Windows 8

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  1. Puny

    [SOLVED] Spacebar not working after reset

    So i was playing minecraft last night perfectly fine as i usually do. While playing a window appears but closes immediately since i must have pressed a button intended for minecraft. I did not worry since everything was fine. Except when i turned my pc my spacebar is not working. Im running off...
  2. S

    Question System gets stuck on "Please Wait" screen ?

    Dear Community, We are having weird issue with some of our computers/laptops. When rebooting system, it gets stuck on "please wait" screen. Sometimes the same behaviour happens when turning on the systems. It takes more than 15 minutes staying stuck on this screen. I realized that when I...
  3. BT80

    Question Repurpose old NAS into docking station

    I have seen plenty of videos on how to convert an old pc into a NAS. But I sort of want to do the opposite (well almost).. That is I want to repurpose an old 5-bay NAS into a no brains docking station. The two old NAS systems I have are long past there manufacturers support life and not...
  4. X

    [SOLVED] How can I bypass win 8.1 "Checking this PC" ( ISO Direct installation )

    Hello.. If u look at my first post, I talked about "will win 8.1 work on 512 MB RAM?" After i got the ISO and I got in this trouble, "This PC is not supported" Is there anyway I can bypass the system check by modifying the ISO? Please reply! Brand : COMPAQ Model : V3000 Ram : 512 MB ( I have...
  5. M

    Question Only 64 bit applications not responding

    Hey there. i have pretty old pc. it has 64 bit windows 8. Suddenly all the 64 bit programs stopped responding, even the default programs. Only 32 bit programs are working and they are working just fine. I checked for essential updates for windows which is windows 8 but there were none...
  6. B

    [SOLVED] Cant install drivers, but need internet to update....

    Hello there, MOTHERBAORD: asus x570 pro GPU: gtx 1050 ti CPU: amd ryzen x3900 32 gb 3200mhz Recently bought the assus x570 pro and installed windows 8 onto it. I want to upgrade it to my windows 10 i had on my old pc wich i reset, but i need internet to do so. I cant install the internet...
  7. Matt1983

    [SOLVED] PC with Win10 doesn't boot

    I was ask to help fixing a laptop that doesn't boot. When in UEFI it goes into Win rescue environment (blue interface) when in Legacy it displays that there is no bootable media. I tried so mann things already. Startup Repair doesn't work, there are no previous backup points. I tried command...
  8. Question Windows 8.1 User folders messed up

    I recently tested the changing of location for the special or system folders for windows. When I did so they got messed up and now videos, desktop, and pictures all say "pictures" or whatever location one of them is set to. If one of those three folder's location is set to a certain path the...
  9. Darkbreeze

    Discussion Windows 7 and 8 users can still upgrade to windows 10 for free.

    Clearly, most of us here already knew this, and it's pretty much common knowledge on the forums, but it's always nice to see a somewhat official validation. As well, this should serve as a reminder to anybody still running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 that you can, and probably should, take advantage of...
  10. V

    [SOLVED] Windows activation error

    I just installed a new windows on my pc using my someone else windows drive. I still have my own older activation key to use. I originally have a windows 8 key but I upgraded it to windows 10 when I could have. Running the troubleshooter I still couldn't activate my key. My error Code: (...
  11. J

    Question install windows 10/8/7 error 0x80070570

    If anyone can figure this out, you will be forever a GOD to me... I can't seem to install windows to my new Samsung SSD.... it gives me error 0x80070570 I have downloaded the latest iso from the microsoft site, I have even tried installing wins 7 and 8 but still get this error... I have tried...
  12. beckahsloths

    Question Windows 8 Install - Cannot Find Drive... And More

    I've got a Lenovo y50 with SeaGate Laptop Thin SSHD - 500GB (more specifically a ST500LM00-SSHD-8GB). About 2 weeks ago I restarted the computer and when I tried to turn it back on I kept getting an EFI error. So, I tried everything within my power to get rid of the boot error. Needless to say...
  13. D

    Question Should I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8/8.1

    Windows 7 support will end soon so I've been thinking to switch to another os I tried Windows 10 but It lags and my laptop doesn't have any drivers for it I'm thinking of Installing Windows 8/8.1 Here's my laptop It has a driver for...
  14. J

    Question I bought a used Dell PRecision 7720 on Ebay - Some questions on it and Was it Worth it?

