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

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HDD works at one laptop but doesn't on another

Th situation is as follows: Laptop Dell 14z has Win 8.1 and OSZ Vector 128GB SSD HDD. At one moment is started installing updates (Win 8.1), suddenly rebooted and couldn't boot Win successfully. ...
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Is there a “recent visited folders” in Windows Explorer?

In Windows Explorer is there any way I can have a "recent visited folders" features somehow?
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DNS Redirecting in Google Chrome

The other day we were attempting to redirect traffic in my office. We wanted to redirect YouTube, Facebook, and other similar sites back to our website. Originally the plan was to just use the Hosts ...
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External Hard Drive with no WMI info

Had some software crash for a user because it expected TotalSectors from WMI to be present for all Win32_DiskDrive's. The powershell output for it is below. I asked the user if there was something ...
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Windows 8.1 PC turns off during every other startup

My freshly installed Windows 8.1 PC turns off when I try to boot it after a normal shutdown. The next try, it boots normally - no error message. This is reproduciable. Windows fast boot is on, MSI ...
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How can I repair original windows 8 Font Types

Recently I've decided to remember good ol' times and install classic windows 98 themes: **** Sorry, I can't attach any images due to low reputation **** When I've realized all the default fonts are ...
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Bios update for Pegatron Corporation A15 motherboard

I am fighting against a problem. The problem (short version) is that when I install Windows 8.1 on my laptop, when I restart it the screen is black. I already have a post regarding this problem here. ...
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How do i establish a filezilla connection to my windows localhost?

I have downloaded Filezilla Server and FileZilla interface itself. I am having problems when trying to connect. Can you please guide me on how to precisely connect to the FileZilla server on my ...
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Windows 8.1 Automatic Maintenance - What's REALLY going on under the hood?

I have been playing around with Windows 8.1 with a view to upgrade from Windows 7. The one thing holding me back is the insane amount of Automatic Maintenance that occurs. My test: Decent PC ...
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Misleading “Couldn't mount file” message after successful mounting of removable Virtual Hard Disk that is part of Storage pool

I use two-way mirror feature of Windows 8 to regularly and transparently backup my important disks on USB drive. Size of my USB drive is much higher than size of disk to backup, so allocating whole ...
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How do I use a custom keyboard layout created with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator in Windows 8?

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Editor (MKLE) (v1.4) is not officially compatible with Windows 8. Some report that it works anyway but I cannot confirm that and there are other reports on the net that have ...
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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA crash under windows 8

Ok I know there are a couple of questions concerning this BSOD error, but hear me out please ... So, my Laptop crashed a few times and showed the error messeage mentioned in the title. Here's a ...
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Win 8 how to open “Project to a connected screen” without using Win P

how can I disable Win P as "Project to a connected screen". That means, how can I access to "Project" (Project to a connected screen) without using Win P I would like to use Win P for another ...
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Possible problems when using OneDrive as backup [on hold]

I’m going to use the automatic sync functionality of OneDrive, which is built-in into Windows 8.1, to implement a backup solution for my work files stored locally. In my understanding, ‘backup’ means ...
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Windows 8 boot from mirrored (shadow) partition on same drive

I have a configured a dual boot option of mirrored partition on two different drives of Win7 successfully in the past but cannot get it to work correctly on Win8 with one drive and two partitions and ...
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Does windows change files when file extensions are changed?

I have noticed that changing the file extension from one to another and back to the old one will make the file unusable. Why is it so ? Does changing the extension change the file contents ? Also, ...
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Are all Windows 8.1 machines compatible with Windows 8.1 Pro?

As I understand it, "Windows 8.1 Pro" is essentially "Windows 8.1" [non-pro] but with the Windows 8.1 Pro Pack installed, which adds security features among other things. Can a buyer assume that any ...
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Sites not loading on non-US OpenVPN servers

I'm trying to establish a VPN connection to both VPNBook and FreeVPN. Out of all of the servers offered by each company, I've only gotten two to work. The US one offered by VPNBook is the only one ...
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one click prevent domain users changing walpaper, time, disable lan, controll panel without group policy [on hold]

any one click registry trick to prevent domain users[windows 7] changing following things. i need to apply 30 workstation pc. our dc centralized. so i don't have access to create domain policy. i hope ...
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My laptop's screen won't turn on after restart but it will after shutdown

I just installed Windows 8.1 x64 on my Laptop and I've encountered the following problem: When I restart the laptop, the screen turns off after Windows logo shows up. Just before the "signing in..." ...
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Workaround for unsupported printers in Windows 8

My mother's old beloved printer is not supported in Windows 8 so it no longer works. Now what to do? (using Linux, OSX or any other OS is not an option - buying a new printer is the last) I was ...
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How to lookup a value within a range

I need a formula to calculate values from slab Ranges. for example columnA columnB 1-10 A 11-20 B 21-30 C 31-40 D 41-50 E 51-60 F 61-70 G 71-80 H 81-90 ...
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SSMSE version is suitable for MS SQL Server 2008 SP4 in Win 8

Can anybody know and provide the suitable version & download link of MS Management Studio for MS SQL Server 2008 SP 4 in win 8? Am downloaded the SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU and when install it ...
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estimating life of a new SSD on Windows 8 laptop [on hold]

I'm considering replacing my hard drive with an SSD in one of my Windows 8 laptops. I've heard they don't last as long as a mechanical drive. Should I just replace my SSD after 2 years? Or is there ...
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How to cancel a Windows 8 update?

