Category: windows 8

HYPER-V

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Hyper-V originally shipped as a service pack for Windows Server 2008. This is not backwards compatible with the older Virtual PC that was available for XP, Vista and Windows 7. You will need to create new virtual machines and virtual hard disks etc. Hyper-V now comes with Windows 8 Professional and above. Hyper-V is not …

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HYPER-V COMPATABILITY

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Hyper-V originally shipped as a service pack for Windows Server 2008. This is not backwards compatible with the older Virtual PC that was available for XP, Vista and Windows 7. You will need to create new virtual machines and virtual hard disks etc. Hyper-V now comes with Windows 8 Professional and above. Hyper-V is not …

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DUAL BOOT

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Many PC gamers find that their old favorite title does not work with the latest greatest version of Windows available. The MBR has a 2 TB limit while the new GPT has an 18 EB limit. The older MBR can support 4 primary partitions per hard disk and more extended partitions. The GUID GPT can …

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ERROR CODE 0x800F0922

Error Code 0x800F0922 is seen with Windows Update. If this error is presented it suggests that Windows is so badly corrupted that it cannot be repaired. If this error presents, install a new disk and install Windows fresh and then use a USB cable to recover personal files. Unfortunately there is no easy way to fix …

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ERROR CODE 0x80072EE2

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Sometimes Windows 7 users may see error code 0x80072EE2. This can occur when the update server is busy. Windows Update servers might be experiencing an unusually high number of requests for updates. Close Windows Update, wait 10 to 15 minutes, and then run Windows Update again. You can also wait for Windows Update to run at …

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WINDOWS SUPPORT LIFECYCLE

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Microsoft releases new versions of Windows every few years. Microsoft also releases service packs and platform updates periodically. Following many questions Microsoft has now released a support matrix. This provides the exact dates for general availability and the last day of support (Windows updates). Each version of Windows will have 5 years of mainstream support. This may …

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LIST OF GAMES FEATURING 64-BIT ENGINES

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A few games offered 64-bit versions to enthusiasts to experiment with. WIndows XP x64 was popular as it could use 4GB or more memory and it offered much easier memory management. This list is compiled from game system requirements. 2014 saw a trickle of 64-bit games while 2015 saw a flood of 64-bit games. 2016 …

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ERROR CODE 0x80070043

Error Code 0x80070043 surfaces with networking in Windows among other areas. This has been noted mostly with internet connections with Windows Explorer connections to Sharepoint and other hosts etc. It appears that for the most part it is due to the way networking is setup with Windows. This error has not been managed to be more …

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ERROR CODE 37

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Error code 37 means there was a problem with the device driver, This has been know to occur when the driver is damaged for one reason or another. To fix the problem the device driver disk is needed to reinstall it from the driver package.. Testing a beta build of Windows sometimes trashes the driver …

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WIN32K.SYS

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WIN32K.SYS is a low level component of WIndows. It’s the kernel side of the Windows subsystems. The includes the graphical user interface infrastructure including the USER, GDI and DirectX. DirectX is handled by DXH.SYS. USER32.DLL and IMM32.DLL make up the window manager. GDI32.DLL MSIMG32.DLL make up GDI. D3D8THK.DLL is the DirectX thunk. TWSRC_32.DLL is the print driver. WINSRV.DLL …

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ERROR CODE 0x80072F8F

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This error code has been seen with problems in Windows activation. This occurs when the system clock is not set correctly. To the problem reboot the machine and enter the BIOS and set the correct date and time. Then restart the machine and you find Windows will activate properly. If you are installing Windows 10, …

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WINDOWS DIRECTX GRAPHICS INFRASTRUCTURE

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DirectX Graphics Infrastructure (DXGI) is a user-mode component of Windows Vista and higher which provides a mapping between particular graphics APIs such as Direct3D 10.0 and above and the graphics kernel, which in turn interfaces with the user-mode Windows Display Driver Model driver. DXGI provides objects to handle tasks such as enumerating graphics adapters and …

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ADD/REMOVE WINDOWS FEATURES

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In addition to stock configuration PC gamers occasionally have problems some older programs. Windows 8 and above for example do not install the .NET Framework 3.51 or older versions. Worse, the installer fails. The reason for this is that Windows has changed the way the features are added to Windows. Open “Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features” …

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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSOD

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This bug check indicates that the DPC watchdog executed, either because it detected a single long-running deferred procedure call (DPC), or because the system spent a prolonged time at an interrupt request level (IRQL) of DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The value of Parameter 1 indicates whether a single DPC exceeded a timeout, or whether the system …

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STICKY NOTES

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Sticky Notes is one of the gadgets seen with Windows Vista. The gadget is designed to replicate the old style paper sticky notes that surfaced back in the 1970s. Sticky Notes uses Microsoft’s SQL Server Lite which is the actual store for the notes. Unfortunately the database is not easily found to back it up. …

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