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

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Missing MySQL Database after Windows Upgrade

First of all, please bear with me as I am quite new to HeidiSQL, MySQL, and the concept of relational databases as a whole. I recently started using HeidiSQL in order to create tables for import into ...
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Windows 8 constantly reverting changes (flash uninstalled)

so i uninstalled flash when i restored my machine. i also uninstalled IE from the system list. now in my windows update there is an update for flash, and i believe the OS is trying to install it on ...
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winload.efi error code 0xc000000f

I just ran into a really strange problem with my new Surface Pro 3. Everytime I install the [september driver pack from Microsoft the device won't boot anymore (screenshot). The windows 8.1 is a vhd ...
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I have trouble viewing icons

In XP I used to be able to view jpgs and tiffs in tile view, and it wd show a mini version of the image. NOw in Win8 even tile view just shows the icon...even in the preview pane. Any advice how to ...
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Error 0x0000005D installing Windows 8 on Virtual Box

I'm trying to install Window 8 on a VirtualBox but when it starts I get an error message: You have to restart your PC Along with the errorcode 0x0000005D. After searching on the internet I ...
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How do I change folder view in Windows Explorer to include 'faint lines'

Some genius at Windows decided to get rid of the 'faint lines' or whatever they are called in Windows Explorer. The 'faint lines' were these lines that connected a tree node with its leaves, and has ...
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Inheritable permissions checkbox doesn't show up in windows 8 GUI

The system language is Chinese but the problem is just as simple as that, no checkbox. How can I change permissions for the subfolders and the all the conteined files? I tried C:>icacls ...
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How to get full screen programs to recognize my actual screen size?

I recently bought a razor blade 14. The computer is fine but for some reason full screen programs always over estimate the size so when ever a get a new game from steam the application always starts ...
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Why is Windows 8 waking up my computer unexpectedly?

I decided to finally install Windows 8 on one of my desktop computers. It's Windows 8.1 Pro from the get-go, and I got the Update 1 through Windows Update. It works fine. But my main concern right now ...
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Remove a custom folder containing a Windows folder tree

I have a folder sitting in my C: drive in Win8 that I can't delete using rd from an elevated prompt as it says I don't have the rights to do so (it is a folder which contains the folder structure of a ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Windows 8?

I have an MSI GX60-1AC which came preinstalled with Windows 8. My current setup looks like this. If I was to install Windows 7 over C: as a clean install, would I still be able to use the ...
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Cannot Install Updates Windows 8.1 Error 80070490

When I attempt to install updates I recieve the error code 80070490. I ran the command SFC /SCANNOW, which returned "Found corrupt files, but was unable to fix some of them.." I also ran Dism /Online ...
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How to type en-dash and em-dash in Windows 7/8?

I write blog posts, and I often need to type en-dash (–) and sometimes em-dash (—) in my blog posts. Currently I keep these characters saved in a text file, and copy-paste them whenever I need them. ...
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Game disc (age of empires ) reads on one laptop but not another

One of my older laptops that is has windows vista can read the age of empires III install disc. But when i try to open it in my new laptop which has windows 8 it doesn't work. The disc doesn't even ...
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Copy only OS which isn't partitioned to SSD

I am using Paragon Hard Disk Managment to move Windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD. The SSD is smaller (120gb) and the HDD is bigger. Both is installed and running on computer. The problem is that windows ...
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How can I check my SSD lifespan?

How can I check the lifespan of my SSD? Is there a built-in feature on Windows 8? If not, what could I do to check it?
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Multiple versions and setting locations of cmd.exe?

I noticed something unexpected with my command prompts on Windows 8.1 (and Windows 7). I was hoping someone could clarify this. I installed cmd-colors-solarized on my machine so my command prompt ...
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Different computers with Windows 8 with the same account

I've got several systems set up with Windows 8 in my home. 1 is my desktop with a triple screen setup and I like having the taskbar vertically on the left edge of the left monitor. Also, I like having ...
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Make a partition with only Windows 8.1 in it. Already installed. And move it to SSD

I just bought a SSD and would like to migrate the OS from HDD to SSD. I tried easeUS Partition Manager but it says that the disk (120gb) isn't big enough. I think the problem is that I don't have a ...
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Windows Update after moving “Users” to different disk on Windows 8 (Not using Registry)

I would like to ask about something. I just got a new desktop PC with a 240 GB SSD, and a 1 TB HDD so I had to move the Users folder to the HDD. I used the way written here: ...
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Hp: unable to boot from DVD

I have hp 2000 that comes preinstalled with windows 8, I'm trying to install windows 7 instead. Windows 7 is working, I tried it on hp pavillion. I changed the boot order, I enabled legacy boot and ...
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Is it possible to use Wubi in installing Ubuntu in a legacy BIOS Windows 8?

I have a question for you. I have Windows 8 that have a legacy BIOS. And I want to dual booth my laptop with Ubuntu as my 2nd OS. In my first attempt to do that. My OS can't boot any of my OS. So I ...
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Is it possible to replace the Surface RT NVIDIA 1.4 GHz Tegra 3 Processor with an Intel i5 or i7?

