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

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when i click on register button of my android app i get this error in logcat

04-01 13:49:20.864 12496-12496/info.androidhive.loginandregistration E/RegisterActivity﹕ Registration Error: java.net.SocketException: failed to connect to /192.168.1.9 (port 80) after 5000ms: ...
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How to access Windows 8 Tablet via Remote Desktop from PC

I have a Windows 8.1 Tablet and a Win7 Desktop. I've tried to access the Tablet via the Remote Desktop app from my PC for easier configuration but it couldn't connect. I could ping the device, so ...
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How to set a password for Program (Application) in Windows 8?

I have installed a viber for windows 8 PC. There is no option to sign out from it. The best way is to secure my account is using a password for that app when open it. There are many ways I found to ...
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Is windows 8 better than windows 7? [on hold]

Both operating systems seems to be good but I doubt that windows 8 is better than windows 7. Is windows 8 as good as Microsoft wants us to believe it is?
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Transfer hard drive from amd processor to intel processor laptop Windows8.1

I am trying to transfer an ssd from a Pavilion with an amd processor to a dell xsp m1710 since it is laying around but on load the screen is black. I thought it was filing related based on the ssd ...
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Opening software in new window by default

Kind of crazy, but I'm trying to be a developer using Windows 8 and one thing really annoys me - if I want to open, for example, 5 instances of the command line, I have to right click the cmd icon and ...
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Will this old Pentium Dual Core 2Ghz desktop run Windows 8.1?

I have this old PC that runs very smoothly with Windows XP, but since Microsoft has dropped support I am no longer using it so I decided to buy a Windows 8.1 copy and install on it. I would like to ...
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Acrylic DNS Proxy not resolving

So I recently had an update issue where I landed up downgrading to Windows 8. As I need to do my work, I have re-installed my XAMPP server as well as Acrylic DNS Proxy. Unfortunately, Acrylic is not ...
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Wi-Fi is slow only on Acer laptop but works great on Android mobile and iPad

I have a Windows 8.1 Acer laptop. I recently got an Wi-Fi connection at home. The Wi-Fi speed is really fast on my Android mobile and my ipad. Only on my laptop is the Wi-Fi slow. YouTube videos keep ...
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How to Export/Import Windows 8.1 VPN settings

Most tutorials online go through the process of Importing/exporting a windows 7 and below VPN. However I'm attempting to complete this process on a windows 8.1 machine. The process I followed is as ...
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java program is working on windows 8 but not working on windows xp [on hold]

I have a program in java which changes password for a user, if changed then a messagebox appears stating its successful, and if not able to change then a messagebox appears stating not successful. ...
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How to edit Chrome web shortcuts to add 'Rating', 'Description' and 'Notes' in Windows File Explorer?

I add web shortcuts from chrome to Windows (8.1) File Explorer into different folders so that I can access not only the downloaded documents but also the ones I want/need to check online. But I'd ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 from my computer, Windows 8.1 bootloader is all messed up

I'm coming here for help because I've tried almost every different solution I could find on the internet for any problem that seemed remotely similar. To give backstory, I have an SSD and a HDD. ...
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How To Defrag Windows 8 System Reserved Partition

Today I was cleaning up my computer and stuff and when I was defraging my partitions I saw that the System Reserved partition is 100% fragmented. So I tried to defrag it, but it doesn't seems to ...
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Windows Update doesn't recognize me as administrator

Back in 2012, when I first started using my laptop (a Dell model running Windows 8), I changed the Windows Update settings so that it would check with me before downloading/installing any updates. I ...
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I forgot my administrator password on my dell laptop [duplicate]

We set an admin password when we got the laptop 2 yrs ago. No idea what it is-what is the best way to reset it, without having any software?
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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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Black screen after installing Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355)

This is quite similar to this question, which I see has no answers (so I may just be out of luck). That said, my scenario is slightly different. This morning, I manually updated to Update 1 using ...
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Changing UAC settings for a standard user

I was wondering if there is a way to change the use account control settings for a standard user in win 8. As an admin I can change my own settings to "never notify" but whenever other users try to ...
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Windows 8 Start Menu - How to set a program's category?

Windows 8 Start menu has default categories such as 'Tools' and 'Productivity'. The desktop version of Google Chrome is set to be categorized as a 'Tool'. Without creating a new category, how can I ...
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How can I change the permissions on WinSxS?

I am trying to follow these instructions to move WinSxS on Windows 8. Yes I know what WinSxS is. Yes I am aware of the issues. Yes I really need to move it. I did a dry run of these instructions to ...
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System out of memory with 7GB still free

As seen in the screenshot below, I was playing a game when it stopped and popped "Out of Memory" window. However Task Manager clearly shows that there is still 7.6 GB of ram still available. What ...
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Windows 8 keeps asking for Admin password for one specific program

I am admin of a Windows 8 PC. I turned UAC off so other users can open programs without my permission and it works perfectly for all the software, however there is this one program (Backgammon ...
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sppsvc Error 5: Access Denied

Recently, my PC started having an issue. sppsvc would fail to load. When trying to manually initiate it, I would get an Error 5: Access is Denied message. Now, I used EventVwr and Process Monitor to ...
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How to fix the red x on my audio [duplicate]

how do I fix the red x on my audio on my windows 8 I tried everything there is and still cant seem to fix it. The windows audio has stopped and every time I start I get error 0x800706cc:
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My keyboard is showing wrong characters

