "not supported by your CPU". This is a doubtful explanation because it runs Windows 8 fine. The CPU is an Intel i7 - 2670 QM that was released in Q4 2011 in a unit that retailed in June 2012. VirtualBox has WDDM and 3D acceleration since at least VirtualBox 4.1 which was released more than a year ago. I run with VirtualBox's display 2D acceleration ON, and previously with 3D acceleration OFF because I've had problems. However, 3D acceleration is presently ON. Regardless, Windows 8.1 will not install either way.
This is what Microsoft indicates under "more information" about Win 8.1.
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
I note that Windows 8 also requires PAE, NX, and SSE2 so that should not be the problem. I have allocated 4 GB RAM and about 500 GB disk, which are both more than adequate.
Edit: I use a 64 bit machine with 64 bit Linux and 64 bit Windows. Edit: Although I tried to install Windows 8.1 with 3D acceleration ON, I generally keep it OFF because it can result in a crash of my .NET application that uses a XAML window. It's not a bug that I care enough about to fix.
How do I fix this Windows 8.1 installation problem?
I wanted to upgrade it manually to windows 8.1, so i used a usb keyboard to access bios settings and I disabled uefi. After reboot, i got a bootmenu which didn't booted in my usb installation. I messed up then with the bios, and after rebooting i couldn't even use the keyboard anymore. I am stuck now at the boot menu.