Category Archives: Windows 8.1

Case of the Windows 8.1 Audio Glitches

In this scenario a Windows 8.1 device, despite well spec’d hardware wise, would get buzzing/clicking audio glitches during audio playback, typically when playing web content. In addition DRM’d web content like Amazon Prime stuttered completely, however it ran fine in … Continue reading

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Case of the 8 Minute Windows 8.1 First Logon

In this case Windows 8.1 was slow to logon, only for the first logon. But it was slow…. Typically for slow logons / startups on Windows machines my go-to tools are 1) The Windows Event logs. Besides the System / … Continue reading

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Case of the .NET 4.5.2 Setup Can’t Run In Compatibility Mode

When downloading http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=42643 on Windows 8.1, the installer failed Well the most obvious thing, is the installer for some reason is set into compatibility mode. Clicking EXE and looking at properties shows this is not the case: First I tried … Continue reading

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Case of the KB2919355 Installation Failure (Windows 8.1 Update)

We had already updated a Windows 8.1 x64 machine with KB2919442 and was starting to install Windows8.1-KB2919355-x64.msu. Firstly it was hanging for ages at the “Installing” phase with no progress… Well that is normal. What is going on here? Using … Continue reading

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