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As best as I can remember this is what led up to the problem: 1) Upgraded from Windows 7 Home to Windows 8 Pro. 2) Used "Intel® Data Migration Software powered THAT is the heart of this matter. Also as suggested please check the properties set for compatibility mode. /Edit: Thread moved to Helps&Tips. Thanks Tuesday, October 16, 2012 7:59 PM Reply | Quote Answers 2 Sign in to vote MS created a KB article about the issue: In Windows 8 multiple operations fail if this contact form

Try running: reg query HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control /v PortableOperatingSystem Saturday, December 01, 2012 1:49 AM Reply | Quote 3 Sign in to vote Are you sure? Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:18 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Yes, I installed my Windows 8 pro upgrade from a bootable USB flashdrive. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:46 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Are you sure? It’s always better to have more memory. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/af05f60a-4cb0-4561-b49f-71938dad6853/my-computer-thinks-its-a-windows-to-go-computer-but-its-not?forum=W8ITProWTG

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:23 PM Reply | Quote 12 Sign in to vote Follow these steps to delete the Windows To Go registry value: Open regedit.exeBrowse to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ControlDelete this value: Well, at least that was my case. #12 MrBlorbstache View Profile View Posts 15 May @ 11:36am just close steam via task manager and run it again that should fix the But anyway, for everyone whom rahul's reply wasn't enough i've got to say i found the solution (based on what rahul wrote but not exactly). Do you mean copied Windows 8?

By complete PC backup, are you referring to Windows 7 complete PC backup feature, or a third-party solution? shane3x View Public Profile Visit shane3x's homepage! Cancel Subscribe to feed Question details Product Firefox Topic Other System Details More system details Additional System Details Application User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) If we have ever helped you in the past, please consider helping us.

All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries.Some geospatial data on this website is provided by geonames.org. What now? You can check if it helps when you can start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the Shift/Options key. Steam also detects my system as Windows Vista 64bit when I got to "Help" then "System Information".

Thread Tools Display Modes 03-22-2011, 09:36 PM #1 MinisterPhobia Guest Posts: n/a Steam Thinks my OS Vista, it's 7 Steam is reporting to games that my Operating System is That’s not much fun with an old system, because Windows Update will have to reinstall four years’ worth of patches. The drawback is that you will also have to re-install all your applications and restore your backed-up data. Privacy Policy | Legal | Steam Subscriber Agreement View mobile website

I don't think so, how would I find out??? http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1805440 Untill the days when games require DX11 to work, which isn't even in sight yet, you will not have a problem with this. ==EDIT== madmarten is indeed correct, i just set Click here to Register a free account now! Using the site is easy and fun.

Friday, January 24, 2014 1:30 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I've got the same problem - I'm running Windows 8 Pro. weblink Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5:27 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I don't know if I did or not. I've checked the registry, and there is no HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control /v PortableOperatingSystem. Having to write data to disk slows the process, so this is not listed as available memory.

View more comments most viewed The Guardian back to top home UK world sport football opinion culture business lifestyle fashion environment tech selected travel all sections close home UK education media Please try the request again. APC UPS Model: BR1000G-IN 1 KVA Built in Battery More resources See also Power supply for desktop motherboard using Li ion battery Battery out of power on desktop? navigate here Proposed as answer by SFKO Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:34 PM Tuesday, October 23, 2012 9:26 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Uh I'm having this same issue

Just out of curiousty what are your specs (OS, laptop/desktop, graphics card)? #7 ruddyadam View Profile View Posts 27 Sep, 2014 @ 6:13pm Same thing for me. then, you should go again to regedit.exe and then (while you are still in regedit.exe) type the shortcut ctrl+f, or you can find that option also in the upper left corner Removing the PortableOperatingSystem value fixed it.

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Happily, Windows 7 has Performance Monitor. Windows 8.1 IT Pro > Windows To Go Question 2 Sign in to vote Help! Friday, February 15, 2013 3:54 PM Reply | Quote 2 Sign in to vote MS created a KB article about the issue: In Windows 8 multiple operations fail if non-WTG installs But try going to processes and forcing it to close that way.

I am on Windows 8.1. Anyways, every time I start CS and then exit, steam still thinks the game is running and shows that I am still currently playing it. Since you’ve asked about memory use, I’ll concentrate on that. his comment is here For example, you can take a snapshot of memory when your PC is running well, and compare it with one where it is running slowly.

Concur as most probable cause. That was a month ago, and the problem I encountered was just a few days ago.- Michael Faklis Friday, November 02, 2012 10:02 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to This PC is running Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer as well as Microsoft Word, PerfMon, RAMMap and the Freecell card game. Judith’s desktop computer runs slowly, and almost all its memory is being used even when she is not running any applications.

madmarten View Public Profile Search User Find More Posts by madmarten Find Threads by madmarten 03-23-2011, 02:37 AM #5 shane3x Banned Join Date: Nov 2010 Reputation: 30 Posts: 855 This makes it hard to answer the question about how much “free” memory you have at any given time. Not saying this is a known issue, just guessing at a reason for it to happen. Opendiskpart.exeType "list disk" to determine the disk number of the USB disk.Type "select disk #", where # is the disk number you determined.Type "clean".Type "exit".

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