Today I upgraded to Windows 8.1 (I think that's the version). I was pretty much forced to do the update. Now, my start button is completely gone and replaced with something that takes me to the Windows 8 screen, which I absolutely hate, because I can't control anything on it. I have installed a utility that let's me use the desktop, and it basically looks like Windows 7, which worked perfectly fine. It seems like all my apps are gone and this new button is linked only to the Windows 8 screen. How can I get my Windows 7 profile back?
I have Windows 8.1 installed and today I discovered that theStart button is back. I do not know how or when it happened but I now have thestart button and it is exactly like the one on Windows 7. A few days ago therewere some updates which I installed so I suppose it came down with that. I justclick on the little icon at the bottom left hand corner. As I said, it's justlike the one on Windows 7.Is this a fluke?
Randomly and following no specific action, the start button stop working. The start button becomes unclickable. this is a long time issue for me and some of my friends. Whats causing this? I've tried everything
I am trying to play Yuri's revenge over a LAN. my problem is that when I click on the "Network" tab it stays on the main menu. This problem is usually fixed for windows xp/vista (Never had a window 7 so I don't know about that) by downloading the "wsock32.dll" and placing it in the game folder. Windows 8 comes with a wsock32.dll, and when I copy it to the game folder and try to click the "Network" tab nothing happens.
The present file format of these personal videos is: .3gp. When I try to play them in Xbox video I get this error message: Can't play because the item's file format isn't supported. Check the store to see if this item is available there. 40 apps open when I did check. Which app will play this .3gp format? I can visually play them in Windows Media Player but for some reason there's no sound & it's turned up to full volume.
Apparently DirectDraw games don't run to well on Windows 8.
I recently wanted to play a Desperados an old isometric tactics game. But it ran like 10% the speed it's supposed to. So it was unplayable.
There are some alternative ddraw stuff out there. Actually one works somewhat: with wine3d-s ddraw.dll (and dependencies) the game runs mostly normally (with occasional crashes), but the game HUD is total garbage. Mostly black sometimes the proper thing flashes when I click on them.
Is there a proper solution for playing old ddraw games?
I have .wmv files that play perfectly fine on Windows 7 Windows Media Player 12. However, I have tried them on two different computers that are Windows 8. They simply won't play. The error I keep receiving is: "can't play because the items file format isn't supported. Check the store to see if this is available there."
At first I thought it was missing a codec pack, but I tried download the Windows 8 codec and that didn't work.
I do not understand how the .wmv files play on Windows 7 Media Player 12 and now on Windows 8 Media Player. It is just one .wmv file either. These .wmv files need to be available for Windows 8 users.
Again, multiple .wmv files play on Windows 7, but not on two different Windows 8 computers.
I have a Windows 8 Kiosk running and would like to have a video playing on it all the time. However, I want someone to be able to tap the screen to play it. The video ends and has to be tapped to be played again. And the screen is locked on this video only, so a client couldn't access any other part of the computer.
Is that something that I should be looking into some sort of media playing OS or is there any application that could do this task?
After upgrading to win 8, all of my videos were being played through x-box video app. I clicked one of my videos and changed the default to win media player and now this window appears when I try to open a video.
I've searched for a resolution for this everywhere but it seems like I am the only one with this issue, whenever i try to play video in a windows 8 app I get an error or the video just loads forever... however everything else about apps work just cannot play videos inside apps :
(I am running 8.1 on an MSI GT60 2OC). Everything will be fine for a good while and at some point when I switch to the start menu after scrolling my mouse out of the bottom left corner and off of the start button, the task bar and start button will drop down and dispensary like it should. However when I scroll over the corner again, it doesn't pop back up, I cant swipe up or down for my charms bar on the right or see my running apps on the left everything is unaccessible. It can be fixed temporary by re logging but its only a matter of time before it happens again. I have done many hd wipes and re-installations to resolve this issue. Nothing works.
I have some apps installed and some drivers. I also did a bios update and some firmware updated and at this point I am thinking it may be them. I cant clean boot to troubleshoot because sometimes the bug wont show up for a whole day. Im a new win 8 user. 1 weird thing I noticed was that like my problem also had Revo Uninstaller on their computer, a program that I also have installed..
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.
This button is not working. The window doesnt hang. There is no error message. It just doesnt say anything. I am trying to install Visual Studio 2013. It needs to create a system restore point before starting installation. Needless to say, it fails too. I am on Windows 8.1. I ran sfc /scannow with no results.
I'm running Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on a Dell Precision 490 desktop. I upgraded from XP so it was basically a clean install.
I have my power button configured to put the system to sleep and it will do that ONCE after I turn it on. After that, pushing the power button does nothing until the next reboot or power cycle. Going to Charms -> Settings -> Power -> Sleep always works.
This obviously isn't a critical problem, but it's really annoying because I'm in the habit of hitting the power button and usually it just doesn't work.
Things I've tried: - searching Google - can't find the needle in the haystack - searching this forum - nothing that matches - checking the Event Log - nothing interesting or suspicious - apply all Microsoft updates - no change - disable my Comodo Internet Security - no change - change power options and then change them back - no change - checked if I could stop and restart the power service - nope