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Error 0x80070057 while formating VHD

I am creating an image vhd using windows 7 Enterprise booting from USB to install Windows 8.
The laptop is a 64 bit machine. I do create the image but when I try to customize and format the disk it generates the above error. I haven't successfully found a forum that will point to me what is causing the error. I do notice the volume partition is create as raw. when I try use the UI custome option...

2013-06-10 14:01:35

Windows 8 Finally Overtakes Vista, No Longer a Microsoft..

*Windows 8 has often been described as a new disaster for Redmond-based software giant Microsoft, especially because it reportedly recorded sales that were similar to the ones posted by Vista after launch.*
And still, things are getting significantly better for Microsoft and Windows 8. According to figures provided by market researcher StatCounter...

2013-06-10 13:30:40

Why can't I change automatic updates settings in windows 8

I have a problem with my Windows 8 OS. I purchased dell inspiron 15r special edition. It had a preloaded windows 8. I made a clean install of my pro edition. I have a problem, I am unable to change automatic updates settings in windows 8. I have a local account type. Also my account is in administrators group. Moreover automatic updates are also causing problems so I wanted to change this...

2013-06-10 11:50:34

Is the Win8 product key tied to install media ?

I have bought 3 win8 Licences online. I downloaded the install media for each. Do I need to keep all the install media or will a valid key work with any install media ? Or to put the question another way is the key tied to the install media in any way ? I'd rather keep just one instance of the install media if that's possible.
Thanks in advance

2013-06-10 11:23:39

Pin BAT shortcut to taskbar?

Created a BAT to launch multiple programs when executed-but can't seem to get the shortcut onto the taskbar.
Also of interest-can I string switches into a BAT start command?
Thanks for any help!

2013-06-10 05:12:48

App Usage Tracking - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

*How to Enable or Disable Tracking of App Usage History in Windows 8*
By default, *Windows 8* keeps track of the Store apps that are used and searched most frequently to have them conveniently listed on top in *search results* (http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/45 95-search-windows-8-a.html), *Search charm*...

2013-06-10 04:41:00

Windows 8 64 bit (Non Pro edition) ISO?

I have a CZ-17 from iBuyPower, sum my issue up is I had a hard-drive failure and had to re-image. I however did not get a recovery disc with my laptop and was unable to access the recovery partition on the hard drive. iBuyPower is sending my a recovery disc but probably take awhile to get to me and I need to know if there are any other issues with the laptop in case I need to RMA it back to...

2013-06-09 05:55:13

unable to remove avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport

Please let me know hot to remove "avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport" drivers.
Attachment 22820 (http://www.eightforums.com/attachments/ f1/f23/22820-unable-remove-avast-firewal l-ndis-filter-miniport-20130609__1_avast -firewall-ndis-filter-miniport.jpg)
My box is windows 8 x64.
Thanks in advance.

2013-06-09 05:34:52

Come and test this free driver update tool

Hi guys,
We launched a new tool - IObit Driver Booster beta 1 which can automatically identify outdated drivers and update to the newest version. Its completely free now. We need feedback to improve our program, so could you please test it and give us some suggestions? Thanks!
Attachment 22819 (http://www.eightforums.com/attachments/ f1/f23/22819-come-test-free-driver-updat e-tool-driver-booster-main.png)
Download it from...

2013-06-09 05:16:09

Fanboy Internet Explorer Tracking Protection Lists

Just for info, I've just been looking at the Microsoft IE Gallery page HERE (http://www.iegallery.com/en-gb/tracking protectionlists) and it appears that the Fanboy Tracking Protection Lists (TPL) have been removed from the Microsoft website. The TPL's also appear to have stopped updating themselves, as the last time they were updated was nearly a month ago:

2013-06-09 03:52:51

File sharing with password protection from windows 8

Dear everyone,
I would like to make a folder share from a tablet with windows 8 with password protected to a laptop of windows 7 and another of vista.
I have followed the tutorial of http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/999 0-file-sharing-share-stop-sharing-window s-8-a.html. My PCs have been set in the same workgroup and same user account, _network discovery...

