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

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Boot in windows

I have windows 8.1 installed on my laptop; I wanted to install ubuntu with a bootable usb. I think I unvolontary changed the type of the windows partition and now I can't boot on windows, i have the ...
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Connect Dell p2314h monitor to Dell XPS laptop via Display port

I've bought external monitor to my Dell xps 13' laptop. My laptop has only minidisplay port to connect with monitor. When I try to connect it to my new monitor, it(monitor doesn't work). It says that ...
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Gesture to switch between IE tabs

I have the Yoga 2 pro (touchscreen convertible). In tent or stand mode, with no access to the keyboard, what is the quickest way to switch between open tabs in Internet Explorer (metro UI)?
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How can I install windows 8.1 update 1 on a 30GB ssd

I have computer with a 30GB SSD, and no place for another drive. I do not want to replace the SSD with a bigger one, but is this enough for Win8 update 1? 1) What parts should and can I remove? 2) I ...
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How does performance scale in a single column 2-way mirrored storage space as more disks are added?

In Windows 8.1 Storage Spaces, there seems to be pretty solid evidence that 2-way mirrored storage spaces have performance that improves significantly as more disks are added to the pool as long as ...
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Removing win xp after installing win 8

I've win xp and win 8 installed at the same time (dual-boot) and now I'm thinking about removing windows xp and just keep windows 8 for the usage, The problem is that I'm unsure how to proceed on ...
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Is it possible to disable the title bar on metro apps in Windows 8.1 Update?

I find the title bar a bit annoying when using the mouse in Internet Explorer. Many website have their navigation at the top, after all.
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How to start Chrome in Desktop or Windows 8 mode based on where I start it from?

Is there a way to choose to start Chrome web browser either in classic desktop or metro mode in Windows 8.1? I know how to change it while the app is running, also if I exit the app in metro and start ...
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windows upgradation from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1

My windows is not being upgraded from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1.It gives an error,"Sorry,this update isn't available for you pc or you might be running an edition of windows that does not support ...
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Why gadgets are avoided in Windows 8? [on hold]

In Windows 7, there were gadgets like clock, calender, weather etc. But in Windows 8, no gadgets are there. Why Microsoft avoided gadgets in Windows 8 ?
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How to fix windows 8 startup black screen?

Issue: I have a Dell laptop on which I have installed windows 8 but the problem is whenever I start the laptop, it behaves normally until after windows logo screen with loading circle beneath it. When ...
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USD: unexpected, unexplained SLOW-DOWN

Sometimes, my laptop is providing me with very strange behavior. When i have several (10-20) tabs opened in Opera or Chrome, uTorrent running etc., nothing special, in such casual conditions happens ...
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Remote control Nokia Lumia from PC

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask.. I can VNC to and control my jailbroken iPhone from a PC, but does anyone know if this is possible with a Nokia Lumia?
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“Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.” error on windows 8, WITH JUST INSTALLATION EXE , NOT executable shortcuts

I am the Admin on windows 8 enterprise, I have my UAC prompt turned off. I ALWAYS (regardless of UAC prompt settings) receive this error when running ALL EXE files which are only installation packages ...
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IE11 Metro/Modern showing menu bar

Since the latest couple of upgrades IE11 Metro/Modern version permanently shows the menu bar at the bottom. Usually, clicking inside the page showing would make it disappear downwards, now it remains ...
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Make Windows 8.1 File Explorer open in “This PC” view

Up until the recent Windows 8.1 update, I used this guide and it worked flawlessly: ...
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Minidump reading help for BSOD

I've been having BSOD over the past few days. Nothing intentionally installed - apart from regular updates. BSOD appears to be related to wifi/network/bluetooth activity. Started to happen when BT ...
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How to replace characters?

I have numeric data such as 8,1, 9,2 etc. and I need to use this data on Weka Data Mining program. So I need to replace commas with dots (8,1 --> 8.1). I have selected data and replaced with dots(Ctrl ...
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Windows 8.1 Black Screen

I have a brand new desktop with a new SSD. So I installed my copy of Windows 8.1 on it and got it all done fine. When I first went to the desktop I thought to install a graphics card driver first. So ...
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Sync setting in 2 PCs with difference resolution screen

I have one HP PC in my office and one Macbook Pro Retina in my home. Both of them are installed Windows 8.1. The problem sync setting when I use the same account on them. My PC is 1920px on ...
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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...
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How to copy Winodws 8.1 updates files from one pc to another?

I just installed Windows 8.1 through the app store in my windows 8 machine. I have another machine that needs to be updated. I can't get the iso because im a single language user. How to move the 8.1 ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 & 8.1, using the Windows 8 Startup Options Menu, when Windows 8.1 is already installed and you want to add Windows 7

There are many excellent guides out there that explain how to dual-boot Windows 7 & 8. However, they are written for people starting with a Windows 7 installation and add a Windows 8 installation ...
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How Search File Content in Windows 8 File Explorer?

I'm stumped as to how the search function is Windows 8 File Explorer is supposed to work. I'm trying to search the content of some text files under a sub-folder of My Documents. In File Explorer ...
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Like the Pen and Touch Interface and Mouse

I really like the way touch interface to Win 8.1 operates. Can I add that interface to a regular computer that has no touch screen? I bought an ASUS that was that way so I know if is possible. Is ...
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Plugging the usb device makes PC go crazy

When I plug in the usb flash drive, Windows 8.1 won't recognize it. Then when I plug out the mouse (so that I can plug in the flash drive instead), this happens: the usb drive is still not ...
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Is there a way to have the Windows 8 start screen displayed on both monitors?

