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

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Windows: Set command on keyboard power button

I'd like to set command on the laptop power button on a keyboard. Is there any way to do this? P.S. I have Windows 8.
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Gta Vice City Touchpad is not working “Windows 8”

I download Gta vice city yesterday. But when I run Game, my laptop touchpad doesn't work. I can only move my cursor in menu, i can't click. But when I start playing, my touchpad totally sticks (I ...
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i have installed the windows 8.1 and now laptop app not working!(ASUS N550JV)

I have ASUS N550jv laptop(it come with Windows 8) And yesterday i installed Windows 8.1(with format partition "C" before those) But now the Asus program not working on laptop I try to download an ...
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how to free up recovery disk in win8.1

my laptop(lenovo yoga 11s,win8.1)has more than 15g for healthy recovery partition, and in the mean time I am running low on my c disk. I was wondering if there is a way I could free up some recovery ...
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How to remove Linux Mint to install Windows 8?

I have a computer with only Linux installed. How do I remove it to install Windows 8? All I see online is about dual boot but I don't have that, just Linux on my computer. The way I installed Linux on ...
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Is the Ideaworks Wi-Fi antenna (USB) compatible with Windows 8.1?

I have an Ideaworks Wi-Fi (USB) antenna and am having difficulty getting it to work.It says that it’s compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, 7, and Windows 8. I am running Windows 8.1 and cannot ...
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How to limit (not Disable) Swapfile.sys size?

How can I limit the size of c:\swapfile.sys? I would expect wmic swapfileset to work, but it doesn't exist: wmic swapfileset where name="c:\\swapfile.sys" set initialsize=1000,maximumsize=1000 ...
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Can't shutdown Windows 8 from Linux

I'm having trouble setting up a shutdown over LAN from a raspberry pi to a windows 8.1 PC. I get all sort of different errors. I'm logged with the Administrator account and I've set up a password (on ...
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How can I connect to a Mobile Broadband device and a Wifi network simultaneously, and use the Mobile Broadband internet?

In my current work situation, I'm using a Windows 8 laptop and I need to be connected to two networks simultaneously: A Telstra mobile broadband device, which has internet access. This is connected ...
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Why does my desktop PC wake up when I turn on my Laptop?

I have two Windows 8 PCs. One is a desktop computer and one is a laptop. Whenever I wake up (from sleep) my laptop, my desktop computer will also wake up at the same time. I have no idea why this is ...
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How to run DISM against a local source?

How can I run DISM agaisnt a USB Windows installer to repair my local Windows files? This is what I tried in Windows 8.1: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth It returns: Note that my ...
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Asus Windows 8 Computer black screen and cursor

Yesterday my friend sent me a link and I clicked on the link. The computer gave me a warning about it being harmful but since it always does that I allowed it to open the link anyway. The link was ...
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How do I get GRUB2 to boot to cloned Windows 8 disk?

I have a system up and running with Ubuntu and Windows 8 using GRUB2. I cloned the Windows partition to a new SSD with sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdc1. I partitioned the second SSD the same as the ...
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Shrink Windows 8.1's install size

I have a computer with Windows 8.1 on a SSD drive. I read that with update 1 to Windows 8.1 they made the installation size smaller. From somewhere near 30GB to 16GB. Is there anyway to take advantage ...
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Windows 8.1 EditionIDs?

In Windows 8.1's registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion), there's a string (EditionID) that refers to the current version of Windows you're running. What are the ...
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How do I securely mount a remote file system as a drive letter on Windows?

I have a NAS server running Linux, and I want to map it as a network drive on my Windows PC. Additionally, I want the connection between my Windows PC and NAS box to be secure (e.g. encrypted). ...
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Net Framework 4.5 causes a program to crash

Sony Vegas is crashing the moment I press render regardless the format chosen on a freshly installed Windows 8.1. Error: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: ...
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How to disable even checking of updates in Windows 8? An svchost process is connected to Microsoft Update server, hogging up resources all the time

I usually keep the updated on "Notify only" setting but still Windows is keeping an svchost.exe process running in the background all the time, which very often connects to a Microsoft Update server ...
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Windows 8: recovering a saved auto-login password (netplwiz)

A couple of months ago, I've installed Windows 8 on a laptop of my mom. I created a Microsoft account for her, and used some tutorial to enable auto-login with netplwiz, so she won't have to enter the ...
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My PC think it runs on battery, can not install Windows [on hold]

So i have a new PC, a tiny one with every hardware soldered onto it, so i can not remove HDD etc. It is not possible to install from boot, it is not supported..... Tried to Install Windows 7 within ...
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How to replace Net Framework 4.5 with 4.0?

How can I replace Net Framework 4.5 with 4.0 in Windows 8.1? So far I can disable and re-enable Net Framework 4.5 on "Turn Windows Features on or off", but I'm unable to manually install Net ...
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windows 8 verifying dmi pool data…disk boot failure [on hold]

I use Windows 8 (32-bit). Whenever I leave the system unattended, it gets stuck and ends up with a black screen with this message: "Verifying dmi pool data..boot from CD/DVD...disk boot failure..." ...
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windows 8 pro system disk reading error

My son accidently upgraded the system to windows 8.1pro then after some time while it was updating he switched the laptop off. Now when I restart the laptop, it comes with the dialog error in disk ...
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Cursor disappears when using drawing tablet on Win8

When I use my Aiptek drawing tablet with Windows 8, the mouse cursor disappears when I'm moving the stylus as a mouse (but not touching the surface). I can't find an option to turn it off and it ...
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Reset the Windows 8 bluetooth devices cache

