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

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Bitlocker activated on win 8 with USB drive, I want to switch to a pin

I want to change the protection from my Bitlocker drive encryption on a work device from a USB Key to a pin/passcode. Can't seem to find any information on the subject. Anybody have any ideas?
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Updates disabled by your System Administrator

It's my own laptop and I am the Administrator(!) Cannot set enable Auto Update either through the Menu/Options (box is greyed out) OR via about:config - it shows the status as locked....cannot toggle ...
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How do I remove submenus from menu bar in Adobe Muse?

I am new to Adobe Muse and not sure of the technical way to go about this because I am not normally designing websites/pages. I want to remove the drop down submenus completely where it says ...
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Who should use anti-virus? [on hold]

It's a question that pop out in my mind a lot, I mean does a home user have to use a total security or pro edition from an anti-virus or the free edition is sufficient for him?
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OwnCloud - Strange errors linked to inability to delete things

I have an OwnCloud server running in IIS 8, but I can't delete anything. Here is my owncloud.log ...
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Change Windows 8 license type in-place

Short version: I have Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition installed and need to activate it, but I only have a legal consumer-version license key. Can I "downgrade" the installed OS to the proper version ...
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How to add metadata and cover to an audio file in Windows 8?

I am using Windows 8 have some MP3 files with the album cover embedded. I convert them to AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) format in order to gain some space. The problems is that after I converted them, ...
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is it a must to upgrade to windows 8.1?

I've read somewhere that users with Windows 8 have a choice of two years to upgrade to Windows 8.1,after the deadline the upgrade option will be removed from the Windows Store and Windows 8 will not ...
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Disable Windows Volume Overlay

Is it possible to disable the Windows volume box that pops up when using the keyboard to change the system volume, or at the very least, make it so it's not clickable? Running a fullscreen ...
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Refreshing PC Problems, Hard Disk Space Problems

I've refreshed my pc, and I was completely aware that it would delete a few things, and revert me back from windows 8.1 to 8. I continued to refresh it, with no regret. 20 minutes later, I found that ...
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How can I determine the cause for unknown file deletion

Ok, a very strange thing happened to me this morning. I was using my PC, and a lot of my applications started to hang for some reason. Turns out that a lot of my files (~7gb worth) have disappeared ...
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Windows 8.1 Does not Detect Bluetooth Headset

I have the Motorola S11 Flex HD wireless Bluetooth headset which I have had connected to a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 machine with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth for Desktop card. This ...
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How to get rid of this peculiarly nasty pop up ad? [duplicate]

I've read through the posts here and tried many things suggested in the posts: I looked into my Task Manager and couldn't find any suspicious processes running; I did a full system scan with Windows ...
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Missing files in windows.old/Program Files

My Windows 8 broken down - after the blue logo showed, the screen was just black. I decided to refresh the installation, it went well and the Windows started as a fresh installation (no configuration ...
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?Can we add a searchbar in start menu in windows 8.1?

My question is simple. I just wanted to add the windows search bar in start menu. I dont want the two clicks to open the search bar. I just want to see it on one click. Can you please tell me if it is ...
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SSD not recognized in BIOS anymore

I already asked a question here a few days ago regarding problems during startup of my freshly installed Windows 8.1 on my new Samsung Evo 850. Now, after a sudden bluescreen, the SSD is not ...
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Restrict use of internet to a single software

I want, that only one software (say, firefox) to use internet and not any other program. I am using windows 8. I went to windows firewall advanced settings, the problem is that it contains huge list ...
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How to assign keyboard keys to mouse click on a particular screen?

I wanted to play a favorite game of mine , IMO: The World of Magic (Android/iOS Game) on my pc. The only android simulator that works is Andyroid (others crashed..) But the keyboard doesn't work on ...
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Disabling something on startup

The following window always shows up at the startup. How to disable it. EDIT: I have tried every possible imaginable way to install it or enable it(in turn windows features on/off) but it didn't ...
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I want to delete kde dolphin file manage off my windows 8 computer

My mum couldnt use her windows 8 computer so she took it to a computer man and he put kde dolphin file manager on it. The thing is we cant download stuff onto it and there is no word or excel. Please ...
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Computer claims operating system not found but the hard disk drive is fully operational

I’ve got this Dell XPS 15z laptop laying around with a broken hard driving. I swapped the hard disk drive (same format) of another laptop for an SSD. So I thought I could try to make it work again by ...
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OneDrive for Business - Critical Error when trying to sync files

I've been getting a critical error recently with OneDrive when it attempts to synchronize: I use the OneDrive component mainly to sync with SharePoint files, so this has become very annoying. This ...
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Windows 8 - Windows are flashing?

I have a weird issue with my PC that is beginning to drive me nuts: Flashing Windows. I do a lot of multi-tasking on two-monitors and occasionally, one of the windows on my primary, secondary ...
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Can I Get the Windows Explorer Toolbar Back in Windows 8?

I want the Windows Explorer Toolbar from Windows 7 back: Not a fan of the controversial Ribbon UI.
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Windows 8 won't boot, shows bright-color-slideshow [on hold]

I just installed Windows 8 on a computer, and I tried to install Windows 10. In the middle of the installation, the screen turned into a solid red. Then it changed to green, and other bright colors, ...
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Windows 8.1 Periodic lag in all games, e.g: 3-4s @90fps then 4-5s @30fps, cyclic [on hold]

Very periodic, very predictable, always the same, tested with portal 2, monaco, shadow puppeteer, hammerwatch. Same regardless if I set the cpu at various min/max clock rates, always low cpu load ...
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HDD works at one laptop but doesn't on another

Th situation is as follows: Laptop Dell 14z has Win 8.1 and OSZ Vector 128GB SSD HDD. At one moment is started installing updates (Win 8.1), suddenly rebooted and couldn't boot Win successfully. ...
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Is there a “recent visited folders” in Windows Explorer?

