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  1. ShoobieStomper

    Windows 10 Files Disappeared after Transfer to Portable Drive

    I do not see the files when I connect the drive to my laptop. It's like they just don't exist. I have transferred files like this many times and I have a little over 2 TB used on the drive. However, I can't remember if I have ever plugged the drive into my desktop before turning it on after...
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    Windows 10 Files Disappeared after Transfer to Portable Drive

    Hey, guys! I recently transferred about 30 files (around 20 GB) to my portable drive and they disappeared. I'll try to explain what I did because I would like to know if I did something wrong so that I can avoid this in the future. 1. I unplugged my drive (Seagate Backup Plus 4TB formatted in...
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    Windows 10 Does Windows 10 still have internet connectivity issues?

    Hey, guys! I have a question. My family and I have two desktops and three laptops that are all running Windows 8.1. With that being said, they all have had internet issues. They have all had other issues, but I guess I've grown to accept the way Windows is at this point. Anyway, I know it's not...
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    Windows 8 [URGENT] I Cannot Open Anything (Windows 8.1)

    I think it also defaulted to NTFS. Should I have switched it back to FAT32? How can I tell if I am for sure booting in UEFI?
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    Windows 8 [URGENT] I Cannot Open Anything (Windows 8.1)

    Thanks again for all of this! Here's where I'm at. I had some time last night so i downloaded the Windows 8.1 ISO and then I used Rufus. I made sure that it was set to GPT and everything seemed to worked perfect, but I got the same problem when I tried to use it. I did notice that I forgot to...
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    Windows 8 [URGENT] I Cannot Open Anything (Windows 8.1)

    Thanks, man! Will Rufus 2.1 completely format my USB? Will this install just replace my existing Windows partition and nothing else?
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    Windows 8 [URGENT] I Cannot Open Anything (Windows 8.1)

    Well, I finally had a chance to mess with my computer and this is what I'm running into now. My only option is to use the USB that I have Windows on. The only problem is that I get this message when I try to install. Windows cannot be installed to this disk. the selected disk is of the GPT...
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    Windows 8 [URGENT] I Cannot Open Anything (Windows 8.1)

    Well, I just decided to load my drive into another computer so that I could get all of my data off of it. The good news is that it's not my HDD. :) I will keep you updated. My plan is to just wipe it and then go from there.
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    Windows 8 [URGENT] I Cannot Open Anything (Windows 8.1)

    Okay, I will look into that, but I can't actually get into my computer. I have tried everything. I can't even boot into safe mode. Do you think my RAM could be causing it?
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    Windows 8 [URGENT] I Cannot Open Anything (Windows 8.1)

    Hey, man! I actually haven't downloading anything on that computer because I am still having connectivity problems. Well, it's better now that I am plugged directly into my router. Anyway, that was my first thought, too. It just doesn't make since because it's so sudden. I haven't done anything...
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    Windows 8 [URGENT] I Cannot Open Anything (Windows 8.1)

    Well, now I can sign in, but it's just a black screen and my pointer. I am really starting to worry because I have Windows installed on a USB so I decided to boot from it. None of the options are working because my drive is locked. I have no idea what to do now. I was planning on doing a system...
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    Windows 8 [URGENT] I Cannot Open Anything (Windows 8.1)

    Great, now it won't even connect to the internet so I can't even sign in after a reboot. It is connected directly to my router. Did Microsoft release an update or something?
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    Windows 8 [URGENT] I Cannot Open Anything (Windows 8.1)

    Hey, guys! Well, everything was working good last night, but I tried to open up Chrome today and NOTHING is working. I can't open Chrome. I can't start Task Manager. I can't open Control Panel. I can't even launch apps from my Start screen. Oh, and none of my startup apps are opening. My...
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    Windows 8.1 Visual C++ Redistribuatble Packages

    Hey, thanks! That article definitely sums it up nicely! I think I'll just let the game installers do their thing. ;-)
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    Windows 8.1 Visual C++ Redistribuatble Packages

    Hey, guys! I just have a quick question. I have installed many games recently and most all of them have some version of the Visual C++ Redistributable Packages included. So, if I were to download all of the packages (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013) and install them prior to installing any games...
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    Windows 8 NTFS Permissions

    Thank you! I can give that a try. Well, it would be FAT32, but I wanted to transfer files larger than 4GB so I formatted it to NTFS. I also use a Mac with the same drive and I think I may have originally formatted it to NTFS from FAT32 with my Mac. Would that have made a difference?
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    Windows 8 NTFS Permissions

    It works fine after I click Continue, but it's just annoying. I thought maybe I could get rid of it pretty easy. It's really that big of a deal. I just don't remember seeing it until recently.
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    Windows 8 Reinstalling Windows 8.1

    That's good to know! It will probably have less than my recovery partition. Yeah, I am talking about a fresh install... I want all of the junk gone. Lol :-) That's probably a good idea, but I think I may just have to use my current drive for now since I just bought a new GPU. Haha :-) It...
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    Windows 8 NTFS Permissions

    Hey, guys! I'm back again! Haha :-) I have been moving a lot of files around on my external, but I keep getting this message. It doesn't make since because I should have full control. Any ideas? Thanks in advance! - Alex
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    Windows 8 Reinstalling Windows 8.1

    Hey, guys! I have a restored my PC a few times using the, "Remove everything and reinstall Windows option," but I want to just reinstall Windows without all of the bloatware junk that it came with. I plan on creating an ISO image and then installing it via USB and then I will go to this page to...
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