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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #600 on: February 07, 2014, 06:27:29 AM »
Do any of you happen to know how long should Auto Maintenance take on windows 8?

I've had it last as long as 1hr 15mins
Obviously, would depend on how much data and how much maintenance needed :)

Edit: I believe most of that time is the Defrag. and usually not that long
Does it have to redo the tasks if I shutdown my computer and restart it another day?

Well 'Auto Maintenance' will start up automatically when appropriate/after you boot up BUT  whether or not it begins all over again, I'm not sure. I've never thought about it.  :-\
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #603 on: February 24, 2014, 04:05:31 PM »
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It'll reduce hardware requirements so that lower cost hardware can also be used in Windows 8.1 systems.
Trying to catch the XP users ?

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #604 on: February 24, 2014, 04:56:17 PM »
Windows 8.1 Update 1 What to expect.

They did one of the things I said in another forum that they should have done from the beginning.

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##Ability to detect the hardware and enable appropriate user interface. Metro UI for touch enabled devices and Desktop for PCs.

If Windows 8 would have done that from the get-go, it would have had a much wider acceptance.


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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #605 on: February 24, 2014, 05:11:02 PM »
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It'll reduce hardware requirements so that lower cost hardware can also be used in Windows 8.1 systems.
Trying to catch the XP users ?

All very interesting, are they starting to listen after getting panned - win8.x, still under 10% OS market share and even worse than the initial Vista take up and we know what a lemon that was. Though I don't know if it was ever a hardware issue stopping many XP users from upgrading. Businesses are still heavy XP users and for them it is all productivity/retraining staff.

I see more pushing/revelations for windows 9.0 (2015 possibly even this year) in the media now than windows 8.2 update.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #606 on: May 12, 2014, 07:11:38 PM »
Another Start Menu Button for Windows 8 etc (Till Microsoft makes it official)

Start Menu Reviver 2 offers a better program manager for Windows 8.1
(I'm currently using this on a Windows 8.1.1 32 bit Dell Laptop)
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #607 on: May 12, 2014, 07:55:36 PM »
That one is way too busy for my tastes.

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #608 on: May 20, 2014, 05:57:16 AM »
I got a error that said "Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered." I tried to update the graphics driver like gateway recommended me to do. But apparantly the driver says "System don't meet minimum requirements" Anybody know if this happens to a lot of people and if there is a way to fix it?

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #609 on: May 20, 2014, 01:06:28 PM »
Have you tried Driver Booster Free ???
Did you read the min. requirements and does your system meet those requirements ???
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #610 on: May 20, 2014, 04:15:42 PM »
Have you tried Driver Booster Free ???
Did you read the min. requirements and does your system meet those requirements ???
Its on the Gateway Drivers Download Page for this laptop. I'm getting tech support from Gateway/Acer now.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #612 on: July 21, 2014, 04:11:16 PM »

Windows 8.1 update 2 said to arrive on August 12th
Since I'll be in NY at that time, I'll probably need to depend on someone else
to tell me if it's finally returning an actual start menu to Windows 8.

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #614 on: September 12, 2014, 03:46:11 PM »
Changes are coming to Windows 9 (Threshold)
(Beta should be available to some on 9/30/2014)
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