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Looking for a way to disable Surface Pro 3 touch screen for one domain user

It is basically all in the title. Just looking for a solution to having a specific domain user not being able to use the touch screen on the device. I would prefer not just disabling the entire touch ...
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Recovering a lost partition table on Windows 8

First of all sorry that I cannot provide additional screenshots and codes (the reason is, why I am here). I have a Lenovo Thinkpad which is equipped with two storage disks, a 500GB HDD and a 128GB ...
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How to save any file with date-time stamp quickly ?

Many time we open notepad, MS paint, MS word, MS Excel and other application and want to save file quickly with just date time stamp in save as dialog box. Is there any way to save files with date ...
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When I run this process, it pushes all others out of RAM. Is there any way to prevent this?

I like to leave my browser, email, and other applications running while I'm gaming. Now that I'm running a 64-bit version of Windows with 16 GB of RAM, I can do this easily, and even switch between a ...
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Unable to ping pc from any other pcs

I am unable to ping my pc from any other pc's on the network.There is no issue on firewall or any antivirus.I tried by disabling both also but no positive result.Please provide me the solution.
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User cancelled Windows 10 upgrade, laptop rolled back to 8.1 instead of 7

A user in my class on computer skills for senior citizens accidentally started the Windows 10 upgrade. She has a Toshiba laptop that came with Windows 8.1 Home, but was downgraded to Windows 7. She ...
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Stuck in BIOS after restarting laptop?

Good day! I restarted my laptop today after it hung up on me. When it booted, it greeted me with the BIOS screen. Of course I tried to reboot again and the same thing happened. I looked at the boot ...
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Is there a way of scripting the “Roll Back Driver” feature of Window's Device Manager?

I need to roll back my graphic cards drivers once in a while(It's a long story.) and I have tried scripts using devmanview which worked great for disabling and enabling my drivers(and uninstalling it) ...
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How to run a program at login with admin rights (elevated) without having to confirm the UAC prompt [duplicate]

I want to run a program (WhatPulse) when I login to my Win 8 account. The developers recommend to run it with admin privileges because that will "improve input accuracy". The problem running it as ...
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Windows 10 does not revert to 8.1 - simply boots back into Windows 10

Customer's machine originally running Windows 8.1 automatically upgraded to Windows 10 a few days ago. The profile immediately had a corrupt Tile Repository after the upgrade, which I repaired using ...
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Windows 8.1 - No Recovery Tools

Trying to refresh my WTG stick which has become corrupted. I have so far disabled Bitlocker and created a Windows 8.1 media iso. I run the WTG either as a VM over Hyper-V or in my laptop ...
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How to configure DNS on Mobile Broadband Interface using command-prompt on Windows 8?

I am using a HSPA USB modem which has two different modes. One which lets you install modem driver/software, and other which enables Mobile Broadband Interface on Windows. It's possible to set DNS ...
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Using storage spaces like raid 0 + mirroring?

I have a few drives I'd like to use but I'd get more space out of them if (this assumes its possible) I could set the two smaller drives up like raid zero, then have the "raid 0 drive" mirror a x3 ...
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Who can explain the new options of chdsk on Windows 8/10?

Who can explain the new options of chdsk on Windows 8/10 ? The new options are 1./scan 2./forceofflinefix 3./perf 4./spotfix 5./sdcleanup 6./offlinescanandfix 7./freeorphanedchains 8./markclean ...
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Windows Mail App looses account after updating to windows 10

I am (trying to) administrate my dads computer and he now updated his windows 8 to windows 10. He was using the windows Mail App (the one with the blue square and the white envelope) and after booting ...
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Can I set a minimal time required between clicks for a double-click? [duplicate]

This might be a bit of a weird question and usually easily solvable, but company restrictions prevent me from doing this the easy way, so please bear with me. In my office work-space I've been ...
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Windows mobile device center wont connect if I am connected with RDP

I have a separete developer computer for a windows CE device, and are using "Windows mobile device center" to uppload files to the device. When logged in as usual on that computer the device connects ...
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Bad Full Screen Scalling when lowering the resolution

I have a Lenovo Z40 entertaiment with Windows 8.1 with a resoltion of 1920 x 1080, and I have to lower the resolution to play some games (because reasons), but now suddendly when I put the resolution ...
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How to clear hidden attribute from partition if “attributes volume clear hidden” fails with “Virtual Disk Service error: The object is not found.”

After select volume [n] in diskpart attributes volume clear hidden fails with Virtual Disk Service error: The object is not found. I found some forum threads which might contain a solution ...
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Preventing a user from changing proxy settings on Win10 & Win8

I have already configured Windows to not allow a user to access the Connection Settings through the registry using the NoBrowserOptions & ConnectionsTab values under the ...
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Prevent Office 2010 from opening Hyperlinks in Internet Explorer

I have several hyperlinks in an Excel 2010 sheet that are .png image files. I have .png files set to open in MS Paint. In Windows 7, clicking a link would directly open the file in MS Paint. But in ...
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praoblem in extracting the RAR file of 14 GB [duplicate]

On Extracting my RAR file of 14 GB and it is a game FAR CRY 4 an error comes CRC failed. I tried Remo Repair Software but it is asking for the License Key So guys Please help me what to do.
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Accounts not visible?

