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Audacity and SoundTap won't recognise any recording devices?

Audacity and SoundTap won't recognise any of my recording devices? However under Recording Devices, both my microphone drivers are recognised as making sound. Please help.
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Problems with upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

I'm running Windows 8, and I want to upgrade to Windows 8.1 so I can then upgrade to Windows 10. I have so many problems, I don't know where to start. I would think that I want to run an upgrade, ...
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Windows 8 - Wifi option gone from connection options. Can connect via Physical Connection only

I don't see any Wifi option in Windows > PC Settings: No Wifi Option in Network And Sharing Center: I Uninstalled and Reinstalled Ralink Wifi Drivers, its showing up as installed in Control ...
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How to remove accessibility in Windows 8?

On Windows 8.1, is there a way to remove the accessibility features completely? I don't use them, and they are very annoying (eg. sticky keys and the like that keep popping up out of nowhere). In ...
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Windows does not boot after HDD's UniqueID is changed

So, here is what happened: I accidentally changed the uniqueid of my main disk drive with with the diskpart utility and now my os wont boot past a bsod that gives a 0xc000000 error. Here is how it ...
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My Laptop became extremely slow and found error with hard disk

I am using Dell Inspiron N5010 (windows 8). It was working fine, suddenly it became extremely slow. So I had restored my laptop to a previous Restore Point. After restoring I got this error message. ...
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Updating windows 8 “to go” to windows 10

I have an installation of windows 8 on an external hdd. When I try to update to windows 10 the update fails with the message that windows on usb drives cannot be updated. Is there a way to update this ...
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Unable to start my lenovo laptop

The other night after using my laptop I turned it off. when I woke up in the morning and tried to start it up but it could not get started. So as a solution i tried some online tips to start it up. ...
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How to reset to factory settings after Windows 10 upgrade

I was given a computer from someone else who upgraded recently. The one they gave me is running Windows 10 Pro (They upgraded from Windows 8). I'd like to restore it to factory settings, even if that ...
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How to set some keys to be pressed automatically and alternativly?

I need some pattern of keys be press automatically in a loop. For example windows Key+prt sc then up button and wait for 500ms and anew... I need to this hundreds of time by a loop
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How to zoom out screen view in Windows 8?

My friend was playing one game and suddenly it crashed due to which screen resolution has been changed and now I am hardly able to work. I tried Windows logo key + plus (+) or minus (-) but nothing ...
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Faster chkdsk alternative

I think at some point my laptop's (secondary) internal hard drive was disconnected, and it seems like there are a lot of bad sectors (though I don't think anything is inherently wrong with the drive?)....
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Upgrade to W10 with official W7 key but non official W8.1 installed

Current situation: PC has an OEM key from Asus for an W7 home edition. PC at this moment is running W8.1 pro not licensed. Goal: Update the PC to W10 without losing any information. That also ...
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Internet stops working when using static IP

I am running windows 8.1 and I am trying to configure a static IP address for server hosting. Without using a static IP address, my IPV4 properties are these: And the internet and web work fine. ...
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Cannot image Acer Iconia W510 with custom Windows 10 image

I am trying to image Acer Iconia W510 machines with a Windows 10 image we made. We have already successfully imaged a few dozen. About ten, however, refuse to take the image. They are currently on ...
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Hirens boot cd does not dectect hard drive

I want to reset my windows 8 password through Hirens boot cd mini windows xp. It does not detect my hard drive so i can not find the SAM file. How can i make it see my hard drive so i can fix this?
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Accidently wiped out Windows 8 installation, now cant install windows 8 from USB

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 in my machine and accidently wiped out all the windows related date, now the hard disk is showing as a one big partition, Then I tried to create a bootable USB drive and ...
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My HP 2000 Notebook screen shows a rainbow pattern [closed]

What should or can I do? Need help fast. It's my school laptop And also has some stuff in it that I wouldn't like to lose.
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Laptop randomly shuts down when not charging

So for the past two months, my laptop has been behaving oddly. It makes much more noise, heats up when I am not doing anything cpu intensive and has just overall become rather slow. My biggest problem ...
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Boot using windows 8

My laptop is dell inspiron 15 running on windows 8, keeps displaying the blue screen and the auto repair is not functioning keeps on loading and then displays the blue screen again can anyone please ...
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Is it possible to spy on a laptop through a usb flash drive? [closed]

someone (who i later knew is a hacker) asked me once to give him a TV series on his usb flash drive. after i knew that about him, and knew that he actually saw the series before (which makes it ...
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Why does Windows 8 keep on deleting my shortcut from start menu

I put a shortcut in the C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder. And for some strange reason it appears for a moment but then it disappears by itself IDK what to do I'...
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Resizing Win 10 partition (only Win 8 installation CD)

I am about to resize my Win 10 partition to install Ubuntu. From what I read Windows partition tool will not be able to give you space you want, since it cannot move certain MFT-files. Using GParted ...
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How to take advantage of free upgrade to Windows 10

We have 3 laptops that came with pre-Installed Windows 8 Single Language OEM. We don't want to use Windows 10 right now but maybe later someone need to use it so I want take advantage of free upgrade ...
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Where is the WinUSB application template?

