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that was quicker than i thought. It didnt work at first but i figured it out. In boot device priority, i have to set UEFI before usb drive with windows. i had to delete everything off my HDD 1 to install. Clean install of windows 8 commencing now. then i'll update back to 8.1.

I'm actually going to enjoy starting over, it's like when i first built my PC and started it for the first time. Great feeling, clean feeling.

Thank you all again!!! biggrin.gif
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that was quicker than i thought. It didnt work at first but i figured it out. In boot device priority, i have to set UEFI before usb drive with windows. i had to delete everything off my HDD 1 to install. Clean install of windows 8 commencing now. then i'll update back to 8.1.

I'm actually going to enjoy starting over, it's like when i first built my PC and started it for the first time. Great feeling, clean feeling.

Thank you all again!!! biggrin.gif

 

Oh sweet. You're welcome!

 

Yeah, there's something fun about doing this. To me, it's kind of like an alternative to playing video games all day. Plus, it keeps me reminded of how to do all of this stuff. LOL :)

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post #23 of 39
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lol agreed
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Sorry had to let TwoCables take over. lol

Just had a student ask me if he had a dead scorpion underneath his keyboard, LEGIT. Oh boy that was fun, turned out he trashed his laptop from school beyond repair....

Anyways, it sounds like your going the safe route here thumb.gif

Though Windows 8.1 should be able to install fresh, as my laptop came with 8.1 out of the box. Also something else to keep in mind is that 8.1 has been pulled from Microsoft's WSUS as 8.1 was breaking a lot of things over an update. Keep in mind though most machines effected were servers, just something to consider.
    
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Yeah, she's running fast and smoothly now. Since im not using advanced systemcare anymore, are there any safer programs i could use just keep up with regular maintenance and keep my PC running clean and quick?
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Yeah, she's running fast and smoothly now. Since im not using advanced systemcare anymore, are there any safer programs i could use just keep up with regular maintenance and keep my PC running clean and quick?

Meaning for antivirus or backups? both?

The popular choices are CCleaner and Malwarebytes and Im sure the built in Windows Restore functionality should also serve you well
    
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cool, thank you
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LOL have to redownload Guild Wars 2 now. it'll be a WHIIIILLLLLE tongue.gif
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Enjoy! Glad we (TC) was able to help you get back on your feet.

I would look into Backups or System Restore for the future so your not stuck downloading everything again. No one likes to do it, but it sure saves a lot of time when it comes into use
    
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Yeah, she's running fast and smoothly now. Since im not using advanced systemcare anymore, are there any safer programs i could use just keep up with regular maintenance and keep my PC running clean and quick?

 

To be honest, I see no need for it. None. lol I'm speaking from my own experience. Seriously: go without anything and you'll soon begin seeing that you don't need anything.

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To be honest, I see no need for it. None. lol I'm speaking from my own experience. Seriously: go without anything and you'll soon begin seeing that you don't need anything.

Yeah same, I might do something in like 5 years or w/e to clean up the registry (on a platter drive)

Healthy practices with a computer > antivirus but thats just personal preference. Especially so when working in Enterprise all I keep hearing about "my computer super slow, why upgrade if its still just as slow" when most of the time its because the scanner was waiting for them to turn on the computer lol

Ugh im glad to be rid of that place thumb.gif
    
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