2013-06-08 20:44:30

Photoshop menu text too small on large monitor

Hi there
I love using Adobe photo shop (CS6 extended) but a major irritant is that the Adobe menu text always seems too small. (The Photoshop menus - not Windows). Has anyone any idea how to make the text size bigger.
Here's a sample of what I mean - the second image shows the text in the drop down fine - deliberately made bigger to explain what I mean - but the Photoshop titles are tiny...

2013-06-08 10:04:41

how to reduce hardware-reserved memory usage ?

I used HP Pavilion G4-2216TU, 2Gb DDR3 RAM, Intel HD 4000, and Windows 8 Pro 32 bit, x64 processor.
The usable memory only 935 Mb, fewer than hardware-reserved that take 1,1 Gb of memory.
Attachment 22788 (http://www.eightforums.com/attachments/ f1/f23/22788-how-reduce-hardware-reserve d-memory-usage-untitled.jpg)
Attachment 22789 (http://www.eightforums.com/attachments/ f1/f23/22789-how-reduce-hardware-reserve d-memory-usage-untitled2.jpg)
Is that normal ? that hardware-reserved...

2013-06-08 08:04:14

BSOD hal.dll+2d965 ASUS NOTEBOOK

hi all,
My Asus Notebook got BSOD recently, the BSOD appears when i play games (MMO#Dragon Nest) and usually
when i play a 720p Video *idk if it related with the P* I use ThrottleStop 5.0
Attachment 22776 (http://www.eightforums.com/attachments/ f1/f30/22776-bsod-hal-dll-2d965-asus-not ebook-adsadas_zps6cf99a2b.jpg)
that's my settings and when i played 720p videos it goes up at 60-63 max,

2013-06-07 17:10:08

Win 8 crashes and reboots after hibernating

Hi Guys,
My ASUS N53 series laptop has recently started crashing every time I hibernate it. Has been fine for almost a year before this problem started. I cant recall installing any new software in the week prior to this problem starting.
No issues with performance otherwise.
I've attached the Windows 8 file collector dump
Thanks in advance.

2013-06-07 02:22:54

How to turn on Windows Defender using the keyboard

I just got my Toshiba laptop Tuesday and I'm having a hard time turning Windows Defender on. I saw the tutorial, but I'm almost totally blind and I use the Jaws screen reader, so I can only use the keyboard and not the mouse.
I pressed the windows key, which used to bring up the search box, but now does something weird, and started typing defender, which brought up the Windows Defender app. ...

2013-06-06 23:47:15

Activate Windows 8 Demo Mode (Alison Brown account)

Can i activate Windows Demo Mode for Windows 8?
On Windows Demo Mode can i fnd a app with name Windows Demo Loop and more...
Thanks for help!

2013-06-06 13:53:15

WiFi doesn't have a valid IP configuration on Windows8

I have a problem that drives me crazy. Randomly, my wifi disconnects many times a day (Limitted conectivity or ), sometimes every 5 minutes. I solve the problem temporarly by:
1.)Running the Troubleshoot of the wifi connection, and it resets the adapter automatically( and at the end of the troubleshotting it says: "WiFi doesnt Have a valid IP configuration, or sometimes The default...

2013-06-05 21:56:08

Win 8 start up and wake up password change

Hiya ! :)
So with windows 8 I have it currently where it uses my Hotmail email address.
Is there any way to over ride it so I can use another password without needing to change the password
on my Hotmail email account?
I'd prefer to use a custom password?
Are there any alternative ways to still keep a password in place but not use the same password as my email?

2013-06-05 21:27:50

Microsoft Office home and Student 2010 installation

Unable to install Office 2010. Keep getting the following message from CD and download:
Event 11310, MsiInstaller
Product: Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2010 - Error 1310. Error writing to file:
C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-window s-h..naries-spanish-main_31bf3856ad364e3 5_6.2.9200.16384_none_ba78c44697ed94e6\M SGR3ES.LEX.
System error 0. Verify that you have access to that...

2013-06-05 08:56:18

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