A month ago my GF who is using the laptop most of the time could not get into her own account. Windows 8 created a temporary account somehow but she could not access her documents normally, she still ...
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Windows 8 - System found unauthorized changes on the firmware

I have a PC running windows 8 from Asus. A couple of days ago, I downloaded a windows update and the next morning when I tried to boot up the computer, it sent me directly to the BIOS, after giving ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro wants to upgrade to 10 Home

I recently bought a new Acer laptop, that had Windows 10 Home preinstalled. Since I still had a Windows 8 Pro key, I wanted to upgrade that to 10 Pro. What I did so far: Install Windows 8.1 using ...
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Modifying properties/metadata of .mkv files

I tried to modify the Tags property by right-clicking an .mkv file and then selecting Properties - Details, like I did for other filetypes (like .mp4), but I was not able to do the same in that case. ...
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Laptop shuts down automatically after start up

My laptop shuts down after the initial logo shows up. Sometimes it manages to get to a page saying Windows did not start up correctly. Once, I went to system recovery point and while it was recovering ...
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Print screen in higher resolution

I have drawing in my program window and I would like to do print screen of it. But Drawing with enough resolution not fits in screen. How to do print screen with higher resolution?
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“AuthorizationManager check failed” in PowerShell, fixed after restarting WMI

About once a day, PowerShell scripts will stop working on my computer with an error that looks like this. AuthorizationManager check failed. At line:1 char:3 + . .\matt.ps1 + ~~~~~~~~~~ + ...
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Windows 8 not booting after update?

Windows 8 is not booting after installing update. Its windows 8 pro 64 bit. Before update i had changed > Msconfig - boot - advanced - unchecked maximum memory. I did it to solve low ram issue. I ...
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Why firefox showing some strings instead of Facebook in windows 8

I am using Mozilla Firefox 46.0.1 in windows 8 64 bit machine. I was browsing Facebook well,but suddenly when i was trying to browse Facebook from Firefox, instead of Facebook window some strings are ...
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Can I use a Vista installation disk to repair a Windows 8.1 system?

Someone I know is having a problem with booting their Windows 8/8.1 system. I'm assuming the boot /fixboot (and maybe boot /fixmbr) command will be able to solve the problem, but I don't have a ...
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Changing file from .txt to .FOR

I have a .txt file that I want to turn to a .FOR file. I thought I could simply do the following "test.txt" to "text.FOR" when naming the file but that did not work, so what can I do? I downloaded the ...
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Unable to activate Windows 8.1

I had to reset my Windows 8 laptop to factory settings because an application downloaded from the Microsoft official page totally ruined the OS and now I cannot activate Windows. When I enter product ...
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Is there a way to release the integrated webcam service held by an .exe application?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3542 laptop with Windows 8.1. Recently, I installed the Zbar application for scanning QR code. It does decode the QR code using integrated webcam. But the problem is, i am ...
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Install android on windows 8 tablet [migrated]

I have a Windows 8 tablet (an Asus VivoTab) and I want to dual boot it with android but I am having a rough time figuring out how to flash the android iso to tablet. It has no cd, usb or microSD port. ...
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Access 2010: Database cannot be opened because the VBA project cannot be read

I used a simple software made with access on windows 8 s.o. with accde extension After formatted pc and installed windows 7, I can't run software because "Access 2010: Database cannot be opened ...
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Synaptics Touchpad exclude buttons from touch area

I have an ASUS Y50 with a Synaptics Clickpad V1.1 using Windows 8.1. The two buttons are also part of the "touch area" which is annoying if I want to drag & drop because the gesture is often ...
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Windows not Activated [duplicate]

I bought a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed with a product key. However, for sometime I get the issue that windows are not activated although a product key is inserted. It also not allowing me ...
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windows 8 keyboard input method not working

I am using windows 8 and suddenly the primary language of my keyboard(Turkish) disappeared from the language bar. The language preferences window still shows it but instead English keyboard is in ...
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May I use the same licence for Windows on different partitions? [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 installed on my tablet and I want to install the same version of Windows 8 on a second different partition of the same disk, on dual boot, possibly from the same ISO. Given that the ...
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Automating Outlook from Excel leading to different row heights on different computers

A colleague is automating the creation of an email report in MS Outlook 2013 from MS Excel 2013 using the following code from Ron de Bruin. The code ignores charts so what we have done is merge all ...
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Bluetooth is not visible in device manager

Bluetooth radios files are not in device manager after updating the bios in my laptop .i have done all things by updating drivers and all but still bluetooth is not working .also there is no icon on ...
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How to configure a windows account to save files only to a specific folder?

How to configure a windows account such that the user is restricted to save/create files only to a particular folder? Thanks!
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How do I kill a specific thread in Windows?

The process explorer.exe has a thread with "start address" starting with "windows.immersiveshell.serviceprovider.dll". It takes a lot of processing power. Additionally, after waking up from sleep it ...
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Where does Win 8.1 keep these Display - Screen Resolution - Adapter - “List All Modes” settings options?

These settings options can be found by opening the following screens on Windows Desktop as shown in this tutorial from EightForums.com : I'd like to know where/ how Windows 8.1 stores this and then ...
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View IE multiple tabs in tile view

Would anybody know how to view multiple tabs in IE11 using the old "tile view"? (I wonder whether they have disabled this altogether & replaced it with the "show previews for individual tabs in ...
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Windows 8 laptop suddenly won't connect to wifi

I have a Dell e6400, and I was using it, connected to wifi and it was all working fine. I closed it and opened it back up about 10 minutes later and the laptop was no longer connected to wifi and ...
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I am missing [New Folder] Button in Windows 8.1 Save As Dialog

One day my new folder (and organize) button just disappeared from my save as dialog. I use that button all the time so I was surprised to find it missing. To make sure I wasn't crazy I did a quick ...
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How do I activate windows 8.1? (clean install on a pre-installed laptop) [duplicate]

I used the media creation tool kit to create a windows 8.1 pro boot dvd from Microsoft's website. I booted off of it, wiped my drive and partitions, recreated the partitions, and proceeded with the ...