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    • By Dutchie64
      HI,

      Hope there are still some Surface2 (RT)  Win8 users around, as I still use mine almost daily besides my S3.

      The tablet ran the latest 04-2018 security update yesterday, but it messed up all my installed apps. Almost all of them refused to start and got stuck on the start/icon screen.
      It doesn't really matters if it's MS native apps or 3rd party ones.
      After some fiddling I got some of them to start again, by starting/closing them frequently, but are dog slow atm.

      While this was all happening, CPU and harddrive usage was over 60-70%%, as if Windows was still doing stuff. Even after multiple reboots/shutdowns.

      Also, the apps that refuse to start (for now) are apps that are not in the Store anymore. Coincidence?
      Does this sound familiar to someone, or did I just got a bad update experience?

      cheers!

      rob

       
    • By ogannon
      Hi All,
       
      I am trying to mend my parents in law's computer. It's a Lenovo with Windows 8. The computer is extremely slow - loading up the computer you need at least two attempts - the first attempt you get a blue screen. Using the PC I've encountered that the computer is extremely slow - mouse stops when you are moving it etc...
       
      I've run a disk cleanup and then also a virus run. These did not make a big difference.
       
      Does anyone have any further ideas on how to remedy this problem? Would prefer not to reboot the entire machine as I have lost the Office 2010 code.
    • By Sergey "hb860"
      Win+X Menu Editor for Windows
      version 2.0.0.1
      Win+X Menu Editor is one of my applications and it serves to provide you a simple and useful way to edit Win+X menu without system files modification. It keeps your system integrity untouched.
      With Win+X Menu Editor you are able:
      to add new items. to remove any item of Win+X menu. to change display name of any item of Win+X menu. to reorder Win+X menu items. Screens:


      This release features the following changes:
      hashlnk is not required anymore, all its functions are ported into the Win+X Menu Editor source code Numerous bugs are fixed, such as sorting bug or crash on empty Win+X menu Improved "add a program" feature New clean and useful UI with hotkeys, new icons The ability to move shortcuts between groups New feature - "Presets", which allows you to add various commands in Win+X menu, such as shutdown options, calculator and so on. Fixed a bug with built-in items renaming Video with new version is available at the download page.
      Download link
    • By Richard C.
      Windows Update essentially just says "checking for updates" forever even overnight and never finds any. While doing so the Windows Update Service is constantly eating 15-20% of my cpu resources.
       
      I am concerned I will no longer get updates as a result of this
       
      Things I have tried
      1. Malware / AV Scan (nothing found)
      2. Using Microsoft's Windows Update Troubleshooter
      3. Using System Restore to a time it last worked
      4. Re-installing the Windows Update Client
      5. Re-registering the DLL files for the BITS service
      6. Clearing out the Windows Update cache
       
      none of these solutions seem to have helped, can anyone think of anything else that might work?
       
      OS: x64 8.1 Pro
       
      Note: Upgrading the machine to Windows 10 is not an option, or I would of done so.
    • By drugo
      hi
      on my laptop i have w8.1 pro 64bit and on my desktop i have w7 64bit pro
      i don't want to upgrade them to w10
       
      i know GWX Control Panel ,i know the option in policy 
      Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update &
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate] "DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001  
      but is there a list of update important and optionals (mosty optional ) to hide ?
       
      i don't want to have nasty surprice
      i looking for a list of these updates to hide
      can you help me please?
       
      thanks