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Window 8.1 messed up everything RRS feed

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  • after updating to win 8.1 from windows 8 I found that my computer no longer works properly. The internet is very laggy, the whole computer is much slower, facebook @ youtube crash constantly and I can't seem to configure my email and calender apps properly. Also many apps don't open properly and my internet browser wont load properly - don't say rebot from recovery disk because I don't have one, don't say rebot from orginal Win 8 disk because original install was downloaded - just hurry up and fix it then let me know when patches are available that will fix the problems being experienced by your customers.
    Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:00 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Beside Karen Hu's recommendations also make sure you have all Windows 8.1 updates installed.

    In IE11 you will might need the compatibility mode more frequent then with IE 10, you can add a page through IE settings menu->Compatibility view settings.

    This fix seems to solve the IE 11 YouTube/flash issue:

    (or use Google chrome with YouTube/flash pages)

    1)Go to Manage Add-ons in the IE 11 options (Programs Tab)
    2) Under the "Show:" change the dropdown to "Run Without Permissions"
    3) Disable "Shockwave ActiveX Control" (can also be listed in currently loaded add-ons)
    4) Go to "Tools>Safety" and click "ActiveX Filtering" (should have a check mark when enable)
    5) You will see a "You will need to update your Adobe Flash player to watch this video - Download it from Adobe" on YouTube Home Page....ignore it. Have not had it freeze up yet and can play all video's so far...

     


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    • Edited by Danny van DamMVP Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:39 PM
    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:21 PM
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:32 PM

All replies

  • Try Windows 7 instead. It's great.

    The Windows 8.1 upgrade from the store has caused huge problems for many people, and a lot wish they'd never done it now.

    Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:07 AM
  • Hi,

    These issue possibly caused by the incompatible driver. Thus i would like to suggest you update all driver from the manufacturer official website rather than windows update.

    Of course, all available and important windows update should also be installed.

    If the issue still persists, please troubleshoot with Clean Boot:

    How to perform a clean boot in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:52 AM
  • Hi,

    Beside Karen Hu's recommendations also make sure you have all Windows 8.1 updates installed.

    In IE11 you will might need the compatibility mode more frequent then with IE 10, you can add a page through IE settings menu->Compatibility view settings.

    This fix seems to solve the IE 11 YouTube/flash issue:

    (or use Google chrome with YouTube/flash pages)

    1)Go to Manage Add-ons in the IE 11 options (Programs Tab)
    2) Under the "Show:" change the dropdown to "Run Without Permissions"
    3) Disable "Shockwave ActiveX Control" (can also be listed in currently loaded add-ons)
    4) Go to "Tools>Safety" and click "ActiveX Filtering" (should have a check mark when enable)
    5) You will see a "You will need to update your Adobe Flash player to watch this video - Download it from Adobe" on YouTube Home Page....ignore it. Have not had it freeze up yet and can play all video's so far...

     


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer MCSE:Server Infrastructure, MCSE:Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA Server 2012, Citrix CCIA & CCEE, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 Twitter: @dnyvandam http://www.dannyvandam.net


    • Edited by Danny van DamMVP Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:39 PM
    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:21 PM
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:32 PM
  • I also found this at Adobe today:

    http://helpx.adobe.com/nl/flash-player/kb/flash-player-issues-windows-8.html#main-pars_header_1

    At the bottom of the page there is an update you can install.


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

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    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:32 PM
  • Any update?


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    MCSE:Server Infrastructure, MCSE:Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA Server 2012, Citrix CCIA & CCEE, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 Twitter: @dnyvandam http://www.dannyvandam.net


    Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:23 PM