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

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Can my MacbookAir run Windows 8?

I want to run Windows 8 on my MacbookAir. But I'm pretty bad with computers and everything so I can't really figure out if I need the 32 or 64 bit version of Windows 8? Any help would be appreciated! ...
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Windows 8 freezes when killing “Metro” apps

Often after I use certain Windows 8 (formerly "Metro") apps, usually about a day later, I notice a marked drop in available RAM over what I was expecting. Since I am running Virtual Machines that ...
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My cursor randomly moves to a specific location on my laptop

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop with Windows 8.1. At random times, the cursor moves from where ever it is to a spot about 1 inch above the start button on the laptop screen. This is when my laptop ...
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non-recoverable hard drive. will windows 8 install from BIOS on a blank hard drive?

I've searched but haven't been able to find the answer to what I feel is a simple question... so here goes: My hard drive on my windows 8 equipped Lenovo laptop died. I've no way to make a bootable ...
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Can't Bridge Windows 8 Ethernet and Wireless Adapter

I'm trying to bridge my Windows 8 laptop's wired and wireless adapters so I can get internet on an older computer (not that old it's running Windows 7 Ultimate). I did this before a while back but now ...
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Windows 8 Keyboards stopped working

I have no idea what happened, but now none of my keyboards are working. I have an HP PS/2 keyboard that I use on my computer. A couple of minutes ago I stepped away from my computer and when I came ...
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The autorun.exe and setup.exe dont startup on windows 8, how can i make it work

im trying to install a game by an .iso file. I mounted this file in Daemon tools lite but nothing happend. So i went to the directory and manually clicked first the Autorun.exe and lateron the ...
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Sound Loss on Windows 8 Laptop

My windows 8 laptop will not play sound, when returning to the laptop after a period of time, without having to shut down and restart the system. In trying to to trouble shoot I get a message that ...
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Converted External 3TB WD Mybook Essential to an internal drive, but it's not visible in disk management

My external hard-drive (WD MyBook Essential) stopped working a couple months ago (via USB) so I decided to take it apart and try to make it an internal drive. At first the drive was visible... I ...
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Windows 7 Pro with Windows 8.1 Pro license?

The company I work for will be replacing a group of computers with new. With the pending return of the normal start menu, I'd like to start looking to Windows 8.1 as a viable OS option for the ...
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Is there any way to get the name of a printer that used to be connected to a Windows computer?

I have Windows 8, and I used to have a printer connected to it. I loved it, but it broke, so now I'm trying to buy a new one, but I forgot to take down the model of it before it was thrown away. I ...
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Enable guest user not working

I would like to activethe guest user in cmd : Invité = Guest (I'm french), using Guest return an error. net user Invité /active:yes I've got "The command completed successfully" but my guest user ...
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Search-and-go in Windows CMD

I know that for file search on Windows CMD one can use the following command: dir /S /P "PATH/FILENAME" Is there an easy way to go straight to the result directory. For example, the requested file ...
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How to delete IDMShellExt64.dll and IDMShellExt64.dll from windows8<

i have uninstalled idm, then i tried to delete its folder from program files x86, most of the files were deleted but these 2 files are still running, when i delete them it says it is open in windows ...
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Why on Windows 8 if I click right button using the mouse the system freeze?

I have a very strange problem using Windows 8. Suddenly when I select a file\folder icon and I perform the right click using the mouse (to copy\paste, delte or other operations) it only show the ...
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Blank Desktop (No Icons) after Windows Update

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. When I start it, the desktop is black. There are no icons and I can't right click on the desktop. I can right click the taskbar, or I can do the windows button + r to get ...
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computer shows two internet connections

I've recently purchased a new laptop and have noticed that my home network connection sometimes shows up twice and it never did that before. I'm just not sure if it's my new laptop with Windows 8 or ...
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Should a scheduled task remain in the “Running” state?

I'm new to using the task scheduler and I'm using it to run a batch file provided online when the computer boots. I r-clicked it and told it to run. It did and all is fine, but the Status of the task ...
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Socket vs Surface CPU temperature for AMD

I looked through 5-10 different suggested questions here and they all dealt with Intel CPUs, and I happen to have an AMD FX 8100 series 8 core CPU. I have also looked through several google results ...
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Windows 8 HP Laptop is stuck on mute

Ever since I ran an automatic update a few days ago on my Windows 8 HP Envy dV6, my computer will not play sound. The speaker button in the bottom corner says it's muted, but even when I adjust the ...
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How can I find the advanced settings in my sound properties?

For some reason I can't reach the advanced settings in my audio properties I don't see the option. The only options I see are: general, levels and a third one I have a problem with the sound ...
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Skype disable spellchecking windows

I fail to turn spellcheck off in skype (version 6.18.59.105). I'm using Windows 8 on PC, and instead of that build-in skype app, i use the "normal one", the one that looks like this: (I want to ...
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AMD Graphics Drivers not available for Windows 8?

I'm trying to upgrade the OpenGL driver from 1.1 to 2.0 (or the latest version). I'm currently using this page to select the appropiate download, but when choosing Integrated Motherboard Graphics > ...
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Delete or move OEM partition on ASUS laptop

I bought an ASUS laptop (S550C) and I was planning to install Linux alongside Windows 8 (Win8 comes preinstalled) in dual-boot. The laptop has two hard drives and they come partitioned in the ...
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Can Windows 7/8 System Image Recovery be used to clone a PC to different hardware?

