Windows 8 is a graphical operating system by Microsoft, released on October 26, 2012.

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Limit background data on WiFi (Windows 8)

I often use tethering to connect my Win8 laptop to the internet through my smartphone, but I'm worried of the amount of background data transferred for software updates. Is it possible to limit the ...
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Install .Net Framework 3.5 in Windows 8.1

I'm trying to install the framework 3.5, but I always get an error: First I tried to add through "enable Windows features", but I got this error: Then I tried to execute this command in the ...
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Navigate through folder like Mac in win8 or use alternative

The Mac way of navigating file is making SOOO much sense than windows way of opening a gazillions of windows and confuse myself... I wonder as a Windows8 user, is there way to make windows folder ...
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Renaming multiple files

I have multiple files whose names look like this 2313_ABCDEAUG2014_PQRST_0_.pdf 3244_ABCDEAUG2014_PQRST_0_.pdf 4234_ABCDEAUG2014_PQRST_0_.pdf I want to rename the file in the following format. ...
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Windows 8.1 bootloader recovery

I have installed Linux Mint on notebook with Windows 8.1. I didn't install grub on /dev/sda and installed it on /dev/sda5. After booting to Windows I tried to add Linux in Windows bootmenu using ...
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How to Install Windows8 with Ubuntu on laptop?

In my laptop, I have installed Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Now I need to replace Windows 7 with Windows 8 without formatting Ubuntu. Is it possible to do?
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some keys of my Lenovo U310 ideapad is not working

I have a Lenovo U310 ideapad. I have troubles with the q,w,e,r,u,i,o and p keys, they are not working. But any other else my laptop is working fine. How can I make it work again? Does it need a ...
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Localhost connecting to self on port 1111. Virus or ok?

When I run netstat -a on Windows 8.1 I am seeing a number of connections from 127.0.0.1: ports around 50000 connecting to My PC name (DadsPC) on port 1111. A portion are listed below. Is this normal? ...
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Unable to do fresh Linux install from CD

I am using Windows 8 OS on my laptop and I had installed CentOS linux earlier. The BIOS is set for UEFI mode, thats why I had to switch it to legacy mode to support boot from CD. Anyways, I managed ...
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Cannot close notifications in Windows 8

Seems like a bug, but it is very annoying. Windows 8 keeps showing notifications which I cannot close. I tried to click on x and _ but no reaction. Here is a screenshot showing such an unclosable ...
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How to recover system path variable on windows 8 (64 bit)?

I just deleted my system path variable while setting up java jdk. How to recover default setting?
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How can I view the terminal execution log of chkdsk when ran at boot time?

If I issue chkdsk /R on a removable drive, I get a nice execution status report with a few stats such as an ETA. When I want to do the same on my system drive, however, I must reboot and, in order ...
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Windows 8 Project64 Failed to initialize DirectX error

I want to use project64 on my computer via remote desktop, but I always get this error: Failed to initialize DirectX error Error code: 8876086A There seems to be not fix related to my problem on ...
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Windows 8 language settings don't change the language everywhere

I just bought a new computer with windows 8 on it from Germany, so when it shipped over everything was in German. I was able to get around that and download the English language pack but I noticed ...
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How to repair msi.dll

Windows 8, Acer Aspire M laptop. The file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\msi.dll has become corrupted (viewing with a hex editor, the first 0x4000 bytes are zero). This is probably due to a hard drive error. ...
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Quick way to share files on a PC with another PC that's NOT on the same network (work laptop on a domain, home PC on a home network)

I want to access a folder on my home desktop PC over my local home network from all our various laptops at home (just to backup photos and share media files). I tried simple Windows sharing, but one ...
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Add entries to Windows 8 explorer's File menu

Windows 8 introduced many changes to the file explorer. One of them being the creation the File Menu, which allows opening shells already set in the current folder. Is it possible to add elements ...
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windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one (For windows 7 & 8)

I getting this error (windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.) when i am install windows any version in my PC using bootable ...
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Store icon missing

I have a Windows 8 machine I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 but it's missing the Windows Store icon. Searching for "store" only brings up four or so icons for "Store documentation" and other ...
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windows 8 apps randomly forget saved credentials

Some of my windows 8 apps will randomly forget the stored credentials and preferences, facebook and lastpass apps being the most common. Facebook for example will forget my credentials and then once ...
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How to make a hard disk inaccessible in Windows 8?

I installed two Windows 8. One for work and one for entertainment. They are on separate drives (the first system is on a SSD and the second system is on a HDD). Since I will probably install some ...
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Computer became slow recently

System Specs: Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, 8.0GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4600 / NVIDIA Geforce 750M GT Computer has been recently slow. This includes startup ...
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What is SRUJet?

I see in Event log many error entries : svchost (1500) SRUJet: An attempt to open the file "C:\Windows\system32\SRU\SRUDB.dat" for read / write access failed with system error 5 ...
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Windows 8 Wallpaper Retrieval

I have a favorite picture as my wallpaper on a Windows 8 laptop. Sadly, the original picture was destroyed. How can I retrieve it and save as a jpg for sharing with others? I have tried the ...
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Setting up Win8 ad-hoc Wifi without security?

