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I'm using a dual boot Dell GX620; has Vista Business 64-bit dual booting with Win 8.1 Pro 32-bit (Processor does not support 64-bit version of 8.1)

After running the 8.1 OS for a few hours, the pc hangs (no mouse/kbd activity); have to force reboot via power button. Have run Memtst86 (no errors) replaced memory anyway; no help. All drivers are current. Only issue I think may be part of the problem is that the pagefile (for the 8.1 OS) was situated on the 64-bit C: drive; moved it to the 32-bit D: drive a short time ago. Won't know for awhile if that is part of my issue.

Here is the sysinfo material as requested:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 680 GB (654 GB Free); D: 250 GB (188 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0F8098
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

I've attached the requisite .dmp file (in .zip format as required) to investigate.

Please help with this as the problem has persisted for several weeks.

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Please do not be annoyed by the question.
Are the Vista 64bit Business edition and the 8.1 Pro both licensed Operating systems for use on this Dell

The reason I ask is that 8.1 is a LTSB edition of Professional
that is Long Term Service Branch and that was not generally available through legitimate channels - except as a 90 day trial through Microsoft Tech net, It being LTSB has special features and update arrangements

If the software is not correctly licensed and in use properly on the Dell, then wasting your time and indeed mine is pointless as this site does not support the use of such software.
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Because we do not support pirated software, we may request that you provide validation to confirm that your copy of Windows or other software is not pirated. If you are unable or unwilling to provide this validation, your thread may be closed.
IF I AM WRONG and you have properly acquired both Vista and Windows 8 licences then please accept my apologies now
 

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Please do not be annoyed by the question.
Are the Vista 64bit Business edition and the 8.1 Pro both licensed Operating systems for use on this Dell

The reason I ask is that 8.1 is a LTSB edition of Professional
that is Long Term Service Branch and that was not generally available through legitimate channels - except as a 90 day trial through Microsoft Tech net, It being LTSB has special features and update arrangements

If the software is not correctly licensed and in use properly on the Dell, then wasting your time and indeed mine is pointless as this site does not support the use of such software.
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IF I AM WRONG and you have properly acquired both Vista and Windows 8 licences then please accept my apologies now
Okay, you've totally confused me. Both OS's are valid and licensed. Not sure what an "LTSB" edition is; have never heard of it. To my knowledge, 8.1 was issued as a replacement for 8.0 which had many unwanted "features"; no indication of it being a "special" edition. Also, to my knowledge, version 8.0 is no longer supported by Microsoft which is why there is 8.1. Sort of like Windows 7 being Vista SP3.

If you still have concerns about answering a valid support question, that's fine.
 

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It is not, that I do NOT want to help - in your support question
I thought I had explained the reason for the question
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After running the command, two files will appear on your desktop, report.txt and repfiles.cab. Please open the report.txt file in Notepad and copy and paste the contents here. The repfiles.cab is only a backup file and can be ignored for the time being.
 

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Macboatmaster, thanks for your prompt responses and your info on the 8.1 version. At this point, I'm not pursuing this issue further as I'll simply reformat and reinstall the former OS.

To Flavallee's point, yes this pc originally came loaded with XP SP3 when I acquired it in '07.

Noticeable is Flavallee's many Army patches, so I want to say a heartfelt "thank you" for your service to our country. My friend, Dave, is a former Army 'Nam veteran having done an 11 month tour from '65 - '67 serving in the Combat Engineers.

Again, many thanks for your offers of help.
 

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Macboatmaster, thanks for your prompt responses and your info on the 8.1 version. At this point, I'm not pursuing this issue further as I'll simply reformat and reinstall the former OS.
As you wish
In view of that - mark your topic solved please - click the mark solved button on your opening post
 
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