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How to choose where to import files into Microsoft OneNote?

I must have hit something in OneNote because it used to ask which section I wanted the imports in and now all imports go to a Notebook/section that I don't want them in. Any idea how to fix this?
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password forgotten windows 8.1 local account

I am using windows 8.1. I have a hotmail account. I have used netplwiz to disable the password some time ago. Now it turns out Windows is no more accepting my password. I use the hotmail password to ...
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How do I get rid of the (Windows Update) Upgrade to Windows 10 screen in Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I've already attempted the solution presented here. This would work if I rebooted after removing the KB# updates, but after rebooting again they would reinstall themselves again KB2976978). I've also ...
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Can't activate Windows 8 Pro on OEM laptop after re-install with Win 8 Enterprise

I received my work laptop with Windows 8 Pro pre-installed. A few months down the line something happened, and the IT dept. formatted my laptop, and re-installed Windows 8 using their own VL disc. I ...
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How to identify terminated Windows process if I still have its PID?

Background: In the middle of my work, license agreement for installing "Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center" suddenly appeared. I'd like to understand what process launched the setup, but using ...
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Can I delete one of these windows partitions?

I've been googling around trying to figure out if I can remove one or more of my partitions. But couldn't find a answer for my case. It's a pre-built laptop HP Probook 650, It came with Win 8, and now ...
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The keyboard stops working for a while when logging in windows

This is a really strange behavior I've been having on my computer for a while (even before my upgrade to windows 10). Here's what happen: Computer boot and when I arrive on the login screen, I enter ...
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remove windows Malicious software removal tool in windows 8

I have tried to search method to uninstall the malicious remove tool in windows 8 in internet. But it seems no infomation in internet. Is there exist any solution to uninstall it ? Thanks
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Windows 8 get list of folder names as string? [duplicate]

I have a folder with a list of folders. Without manually going through the list and typing the name of each folder, is there a way I can get a new line delimited list of the folders (or file names ...
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Sync SkyDrive and OneDrive via two operating systems (W7 and W8) and one MS Account

I have two computers, one still on Windows 7, the other experimentally on Windows 8. There still are some SkyDrive files on the Windows 7 as well as some OneDrive files. Also, there are now OneDrive ...
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How can I get rid of the annoying language indicator in Windows 8+

If you are using an IME to type in Windows 8+, you might have seen this: Before Windows 8, Windows won't show this 英/中 box to indicate which language you are typing in. Instead, old ...
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How to configure an brand new windows 7/8 for digital signage/infoscreen/infoterminal usage?

The point is: I'm using windows mainly as an end-user - not as developer. Our software was been developed for an micro-pc that runs OS X or a small Debian. Due missing drivers we have to switch to ...
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How to use external drive for Windows updates

So, the situation I'm in might seem strange, but I certainly can't be the only one. I bought an awesome, inexpensive mini-tablet (a Winbook). It's running FULL Windows 8.1, but it only came with a ...
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Windows app store says app is installed, but phone says no [on hold]

The app store thinks the app is installed but my phone doesn't. I can't uninstall what the phone doesn't think is there and I can't REinstall what the app store thinks IS there. I really don't want ...
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Secondary Monitor goes on “Extend Screens” mode when closing the laptop lid?

Windows 8.1. With the laptop lid open, I set the screen resolution settings for the laptop screen and external display to "Duplicate". Then I close the laptop lid. The external monitor blacks ...
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Should I click “compatibility mode” to install a program written for W8 on W10

I downloaded a program which is compatible with Windows 8.1.Currently I run Windows 10.I'd like to install this program.What I would like to ask that if I should do something in order run program at ...
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How to stop Windows 10 intercepting hyperlinks to the Windows Store?

In Windows 10 when you click certain links to microsoft.com/en-US/store (like this one) in Chrome or any other browser, the "Store" app opens. Has anyone figured out a way to disable this ...
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Slow response time windows 10 lenovo [on hold]

I purchased a lenovo edge two weeks ago and upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10. Most of the time my computer is great and I can switch, open, and interact from program to program very fast. ...
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Windows 10 touchpad Release Drag after Finger Lift

I have a Samsung Laptop with ELAN touchpad. The only features I like from a touchpad are.. Tap to Click. Double Tap to Right Click. Two Finger Scrolling. Drag Windows. But Release immediately ...
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Cloning system nightmare with windows 8.1

I am running windows 8.1 that was initially a windows 8 OEM from a asus Q501L laptop. I first used macrium reflect and then acronis true image to fully clone my current hard drive onto an SSD. Both ...
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Make multiboot ISO with EFI support in windows

I currently have 3 ISOs. Windows 8.1 64-bit EFI ISO Debian 8 Network Install 64-bit Ubuntu 15.05 64-bit I would like to make it into a mutiple-distro linux install ISO. It needs to support EFI, ...
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Can a windows computer turn itself on/off automatically although it was switched off

A colleague claims that his private computer with Windows 8 at home has synched bookmark information with his windows phone and downloaded Windows updates during his holiday although it was switched ...
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Virtual hosts breaking Apache

Running XAMP on Win 8 64. New machine. Have been running XAMPP for a few weeks with work in sub directories hanging off htdocs without any real problems. Downloaded a currently operational website ...
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Record task manager history while on lock screen

It appears as though the history in the task manager doesn't get recorded while the computer is on the lock screen. I have a PC I'm using as a server and I would like to see the last 4 minutes of ...
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Windows internet speed test

I am trying to check the internet speed from my windows 8 laptop over a period of say 24 hours. So I would like to repeatedly run a command to test the speed. Various websites (e.g. ...
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Only one entry in Boot Device Priority menu