I got this old Nokia bluetooth headset I'm trying to connect to my Windows 8 laptop. It worked for the first time, it even played some music but then I turned off the headset so could charge it. ...
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Unable to install iis manager on windows 8.1

I get an error while trying to install IIS manager from "Turn on off windows features" on a windows 8 machine. Just before trying to install this I installed Visual Studio 2013 community online and ...
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How can I stream my android phone screen to my laptop computer? [migrated]

I am mostly trying to solve a low resolution problem when watching Google Play movies as on my Windows 8.1 PC many of them are not available in HD quality. As Android phones have access to higher ...
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Desktop background slideshow - taking more control

I recently set the desktop background on a two-monitor Windows 8 machine to point at a folder full of pictures. These are not photos but are sourced from a variety of places so their sizes and aspect ...
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Dual boot Win 8 how to upgrade Mate 14 to Cinnamon 17

I currently have a Dual Boot Windows 8.1 with Mint Mate 14, on a generic machine. I want to upgrade to Cinnamon 17.1, keeping the dual boot. I am somewhat of a newbie and need very specific ...
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How to create second color calibration profile in Windows 8 and switch between the two?

Windows 8 offers Display Color Calibration wizard. (Control Panel > Display > Calibrate Color.) It is great for basic use. Its only downside is that it always changes current color profile, giving no ...
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After formatting External Harddrive, Why do hidden OS folders $RECYCLE.BIN, System Volume Information get created

My antivirus ESET Nod 32 was flagging up a virus found in my C:/$Recycle.bin folder, after reinstalling fresh OS I decided to store some things on an external Harddrive and dumped to another PC. My ...
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How can I stop Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center from randomly popping up?

I own a cheapo Microsoft keyboard (the Comfort Curve 2000) and wireless mouse (the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000) that I use with my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 8. They can be configured ...
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Windows: Cannot associate executable with file extension

I know this is a very basic question, but I couldn't find the answer. When I right click on a file with extension .abc and click on Properties and then Change..., then even when I click on Browse... ...
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forgot to set a password on my dell windows8 and now i can't use my laptop

I was trying to fix my laptop and I was deleting all sorts of stuff in my DELL windows-8 laptop and I forgot to set a new password on my laptop. Now when I turn my laptop on, it asks for a password ...
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Windows 8 - 2 finger scroll accelerate delay

I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet + keyboard two weeks ago and now I've got a new Dell laptop and both seem to suffer the same 2 finger scroll delay issue. I can't entirely blame Windows 8 ...
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Why can't I install any OS on samsung

I have laptop call it SAMSUNG OS: WINDOWS 8.1 UNILINGUE 6 BITS (6.3 VERSION 9600) Model: 300E5E/300E4E/300E5V/300E4V BIOS: P02RBE i'm trying to install any OS on it but no luck even i use usb ...
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Add item to “New” context menu in Windows 8 for only one user without admin rights

I am trying to edit the registry on my windows 8 computer so that I can create a batch(.bat) file from the "new" menu. The only problem is I don't have admin rights. So I was doing some research and ...
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Disable all downloads in Windows 8?

So I gave my son a laptop and so far I continuously have to factory reset after he downloads some virus and/or malware. He's obsessed with Minecraft and mods and that community seems to be a cesspool ...
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Windows 8 screen went black [on hold]

My laptop screen went black after trying to download a mod for a game of mine. Other user profiles still work like my moms but anytime i click on my account the screen is black and all i can see is ...
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Cannot boot onto any OS after deleting Linux partition on UEFI system

Today, I decided to delete Ubuntu 14.10 from my computer. Everything was OK, I had created the USB recovery drive of Windows 8.1. After formating the Linux, I restarted. Sadly, I forgot to delete the ...
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Is there a way to paste multiple things on windows 8?

I was doing some work when I realized that it will be a lot easier if I can copy and paste multiple items from the clipboard. For example, if I had this in my clipboard: Oldest item 3 item 2 item ...
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Software to make patch installer [closed]

I'm looking for a program for windows (if possibly freeware) that let me create installers simple installers. The thing is that I'm looking that the installer automatically find a file in the hard ...
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cpu idle state - power plan windows - high pitched noise

I have a Dell XPS 15 9530. One famous problem is the "coil whine" or "high pitched noise" issue. The noise only occurs when (a) the cpu is in IDLE, (b) battery is fully charged. This suggests that ...
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Administrator permissions in Windows 8

I want to access everything in my windows 8 pc but in some files in system32 I don't have the permission to make any changes to it and I am unable to give the permission though i am the only ...
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Stop new windows opening in top left corner?

Is there a registry setting etc for the default window startup location? I'm not talking about individual programs which can save such a setting, but the global default. Windows often opens windows in ...
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Computer wont start (even to bios)

My laptop (Lenovo G580) just wont start. I can't enter even to BIOS. With power supply everything is OK. I tried to boot w\out battery. Nothing changes. RAM: 4GB. laptop is Not overclocked. I also ...
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Xbox controller isn't working on my Windows 8 PC

I plugged my Xbox controller into my Windows 8 laptop and I don't know how to work the controller on my PC.
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How to change 'default resolution' of Windows 8 computer (without monitor, connected over VNC)?

I'm trying to connect to a bunch of servers (all running Windows 8) remotely using VNC. I only have one spare monitor to share between several servers, and when I start one up without the monitor ...
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Is there a way to highlight the full file name, WITH extension, when renaming a file in Windows 8.1?

I think this feature was introduced with Vista: in the Explorer, when you shift to file renaming, the entire filename is selected by default, except the extension. This is surely a friendly feature to ...
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Window 8 PC with two hard drive [duplicate]

I want to moved window 8 and everything else from one drive C: to the second drive e: what is the best way to do this? drive C: will be going to the dash bin.