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Windows 10 update now showing on windows 8

I am using windows 8. Windows 10 update not showing while windows 8.1 update showing in store. Should i update my windows 8 to 8.1 first? or can i get direct windows 10 update?
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Swap Caps Lock and Esc keys in Windows 8.1

I am a Linux user who uses VIM as his primary text editor. Consequently I am used to remapping the Caps Lock key to function as Esc and vice versa. I searched around for how to do this on Windows 8.1 ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 8 in VirtualBox from .vhd created by disk2vhd?

I want to upgrade my Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10, but first I need to do complete refresh of the PC. As it's hard to remember everything for backup (like settings in various programs etc) I ...
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Windows 10 upgrade via tricking Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition to think that it is Professional Edition?

I have Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64 bit on a VM, and I want to free upgrade to Windows 10. ( I don't want to install everything from new ) According to this answer the free upgrade is not provided by ...
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PC hard locks on motherboard splash screen

So I recently suffered a nasty computer crash after trying to remove a theme pack I was using, and nothing would get me back to accessible windows (not safe mode, system restore, etc.) so I backed up ...
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Lenovo Windows 8 laptop always has “limited” wifi connection

I have a Lenovo G585 laptop, running Windows 8.1, with an Atheros wireless card. I am always having wireless connectivity issues with it: it always shows up as a "limited" connection. Even if it ...
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How to update to Windows 10 with a Windows 8 key?

1) I have a Windows 8 key which is not being used on any PC/laptop right now. It was used once on a computer which now ruins Windows 7 with a completely different key. 2) I have a laptop which is on ...
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How to recover Windows partition in dual boot?

I've installed fedora 21 in my computer, i've made the partitons correctly, appears the boot menu and starts correctly in fedora, but when i try to boot in windows appears this error: Windows Boot ...
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Getting rid of a windows update which will not uninstall via wusa or the control panel, windows 8.1

How do you uninstall a particular unwanted windows update when using the" wusa /uninstall /kb:ZZZZZZZ " gives an error message "Windows Update Standalone Installer, Update for Microsoft Windows ...
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Upgrade Windows 8.1 Enterprise to Windows 10

I have Windows 8.1 Enterprise and I wanted to install the Windows 10 Enterprise evaluation (from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-10-enterprise). I don't want to wait until ...
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How to Change/Remove UEFI Hard Disk Password

I am using an ASUS laptop running Windows 8 and have forgot a UEFI password. The password isn't essential to startup, for I have a user password and a master password. I know the user one, but I've ...
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I am fully updated on Windows 8.1 Pro, and I can't see the Get Windows 10 Icon

My copy of windows is activated with a legitimate license. I have updated everything and when I go to Windows Update it says everything is updated too. But I can't see the Get Windows 10 icon on the ...
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Windows 8.1 and EFI, recovery partition deleted, can't boot

I have a Windows tablet PC (Odys Winpad) with 32GB HDD. I have created recovery USB disk and deleted the recovery partition (I wanted to win some more space). Now I can't boot any more: every time I ...
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Windows 8 recover files

I recently used a tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18583-user-folders-restore-default-location.html where I restored my User Folders because they were corrupted. However, I was unable to ...
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Oracle 11g XE on windows 8 PC and forgot password and username

I have installed Oracle 11g XE on windows 8 PC and forgot password and username. I have uninstalled deleted the oraclexe and oracle folder in my user folder and reinstalled it,yet its asking for the ...
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Is it possible to restrict max window size windows 8.1 or 10?

Basically I have a 4k 43 inch monitor, and I don't really need most apps to ever open "maximized" I'd rather be able to set "maximize" to only do 1920x1080 or something similar. I did a little ...
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Windows 10 Icon missing in spite of following advice from previous threads [duplicate]

My windows 10 icon is not appearing in my windows 8.1 system. My copy is genuine Windows 8.1 Professional. I have all updates already installed and I confirmed that they were installed using CMD ...
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Force Windows Update to update all components?

I'm running Windows 8 and 8.1 on two computers. I have Windows Update set to "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows". I just finished a Check → Update → Reboot cycle (with ...
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Can I use the diskpart utility to remove malware from a flash drive

I have a flash drives that has malware in it. Is it possible to use diskpart to remove malware from the flash drives? I would use my hp os win 8.
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Do I need to have an updated Windows 8 / 8.1 to update to Windows 10?

My computer had problems and I had to reinstall Windows using the vendor's recovery program. Now, I am considering if I should wait till windows 10 rolls out, or go ahead and install 1.5GB of updates. ...
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Serial Connection Issues

I have a Radionics rfid badge reader on my desk which is supposed to interface with our badge software (Stanley PAC) which is installed on my computer. I am using a docking station (also HP) which ...
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Windows 8 lock all functionalities [duplicate]

I'd like to have a demo of our new software run on a windows 8 computer where people can play with it (on a public fair, hence limited attention on what people are doing with the computer). What ...
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How to view the content of cookie file

In the chrome,lists all the cookie and site data.In that the contents are in some format.I need to know all in that section detail(settings->advanced settings->privacy->cookie->site data) in chrome. ...
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Cannot tag photos in windows 8.1, details pane is missing this ability

My details pane is quite lackluster, also even at a quick glance, google image search windows 8 details pane, like this one, but many others have more options, especially the fabled "tag" option. ...
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How SD card capacity limitation works? Is there a way to bypass it?

