Tag Archives: windows 8

Well, I’ll be!

6th time was the charm!  Well, Windows Media Center is working on my Windows 8.1 Pro laptop.  Currently scanning the laptops’ harddrive for errors to see if that fixes the slow to start/login problem. Still no word as to whether … Continue reading

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The ongoing saga of Win 8 roll back

After hours online with MS Support, three different techs regarding doing a “repair install” on my Window 8.1 laptop that the ‘free’ upgrade to Windows 10 screwed up, and I managed to roll it back to 8.1, but had persistent … Continue reading

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Minor annoyances of Windows 8.1

And no, not upgrading to Windows 10 on this laptop, as Microsoft and AMD stopped  Point Five of a version of supporting my graphics card.  I tried Win10 and it took over 5 hours to fix it.. well, roll it … Continue reading

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The set up isn’t pretty, but it works

Have my Sony Vaio laptop running Windows 8 with two USB  hubs.  And I have both 23″ monitors, HDMI port, and DVI to USB set up.  I have the laptop lid closed, so only the two external monitors are visible. … Continue reading

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Oy &$^%$ vey!

Windows 10 upgrade was a disaster. Because both Microsoft AND AMD decided to not make updated graphics drivers for Radeon 7600 (only from 7700 on up) logging into Window could take (not a joke) close to an hour.  And woe … Continue reading

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After much discussion with Alan

and being someone who wants to control her computer and its’ OS, not having the OS control her, I might just tough it out with Windows 8. Why?  My hosts file is edited/customized, to stop spam and other ads. Also, … Continue reading

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Windows 8 ‘lets see just how stupid this is’ function.

I applied Windows 8 security updates and rebooted. Turns out the security update wiped my Microsoft Live login password. On top of that, I couldn’t remember it, so couldn’t login to Windows. Just under the “wrong password/email” message was their … Continue reading

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