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

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How to unhide a .bach

I am trying to make a .bat that will for one time unhide another .bat in the same folder. The point is I am making a auto backup for a game( I have that completed) but first I want them to agree to ...
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Error: The source filename are larger than is supported by the file system. Cannot delete files. Windows 8.1

I tried changing file name but it won't change. Tried moving and deleting. Tried deleting from cmd but it won't work.
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Can't upgrade from windows 8 to windows 8.1 from windows store

I've just bought Dell 15 7537 with Windows 8. It had single partition while purchasing. So, I created three more partitions. I've also installed every updates from Windows Update. But whenever I tried ...
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The relationship between commit charge, standby lists and available physical memory?

Saw this thread but I believe it does not fully answer my question so here goes. I am on Windows 8 Enterprise, 4 Gb RAM on board, pagefile enabled. I am looking at my performance indicators and I see ...
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No sound - “This device is being used by another application…”

From time to time i keep losing audio, sometimes pulling connectors out from motherboard sockets and back in does help, sometimes even system's restart does not until it's been done twice. Disabling ...
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windows8 windows explorer automatically change its view mode to “detail” and sort by “name”

windows8 windows explorer automatically change its view mode to "detail" and sort by "name" automatically every once in a while, this happens only in my download folder which is placed in the default ...
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How to add local policy “Log on as a batch job” to Windows 8 registry via regedit?

I think it should be somewhere in HKLM/SOFTWARE/Policies/Microsoft/Windows but don't know exact path, variable and value. Please advise.
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Is there a way to limit Windows so only one user can be logged on at a time? Windows 8

Trying to limit Windows to only have one user at a time forcing the other user to log out before switching user. Have enabled the Fast Switch User to hide the switch user already but that is not ...
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How do I report vulnerabilities in Windows? [duplicate]

I have been looking for vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Windows 7, and would like to report them to Microsoft. Some are extremely important including one that compromises the user's key store ...
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Unable to shutdown windows 8

I have a problem. Since last weekend when some updates where done (and didn't finish successfully) I'm unable to shutdown my OS. Whenever I try to reboot, shutdown or hibernate, I get a blackscreen ...
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My cursor won't show up on Windows 8.1 when i use touch screen

I have Windows 8.1 with custom cursors and my normal mouse cursor (not the link select, move, or any other one) will disappear when i use touch screen (normal so far) but wont come back until i go to ...
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How to enable permissions disabled by administrator

Some time ago,I was bothered with getting notifications from Skype, the Windows 8 metro app, all the time,so I followed a tutorial on Google to completely disable app notifications. Now I want to ...
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Wlll reversing boot order in Win 8.1 provide a measure of safety when attempting dual-boot install of Ubuntu 14.04?

I am brand new here please notify me if I am not properly styling my question, thanks. I am ready to install dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 from LiveUSB but I am appalled by how many people have problems ...
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Optimizing partitions for Dual Boot install Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Windows 8.1 on HP 2000 What is current Best Practice consensus?

I intended to ask generally the current Best Practics for installing dual boot WIn 9/Ubuntu 14.04 but am narrowing it down to the partition aspect for this thread. MY SITUATION (Skip directly to ...
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How do I position my Table ? -Word 2013

How can I position my Table according to my desired one? As you can see in screenshot, when I hover over top-left corner of table, it shows + button to add more rows. Not the icon to change position ...
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How to open multiple local HTML files in Google Chrome at once?

Using Google Chrome Dev Channel on Windows, I have multiple local HTML files in one folder: And I want to open them all at once in one Google Chrome window as separate tabs: What I tried and did ...
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Windows 8: window is black or white after maximizing

Window of any program is black or white after maximizing it and the computer is very slow until the actuall view of program is drawn (it takes at least 5 seconds). This occurs after working for a long ...
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Folder named `xyz` appears under the name `Public Desktop` in Windows Explorer?

In Windows 8: I have a folder that is currently named 'unused' but the same behavior occurs with any name that I rename it to. The name appears correctly in CMD when I type dir but when I look for the ...
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License Manager for Matlab is unable to connect to the license server. License Manager Error 96

I am using Matlab R2014a. The license has been provided by the college. As soon as I launch the software, I get a following error message. I tried to ping the server addresses, and the were ...
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Can I refresh Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 media?

I bought an Windows 8 Upgrade License after it was released (April, 2012) and installed it in my computer. When Windows 8.1 was released, I received it through Windows Update. Now I'm facing the Black ...
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What should I do to prevent games from crashing?

I've looked for similar duplicates but my problem is a bit specific than others. I'll clearly explain what my problem is. When I installed Win 8, I was able to play games - Despicable Me: Minion ...
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How to turn windows 8 laptop into wifi hotspot?

I want to turn my Windows 8 Laptop into WiFi hotspot and want to use the internet in laptop through my Nokia Lumia 520. I use a USB dongle to connect my laptop to internet. I tried the thing as same ...
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windows 8 data lost while installing ubuntu 14.04

I had windows operating system. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 operating system by over writing windows 8. But I lost 5 GB of data which was very important. I tried test disk tool to recover data but ...
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What does registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wbem\CIMOM\ThrottleDrege do?

