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

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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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Change default sort options in Win 8

Is there a way to force windows to have more options in the Sort by submenu, for ALL folders in the system? If I go to More... and select a new item (for example Date taken) this would be available ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 & now windows 8 BSOD Internal_power_error

Recently I purchased a Asrock 990fx Extreme9 and FX-3970, both of these parts are used but I was assured that they were in working order. I have gone through 3 days of trouble shooting issues with ...
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Nexus 7 folder is empty on Windows 8

I connected my Nexus 7 with my laptop (running Windows 8) via USB. Its being detected as "Nexus 7" however it says "This folder is empty" on Explorer. Am I doing something wrong? If it's of any use, ...
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Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information error after fresh installation of windows [on hold]

I'm facing problem installing new version of windows on my laptop. After installing Windows 8 the following message appears: File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000034 Info: The Windows Boot Configuration ...
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How to start Windows 8.1 in NON-IME mode

I have English version of Windows 8.1 installed with Google Pinyin IME. I don't like the Win+Space key to toggle between different languages. So I left Chinese language only and Google Pinyin as input ...
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Printing to HP printer results in errors

I have an HP LaserJet 400 printer, connected to the network. There are three clients printing to it - a Mac OS X Yosemite laptop, a Windows 8.1 64 bit laptop and a Windows 8.1 64 bit desktop. A few ...
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Windows 8.1 Spanish Latin American Keyboard Layout, lowercase enye

I am trying to type in a lowercase Ñ and cannot do it, I DO NOT want to use alt codes, i DO NOT want to edit the layout of a keyboard. The keyboard I am using is: Spanish (United States) Latin ...
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How to install Windows 8 without flash drive and dvd? GPT/UEFI

I have my new SSD, on which I want to install Windows 8.1. I have an iso image. So what I normally do when I use MBR on the drive: Create partitions Extract iso to one of the partitions Make that ...
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Custom action on gestures in Asus zenbook

I have recently bought asus ux303ln and I would like to overwrite some touchpad gestures. Only way to boot up gestures is Asus Smart Gesture and there is no option to perform custom action (like key ...
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problems with windows 10 technical preview [on hold]

I installed windows 10 technical preview ( 9926 build) on my samsung ativ book 2 which came with preinstalled windows 8 and I later updated it to 8.1. Since it was a bit buggy and slow I used cc ...
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oracle virtualbox problems in setup

I have windows 8 pro I was trying to install oracle virtualbox Version 4.3.12. for the genymotion emulator . While installing the installation bar goes till copying files and then suddenly it appears ...
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Audio driver broken and cant update

FYI my laptop is an Asus U31S, and I'm running windows 8.1 original and official. So, my problem is that after I've formatted and installed windows 8.1 my audio drivers seem to be having some ...
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I Can't Assign Default Programs /Win8

(Sorry for my bad english) My PC was infected in the past. I did a cleanup using Malware bytes but I still think the PC is infected. I am not able to set the default browser. I cannot change the ...
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How can I print to a printer connected to a computer over my LAN

I have a printer connected to one of my computers (computer A).The computer is connected to my LAN. There are two other computers on my LAN (computer B and C). I want to print from computer B and C to ...
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game installation bin file alternate way [on hold]

I have a game of around 30gb. Its having setup.exe file and setup.bin files. The game is taking 10 hours to extract and if i am resuming it its starting from beginning. Is there any alternate way to ...
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Windows 8.1 drag from top to down makes desktop small and take only half the screen

I know the title is silly, but I really don't know how to describe it. So when I am on the desktop, and I try to make a selection by holding left click, and I do it from the top, it makes the desktop ...
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Setting security permissions using Windows live

I want to set security permissions on a portable hard drive such that data can be read/written only from my accounts that are connected to Windows live. So if I have accounts on 2 PCs (running ...
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Convert MBR based install to GPT based

I recently re-installed Windows 8.1 on my notebook, in MBR mode, since I was not able to make the UEFI recognize the flash drive as EFI bootable (then I did not make any research in this topic, but ...
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How to add custom frequently used folders?

As the image shows, on my installation I have a number of commonly used folders easily accessible as I press WinE. I'm not sure how I can customize the upper part of the window so that the shortcut ...
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Windows 8 installing updates, then uninstalling them and freezing

My computer is having a bit of an issue with installing updates. It's a Dell Laptop. It hasn't really had this issue before and has been working just fine up until now. I don't play games on it, I ...
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How do you prioritize startup items launch order in Windows 8.1?

