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  #945039 3-Dec-2013 23:16
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i created a restore point before messing around with anything. so at the moment everything has been restored back to the restore point i created, so that it now is back to stock.

I think the diagnosis is that the monitor is connected to intel HD 4600 and the Nvidia 750M is a piggyback. I have emailed Dell to find out.

it is a shame because nvidia control centre has more options for connecting to say a TV. and now we have the double whammy of an extra GPU sucking power albeit at idle, without the benefits. maybe I should buy a game to utilise the NVidia haha. [hmm I should benchmark this thing to see what weird results it would show!]

but i don't plan to connect my laptop to a TV. but hey you never know, hence it could be handy one day. i can live with waking up the laptop twice. just an annoyance rather than anything else.

but i do expect more from a high end laptop :D

i am going to post the final result in my review thread to warn other buyers.




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  #945040 3-Dec-2013 23:18
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If you are happy with Restore Points... I personally disable restore points altogether - use disk space and the only time I needed it, didn't work - if anything happens I just reinstall (pre Windows 8) or refresh.




 
 
 
 




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  #945054 3-Dec-2013 23:44
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restore points have been hit and miss in windows vista, more hit than misses in windows 7, in windows 8 so far have been ok. but yeah useless when you *need*ed it most ...




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  #945104 4-Dec-2013 08:43
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I want to see all my pictures a slideshow in the desktop background. in windows 7 you can select a folder and check include subfolders.

why can't I include subfolders in windows 8.1? is there a possible hack? google turned out ZERO hits :(




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  #945114 4-Dec-2013 09:02
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A very quick google suggests that you can use the pictures library and it will include all subfolders (perhaps you could create a custom library?).

Otherwise it appears you can't.




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  #945115 4-Dec-2013 09:04
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Hey Guys

I am using 8.1 with the windows Classic start menu, booting to desktop.

Anybody know of a quick way to have the desktop setup for all default programs? By defaultWindows 8 sets several common file types to open in Metro. I know it can be done manually but looking for an easy solution to run on multiple accounts and on more than one computer.

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  #945122 4-Dec-2013 09:14
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Klipspringer: Hey Guys

I am using 8.1 with the windows Classic start menu, booting to desktop.

Anybody know of a quick way to have the desktop setup for all default programs? By defaultWindows 8 sets several common file types to open in Metro. I know it can be done manually but looking for an easy solution to run on multiple accounts and on more than one computer.

Cheers

Does this help pcworld - how to eradicate metro from your windows 8.1 pc




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  #945127 4-Dec-2013 09:27
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andrewNZ: A very quick google suggests that you can use the pictures library and it will include all subfolders (perhaps you could create a custom library?).

Otherwise it appears you can't.
wow thanks. that worked! did microsoft expect us to know that? *face palm
 
also google *fail on my part. what did you search?




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  #945139 4-Dec-2013 09:46
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win8 desktop background subfolders




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  #945140 4-Dec-2013 09:50
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andrewNZ:
Klipspringer: Hey Guys

I am using 8.1 with the windows Classic start menu, booting to desktop.

Anybody know of a quick way to have the desktop setup for all default programs? By defaultWindows 8 sets several common file types to open in Metro. I know it can be done manually but looking for an easy solution to run on multiple accounts and on more than one computer.

Cheers

Does this help pcworld - how to eradicate metro from your windows 8.1 pc


Yes thanks for that.
Was looking for something like a program to install that takes care of it all.

Looks like its a manual process



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  #946754 6-Dec-2013 20:01
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left my laptop alone at 7am to go work (80%) only to find that upon return it was still awake despite setting it to sleep after 5 min - the cool thing is it was showing 9% ... that is pretty cool!

anyway powercfg lastwake shows the last time it slept and woken up was with a button.

that means it never went to sleep?

how can I find out why?




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  #946755 6-Dec-2013 20:08
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I am trying the suggestions from here

let's see what happens




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  #947006 7-Dec-2013 11:35
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Klipspringer:
andrewNZ:
Klipspringer: Hey Guys

I am using 8.1 with the windows Classic start menu, booting to desktop.

Anybody know of a quick way to have the desktop setup for all default programs? By defaultWindows 8 sets several common file types to open in Metro. I know it can be done manually but looking for an easy solution to run on multiple accounts and on more than one computer.

Cheers

Does this help pcworld - how to eradicate metro from your windows 8.1 pc


Yes thanks for that.
Was looking for something like a program to install that takes care of it all.

Looks like its a manual process


maybe install Windows 7?

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