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Essential free windows 8.1 downloads (my version) 😁

December 10, 2014 Leave a comment

As you all know I’ve moved back to windows mainly for the garmin virb overlay software for cycling and what’s been nice is to see my garmin 500 communicate with my laptop again with garmin express  👍

My tip things go wrong especially in this day and age plenty of viruses and mallware to catch you out so keep it minimal !!!!  Back up on a separate HDD every day but don’t leave it connected 💻

So I’m doing free only 👌

1) Garmin virb edit – ideal free software for you cycling videos
     Get your power, speed cadence etc on screen to show your followers

2) Libre office – forget paying for ms office in 2014 no need

3) Popcorn time – A bit like Netflix but free 🐒 top work

4) Kodi (Xbmc) – free live sport / TV / films just the job

5) Windows movie maker – ideal for converting your movies for yOuTube upload
Virb edit uses iPhone mp4 converting files .mov no good 👎

6) Google chrome – never use internet explorer ever !!!

That’s all I need these days the Asus runs fast with no issues, 8.1 has been a present step forward as I’ve always hated the platform.

What next 78 days evaluation left then we move to windows 10 💻


Windows 8.1 update boot loop – fix,cure & error

December 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Funny things happen I was thinking to myself maybe I was harsh wiping windows 8 OEM off my new Asus S300 after a few weeks. 💻

And after months using various Linux distro’s I popped back and installed 8.1 all was going well TILL last nights shutdown update (cheers ms)

So the boot loop FIX !!! get into recovery etc

Hold shift and power up you get options to work with !!!!

I use safe mode with networking and then head straight for the control panel on start up

As always this is where windows let’s itself down big time, I use the restore point from yesterday “remember all that’s happened is a windows update I’ve installed nothing”


I’m sitting here going through multiple reboots 4 in total I wouldn’t mind but I’ve got a BIOS passkey to input every time so need to watch it lol