Tear down difficulty aside, is it possible to simply remove the NVIDIA 1.4 GHz Tegra 3 Processor in a Surface RT and replace it with an Intel i5 or i7? I admit I am not much of a hardware guy ...
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Windows 8 Keyboard Repeat Rate Resetting on Wakeup

I have just gotten a new PC and I am very happy with it! However, whenever I open the computer from sleep, the keyboard repeat rate has reverted to the default. The default for windows 8 is hellishly ...
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How to replace the 'cmd' alias in windows?

win + r -> cmd -> enter How to replace the alias of cmd? I want to run cmder instead of default cmd.exe
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Booting Windows 8 on an older Mac. Making a Parallels partition bootable

After having tried everything simple, I've arrived at the following scenario: A blank SSD (internal) to work on. An externally running Mac OS installation to do all the work from (and later clone ...
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Computer won't boot to a windows 8 iso usb

I have a problem I installed ubuntu without making a partition, so I deleted windows from my computer.I want to go back to W8, but after making a boot usb I plugged it on my netbook and the boot ...
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What does “Quick Launch” and “Start Menu” shortcut in installation wizards translate to in Windows 8.x?

Most installation wizards for Windows programs have the options for defining installation path, file type associations, and creating shortcuts. Shortcuts can be created on the desktop, on the start ...
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How to use an old password in Windows 8.1 - none pro/enterprice version, not part of a domain

Is there a way to use an old Windows password in Windows 8.1 (Not Pro or Enterprise versions)? I've tried to locate the secpol.msc but it's not available in the normal version of 8.1. The computer ...
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Windows update failing with error 80244007 “could not search for new updates”

Windows 8.1 suddenly reported from the notification area that it hasn't been able to run updates for over a while now. The metro-style update app doesn't tell me much about why the updates are ...
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Lenovo Boot Failed

I am Using Lenovo G405s and running Windows 8 on my laptop and whenever I turn on the laptop this error pops up - SATA HDD : WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1 boot failed SATA ODD : MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB ...
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Edges of display are crisp but middle is blurry.

I've been using my tv as a monitor for some time. As a display it was working well could watch netflix and play most games. Some would not start and say invalid format but I'm not worried about that ...
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Two mouse pointers with one mouse Win7/8

Hi guys i am doing some tests and i would like to have 2 mouse pointers on the screen and just one mouse. My aim is to just click on one location and the other pointer will also click at the same ...
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Batch Print multiples PDF on Windows 8

Im using Windows 8.1 and have multiple PDF files that i want to print. At the moment the only way i know to print those PDF files is by opening the file with the default Windows 8 PDF reader and then ...
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How do I disable Windows 8 scanner profiles from controlling my scanner?

I have an HP scanner that allows scanning options to be selected on the scanner. Windows 8 is taking control of that function and not allowing me to use my HP software to customize the scan menu on my ...
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Which USB dongles are natively supported in Windows 8? [on hold]

I need to buy a USB data card (dongle) that is natively supported in Windows 8. That is, the signal level is shown just like Wifi signal. I am not getting any info online regarding which dongles ...
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Computer doesnt show external hard drive, only it's system restored partion [on hold]

In the beginning my computer didn't show any part of that hard drive, but I got to see some of by going to diskpart and named only part of hard drive I could find unnamed to a disk name. And that ...
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Running the immersive version of IE11 in Win 8.x from Command line? [duplicate]

My wife had some nasty malware on here computer a month ago that I was able to clean up with malwarebytes. While it was infected, if I clicked on the IE shortcut on the start screen it would ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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Copying a file from Debian to Windows 8 using Samba is really slow

I've been running a simple Debian Wheezy server (CubieTruck 3) for a while now and since a couple of days the transfer speeds between my desktop (Windows 8) and the server are really slow (50kb/s - ...
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Dual monitors: Fullscreen doesnt go to current monitor?

I'm on Windows 8. I have a dual monitor set up with a NVIDIA GTX 750ti. When I try to run anything in full-screen mode, it doesn't open the full-screen mode. In current monitor when I clicked ...
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Windows 8(.1) additional utilities

I'll be brief: I've formatted my computer and now I'm trying to install as little software as possible. I was wondering if CCleaner and Defraggler are really necessary? Is cleaning the registry ...
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Windows permissions syncronization

I borrowed an original Surface RT to try it out. I was granted administrative rights to the device with my Microsoft account (@outlook.com) and logged in. Many months later the owner of the Surface ...
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How do I take full control of read only status for any file or folder on a Windows 8 machine

I've just got a windows 8 machine and it seems to suffer from the same permissions bug as windows 7 whereby a folder is set to read only, seemingly arbitrarily, and it's impossible to unset. I've ...
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How do I regain control of my external hard drive in windows?

My computer came with a 1TB HDD. I took this out, and put in a new hard drive. Rather than wipe the external HDD, I moved everything that would have been C:\ to a folder (old_windows). I bought an ...
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Samsung 7 Chronos does not boot

I have a Samsung Notebook (NP700Z5C-S07DE) and it does not boot. Originally it came with Windows 8 and yesterday I updated it to 8.1 (via store) and it did not boot, it's only showing the Samsung ...
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How can I keep Windows 8 from mounting flash drives as local disks?

New flash drives that are Windows 8 compatible will mount the devices as local disks when inserted. I need for them to be seen as "removable". My older USB sticks work fine but I need bigger sizes ...
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Reallocating a partition to another drive (Windows 8)

Unfortunately, due to Windows 8 being greedy with disk space, I have to undo a partition I made. Unfortunately, when I created the D: drive partition, it was placed after a recovery partition. Now I ...
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Lag in Windows 8 when playing audio

I ran LatencyMon and these as the following results... CONCLUSION: Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns ...
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Unified Write Filter in Windows Embedded 8

When using Enhanced Write Filter(EWF) in XPe, I was told to let some unallocated space in the hard disk in order to let the EWF store some info and work properly. Probably that's why: ...