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

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Unable to install iis manager on windows 8.1

I get an error while trying to install IIS manager from "Turn on off windows features" on a windows 8 machine. Just before trying to install this I installed Visual Studio 2013 community online and ...
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How can I stream my android phone screen to my laptop computer? [migrated]

I am mostly trying to solve a low resolution problem when watching Google Play movies as on my Windows 8.1 PC many of them are not available in HD quality. As Android phones have access to higher ...
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Desktop background slideshow - taking more control

I recently set the desktop background on a two-monitor Windows 8 machine to point at a folder full of pictures. These are not photos but are sourced from a variety of places so their sizes and aspect ...
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Dual boot Win 8 how to upgrade Mate 14 to Cinnamon 17

I currently have a Dual Boot Windows 8.1 with Mint Mate 14, on a generic machine. I want to upgrade to Cinnamon 17.1, keeping the dual boot. I am somewhat of a newbie and need very specific ...
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How to create second color calibration profile in Windows 8 and switch between the two?

Windows 8 offers Display Color Calibration wizard. (Control Panel > Display > Calibrate Color.) It is great for basic use. Its only downside is that it always changes current color profile, giving no ...
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After formatting External Harddrive, Why do hidden OS folders $RECYCLE.BIN, System Volume Information get created

My antivirus ESET Nod 32 was flagging up a virus found in my C:/$Recycle.bin folder, after reinstalling fresh OS I decided to store some things on an external Harddrive and dumped to another PC. My ...
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How can I stop Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center from randomly popping up?

I own a cheapo Microsoft keyboard (the Comfort Curve 2000) and wireless mouse (the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000) that I use with my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 8. They can be configured ...
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Windows: Cannot associate executable with file extension

I know this is a very basic question, but I couldn't find the answer. When I right click on a file with extension .abc and click on Properties and then Change..., then even when I click on Browse... ...
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forgot to set a password on my dell windows8 and now i can't use my laptop

I was trying to fix my laptop and I was deleting all sorts of stuff in my DELL windows-8 laptop and I forgot to set a new password on my laptop. Now when I turn my laptop on, it asks for a password ...
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Windows 8 - 2 finger scroll accelerate delay

I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet + keyboard two weeks ago and now I've got a new Dell laptop and both seem to suffer the same 2 finger scroll delay issue. I can't entirely blame Windows 8 ...
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Why can't I install any OS on samsung

I have laptop call it SAMSUNG OS: WINDOWS 8.1 UNILINGUE 6 BITS (6.3 VERSION 9600) Model: 300E5E/300E4E/300E5V/300E4V BIOS: P02RBE i'm trying to install any OS on it but no luck even i use usb ...
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Add item to “New” context menu in Windows 8 for only one user without admin rights

I am trying to edit the registry on my windows 8 computer so that I can create a batch(.bat) file from the "new" menu. The only problem is I don't have admin rights. So I was doing some research and ...
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Disable all downloads in Windows 8?

So I gave my son a laptop and so far I continuously have to factory reset after he downloads some virus and/or malware. He's obsessed with Minecraft and mods and that community seems to be a cesspool ...
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Windows 8 screen went black [on hold]

My laptop screen went black after trying to download a mod for a game of mine. Other user profiles still work like my moms but anytime i click on my account the screen is black and all i can see is ...
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Cannot boot onto any OS after deleting Linux partition on UEFI system

Today, I decided to delete Ubuntu 14.10 from my computer. Everything was OK, I had created the USB recovery drive of Windows 8.1. After formating the Linux, I restarted. Sadly, I forgot to delete the ...
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Is there a way to paste multiple things on windows 8?

I was doing some work when I realized that it will be a lot easier if I can copy and paste multiple items from the clipboard. For example, if I had this in my clipboard: Oldest item 3 item 2 item ...
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Software to make patch installer [on hold]

I'm looking for a program for windows (if possibly freeware) that let me create installers simple installers. The thing is that I'm looking that the installer automatically find a file in the hard ...
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cpu idle state - power plan windows - high pitched noise

I have a Dell XPS 15 9530. One famous problem is the "coil whine" or "high pitched noise" issue. The noise only occurs when (a) the cpu is in IDLE, (b) battery is fully charged. This suggests that ...
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Administrator permissions in Windows 8

I want to access everything in my windows 8 pc but in some files in system32 I don't have the permission to make any changes to it and I am unable to give the permission though i am the only ...
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Stop new windows opening in top left corner?

Is there a registry setting etc for the default window startup location? I'm not talking about individual programs which can save such a setting, but the global default. Windows often opens windows in ...
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Computer wont start (even to bios)

My laptop (Lenovo G580) just wont start. I can't enter even to BIOS. With power supply everything is OK. I tried to boot w\out battery. Nothing changes. RAM: 4GB. laptop is Not overclocked. I also ...
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Xbox controller isn't working on my Windows 8 PC

I plugged my Xbox controller into my Windows 8 laptop and I don't know how to work the controller on my PC.
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How to change 'default resolution' of Windows 8 computer (without monitor, connected over VNC)?

I'm trying to connect to a bunch of servers (all running Windows 8) remotely using VNC. I only have one spare monitor to share between several servers, and when I start one up without the monitor ...
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Is there a way to highlight the full file name, WITH extension, when renaming a file in Windows 8.1?

