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

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How to setup an external monitor on a Surface Pro 3 (with docking station)?

I've just installed my new Surface Pro 3 and connected my 1920*1080 monitor to it via DVI and the Surface docking station. The external monitor is recognized correctly (as a PnP Standard Monitor, ...
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How to isolate bluetooth device mfg and model when not listed in specs?

I am working on an HP Pavilion DV7-6166NR that has various potential matches from HP's driver section. I have not been able to find any actual enumeration or specification of what Bluetooth device ...
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Skype Desktop Win 8.1 Notifications Bubbles Broken?

I cant seem to get skype desktop on windows 8.1 to show bubbles for notifications like it did in previous windows versions. I have already set "Control Panel--->All Control Panel ...
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Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app ...
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Restore BIOS and Windows 8 boot

Yesterday I typed a command (while using Ubuntu 14.04) to completely delete all broken symlinks (using find and rm -rf). When I restarted the PC, the surprise was a login screen (my Ubuntu session ...
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Toshiba Satellite C345 touchpad not working properly

The problem is that the touchpad would suddenly stop moving and it acts as if the whole surface was the scrolling area. But if I press the left-click button and simultaneously start moving around the ...
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Windows 8.1 Not detecting Realtek wireless network card

Not sure if this is the place to ask but i've asked on a few other sites and haven't really got a solution for it. I just recently installed Windows 8.1 today and am having problems using my wireless ...
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Printer prints a blank page after every first page

I have new computer using Windows 8 and for some reason ever since I installed drivers for printers on it, it prints a blank page after the first page every time. Like, the thing I wanted to print ...
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Does restart count as harddisk boot?

Does restart count as harddisk boot? Most reference sites state that the life span of hard drives depends on the number of boots (On/Off) where the drive arm lands its head on the drive platter. The ...
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Stubborn Startup Page

Just earlier I opened IE to go check my emails, etc... but my startup page is not google anymore as it previously was. The startup page was instead some "mystartsearches" thing which I had not ...
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Find current Windows 8 desktop background

When I had Windows 7, I used this thread to add a functionality that lets me right click the desktop and click to find the background that is currently being used. However, ever since updating to ...
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Need to recover partitions

I will describe each and every step I performed. First the problem: A few days ago, my laptop refused to boot. It showed me automatic repair, but the repair was unable to solve the problem. So I ...
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System disk encryption with remote password input? [on hold]

I tried BitLocker to encrypt the system drive (referred to as 'C' from now on). Since my motherboard does not have a TPM, I need either to type the key at boot-up or plug-in or place a USB drive ...
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After copying files from USB drive to desktop, why do I only have shortcuts?

I copied my files to pen drive from my laptop and then tried to transfer them to my Desktop. But in my desktop it is showing the shortcuts to the original files. I'm able to access the files but ...
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What can cause Windows 8.1 to domain user autologin

After I interrupted the last week Tuesday patch update on my Windows 8.1 laptop, it no longer prompts for login. It logs in automatically with my domain user. It does this after reboot, after sleep ...
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Require user passwords on windows on specific time range?

How can I make Windows ask for user credential on login only on specific days, or any other time range? Inspired by this question only for linux, it give me the same idea because I have similar ...
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Why does “vagrant up” fail with a 64bit client?

I'm trying to start a vagrant box. This box is a 64bit Linux (Ubuntu Trusty) and I'm on Windows 8.1 x64. When I try to start the box, it will repeatedly print: default: Warning: Connection timeout. ...
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How can Windows 8 connect to a Mac OS X computer to computer network?

I set up a local computer-to-computer network on my MacBook Pro and had people test it by connecting. Everyone could connect with their laptops or desktops except for people running Windows 8. Their ...
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Possible to install 64-bit Windows on 32-bit UEFI?

I recently purchased an HP Stream 7, which I was led to believe would have Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. However, it has 32-bit Windows, even though it has a 64-bit processor. Installing 64-bit has ...
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Install INF on Win8 using RUNDLL32 does nothing

I am trying to install a device driver from the command line using the following: RUNDLL32.EXE SETUPAPI.DLL,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 .\<driver>_x64.inf Unfortunately nothing ...
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Repair the EFI Bootloader in Windows 8 diskpart not working

I have an HP ENVY 14-k074ca with win 8 on it. Two days ago it did update to win 8.1. After that it crashed and went into the infinite loop of automatic recovery. I THEN tried to use a win8 USB to ...
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Openbox environment for Windows

I often find myself wanting to NOT multitask on Windows - or just have the machine devote as much as possible to a couple important programs, like photoshop. I really enjoy using openbox under ...
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EasyCap Capture card works with Wii, not with PS2

I ordered an EasyCap capture card a while ago, and I'm not sure which model. It only has the RCA cables, no S-Video. Anyway, on both ULead(which I got on the Internet, something else entirely was on ...
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Arrow keys jump more than one character

So i'm working in Eclipse. I probably press some random key combination and from then on my arrow keys work in a weird way. They jump to the end of the line instead of just one character. It's so ...
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Windows search with specific options

For example, i have two files: Textfile1.txt Textfile2.txt where first file is empty, and second contains string file1 Can I create a search query in standard windows explorer to match ...
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Soundmax drivers fail to install

Okay, so here is the problem I have a older Motherboard (ASUS Rampage Formula 1 ... The Original) and I recently decided to install windows 8.1 on to the computer. Without doing any research I later ...
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Is there hotkey to bring up the network connections popup on Windows 7 and 8? [duplicate]

