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Is it possible to know why installation of Windows 8 was unsuccessful? [duplicate]

Currently my system runs on Windows 7. Recently I tried to install(upgrade to 8 from 7) Windows 8 twice and failed. The installation worked fine for almost the end. The installation procedure ...
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AppLocker and UAC on windows 8.1

Using the feature:"Local Security Policy-> Application Control Policies->AppLocker->Executable Rules->Create default Rules" will create a rule: Allow BUILTIN\Administrators All Files On Windows7 ...
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Why gadgets are avoided in Windows 8? [closed]

In Windows 7, there were gadgets like clock, calender, weather etc. But in Windows 8, no gadgets are there. Why Microsoft avoided gadgets in Windows 8 ?
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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...
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0answers
38 views

Dual booting Windows 7 & 8.1, using the Windows 8 Startup Options Menu, when Windows 8.1 is already installed and you want to add Windows 7

There are many excellent guides out there that explain how to dual-boot Windows 7 & 8. However, they are written for people starting with a Windows 7 installation and add a Windows 8 installation ...
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1answer
13 views

Start a program with a file from the recently used list in Windows 8

With Windows 7, the Start button would list a bunch of applications, for example, Word, Excel, Visual Studio. Then if I hovered over the application name a list of recently used files for that ...
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1answer
53 views

Install windows back on laptop

No this is not a question on instructions as to how to install windows. My laptop came with genuine Windows 8 installed, but I didn't get a CD. After a few months I installed Ubuntu on it for trial ...
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21 views

Converting a Windows 8 partition into VMWare image for development [closed]

I've got Windows 7 Ultimate running on my selfbuilt computer's SSD. I've got Windows 8 on a second partition on the 1TB HDD, but as I almost never use Windows 8 for anything else than Windows Phone ...
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0answers
66 views

An All-in-One x86-x64 disc with MBR-UEFI boot enabled

I wanted to know how to create a windows 7/8.1 bootable disc wiht all editions of x86 and x64 combined in one with MBR and UEFI enabled in them. I know windows 7 32-bit doesn't has a UEFI mode but it ...
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1answer
38 views

When Windows 8 installs automatic updates?

Is it possibile that windows 8, contrary to win 7, immediately installs updates after download and doesn't wait the user shutdown request? I'm using win 8 in a POS application and yesterday (after ...
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1answer
23 views

Chrome browser width and icon hiding?

I have windows 7 at work , chrome version 34 ( latest) I do see the extension icons as : But , at my home , same chrome version , windows 8 , I see the icons like this : Question How can I ...
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1answer
53 views

Grant Admin rights to an entire registry Hive?

There is a way via a CLI or GUI application to grant Admin rights to ALL the keys/Values of an entire registry Hive (like System, SAM, ntuser.dat, etc)? The problem is that I'm using the Dism tool ...
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1answer
12 views

shut down and reboot into windows 7

I am running windows 8 on C, and have an old windows 7 on D. When I orinally installed windows 8 I had a 5 second bootup screen offering if I wanted windows 7 or 8. I removed this so now it only ...
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0answers
22 views

How to edit this resource String of the Windows DVD?

I'm customizing the image resources of a Windows 8.1 Installation, and now I would like to modify the copyright String that appears in every Setup step/screen. The String is in Spanish language and I ...
0
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1answer
45 views

How to rebuild a Windows Image (WIM) using ImageX tool?

I've previouslly mounted a WIM image using DISM where I've removed some packages and then I've unmounted it commiting changes, and now I would like to rebuild the WIM file to save filesize and ...
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0answers
20 views

Windows Logo + Arrow Key Extension

A great keyboard shortcut in Windows is "Windows Logo + (Left/Right) Arrow" which makes a window take up the entire left/right half of the screen. Is there any native way to configure windows with ...
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1answer
28 views

Can you change Outlook desktop notifications to metro style in windows 7?

