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

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Installed Windows 8 and OpenSuse 13 - can't shutdown Windows

I created partitions with GParted. Firstly, installed Windows 8, and then OpenSuse 13.10. Boot from MBR was disabled, as well as boot from "/" partition. However, when I rebooted, GRUB showed up and I ...
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Windows 8.1 Grouped Taskbar Button Selection

I recently installed the Windows 8.1 update and it made a minor change to the way grouped taskbar buttons are navigated. When using the Windows+# shortcut to select a grouped item on the taskbar, it ...
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How to stop and start or restart background processes while restarting laptop

I am facing an issue on my laptop which is installed with windows 8.1 When ever i turn ON my Windows 8.1 laptop, I can instantly login with my password, as I would expect. However, if I use my PIN ...
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Batch file, script or shortcut to delete the most recent file in a specified folder

anyone know how to make a batch file or script or some other simple thing like a shortcut that calls some exe to do the following: I want to click on something (batch file, script or shortcut) that ...
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What is the correct way of dealing with Windows Socket Error 10054?

First, i'll describe my platform. I use Windows 8, no AV, default firewall disabled. I get internet through PPPoE connection with pre-set IP, DNS, subnetwork mask and primary gate. Also i use ...
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ASUS E8709: after installing CentOS7 with Windows 8, HDD boot option is missing

I bought a new ASUS E8709. It is shipped with Windows 8.1.  I wanted to install CentOS 7 along with it. What I did is as follows (as suggested by this video): left some unallocated drive space under ...
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Automated Task edit file

I need to automate a task (on windows) to run once a month to edit a file at a specific location. I thought of writing a script in powershell and somehow set it to run on the first of each month. The ...
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Windows 8 audio driver not installed automatically issue

I have a desktop. Once I had a problem with my sound card (Internal), so I replaced it with a new one. Then I installed ubuntu and the sound drivers installed automatically. Now I've just installed ...
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How can I solve the 100% disk usage issue in windows 8?

I just want to know how I can solve the disk usage issue that i encounter while using windows 8?
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Windows 8: “Listen to this device” under Stereo Mix has no effect

Alright, so background first: I want to put my speakers and headphones on separate devices, but I also want audio to play on both devices at the same time. I plan to do this by enabling Stereo Mix ...
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Hard Drive - Windows 8 Pro 100% Disk Usage Whenever Running Any Program

I have a AMD four core processor, a very old hard drive of very low capacity below 200GB and 2GB DDR3 RAM. I am facing a serious issue from the last 2 weeks. Before I had a old AMD processor which has ...
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Passing Windows Command via Citrix Receiver with Mac (for show windows side-by-side shortuct)

I have a Mac computer that I use to connect to a Windows 2012 server via Citrix Reciever 11.8. I would like to use the show windows side-by-side shortcut that is typically engaged by pressing the ...
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What means 'preload windows' in a laptop specifications?

A laptop specification says: Operating system: Win7Pro64 preload Win8Pro64 What exactlly means that the laptop comes with windows 7 and a preload Windows 8? Please clarify all the possible details ...
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Where is the Mail, Calendar and People app storing its data?

Windows says these apps are 16.4GB combined?! How? Why? Where are these apps located on your HD? I can pretty much say the same about my Windows folder, it keeps getting bigger for no apparent ...
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Chrome for Windows 8 Blocks Insecure Content with No Option to Allow

My company uses an idiotic security product that basically reissues certs for secure websites, which causes security warnings in the browser for any SSL-based URLs. Usually the browser will present ...
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Windows 2012 r2 shutdown randomly

I've been suffering a while from a problem on IBM server having windows 2012 R2 with RDS and Hyper V developers are using RDS to connect on this machine or on the Hyper V virtual servers the Visual ...
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Prevent - “java” is not recognized as an internal or extenal command

The "java is not recognized as an internal or extenal command." is a fairly common problem. Note that I am not looking for a solution to this. If someone came here for such a solution, it can be found ...
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my hard disk works very slow

I have a Seagate 500 GB Hard disk which was working fine for a year. The Hard disk is powered by USB cable. It had 120 GB memory of free space. Now when I connect my HD, my windows keeps loading it ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 on a 16GB SSD?

So I just got a small SSD to use. It's not big, but quite small - 16GB. However I think it'd speed things up in my old HP 8530W a LOT. But Windows 8 by default is way too big for that. Is there a ...
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(Windows 8) Change power button to log off

Ways to accomplish this. Perhaps using group policy, registry editor, windows settings, and etc. Since windows 7 configurations differ somewhat from windows 8, the settings that worked for windows 7 ...
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reinstalling windows without affecting other partition

Followup to http://superuser.com/a/814091/129716 Does he mean that the partition structure will survive the reset but all the data on D: and E: (to use the example there) will be deleted? Or does it ...
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Mount windows hibernated partition in R/W mode

i have a dual boot system with a NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17 and another NTFS partition (E:) which i would like to use for ...
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Cannot connect to Hyper-V Virtual Machine

I have a Windows XP Virtual Machine that is running perfectly (I can watch it bootup and the desktop appear in the Hyper-V Manager thumbail preview) but I cannot Connect to it. It just keeps timing ...
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How to convert a host Windows 8 into guest?

I have Windows 8 running as host along side Ubuntu on my laptop, I want to convert my Windows 8 installation into a virtual machine so that I can get rid of Windows as a host and just run it as a ...
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Is IE 11 the latest and available for Windows 8 Pro x64?