I have several startup programs and services (A-G, either program or a service) that runs each time I log into my Windows 8.1 administrator account. However, there is one program (F), that I need to ...
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Make chrome launch with command line switches without creating a shortcut

I have a lot of command line switches appended to the end of my shortcut to Chrome, but every time I launch chrome without using the shortcut, it loses the switches. Also, when chrome is launched from ...
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Is it possible to connect Chromecast to hotel network using VPN?

I have searched for a way to get Chromecast to work over a hotel network (redirects to an "accept terms and agreements page" on first connect) without using an external router. I want to know if it is ...
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I'm upgrade windows 8 to windows 8.1, if i refresh / remove?

Guys I'm upgraded Windows 8 Single Language to Windows 8.1 Single Language, i wanna ask if i "refresh the pc" or "remove everything and reinstall windows", is the result will bring me back to ...
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Cannot boot to Windows after installing Elementary OS

Last week, I installed Elementary OS on one of my 3 partition so that I can dual boot it with Windows 8. After a couple days playing with eOS, I went back to Windows 8. The problem is that Windows 8 ...
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Can't log in Ubuntu in a dual boot system

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Until this moment everything worked fine, but just now when I tried to boot into Ubuntu I failed and I got this message: Try(hd0,0): EXT2 ...
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Delete App History in Task Manager (Windows 8.1)

How do I delete the apps from the App History tab? With the exception of "Google Chrome", I hardly use any of the listed apps...and there are several applications I use regularly which don't appear ...
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After Effects 7 does not install on Windows 8

I bought a copy of After Effects 7 a while back, and now I got a new computer. I would like to install After Effects 7 on the Windows 8 computer, however when I run the setup executable, the setup ...
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Updates for Windows 8 (updated from Windows 7) fail during configuration

For several months now my Windows 8 system (German Windows 8, 32bit) fails to install the system updates; the last one which successfully installed was KB2918614, at 2014-09-14 (security update for ...
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Windows 8.1 Store quits after load screen even after wsreset

I just reinstalled my system to a new SSD because my HDD died, but because I have a Win 8 key I went through with the Win 8 (x64) install than the Win 8.1 update from the store. Than I reinstalled and ...
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Multiple display adapters installed but only one being used?

When I check the device manger on my laptop, it shows me that I have two display adapters installed as shown. But when I check the 'advanced settings' under the screen resolution tab, I see only ...
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Is it going well for my kali linux? [closed]

I run my pc with windows 8.1 and kali linux OS by dual boot..My windows is running slow for virus because i run some virus file and disable windows defender for run those file smoothly.. Now i need to ...
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What is the difference between Power Saver and Energy Saver?

My Lenovo Yoga laptop has three power options in mobility center. Power Saver Energy Saver High Performance What is the difference between Power Saver and Energy Saver options? I'm using Windows ...
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System-wise large font for Windows modern apps & Start screen

I bought an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet today. The font size for the icons on the Start screen and the Settings, and all modern apps generally, is too small. And there are LOTS of empty margins round the ...
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Laptop brightness and contrast drastically changing when unplugged

Whenever my laptop is plugged in, it works perfectly fine. However, when I unplug it, the screen starts changing drastically in contrast and brightness until I plug the laptop back in. I replaced the ...
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will I be able to log into a hidden account on windows 8

I want to make a hidden account so family doesn't stumble across code and mess it up. But, I also want to be able to access this account through some other means. Is this possible?
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Windows 8 in GPT not hybrid booting

Some days ago I bought a new HDD of 3TB size. I installed Windows 8 "normally", then I noticed that the system could not see all the 3TB of the disk, because the setup automatically choosed to use MBR ...
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.msi installers freeze with no status showing Windows 8.1

I have a slight issue with my laptop. Every time I try to run any sort of a .msi installer to install a application, the status freezes and no progress progresses. I know it is not just the ...
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Windows 8 frees memory of inactive windows

It seems like Windows automatically takes any window, that wasnt active for some 30-40 min, memory out of RAM (perhaps storing it on hard drive). Absolutely no matter how much free RAM there is, it ...