Category Archive: windows 8

EMULATORS & RETRO GAMING

The modern PC is incredibly powerful when considered to machines ca. 1980. Back in 1980 the Radio Shack TRS-80 was expensive and it was not very powerful. It also cost several thousand dollars. There is an open source C program to emulate CP/M which allows antique BASIC and even binary backwards compatibility. PC-DOS and MS-DOS …

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RUNNING DOS GAMES WITH WINDOWS 8 AND 10

Microsoft long ago abandoned DOS in favor of Windows which is what everyone now uses. Windows 10 Professional x64 includes Hyper-V which can make it possible to run MS-DOS in a virtual machine. MS-DOS 6.22 was the last version released in June 1994. Following that Windows 95 took over, You can download a ready to use …

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RESTORE FROM FILE HISTORY

Open up setting, then backup then Click on More Options screen and there is a link to restore a previous backup at the bottom of the window. Windows 8 and above can also restore backups from Windows 7. Before restoring your files, make sure all updates for Windows are installed first. Also make sure all drivers …

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BACKUP WITH FILE HISTORY

File History is the new Backup solution that comes with Windows 8 and above. File history can now transparently backup Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders and the OneDrive files.as well. Beware that File History can use a fair amount of storage so its not a bad idea to have a larger capacity disk to …

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WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR

The WHEA uncorrectable error is caused by errors with the HAL.DLL and the kernel. It is advisable to check your CPU cooling and clean the fan and possibly replace the thermal material. Alco check for a BIOS update for the motherboard. Check for Windows updates too. DISM Another tool that sometimes can help is the …

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WINDOWS 8

Windows 8 was released to manufacturing (RTM) on August 1, 2012 for a October 26, 2012 launch. With the 8.1 updates, all of the issues have been corrected. Windows 8.1 has already seen market share rise to over 10% at the end of 2013. Remember that extended support for Windows XP expired in April 2013. …

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ERROR CODE 0xA0F4244

The error code 0xA0F4244 is seen when the camera app in Windows 8 and above cannot connect to the physical camera. Sometimes it can be fixed in the device manager by removing the camera driver. Uninstalling the driver and forcing windows to download it will at least have a known good driver. Other times a driver …

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REFRESH WINDOWS

PC gamers frequently have to erase their hard disk and install Windows fresh to recover game performance. Over time accumulated downloads and run-times bog down a system. Worse are error messages that can interfere with game play. The BSOD is usually due to driver problems or worse. software. See our page on security. You may …

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UEFI GOP VBIOS

Starting with Windows 8, Windows began to support UEFI and GPT boot for gaming machines. Larger capacity hard disks can be booted with a UEFI based machine. The video card however also needs to support the graphics output protocol (GOP) so that the UEFI can achieve the native resolution or at least 1024×768 resolution for …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 8

We have many old games. Unfortunately some games are not compatible with Windows 8 while others of the same period are. For this reason we suggesting dual boot. We have another list of games with known issues from Windows 7. Generally recent games should be OK with Windows 8. Older titles are the ones most …

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