I am trying to follow these directions, this is my first USB device driver using windows. Unfortunately, I do not see the winUSB project file, and I also do not know how to get it. I am using Visual-...
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Computer won't recognize Chrome as default browser after cleaned browers-hijack

I recently had suspicions that my Chrome was hi-jacked and found out it had been. It was now something called "gunship", which I only managed to find ONE similar case of. I deleted Gunship and ...
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Set region and language to English, but Startup screen and BSOD in chinese

I am currently using windows 8 on an Asus notebook. Despite having set my language to English, my startup screen is still in Chinese. Can anyone help me please? Thank you. (By the way, just for added ...
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Win 8 / 10 - Slow internet unless using Safe Mode

I have a completely clean install of Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Installed and fully updated via Windows Update today), and when in Usermode I can see 46-47Mbit transfers (Speedtest.net, MS Iso downloads, ...
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Can I use windows 10 installation media that I made by Media Creation Tool to install in another computer

I have made bootable flash drive using Media Creation Tool (Windows 10 Single Language) from laptop that have activated Windows 8 to use it for upgrade or clean install later. my question is: can I ...
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Can I install windows 10 in windows 8 laptop using the same product key

I have laptop that come with windows 8 installed and I install windows 10 on the same hard drive (in new partition) using same product key. I want to keep windows 8 and don't want to use windows 10 ...
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Windows 8/10 File Explorer - Minimalist VIEW?

I would like File Explorer to display the title bar and folder contents in a minimalist view. I've figured out how to hide the menu bar and the status bar but there are still two 'rows' of navigation/...
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USB write-protected and cannot remove

I know this question has been asked before but I have followed all those threads and none have helped. My memory stick was being formatted and having an ISO file burned on to it when the software ...
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Windows 8.1 showing invisible windows when AltTabSettings=1

On my Windows 8.1 box, I have disabled both Aero Peek: and Corner navigation: and enabled Windows XP-style Alt+Tab navigation (by setting AltTabSettings=(REG_DWORD) 1 under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
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netsh wlan show profile

When I run netsh wlan show profile on my laptop I get many WiFi names which I have never connected to with my laptop. I have connected to them with my mobile. Is it because the shown WiFi networks ...
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Windows 8 Pro Installation Hangs at 21%

I'm trying to install Windows 8 Pro on my old Dell Optiplex 745 to use as a server in my home, for some reason when I boot to the installer disc and start the installation it hangs at 21% on "Getting ...
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Connecting sattelite receiver HDMI with windows 8 computer

I have a satellite receiver with HDMI output can I connect this to a HDMI port on mt windows 8 computer and watch my channels on my screen. If so, do I need additional hardware/software? Thanks for ...
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Lenovo G505 not booting from Win8 disk BUT booting from windows XP and Vista

I need to fresh install Windows 8 in Lenovo G505. I have Win8 DVD which is booting fine in any laptop but not in this laptop. I have tried to boot from Win10 DVD as well which didn't work. Able to ...
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How to stop windows 8 from wanting to scan and repair a drive every single boot

Every time I reboot my laptop windows is running the scan and repair utility on a non-essential hard drive, problem is it gets stuck and last 3 hours before it boots. The only way I can interrupt that ...
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Autorun.inf Dump To .txt

I need help making a startup.inf for a thumbdrive that will do the following: When plugged in start CMD In CMD, run ipconfig > E:\ipconfig.txt Erase all trace of this ever happening Encrypt the ...
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how do I reset netmon using powershell?

Im using powershell, as Administrator in windows8.1. I give the command Restart-Service netmon but it fails with no service found. ok, how do I restart netmon then?
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How do I capture device specific USB packets with tshark?

I have a USB instrument, and I want to capture packets on it. I ran .\tshark.exe -D and the USB interface is number 6. then I ran the command: .\tshark.exe -c 100 -i 6 it seemed to capture the USB ...
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Mounting a laptop image onto a tablet - is it possible?

I replacing one of my laptops with a tablet. I want to take an image of the laptop and install the image onto my tablet. The laptop is a Lenovo E540 64-bit running Windows 10. The tablet is a HP ...
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Why is windows not finding a file in the C:\Users folder

So, I was having an issue with a specific file and was looking for a possible cached version that should have been in the C:\Users\Username\AppData folder and couldn't find it, so I used the search ...
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HDD suddenly became blank

I have both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 installed. And I have two hard drives. SSD (With both OS installed on it) and old-school HD (with only one 450Gb partition and 1Gb unallocated space before it) ...
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Need some help installing Windows on SSD for the first time

I bought a 7-pin SATA cable will it work for a normal SSD (SanDisk Ultra II 240GB) Do I perform a clean installation of Windows (I have win8 on my HDD and want to get 10 for SSD) or I clone it (and ...
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Alt with numpad doesn't give the right special characters

Using Windows 8.1. Input: | Expected: | Actual: -------+-----------+-------------- Alt+1 | `☺` | Windows ding Alt+2 | `☻` | Windows ding Alt+3 | `♥` | CTRL+C Alt+4 | `♦` |...
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How I get normal colors in c:/windows/system32/cmd.exe without reseting others settings [duplicate]

Currently when I use cmd.exe the red color is too dark and the blue and green colors don't apears. In other computers I don't have this problem. Using c:/windows/syswow64/cmd.exe in my computer I don'...
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What I must do for taking cmd(64-bits) when I type cmd

Now when I type cmd I obtain cmd (32-bits). I need to get cmd (64-bits)
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Windows 10 search bar and edge not working? [closed]

All my windows 10 features like search , cortona and edge stopped worked.I searched for different solutions and tried different codes and executed in the elevated powershell but no use. Any solutions?...
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Why are “Freemium Tools” options in the context menu, and how do I get rid of them? [duplicate]

Right-clicking on a drive brings up the context menu, but for as long as I can remember, there have been two options that do absolutely nothing: "Analyze with Freemium Tools" and "Find Empty Folders ...