There is a major difference in the Windows 7 and Windows 8 Outlook desktop alerts (see below). I was wondering if it was possible to make it so the desktop notifications seen in Windows 8 could be ...
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1answer
38 views

I want to build my first computer but don't have the time. Where could I learn about the different components and how they work? [closed]

I want to learn about how computers work, and maybe eventually routers, but don't have the time right now to build one. Could someone point me in the direction of what the different hardware ...
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1answer
46 views

How to keep windows media player from stopping?

I have two PC's here at our shop that I play media on (local not streaming) 24/7 via windows media player. The one is a windows 8 in our break-room that I have a playlist of 394 short avi videos that ...
2
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1answer
28 views

IpV6 No network access

I'm Currently using Windows 8 on my laptop, and windows 7 on my computer. They used to be connected by the homegroup, which was brilliant, but now they can't find eachother anymore. I've tried to ...
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0answers
42 views

Windows 8.1 drivers?

This question is related to a laptop (Lenovo G560) with "Intel HM55 chipset + Integrated Intel HD graphics w/ shared video memory". I wanted to know if windows 8.1 will run on it (At present it is ...
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1answer
39 views

WINDOWS: Taking Back/Restoring Default Ownership Permissions of directory

I have a 1TB external (USB) HDD which i used for additional data storage (mostly media files). Unfortunately, i appear to have changed the permissions on one of the sub-folders, and this is my ...
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Virtualbox 4.3.10 on Win 8.1 no usb for Win 7 VM

I have a new Asus laptop(64bit) running windows 8.1, installed virtualbox 4.3.10(latest) and installed a window 7(64 bit) VM with extentions(guest additions...). I have tried every combination from ...
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1answer
41 views

Various failures while trying to install WIndows 8.1 on fresh computer

I can't install windows 8.1 on fresh clean hard drive. In fresh install if I am selecting empty space to install Windows to, it starts installing, goes to 27% and fails with error 0x80070570 (unable ...
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1answer
38 views

How to disable progress feature in windows 7 or 8?

When you download something say a file in Mozilla Firefox browser a green bar starts occupying the browser's icon on task-bar that shows the overall progress of download(s) going on .But, I want to ...
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1answer
41 views

how to open tcp/ip properties from cmd or run directly?

Is there anyone knows that how to open tcp/ip ver 4 properties from cmd or run directly? I mean the window that you can setup your ip, gateway dns...i want to make a shortcut of ip properties or open ...
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Identify hard drive letter by manufacturer ID?

I'm using Windows 8.1 I noticed that in this registry key are stored the devices manufacturer identifiers and some parameters for each that could be modified: ...
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1answer
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Powering Off Hard Disks, is a life saver or life depleter?

Hardware description and problem introduction: I'm a Home user and I use Windows in a Home PC, I have 4 internal hard disks connected and running, 1 hard drive is for the OS, and the other hard ...
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2answers
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Accessing my fingerprint password protected laptop after HP Client Security was removed

I bought a new HP Probook 450 laptop with HP Client Security and fingerprint scanner. I used my fingerprint as a password; the laptop came with Windows 7 which I updated to Windows 8. HP Client ...
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1answer
27 views

How can I create a shell context menu like “Play to”? (Dynamic add items)

I spent 3 hours googling but not answer... I am noob to windows, and i am creating app that sends files over wifi to nearby devices.I am detecting devices using broadcast. I need context menu item ...
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28 views

Easy way to set up a splashscreen for my Windows app? [migrated]

I am making an app (software) for Windows. To run the app the user clicks on a .vbs file (or a shortcut to it). It takes a while to load up the main screen so I was wondering what's the easiest way to ...
2
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1answer
60 views

Windows 7/8 no sound (after ubuntu dual boot)

So my brother has a Asus laptop(old) which came with Vista Ult. When Win 7 was released i installed it and everything worked fine (all the drivers). Then my brother tried dual booting it Win7 and ...
2
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1answer
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Robocopy “modified”

Using robocopy on Windows 8 to automate backing up several different groups of files. It labels all of them as "MODIFIED" all the time though even if I just ran it and haven't touched the files. How ...
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USB not recognized