I was trying to record a song on my PC and my mouse quit working so I had to restart. After I restarted my PC started updating and now it's stuck on 15% and it's taking forever. I really need to get ...
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Unknown path in my environment variables

I have a path in my Windows 8 Environment variables .bin;does this make any sense? Is it most likely a typo or typeover? I was having some issues with Chocolatey working in my Console2 and when I ...
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How many disks for Windows Raid 0?

I am setting up a new PC and have 3 identical disks. Does it make sense to stripe all three or is two sufficient? I don't really need extra space, so wondering if 3 will yield better performance ...
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Prevent Windows 8 Scanner app dumping files into c:\temp?

Whenever i use the Windows 8 Scanner app, it creates .dat files in my c:\temp\ folder. The files are created when i press the example button. I have tryed to delete the c:\temp folder before starting ...
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Services not deleted from windows service list in windows8

*I have uninstalled a service from windows service list using regedit.exe. By using that services are uninstalled. but the service is not deleted from service list. If i tried to delete/start it ...
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External hard drive returns a “The semaphore timeout period has expired.” error

I haven’t used my pretty much full 2TB external hard drive in a few months and wanted to grab some movies off it. But when I plug it into my laptop it either won’t show up in my computer or it shows ...
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Win 8.1 deleted accessory shortcuts, but still show in app list

In Win 8.1 you can go into the app menu screen (not tile start screen), then click-hold to bring up options to go to app shortcuts folder. I click on it for things like MS paint. It takes you to the ...
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How to block certain driver in Windows 8.1

So I have an UART to USB chip that I use to interface Arduino board with my PC. It's a Prolific PC2303HA device. The problem is, that Prolific dropped support for this device. Their current drivers ...
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Corrupted boot partition on a Windows disk?

I have a laptop with a faulty hard drive that was not booting. I used ddrescue to recover the whole drive to a new drive, there were quite a lot of bad sectors but less than 1mb in total. I ran ...
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How can I deliberately create and echo in my headset's microphone? [on hold]

As odd as it may seem, I actually want someone I'm communicating with via VoIP (namely Skype) to hear what I'm hearing out of my headset's speakers. Is there a program that will allow me to do this ...
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How to add Google Drive to the Windows Explorer Sidebar

Is there a way to add Google Drive to this sidebar not like a shortcut, but pretty much like how OneDrive is? I know there's a Google Drive link in the favorites, but is there a way to expand this ...
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Windows 8 projection will jump from duplicate display to extended-Why?

My computer, Lenovo notebook, when connected to an overhead projector will jump from duplicate setting to extended and takes away the presentation. Very frustrating for when you are teaching a group. ...
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How to open a new browser window on a different screen?

I am using Window 8 with 2 screens main screen for Window is the right one. On the left screen I have Google Chrome browser window open. When use short-cut CRTL + N a new window is open on the left ...
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issue: bootcamp - windows 8 - fusion drive 1TB

I have an iMac 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 1TB Fusion drive since early January this year. I have added 2 extra 4Gb of memory bringing it to 4x4. I installed Windows 8 without any issue back ...
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Who has the rights to shutdown a Windows machine remotely?

The question is about the shutdown command with /m \\MACHINE switch, which can be used to shut down (reboot, sleep etc.) a Windows machine remotely. In my case I'm dealing with a local home network ...
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windows 8 laptop wakes from sleep while lid closed

I am having issues with my windows 8.1 laptop waking from sleep while the lid is closed. I keep it in a sleeve which keeps the lid closed tight. It seemed as though the slightest bump can cause it to ...
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How do I enable DMA on a SATA controller?

I don't see any section "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" in device manager: What does this mean? and Can I know on which devices DMA can be enabled?
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Missing WIndows 8 entry in Grub2

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10418271/ I am install Ubuntu alongside Windows8. 1) Should I setup UEFI or legacy support in BIOS setting 2) I used boot-repair but Windows entry is not showing up.
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High CPU using while dragging with brush tool in photoshop cc [on hold]

This problem is happening while i am using my brush tool in photoshop cc. So you will be clear, please see the video i captured on youtube ...
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your pc is offline [duplicate]

i use windows 8.1 whenever i try to sign into my laptop this error shows up " your pc is offline. Please sign in with the last password used on this P C. " I recently switched from my local account to ...
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Windows 8, Remove Admin Account with Guest without elevated permissions

I called to tech support in my internet service, because they help to recover or solve some problems when we forget password in Windows 8 sessions, but the problem now is that the technician created ...
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Loud Hum from Mobo audio AND usb outboard audio unit.

hi i've just got a new very expensive custom workstation computer from Fry's. ive got an asus x99 motherboard in it. i set up my Focusrite Sapphire USB 6 to my brand new KRK 10 subwoofer connected to ...
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How to delete Wi-Fi password on shutdown?

I use a wireless network on my Windows 7 and 8. The problem is that I don't want to store the password I entered so I need to know if there is any method to delete saved passwords every time I ...
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How to access Windows 8 on another hard drive?

I have two hard drives on this computer. I used to dual boot Windows 8 and Windows 7, each separated by physical drive. Windows 8 was my primary OS. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (overriding the ...
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How to bypass router access control?

For the past month, me and my father have been having a friendly war about the internet in my household. Basically, after 9:30 at night, he turns off my internet, by setting a schedule that stops a ...
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Turn off Wi-Fi scanning on Windows 8

A Windows 8 tablet keeps scanning for Wi-Fi networks even though it's already connected to a preferred one. I can see some other networks appearing and disappearing in the connectivity area on the ...