I first noticed this when I tried to get Windows 8.1 for my Dell XPS 8700 recently. The Store wasn't connecting, even though I tried every solution possible. The I checked if the crappy Mail app was connected. Right away I see in the top-right corner: *** Email address is removed for privacy *** is unavailable. Then I tried to just download the installer and run it, and guess what? Can't connect! Then I realized: Nothing Microsoft can connect. I remember that this has been going on for the longest of times: the Mail app couldn't get Microsoft account mail since I got this thing. - Rank: 106 - Votes: 0 - Views: 6 - Updated: 2013-12-06
I have a Sony e series laptop when I on it the vaio sign pops and goes to a black screen the mouse pointer is visible and can be moved i went through online for the solution where people told to reboot in safe mode but I can't - Rank: 106 - Votes: 0 - Views: 6 - Updated: 2013-12-06
love writing on my surface Pro with the stylus. Despise the font! How do you change it? - Rank: 105 - Votes: 0 - Views: 5 - Updated: 2013-12-05
I'm using windows 8 64bit on my laptop, and lately i have been getting blue screen errors frequently.
It says " DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (NETIO.SYS) " and when I restart the system, it shows " Visual C++ runtime error not enough space for thread data ". This is happening randomly and sometimes in an interval of 10 minutes. - Rank: 105 - Votes: 0 - Views: 5 - Updated: 2013-12-05
How come I cant run as admin for programs in windows 8.1 and cant open file explorer. - Rank: 112 - Votes: 0 - Views: 11 - Updated: 2013-12-04
I purchased a Lenovo Ideapad S510p with Windows 8. When I brought it home I updated it to 8.1. If I let the computer go to sleep, it becomes completely unresponsive until I hard restart it (hold the power button down). - Rank: 112 - Votes: 0 - Views: 11 - Updated: 2013-12-04
I bought my laptop 'Lenovo Flex 15' about a two weeks back. The touch screen was all working fine until yesterday!! It suddenly stopped functioning! I read all possible articles relating to this and tried to fix it but none of it works. Some quote it to be a bug relating to the power management in windows 8. Even this did not help me out.
I tried the following:
1. Tried reinstalling windows 8 with a complete cleanup, basically a reset (did not want to try upgrading to windows 8.1 since all those users face the same problem)
2. Device Manager > Human interface devices > USB Input device. In this I disabled the option 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' in the power management tab. Also disabled 'Selective USB suspend' in power settings.
I understand that there are a lot of users out there facing similar issue with their touch screen laptops running windows 8. We bought a touch screen laptop only looking at the functionality of windows 8 and here it is not letting use the touch screen :/ Requesting Microsoft to find a quick fix for this at the earliest
- Rank: 112 - Votes: 0 - Views: 10 - Updated: 2013-12-03
With all the strange issues with the 8.1 Updates, many people having varying degrees of success, myself included. It is not an easy task, and the solutions, in my case, 4 different computers and ALL of them an upgrade PITA when it comes to 8.1. Only the last one, a pre-UEFI based Acer Aspire but still capable of current network and hard drive/memory support, is giving me the most grief on getting it up. The first laptop, an HP with UEFI was a hard run, learning, searching, finding various solutions, none worked...but I finally did get it to cooperate.
But those issues aside, most people who did not have problems with 8.1 used the full install method, much like I would do with my copy of 8.0 when installing. Except I have to use the "store" method it seems. Or perhaps I am wrong about that. Hence the following question:
Can I use the product keys for Windows 8.0 and subsequent Media Center directly with a Windows 8.1 installation media and install via clearing my drive all together and starting fresh? My impression is no, that I would get a key error at the install stage and cannot continue past it, like I would with 8.0 if the key did not match the hash. I haven't tried as a result of that belief.
- Rank: 120 - Votes: 0 - Views: 18 - Updated: 2013-12-03
I hear this is a common problem. Anyway, today I tried to install Windows 8.1 through the store app (my computer notified me that I could do so, so I clicked on the notification, sending me to the store). However, whenever I access the Windows 8 Store app, I get this error:
"We weren't able to connect to the store. This might have happened because of a server problem or the network connection timed out. Please wait a few minutes and try again."
I have tried the following suggestions:
Changing to local account
Checking Proxy Settings and disabling Proxifier (an app that tunnels all connections through a proxy, and I have restarted after disabling it).
Running the Apps Troubleshooter
Synchronizing time with time.windows.com
Checking for an unverified account
Installing latest updates with Windows Update (all updates install fine)
Typing "netsh winhttp reset proxy" and "wsreset" into command line.
Are there any other known fixes short of refreshing/re-installing Windows? Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you for reading and/or responding.
- Rank: 104 - Votes: 0 - Views: 4 - Updated: 2013-11-26
I had an admin account and after i updated my PC, I can not run or install any program! - Rank: 104 - Votes: 0 - Views: 4 - Updated: 2013-11-26