I think this feature was introduced with Vista: in the Explorer, when you shift to file renaming, the entire filename is selected by default, except the extension. This is surely a friendly feature to ...
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Window 8 PC with two hard drive [duplicate]

I want to moved window 8 and everything else from one drive C: to the second drive e: what is the best way to do this? drive C: will be going to the dash bin.
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PC with Windows 8.1 boots from any key pressed

so I recently acquired and installed Windows 8.1 on my PC and yesterday I noticed that, while my PC is supposedly turned off, I can turn it on by pressing any key on the keyboard. I assume this is ...
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Windows 8.1: Ad-hoc wifi network manager

Connecting to ad-hoc wifi networks has become fairly inconvenient in Windows 8.1. It requires executing several shell commands and copy/paste of strings... (See here.) Does anybody know a nice tool ...
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Windows 8.1 wont validate my product key

Windows 8.1 wont validate my product key - It worked up until today and now says I need to activate Windows and wont recognise my product key
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Will I be able to reinstall my copy of Windows 8.1 acquired through DreamSpark on another drive?

I've acquired and installed a copy of Windows 8.1 through DreamSpark on my HDD, but I'm planning on getting and SSD in the near future, will I be able to use the same Windows 8.1 copy to install on ...
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Windows 8.1: file content searching, indexed location, unkown/no file type

I have (text) files without extension located in an indexed location. Is it possible using Windows 8.1 to search in their content? Problems: 1. They have no extension, so I cannot specify their ...
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My laptop CD-DVD disc drive(reader) not displayed in “My Computer” and does not open when try to open

I have used my DELL 3521 laptop running on Windows 8 Professional for 1 year now. But it stopped showing CD-DVD reader in My Computer (on pressing WINDOWS+E). It is not working. I don't know what ...
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How to create a Windows 8 Live Tile based on an RSS feed? [duplicate]

How can I create a Windows 8 Live Tile via an RSS feed? It seems that there are some by default, such as msn.com, that come with a new install of Windows. How can I create a live tile of my own with ...
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Java Setup throws NullPointerException in Windows 8.1?

I need to install Java on a Windows 8.1 virtual machine. This is done by using Hyper-V to access the computer and then using Explorer to download both the Java x64 and i586. When the setup is almost ...
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Can't get third monitor to work

I am running Windows 8.1 (64x bit) with all the latest updates. I have three monitors connected to my PC at work. The connections used are HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort. The DisplayPort connection is not ...
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Rotate Windows 8 screen running on VirtualBox

I'm running VirtualBox with Win8 and running that on a MacBook. I want to rotate my screen in windows sideways (Ctrl+Alt+Left) however I'm having difficulties since the driver does not support it is ...
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Windows 8: Ping Result : General Failure after disconnect from vpn

In Windows 8 When i connecte to the vpn and then disconnect from it, i get general failure. PING: transmit failed. General failure. the routing table are: Network Destination Netmask ...
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Chocolatey Uninstall NodeJS Windows 8

Ok, so I installed NodeJS by using cinst nodejs Which installs NodeJS into the Chocolatey bin directory with a dependency on NPM. I then realised that I wanted to install NodeJS.Install instead ...
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One note 2013 trying to record a lecture [duplicate]

Microphone isn't working idk if I need an external microphone or change a particular setting but I have a Samsung laptop with windows 8 and office 365 with one note 2013 please help have class in a ...
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How to sort processes by time started?

In task manager (or using alternative software if not an option), how do you sort processes by time started? If for example, you were concerned that you may have installed a virus, you might want to ...
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is the a way to automatically login to Windows 8, but keep the screen locked

I know I can get Windows 8 to reboot and login me in automatically. But is there a way to login me in, and then lock the screen immediately?
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Save Windows 8 recovery SD-card as image

I have a windows tablet from Asus (the Vivotab 8 Note) and I got a microSD card with the tablet, that contains a install.wim to reinstall Windows in case of errors. I want to use this card normally so ...
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Computer will turn on but won't load under certain conditions (Windows 8)

When I turn on my computer, it will occasionally get stuck and even though the power button's light is unblinking, the monitor still stays off and I cannot log into my PC. There are also no sounds ...
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samsung laptop with windows 8 isnt recording lectures using one note 2013 [on hold]

im trying to record my lectures i have a samsung laptop probably 3 years old i have recently installed windows 8 and also installed office 365 when trying to record the lecture in one note 2013 i cant ...
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Why is Internet Explorer used without my intervention?

I don't use Internet Explorer. Yet, since I installed ccleaner, I noticed that some Internet Explorer cookies are set (I noticed that when I ccleaner informed me that some temporary files could be ...
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Cannot run VirtualBox after crash, acceleration not available

I know that has a lot of topic like this, I've tried them a lot as well but my problem is not solved. My laptop has Core i3 and I used to use VBox just a few days before. When RAM got up to 99% my ...
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How to add Active Directory module in PowerShell in Windows 8?

I use Windows 8.1 and I try use Import-Module ActiveDirectory, but I get the following error: PS C:\Windows\system32> Import-Module ActiveDirectory Import-Module : No se cargó el módulo ...
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windows 8 boot error

Hi I am using Sony Vaio laptop with windows 8 OS, when I power on my laptop blue screen appears and it says your PC needs to be repaired, a required device not connected or cannot be accessed Error ...
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Win8 Backup: Initial back via USB, then switch to network backup

I have a USB-connected HDD to a router (Linksys E4200) and it takes forever to do a full backup over Wi-Fi (2 weeks and still going). It would help to connect the HDD directly to the computer via ...
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Internet Connection Sharing with Wireless Hosted Network (WHN) is not providing a DNS server for WHN clients

On Windows 8, I'm using a wireless hosted network with ICS. I have one interface connected to internet, and my WiFi interface as a wireless access point. The interface that is connected to internet is ...
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windows 8 AdHoc doesn't work well

I created the adhoc through cmd. I have a galaxy note 2 and I connect my phone to the adhoc but after a while the internet doesn't work, it could be after 5, 10 or 30 minutes. The phone stays ...