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Preparing to configure Windows (8) Do not turn off your computer


romaneagle

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Stuck on this opening page - can anyone please help me!

It loaded up o.k. but when I tried to update eight of the drivers (shown by a scan to be old, I got this message and it runs for hours!

Thanks in anticipation!

Romaneagle

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romaneagle

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Holding down the Shift key and tapping the F8 key definitely works - it is hit and missy - but I have managed to access W8 Recovery Mode twice up to now - but my advice is to PERSEVERE! The first time I tried to access Safe mode, but possibly due to my problems (drivers) it didn't work for me, so I switched off. The second time I tried System Restore (point)- it asked for my password, which I gave, but it rejected it(I had changed the password for W8, so tried the previous one, which it rejected also, I think it needed the Administrator's p/word. I gave it further thought after switching off again, and currently I am trying to access Recovery mode. I have an idea that I want to try. So that is the current situation. The Shift key + F8 key really works, not every time, but as I said persevere. Hoping that this is helpful to followers of this Forum topic.

I will keep you posted with my progress.

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romaneagle

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Holding down the Shift key and tapping the F8 key definitely works - it is hit and missy - but I have managed to access W8 Recovery Mode twice up to now - but my advice is to PERSEVERE! The first time I tried to access Safe mode, but possibly due to my problems (drivers) it didn't work for me, so I switched off. The second time I tried System Restore (point)- it asked for my password, which I gave, but it rejected it(I had changed the password for W8, so tried the previous one, which it rejected also, I think it needed the Administrator's p/word. I gave it further thought after switching off again, and currently I am trying to access Recovery mode. I have an idea that I want to try. So that is the current situation. The Shift key + F8 key really works, not every time, but as I said persevere. Hoping that this is helpful to followers of this Forum topic.

I will keep you posted with my progress.

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romaneagle

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Holding down the Shift key and tapping the F8 key definitely works - it is hit and missy - but I have managed to access W8 Recovery Mode twice up to now - but my advice is to PERSEVERE! The first time I tried to access Safe mode, but possibly due to my problems (drivers) it didn't work for me, so I switched off. The second time I tried System Restore (point)- it asked for my password, which I gave, but it rejected it(I had changed the password for W8, so tried the previous one, which it rejected also, I think it needed the Administrator's p/word. I gave it further thought after switching off again, and currently I am trying to access Recovery mode. I have an idea that I want to try. So that is the current situation. The Shift key + F8 key really works, not every time, but as I said persevere. Hoping that this is helpful to followers of this Forum topic.

I will keep you posted with my progress.

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romaneagle

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I think that, at last, I may have cracked my problem with W8. After several duff starts, I have managed to access (using the method Shift/F8 keys) to access Restore Points - I am now on "Finalising file restore" point in the program.

I hope this will encourage other Forum users with similar problems to overcome their difficulties.

However, a big, big, THANKYOU to rdave13, who made it all possible - you are a star! And a great asset to PC Advisor Forums!

Sincerely,

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rdave13

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Thank you but I just put out some pointers only. You did the work and I hope it turns out OK. Just dump these 'auto driver update' programs.

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