I'm trying to set up an ad-hoc wifi network coming from a Windows 8 machine to connect to some legacy hardware that doesn't support WPA. Trouble is, I can't find a way to tell Win8 to start the ...
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Deleted Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexer Driver

I deleted my Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexer Driver. I am still able to use wifi without any problems but I'm wondering if this driver was important and if so how I can get it back. I am using ...
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How to install Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 using separate drive

i have installed Ubuntu 14.04, but i've read many articles about issues when you've installed ubuntu first and windows afterwards. I have 2 separate SSD drives. On the first one i've installed Ubuntu, ...
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Use Windows file explorer (file manager) of Win8 in Win7

Is it possible in a Windows 7 OS to somehow install the official file explorer of Windows 8 OS?
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Enable Lenovo's “conservation mode” on boot

I have a Lenovo Z50 laptop with Lenovo's Energy Manager installed. Inside the manager's settings menu is an option to enable "conservation mode", which keeps the battery charged in the 40-65% range ...
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Slow network share

I have 2 computer, desktop and laptop. They both connected to internet via wi-fi. When i copy a file from shared folder, transfer speed is too slow(400 kb/sec at best). So i connected them via ...
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Disk read error when booting from USB (Windows 8.1 Pro x64)

My BIOS mode is Legacy, I'm trying too install Windows 8.1 Pro x64 from my bootable USB. I used 3 different programs (Rufus, YUMI, UltraISO) and I tried manually via command prompt. After every try ...
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Converting Primary to Logical Partition

I have HP pavilion 15 n204tx which uses MBR, I can create Max 4 primary partition. I have 10GB HP Tools Primary 48 GB Windows8 boot Primary ...
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How to get Double Click in notepad in Windows 8 to select the entire word / line of text and not stop at symbols such as -,+,% etc

In Windows XP, when one double clicks on a word, the entire word is selected. This is also true for words with dashes as well as urls that have dashes or other characters. For example: ...
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ATEN USB to Serial driver on Windows 8 - using Linux driver?

I'd like to use an ATEN UC232A USB to serial converter on my computer with Windows 8. I downloaded the appropriate driver which seems to work but after a while produces a blue screen because of the ...
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Why Does Transfer Of Music To A 32 Gigabyte Micro SDHC Card Keep Failing?

I have a large number of music files on my hard drive, and am trying to transfer them onto a 32 gigabyte (31.2 usable) micro SDHC card so I can listen to them using my cellular phone; the transfer ...
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Windows 8 bootloader repair after Fedora 20 installation

I changed the BIOS settings on my Sony Vaio laptop (pre-installed with Windows 8) to legacy from UEFI. Then I booted from USB to install Fedora 20. While installing I created a 1 MB sized BIOSBOOT ...
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Crashes for different reasons, every 20 minutes or so

This afternoon, my computer crashed (BSOD) 6 times in about 4 hours. The strange thing is, each time, it gave a different reason: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL ...
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In Windows 8 I lost my administrator priviledges

I use windows 8 and my user permissions are full of errors. I have to click through three different user names. Additionally, when I try to open an app I receive an error message telling me I need ...
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Sublime Text causes Windows to freeze?

I have an odd problem with my Surface Pro 1 freezing whenever I use Sublime Text 3. After using ST3 for some amount of time, Windows will enter a half-frozen state. All applications lock up, but I can ...
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How do I get superuse access to any directory on Windows 8?

There is a directory file on my computer that I did not create. I cannot access this file as I get a access denied dialogue box.
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Icon size of OriginLab virtualised on Mavericks

I hope that someone can help me because I'm freaking out! I just installed Origin 9.1 on a Mac (15 retina late 2013) using parallels 10 on Windows 8.1 Everything is fine, but, due to the high ...
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How to enable Direct3D acceleration for 32bit applications in Windows 8?

Now I know that this issue has been discussed much around the web but most of the solutions focus Windows XP and/or are outdated. Some suggest updating video drivers, some say editing specific ...
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How can I find the time I fast booted my windows 8 computer this morning?

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop at work which I turn off every evening and turn on every morning. I want to know at what time I started my computer this morning. However, I use the fast boot option. This ...
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Windows/Synaptics trackpad snapping backwards after clicking quickly

tl;dr: Whenever I move the mouse a small distance and click, Windows/Synaptics will pretend I didn't move the mouse at all, reset the cursor position, but still process the click at the wrong ...
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I restricted my own access to a partition on my computer. How do I get access again? [duplicate]

The OS is Windows 8 Pro. In an attempt to block another user I just created, I removed access for myself from an entire partition. Now, there is no option of assigning access to myself again and I ...
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Installed Google Chrome 64 bit, but am I launching the 32 or 64 bit version?

I installed Chrome 64 bit, but am I running the 64 bit version? I went to Control Panel\System and Security\System to confirm that I'm running an 64 bit version of Windows on an x64 bit processor. I ...
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Could change motherboard with Windows 8 clean install?

I'd like to change my motherboard and CPU. Does anybody know if I hit "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" and change my motherboard and CPU in the process what will happen? I have a Windows 8 ...
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Mouse cursor look reverts to default after reboot

I recently upgraded from Microsoft Windows 7 to 8.1 and noticed that my mouse cursor changes its look from my custom one to the Windows Default one after I reboot my PC. How can I make the changes ...
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Access UEFI BIOS settings

I have a NEC ultrabook with windows 8 installed, and with UEFI bios. I was told that in order to access the BIOS settings I have to press the F2 key as soon as i power it on, however it doesn't ...
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Whats the difference between windows search vs metro search

whats the basic difference between windows metro search and normal windows search at my computer,while i searched the files with respective to other drive locations its not visible in search items Is ...