Windows 8.1 upgrade reboots to black screen of ‘nothingness’.

If you’ve just upgraded your Windows 8 (non RT) device to Windows 8.1 and suddenly upon reboot you’re facing a quietly humming computer with a black screen of nothingness….don’t panic.  You’ve probably just got Master Boot Record issues.  This can be a fairly easy fix, particularly if you’ve already created a Windows 8.1 Recovery disk. …

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Windows App Store doesn't load after 8.1 Upgrade v. 2 (Also Works for Windows 10!)

If you're currently experiencing abandonment issues from the Windows Store after upgrading to Windows 8.1, don't panic there is hope. You may see the Windows Store loading screen stuck in perpetual loop without end.   There is a relatively quick and painless fix. You may have seen other sites recommend running the WSreset.exe tool, or…

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Windows 8.1 Store seems confused about online status after upgrade.

After upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on one of my laptops, I noticed that even though I was connected to the internet (via hotel wireless), the Windows Store didn’t seem to think I had any internet connection at all. Opening the Windows Store would result in this page. No proxy information was necessary for…

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