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Need to undo my User Directory shortcut to a Second Drive

Back when Windows 8 came out I added a second SSD Drive to my Laptop. Problem was that there was no way to use the second drive as my data drive. So I found a way to do this on the internet and now ...
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade - What happens to Windows 7/8? [duplicate]

Microsoft is giving Windows 10 away for free to Windows 7/8/8.1 users. If one reserves Windows 10 with the new notification in the tray area, what will happen to their Windows 7/8/8.1 license? Are ...
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Windows 8, USB Ports Malfunctioning

Today I started getting the "The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it" message. People have reported this happening to pen drives when first ...
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Chrome Slider consistently low in volume mixer

I'm running Windows 8.1 and have been for almost two years. I know this problem has happened in at least the past 6 months, although I'm not sure how consistently. The sound mixer sets Chrome really ...
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MacBook White 2010 Unibody - Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10 on BootCamp?

I have Windows 8.1 installed (not by upgrading from 8) on my MacBook White Unibody 2010 via BootCamp. Before, I had Windows 7 installed and searching through the internet tells me that if I upgrade ...
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LTO Tape Backups for Windows 8.1 Home User. Which software will work best? [on hold]

I recently purchased a used internal Quantum LTO4 HH Drive for doing some personal backups. I managed to get an LSI 9212-4i SAS Adapter to work properly with the drive an everything looks good. I ...
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How to back-up an external drive using Windows File History

Windows File History only back-up Library Folders, I have an external drive I also want to back-up its got about 1Tb of data so it would be useful to back-up changes as they happen as well as my ...
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windows 8 windows login changed to hotmail login [duplicate]

To install some apps from the app store in windows 8 you had to login with a windows login.. Now the login to windows is changed to the login of my hotmail account?! What the ....... !%"&! How ...
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Windows 8: Ethernet traffic blocks mouse

Strangest thing ever... Basically what happens is if I have a lot of ethernet traffic, my mouse doesn't work properly anymore. It 'feels' like the mouse signal gets 'blocked' out by network traffic. ...
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Remove “has stopped working” message windows 8

I want to be able to remove the "has stopped working" message that comes up when a program crashes because I am trying to write a script that automatically opens the program back up if it does crash. ...
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Windows 8 extended monitor mouse click

I have windows 8 HP ElliteBook 840 laptop and Dell monitor ST2220T(Analog). When I click on any application of extended monitor then no action happens or mouse pointer moves somewhere else. Sometimes ...
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Trying to create a Big Endian environment using solaris 10 SPARC VM in Windows8 Host

I need a Big Endian system for testing. I am planning to create a Solaris Virtual Machine by installing Oracle Solaris 10 ...
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Restore MBR on a Toshiba Satellite Click Mini laptop with Windows 8 after uninstalling Debian 8 using EasyBCD

The Toshiba Satellite Click Mini is a special computer, it doesn't have any CD/DVD drive and the BIOS is special and very limited, it looks like this: When I select "Enter Setup" I have a menu like ...
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BSOD's when gaming. Freshly built PC, windows 8.1

Here are text files of the analysis I got from the Windows debugger: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/m2cxget7qsop6/Dump_text I just built a pc and I get a lot of different BSOD's when starting up ...
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Windows 10 and OEM activation 3.0 (key in BIOS) for Windows 8

Windows 10 is meant to be free of charge for Windows 8 owners in the first year. I have a computer that runs no Windows at all (it runs only Linux). This computer, however, has a Windows 8 key stored ...
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Asus Taichi21 Windows 8 Backlit Keyboard Not working

I bought an Asus Taichi21 notebook PC, did a factory reset and updated a few drivers. I notice the backlit keys are not lighting up before and after I updated drivers. Buttons: Fn+F3 - Light goes ...
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My mouse is inverted

I bought a new wireless mouse today and was working fine until around an hour a go. I was in the middle of playing a game put down the mouse to look at my phone and when I picked it back up the ...
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How to make hidden partitions accessible in windows 8?

I've read a similar question here, but that solution doesn't work for me... The current partitions on my laptop (2nd hand ASUS Vivobook) look like this: As you can tell I have a 500G HDD and 24G ...
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Alt and AltGr key randomly stop working on Windows 8.1

Alt and AltGr usually work well but sometimes, for no reason they stop working. Restarting the computer doesn't work. I checked the keyboard language. I checked if I have one of these programs running ...
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windows 8 laptop makes whole network(router) lag

A windows 8.1 laptop(father's) is connected to our home network with Netgear dgn2200v2 router, before, the router was fine, however after he got it he is conencted with a lan cable and has wifi ...
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Program run with Task Scheduler doesn't work properly (create file)

I have a Ruby program compiled as an .exe. It checks a website for some data, and stores it in a text file before printing a success message and exiting. When I run the program by double-clicking, it ...
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activate windows 8.1 using windows 8 oem key [duplicate]

I have a dell laptop that came with windows 8 (OEM) I upgraded to 8.1 and yesterday I had to reinstall the windows so I created a windows 8.1 usb using an iso from the internet (windows 8.1 pro 64 ...
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My StoreJet 1TB Transcend does not show the files, why?

