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MacOS Chess app issue solved by accepting Game center terms in settings

Do you have a problem starting Apple Chess app on your Mac? Such as having an empty terms and conditions like page open on top of the chess board and not being able to close it except by force? The … Continue reading

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Skype issue: duplicating contact groups on signing in

Microsoft®’s People Web app allows creating groups of contacts. That’s great. But recent versions of Skype desktop app don’t seem to manage the groups well: they transform groups into Skype groups, but repeat this operation each time I sign in … Continue reading

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Silverlight Developer Runtime installed but still not able to debug applications

It has been reported that Windows 8.1 update will break previously installed Silverlight Developer Runtime. I can confirm: when I tried to debug Silverlight 5 applications, a message box appeared stating that Silverlight Developer Runtime (aka Silverlight for Developers) is … Continue reading

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Resolved: some Windows 8 apps wouldn’t open or had runtime issues, libraries couldn’t be read, and URLs wouldn’t open

Since I’ve upgraded my machine from Windows® 7 to Windows® 8 (and recently 8.1) I have had a few related issues with Windows Store apps (i.e. those Windows 8 specific apps that could start in “the Modern UI area”, i.e. … Continue reading

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Links don’t work, URLs don’t open in Windows 8

I have a strange issue in Windows® 8, and Windows® 8.1 update hasn’t solved it. (It is either related or not to the other issue I have regarding file libraries.) On my machine (originally upgraded from Windows 7), at least … Continue reading

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Reading local libraries for a specific user profile persists on Windows 8.1

I have had an odd issue with multiple Windows Store apps on a Windows 8 machine: they are not able to read item libraries (photos, music, etc.) due to some internal COM exception that suggests a security permission issue in … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 update disabled all networking

After a very long install time (about 2 hours, actually – surprisingly for the “new” Microsoft way) my Acer TravelMate notebook has been “successfully” upgraded (without any error messages) from Windows 8 to the recent 8.1 version (the update being … Continue reading

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