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  1.    13 Sep 2015 #11
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    For newer model of HP. Try F9 or F10
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  2.    13 Sep 2015 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    I've wondered why they even put Manuals out anymore. Most of them, you could put the useful information on 1 page. Asus, in it's infinite wisdom, decided to make F8 the one time boot menu hotkey. Starting in safe mode when you can't boot is a real trick sometimes. Of all the F keys, why choose that one?
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  3.    13 Sep 2015 #13
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    I've wondered why they even put Manuals out anymore. Most of them, you could put the useful information on 1 page. Asus, in it's infinite wisdom, decided to make F8 the one time boot menu hotkey. Starting in safe mode when you can't boot is a real trick sometimes. Of all the F keys, why choose that one?
    Maybe someone should put forth a resolution, that there be a Recovery Standard industry wide, to their local Computer Geek political parties(like the Pirate Party in European countries which is also in the EU Parliament).
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  4.    13 Sep 2015 #14
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    NW Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    I thought the OEMs and Component manufacturers were already Pirates.
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  5.    13 Sep 2015 #15
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!!! I was finally able to restore my backups, and now my computer's working again. Thank you!!!! Can anyone tell me how to properly replace imageres.dll and shell32.dll?
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  6.    13 Sep 2015 #16
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    You need to take ownership(tutorial and download here) and change the name from .dll to old(never delete in case something doesn't go right) then swap place the new ones in system32 and SySWOW64(best to keep the original copies in Documents and copy to their respective places) Yes they both must be done, they have a 32 bit and a 64bit version, and be careful not to mix them up. It's best & safest to make separate folders in Documents when importing the new dll files one sys32 and one syswow64.

    So in short:
    1. VERY IMPORTANT: CREATE A SYSTEM IMAGE BEFORE HAND!!! You can use Macrium Reflect free if you don't have an imager. Do not trust a restore point(ever ever ever). Until you have an image and know you can boot into the recovery environment-Do not touch system files with a stick even.
    2. take ownership
    3. change name to .old
    4. copy new files to respective folders
    5. try just signing out then back in first, if that doesn't do it re boot.
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