I'm running Windows 8 Pro, x64, fully patched. It has Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.17116 installed. I checked Windows update and there are no updates available. I had a popup spring from somewhere, ...
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Windows 8 rolling back updates upon login

My Windows 8 is having problems updating. After reboot, the first login results in the system rolling back the previous update. Here is the complete log: http://pastey.org/view/52c32b89 It is too big ...
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My computer constantly and sporadically crashes on windows 8

my computer keeps crashing, and displays the motherboard name with it's logo. It will make a grotesque version of the currently playing sound as a form of a repeated click, and then after around 5 ...
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Windows 8 Installation on VirtualBox Driver Issue

I am trying to install Windows 8 from an ISO on VirtualBox 4.2.13 (on Win 7). After I click install, It starts processing before showing a message that it can't find some drivers. What drivers could ...
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Cygwin cmd's open on every program launch

I am not sure if my installation is weird, but I installed Cygwin yesterday with some basic programs, along with X-server and XFCE4 so I could feel more at home in windows, and upon every ...
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After update, Windows 8.1 has an open cmd box when restarted and also a message, is it infected?

my Windows 8.1 HP laptop recently updated automatically and now when it is restarted a cmd line box is on the desktop, followed shortly by a message saying; "Windows cannot find c:\program ...
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How to revoke installation rights on an account on Windows 8.1?

A laptop has Windows 8.1 installed, with all the available updates. This laptop has two accounts: A and B. A (my account) has administrator rights. Is it possible to give B the same administrator ...
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Try to shut down, log out occurs?

On my windows 8.1 pc, I try and shut down, all that happens is I log out sometimes I am definately pressing shut down :P no other users are logged in (that's what I thought the error may be) Can ...
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How to enable mute button and wireless button LEDs on HP ZBook 15 laptop

I have an HP ZBook 15 laptop. When I first got it, it came with Windows 7 preinstalled. I reformatted the hard drive and installed Windows 8.1. There is a mute button and a wireless button on the ...
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Source of Windows 8.1 app handling gestures sometimes working, sometimes not

OK, my situation is this: Sometimes all app-handling (and overall windows handling) gestures work fine. This includes drag down to close app, drag it to second screen, opening app switching tool by ...
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For what purpose that window is on left side?

Why that window is on the left side of screen-shot?
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How to clear locally cached OneDrive online-only files

I recently needed to free up some space on my Dell Venue 8 Pro, running Windows 8.1, and realized that I had OneDrive set for all files to be available offline, meaning it was caching local copies of ...
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Disable window vertical stretch (and only that)

There's an annoying feature in windows 8 that when you resize a window and try to stretch the bottom of it to the bottom of the desktop, it automatically stretches the top to the top as well. Is ...
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Can I make the Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent?

Is there a way to make the standard Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent? I simply want to be able to type underneath the keyboard and still see what I'm typing, like on the picture ...
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VPN Setup On Windows 8.1

Long story short, I have the work old Cisco PCF file and have been asked to make it work with my new test Windows 8.1 work machine (without running any Cisco client), ie: using the internal Windows ...
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Can't open virtual machine in VMWare: “Binary translation is incompatible”

I'm in a Windows 8 x64 environment and I'm trying to open a virtual machine with VMWare to use with SAS but I get these error messages Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this ...
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Triple-Boot Windows 8.1 (main OS on drive), Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux (VHD) - NO CD/DVD/USB

TL;DR Possible to Multi-Boot a main Windows 8.1 installed on drive, Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux, preferably retaining the Windows 8.1 graphical Bootloader? I have Windows 8.1, installed Windows ...
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LMMS Not Starting Windows 8.1

I just downloaded LMMS (ver 1.0.3) and it won't start. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing and also installing an older version. When I start it all it shows is the splash screen and then ...
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Pin apps on multiple taskbars in multiple monitors

Unless there's a built-in functionality I don't know about or, there's an app out there that will allow me to pin multiple apps on multiple monitors, I'm stuck with apps being pinned on main monitor ...
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Windows to go boot from a wrong place on my home PC

I've installed a windows to go on my USB driver. It works well, but only doesn't work on my own home computer. The symptom is that it will boot from my hard drive(I've already set the BIOS to boot ...
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Do “child object” ACL changes through Explorer traverse junctions/symlinks?

Does the option to.. "Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" ..traverse through symbolic links and junctions? I'm trying to debug ...
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Does recovering from a different Windows disk affect your license?

My laptop came with pre-installed Windows 7 and I do not have a recovery DVD nor a Windows installation disk. On boot the laptop says that BCD is missing. To recover I'd normally need a Windows ...
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VSIXinstaller error: this application could not be started [on hold]

When I'm trying to install an extension for Visual Studio 2010 on Windows 8 I receive the following error: This application could not be started. How can I resolve this problem?
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Windows won't let me change the correct driver

When I plug in my phone to flash a new ROM onto it, I can't use adb and fastboot because windows thinks my phone is "removable storage." It doesn't list the Google phone driver anymore as an option, ...
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Unattended Windows 8.1 installation ISO

I want to make an unattended install of Windows 8.1 with the following features: It has to be actived It metro apps removed from the system Some freeware applications installed such as CCleaner ...
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Carry Windows user permissions from a previous installation

I reinstalled Windows. As a result, I have lost permissions for some files from my previous installation. I know how to take ownership or grant permissions. However, can I not tell Windows somehow ...