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Is Microsoft Forcing Users To Upgrade To Windows 10?

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Are you receiving an error message stating, “Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows…”? Recently Microsoft has taken steps to block Windows Updates from installing on computers with certain Processors that are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.X. The processors affected are 7th generation Intel i3, i5, and i7 along with Ryzan processors from AMD and the 8996 processor from Qualcomm. These are not older processors that are being phased out; that might be understandable. These are current generation mainstream processors. If you …

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Windows 8.1 Recovery Options – Restore, Refresh, & Reset

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Recovery Options Windows 8.1 includes several Recovery Options which I believe are an improvement over Windows 7. You can access these Recovery Options by . If possible, before you attempt any of these Recovery Options, make sure that you have full backups of everything on your computer. I suggest starting with the Restore option first, as it is the least invasive option. If that doesn’t solve your issue, continue on to Refresh. If you’re still stuck, Reset may be your only choice. Let’s look at each of the Recovery Options …

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How To Create A Windows 8.1 Recovery Drive

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What Is A Windows 8.1 Recovery Drive A Windows 8.1 Recovery Drive is a bootable USB flash drive that you can use to troubleshoot Windows 8.1. The built-in Create A Recovery Drive tool, makes this process quick and simple. You will need at least a 512MB USB Flash Drive, a larger drive is fine but 512MB is the minimum. Make sure you don’t have any files you need on the flash drive, when you create the Recovery Drive it will be formatted and everything on the flash drive will be deleted. The Windows …

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How To: Restore Windows 8.1 With A System Image

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Continuing our theme of backup and recovery options in Windows 8.1, today we’re going to show you how to restore your computer using a System Image. In order to restore from a System Image, you’ll first need to . You will also need to . We’ll use the Recovery Drive to boot your computer into Windows 8.1 Troubleshooting options. How To Boot To Windows 8.1 Troubleshooting Options First, you’ll need to plug in your Rescovery Drive into a USB port on your computer. If you used an external hard drive to create your System Image, …

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Create A System Image in Windows 8.1

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How To Create A System Image in Windows 8.1 Yes, a System Image backup is still available in Windows 8.1. Yes, Microsoft did hide it pretty well. With cloud storage becoming prevalent, Microsoft is moving (pushing?) users away from the conventional PC backup. Only a few years ago, everyone was encouraged to keep meticulous backups. In the event of a drive failure or a particularly insidious virus, unless you had good backups, your data was lost. Microsoft’s current idea is that users should be storing their documents, pictures, music, etc. …

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Restore Files With Windows 8 File History

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Now that we know what  is, let’s get into the meat and potatoes of File History and learn how to restore files with Windows 8 File History in the event of a crash, deleted file, corrupt file, etc. How To Restore Files With Windows 8 File History? To begin, open up File History from the Control Panel. In the left hand column you’ll see the option for Restore Personal Files. Now you’ll be presented with a new window that shows all of the folders from which you can restore files with Windows 8 File …

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Windows 8 File History

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What Is Windows 8 File History? For everything that is wrong with Windows 8, there are several things Microsoft did right. The new File History feature is one of those things. File History has its roots in Previous Versions, a  similar feature found in Windows 7 along with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003. Windows 8 has taken the relatively unknown Previous Versions, made it more robust, slapped a new name on it, and brought it to the forefront. Mac Users will recognize File History as being very similar to Time Machine in OS …

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