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Error: Couldn't update to Windows 8.1 preview. How to troubleshoot?

Trying to upgrade my PC, the process goes forward but in some point, it revers back to Windows 8.0. How can I troubleshoot the problem?
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1answer
114 views

How do I install Visual Studio CTP updates?

I'm trying to install the "Visual Studio Tools for Git" extension in VS2012 Ultimate, but it says I need an update. It takes me to a "VS2012 Update 2 CTP 3" page, with 10 separate files (some big). ...
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2answers
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How can I tell why Windows 8 is failing to update?

The last two times Windows 8 has tried to update, the update failed and it reverted the changes. Is there any kind of log I can check to see why it's failing, or at least see what updates it's trying ...
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Error installing Windows SDK (not related to VS2010)

Just like people that had VisualStudio 2010 previously installed (which I don't), I also had problems installing the Windows SKD 7.1 in my Windows 7 x64 machine. Basically it would fail without a ...
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1answer
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Error Code 1608 during SQL Server install?

I get the following error early during my SQL Server 2008 R2 installation: MsiGetProductInfo failed to retrieve ProductVersion for package with Product Code = ...
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1answer
57 views

How do I troubleshoot the sound card?

My system was running fine, but I occasionally noticed that the sound output is "glitchy" and I decided to add a sound card. A friend gave me his old sound card from a system he is throwing away. I ...
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1answer
422 views

How to repair Vista after broken SP1 install

I tried installing Vista SP1 and now my computer won't boot up in Safe Mode, let alone any other config. How can I roll back the changes to the OS? Extra info: it freezes after loading crcdisk.sys - ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 fresh install blank screen

I've just installed Win7 Ultimate to my PC. During the install it reboots a couple of times, but 2nd or 3rd reboot I see the "Starting Windows..." message, but followed by a black screen. No mouse ...
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Where can I download Microsoft VC80.CRT version 8.0.50608.0?

I've just installed Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 in Windows XP SP3 When trying to run MS word or any other office app (Excel, PowerPoint), I get the following message: this application has ...
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4answers
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Unable to install Windows XP - Hard Disks Not Found

I use a DVD windows installer with automatic detect my driver. When I use it, it works normally. but when installer finishes scanning the disc, I encountered this error: Set up did not find any ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 install, hanging black screen after reboot

I've installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64, when it boots for the first time, after the "Starting Windows" load screen it takes me to a blank black screen with just a mouse pointer. I've left it for ...
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1answer
282 views

Windows 7 64-bit. Fresh install on fresh PC fails with BSOD

I've built a new machine: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 (2x 2GB) AMD Athlon II X4 630 Box AM3 I tried memtest with hiren boot CD (tested only 3GB) and showed no error. Then I tried the ...
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Windows Home Server installation fails because it can't find the DVD drive anymore

I've got an old Dell Dimension 8300 desktop I decided to convert into a WHS box. I popped in a pair of 1 TB SATA drives, which were recognized fine by the BIOS and the currently installed OS (XP), so ...
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2answers
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Lost root password on a ubuntu virtual machine

I lost the password for root on a ubuntu virtual machine. Is there any way to restore it or I need to install a new virtual machine with ubuntu again?
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1answer
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How to install PHP without libxml2

When I run PHP 5.3.1 configure in my home directory, I get error message: configure: error: xml2-config not found. Please check your libxml2 installation. I don't have the root password on that ...
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2answers
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How do I install/run VMware Server 2.0.1?

I want to install and run VMware Server 2.0.1 on my desktop for personal use (non-enterprise). I'm interested in the x64 guest OS and multi-core support, both features unavailable in Windows Virtual ...
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1answer
2k views

Help! Attempting to install PowerShell 2 from Windows Management Framework, getting “The update does not apply to your system”

I'm running Vista x64 Home Premium as admin (SP1 not installed) Steps I've taken: Googled the problem. Uninstalled PowerShell 1 Cleaned the local registry via regedit, removed entries containing ...
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1answer
168 views

Hardware testing tool/suite

I just bought a new core i5 system (assembled) and started installing Windows 7. It was failing for many times and at some point got installed. After that, frequent crashes related to MEMORY. So ...
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4answers
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Vista install from DVD hangs on green loading progress bar

I have a HP TouchSmart IQ700 that needed the SATA hard disk replacing. With a brand new formatted hard disk I inserted the Windows Vista x64 DVD and it starts to load. It gets past the Loading Files ...
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1answer
689 views

Blinking dash when booting Windows 7 on Eee

I just got a new faster SSD for my Asus eee 900 and figured I'd take the opportunity to try Windows 7 on it. I did the magic to get the install DVD to a usb-stick and it installed just fine. However, ...