Windows 8

BSOD with New Motherboard

Posted by on April 6, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Sometimes if you move a Windows motherboard to a new motherboard/CPU, it all works perfectly. Sometimes you get a BSoD at startup and a reboot loop. The difference seems to come down to differences in chipsets between the two computers. In Windows XP I used to run what was called a “repair install” to get […]

Two Windows 8 Tips

Posted by on October 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm

A couple of Windows 8 tips that I needed to find this week and may need again. Fix the error “This app can’t open for Built-in Administrator account please sign in with a different account and try again.” Create a Windows Update icon on the Start Screen.

No DVD Drive Listed in Windows 8

Posted by on March 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I’ve been installing and playing with Windows 8 lately, including setting it up to be my main daily use computer. Everything has gone fairly smooth except for my DVD drives. The drives did not show up after a clean install; they weren’t in Windows Explorer, they weren’t in Disk Management, they weren’t in Device Manager. […]