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

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Some executables refuse to download on Windows 8

I'm setting up a new Windows 8.1 computer. It refuses to download certain files -- they'll download the first few hundred KB, but then stall. This happens on IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Every ...
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USB keyboard switches off in game

Out side of games the keyboard works fine and does not turn off. When I enter a game for example "counter strike : GO" after a few minutes it turns off. I have tried re-installing the USB root hub. I ...
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Acronis Backup: what do i need to just backup current PC to cloud & restore it back

I want to prepare clean windows install (with some software for my work) & then backup it to the cloud (whole notebook image). Then, when necessary (when it is something broken, unwanted software ...
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How can I create a script to randomly play an audio file in a designated folder?

I'm attempting to use VoiceAttack to give a voice command to play a song. I'm looking to create a script to randomly play a .mp3 file from a specific folder. I'm on Windows 8.1 My scripting ...
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ESET Smart Security removal fails - proxy server remains

A year ago I received a one-year license for ESET Smart Security. Today it was over, and I decided to replace it with a free alternative. Everything went fine, but one thing. After uninstalling, the ...
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Blank start screen, failing to load outlook pst file. Cannot copy folders from C:\users\myuser

Something is massively broken with my user profile, and I'm struggling to find a fix!! When logged in as "myuser" my start screen is completely blank. Clicking the down arrow and it appears as if ...
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Active Directory Force Logoff After 8 Hours

We are a 24/7 company and we have an active directory network of approximately 80 workstations. Our employees do not seem to be logging off when they leave their shift and others are using their ...
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Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
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How to turn off notification about available updates in Modern-UI apps?

When I start any Windows 8.1 Modern-UI app, it may notify me that the app need update. Thus, to use it I have to update the app, but this is troublesome if I don't want to update the app (at that ...
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how to make th run as administrator to the previous account [on hold]

recently i wanted to make an accnt for my parents in the contrlpanel options.....when i made the account, there was some administrator accnt..i gave a pass word but nothing was comming there so i ...
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How can I be alerted to updates or changes on a specific website? [duplicate]

I need a method that can notify me when any updates are made on a given website address/webpage. I work in the Tender Department of a construction company. Our clients change the required submission ...
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How to use two computers with two monitors each as a single computer [on hold]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor connected via VGA, and a Windows 8 tablet with another monitor connected via HDMI. In total, there are 4 monitors. Two on my Windows 7 Laptop, the other ...
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Move folders from various locations to a specific folder — Win. 8

I just purchased an external hard drive and was thinking about moving my movie backups over to it. The problem with this is that I didn't really take the time to organize my movie backups to begin ...
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How much storage can windows 8.1 support?

How much internal storage can windows 8.1 support? I've been looking to upgrade to a 6TB hard-drive disk. more specifically: ...
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Enable Windows Search again in Windows 8

I have the same problem as this one: Re-enabling windows 7 search Except it's Windows 8 and there is no option for "Windows Search" in the list of features. I disabled it when I installed my ...
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Does msconfig's boot setting show for Windows Bootloader entries?

I noticed on msconfig a boot tab. Currently, it has just one entry--Windows 8.1. If I were to dual boot Ubuntu into the computer, and use Windows Bootloader as my bootloader instead of GRUB, using ...
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How to delete system files in Windows 7 and 8? [duplicate]

How i can delete system files so the system is no longer working after reboot ? thanks for answers.
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32bit OS, x64 based processor in Windows 8.1

I wanted to install a software and they ask me to choose the 32bit version or the 64bit version. My PC is 32bit OS, x64 based processor, Windows 8.1 and I have no clue what I should choose. I will ...
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Sharing proxied connection with ps3 via wifi

I'm trying to share my internet connection which is proxied with my ps3. I followed this tutorial and I was able to get the ps3 connected via Wi-Fi. I can browse the internet via the browser, but I ...
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Someone used my Windows 8.1 key before — where should I report?

Finally I decided to go legit and for my new PC bought a Windows 8.1 (not pro) box from a well-known local electronics chain store a few days ago. To my surprise and frustration, when I entered the ...
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Is there a way to remap, directly on indirectly, function keys on Lenovo Thinkpad laptops?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga that by default goes into function mode; this means that F1-F12 keys work as various utility keys instead of their proper function. This is the behaviour I like and I ...
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Windows 8 missing glyphs / icons

So recently I installed few fonts on my system inorder to design few banners in photoshop so I bulk installed them and when system prompted to replace the existing fonts, I replaced them. Now am not ...
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No audio through display port after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop (HP ProBook 6450b with Intel HD Graphics and an i3 processor) and decided to install Windows 8 on it, I used Windows 7 on my previous drive. I've run the ...
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How to fix msimg32.dll registration

I have read that many execution problems may be related to msimg32.dll and could be fixed registering the dll again with regsvr32 msimg32.dll If I try this on my pc get the error: The module ...
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Running (not installing - installed already) pip on windows

I have installed PIP successfully on Windows. However, the only instructions I see to run appear to be of the format $ pip install xxxx - which I take to be Linux command line I'm on Windows 8. I ...
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How to install New American Bible Application? [on hold]

I'm using Windows 8. When I try to install New American Bible,Windows pops-up a message, and doesn't allow me to run that application. I get this message error: "This app can't run on your PC. To find ...
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Delete files with too long paths [on hold]

I'm looking for a quick, easy and hopefully automated way to delete files and folders with too long paths / filenames. There are a lot of duplicate answers here on SU, for example: How to delete a ...
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NetFramework 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 what version includes?

