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

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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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Computer hibernates when I tell it to sleep

Problem When I tell my computer to sleep, it hibernates instead of sleeping. This occurs regardless of whether I tell it to sleep using the button on my keyboard or using the UI. Interestingly, when ...
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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?

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 ...
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Touchscreen as a drawing canvas for photoshop

I am willing to buy a captive touchscreen monitor to use it as a drawing canvas. I have chosen this monitor from dell: http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-s2240t/pd It support 10 point touch and ...
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How mozilla decides to offer me an ESR download insdead of regular version?

I have noticed something strange , when using IE11 Dev images from modern.ie website . When i navigate to Firefox Download page , and click a Download button , the version i am being offered is an ...
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How to disable Javascript Debugging in IE11?

I am building an ASP.NET Web Forms application (not site) and whenever I debug with Internet Explorer, I cannot seem to disable the integrated Javascript debugging with Visual Studio 2013 Pro. How do ...
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Surface 3 doesn't auto-reconnect to wifi

Everytime I move my surface 3 from work to home, and back to work, the wifi gets stuck on the last network I was connected to. If I leave it on the work connection when I get home (and not reconnect ...
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Why does blocking DNS traffic to 192.168.. cause a “limited” connection with the router?

I am trying to close all unnecessary ports/addresses with my firewall. If I block traffic from 192.168.. to 192.168.. destination port 53 I get a "limited" connected with my DSL router. If I ...
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Booting Windows 8 from WD My Passport Ultra

I have ubuntu linux 13.04 installed on my ASUS laptop, and I am able to boot from USB keys from my BIOS. I have a 1TB external WD My Passport 0820 USB disk on which I have "installed" (per these ...
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Why is CBS.log file size 20 GB

Two days ago I had full C: drive after which I deleted 8 GB of data. The next day the hard drive was full again, so I continued with deleting another 5 GB, and once again the next day the disk was ...
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How do I get an existing Windows 8 installation to recognize a ps/2 keyboard?

How do I get an existing Windows 8 installation to recognize a PS/2 keyboard? The keyboard works when I'm in the bios, but once Windows starts, the keyboard stops working. The NumLock light is on, ...
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How can I adjust only the vertical mouse sensitivity in Windows?

I've had a cheap Logitech M215 wireless mouse for years now. It still works perfectly. For my laptop, I've purchased a couple additional mouses- both Logitech- expecting the same performance. The ...
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How to better connnect between Laptop and Surface

I am using a laptop with Window 8.1 Pro and a Surface 2 with Window 8.1 RT. I heard rummer that Surface and laptop can make a really good connectivity which makes a user more easier to work with both ...
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Unable to set default program

I have tried all of the suggestions that indicate the Control Panel processes, but the program in question does not show up in the "Open with" or the file associations lists and I can see no way of ...
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Windows randomly downloads 1.5 Gb - how can I pinpoint the process responsible?

I often use a tool called 'BitMeter' to keep track of my computer's data usage (Windows 8). Very recently, I have checked the tool to find that my computer downloaded approximately 1.5 Gb of data. ...
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Win 8.1 pro, periods of very high disc usage, looks like it is writing to various logs

I upgraded my laptop from Windows 8 pro to 8.1 shortly after 8.1 was released last year. Once my computer booted up after installing the new OS, it was unreasonably slow and unresponsive. Took a few ...
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Restore Windows files permissions [duplicate]

I removed some required permissions on my C drive by mistake and now web browsers and Outlook are not working. How can I restore these permissions (I don't know how many and which one has been ...
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How can I dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit with Windows 8.1 in Legacy (BIOS) Mode?

I bought my laptop almost a year ago, came with a FreeDOS OS and I installed Windows 7. Later upgraded to Windows 8 & 8.1. When I installed Windows 8, I had done it in Legacy (BIOS) mode and ...
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Removing Java Security Prompt

I installed the software Action(s) on my Windows 8 machine but the annoying Java security prompt Window will not stop showing up when I launch the application: The Java Control Panel also resets my ...
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Some Windows computers can't connect to Mac server shares

I have a small network with a MacOS X Server (10.9.4) with a mixture of Windows and Mac clients. The Windows machines are a mix of Windows 7 and 8, and a couple of the windows machines (one Windows 7, ...
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How to find location of Applications listed in Add/Remove Programs of the Control Panel (Windows)

I am cleaning up a Windows 8 computer and have a program which cannot be uninstalled from the control panel Add/Remove programs section. Is there a way to easily find the locations of the programs ...
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Run windows explorer via chrome?

In Internet Explore if I enter c:\ in the address bar, I get the explorer.exe open. If I do it in chrome I get the picture below Is there anything similar to this in chrome ? ( witout extension). ...
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My audio on my Toshiba laptop has become distorted

Recently my computer was used by someone trying to use it through a church sound system. Something has gotten messed up and the audio is now distorted. It sound like it has split channel audio and ...
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Windows 8 requiring startup screen after reboot

I recently bought an acer aspire v5 running windows 8. After an accidental power loss, I tried to boot my PC. Now, while bios is loading it asks for a user startup password, not the windows login ...
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Windows 8 Enterprise update to 8.1 without reactivation

It is known that update Windows 8 Enterprise to 8.1 is not so easy. As I understood I must somehow download update immage, make bootable device and make procedure that is close to re install whole ...