For the longest time now, I have been hearing that, this phone can support up to 64 gigs for SD card expansion, that can support up to 128, and stuffs like that. I am just wondering, how this ...
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Windows 8 not detecting Wi-Fi

My PC is not detecting the signal of the wireless router in the room. My roommates can use it with no issues. My PC is showing other Wi-Fi signals, but not the Wi-Fi of my own room. I have tried ...
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Is it possible to disable drive signature verification on Windows 8?

When installing drivers, sometimes we need for the system to not ask for confirmation to the user (i.e: unattended or remote installations). A good example of this is the TAP network driver for ...
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Where do “Modern UI” Windows apps store data? Can they share it with desktop programs?

The “Modern UI” (i.e. app) version of Dropbox has default behavior like that of Dropbox for Android – it show the files, but does not download them until they are clicked on or favorited. Presumably ...
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Windows 8 can't override Ubuntu

I had Windows 8 installed on my Asus X5551M, then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 over it. Now I want to go back to Windows 8 to sell the computer. I created a Windows 8 USB using the exe from the Windows ...
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virtualbox in win8 cannot swap out to host

Before, I use virtualbox in win7, I used to switch application in virtualbox with win_key+tab, and switch application between and host application with alt+tab. But, now, in Win8, I cannot do the same ...
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shift and delete keys are working separately just fine, but not when pressed together

I am currently using windows 8. Shift and delete keys are working separately just fine, but when shift + delete is pressed, nothing happens in any application. Neither is it deleting stuff nor is it ...
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I can't login to my PC with the account assigned it

my computer won't open with my Microsoft account every time I try to sign in.it tells me that (The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. the User profile cannot be loaded)
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Windows 8 over Ubuntu Can't Override Ubuntu Boot

I had Windows 8 installed on my Asus X5551M, then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 over it. Now I want to go back to Windows 8 to sell the computer. I created a Windows 8 USB using the exe from the Windows ...
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My windows 8 screen is locked

My windows 8 screen is locked and I don't know the password. The start button will not come up on the screen. I have entered numerous passwords and it doesn't disable me or give me an option to reset. ...
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Window 8 clean re-install [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop which came with Windows 8 64-bit pre-installed. For some reasons I installed a pro version and activated it with an activation tool. I am wondering, can I re-install ...
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Merging non-adjacent partitions in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I don't know why, but somehow I ended up with ~8gb partition on my tablet pc's main drive. This is a problem because the drive is only 64gbs, so losing 8gb is a big deal. The problem is that the ...
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Batch: Random pick a name from a .txt file

I have a list of names and I want Batch to pick a random one from another file, then echo it back.
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Will changing an HDD in a laptop invalidate my Windows Authenticity?

I have a Samsung laptop with a failing HDD. The laptop came with an original copy of Windows 8. I wish to replace the HDD with a purchased SSD. I created a Recovery Drive (on a 8GB DoK) - using the ...
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Why am I unable to install the NppExec plugin for Notepad++?

I was trying to install the NppExec plugin for Notepad++ so that I can compile Java in it and run it. After the installation failed to work, I did some more research on compiling and decided to move ...
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How to configure telnet in Windows 8?

I want to use telnet to understand the working of web and networks. However, whenever I type telnet "URL" 8080, it shows Could not open connection to the host, on port 8080: Connect Failed. I work ...
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Need local security rights on Windows 8.1

A program I am trying to install (Hazus 2.0) requires the following: "Confirm that the user account that is running the setup (in addition to having admin rights) has the following Local Security ...
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Is it okay to store a laptop for one year without taking any precautions [duplicate]

No precautions have been taken to store the computer. It is sitting upstairs on a bookshelf. It is an HP pavilion laptop. I read this Super User blog. I don't understand if this computer will ...
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Suddenly Cut From Remote Desktop Session and Can't Log Back Into Any Session

I was literally in the middle of a remote desktop session doing work when all the sudden the session disconnected and now I can not log back into any session anywhere. I know it's not just the domain ...
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On Windows 8 during startup my icons go blank and then reappear [duplicate]

I have an i7, 16 GB, every time I turn on my PC my icons appear, go blank and then reappear after about 10 - 15 seconds, maybe even more. it's really annoying, is anyone with windows 8 experiencing ...
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HP Pavilion g6 2231TX starts when lid open then shutdown

I have HP Pavilion g6 2231TX laptop. It worked well but today morning, when I want to start my laptop, it won't. The power led lights up but nothing display in the screen when I open up the lid. After ...
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Boot Windows 8 from HDD connected via USB port: OS not found error

I have internal SSD in my PC(I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD). So I disassembled its HDD which has pre-installed Windows 8. So I want to boot my licensed and pre-installed Windows via USB. I ...
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Configuring Printer UI [closed]

I am devloping a V4 driver for a monochrome printer. I want to print images using the printer. In printer properties UI, I want to have the ability to change threshold of the image and show its ...
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By changing language in word changes also in browser. Why? [duplicate]

Hello I am using word in windows 8 and when I change the language through short cut left alt + shift it changes also the language to the entire pc, for example when I click to write on a browser it ...
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How to restore a hard drive from a usb disk image using ubuntu

As a result of a series of events to convoluted to get into, I have a 128gb flashdrive with a windows 7 system disk image on it and a harddrive that I would like to restore it to. That harddrive is ...
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How to easily toggle to and from High Performance power mode in Windows 8

Windows 7 and 8 have three default "power modes", regarding how much the prioritise speed vs conserving energy: "Power saver", "Balanced", and "High Performance". On a portable machine with a battery ...