I have 2 monitors, when I open the start screen it does only open on 1 monitor. Is there a way to have the start screen displayed on both monitors at the same time (like an extended start screen)?
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Start a program with a file from the recently used list in Windows 8

With Windows 7, the Start button would list a bunch of applications, for example, Word, Excel, Visual Studio. Then if I hovered over the application name a list of recently used files for that ...
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I am running Windows 8.1 on a Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus and, I think, hotkeys (or similar) will activate on it's own.

Often the keyboard will develop a mind of it's own, ie; when I type 's' the charms menu will pop out with the search window open. There are many examples. I need to know a: how to turn this off, b: ...
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New laptop: what would be more efficient? SSD hard-drive or 16 GB RAM? [on hold]

I plan to purchase a new laptop (Dell) and my budget allows me to choose one of the following: SSD hard-drive, 128 GB, for running Windows 8 OS (instead of 500GB hard-drive 5400 RPM) (or) 16 GB RAM ...
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Extract Samsung OEM recovery from laptop HDD

I have a Samsung NP540U3C with Windows 8. I recovered it to factory condition, booted and it was fine. There were 107 Windows updates so I downloaded and installed them, rebooted and then I was ...
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Is it possible to use an image in the background of the log on screen?

I found a way to change the background colour but I couldn't find any way to use an image instead. When you boot the computer you're presented with the lock screen before you go to the log on one, so ...
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Install windows back on laptop

No this is not a question on instructions as to how to install windows. My laptop came with genuine Windows 8 installed, but I didn't get a CD. After a few months I installed Ubuntu on it for trial ...
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How to refresh metadata in iTunes?

I've updated much of my songs' metadata using MusicBrainz Picard and it's successfully updated in the .mp3 files. However, a song's updated metadata is not reflected in iTunes until I play it. Is ...
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Automatic Repair fails to repair my PC

I ran into an issue on Windows 8.1 that can be fixed (according to articles I've read online) by running automatic repair, so that's what I tried to do. Each time I run it, automatic repair fails and ...
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No respect for the idle adjustments made in the Task Scheduler

Why doesn't my Windows 8.1 respect my adjustments to wait atleast for an hour before starting certain tasks? I've recently installed a fresh copy of Windows 8 (and upgraded it to the version 8.1). ...
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Converting a Windows 8 partition into VMWare image for development [on hold]

I've got Windows 7 Ultimate running on my selfbuilt computer's SSD. I've got Windows 8 on a second partition on the 1TB HDD, but as I almost never use Windows 8 for anything else than Windows Phone ...
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An All-in-One x86-x64 disc with MBR-UEFI boot enabled

I wanted to know how to create a windows 7/8.1 bootable disc wiht all editions of x86 and x64 combined in one with MBR and UEFI enabled in them. I know windows 7 32-bit doesn't has a UEFI mode but it ...
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Move Windows 8 System Reserved Partition from HDD to SSD

How do I move the Windows 8 System Reserved Partition from HDD to SSD? Most of the information I find through google deals with Windows 7, which makes me a bit cautious. The reason why I want to ...
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How to get windows 8 upgraded to 8.1 restore factory settings set to 8.1

I have upgraded to Windows 8.1. And recently due to some issue i did restore to factory settings, and it restored to Windows 8. Again i had to download 3-4 GB and upgrade to 8.1. Are there any ...
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How to remove Windows 8 bootloader (or arrange for Grub not to detect it)

I have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and Linux. I have two Windows partitions: one 64-bit and one 32-bit. The 64-bit partition is the one I wish to boot; the 32-bit partition is there as a ...
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How to Maximze Windows in Windows 8?

Every time I now click on a folder(say on desktop) the window that gets open is extremely small and I have to maximize it. It seems like it think all windows that are open should be open at some ...
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Suspected Malware: Computer turning off all forms of virus protection automatically

I'm running windows 8.1 and very recently I got error messages saying that I had no virus protection on. I had windows firewall, avg free and spybot search and destroy running. All were turned off and ...
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Win8 entry in GRUB 2 not working

So I got this apparently quite common problem - I bought an HP laptop with Win8 (which means with UEFI) and later I installed openSUSE 13.1 on the same drive as dual-boot. Everything was right except ...
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VirtualBox network print from XP guest in Win 8.1 host, using bridged network second physical NIC

I need some help to solve the network printing from guest XP. Windows 8.1 Pro host OS; VirtualBox 4.3.10 (latest, 14-apr-2014); Windows XP SP3 guest OS; Two physical NICs One used by host in first ...
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How can I control font rendering for Windows 8 Control Panel, Taskbar and Start Screen

I've managed to eradicate ClearType and antialiasing from my fonts on Windows 8, but 3 stubborn areas still remain. How can I get aliased text in the Control Panel, Taskbar and Start Screen?
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How to remove Store from taskbar

Since a recent Windows 8.1 update, I have the Microsoft Store fixed in my taskbar. How can I remove this Icon again? Right click on it does not give me the unpin option
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When Windows 8 installs automatic updates?

Is it possibile that windows 8, contrary to win 7, immediately installs updates after download and doesn't wait the user shutdown request? I'm using win 8 in a POS application and yesterday (after ...
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Telnet won't work on Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1 64bit. I know how enable Telnet-Client on Windows 8.1. But when I type in : telnet microsoft.com 80 nothing happens! Any ideas would be appreciated.
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DVD drive becomes hidden device

I have a laptop Lenovo G580 with Windows 8.1, In early days when I bought this it was working normally but now a days its DVD Drive becomes invisible. When I go to Control Panel> Device Manager> ...