I have downloaded the installer of Net Framework 4 dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64 48mb; Net Framework 4.5.1 NDP451-KB2872776-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe 136mb; Net Framework 4.5.2 ...
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Windows 8 missing data files after restart

I have a Windows 8 system. I hid a file which was taking 10-20 GB in my hard drive. After a restart, the hidden file was gone. Disk usage seems to have remained the same. I didn't delete or move the ...
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My computer fails to boot up the first time but boots up fine the second time

My computer has been acting strange during boot up. I've notice when I go to shutdown my computer and I come back to turn it back on it doesn't load for the first time and I had to turn it off and ...
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How to uninstall onedrive in my laptop

I recently purchased a Dell laptop running Windows 8. At the time of configuration of my latop I gave my outlook user details. Now the problem is that the preloaded one drive is logged-in with my ...
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Windows 8 or Nvidia issue: Part of screen fades out to gray

I have this very weird issue that occurs on my machine, and it's easy to reproduce: Method 1: Go to Youtube or another video site play a video the rest of the screen fades out to gray The video ...
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Can't access laptop BIOS when SSD is plugged in

I've been struggling with this for a couple hours now. I recently bought a new SSD to replace the HDD that came with my laptop (Lenovo S510p Touch). I wanted a fresh install so I connected the SSD to ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade blew out other OSes on GPT disks?

I was multibooting an EFI laptop. The laptop was using GPTs, and it had Windows 8.0, Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian on it. I updated the laptop to Windows 8.1 through the free App Store update because I ...
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Getting Photos Off of OneDrive

I had been saving my photos to OneDrive. Now that there are so many I want to save them back to my PC but it keeps putting them in OneDrive and says the PC Pictures in Library is no longer available. ...
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How to install program to all user accounts in Windows 8.1?

I have several accounts on my home PC. I want to install a program for all user accounts, not just the one I used to perform the installation. How do I go about doing this? I installed a program from ...
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Wired network icon, but wireless network

I'm connected to a wireless network, yet in the taskbar the icon is showing that I'm connected to a wired network. Why is that? There is no network cable connected to the laptop, and it says "Limited" ...
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Suggestions for use case pattern using truecrypt to encrypt user folders in windows 8.1

I have a new windows 8.1 notebook computer and I want to use truecrypt with it to make all of my data secure. My computer has 2 different drives. My first idea was to encrypt all of my drives. ...
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Recovering unsaved Wordpad files after Windows 8 forced reboot

I had several wordpad files open when Windows 8 did a forced reboot after an update. Strangely enough, two of them were recovered and are titled "Document (Recovered)", but the most recent one is ...
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Can I set up some sort of local, home-only “cloud computing” system - where a computer offloads some of its computational load to another?

I have a Windows 8 laptop that wheezes under the strain of just a few open youtube tabs (1.0 Ghz processor), and a Linux (Debian stable "wheezy") desktop (3.4 Ghz, 8 cores) that is mostly idle unless ...
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Windows 8 BSOD Loop after graphics driver install

Problem: After installing Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, I'll install my graphics drivers, it'll prompt me to reboot, I'll say yes (or no and manually reboot) and on operating system load I'll get a crappy ...
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Boot from CD using UEFI instead of BIOS

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P. This is my last attempt at recovering my computer, as my recovery partitions are gone and I cannot boot into my computer otherwise. I have Windows 8 x64 OEM installed. I ...
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Windows 8: Drive partition is missing

wanted to run 2 operating systems on the same laptop so downloaded manjaro ( I have windows 8). When i opened 'Gparted' (after booting manjaro) in order to partition my disk i got the message ...
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How do I use Windows MouseKeys with Modern apps?

I've enabled mouse keys in my Windows 8 installation, and I've noticed that some modern apps don't properly respond to the mouse events. For instance, the Netflix and Mint apps don't receive the ...
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ICS failing between Windows 7 host and Windows 8

I'm trying to set up a temporary connection between my laptop (running Windows 7) and my desktop (Windows 8) to allow me to access the internet on my desktop. I followed the instructions Microsoft ...
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Getting external speakers to work on HP Pavilion 400 slimline desktop [on hold]

I just got a brand new desktop PC, HP 400-314 model, and my Insignia speakers are not working at all. They are plugged into the correct jack; that being the lime green port on the back of the PC. It ...
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Trying to upgrade ndis 6.3 to 6.4 on xps 12 that originally came with windows 8 but now runs 8.1

So I bought an XPS 12 with i7, 8GB RAM, running windows 8.0 when 8 first came out. Now I want to play with miracast and need ndis 6.4 but my machine has 6.3. I have upgraded to 8.1, I have upgraded ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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windows 8 bind button to > and < mark

I am trying to rebind few buttons under windows 8.1 to get them working like they work under ubuntu. I have this layout on my laptop keyboard. I am trying to map , and . keys (1/2 buttons right from ...
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Windows 8 using 10GB of memory when I sign in

My new company laptop has 16 GB of internal memory but uses 10 GB when I just sign in and the CPU fan is always at 80%. I've not installed anything special yet and no program have started and still it ...