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

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Metro Apps crashing Windows 8 - corrupt windows files?

I have Windows 8. (Not 8.1) Metro apps won't open, i.e. Mail, Photos, Weather, Games, Sport, Bing, Travel, Skype... Windows Store works until installing an app, to which I get the error message ...
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Change text size greyed out in Windows 8.1 - how do I make the UI larger

I have just got a brand new 8" 1280x720 tablet but I found that the text size is too small. I entered PC Settings -> PC and devices -> Display but the "change the size of application, text and other ...
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One of the usb port still has power

My laptop runs windows 8 and has 2 USB 3.0. port. One day, when I shut down my laptop, I forgot to take off my USB modem. But the USB modem light is still blinking. I tried to move it to the other ...
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Is there a windows 8 equivalent to NTRights that ACTUALLY WORKS?

I'm trying to give myself the right to log on as a service so I can install a database server as a service. To do that I need the "Log on as a service" advanced privilege because apparently being an ...
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How can I stop my UHD screen from warping non UHD aware programs?

I have a Lenovo T540p with a UHD screen it resolution is 3K. I am having an issue where not all of the software I run is UHD aware or capable at this time. Most notably VMware Player and few others. ...
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Install windows on external disk

I have a laptop (Zenbook UX32LN) with ElementaryOS system on it. I want to install Windows 8.1 on external usb HDD for gaming purposes - is it possible without interference in my linux installation? ...
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Windows 8.1: Keep remote monitors/displays off during RDP

In the mornings, I leave my user account logged into my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop. My monitors power off a few minutes before I leave my home. Later, I RDP to that PC using the same username.. which ...
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Why Windows Apps not opening and Windows Doesn't Remember Anything About the Settings?

Recently, it has been seen that whenever I open any Windows App, it doesn't open and instead minimizes on my PC with NO icon at all! And when I click to that in the taskbar, it maximizes with just the ...
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Hyper-V Wireless Bridge Disappears After Sleep

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on a MacBook Pro via bootcamp. I've setup a Hyper-V for a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM. For networking I've setup a Hyper-V External Switch to my wifi, which creates a ...
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Getting Windows 8 Back Onto a PC Whereon Windows 7 Has Been Installed

First, the following summary is a bit of history that will explain why this unusual request (ref. topic title) is being submitted with the hope of receiving your solution instructions. A Windows 8 ...
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Swap Windows and Linux hard drives

Following situation: I have a laptop with a SSD and a HDD in it. Windows 8.1 is installed on the SSD The HDD holds a data partition Some weeks ago is tried to work with Linux an installed it at ...
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Making Android device appear as a drive in Windows 8

I have an Android device (Asus Memo 8) that appears correctly as a 'Device' in Windows 8. The issue being that I want it to mount as a 'Drive' so that I can reference it directly by name eg. D:\ ...
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How can I elevate my cmd prompt using the the cmd line

I follow this script "runas /profile /user:administrator\administrator cmd"and when it prompts me for my password it always says that it is incorrect even though i am spelling it correctly. help ...
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Removed language package and Windows 8.1 doesn't start again

I was trying to change my windows display language. I used the instructions in this link How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? Now my computer doesn't ...
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How to change default rectangle border thickness in MS Paint [duplicate]

When I open MS Paint (Win 8), the default border thickness is set to the thickness depicted in the picture. Is there a way to change the default rectangle border thickness?
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InstallShield Application Updater

isupdate.exe InstallShield Application Updater how to stop this app? This app consuming lot of net, because of this i am not able to load pages in browsers. In task manager whenever I try to do end ...
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Windows 8, keyboard mouse stopped working

My keyboard mouse no longer responds necessitating that I use an external mouse. I can not find the setting to turn it back on. How can I re-activate this feature?
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Sony Vaio laptop boots automatically on opening the lid

I have a sony vaio ESeries laptop with Windows 8. I have currently disabled the hybrid mode provided in Windows 8. The problem is, even though I shutdown my laptop, as soon as I open the lid of my ...
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Permanently disabling touchscreen from Windows in a cross-operating system way

I have a laptop that came with Windows 8.1. The touchscreen was broken, and now randomly taps on one side of the screen; as this takes over the cursor, the laptop becomes unusable when the touchscreen ...
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Word 2010 Appearance in Windows 8

I installed Word 2010 from a legitimate source using my own product key, however there seems to be an issue with the appearance. There's some sort of weird box over the drop down menu and the shadow ...
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Windows 8 desktop constantly pressing “\” key

I have no idea where to ask or to turn. But this is a doozie. :) One of my computers has Windows 8. Recently, the person using it complained that wherever she would click in a field or place that ...
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PS/2 keyboard stopped working

I have a Rosewill PS/2 mechanical keyboard on my main PC, used it for a little over a year now. Every so often, for seemingly no reason Windows would stop recognizing the keyboard. This while computer ...
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Are these Microsoft Updates Just Unneeded Windows Updates to Develop, Market, Promote, and Install Windows 10? [on hold]

Normally, I recommend that Windows users install most Microsoft updates. From what I can tell, this may no longer be good advice. There seems to be now FOUR (4) different updates, all of which ...
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How to search on-page with Internet Explorer in Windows 8 on a touch device?

