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files are not getting added in jump list, say, in notepad+

in w8-32 bit, as well as in w10-64 bit, new files that I open and use and save in some software are not automatically getting added to jump. I am observing this in notepad+ If jump list is a feature ...
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How to change hotkey of switch language in windows with outo hotkey script?

I want when press menu key of keyboard input language changed. Windows OS has not setting for do this.I can change language by ~LAlt & e::Send ^{Shift} script but this difficult I want do this ...
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What is launching Chrome with MSN at system startup?

Since kb3000850 installed itself on my Dell Win8 laptop, Chrome launches with MSN every time I boot my machine, no doubt to make sure all my tracking cookies are up to date. The chrome startup ...
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Issue with laptop headphones sound output

I just used my laptop to connect to a tv via a 3.5mm to RCA cable, then later plugged my headphones into my laptop to watch a video and discovered that I could hear the instrumental parts of tracks, ...
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Security Reasons to upgrade from Windows XP Needed [duplicate]

Is there a white paper, or any long winded sob story already written why we desperately need to stop using Windows XP and upgrade to... well, anything other than XP really, 7/8/10. ? I've searched, ...
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What version of Windows does this key correspond to?

My laptop has a version of Windows 8.1 of some sort, that has Hyper-V capability, but its HDD recently crashed so I can't say for sure what edition it was. I have a product key recorded elsewhere that ...
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Multiple copy/paste on windows 8

Does windows 8 have a multiple copy/paste facility, or is it still one piece of content allowed to be copied at a time? If so, how can I have multiple copy/paste with different shortcuts if necessary. ...
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USB device STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR after reboot, what could be wrong?

It's about older hardware and software, for sure. But one thing I don't get that it is working at the first place and after a reboot it is no longer working. Kind of strange, I don't understand. It's ...
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removing admin file in desktop led to disappearing all my icons [on hold]

I removed the admin file from desktop in window 8.1 . Now it does not go to document, music, etc. All the information from my desktop are gone.I have tried few things which I thought , for example in ...
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Parse an output of a command to disconnect a remote desktop session

qwinsta administrator | findstr Administrator Gives output as >rdp-tcp#26 Administrator 2 Active I need to get only the SESSIONNAME i.e. "rdp-tcp#26" and use in next ...
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What's the best way to clean a keyboard and mouse without shutting down/unplugging?

Is there a screen I can access to disable all keyboard/mouse input? I've tried applications like KeyFreeze, but Razer peripherals have extra keys that make it past the input blocking. I'm on Windows ...
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New 4tb hard drive can't be accessed

My setup Windows 8.1 64 bit Motherboard ASUS H87I-PLUS The drive is Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB (bought from amazon) I have installed the SeagateDisc Wizard It is attached to the motherboard, with ...
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Skype microphone not working, Surface Pro 3

I have a surface pro 3, with Skype 7.22.0.109 installed on Windows 8.1. When in calls, I can hear received audio, but my microphone will only give static or nothing. I have checked in the settings and ...
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Unable to open any executable on Windows 8. It say file not found

In my office windows 8 OS i'm unable to open any exe files and also even Regedit.exe and any other windows exe. But all the files are there in c:\windows\Regedit.exe. What i did was i changed the ...
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Only 3.3GB of RAM is used from 4.0 GB installed, how to use full memory? [duplicate]

In w10-64bit, (also in w7-32bit, w8-32bit in multiboot) only 3.3 GB of RAM is used from the 4.0 GB installed DDR2 RAM. Is there any tweak to use the full 4 GB RAM? CPU Intel premium E2180 Dual Core ...
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I installed Windows 10 and my installed programs are not appearing in metro tiles

I installed Windows 10 and I am finding that programs I am installing are not appearing in metro tiles. Is that the default behavior of Windows 10? I am used to Windows 8 and find it convenient to ...
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Removing “System Volume Information” folder and “System Restore” completely

I disable System Restore on all drives yet it continues to force me to have a pointless System Volume Information folder set to hidden with 1 "Tracking" file inside. Can someone please explain how to ...
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Windows default font in bars? [duplicate]

I want to know what's the Windows default font name used in bars. I can't find the window to change window color and appearance in the Windows 8, and it'd show the current font name in the bar (I ...
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CPU-Z and Computer Properties Showing Different Amounts of RAM

When I open up CPU-Z it says I have 8GB of DDR2 RAM, however when I open up Computer properties it says I only have 5GB. Who's right? I usually go with Computer properties, but CPU-Z Has never ...
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Can not connect to WiFi from win8, but can from ubuntu

I had an eduroam account(from the university) which I was connecting to successfully. Now I moved to another city in Germany and again they have eduroam network. When I am connecting and giving my ...
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replace windows 8 with fedora 21

Has anyone replaced their windows 8 pc with fedora 21 ? if yes, is it advisable to do so? also, did you have to disable secure boot or bootloader lock or both?
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How to connect two windows 8.1 laptop with Lan cable to play multi-player games?

Connecting laptop for playing multiigames by lan cable on windows 7 is easy. But I don't know how to connect it on windows 8.1. Can you ease help me by giving me step by step by instructions.
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Laptop fails to power on

I use an hp Pavillion machine.it shutdown on itself when I try to power it on.... At first I used to press the power button multiple times before it will power on but now it is not responding. Please ...
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Window infinite loop when enable VT-x in bios

Today I tried to enable the Intel VT-x in BIOS to work , but after I enabled it, Window was stuck at loading screen. When I disable the Intel VT-x feature, Window is loading normally . Can anyone ...
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Windows 10 upgrade stuck at 'Starting Download'

I am trying to upgrade a Windows 8 domain computer to Windows 10. I have set the domain user as an Administrator on the computer and then started the upgrade process using the upgrade icon next to ...
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Windows 8.1 hosted wireless network use TKIP instead of CCMP

I can start and stop Windows hosted wireless network using commands; netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=mySSID key=myKey123456 netsh wlan start hostednetwork Created network uses ...
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Remote edits over NAS

I regularly access my files stored on Samba server (running on Linux) by mapping it as network drive on Windows 8 laptop. My questions are: - If I open a remote spreadsheet directly from mapped ...
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weird issue with graphics or browser?