In Windows Explorer is there any way I can have a "recent visited folders" features somehow?
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DNS Redirecting in Google Chrome

The other day we were attempting to redirect traffic in my office. We wanted to redirect YouTube, Facebook, and other similar sites back to our website. Originally the plan was to just use the Hosts ...
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External Hard Drive with no WMI info

Had some software crash for a user because it expected TotalSectors from WMI to be present for all Win32_DiskDrive's. The powershell output for it is below. I asked the user if there was something ...
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Windows 8.1 PC turns off during every other startup

My freshly installed Windows 8.1 PC turns off when I try to boot it after a normal shutdown. The next try, it boots normally - no error message. This is reproduciable. Windows fast boot is on, MSI ...
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How can I repair original windows 8 Font Types

Recently I've decided to remember good ol' times and install classic windows 98 themes: **** Sorry, I can't attach any images due to low reputation **** When I've realized all the default fonts are ...
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Bios update for Pegatron Corporation A15 motherboard

I am fighting against a problem. The problem (short version) is that when I install Windows 8.1 on my laptop, when I restart it the screen is black. I already have a post regarding this problem here. ...
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How do i establish a filezilla connection to my windows localhost?

I have downloaded Filezilla Server and FileZilla interface itself. I am having problems when trying to connect. Can you please guide me on how to precisely connect to the FileZilla server on my ...
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Windows 8.1 Automatic Maintenance - What's REALLY going on under the hood?

I have been playing around with Windows 8.1 with a view to upgrade from Windows 7. The one thing holding me back is the insane amount of Automatic Maintenance that occurs. My test: Decent PC ...
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Misleading “Couldn't mount file” message after successful mounting of removable Virtual Hard Disk that is part of Storage pool

I use two-way mirror feature of Windows 8 to regularly and transparently backup my important disks on USB drive. Size of my USB drive is much higher than size of disk to backup, so allocating whole ...
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How do I use a custom keyboard layout created with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator in Windows 8?

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Editor (MKLE) (v1.4) is not officially compatible with Windows 8. Some report that it works anyway but I cannot confirm that and there are other reports on the net that have ...
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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA crash under windows 8

Ok I know there are a couple of questions concerning this BSOD error, but hear me out please ... So, my Laptop crashed a few times and showed the error messeage mentioned in the title. Here's a ...
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Win 8 how to open “Project to a connected screen” without using Win P

how can I disable Win P as "Project to a connected screen". That means, how can I access to "Project" (Project to a connected screen) without using Win P I would like to use Win P for another ...
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Possible problems when using OneDrive as backup [on hold]

I’m going to use the automatic sync functionality of OneDrive, which is built-in into Windows 8.1, to implement a backup solution for my work files stored locally. In my understanding, ‘backup’ means ...
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Windows 8 boot from mirrored (shadow) partition on same drive

I have a configured a dual boot option of mirrored partition on two different drives of Win7 successfully in the past but cannot get it to work correctly on Win8 with one drive and two partitions and ...
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Does windows change files when file extensions are changed?

I have noticed that changing the file extension from one to another and back to the old one will make the file unusable. Why is it so ? Does changing the extension change the file contents ? Also, ...
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Are all Windows 8.1 machines compatible with Windows 8.1 Pro?

As I understand it, "Windows 8.1 Pro" is essentially "Windows 8.1" [non-pro] but with the Windows 8.1 Pro Pack installed, which adds security features among other things. Can a buyer assume that any ...
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Sites not loading on non-US OpenVPN servers

I'm trying to establish a VPN connection to both VPNBook and FreeVPN. Out of all of the servers offered by each company, I've only gotten two to work. The US one offered by VPNBook is the only one ...
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one click prevent domain users changing walpaper, time, disable lan, controll panel without group policy [on hold]

any one click registry trick to prevent domain users[windows 7] changing following things. i need to apply 30 workstation pc. our dc centralized. so i don't have access to create domain policy. i hope ...
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My laptop's screen won't turn on after restart but it will after shutdown

I just installed Windows 8.1 x64 on my Laptop and I've encountered the following problem: When I restart the laptop, the screen turns off after Windows logo shows up. Just before the "signing in..." ...
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Workaround for unsupported printers in Windows 8

My mother's old beloved printer is not supported in Windows 8 so it no longer works. Now what to do? (using Linux, OSX or any other OS is not an option - buying a new printer is the last) I was ...
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How to lookup a value within a range

I need a formula to calculate values from slab Ranges. for example columnA columnB 1-10 A 11-20 B 21-30 C 31-40 D 41-50 E 51-60 F 61-70 G 71-80 H 81-90 ...
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SSMSE version is suitable for MS SQL Server 2008 SP4 in Win 8

Can anybody know and provide the suitable version & download link of MS Management Studio for MS SQL Server 2008 SP 4 in win 8? Am downloaded the SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU and when install it ...
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estimating life of a new SSD on Windows 8 laptop [closed]

I'm considering replacing my hard drive with an SSD in one of my Windows 8 laptops. I've heard they don't last as long as a mechanical drive. Should I just replace my SSD after 2 years? Or is there ...