    I bought a used dell precision 7720 on ebay for $520. IT came with 64gb ram, i5-7440hq, AMD wx 4130, 2tb Hd, 1 TB samsung NVME. IT did not come with any OS installed though. I have several questions though: 1) Do you guys think this laptop was worth it for the price and specs? 2) Since it...
  15. L

    Question Can I install Windows 8 from USB to an External HDD, on Windows 10?

    I have a desktop running Windows 10. I own an empty HDD, and a USB preloaded with Windows 8 (and I have activation key). I would like to install Windows 8 on the external HDD so that when it is plugged in, I can choose to either boot from Windows 8 or Windows 10. Do I need to format my...
  16. K

    Question Transfering a certificate

    Greetings everyone! I've ran into a problem and don't know how to solve it. My uncle bought a new computer, and I don't know how to transfer the bank certificate, since the export private key option is grayed out. The old computer (computer A) is an old Toshiba laptop with Windows 8.1...
  17. R

    Question Moved from HDD to SSD, same OS, boot up is different?

    Hello all, I have a bit of a difficult question today. I'm changing over from a hard drive to an SSD and have the OS installed on both at the moment (Windows 8.1, same disc used). The strange thing is, when booting from the SSD my boot up is a little different. On the hard drive it goes to BIOS...
  18. R

    [SOLVED] 2 Hard Drives (One SSD, One HDD, Both with Windows) Easiest Way to Switch?

    Hello all, I was curious what the easiest way to do this will be. I've had an SSD with Windows installed for the past couple of years, but I didn't switch from the HDD because I was in school and was doing work on there pretty regularly. I know I'll need to update Windows on the SSD, but I want...
  19. yippee ki yay

    [SOLVED] How to reinstal OS Windows 8 upgrade 10

    Greetings people, I have a PC which I need to reinstall OS. We buy Windows 8.1 few years ago and when Microsoft relase free upgrade to Windows 10 we do that. Now I need to reinstall PC and how to keep Windows 10? Is key for Windows 8 or Windows 10 ? Thank you
  20. marek_shields

    Question Which GPU is better? (ASUS vs EVGA)

    Looking to get a 2080 Ti in the near future and, after doing some research, narrowed down the list to just a few cards. Two of the cards in particular that I was looking at are the following: ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti OC (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING) EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 (11G-P4-2487-KR)...
  21. M

    Question 0xc000021a Error

    I got a BSOD with error code 0xc000021a. It happened after a Windows 10 update that took place April 1. I disabled driver signatures and I'm back up but how do I fix the problem since it will probably come back if I restart or shut down the computer and turn it back on.
  22. B

    Question Crossfire RX 470s

    hmm i have a 550w FSP psu and i'm really really want to increase my rig a little bit, i think i will crossfire 2 RX470, which i owned one and gonna buy 1 more btw but first, could anyone tell me that can my psu handle 2 RX470 ? my spec: i5 2500k 8gb of 1333 ram 1 hdd 220gb 7200rpm of wd 1 hdd...
  23. O

    Question Amd RX580 8g gpu usage drops to 0 while gaming

    I have a problem with my Rx508 8Gig card, My gpu usage drops to 0% and ill get a freeze while playing Ark, Dead By Deadlight and Risk of Rain 2(only games im having this problem) Problem cropped up a few weeks ago was intermittent now its a constant freeze for 1-2 seconds every 30seconds to a...
  24. B

    Question Upgrade without losing software

    I have an old Dell PC that runs an older commercial vinyl cutter. The cutter is a high quality Graphtec and in great shape, but PC is old. The cutter runs off a parallel port and the cutter software is no longer supported. It has Windows XP Professional - Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 2.99 GHz...
  25. NomadSub7

    [SOLVED] Upgrading motherboard

    Hi I currently have a ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO thinking of upgrading but don't really want to upgrade the whole system CPU i7 i7-6700K M.2 Samsung SSD 970 Evo NVMe Mem G.SKILL 3200 (DDR4) 16/3200 TRIDENT Z PSU Seasonic X-650 GPX Asus 1050i I like Asus mobo been using them for years - any...
  26. E

    Question Will my gpu fit this mount?