My question is clear with an image: Is there any hotkey to use instead of mouse clicking the network connection icon in the tray? Without the hotkey, I have to press Win+B, right arrow several ...
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Free VPN solutions windows 8 [on hold]

I used GetPrivate in the past but it went down with ThePirateBay. I need a similar free VPN client, one-click connect preferably, no sign-up and no cost. If there's no such thing, what other choices ...
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Adding a certificate to be used by MS SQL SERVER

I have MS SQL SERVER 2012 installed on my Windows 8.1. Now I wanted to enable SSL encryption in it. What I did was: 1. Run - > MMC 2. Add snap-in 3. Added certificate (personal) for local computer ...
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Cannot disable Hyper-V in Windows 8.1, listed as missing [duplicate]

I'm trying to run AndyOS. Its an Android emulator to run Android apps and games on my PC. My system meets the hardware specifications and since I have prior experience in running virtual machines, I ...
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Cannot enable bitlocker after wiping computer and reinstalling windows 8 then 8.1 (Do not have TPM)

To start things off I have a Asus UX31A laptop and it does not have a TPM. Previously I took all of the correct steps to installing Bitlocker without a TPM. I downloaded the reg files to make it work ...
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Windows 8 crashed and I can't do a recovery or reformat the OS

I don't know how to fix this issue before I take my computer to a repair shop but, before that, I'll try to explain my issue. During regular web browsing and torrent downloading, suddenly, the PC ...
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What is the “System Interrupts” process in Windows?

My system is a notebook system with an AMD A10 5750m CPU, R9 M290X GPU, 8GB, 1TB. I’ve noticed a process that is always active called “System Interrupts,” in this moment, it consumes in average 1.5% ...
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Windows hibernation not working properly

When I turn the notebook on again after hibernation, it says that Windows found a problem and had to shut down. I think the problem is with the transfer of archives from RAM to the disk, because it ...
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SSD: “The volume is too fragmented to complete this operation”

I am currently configuring a Thinkpad E540, having inserted a 256 GB M.2 SSD into the corresponding slot, in order to run Windows 8 from the SSD instead of using the preconfigured 16 GB SSD as a cache ...
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Can I use a virtual smart card with Bitlocker without a TPM module to unlock a non OS drive automatically at boot?

When you encrypt a non OS drive with Bitlocker, the only option to automatically unlock it when the OS drive isn't encrypted is to use a smartcard. But I don't want to spend money on a smartcard + ...
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Cannot connect via SecureCRT using Kerberos on Windows

I am running a Windows 8 64-bit desktop and need to connect via SSH to a work server using Kerberos. I can authenticate successfully against my work's Kerberos system but I cannot get SecureCRT to ...
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trouble signing in “outlook”

I have recently bought an hp laptop and logged into it using my microsoft account,today when I tried to access my mail(through outlook.com),I was told that my password was incorrect,(although I've ...
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No audio device after installing windows 8.1in Lenovo b480 laptop

I installed Windows 8.1 32 bit Enterprise on a Lenovo b480 laptop. After installing Windows, an audio problem arose. It's saying that no audio device is installed, even after updating the ...
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Sort Windows 8 search result by last used?

In Windows 7, the programs in the start menu were sorted by the date used last. In Windows 8, I've used PuTTY hundreds of times, but it still appears below random files when I search "p". Is there a ...
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Error booting after installing Windows 8

I get this this error after installing Windows 8: The Group Policy Client service failed the sign-in. The universal unique identifier (UUID) type is not supported. Previously I used to use ...
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volume and power icon are grayed out and will not let me change it

on my HP laptop my power and volume icons do not show up after the new update. the Turn System Icons On or Off will not let me change to On they our grayed out. I have tried some of the help ideas but ...
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how does one clear screen artifacts without rebooting Windows (multiple versions)

Example: after right-clicking on a file folder in Win 7, i see hovering over the desktop an artifact that is a highlighted blue bar with the word "Open" in white letters. Artifacts are random and ...
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How do I restore my Windows 8 partition to be able to boot after issues with LVM?

While installing Linux Mint 17, I have messed up with some option like LVM. And after that I lost my Windows 8 installation and everything on the disk. I managed restore the lost partitions using ...
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Windows 8 photo viewer in Windows 7 [on hold]

Is there a way to port the Windows 8 Photo viewer into Windows 7? [Added because of forum posting rules] I have a touch screen and I like the Photo viewer in Windows 8.1, but I loath the rest of ...
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Cannot access to windows

Today when I turn on my computer, it cannnot start windows and stops at the loading screen: Some minutes later, a system repair starts and it said "Checking disk for errors. This might take over an ...
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windows 8 single core language oem

I had a product key of Windows 8 single core language OEM:DM. I had got this from my old computer. Now it has crashed completely. Can this be use in my new computer? I had tried this with windows 8 ...
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Are there any projects aiming to replace “Microsoft Account”? [on hold]

The background of the problem is the following: I recently bought a Microsoft Surface and was pleasantly surprised by the smoothness and convenience of the device. I was so glad that I even considered ...
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An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system

I upgraded a laptop to windows 8 and then started to factory reset windows 8 and left it over night! When i check in the morning it said that reset wasn't complete and it restarted the computer and ...
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Is my mouse broken? Mouse stuttering

Just recently my mouse started randomly stuttering in-game (CS:GO). Today not sure what happened, but I noticed a more intense and often occurring stutter in the Windows environment (which didn't ...