I have an annoying issue I get this visual problem: My browser is Opera. I have tried changing refresh rate from 60 to 75 Hz but sometimes it doesn't improve. System props: system + NVIDIA ...
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No partition found

I had windows 8.1 and Linux on my system . Somehow it got corrupt and shows no partition found I then reinstalled Ubuntu with the option Delete all files, photos from operating system. It seems like ...
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Change location “Download” folder from CMD - Windows 8.1

I'm trying to change the location of the Windows download folder. I want to do from the CMD and not from "right click - Properties - Location - Find Target". I already tried with the symlink (mklink), ...
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Factory reset on a laptop that has Windows 8.1 OEM and was downgraded to Windows 7

I have a laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 and then I downgraded it to Windows 7. I need to do a Factory reset on it but want to keep Windows 7.... Should I go through the Recovery ...
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How to show Non-PNP Devices in Windows 8/8.1/10

According to this thread, Microsoft decided to remove non-pnp devices in windows 8/8.1/10. Thus, the variable tweak set DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1 is no longer working. I tried to copy the ...
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Mouse delay when typing

I have a delay when it's after I type my mouse doesn't move after a few seconds I stop typing, I had a virus on my computer I restarted it's whole system and I did this yesterday. I just re-downloaded ...
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Hard Drive Space Missing

After creating a restore partition on my external hard drive, I noticed that it had wiped everything, created a new Restore partition that was a whole 30 gigs, after I created a 500 MB Partition, ...
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Acrobat fullscreen mode not working as intended on Microsoft Surface

I have a .pdf file that uses lots of javascript-driven buttons, and which must be displayed on a Microsoft Surface in fullscreen mode. Everything works exactly as intended, with one exception: If a ...
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how to open .asd file in window 8 when Word does not support file

I have an important file auto save as .asd file. I am not able to recover it as even after following your options of opening in other option in C drive it another location. either in words or reader , ...
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Restarting a clean Windows 10 PRO installation went to Windows 8 Home

Here is my situation: Laptop with Windows 8 Home Edition x64. Upgrades to 8.1 Home Edition. I got a license key for Windows 8.1 Professional Edition using Dreamspark Premium from the university ...
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Highlighting text on nytimes.com

I read the New York Times on a touchscreen laptop (Firefox, Windows 8). Whenever I select/highlight text using my mouse, the website seems to think I'm either swiping left or right using the ...
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How do I restore .bat association on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have accidentally set the association for .bat files to notepad. This was done by going to the Default Programs panel and setting it to run with notepad. I've tried everything I can find on this ...
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Right click on infected file in Windows 10

I've right-clicked on a very-likely infected .jpg file in Windows 10. I did it for running a virus scan with Avira (in the context-menu), and later I deleted it. Only after I realized that when a ...
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Limited Connectivity on 1 network Full Connectivity on another

Desktop windows 8.1 .At one location it wont connect to the internet I get a limited connectivity error . If i try any other computer in same spot it works .When i bring computer back to shop it ...
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Backing up Windows 8 OS and files without invalidating license

I am trying to dual boot my PC. It came with a valid version of Windows 8, Is there a way to backup the actual OS with the valid license? So that whenever I try reinstalling it again I don't get an ...
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Why some computer is showing in network

In the network option of windows 8, why some PC's are showing there? My computer name is asus-pc. I am not connected with anyone. Could it be a broadband issue??
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Windows 8 doesn't recognize USB on startup

When using windows 8, I keep my USB plugged in. When my computer first turns on, it doesn't recognize that anything is plugged into this USB 3.0 port - however my mouse and keyboards which are plugged ...
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Windows keyboard shortcut force always open new window

I have a shortcut on my desktop for a command that runs cmd.exe /k <myscript.cmd>. I assigned it the keyboard shortcut of Ctrl+Alt+R. This works to open one window, but the problem is that ...
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Is it safe to recover the computer via the onboard recovery partion after a virus infectiopn

Recently I noticed that my computer (Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15) got a malware/ virus/ spyware etc. after I have downloaded a crack of Adobe Acrobat DC! I've tried it to remove using Mcaffee and other ...
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Laptop display malfunction?

I just came home from school and turned on my computer from sleep mode, and this showed up Yesterday I had to put my laptop on sleep mode on battery for the night, because I had to charge my ...
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How can I make a windows 8 recovery drive - CD - using Linux Fedora?

My HP 250G3 Windows 8(.1?) computer one day didn't boot - "Boot Device Not Found (...)" The hard disk drive tests passed. When I press F11 during startup, nothing happens. Now I have only a old Linux ...
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What's the simplest way to move a Windows 8 Pro license form one machine to another one?

I have one laptop with a Win 8 Pro license, and another one with Windows 8 OEM. How can I exchange the licenses? I've seen another answers pointing to MS Phone Support, but those don't mention the ...
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Fixing imprecise stylus drag in Windows 8 & 10

Shortly after I started using Windows 8, I noticed click & drag behaves differently when using a mouse vs a stylus. With a mouse, the drag begins at the location where the cursor was when the ...