The problem is can't see any of my files at Transcend 1TB portable Hard Disk. Well, the drive is shown at My Computer and it showes that there are files but when i open it, i see an empty drive. Some ...
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Windows 8 Enterprise - Decrease time before screen locks

This seems like a question that I should've easily found the answer to by now, and while there are similar questions, I haven't found any exactly like what I am looking for. Similar questions I can ...
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Is there a way to force Windows to use Precision Touchpad drivers rather than Synaptics?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (9530) that has a Synaptics clickpad. I've tried tinkering with many settings and different Dell/Synaptics drivers, but there's always some aspects that don't work well (two ...
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Custom Right-click Context Menu verb / contextMenuHandler in Windows 8 Registry no longer works for AutoCAD .dwg file

I am currently having a problem when it comes to adding a right click context menu verb whenever the user right clicks on a ".dwg" file in Windows 8. I do not spend a lot of time in the registry and I ...
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Is it possible to run 2 different motherboards in parallel? [on hold]

I want to run a motherboard with a 64-bit CPU and another motherboard with a 32-bit CPU etc. etc. in parallel to form a kind of "Super PC" for my hard core games. Question 1 Is it possible in ...
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mintty problems with Windows 8.1 on-screen keyboard (tablet) and Alt-Gr keys

On a tablet running Windows 8.1 I installed Cygwin 2.0.0 64. Unfortunately I have issues using the on-screen (virtual) keyboard with Alt-Gr keys from within mintty. Example: In Germany to get to the ...
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trouble with Oracle Virtual Box and bios settings

I am trying to install Windows 10 preview in Oracle Virtual Box but like others I am having trouble with VT-x/AMD-V I have gone into bios and clicked on advance but nowhere can I find visualisation, I ...
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How to set default Sign-In options to PIN after remote desktop connection closed in WIN8

I create a PIN to login my windows account, And the default sign-in option is PIN when win8 startup But the sign-in option switch to Password when I connected this computer via Remote Desktop I ...
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Cloned disk isn't bootable

I have a Macbook Pro which has a Windows installation on one of the partitions. I bought a new desktop with a new SSD and wanted my Windows install from my Macbook on the new SSD. So I cloned the ...
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Google Chrome - doing very abnormal on boot to go to kiosk mode

I am launching Google chrome via regedit on system boot (Windows 8.1 64-bit). chrome.exe --kiosk <url> Google Chrome is latest version up-to date and windows operating system is also up-to ...
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My Dell M4800 windows 8 acts like i am clicking on another application when i am trying to use a current application. See description

First, I can't even click on anything on the start bar of the screen. The only way i can switch applications is by using alt tab. The second issue is when i do use alt tab into an application, My ...
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How do I reassign win x in windows 8 to open chrome?

and for that matter how do I reassign any win+ combo? (I am using a small software called winhotkey but it can only assign free letters with the win button - and Windows 8 has almost all the letters ...
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BIOS only allows UEFI No Legacy Option

Laptop: Lenova Yoga 2.11 I am running Windows 10 Build 10041. I have bought a new copy of Win 8.1, which I want to clean instal. However, my BIOS has no option to change from UEFI to Legacy so that I ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter prevent forced restart

Windows 8 has bent me over in the past and forced a Restart, surprisingly enough Windows Server is threatening the same thing. I cannot have it restart till the weekend, I see solutions to prevent ...
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Bought activated Windows 8 Enterprise, need to reinstall, no product key

I bought a lightly used Lenovo Helix off the bay which came with an activated copy of Windows 8 Enterprise (not 8.1). Per the description, the laptop was used by a company to test an application and ...
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File delete audit, Windows 8

I have a shared folder (folderA) and our users must copy some files everyday and after they finish working they have to delete files and when they delete files there must be a record.(for security ...
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Disabling the Win+C hotkey for the Charms Bar in Win 8 [duplicate]

I am trying to turn off the hotkey for the Charms Bar (Win+C) in Windows 8. Is there a registry entry to do this or some other way? I want to be able to use that hotkey for something else. Any ideas? ...
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Windows 8 Desktop won't start up

My Windows 8 PC won't start up. When I power it on, I see the Acer splash screen, but then I get an error screen with a code 0xc000021a and then it reboots and tries to repair disk files, but fails ...
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Windows 8 instant shutdown on powerup [closed]

My Windows 8 Acer Aspire V3 771G laptop is immediately displaying "Shutting Down" on the screen on power-up. It just sits there with the spinning circles. Any suggestions, or is it shop time?
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Is it possible to save selected data “columns” in Windows folders?

Currently when I open a folder in windows it uses some default columns of data. I can modify this but it never seems to "stick". How can I make these alternate data columns permanent, or better yet ...
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I cannot connect to more than one internet connection in my windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have windows 8.1 installed on my PC. I have 3 wired broadband connections, but I cannot connect to two or more connections at a time. For example I want to use all three connections jointly to ...
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Restore files after locker 4.30 virus on my computer [on hold]

Recently "Locker 4.30" attack my computer and encrypt my important files. How can i restore my files back? Thanks!
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How do I display a message on login for Windows 8/8.1?

I've configured the following settings in my local security policy: Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on ...
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How to download encrypted HLS videos on any sites [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and win8 as dual boot. I generally use Ubuntu. I wanna learn how to use hls-fetch or any hls downloader on Ubuntu. And all video is downloadable via IDM on Windows. But I have ...
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How to reset lost or forgotten Windows password in efficient way [duplicate]

Lost my Windows password, don't know how to reset it. Have heard some professional tools about Windows password reset, such as Windows password key. Give me some useful advices, please.
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Why are all of my *.exe and *.ink files blank?

I installed the Stardock Object Desktop Suite last week. It includes programs like Start8, WindowBlinds, WindowFX, Launch8, Fences, etc. I never had a problem with it in the past. But I uninstalled ...
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Running CMD as Admin on a Standard User on Windows 8.1

The fact that I can't find a solution on the internet has been bugging me so I've decided to resort to human sources :). The limitations I have right now are the fact that I can't run new programs or ...
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Auto power on UEFI tablet (Linx 7)

may not be the correct place to post this. www.linx-tablets.com/linx-7.html I need to get my Linx 7 tablet to auto power on when power is applied (when not in connected standby)?. I've asked the ...