I neither have an external keyboard nor is the virtual keyboard available in the browser. As well, if I try to use the charms bar and choose "Search" in Internet Explorer, a new Bing tab is opened ...
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Windows 8 HDMI Second screen not letting me set resolution to 1600x900 [duplicate]

I have a Hitachi TV which on HDMI input uses the resolution 1600x900. However, when I plug in my TV with HDMI, Windows automatically sets a resolution for me and only gives me 2 choices when trying to ...
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Watch TV shows so that I can continue where I left off [on hold]

I have several TV shows or series on my harddrive such that folder one contains all of the West Wing TV series and folder two contains all of the Simpsons TV shows and folder three contains all of the ...
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Laptop running too slow lately

I bought my laptop in late 2013 with the following configuration: Motherboard / model: NP-530U3C Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz RAM: 4GB DDR3 Hard drive: 500 GB 5400 RPM + 24GB SSD OS: ...
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Change path of offline files Windows 7 and Windows 8

Our user My Documents folders are stored on a server and mapped via group policy. We just replaced a server in one of our offices and it has a different name than the old server. Users who have ...
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Any way to secure Win8 credential manager

I am kind of irritated after finding out that all web-credentials in the Windows credential manager can be read (including passwords!) with two lines from an unelevated powershell prompt. Is there a ...
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SSD with Bitlocker not booting after CMOS being cleared

I have a HP Envy with Windows 8 installed on a SSD. The drive is encrypted with BitLocker. Today, I disassembled my laptop to clean the fans. After putting it back together and turning it on, I got a ...
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Username is just email on Windows

When I created my account on my computer, I chose to link it to my Microsoft account. My username (user directory name, other stuff too) is #####_000 where ##### is the first five letters of my email ...
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What happened to the delete button on Outlook new email notification popups in Windows 8? [duplicate]

In Windows 7, the new email notification that appears near the Windows taskbar (near running tasks section) contains an "X" that allows you to immediately delete an email message from the ...
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How do I Install Windows 8 or 10 on Surface Pro while Ubuntu is already installed?

I recently picked up old Surface Pro (1) back up from the many boxes in my bedroom. I had previously installed Ubuntu on it about a year ago because the Windows 8 installation somehow became ...
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Windows 8 search can't find folder [duplicate]

How to force the windows SEARCH to FIND ALL FOLDERS, containing "test" part? This is demonstration, how it is not working: 8 folders only 7 folders What is wrong or how to correctly input the ...
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Can I edit an Windows installation ISO file to have 3rd party installation files on it? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 ISO file. What I want to do is modify it so where whenever I install Windows, it has programs like Skype or Avast and those install along with the OS so I don't have to go through ...
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Can I delete EFI partition? [closed]

I have an OEM laptop, a Gateway ne52214u. Well I tried deleting temp files using Find Junk Files (has been recommended on Bleeping Computer so I trust it.) Normally this program works for me. But ...
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Windows 8.1 fails to boot after Linux Mint 17.1 install

My brother wants to move to Linux, so he installed it on his second HDD. The second HDD was the boot sector drive, but Windows and all the data was on the first HDD. After installing, Linux would ...
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Are there any Metro Internet Explorer command-line options?

IApplicationActivationManager::ActivateForProtocol works fine but only takes one parameter that has to be a URL. ActivateApplication(..., L"-private http://example.com", ...) does not work. The ...
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How can I determine whether the disk read and write speeds on Windows 8 task manager are normal?

On Task Manager, when I start a heavy application and monitor its start on Task Manager, my disk's read and write speeds remain between 1MB/s and 2MB/s with some peaks at 10MB/s in rare cases. ...
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When MS offers a UPDATE choice between [x64 System] and [blank] are they talking about OS or CPU bits

When planning to install a UPDATE to repair a conflict the Microsoft knowledge base offers a choice of two types. Notably one intended [for x64-based system] and the other a generic [] this is CPU ...
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Data usage: wudfhost.exe sending a lot of data to a local IP adrress

I installed GlassWire the other day to monitor excess web traffic. I noticed though that the Windows service "c:\windows\system32\wudfhost.exe" which is the "Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode ...
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Internet speed spiking/going extremely slow on my pc for on ethernet for no reason?

guys my connection is spiking like crazy and only on my pc, it's been happening for days now and i have no clue why, on win8 and win10 speedtests like this when usually its something like this ...
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Refresh windows 8 drive is locked

I gave up when trying to restore my windows 8.1 pro. I used recover -> refresh feature in windows 8.1 FYI, my laptop use OEM license, but unfortunately, my OEM partition's gone. But I've created my ...
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How to enable audio output via HDMI from HD 6850?

I have an HD 6850 connected to 32" LCD TV via HDMI. The video is ok, but there's no sound. AMD HDMI OUTPUT is set as default but doesn't do anything. When I right-click and click on Test Windows shows ...
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How to make a back up boot-able Windows ISO

I want to learn how to make a back up copy of my Windows boot-able ISO. I purchased my computers used and have no DVD installation disk. Every video or Google search result I have read seems to skip ...
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Install windows on unallocated space (without formatting rest of partitions)

Situation: I had 2hdd, one was used for OS, the other was just storage divided in several partition. OS hdd was removed, so now I have pc without OS and data that I do not want to loose. ...
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Disappearing program thumbnail on taskbar

I have a problem - when I hover mouse on icon of program/folder in taskbar, then the thumbnail shows, and when I hover mouse on the thumbnail, all that program's thumbnail disappears, and current ...
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Windows 8 partition safe to delete

I'm fairly new to Windows since XP. After Windows XP, I happily moved to Linux. Now, I'm back and am looking to dual boot a new Windows 8 machine and am a little disoriented on the new partition ...
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Need access to hibernating Windows 8/8.1 system to remove viruses

User allowed someone claiming to be a Microsoft employee to remote control his machine. It has to be windows 8/8.1 as it is stuck in hibernation and his password does not work. Have deleted ...
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Windows 8.1 found directory [duplicate]

I am running the latest version of Windows 8.1. I have 5 directory on my root of C:\ that are named found.000 to found.004. I believe these directory appeared after my system crashed some time ago ...