I just bought a new Acer laptop and when I press the backspace key I get the "equal" sign and when I press enter I get the "slash" sign. The operating system is Windows 8. I changed the language of ...
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Bluetooth on Probook with Windows 8.1

I have a ProBook 6570b with Windows 8.1 from HP. I can't find any bluetooth settings. Is it possible that the computer doesn't have bluetooth at all? Can it be installed? Do I have to implement ...
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WIN8 EFI GPT hdd does not boot

I have followed instructions here to test GPT and EFI partitions. all scripts from website works fine in winPE but after reboot, computer does not find hard drive bootable. At first I thought i need ...
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Share network to multiple other ethernet networks

I was wondering whether it is possible to share a network connection to multiple other networks in Windows. I've been able to share it with one other network, but it does not allow me to share it with ...
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Windows start/jump bar icons are too small

I just installed windows 10 and everything looks fine and nicely scaled, except for the jump bar. The icons don't fill the complete height of the bar, and look a bit lost... Any idea how to fix ...
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Dualboot Linux Mint & Windows 8.1 (GRUB Problems)

I've been trying to make a dualboot configuration with Linux Mint (17.1 Rebecca) and Windows 8.1. These are the steps I followed in installing this setup: Install windows 8 Run all available updates ...
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Make Windows 7/8 to use different partitions for system data and user/program data

Is there the way to mount partition as /Users, while first one mounted as root (where /Windows folder lives)? I want to be able to make backup image of system excepting all user/program data (like ...
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windows 8 black screen before logging in

I have less knowledge about laptop. My laptop got struck once so I thought closing it and removing the battery can make it work fine. But after doing that the problem started laptop just starts and ...
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Is it possible to map Alt + Arrow Key to the start and end of a line in various applications?

I really miss the ability to use the arrow keys and a modifier to move between the start and the end of a line from OSX. Coming from OSX and doing this, it's a real hassle to have to move over to the ...
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how to specifically disable one software from connecting to internet?

so there is this presentation software called prezi. Its business model is this: If you have a free account, the presentation you created will be automatically upload to the cloud and be public, but ...
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What ZIP compression method do common OS's natively support?

7-zip gives me 5 options for the compression method to zip files with: Deflate Deflate64 LZMA BZip2 PPMd On my Windows 8 machine, the built-in Windows Explorer utility appears to handle LZMA with ...
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What Game Framework does Sparkiy use? [on hold]

I recently downloaded an app called Sparkiy (link to Windows App Store page) and it seems to be using a Lua game framework. I checked out their website but can't seem to find any information. I have ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager Settings Reset to Default if Windows is not Shut Down Properly

I liked the windows task manager in windows 8 because of the new features compared to the older versions. I change its settings according to my needs: Always on top Set the update speed to fast ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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My SAMSUNG Windows 8 doesnt have palm check

ok dont give me a answer for synaptics i have a windows 8 samsung quad core home sync lite.every time i see something my computer options are entirely different. the the thing that everyone says to go ...
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“Show desktop” on dual display setup hides windows from second display [duplicate]

My problem is that "Show desktop" button: minimizes active windows on both displays. How can I make it minimize windows just from the display I where I clicked it? For example I have Spotify ...
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Mark Complete Flag in Outlook 2013

My question is similar to one posted by Courtney Duell Jul 23 '14 at 21:06. Courtney wrote: Previously, the follow up 'flags' had multiple flag options, as well as the capability to set ...
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Virtualbox guests are upsampled & blurry due to DPI scaling from Windows Host, and disabling it has no affect

I have 4k laptop, so DPI scaling is what Windows uses for apps that don't automatically scale. Rightclicking VirtualBox > Properties > Compatibility > Disable DPI Scaling should do the trick. ...
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Regenerate the missing or corrupt system recovery facility in a Windows 8 PC

How do you set up an advanced system recovery facility in Windows 8 if only the original (but, empty) recovery partition still exists -- i.e. if the original content has been lost/deleted from that ...
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How to resize used area in metro?

When I run an older program in my laptop i.e Worms Armageddon sometimes the Metro interface "area with icons" will be resized to a part of the screen. If I restart the computer it gets back to ...
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Locate stolen surface tablet

Similar to this older question Does Windows 8 Surface support stolen device tracking?, but I'd like to locate my already stolen tablet, and the reason I have some hope is... When I viewed my ...
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Why doesn’t curl install and run on my 64-bit Windows 8 system but the 32-bit version works fine?

I almost gave up installing cURL on my 64-bit Windows 8 system. I tried almost every single .zip, .exe, etc… on this site, but none of them worked. I got this message every single time: The ...
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Make Windows use Internet sparingly

How can I make Windows use as little Internet as possible (browser only for instance). I am relying on mobile Internet (Max 1GB traffic) and I don't want Windows to run background operations that ...
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Restore Windows 8 image to new drive without installation media

I have created a Windows 8 image which is now stored on an external HDD. My OS SSD died and I need to replace it. I no longer have the Windows installation disc. Is there a way to restore the image ...
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Speed up automatic connection to predefined wireless networks Windows

Is there a way to speed up the 'connect automatically' behavior in Windows? Sometimes it's so slow that I have to manually search for the preregistered wireless network and click connect. Sometimes it ...