Category: windows 8

WINDOWS 8

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Windows 8 was released to manufacturing (RTM) on August 1, 2012 for a October 26, 2012 launch. With the 8.1 updates, all of the issues have been corrected. Windows 8.1 has already seen market share rise to over 10% at the end of 2013. Remember that extended support for Windows XP expired in April 2013. …

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ERROR CODE 0xA0F4244

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The error code 0xA0F4244 is seen when the camera app in Windows 8 and above cannot connect to the physical camera. Sometimes it can be fixed in the device manager by removing the camera driver. Uninstalling the driver and forcing windows to download it will at least have a known good driver. Other times a driver …

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REFRESH WINDOWS

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PC gamers frequently have to erase their hard disk and install Windows fresh to recover game performance. Over time accumulated downloads and run-times bog down a system. Worse are error messages that can interfere with game play. The BSOD is usually due to driver problems or worse. software. See our page on security. You may …

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UEFI GOP VBIOS

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Starting with Windows 8, Windows began to support UEFI and GPT boot for gaming machines. Larger capacity hard disks can be booted with a UEFI based machine. The video card however also needs to support the graphics output protocol (GOP) so that the UEFI can achieve the native resolution or at least 1024×768 resolution for …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 8

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We have many old games. Unfortunately some games are not compatible with Windows 8 while others of the same period are. For this reason we suggesting dual boot. We have another list of games with known issues from Windows 7. Generally recent games should be OK with Windows 8. Older titles are the …

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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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