    My gpu=XFX Rx 590 fatboy (takes up 2.5 pci slots) The mount I want=Cooler Master MasterAccessory Vertical Graphics Card Holder Kit Will this card fit?
  27. N

    Question RTX 2070 or GTX 1660 Ti

    Hey, I really can't decide if it's wort spending almost 200$ more to get the RTX 2070. I want to be able to get 144 fps on 1080p while streaming Apex and Fortnite with Nvenc, and around 45 FPS on X-Plane 11 (I also know xplane is VRAM intensive so that's also a factor). Right now I have a 1050...
  28. R

    Question Is my PC 1440p ready?

    Hello guys, My awesome friend gave me his old PC and I wondering if you could tell me if it would work well with a 1440p monitor. Specs are; i7 6700k @4gz 16gb 2400 ddr4 SSD+HDD GTX 980TI ASRock Z170 PRO4s Thank you:-)
  29. N

    [SOLVED] Any suggestions on changes to my draft build

    I'm looking to build my first PC, this is the draft I've created through the research I've done. I'm looking for any tips on improvements I can make and I was recommended to come here. I wanted a future-proof system with the capability to run whatever I wanted on good settings for years to...
  30. D

    [SOLVED] Clean install windows 10 - same hard drive shows up twice

    Hey guys. So I just built a new PC - Ryzen 5 1600 and Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Mobo with a Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD. I used a flash drive to clean install windows 10 and everything works fine, but now my bios shows the boot priority as follows: View: View...
  31. NotSoGoodAtComputers

    Question What motherboard should i buy?

    Hello i want to buy a new budget motherboard for a case i got, but i don't know what motherboard i should buy. I have a gtx 1050. Any suggestions?
  32. Vikorz

    Question Samsung S6 or Honor 10 lite?

    I just had a quick question and was wondering if it'd be worth selling my s6 for £60 and buying an Honor 10 lite for £200? Thanks!
  33. Magical_waffle

    Question Looking for a bluetooth adapter

    I use a standalone Sirius XM radio in my work van, I'm looking for a bluetooth adapter to plug into it so I can use my bluetooth headphones, does a adptar excise? I've seen the adapters that you can plug into a stereo so its compatible for bluetooth so that your phone can connect to it but...
  34. C

    [SOLVED] Would it be okay to build my computer and add my GPU tomorrow.

    Everything other than my GPU will be here today, would it make sense to build it all and just add the GPU when I get it tomorrow.
  35. Mn74625

    Question Computer is slow for seemingly no reason

    My computer recently started running slowly and when I looked into it, it seemed to be an outdated processor and broken hard drive. So I replaced those and got a Samsung evo 860 1tb and a Intel core I7 6700K processor. I also upgraded my graphics card to an nvidia MSI gtx 1660 ti. It was running...
  36. D

    [SOLVED] Can anything from my old computer be used in my new gaming build - March 2019

    I have an older Alienware Aurora R3 where most stuff in Dell is proprietary. Is it possible to use the optical drives and card readers in a new build? Is anything on an old computer a no-no to put in a new computer? Everything else would be upgraded and new in a new case. The tech friend said...
  37. J

    Question Sparking and "zapping" PSU

    Hi all! I need your advice. I have an FSP Hydro G 750W PSU that behaves kind of strange. If I don't flip the switch fast enough it gives a zapping noise - like an eletrical short. In turn if I don't flip the switch at all, just push it 1-2mm -s it sparks at the back under a toroid. The...
  38. S

    Question Ryzen/Asus 3200mhz RAM not stable above 2666mhz

    I recently built/upgraded my PC, specs are: Ryzen 2600x Asus Prime X470-pro Team T-Force Nighthawk RGB (on MOBO QVL at 3200mhz) With everything on "auto" the RAM clocks itself to...
  39. S

    [SOLVED] Inconsistent computer crashes (restarts) when playing games.

    The issue occurs when playing games, not necessarily under heavy load, but I believe it has always happened when playing games. I could be playing a game for hours multiple days in a row with no issues then suddenly it will shut down and restart, or i could be playing for 5 minutes after...
  40. BobMcSmith

    [SOLVED] MSI Monitor Comparison Questions

    Hello! I recently purchased a new graphics card, and now I'm buying a 144hz monitor. I'm comparing 4 MSI monitors right now as they are all pretty cheap on Newegg. I'm just wondering what the main differences between them are, and which one is the "best." Thanks! Optix G24C Optix MAG24C Optix...