What does registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wbem\CIMOM\ThrottleDrege do? Background to this is that one of our users is experiencing abnormally slow copy of files on his Windows 8 ...
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Samsung laptop slowed down

I have a notebook NP550P5C from Samsung. It has impressive parameters: 8 GB RAM Intel i7 3610QM @ 2,3 GHz 904 GB HDD with 8 GB SSD It runs Windows 8.1 64bit. It used to be very fast but after 22 ...
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black screen on windows 8 after login + PC auto restarts when trying to F8

I was getting annoyed by my mouse kind of failing during a game, so I decided to remove the USB wireless receiver and plug it back on. My computer instantly crashed. After rebooting it by the reset ...
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Computer dies (power off) when waking from hibernate, otherwise works fine

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T520. Since last week, every wake from hibernate has failed right after the Windows 8 logo shows up. The computer simply dies (like I removed the battery, or as ...
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Why does the .exe file of a Modern App fail to run and produces an error regarding the app container?

Inside the C:\Program Files\WindowsApplications folder there are the .exe files for the Modern Apps on my PC. When I double-click on one of them, a pop-up tells me: This application can run only in ...
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How can I grant user rights to prevent my mom from installing spyware?

My mother is a schoolteacher, and has an uncanny knack for inadvertently installing spyware/adware/malware whilst surfing the internet. She has a Win8 Laptop, and needs to have access to Office for ...
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Windows 8 boot loader not loading windows 7

I was using windows 7 unlimate on my laptop.. so I think also have and another windows operating system so I downloaded windows 8.1 version from torrent. it's iso image . so after dowanload I mounted ...
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Boot option not available to boot Kali Linux (installed along side Windows 8)

i have Sony Vaio laptop with pre-installed Windows 8. I installed kali linux (in UEFI mode) alongside with windows 8. On first restart, I got both the option in the boot menu i.e., to either start ...
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Where does Windows 8's “REFRESH your PC without affecting your files” Save SKYPE Conversations and how to recover them?

Just recently "Refreshed" the PC, Sent me back to Win8... Had to upgrade back to win8.1 which took quite some time (like 7hours). Now just reinstalled Skype but it seems to be Blank... there are some ...
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Mouse turns PC on windows 8 [duplicate]

Why is my Windows 8 pc always powered on by moving mouse? same problem but cant find power management tab in the settings.
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Windows 8 is not booting up in my sony vaio laptp

Here is my problem: I have Windows 8 which came preinstalled on my laptop. My laptop is a sony vaio sve15127cnb. I tried to install kali linux on my laptop as bual boot. So I restarted my laptop ...
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Unwanted wakeup from sleep state

My Windows 8 desktop computer is behaving strangely. When I leave it in the evening, I set it to standby (or hibernate, doesn't matter). When I come back in the morning, it's on. I wrote a little ...
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Windows 8.1 transparency?

So I have two computers. Both of which are running Windows 8.1 (Version 6.3 Build 9600). The only real differences in the systems are that one is Pro, and the other is.. I'm not sure. It simply says ...
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sysgrep and CopyProfile=true not actually copying profile or seems to be doing anything in Windows 8.1

I've been trying loads of times to build a reference windows-installation on a PC, with user customizations and installed software, and then deploy it on another PC, with different hardware. This ...
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Windows explorer not opening on startup due to (0xc0000142)

My windows 8.1 computer is unable to run windows explorer on startup due to error code (0xc0000142). I am not sure if this is a virus or Comodo being stupid. We've tried to run a comodo scan, but no ...
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I closed my laptop and when I opened it the screen won't turn on at all but fans are spinning hard [closed]

Well I have a hp Pavilion 15 notebook pc that originally came with Windows 8, however I didn't really like it but was sluggish at times, then it had a problem where it would show "preparing automatic ...
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Files in 'C:/Users/Tomin Jacob' gone missing after uninstalling an application

Some minutes before I uninstalled Wise Folder from my Windows 8 system using IOBit Uninstaller. Am the admin of my system. The uninstallation took more time than usual, but I waited it to complete. ...
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How to make sure windows 8 uses all computing power for 1 process?

If I render an image in windows 8 commandline with blender/cycles my machine sometimes has a low cpu usage. The render task starts with 100% cpu usage, fall down after 2-4 hours to 25%, stays there ...
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Repairing unchangeable file? (Broken permissions.)

On my data drive I have roughly 800 files for which I have only read and execute permissions, but no others. When trying to change the permissions through the graphical "properties" interface of ...
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Why my Windows 8 laptop doesn't recognize any wireless device?

I got a HP 255 G2 Laptop and I installed windows 8 on it today because I want to dual boot it with a Linux distribution.Everything works fine,excepting the networking.It doesn't recognize any wireless ...
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Track how long any app is foreground [on hold]

I want to track which games I am playing and for how long I have played them. Is there any software that can track and keep log of how much time any of my applications are foreground?
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Standard account in Windows 8 takes too much time to reach metro screen

I have a Windows 8 system in which there is an admin and a standard account. The admin account will take only 10-20 seconds to reach the metro screen during startup. While the standard account takes ...
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How can I load startup programs without logging in during system start

Many of my startup programs do not load until I log on to my account, when the computer starts. If I set up auto login, the system is ready - and anyone who switches the comp on gets access to my ...
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Volume Automatically Mutes - Windows 8

The volume always gets automatically muted and I have to always reset it down in the task bar. This is becoming a v.big annoyance. Please help me resolve this. (Windows 8)
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My GPU temperature is too high

I have Nvidia GTX 560ti as graphic card, when I play games like Dota2, NBA, FIFA etc temperature goes to 90-99 degrees and I'm afraid it is going to damage it permanently or even damage other ...
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How to get into laptop when you cannot remember your password [duplicate]

How can you find a back door on your laptop when you cannot remember your password. My son has started having memory problems and unable to remember his password.
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IE 10 crashes on 'File Upload' when using EMET

This problem has been occurring for quite some time now for me (at least two to three weeks). Whenever I try to upload an image, IE crashes. It crashes because EMET stops an illegal operation. The ...