When I plug in External USB mass storage device, the following error message is displayed: Previously the device was working correctly, but after few months when I plug it in, it is not working. I ...
2
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1answer
158 views

Create homegroup between Windows 8 and Windows 7 machines

I am trying to create a Homegroup through my wifi network between my PC (Windows 7) and Office Laptop (Windows 8) When I create a Homegroup network using my PC then I can see all shared files in ...
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38 views

Sudden issue with Windows dual booting

I have a Toshiba Laptop (Satellite C850-B516) for which I need dual booting. I have already Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed. The first few days both worked fine, but now when I choose Windows 8, a ...
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1answer
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What does Wintel mean in resumes and job description summaries?

When looking at some job postings for programming and Information Technology, I noticed many list or request "Wintel" experience. Why do they need a new word for this? Why not just "MS Windows" ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7

My PC is running with 2 hard drives, a 128gb SSD and a 1TB HDD. My Windows 7 install is on the SSD but I installed Steam and all my games on the HDD. When I ran the Windows Upgrade Assistant, it ...
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1answer
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Unable to load a file within a software using remote desktop connection

I was recently working with Windows Remote desktop connection. The local machine is windows 7 and the remote machine is windows 8. The connection was successful. I have a software installed on the ...
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Why do Windows 7 and 8 often not update open folders after adding or renaming files or subfolders? [duplicate]

Three scenarios: I right click in a folder and choose "new folder". Windows does not show me the new subfolder, as would be expected. To get Windows to actually show me the subfolder I just created, ...
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1answer
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windows 8 setup - “we can't tell if your PC is ready…”

I've been trying to upgrade windows 7 to windows 8 for a while now, but it still gives me errors. I of course searched around for this question first, and here are some of the recommended things ...
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1answer
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Unable to quad boot Windows 7/8; Primary partition limitation

I'm trying to install Windows 7 x86 and x64 as well as Windows 8 x86 and x64 on a laptop, however, after installing the first three, it will not allow a forth primary partition to be created. When I ...
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is it possible to downgrade from windows 8 to windows 7 [duplicate]

So my friend is in college and the programs used are made for a windows 7 OS but her laptop came with a windows 8 OS, so i am trying to find out if there is any way to downgrade an Operating System ...
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1answer
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What is File History in Windows

In Control Panel of my Windows 8 I saw File History. To know about it I just ran it once and I did it on my pen drive. What is it actually ? What is it used for ? Is it like System Backup ?
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1answer
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Strange speaker bug

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755, with a Intel i3 processor. It came with Windows 7 and, since purchasing it, have installed Windows 8 (upgraded to 8.1) and Ubuntu 13.10 (it's tri-booted, so I have all ...
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Internet Connection Sharing in Windows 7/8 between 3 network interfaces

I need to share my LAN with two OpenVPN interfaces. I have successfully shared it with one OpenVPN interface: The Home networking connection field is mandatory and can only be filled with one ...
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2answers
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Button or Shortcut in for Windows Explorer to quickly hide/show the navigation pane [duplicate]

For Windows 7/8/2008/2012 and above... How can i create a button or shortcut in for Windows Explorer to quickly hide or show the navigation pane... With the Preview Pane we can use the keyboard ...
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After resizing its partition, Windows won't boot.

I have a hard-drive partitioned into four NTFS partitions. One is "System Reserved", another is just NTFS storage, and the other two are for Windows 7 and 8. I successfully resized the 7 and 8 ...
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1answer
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How do I set a secondary DNS for my workstation?

All PC's on our domain are set to obtain the DNS server address dynamically, as part if DHCP, but I would like to set a secondary, fixed address DNS server for testing web sites on our dev machine. I ...
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Why doesn't Windows explorer show the file name in Windows 8

This is a rather strange issue. Whenever, I select a folder on my server (Windows 7 Ultimate) from Windows 8.1 the explorer windows shows little boxes for the folders and files inside that network ...