Using the System Image Recovery option in Windows 7 & 8 (as detailed here for Win8, and here for Win8.1) is it possible to create a system image on one machine, and restore it to another machine, ...
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SSD with 64bit windows 8.1 won't boot when put in older computer

I wanted to demonstrate to my friends the impact a faster disk can have on overall performance, but on some of these older computers (they do have 64 bit processors and sata ports however) the boot ...
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Hard Drive locked by Windows 8

After some hardware chances in my PC, Windows (8.1) won loadmafter the 'Repairing tour system' screen. I hace tried to Access the hard drive from other operating systems (Windows and Linux), with ...
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Can't play audio files on Windows 8

I am trying to play mp3 files on my windows 8 laptop. For some reason they are not being played on any player. I can see the following error in Windows media player: Windows Media Player ...
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Is there a way to stop Windows 8.1 from trapping my mouse cursor when moving between screens?

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1, and immediately I notice that unless I deliberately wind up and "slam" my mouse cursor against the edges of my screens, it gets stuck on the last pixel before crossing. ...
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What is using my sound card?

A couple weeks ago my speakers stopped working. When I reboot, they work perfectly. But eventually some mysterious, and I suspect nefarious, piece of software takes control. (On a related note, ...
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How to recover corrupted c drive in windows 8?

I have been troubled by this problem for month. Once the OS starts, or several minutes after its starting, disk C will become unavailable and I can no longer do any read or write operation in C disk, ...
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Safe boot on Windows 8 tablet - touch screen doesn't work

I am having issues with Windows 8 Update. I went into msconfig and turned on safe boot. After restarting, the touch screen no longer responds. How do I get out of safe boot or log in ON A TABLET ...
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How do I remap the OneKey Recovery button on my Lenovo Y510p laptop?

I have recently bought a Lenovo Y510p laptop which comes with a button just adjacent to the power port. This button runs the "OneKey Recovery.exe" file in the directory C:\Program Files\Lenovo\OneKey ...
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Windows 8.1 Multiple Monitors - Prevent Applications from changing Monitors

I have 3 monitors hooked up to my computer. OK, technically one is a TV while the other two are monitors. I previously had Windows Vista for a long time and hated it, so I recently switched to Windows ...
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Windows 8 - Prevent Transparent Windows when Hovering

Say you have several windows open. Maybe like 4 different Internet Explorer pages with several tabs in each IE window. You know how the icons are grouped on the taskbar, like one icon for similar ...
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Sound Volume no longer working on Windows 8

I have Windows 8 laptop on Dell 15R and sound suddenly stopped working. I even tried this tutorial, but no luck ...
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Streaming Video Often Not Playing On Windows 8

I'm having an issue that started happening a few days ago. On my MSI GE70 2OE laptop, streaming video has been giving me some issues. It's been mostly hit/miss with whether Netflix or Youtube will ...
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How do I use dual monitors for one image?

I have a dual monitor set up. But I can't figure out how to put one image across both of them. Like if I want to watch a youtube video, it will only display on one screen instead of stretching across ...
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Why does Windows 8 application search no longer match substrings?

When I first installed Windows 8, I could start an app by hitting the Windows key once to bring up the Start screen, and then typing a substring of the app's name. At some point since then, the ...
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Windows 8 Desktop PC goes haywire after unlocking

My PC will lock itself after a period of not being used. After I input my password and unlock it, clicking shortcuts will either open the application multiple times or open the system 32 folder. ...
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My Desktop Icons are Magically Moving

I'm tired of the desktop icons moving when I turn on my computer. I've unchecked "Auto-arrange icons" and "Allow themes to change desktop icons" (as suggested by a google search), but the problem ...
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How to set “Current folder” by default on search?

Instead of "All subfolders" in windows 8 for desktop.
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Backup new Windows 8.1 system after upgrading from Windows 8

I have this HP Ultrabook which came with Windows 8 pre-installed. It had (OS)C:\ and (RECOVERY)D:\ Partitions. Now since I have upgraded to windows 8.1. The D:\ RECOVERY partition doesn't make any ...
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Access User X private data as adminstrator

My girlfriends Laptop died a few days ago, now I'm on it to rescue her data. So I put her HDD as slave on my WIN 8 pc. Now is the problem she has all her needed data in her users folder. How may I ...
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Windows 8.1 black screen with mouse, cant acces task manager or safe mode

I am using Windows 8.1 (as an upgrade from 8). Yesterday I had to boot in safe mode through msconfig, but when my PC restarted, the Windows logo screen went black with only the cursor on the screen. I ...
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Windows 8 play no sound

I'm using Acer Aspire V3 with Windows 8. Today, my laptop is unable to play any sound either from my iTunes or Youtube. I have try troubleshooting it myself by checking the drivers and it seems to be ...
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Sony Vaio Windows 8 freezing during boot, Repair itself unsuccessfully, change in OS worked temporarily

I am using my 4 years old sony vaio E series laptop. I got my motherboard changed last year and the old recovery disk dont work now. I was using WIN 7 until yesterday when the computer froze. I ...
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RDP from Windows 8 to older Windows

My problem is simple. From my computer (Windows 8 Entreprise N), i want to manage some servers (Windows 2003 and Windows 2008). I use Windows+R and Windows+E everytime. Since i change my computer to ...
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Using new computer with Windows 8. How to import pics?

How can one import pics from Android phone to computer using Windows 8?
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Windows Keeps Losing Wireless Printer - Needs To Be Re-Added Every Day

I have a wireless network with a number of laptops and a Deskjet 2540 wireless printer. The laptops are running Windows 7 with one of them running Windows 8. The wireless modem is a Netgear. If I, ...