HarryTri

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  1. Oh, they are hidden... Fancy that.
  2. On Windows 8 as I wrote there is the uninstall option in both the Start Screen and All Apps if you rightclick on the App icon. I never tried it but it surely is the simplest way to do it if it works (as I suppose). Again I don't know if there is any difference on Windows 8.1.
  3. CCleaner can uninstall Windows Apps (on Windows 8 you can do it in the Start Screen natively -rightclick on an icon and then click uninstall on the bottom line options ribbon, I suppose it must be about the same for Windows 8.1). windows.immersivecontrolpanel is the Computer Settings down in the charms right ribbon, you shouldn't try to uninstall it.
  4. Let me disagree dencoroso. Windows 10 is evil (due to the "telemetry" stuff) and here in Greece we say that "a bad dog doesn't die". I'm afraid we are going to live with Windows 10, "telemetry" etc. for a long time... I think that preserving older OSes for VM use (at least) is a good idea.
  5. Come on people, Windows 8/8.1 aren't so bad (especially if you install a decent Start Menu application).
  6. SP1? You mean Windows 8.1 I suppose? Since it is the first time that you install Windows 8 on this computer I think the legal way is to install your Windows 8 first and then upgrade to Windows 8.1. After that you may be able to make a clean installation of Windows 8.1 with the ISO you have if you want. Of course, if you prefer so, you can just stay with Windows 8.
  7. You can increase the amount of memory seen by adding the /3GB switch in boot.ini.
  8. The product key can be retrieved from the BIOS with several programs. And the hardware doesn't last for ever...
  9. Is there a real difference between OEM System Builder and "mere" OEM editions of Windows 8? I red somewhere that it is practically the same, "System Builder" is a term that remained from older versions of Windows. Anyway in Reddit, Tomshardware and other sites it is clearly stated that in contrast to Windows 7 OEM (preactivated) Windows 8 OEM (not preactivated) is transferrable to other hardware (including different motherboard)/ computer, there are even people who say that they have done it themselves, I don't know if this was reverted in the case of Windows 8.1 and 10 but I doubt it.
  10. Windows 8 and newer OEM license can be transferred to an other computer, have a look at this link (for Windows 8): http://personaluselicense.windows.com/en-US/default.aspx So you can use an OEM version key as far as it is not used on another computer.
  11. After a further investigation it appears that Windows 8 and newer OEM Windows license can be transferred to another computer, have a look here (for Windows 8): http://personaluselicense.windows.com/en-US/default.aspx EDIT: Maybe the things are a bit different, have a look here: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/176310-toshiba-satellite-c655-clean-windows-7-home-premium-installation/?do=findComment&comment=1133863 Anyway the thing is technically possible and at least for a VM Microsoft will probably cooperate (some say they do for even more).
  12. For Windows 8 and newer this is unneeded, OEM Windows license can be transferred to an other computer, have a look here (for Windows 8): http://personaluselicense.windows.com/en-US/default.aspx EDIT: Maybe the things are a bit different, have a look here: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/176310-toshiba-satellite-c655-clean-windows-7-home-premium-installation/?do=findComment&comment=1133863 Anyway the thing is technically possible and at least for a VM Microsoft will probably cooperate (some say they do for even more).
  13. I wouldn't update to Windows 10 in anyway so I guess I'm in level 1. However what does this "creator" thing has more or different than the current Windows 10? Is it going to replace any existing version(s) of them or it is just a new version?
  14. It is strange that it happened on both of your systems at about the same time. Maybe something that you installed or upgraded recently on both of them has to do with it?
  15. After a check on my system I found the known junctions referenced (Documents and Settings etc.) but no symlinks or symlinked directories. It seems that the later were used in older versions of Windows. Just for the history. And of course thanks again for the information jaclaz.