Some background info I've been using this laptop (Samsung Ativbook2) since late 2013 and it came with Win8. When the laptop first came in, you could see bootable devices in advanced startup menu ...
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My new extra bass bluetooth headphones are making odd noises

I recently got a new set of bluetooth headphones and they work fine with all my devices except my PC. I have a bluetooth chip I got for my PC but thats not the problem because the headphones are ...
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Windows desktop mic loud on skype but quiet on gotomeeting

I have a low-end CA desktop PC mic that sounds loud and clear (to the people on the other end) on Skype, but very quiet to the others on GoToMeeting. I have gone into Control Panel mic settings and ...
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HP Envy dv6 7206tx Boot loop after Factory reset

Yesterday I used my recovery disk to factory reset my laptop. The installation process was successful. After all files and hp softwares are installed into laptop it restarts. From that point it stuck ...
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How do I setup a Polycom phone to use internet connection sharing in Windows 8?

I have a CISCO IP Phone 303 and Windows 8 as OS and I have a Wifi Internet connection. My challenge is I am unable to connect the phone to the Network, as it says Unidentified Network in the ...
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Issue with python path after installing Vagrant

I just recently installed Vagrant using this guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/deepdream/comments/3c2s0v/newbie_guide_for_windows/ I noticed that after that when using git bash, I was unable to use ...
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files cannot be uploaded or downloaded in One Drive

I know this is a known issue and wondering if anyone has a fix. I am trying to use one drive as my primary back up option. As a developer, I have long file paths and names. This is causing one drive ...
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Upgrading non genuine windows 8 [closed]

So apparently I got a custom PC in a third world country, all they had was a pirated Windows 8.1, so I took it not knowing the consequences. Is there a way to upgrade a nongenuine (pirated) windows 8 ...
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Black screen no log on after install windows 10 on alienware computer

My son has an Alienware computer w/Windows 8, which is only 6 months old. He installed Windows 10 last week and a black screen appeared that contained a cursor, but no login text boxes. We have ...
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Why Windows 8 does not update disk space after I move 1 Gb to sd card

I bought a 16Gb tablet. I moved OfficeOEM from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft to a sd card. Still disk space stays the same for C whereas size should have increased by 1 Gb. When I look at disk size it's ...
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AIO Windows OS Installer

I repair laptops and PC and most of the time I need to repair/reinstall Windows. I prefer USB install as it is way faster then Optical Disk Method. But the thing is, you need to make a USB every time ...
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Disable or Uninstall the Metro subsystem

In the old days of Windows, we could disable and uninstall unused subsystems in Windows, like Posix on Windows. See, for example, KB 101270, Disabling the POSIX Subsystem. I'm using Windows 8 and ...
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Windows 8.1 system restore from win8 DVD issue

Right now my windows 8.1 installation boots into BSOD with error "CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED" probably after a failed windows update When running system restore from the window 8 DVD , the restoration ...
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Will Windows 8 OEM be accepted by Windows 10?

I have an Dell Inspiron that came with Windows 8 preinstalled and I have my Windows 8 OEM key stored in the BIOS not on the hard drive. I upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 recently but I want to do a ...
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Can be Windows 8 drive with UEFI boot cloned trivially?

Due to lack of disk space, I need to replace bootable 128 GB SSD drive with 256 GB unit. Is it as simple as creating disk image of drive and restoring it on another drive or should I expect any ...
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windows failed to open c:/ drive

i refreshed my windows 8,but soon as it started it didn't show any system apps/task manager.and when i try to access c:/ with file explorer ,it says"access denied" however i can access files inside ...
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windows 8 change my language in different apps [duplicate]

I am starter in windows 8. I add two language , US and another. US is my primary and default language but when I using a app by my local language windows save local language for another application. I ...
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VLC - Windows 8 / 10 Store Version - How to disable subtitles by default

I'm using the VLC app that is the Windows Store Version. How do I go about disabling Subtitles on playback by default while still allowing the options during playback to select Subtitles?
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What is alt-tab'ing or Windows key for me

I have a problem and I am unsure how to solve it. Something on my computer is triggering the Windows key each hour at exactly H:53 minutes. So at 8:53, 9:53, 10:53, etc. something press the windows ...
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Is the Windows 10 upgrade still available after restoring to the factory restore point?

I have a Dell Alienware 13 laptop that's been having some issues after the Windows 10 upgrade. After attempting to solve this issue in many ways, I've decided to restore to my laptop's factory state, ...
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Is there a way to make a constantly updating symbolic link between Windows and Mac?

So, my problem is slightly unique. I'm one of the people who still like playing Minecraft, and I like to use both my MacBook and Windows Laptop to play. Nowadays, I have to keep using an USB to ...
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Require UAC password different from the user password

Is there is a way to make UAC prompt for a password that is not the password of any of the users on the PC? Is there a way to set a UAC password so that not even any of the administrators could ...
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scroll bar stuck at bottom of screen

This problem has been occurring since yesterday. My laptop in on dual boot-Windows 8/Ubuntu. As soon as a webpage is opened or some folder is accessed, the scroll bar shoots to the bottom of the page ...
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My Built In Webcam Is Too Zoomed In On My Windows 8 Acer Laptop. How Do I Zoom It Out?

I wanna find a way to zoom it out, it works OK, but on streaming websites like Omegle, iMeetzU, and Skype, it's too zoomed in! Is there ANY way to fix this?
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MySQL 5.6 on Windows fails on Security Settings

I'm installing MySQL 5.6 on Windows 8. I'm doing a completely generic install--I accept all defaults. Yet I get this error: Beginning configuration step: Applying security settings Attempting to ...